Squiers Manor B&B

418 West Pleasant St. , Maquoketa, IA 52060 USA (Show map)
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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
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Thank you for demonstrating excellent customer service!

5 on May 10, 2018

My stay at Squiers Manor was so enjoyable that I wrote about it in my customer service newsletter. The owners didn't know about this, but they can read how I now use them as an example at this Iowa State University link: https://www.visitiowafarms.org/do-you-know-5-steps-excellent-customer-service

Our favorite place to stay!

5 on January 12, 2018

We love staying at Sqiers Manor. Kathy and Virl are fantastic and take care of their guests. The rooms are romantic and unique. We will be back next year.

Innkeeper Response
Hello and thank you for the review and the compliment. Virl and I love having repeat guests. What we do is only a reflection of the graciousness and enthusiasm of our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon

- Kathy Banowetz (innkeeper)

Squiers Manor is a great B&B.

5 on November 22, 2017

We had a lovely long-weekend stay at Squiers Manor in early November. The innkeepers provided great service, the Victorian house overall was fun to look at and explore, the rooms were comfortable and well furnished, and the breakfast and desserts were delicious and definitely homemade. We also had a chance to explore the Maquoketa Caves (which are close by) and a local winery (which is also within a short driving distance from the manor). The innkeepers know everything there is to know about the local "hotspots" and the history of the area, and we had fun conversing with them. They were very helpful in making sure we had a great weekend!

Very enjoyable stay

4.4 on October 17, 2017

Very enjoyable stay. Very nice B&B. Relaxed, clean, and a fun place to stay. Thank you!

Welcoming Home!

5 on October 15, 2017

My husband and I stayed here for our first wedding anniversary and had a great experience. We would recommend staying at this bed and breakfast. We felt at home as Kathy and Virl were great hosts.


5 on October 12, 2017

Loved the town, loved the Manor, and loved our suite "Ballroom". Kathy gave us a tour of the Inn, which was fascinating. She prepared a delicious breakfast, and the evening before, a wonderful dessert. We will be back.

Innkeeper Response
Hello and thanks for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the Ballroom Suite and especially glad you enjoyed Maquoketa. Although it is't my "home town" by birth, it truly has become my home town. I look forward to your return visit soon.

- Kathy Banowetz (Innkeeper)

J. E. Squiers room, 09/18/17

5 on September 25, 2017

We have stayed in this room before and enjoy it very much. Kathy is a wonderful host. We also enjoyed talking to the other guests at breakfast. It was hard to leave,

Excellent B&B

5 on September 22, 2017

In early September, we spent a night in the Jennie E. Mitchell Suite - a beautiful suite of three rooms located on the first floor. The common areas (dining room, parlor, and pantry) were also beautiful with original Victorian woodwork and fireplaces. Our hostess Kathy provided delicious late night desserts and a very nice made-to-order breakfast the next morning. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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.

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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 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.

Check Dates


  • 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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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.

Check Dates




  • 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