The Pryor House

802 Center Street , Shelby, IA 51570 USA (Show map)


The Pryor House was built in 1893 and loving restored in 2011 by Tom & Pat Honeywell. Prior to it's restoration, the house was home to local teachers. Owned by the local school district it was called The Teacherage. When you step through the front door you step back to a time of elegance, grace and beauty,--a time of being waited on hand and foot. Guests enjoy the same services at the Pryor House Bed & Breakfast today. Enjoy a long soak in high back tubs, a siesta in the hammock in the garden, the beauty of the flower beds surrounding the patio. Curl up in front of a fireplace or in a reading nook with a good book or just take a nap and enjoy the peace and quiet of small town Iowa. If you are feeling energetic, borrow a bicycle and ride the local trail--perhaps take along a good book or a picnic lunch to eat at Pingle's Wood. We feature Wi-Fi, cable TV/VCR/DVD, on-site bicycles, movies, and books for guests enjoyment.


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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.0
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Pryor house SW Iowa October 20158

4.4 on October 30, 2015

Great little get away with plenty to do on the area. Excellent hosts and great service

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Rooms & Rates

Bragg Suite

The suite features a beautiful Victorian fireplace in the sitting room along with a sofa hide-a-bed for extra sleeping space.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

Nancy's Nook

Nancy's Nook named after Pat's high school office education teacher, Nancy Secor, features a high-backed slipper tub with a hand-held shower and claw feet; and a large built-in vanity in the bath. If guests want a walk-in shower one is available across the hall.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Ernie's Attic

This is a large suite available only for groups or special occasions. It features two queen beds, a queen sofa sleeper, several reading nooks, TV/VCR/DVD, sitting room and ensuite with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field) 30 miles

Directions to property:

One mile north of Exit 34 on I-80, turn left at town clock, look for sign on left at top of street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, We are within 30 miles of all Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro area attractions, yet offer the quiet of a small town., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Bike rental, Clothes dryer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Workout facility , Small weddings are welcome. Workout facility within walking distance across backyard.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Activities are all off sight. Bicycles on-site for riding trail., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: TBA
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes no cribs available
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets must be kept in guest's kennel on front porch
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: 48 hour cancellation required. If less one night will be charged to your card.



Tom & Pat Honeywell

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Tom & Pat are both retired. Tom, a former roofer, enjoys lawn work and fishing & hunting. Pat enjoys reading, embroidery, family time & baking. We both enjoy foreign travel and cultures.

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  • Time Served: 7:30-10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Patio, weather permitting, Dining Room