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Mont Rest Bed & Breakfast

300 Spring St , Bellevue, IA 52031 USA (Show map)
12 Reviews
$149 - $199
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From the moment you walk through the door Mont Rest transports you back to a lost era of grace and beauty. This historic Inn is Iowa's most luxurious bed and breakfast. Built in 1893, Mont rest is nestled halfway up a 9 acre wooded bluff overlooking one of the most panoramic views of the mighty Mississippi River. Sit in a rocker on the front porch and watch eagles catch fish from the Mississippi. We're the perfect setting for a Honeymoon, Anniversary, or just a get away weekend, and are located near two of the largest gambling boats on the Mississippi.

Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Room

All of our Deluxe Rooms ($149) feature queen beds,telephones, internet access, cable TV, VCR, private bathrooms, heated towel bars, Turtle Wear robes, hair dryers, fresh flowers, and imported chocolates. Most have seasonal working fireplace, Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages are available in our main floor kitchen, and we offer such services as in-room therapeutic massage and reflexology.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149-$149

Premium Room

All of our Premium Rooms ($179) feature queen or king beds,telephones,internet access, cable TV, VCR, working fireplace, heated towel bars, Turtle Wear robes, hair dryers, fresh flowers, and imported chocolates. Most have whirlpool bathtubs. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages are available in our main floor kitchen, and we offer such services as in-room therapeutic massage and reflexology.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179-$179

Luxury Room

All of our Luxury Rooms ($199) feature queen beds,Telephones, Internet Access, Cable TV, VCR, heated towel bars, Turtle Wear robes, hair dryers, fresh flowers, and imported chocolates. Most have a working fireplace and whirlpool bathtubs, Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages are available in our main floor kitchen, and we offer such services as in-room therapeutic massage and reflexology.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199-$199

The S.L. Baker Room

If you like turn of the century oak furniture, you'll love the quartersawn mantled fireplace houses fantastic Art Nouveax ceramic tiles. The oak two-person whirlpool bath sits under large stained glass windows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bridget's French Roses

This room has a stately king size four poster canopy bed which evokes fantasy and romance, fireplace, and 2 person whirlpool tub. The wallpaper is authentic hand printed-paper lovingly reproduced the same way it would have been a century ago.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Bellevue Room

This large suite is done in high Victorian style with a fancy walnut carved queen size bed, a deep wall marbled dresser and lovely antique lamps in both late Victorian and Art Nouveux style. An ornate Victorian working fireplace and and 2 person whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Angelic Tower

Originally built as a gambling room in the late 1800's. Today it is a guest bedroom that has nothing short of a spectacular view of the Mississippi River. The bedroom set features a queen size antique white iron bed, and a double shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Great River Room

As the name implies, the view from one of its three oversized windows is nothing short of spectacular. The room is done in walnut Eastlake style furnishings, with a queen size four-poster bed, working fireplace, and 2 person whirlpool tub. The room is done in golds, blues and is a favorite of guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ginny's Woodland View

Eastlake, cozy and masculine are all words that describe this wonderful room at the top of the back oak stairwell. Done in forest greens and gold, this room's charm will enchant you. This room has a working fireplace and the bathroom has a two-person whirlpool.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Private Room

Wonderfully oversized with a working antique slate fireplace, oak rimmed Victorian soaking tub and shower enclosure, brass king size bed and a beveled glass window that literally spays rainbows all over the bedroom in the afternoon.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Hideaway

Located on the ground floor just off of dining room, this room is perfect for people who are not fond of stairs. This room has a queen size bed and a 2 person whirlpool bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Carriage House Room

The room is done in a delightful Victorian "waterside" cottage motif. In bright lemon off-white and dusty blues of the sun and the moon. A queen size iron bed, 2 person whirlpool tub and a wonderful Eastlake feel surrounds you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Eagle's Nest Room

