Squiers Manor B&B

418 West Pleasant St. , Maquoketa, IA 52060 USA (Show map)

About

Once you enter Squiers Manor Bed & Breakfast you will feel transported to another era, when life was simpler yet elegant, and genuine hospitality was the golden rule. Squiers Manor is a 5 Star Inn that is an architecturally original 1882 Victorian Mansion. Your experience at Squiers Manor includes beautiful antique décor, a choice of homemade desserts, served each evening by candlelight in the elegant dining room and a full country gourmet breakfast in the morning, where we cater to your dietary needs. Squiers Manor features 3 suites and 5 guest rooms, each with queen and/or king size beds, private baths with single & double Jacuzzis, television, in-room coffee and hair dryers. Squiers Manor, listed on The National Register of Historic Places, is located in the Heartland where people are famous for Midwestern hospitality and friendliness. Let the staff at Squiers Manor pamper you. At Squiers Manor Bed and Breakfast, our goal is to exceed your expectations.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful way to relax and enjoy a beautiful stately home.

5 on April 04, 2016

My Mother and I, along with my Sister-In-Law and Brother had an enchanting stay at Squires Manor. The rooms are cozy and filled with beautiful antiques. Virl and Kathy were very welcoming and the food was terrific. You won't be disappointed if you stay at the beautiful home.


Best B & B in the Midwest

4.8 on March 13, 2016

My wife and I stayed for two nights to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. From the friendly welcome with Peggy to the enjoyable candlelight desserts with Kathy and Virl, Squiers Manor is the best B & B we've stayed in yet. The home is gorgeous AND comfortable, while Virl and Kathy are two amazing human beings. Their generosity, hospitality, and engaging conversation set Squiers Manor apart as one of the best B & B's in the Midwest.

Innkeeper Response
Hello and thank you for the review. Virl & I are always love conversing with our guests. We often to learn about another occupation we knew nothing about, and sometimes are transported to another part of the country or world. In your case we learned about both. Thank YOU for the "engaging" conversation. We wish you many more Happy Anniversaries.


Great honeymoon spot

5 on March 04, 2016

My husband an i spent our honeymoon in the ballroom sweet. It was great an we've been looking for a reason to come back. The food is great, the owner is great. We had her pick our wine an it was AMAZING.


A precious gem to be appreciated!

5 on November 19, 2015

My wife surprised me on my 60th birthday celebration by booking two nights in the quiet Midwestern town of Maquoketa, Iowa where an elegant and fully restored Queen Anne Victorian Mansion houses a Bed and Breakfast of epoch splendor and “World Class” 5 Star Service! Filled with a complete array of period antiques, welcoming homey atmosphere, spotlessly clean, and staffed by friendly, caring owners for whom attention to detail, customized diets, European dining, and a candlelight dessert is a lifestyle; not simply an occupation. Kathy is up at dawn and creating culinary, country delights which are hallmarks of her amazing, gourmet breakfasts featuring seasonal variations, many from their garden (tasty homemade juices, breads, and desserts are breathtaking) with a thoughtful eye to those with dietary challenges. Each room has a unique theme and blends historical furnishings with modern amenities, including central air and daily maid service. Most have single or double Jacuzzi tubs for the weary travelers who appreciate the modern comfort of this delightful farming town. From wineries to antiques, to fairground racing and county fairs, this destination makes for a stay you will never wish to forget! My wife was delighted at the bottle of Aloe Vera thoughtfully provided in our room. “I would have never thought to pack it, but who would not find it a handy”. Even the bath salts are provided, since they only ask that you refrain from the use of bubble bath in the Jacuzzis. “It tends to gum up the plumbing”, we were told. We will make this our definite lodging of choice the next time we are in the Jackson County area! We highly recommend Squiers Manor to those who wish to treat themselves to the elegance of a more relaxing time!


Wonderful weekend

5 on November 15, 2015

We came with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay. Lots of fun outings close to the Inn. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the food was superb. We will return and recommend to our friends.


Victorian Excellence at a Great Price

5 on November 02, 2015

We have stayed at Squiers Manor before and keep coming back for the great hospitality and value. We enjoy antiques and the home and period furnishings continue to amaze us. Will return again.


Best Yet!!!!

5 on October 25, 2015

We stayed here for a weekend getaway. We have stayed at many bed & breakfasts and this is the best yet. The house seems to be perfectly restored to the original condition. The owner has decorated with period correct furnishings. The entire home is immaculate and the room we stayed in was so clean. We had a tour of the entire home and loved it. The breakfast in the morning and desserts served at 8 in the evening exceeded our expectations. Excellent food. The owner and other ladies working there are the best. Thank you for a perfect weekend. We will definitely go back!!


