The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful Queen Anne style Victorian home. In the summer months guests gather on the front porch to lounge in the white wicker furniture or swing on the cushioned porch swing. In winter they play the piano in the front parlor or read by the fire in the central parlor. We serve a gourmet breakfast of fresh fruit, an egg dish such as mushroom quiche, meat (perhaps glazed sausages), and warm breads including Irish Soda Bread fresh from the griddle. Arrington's Journal for 2004 named Carriage House Bed and Breakfast under the heading of"Best in the Midwest".
5 on June 21, 2011
We have stayed at The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast several times over the last four years while our son was a student at Grinnell College. We always had excellent service, beautiful and well-appointed rooms, and superb breakfast. In addition, the conversations at breakfast were always memorable - the guest and Dorothy are lovely - friendly without being overbearing. Can't recommend this B & B enough- even though our son has graduated, we may have to make a few more visits there, just to stay at The Carriage House again.
4.8 on April 29, 2011
May be the best breakfast I have ever had! Great old house. Nice people, close to the college. Yes, we will stay there again.
4.0 on March 10, 2010
Three nights at The Carriage House (3/4 - 3/6/2010) and it was all good! Rooms are spacious and most include private baths. The Direct TV in the room was a pleasant surprise. Easy walk to campus. Our Grinnell College alumni group of six (on-campus to plan a reunion) was very comfortable at The Carriage House. Great breakfast too! :)
5 on March 10, 2010
I slept great here. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms a nice size, and the showers hot. Dorothy made wonderful breakfast two days in a row and I felt very comfortable in the main parlor just hanging out. Thanks for the great stay.
5 on September 25, 2009
This was our third visit to the Carriage House. We are originally from this area so whenever we come back to Iowa, we always stay here. The hosts, Dorothy & Ray Spriggs are great. They are very cordial & helpful but not intrusive. We have always stayed in the Windsor Room. It is large with King size bed and large private bath. A lovely old Victorian home beautifully decorated & clean. Dorothy fixes wonderful, tasteful breakfasts every morning. The price is right and I am sure if you stay here, it will be beyond your expectations. Jack & Evelyn, Anaheim, Ca.
4.8 on March 30, 2009
My husband and I stayed at The Carriage House to break up a long roadtrip. It was a delightful experience. Ray and Dorothy are wonderful hosts, and Dorothy's breakfasts are delightful. We will definitely stay again when passing through.
5 on March 19, 2009
Excellent location, phenomenal service, delicious breakfasts, charming atmosphere, superb! Beautiful decor, proprietor is kind, flexible, considerate, lovely! A most pleasurable stay always!
4.8 on February 04, 2009
Quaint, cozy, warm, beautiful breakfast, and very charming proprietors. If you're visiting Grinnell College, this should absolutely be your first choice for accomodations!
5 on December 30, 2008
We stayed at the Carriage House when visiting Grinnell College with our daughter for accepted students weekend. We were very comfortable and truly enjoyed our stay. Most memorable was the breakfast where we enjoyed the chance to meet and interact with many other Grinnell parents and alums. One word of advice if you want to stay here: plan well in advance and make your reservations early as possible as we have subsequently found it difficult to get in.
4.8 on November 10, 2008
My glimpse of my daughter's college life was made comfortable and hospitable from the backdrop of the carriage house B&B.
Countryside, Downtown, Small town
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
Board games, CD player, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, VCR
Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, College, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental
Ray and Dorothy Spriggs
Hostess is Irish. Host is Welch/Irish. Hobbies include: cooking, trying new recipes, restoring and maintaining property & gardening. Like to read, travel and shop for antiques.
Vegetarian , Diet
Irish Soda Bread
Baked fresh on the griddle every morning and served with butter and home made jam.