Squiers Manor B&B

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


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.



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

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.

Very pleasant experience

5 on September 06, 2015

We had a very enjoyable stay in this very charming lovely old home. Our room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was superb, with many dishes made from fresh produce grown in the back yard.

Outstanding Hosts

4.8 on August 23, 2015

We paid a little more than we had hoped to, but we certainly got what we paid for. The room, service, and food far exceeded our expectations. Wish the hosts were younger so we could count on them running the business for another 20 years.

Incredible, Relaxing Experience!

5 on August 18, 2015

I have had only one other experience with a B&B that was, shall we say, less than stellar. My experience at Squires Manor was even better than expected! Kathy is an amazing baker/cook/hostess. She and Virl were so welcoming, it was like staying with friends by the time we left. The house is beautiful, rooms immaculate, comfortable, and stocked with amenities that rival any hotel. The manor and neighborhood make you feel as if you're in a movie set of "the good old days." I enjoyed my stay and will definitely return. I highly, highly recommend Squires Manor to anyone.

August 1, 2015

5 on August 09, 2015

We stayed in Harriet Squiers room and it was beautiful. Had a wonderful breakfast the next morning. Met some really nice people who were also staying at the B&B. The owners were very nice and knowledgeable about the history of the house. Looking forward to staying here again.

Home Away From Home

5 on July 08, 2015

We have been staying at the Manor since 2007 - Every July - on our way home from the AG Benefit Sale in Middleton. Virl & Kathy are super... You could not ask for better hosts, the BEST food ...wonderful atmosphere, fabulous home..I could go on and on... A MUST..put this on your bucket list. Will be there again the 19th of July and can't wait... cbest.....KcMo

Frequent Guest and by far my favorite place to stay!

5 on May 29, 2015

I have stayed quite a few times and wouldn't stay anywhere else when coming back to Maquoketa. Virl and Kathy have always made me feel like one of the family; even from my first stay. I'm planning on staying two different times in June and can't wait! Thank you Virl and Kathy for all you do!

Fabulous spot

5 on May 24, 2015

Excellent food and service, awesome food and incredible hosts with Virl and Kathy. We are celebrating our anniversary this weekend and could not have picked a better spot. Beautiful home with all the amenities you need. We will definitely be back. Dave & Louanna Miller, Monticello, IL.

Wonderful night away!

5 on April 30, 2015

My husband and I received a night away as a gift from a dear friend who honeymooned at Squire's Manor. It was our first B & B and were not sure what to expect. It felt as though we were just visiting friends. Everyone was so welcoming. The house is a beautiful piece of history with such attention to detail. The evening desserts were delicious as was the morning meal. What a refreshing weekend!

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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


Location Type

Rural, Small town, Wine country


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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  • 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.



Virl & Kathy Banowetz

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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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  • 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