Done in rich teals and dusty raspberries this room is elegant, fun and romantic. A queen bed, beautiful antiques, 2 person whirlpool tub, and working fireplace add to the charm of the Eagle's Nest Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Boardwalk Suite

The Boardwalk Suite is decorated in English romantic motif: has a breakfast area for two, refrigerator,and beautiful gingerbread trimmed settee area, working fireplace, and 2 person whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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5 on January 04, 2013


Super Fantastic~ :)

5 on August 28, 2011

This was my second stay at a Bed & Breakfast. The owner & staff couldn't have been anymore super in all that they did. Food, delicious! Yummmm The antiques, WOW! History of the place, unreal. I had a fun time celebrating with my friends my birthday & theirs! We all have the same birthdate. Just alittle difference in years... So, the three of us gals try to plan a birthday trip sometime in the Spring time because of the weather in Nov. when our real birthdays are. We had alot of laughs with the owner & staff. They work their fannies off for their guests. It's amazing how they make it all look effortless. Listening to the history of the home was very a delight to hear , from the owner who took time telling us about all the rebuilding, etc... and answered our endless questions. Our package deal was a girlfriends weekend pajama party. We also had a massage there. The gal had just the right touch in relaxing us. There was also a cooking class that was offered too that was fun. Garnishes that you make and eat also~ They showed us how to make Choc. Truffles~ OH double yummmm.... It was a fun activity, the massage relaxing, meals superb, and staff very personable. We went shopping in Galena, Ill. one day and then came back to the Bed & Breakfast to sleep in each of our own tastefully decorated bedrooms. Alot of charm at this place. I'd recommend it highly. They really work at making your stay great. Thanks gals~ Lynn (One of Sharon's friends who booked the place for us 3) Thanks also Natalie for sending my phone charger to me that I forgot to pack when leaving. You gals are special.

Let yourself go and have a good time

4.6 on May 09, 2011

My husband and I just spent a wonderful get-a-way evening at Mont Rest. We participated in the Murder Mystery and had a great time. This was our first time at a B&B and we was both pleasantly surprised at the warm welcome we received (also the warm chocolate chip cookies awaiting our arrival were great). It is a relaxed environment with great views of the Mississippi River from the rooms. There was an overlook area on the roof that offered a hot tub with spectacular views of the valley and the Mississippi River. We met the other people who participated in the Murder Mystery over appetizers and drinks. As we learned of the characters we could play, Naomi helped us pick out our costumes for our roles, then adding props to accentuate our character we played, we all laughed and had fun all through the evening. The food was fantastic and all made on sight. The evening meal was made to order for each person . The deserts were outstanding. The morning breakfast was served family style - everything was delicious including the homemade pastries.. We can’t say enough about Chris, Owner/Chef, Naomi, Manager/vibrant & fun loving, & Brice, wait staff/quick & witty, and all the other behind the scenes persons who made this an enjoyable and relaxing stay.. Next time we will stay longer and enjoy more of the offerings of the Mont Rest B&B.

The Best I've ever stayed at.... AMAZING

5 on May 05, 2011

Our stay was nothing short of magical. This Bed and Breakfast sets a new standard from the personal attention to detail to making you appreciate history and nature with all the conveniences of this century. We've stayed at dozens and dozens of Bed and Breakfasts and Inns over the years and this one is light years ahead of the rest. The same owner (a bit of a character with great stories) has been running this establishment for over a quarter of a century . She and her staff are truly professionals at what they do and it shows . If you want to see breathtaking views, feel really welcome , have great food, this is the place for you. Best Wishes.PS Make sure you take your swimsuit to sit on top of the Inn looking at an unspoiled view of the Mississippi River. The beds were comfortable , the bed linens top drawer and the breakfast was the best I've ever had ANYWHERE EVER. Working fireplaces, Jacuzzi and oversized beds just begin to tell the story. Ham in a "clove reduction glaze" to the quiche to the homemade pastries to real Cappuccino it was great! Go stay there for a great experience. t

remarkable re-build

4.8 on December 04, 2010

This grand place offers much more than one would expect from the location. (Bellevue is coming back but local attractions are limited) Though, sadly, the original mansion burned, the reconstructed facility preserved the historic character while also adding modern amenities. It's a fascinating building to explore, with lots of interesting decorative pieces and collections. The owner's stories are worth the lengthy presentation. Breakfast was truly gourmet. Can recommend without reservation.

