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Thornton House B&B

Lansing, IA 52151 USA (Show map)
4.7
11 Reviews
$95 - $150
per night

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About

Enjoy spacious and comfortable accommodations in a historic, Italianate mansion within walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants and The Mississippi River. Our rooms feature seating with couches and/or club chairs, wifi, private bathrooms and air conditioning. A great feature is that no room shares a common wall with another bedroom so you can expect a relaxing stay! Our breakfasts feature a gourmet main dish with fruits, baked goods and yogurts. Come and explore our scenic river town location in NE Iowa with panoramic bluff top vistas and winding roads along the legendary Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge.

Rooms & Rates

The Grand Suite

The Grand Room is tastefully decorated with a four poster queen sized bed with canopy, couch, whirlpool tub (with hand nozzle) and a large private veranda with wicker seating -perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views of the town below and bluffs beyond. Room amenities include luggage racks, air conditioning, bath robes, hair dryer, cable TV with DVD player, two large windows that offer views of the town below.

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

Green Room

The Green Room features a queen sized poster bed, love seat, walk-in closet, wireless internet, air conditioning, cable TV with DVD player and bath robes. The Green Room is a sunny room with two large windows and views of the bluffs that surround Lansing.

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

The Peach Room

The Peach Room features a queen sized sleigh bed, air conditioning, large sofa, walk-in closet, wireless internet, cable TV, bath robes. The views to the west highlight the town below with the bluffs as a backdrop and the view north faces an historic old limestone rock building and Mt. Hosmer beyond.

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

The Double Suite

The Double Suite is the perfect accommodation for larger groups with the privacy of your own wing of the house to enjoy! The Double Suite consists of 2 separate bedrooms connected with an adjoining door. Each bedroom has air conditioning, a four poster bed and one room has sitting chairs and coffee table. The two rooms share a connected bathroom with shower and hairdryer as well as a full size washer and dryer for exclusive use of Double Suite guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.6

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Hidden Gem in the Land Where Eagles Soar!

5 on July 02, 2014

I recently traveled to Lansing, Iowa, to visit friends that reside in a beautiful summer home overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. This area of Iowa and this quaint community offer travelers a gorgeous, tranquil, summer getaway. Having never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast before, I was apprehensive. But the Thornton House and its gorgeous, impeccably clean, comfy rooms, accompanied with tasty, unique breakfasts, and the tremendous eye for detail made for an unforgettable stay. Most importantly, the owners do not get in your way. They provide such a positive experience, but they also give you the necessary space and privacy, too. While I know I will stay in hotels again, I will consider a B&B from now on thanks to my experience at Thornton House. I am keenly aware that not every B&B will be as well run as the Thornton House, but it was a breath of fresh air to see how well one can operate. I know this! I will return again to Lansing this October for anti her visit. I already have a reservation at Thornton House. I encourage all travelers to experience this area of Iowa and this hidden gem in Lansing, Iowa. I assure you Frank and Steve will see to your every need with the utmost professionalism. Give yourself a treat and enjoy the Thornton House.


Beautiful B & B with Wonderful Hospitality

5 on July 08, 2013

We stayed at Thornton House B & B and loved it. It's loaded with so much history and Steve and Frank are such great hosts. The bedrooms and baths are large, comfortable and immaculate. The breakfast is buffet style with tasty options. We love to stay there whenever we are in the area.


August

4.0 on August 12, 2010

It was an excellent time spent with my wife celebrating her birthday.


Very Enjoyable Stay

5 on July 28, 2010

The B&B was immaculate and the rooms are large for an older home. Great food and lots of great history and stories from the innkeeper made it fun!


Our Stay at Thornton House

4.4 on April 26, 2010

We had the opportunity to stay at Thornton House twice. This was our first experience at a B. & B. The first time, we stayed at the house. Everything was outstanding, from the rooms to the service. We also thought the price was fair. The second time we stayed, there was a quilt retreat going on the same time as us going back to Lansing, Iowa. We were offered the cottage. We thought the price for the cottage was a bit high, ($50) more then staying at the main house. Especially, during the recession. We did enjoy our stay at the cottage. There was no food at the cottage, but we were invited to the main house for breakfast. We also liked talking with Frank, the Innkeeper. As an interior designer, the rooms were all tastfully decorated. You could tell that the innkeepers went above and beyond making sure that our stay at Thorton House/and cottage was met with our comfort in mind! Would we go back there? You better believe we would!!! Our ratings reflect our second stay. Cindy and John


Wonderful

5 on February 06, 2009

The Thornton House just so exceeded our expectations. There just weren't any negatives at all. As soon as we walked through the front door we experienced this incredible welcoming warmth and it only got better. If you are headed anywhere in this direction don't miss this wonderful experience. We will be back again and again.


Engagement night

4.6 on January 19, 2009

We would recommend this B&B to anyone. Tasha and Dan


The "Ultimate" in Cleanliness

4.0 on November 25, 2008

We have a home on the river in Lansing and suggest to all our visitors an experience at Thorton House. It might be a cliche' but several of our friends say "you could eat off the floors" it is so clean and seasonably decorated. Stop and visit Steve and Frank BEFORE you stay if you have any doubts. It is such a charming place.


Oh So Good Homemade Jam

5 on October 08, 2008

Thornton House hospitality was outstanding. Home made jams are oh so good. Thanks for making our trip with our Aunt & Uncle one we will all remember.


Trip to Remember

5 on August 25, 2008

Arrived by boat and was picked up by our host. We had a wonderful stay. Very clean and the hospitality was outstanding. We had the downstairs room with the outside screened in porch, how quaint. Recommend this B & B and hopefully we will get back. Thanks for making our trip with our good friends, one to remember! Chuck and Sharon Bellevue Ia.


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Small town

Airport

Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge, 3 minute walk to shops and restaurants, 10 minute walk to the Mississippi River, 5 minute (steep) walk up to Mt. Hosmer Park, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Movie library, Telephone, Videos , Starbucks coffee on demand in the pantry

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge (eagles++), 10 minute walk to the Mississippi River (scenic), walking distance to Mt. Hosmer Park (great views), View Lansing's historic stone buildings, Stocked trout stream within 2 miles.., Morel mushroom hunting in the spring.., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Children over 12 welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One day
  • Cancellations: $50 charge if canceled 2 weeks prior to your stay. If canceling within 2 weeks of your stay, we have to re-rent the rooms before refunding your deposit less the $50 cancel fee. If the rooms do not re-rent the deposit is forfeited. See website for policy details.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Frank Ebersold

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Thornton House is full of items procured from world travels as well as local antique markets. I also enjoy searching for the ultimate treasure in local flea markets!

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8am-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Grand Rm. guests can dine on their private veranda, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

, Gluten free on request


Signature Dish

Fresh scones with our home made jam..
We often make homemade scones which are perfect with our handmade line of jams and preserves. Apricot with Vanilla bean jam is our most popular jam and is delicious with a warm-from-the-oven buttermilk scone. Additionally, we serve a main dish, fresh fruit with coffee, tea and orange juice. Please come hungry!


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