These 9 lovely lodging properties will provide a cozy location for your next romantic getaway.
The Hotel Blackhawk
The Hotel Blackhawk, a historic property in the Quad Cities which has hosted presidents, movie stars and athletes, turned 100 in 2015 and is located just blocks away from the Mississippi River. Enjoy a game at the Blackhawk Bowl, book a spa treatment or just relax in the beautifully decorated guest rooms.
Built in 1839, the old Julien Hotel was the first building travelers saw as they crossed the Mississippi River into Iowa’s first city of Dubuque. It has survived fire and hosted famous guests including Abraham Lincoln, “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Mark Twain and even mobster Al Capone (who was said to visit when it got “hot” in Chicago).
Sleek décor and distinctive architectural design set the hotelVetro in Iowa City apart. The property, conveniently located near many local attractions, also boasts a Roof Garden which provides great views of the Iowa City Cultural District. Guests must be 21 or older to reserve a room.
Built in 1905 and set in the charming community of Decorah, the luxurious Hotel Winneshiek has a three-story lobby that opens to a skylight, antique furnishings, exquisite millwork and an elegant cherry grand staircase. Within walking distance of shops, restaurants and scenic trails.
The Cheesemaker's Inn
Located on a former dairy farm, The Cheesemaker's Inn is a Dutch-style bed and breakfast near Pella. Choose one of four cozy rooms and enjoy a homemade breakfast made using Dutch family recipes and ingredients from nearby Frisian Farms and fruits and vegetables from the garden.
Each of the 40 individually decorated and themed guest rooms at the Hotel Pattee preserve history and pay tribute to Iowans. The elegant hotel in Perry includes more than 130 pieces of original art, a fine dining restaurant, lounge, spa and bowling alley. Select rooms include spa tubs and wood-burning fireplaces.
The owners at Charlie-Jane's B&B pride themselves on their Southern Iowa hospitality. Located in the heart of Amish country near Mount Ayr, breakfast includes delicious Amish-made jams and breads. Stay in one of three country-style suites and have your morning coffee on the flower-surrounded porch.
Historic Park Inn Hotel
Frank Lloyd Wright designed six hotels in his lifetime; only one remains – the Historic Park Inn Hotel in downtown Mason City. The prairie school style building, with large ribbons of windows and wide overhangs, opened for business in 1910. The Historic Suite has been restored to its original state and includes wall-mounted sinks, an original claw foot tub and a full size brass bed.
The Butler House on Grand
Voted one of America's most romantic bed and breakfasts, this historic mansion in Des Moines is perfect for a romantic getaway. Stay in one of seven unique rooms, stroll through the beautiful gardens, and channel your inner creativity in the attached designer's workshop - a work area set up for artists. Breakfast is served in the formal dining room, elegantly decorated and featuring a molded plaster ceiling and marble floors.