Spacious and comfortable accommodations in a historic, Italianate mansion within walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants and The Mississippi River. Located on the side of forested and quiet Mt. Hosmer, your stay will be comfortable and relaxing. We offer a help-yourself full breakfast in the dining room, private bathrooms for all rooms, extended cable and wireless internet to stay in touch (if you want!). Our close proximity to The River (Mississippi Wildlife Refuge) is fantastic for fishing, sightseeing and boating. Additionally, we are also booking the Thornton House Cottage located a stone's throw from The River. Our location in NE Iowa is very scenic with panoramic blufftop vistas and winding roads along the Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge. Thornton House is on the side of Mt. Hosmer in a small River Town rich with historical buildings -many which are stone. Come and Discover the 1000' ft bluffs of the scenic Upper Mississippi wildlife refuge!
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.
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.
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.
he Cottage is located one mile from Thornton House on the Mississippi River and was built in 1872- the same year the railroad came to Lansing which also runs along the riverfront. The Cottage offers fantastic main channel Mississippi River views of all of the boating and tow barge traffic (and the occasional sternwheeler) and accommodates up to four. It is equipped with a full kitchen, one bathroom with shower, air conditioning, dining room and 2 bedrooms.
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.
Countryside, Small town
Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, 3 minute walk to shops and restaurants, 10 minute walk to the Mississippi River, Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge, 5 minute (steep) walk up to Mt. Hosmer Park, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, 10 minute walk to the Mississippi River (scenic), walking distance to Mt. Hosmer Park (great views), Morel mushroom hunting in the spring.., Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge (eagles++), Stocked trout stream within 2 miles.., View Lansing's historic stone buildings, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
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, 10 minute walk to the Mississippi River (scenic), walking distance to Mt. Hosmer Park (great views), Morel mushroom hunting in the spring.., Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge (eagles++), Stocked trout stream within 2 miles.., View Lansing's historic stone buildings, 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!
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!