Calm and romantic getaway!

4.8 on November 03, 2010

I absolutely loved Mont Rest. The staff was so nice and accommodating. I have travel a lot and I have never received service like this. Naomi was super friendly and definitely helpful when we needed directions to get around the area. My boyfriend liked it too. I have always thought of bed and breakfast as something man just agree to go to to make us happy but he totally loved the place. The breakfast was superb. In all I had such a great time that I sent my parents to celebrate their 35th anniversary the following weekend!

Outstanding Experience

5 on October 30, 2010

This was a wonderful experience for my wife and myself. From the moment we entered the Mont Rest, we were welcomed and the views from our room were breathtaking of the Mississippi River. We visited with guests from four different states and we were one of two couples that had not been to Mont Rest. Our room was furnished with beautiful antiques. We had a fun Trivial Pursuit game. The breakfasts were excellent and generous. We took advantage of a dinner. It too was excellent and reasonably priced. We highly recommend it.

One of the Best!

4.8 on October 12, 2010

We stayed here in 2005 for our anniversary. We go to a bed and breakfast every year and this one has always been one of our favorites! The history and atmosphere is great! The host was awesome! The food very good and the views were perfect!

A great place to get away!

4.6 on September 11, 2010

I was not sure what to expect as this is my first experience at a genuine B&B and I was very pleasantly surprised by what a great time we had. The public areas are clean, comfortable and feel like a "home." Bed was very comforatble and the whirlpool tub was a great treat! The best part of the stay was the service and hospitality provided by the Innkeepers and their staff. From good food to great conversation, they quickly became a big part of our trip...we'll be back!


4.0 on August 29, 2009

R.I.P. (What a great Murder Mystery Fun with an energetic unique staff inside the B&B) You can relax, enjoy the delcious homebaked treats that are placed inside the adorable kitchen area for all guests to try. We received a bountiful fresh display of cheeses, fruits and wine in our room that overlooked the gorgeous area. Walks along the River were absolutely breathtaking and then dined at the newly decorated Mont Rest on the River restaurant that has the most romantic beautiful garden area this side of Italy. Thank you so much for such a great place to come and we look forward to each return.

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Location Type

Mississippi River views , Small town


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 20 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Horsebackriding, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Radio, Secretarial services, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Antique store, Gift Shop, Massuese, Hot Tub, Cooking Seminars, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited No smoking in house.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: October and Holiday Weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: full amount at the time of reservation
  • Cancellations: Mont Rest Cancellation Policy (Strictly Enforced): You may cancel up to 30 days ahead of your scheduled arrival with no penalty. We will reschedule you for another date as you desire and as long as there is available space that day. If an emergency should arise and you have to cancel inside the 30 day cancellation period, please call us and we will try to resale your reservation. If we resale your reservation, you will be allowed to reschedule on a space available basis. If we are unable to resale your reservation, you will be held responsible for your reservation. You are welcome to reserve up to one year in advance. Please note the expiration date on your certificate. Due to limited space and the great demand for our rooms, we regret we cannot honor expired certificates.



Christine, Naomi

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Christine Zraick majored in fine arts/oil painting in college. She was president of Chicago Son Writers Guild, former model and had a folk rock band in the late 70's. She has taken performing workshops at Second City in Chicago. An Antiquer for years, Christine has owned stores selling fine Victorian antiques. A former Vice President and one of the founders of the IBBIA. And Boy! Can this girl cook.

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  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details Diamond Collection

  • Nightly Rate $149 - $199
  • Reviews (12) 4.7
300 Spring St , Bellevue, IA 52031 USA (Show map)

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