Lamp Post Inn and Gallery

424 Main St. , McGregor, IA 52157 USA (Show map)


Welcome to the Lamp Post Inn & Art Gallery, a completely unique experience that transports you back to an era of Victorian elegance and charm by the scenic Mississippi River. You will find original woodwork, hardware, stained and leaded glass windows and many other architectural details that make this house a special place to visit. Our Inn is also home to a beautiful art gallery which showcases some of the best local artists. Innkeepers, Ramona and Dorrance, invite you to share their home located in the historic district of Main Street in beautiful McGregor, Iowa. After your days' activities, relax on the front porch, enjoy the sun in the backyard or browse in our art gallery.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Felt right at home

4.4 on March 16, 2016

The new owner Patty is friendly and gracious, the beds were comfortable, the breakfast was outstanding we felt like right at home. We love craftsman homes and the short walk to shopping makes this a great place to stay. I would recommend staying here and intend to soon.

A great stay!

4.2 on October 14, 2014

Had a wonderful time at this b&b. Ramona and Dorrance took great care of us!


4.6 on July 23, 2013

It was a great first experience with a B&B...comfortable bed...good breakfast...Great hosts! It was easy to make ourservles at home. Only minor complaint is I did not get a response to a phone call when I had a quick question prior to our arrival. However, we would definitely recommend to others.

Lamp post inn

4.8 on June 19, 2013

Very comfortable bed, quiet room, excellent hearty breakfasts.

A trip though McGregor

4.8 on December 12, 2012

This was not the ideal time to visit McGregor as some of the businesses were closed for a shorter season. Our innkeeper was very nice and the stay was comfortable. This is a very good value also. I would stay here again if I'm every in McGregor overnight.

Just like home!

4.6 on August 04, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Lamp Post Inn. Ramona made us feel as if we were family. We will recommend this inn to others!


5 on July 12, 2012

We were able to get a room with short notice at the Lamp Post Inn. Everything about the stay was great! We would go back again:)

Friendly, cozy atmosphere!

4.2 on July 05, 2012

The hosts made us feel very welcome at their Bed and Breakfast. Very nice innkeepers, great breakfasts and outstanding value. I highly recommend a stay at the Lamp Post Inn and Gallery!

A weekender

5 on May 11, 2012

Excellent hosts, loved the company of the dogs, very accommodating hosts, etc. etc. etc. Will definately return, hopefully next year for the 7th PDC 1/2 marathon!

Great place

4.0 on October 26, 2011

Our stay at the Lamp Post Inn was most pleasant. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in the beautiful 100 year old house. The bed and room were really comfortable. Also the hostess was very pleasant and the breakfast was really delicious. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us on our trip to Wisconsin. We would definately return next year on our summer trip.

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Rooms & Rates

The Schoolhouse Room

This spacious room offers a beautiful spacious suite with a private bath with shower. Enjoy your relaxing time in this perfect suite for family or friends. This room with sleep up to 4 with the sleeper couch. All room come with a full breakfast in the morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Butler's Quaters

Snuggle into the double bed in this unique, cozy room. Reserve the Butler's Quarters with the Schoolhouse Room, the Riverside Room or by itself. All rooms come with a full breakfast in the morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

The Riverside Room

Our most popular room features a whirlpool bath, a queen size bed and an adjoining private bath. All rooms come with a full breakfast in the morning.

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

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Small town


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 65 miles

Directions to property:

On Business Highway 18 on Main Street of McGregor Iowa. Located on the west end across from the Methodist church on the End of McGregor's Classic Main Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Effigy Mounds National Monument, Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge, Pikes Peak State Park (IA), Spook Cave, Yellow River State Forest (IA), Wyalusing State Park (WI), Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Gift Shop, Art Gallery

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Antique shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of the rate listed for the length of your stay.
  • Cancellations: Canceling less than 2 weeks before your reservation, you will be charged for your 50% deposit. A reservation may be secured by cash/check or credit card.



Patrice Bauman

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Ramona and Dorrance, innkeepers and long-time residents of the area, can help you find exactly what you are looking for in this beautiful, scenic area. If you have stayed with Carol and David Scott, please let us know as they are friends of ours. Carol and David still live locally and love chatting with former guests from the bed and breakfast they owned in the late 1990s.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Patio, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free