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.
5 on September 30, 2014
An absolutely beautiful home on a quiet street within a block of downtown Lansing. The host was so accommodating and friendly - as well as an amazing chef! This B&B is ranked at the top of all the B&B's I've stayed in - and my list is extensive. I would urge you to stay at the Thornton House if you ever have occasion to be in Lansing - or better yet, make an occasion! I love this B&B at the base of Mt. Hosmer, among the river hills and the tall bluffs that overlook the Mississippi River!
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.
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.
4.0 on August 12, 2010
It was an excellent time spent with my wife celebrating her birthday.
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!
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
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.
4.6 on January 19, 2009
We would recommend this B&B to anyone. Tasha and Dan
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.
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.
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.
Nightly Rate: $0 - $140
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.
Nightly Rate: $95 - $95
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.
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.
Nightly Rate: $0 - $140
Countryside, Small town
Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare)
Highway 35 (Wisconsin River Road) to the Lansing bridge, make a left after going over the bridge and continue to Main St, make a right and continue to 5th St, make another right and go 500 ft. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org om for more specific directions from your destination.
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
Bed and Breakfast
Movie library, Telephone, Videos , Starbucks coffee on demand in the pantry
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
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
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!
, Gluten free on request
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!