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.
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.
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.
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!
Thank you for your kind review and for choosing to stay with us!
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!
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.
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!
Thank you for your kind review! We feel an anniversary is a special occasion and like to help our guests feel special as well.
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.
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
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.
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.
4.6 on February 22, 2015
Beautiful house, friendly owners, great room. I would highly recommend the McNeil Mansion to anyone.
Thank you for your kind review and recommendation! We love when our guests have as much fun as we do.
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.
Thank you for your kind review! When it is cold outside, we like to keep our guests warm and comfortable.
5 on December 16, 2014
We were in town visiting family and chose to stay at the Stone Mansion for an evening. The home is gorgeous and the rooms were comfortable and included lots of homey touches (a fan, Q-Tips, snacks). We had a great time and plan to stay there each time we are in Oskaloosa.
We like to provide our guests with a "home away from home" experience, where they can enjoy family visits and still have a quiet retreat for themselves.
5 on December 05, 2013
I was in Oskaloosa a few weeks ago for work and found this wonderful restored mansion to stay in! The home was beautiful, warm and inviting! I felt like I had taken a step back in time. The mansion was lovingly restored to it's glory days. Gary and Virginia made me feel so welcome and took time to visit with me every evening. Gary makes an amazing breakfast to start off you day. If you stay, take time to view the pictures from the restoration process. It is amazing to see the work they put into this historic home. Thank you Virginia and Gary for a very memorable and wonderful stay, Joann
We like to help our guests feel at home whether they like to visit or relax in their room with a good book, favorite program or maybe catch up on the news. It's fun to learn about other areas of our town, state, country and world.
Quiet residential, Small town, Wine country
Burlington, IA (BRL) 60 miles
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 blue 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.
Antique Shopping, 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, Vineyard, Winery
Historic Inn, Castle, Mansion
Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Library, Parking, Piano, Radio, Telephone , Fountain, Wireless Internet, Table and chairs on terraces, Down and non-Down pillows in rooms, Benches in yard
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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
Gary and Virginia Walker
"Old Car" Language, English
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.
Full breakfast included
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Advise at check in
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.