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

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!

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!


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

Relaxing Weekend Getaway

5 on September 11, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a last minute weekend away and we are so glad we did. Honestly, we both are somewhat reluctant to go to B&Bs due to we are both in stressful jobs in the medical field and usually just to rest/rejuvenate by ourselves on the weekends. The staff were extremely welcoming and accommodating but also respected our desire for privacy. We even were able to eat our gourmet (which was truly a feast) breakfast in our own suite. Kathy and staff were even able to accommodate my husband's nut allergy for the evening dessert, even though we booked only a few hours before arriving. So much attention to detail, top notch amenities, and great staff! Can't wait to go back! Highly recommend for those who love the mingling with other guests at B&Bs but also for those wanting a couples' retreat!

Hostess with the mostest

4.8 on September 09, 2016

This was a fantastical stay for my husband and I. WE enjoyed the PBS and hot tube and warm hospitality. However, we did feel the room was haunted. So whether you believe in that or not, sleep at your own risk. God bless this Bed and Breakfast!

Welcoming,personable and relaxing!

5 on September 05, 2016

Our stay was a retreat or escape from the world to take time to be with each other and just leisurely explore new sites. The hospitality of the proprietors Kathy and Viril was warm and welcoming. No one steps away from breakfast hungry. Basically, you can skip lunch! We plan to return.

A gem of a B &B

5 on August 29, 2016

Just a wonderful B & B. The room was large and comfortable and the breakfast astounding. The innkeepers were delightful and accommodating to special requests. We highly recommend this B&B.

Unmatched hospitality!!!!

5 on June 28, 2016

I apologize for the rather lengthy review, but words cannot and do not do justice for the hospitality, grace and customer service that Kathy and Virl provide. When we arrived to Maquoketa, Iowa, we had driven almost 12 hours that day, including thru several downpours and were experiencing another one when we arrived at our previously scheduled campsite. While debating on where to go and what to do, we stopped several places looking for WiFi and food. While my husband went in to a hotel to inquire about both plus accommodations, my son and I prayed about what to do, where to go, what to eat and most importantly, patience with each other since we were hungry, tired and weary because of such plus we had already paid for the campsite and didn't want to spend a lot of extra money. In one of the tourist magazines that hubs picked up from the hotel on his way out, a bed and breakfast was listed in the accommodations section. It was 8pm when Gino called the hostess Kathy, who was preparing to serve her guests dessert, dropped everything to meet us at the house JUST SO WE COULD LOOK AT IT, with no guarantee of booking a room. We toured the house and due to pricing and hospitality, immediately booked a room. We were greeted with open arms despite being soaked from the rain. We were whisked away to a room with amenities, meals and love that surpassed our expectations. We stayed in the Squires Room and was accompanied by a whirlpool bathtub, perfect for warming up from the cold rain. Our 4 year old son was warmly welcomed by hosts AND guests and was included in every conversation. We felt valued as a customer and appreciated as a guest. They have a sign on the back door that reads, "Come as strangers, leave as friends" and they couldn't live out this motto more perfectly. Their hospitality is unmatched and unequaled. We WILL DEFINITELY be staying with them again, unless they come visit us first.

Wonderful Mini-Honeymoon Stay

5 on June 27, 2016

My newly minted husband and I decided to take a mini-honeymoon to Maquoketa, Iowa to visit the caves, relax after the wedding preparations and celebrations, and also to visit Dubuque, IA. I thought a bed and breakfast might be a nice, romantic touch to our mini-vacation, and did some research. Squiers Manor had a fantastic website, straightforward booking and rate information, and enough pictures to really let us get a feel for what we might be looking for. We stayed in the Ballroom Suite for three nights and had the honeymoon/sweetheart package. The house itself has been wonderfully restored and furnished, and our suite was no different! Attention to detail was everywhere from our check-in, our room, the house, and the amazingly delicious breakfasts. Kathy and Virl outdid themselves at breakfast and dessert, and it felt like we were staying with family and friends. We will definitely be back in the future! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, cooking, and company!

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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

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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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  • 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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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


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