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Squiers Manor B&B

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

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For romantic moments in Victorian elegance, step inside Squiers Manor Bed and Breakfast. This beautiful 1882 Queen Anne brick mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features rich woodwork of walnut, cherry, oak and butternut and even a grand stairway made of walnut and butternut, all of which has been returned to its past splendor. Each room is decorated in period decor and furnished with outstanding Victorian antiques throughout. Squiers Manor also boasts modern conveniences like single and double jacuzzis, and in-room telephone, TV, and coffee. Your evening is topped off with an elegant dessert served by candlelight in the dining room. There the hostess will share the history and stories of the home and the area. Squiers Manor 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

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Weekend away

4.2 on January 30, 2015

Enjoyed the tour of the home and the history lesson. Breakfast was very good and we enjoyed your company while we ate.

Great Package

5 on November 09, 2014

Stayed in the J.E. Squiers Room for our 44th anniversary the first part of Oct. What a great place to stay, the rooms were more than expected and the overall weekend was great. Don't forget the food was excellent just like home can not wait to go back

Lives up to all the wonderful things I'd read and heard

5 on October 13, 2014

If you are in the Maquoketa or the surrounding Dubuque area, this is a wonderful place to stay. I'm usually a hotel person but decided to take the recommendation of others and book a room at Squiers Manor for my Maquoketa stay. I received a warm welcome and tour of the historic landmark. Innkeeper Kathy made me feel right at ease and checked with me about my schedule and needs. I most definitely recommend the candlelight dessert. There were at least 5 - 6 items to choose from that night. Breakfast was also just unbelievable. It was served on china with fresh fruit salad, homemade breakfast bread, egg casserole, seasoned potatoes and items from the manor garden. My room was beautiful and very comfy. I stayed in "Opals Parlor", lots of light and plenty of room, although the bathroom was a wee bit on the small side. Other rooms have large baths and jetted tubs so you have that choice. I would most definitely return to Squiers Manor if I'm in the area again.

Love put into property and it shows

5 on September 27, 2014

Kathy and Virl and put years of love, decorating and attention into this property. It reflects an authentic Victorian atmosphere and it great fun to visit and experience another time. Walks around the neighborhood are also enjoyable. Good food, good conversation and well worth a reservation.

Life Just Off the Mississippi

5 on September 08, 2014

We originally stayed years ago for an Anniversary. My wife who grew up in Maquoketa and I came back from Chicago in late July for our 35th Anniversary weekend in the Bridal Suite and were joined at the Manor by her sister and twin daughters from California. We enjoyed the hospitality, history, beauty, and breakfast so much that we came back last weekend and met friends from Des Moines for for a boating day on the Mississippi. Hats off to Virl and Kathy! Guests are treated like family. Converstations between former strangers at breakfast are great. We'll be back often when visiting my wife's folks.

Great place to stay!

5 on August 25, 2014

We had a wonderful room and breakfast was delicious!

Mini Cave Vacation

5 on August 08, 2014

You think you are just checking in & going off to your room, but not when it comes to staying at the Squiers get the history on the house...Our guide was Peggy & she was wonderful! Later that evening we meet Kathy & Virl & they made us feel like family! What a wonderful welcome we received & the conversations were like we knew each other for ever....You wont go hungry with the enormous,elegant & delicious breakfast....also there is Candlelight dessert where we meet some other guest & had wonderful conversations with.....Kathy & Virl really go above & beyond your typical B&B.....hope to visit them again soon.

10 Year Anniversary

4.8 on July 30, 2014

Our accommodations were beautiful, affordable, comfortable, and educational. The staff was helpful and kind. We left (reluctantly!) feeling like family. We had a wonderful time at Squire's Manor and would definitely recommend it!

Comfortable stay and delicious food

4.6 on July 28, 2014

We celebrated our 23rd anniversary with our stay at Squiers Manor and a concert in a town near-by. The rooms are very clean and beautifully decorated. Virl and Kathy are personable and made us feel at home. They served a delicious breakfast. We would definitely plan to stay there again if we had the opportunity. Tom and Carol

Lovely 1882 Mansion

4.6 on July 25, 2014

Delicious breakfasts and lovely setting in 1882 brick mansion with period furniture.

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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: $160 - $160

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

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: $90 - $90

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

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: $80 - $80

Nightly Rate: $80 - $80

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: $80 - $80

Nightly Rate: $80 - $80

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: $110 - $110

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

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: $80 - $80

Nightly Rate: $80 - $80

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: $160 - $160

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

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: $195 - $195

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195


Location Type

Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Banowetz Antique Mall in Maquoketa., Old City Hall Art Gallery, Costello's Old Mill Gallery, Maquoketa Caves State Park, 61 Drive-In Theater, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Library, 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, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, antiques, historic sites, nature areas, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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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. If cancellation occurs within the specified number of days and we are unable to re-book your room your charge card will be processed.



Virl & Kathy Banowetz

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About the innkeepers

Antique collecting, travel,

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  • Time Served: 9am Sat-Sun 7:30-9 weekdays
  • Serving Location: Suites delivered to room., Breakfast for rooms served in 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



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

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