McNeill Stone Mansion B&B

1282 C Ave E , Oskaloosa, IA 52577 USA (Show map)


We hope you will come and see why we love our warm. cozy and quiet castle located in a beautiful residential area near the bike trail and a nature trail. There are 3 golf courses, antique shops, parks, winery and other places to visit. As you walk through our large front door, you’ll be transported back in time to a slower, more elegant era, a time when there was beautiful woodwork throughout the house. The Mexican Tabasco mahogany woodwork dominates the living room and dining room. In the grand hallway, the mahogany is a striking contrast with the soft white paint. The whole library as well as the first and second story floors are a beautiful quarter-sawn oak. The large ornate pier mirror at the landing of the grand staircase reflects the beautiful contrast of the majestic mahogany handrail and the white spindles. From the first floor, the mirror showcases the stained glass located in the second floor ceiling. The stained glass is brightened by the skylight in the third floor. Enjoy a full breakfast in the elegant dining room, then relax in the inviting, light and airy solarium, where you can sit back and relax with a beverage and a good book. In the warmer months, watch the world go by from the comfort of the front or back terraces.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on July 23, 2017

We had a wonderful time ! We had never stayed at a B and B before, it is an amazing experience. We will definitely be back for a relaxing weekend. The innkeeper could not have been any nicer. They we completely accommodating. Thank you so much.

Best stay ever!

5 on May 11, 2017

This was one of the best experiences I have ever had at a bed and breakfast! The building itself is out of this world. Gary and Virginia were wonderful hosts and they had thought and attended to every little detail. I will always stay here when returning to this area!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you had a great experience with us as we feel that's what a bed and breakfast can provide.

- Virginia "Ginny" Walker, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

A little slice of the extravagant

5 on February 06, 2017

This place is the complete package: a stupendous locale, affordable prices, luxurious furnishings, a varied an inviting selection of rooms, a scrumptious breakfast, and, best of all, warm, inviting, and friendly hosts! It was an absolutely exquisite experience, and we absolutely will return in the future! Highly recommended for romantic getaways.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad you choose to stay with us and that you enjoyed your first time at a B&B. Looking forward to your future experience with us.

- Virginia "Ginny" Walker, Innkeeper (innkeeper)


5 on February 15, 2016

The owners of this B&B are amazing! The renovation is top notch! Beautiful job, wonderful food and great hospitality! Must stay if you are in the area!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review and for choosing to stay with us!

- Virginia "Ginny" Walker, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Wonderful Home

5 on February 05, 2016

We couldn't be more pleased we chose this B&B. Beautiful- every room elegant. The story behind the restoration gives you even more appreciation of the wonderful details. So clean and comfortable as well. Really enjoyed our time here and will certainly plan to return. One of our top B&Bs we have visited over the years! Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! Gary and I appreciate hearing this from guests who have visited many B&B's and we feel blessed to have Joy R, who takes such pleasure in keeping the guest rooms clean and fresh.

- Virginia "Ginny" Walker, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Anniversary Getaway

5 on June 06, 2015

We stayed at the Stone Mansion for 2 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The rooms were beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. We enjoyed a jacuzzi tub in our room, as well as a private bathroom and a fireplace. The food was delicious! Overall, it was outstanding hospitality!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We feel an anniversary is a special occasion and like to help our guests feel special as well.

- Virginia "Ginny" Walker, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

A wonderful week end retreat

4.8 on May 16, 2015

My sister and I stayed here 2 night and attended the Pella Tulip Festival. We had never stayed at a B&B before.For a first time experience , this set the bar for any other B&B`s we ever stay at. Gary & Virginia were great as hosts, the food was exceptional and the room was beautiful. It was a great experience and relaxing time.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We so love to know that if we are the first time B&B experience for someone, that they had a great time and will think about coming back or giving other B&B's a try in the future

- Virginia "Ginny" Walker, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Beautifully restored and furnished B&B

5 on April 30, 2015

This was a perfect setting for our family gathering. Virginia and Gary were wonderful, welcoming hosts. The bedrooms and public rooms were comfortable and flawless. The breakfast was great in a very elegant dining room. We highly recommend this B&B.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! Family gatherings or class reunions are so much fun for us as well. Gary came from a large family and enjoys visiting with others about the area.

- Virginia "Ginny" Walker, Innkeeper (innkeeper)


4.6 on February 22, 2015

Beautiful house, friendly owners, great room. I would highly recommend the McNeil Mansion to anyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review and recommendation! We love when our guests have as much fun as we do.

- Virginia "Ginny" Walker, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Elegance and Charm

5 on January 29, 2015

Virginia and Gary made us feel right at home. They showed us around the beautifully restored mansion and gave us a little history. Our room/suite had a working fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, large comfortable bed and wonderful sitting area. Beverages and snacks offered around the clock and a hot delicious breakfast daily.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! When it is cold outside, we like to keep our guests warm and comfortable.

- Virginia "Ginny" Walker, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

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Location Type

Quiet residential, Small town, Wine country


Burlington, IA (BRL) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From the North or West: From Interstate 80 - take the Grinnell exit #182 and go south on Highway 146. Continue on Highway 146 south to the main intersection/stop light in New Sharon. Highway 146 ends at that intersection. Continue going south out of New Sharon on Highway 63 toward Oskaloosa. In Oskaloosa, turn left or east on C Ave E (there’s a HOSPITAL sign on the right - this is two blocks north of Highway 92) and go to the end of the twelfth block. The McNeill Stone Mansion drive is just east of the bushes running along the west edge of the property. From the west: From Highway 163, take the first Oskaloosa exit (Highway 92) east. At the intersection of Highway 63 and Highway 92, turn left or north on Highway 63 and go two blocks to C Ave E. Turn right on C Ave E and go twelve blocks. From the east: From Interstate 80, take the Highway 21 exit toward What Cheer. Turn right/west on Highway 92 to Oskaloosa. In town, turn right or north on 11th Street. Go two blocks to the stop sign and turn right or east on C Ave E. McNeill Stone Mansion is at the end of the block on the south side of the street. The drive is just past the row of bushes on the west side of our property.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 3 Golf coirses, Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum, Knoxville National Raceway and Museum, Bike trail around the city, Stock Car Races, Tassel Ridge winery and vineyards, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Castle, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Radio, Telephone , Fountain, Wireless Internet, Table and chairs on terraces, Down and non-Down pillows in rooms, Benches in yard

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Stock car races at Southern IA Raceway, Sprint car races at Knoxville IA, Tassel Ridge Winery Tour, Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum, Spring - Fall, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Prefer mature children as others would be bored
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 4-day minimum for Knoxville Nationals
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay or credit card to guarantee.
  • Cancellations: 7-day notice of cancellation required. 14-day notice of cancellation required for holiday, holiday weekend or special event stays.
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Gary and Virginia Walker

Languages spoken

"Old Car" Language, English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Gary farmed all his life and also gained a national reputation for his restoration work on mid-50’s show cars, specializing in Buicks. Virginia’s long career at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, working in several departments, has helped her with her current job of working with vendors.

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Full breakfast included

  • Time Served: 8:30 or choice of all guests
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Advise at check in

Signature Dish

Blueberry Nutty Crumble Rolls
Fresh baked cinnamon rolls covered with enough brown sugar crumble mix, nuts and blueberries to make it sinful and then drizzled with a cream cheese frosting.


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