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
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great Stay

4.8 on September 11, 2017

This was the first time we stayed at a b&b - what a great experience. Kathy was extremely friendly and the house and rooms are absolutely beautiful. We stayed in the Ballroom suite, this room was fantastic - we will definitely be back.


Great stay

4.8 on August 23, 2017

I stayed one night with my daughter after dropping my son at ISU. The house is gorgeous. The owners were very nice and gave us a tour. They made us feel at home. Hiked at Maquoketa caves nearby, that was great also. Plan on visiting again.


Charming and amazing guest services

5 on August 07, 2017

First time at a bed and breakfast and hopefully not the last time for me to visit the Squier Manor. Thank you Kathy, Virl, and staff for your hospitality. If your looking for a charming bed and breakfast in the area with amazing guest service, Squier Manor is your place.


Lovely place to stay

5 on July 23, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Squires Manor. Kathy was so friendly and made special accommodations for us upon request. The room was very comfortable and the food absolutely delicious! It was our second visit and we would definitely go again!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the review and for your return visit to Squiers Manor B & B. the 3rd time 's the charm Hope to see you again soon.

- Kathy Banowetz (innkeeper)


SATISFIED QUESTS

5 on July 11, 2017

We recently stayed at Squiers Manor B&B. We were very happy with the accommodations and service. Kathy and Virl are delightful and the food was delicious! The home was beautifully decorated and maintained. Linda and Tim Irlmeier from Audubon, IA

Innkeeper Response
Hello Linda & Tim. Thank you for the lovely review , but more importantly, for choosing Squiers Manor for your get-away. I wish you safe journeys and more relaxing get-aways, and look forward to a return visit sometime in the future.

- Kathy Banowetz (innkeeper)


2 days of bliss at Squires Manor

5 on May 17, 2017

We felt so very welcomed the minute we arrived at this beautiful brick Manor. I could go on and on about the incredible woodwork or the furniture, but what made the greatest impression was the staff. I am not used to being treated like royalty (although Leigh Ann does take good care of me at home) but the staff made us feel like a king and queen for the weekend. Thanks so much, we look forward to our next visit.

Innkeeper Response
Hello and thank you for the wonderful review. Guests like you make are what makes this "business" feel more like an enjoyable hobby. Virl and I truly enjoyed our time with you also. Congratulations again on your anniversary and we hope to see you for your 25th.

- Kathy Banowetz (innkeeper)


A beautiful home and a wonderful get away!

5 on April 18, 2017

This was our first time going to a bed and breakfast and we really enjoyed it! Kathy and Virl treated us with such kindness! Kathy gave us a tour of this beautiful home and we learned all about its history. The breakfast was delicious!! We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend it to all!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for posting your review. Virl and I enjoy visiting with all our guests and are always happy when a guest is a first time bed and breakfast guest and they enjoyed there stay. We wish you well and encourage you to explore other b&b's. But we also sincerely hope you can make a return visit to Squiers Manor Bed and Breakfast again in the near future. Have a wonderful spring and summer.

- Kathy Banowetz (Innkeeper)


Birthday Surprise

4.0 on January 25, 2017

Gem of a find to surprise my husband with for his birthday. The Ballroom suite in the attic was spacious,romantic, so cool with the exposed brick/fireplace/cathedral ceiling and beams, perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway without stress of kids or punching a clock. The big jacuzzi tub was a favorite, bed was comfortable, kitchenette was perfect for enjoying a private gourmet breakfast in our room the next morning, and exploring at nearby natural wonder, Maquoketa Caves. Hosts were very welcoming, explained the history of the home and even fulfilled a special request for a birthday surprise set up waiting for our arrival. Would recommend to friends and definitely return!


Best B & B ANYWHERE!

5 on December 19, 2016

My husband and I have stayed in B & B's all over the country and this is, by far, the best. The LARGE historic home is a must see, completely furnished in period antiques, including furniture, objects and fabrics, top quality art work highlights the home and comfort is a priority. The breakfasts are delicious and not "run-of-the-mill". You will enjoy your stay even more so because of the warm and ever-pleasing hosts, Kathy & Verl. If you plan on exploring the rolling hills of NW Iowa, covering Maquoketa to Dubuque, you MUST include a stay at Squires Manor.


Beautiful B&B

5 on September 27, 2016

Kathy & Virl are excellent hosts. They pamper their guests and are so fun to visit with. The rooms are decorated beautifully and are comfortable and clean. They go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay and have everything you need. Kathy's breakfast and desserts are delicious. I look forward to staying again. Kay


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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: $109 - $109

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: $99 - $99

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: $99 - $99

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: $129 - $129

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: $99 - $99

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: $179 - $179

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: $209 - $209

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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

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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.
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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

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