Great experience

5 on September 27, 2015

My wife and I recently (25SEP15) stayed at Squire's Manor for two nights. We had a great experience. Kathy and Virl are outstanding hosts and the accommodations were excellent. Not to mention the breakfast, which was out of this world. Great place to stay and well worth the very reasonable rates.


Back in time

4.8 on September 16, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Manor for two nights recently in the bridal suite. It was like walking back in time and so beautifully decorated. The food was wonderful and Kathy and Virl were such excellent hosts. I would recommend staying here and hope to stay here again.


What a find!

5 on September 09, 2015

Did a random pick on the internet and this is second to none compared to other B&B's we have stayed in. Immaculate, furnishings true to the era, and meeting new friends was a bonus. The town itself has a rich history of culture one would not expect.


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Rooms & Rates

J. Mitchell Bridal Suite

The Jennie Mitchell Bridal Suite is named for daughter of J.E. and Harriet Squiers. One window facing the east overlooking the manor yard. Queen-size Victorian brass bed with lace curtain wings and inlaid mother-of-pearl; whirlpool tub for two in bathroom with separate shower. Suite has an adjoining sitting room with a working fireplace, a baby grand piano and five windows, one overlooking the welcoming front porch and the other four windows form a rectangular bay. Breakfast can be delivered to your suite if you choose.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

Opal's Parlor

Named for Opal Golden, long-time resident of Squiers Manor when it previously was an apartment house. This room features a queen-size Victorian 2-piece marble-top bedroom set and a conversation area in a rectangular bay formed by four windows. A fifth window faces south overlooking the manor yard. Bath features Swiss shower (shower head and body spray).

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Beulah Stephens Room

Named for daughter of J.E. and Harriet Squiers. One window facing east to view the early-morning sunrise. Antique queen-size mahogany bed with carved birds and flowers which is original to the house; also a twin-size four poster bed; bathroom features single whirlpool tub and shower unit and original marble sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $89 - $89

Harriet Squiers Room

Named for wife of J.E. Squiers this spacious room is located in the front of the house. Three windows form a bay facing south overlooking the manor yard. American Federal queen-size four-poster mahogany bed; bathroom has shower only.

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

Nightly Rate: $89 - $89

J.E. Squiers Room

Named for the original owner of the home. Two windows facing west and south. Queen-size three-piece matching butternut bedroom set; elegant bath includes dark green Verde marble floor, corner whirlpool for two, separate corner shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

Maid's Chamber

Two windows facing west to watch the beautiful Iowa sunsets. Country decor with queen-size pine four poster bed and a twin bed; bathroom features single whirlpool tub and shower unit.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $89 - $89

The Loft Suite

This three-level 500 square-foot, exposed brick suite, decorated in pine and wicker, is warmed by a Ben Franklin-style electric stove. This suite features a 6' x 4' jacuzzi and lots of indirect lighting for a romantic getaway. In the morning a gourmet breakfast can be delivered to your room.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

The Ballroom Suite

Decorated in oak and country pine antiques, this spectacular 1,100 square-foot suite features a sitting area under a 24-foot cathedral ceiling, exposed brick, a reading nook, a breakfast nook equipped with a refrigerator and microwave, a king-size bed and a 6' x 4' jacuzzi. The futon in the sitting area folds down to a full size bed. An antique stove converted with a gas log, also adds ambiance to this suite. Breakfast can be delivered to your room in the morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

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Location

Location Type

Rural, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Hwy 61 at exit 158, turn east onto Hwy. 64 (Platt St.) Turn right on to S. Prospect St. in Maquoketa, go 1 half block and turn left into the parking area, on the S. Prospect St. side of the house. Squiers Manor is located on the corner of W. Pleasant St. and S. Prospect St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Rose Frantzen Old City Hall Art Gallery, Maquoketa Caves State Park, 61 Drive-In Theater, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , 3 Suites have double whirlpools & fireplaces, 2 rooms with showers only, 1 room double whirlpool, 3 Suites can have breakfast served in suite, 2 rooms single whirlpools

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, antiques, historic sites, art galleries, wineries, nature areas.

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking in-house, smoking is allowed outside on grounds.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Local kennel available, No pets allowed in Squiers Manor
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Charge card number and expiration date to guarentee reservation.
  • Cancellations: 7 Days Sunday through Thursday; 14 Days Friday and Saturday; 30 Days Holidays and Holiday Weekends; 60 Days for parties booking the entire house or a large block of rooms.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Virl & Kathy Banowetz

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Antique collecting, traveling, sharing stories of the past and history of the home and area. We love hosting our guests and meeting new friends.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9am Sat-Sun 7:30-9 weekdays
  • Serving Location: Suites may be served in room., Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Seafood Quiche
Seafood Quiche is a delicate quiche made with shrimp, crabmeat,whitefish and a blend of cheeses


Recipes