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Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast

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1103 Main St, Grinnell, IA 50112
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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waiting for my college student, I delightfully spent a January morning in an overstuffed comfy chair, wrapped in two home-knitted throws reading country life magazines. Prior to this, breakfast started with good coffee & heart-healthy hot cereal with fresh bread & home-made raspberry jam. Beautiful well crafted home, but sometimes hard to appreciate. (One suggestion: let the architecture breath. Think... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Driving through on a cold January night, my boyfriend and I made a spontaneous same day reservation and were warmly welcomed as the only guests for the evening. What a treat, we had the place and the family owners all to ourselves! They were very accommodating of my dietary restrictions too. This B&B wasn't here when I was a student... More 

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I found this to be a relaxing and charming place....we stayed in the room with the private bath, which was really large. This house is a beautiful step back in time. It was fun to investigate every detail of they house. I felt I had taken a little trip back to 1915 or so....it was a really neat to imagine... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Great location, amazing host and hostess, exceptionally comfy beds, and superb breakfast! Can't say enough about this B and B. Hoping my daughter goes to Grinnell college so we can return! Valerie was very pleasant and accommodating. She had keys waiting for us and details about our stay readily available as well. The White Birch room comfortably accommodated three with... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Spaulding House is a lovely historic home with charming details. I stay there every year when in town for events at Grinnell College. Breakfasts are absolutely delicious. Guests are made to feel very welcome and feel comfortable spending time in the living room or the large enclosed porch rather than being confined to the guest rooms. It is a short... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We stay at the Spaulding House every year for a fall alumni event at Grinnell College. Valerie is very welcoming and Spaulding House is very accommodating for guests with children. The breakfasts are amazing and always include local and seasonal ingredients. There is a fantastic porch that is perfect for having drinks and talking with friends after the kids go... More 

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Thank Kari B
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is an inn that became our home for a week in the fall of 2015. Valerie and her family are welcoming, hospitable and friendly. They also have a gift of "disappearing," which creates a feeling of you being completely at home. The house itself is beautiful, kept immaculately clean and air-conditioned. If we can, we will never stay anywhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We were staying in town for a wedding and loved the comfortable rooms and historic charm of the house. You could tell the inn keepers put a lot of thought into how they manage and maintain the place. Over her delicious breakfasts she lovingly shared the history of the house and the town. The rooms were very clean, quiet, and... More 

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Dyersville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is a great small town experience. Some say heaven is a local call in Iowa, the town of Grinnell proves it. The Spaulding Guest house is open, friendly and restful. We found the hospitality offered by the owners to be very small town Iowa. They had coffee early morning followed by an organic breakfast on a very large porch.... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We are New Yorkers, slightly out of place where services aren't a moment away. We came to Grinnell on business and ended up having the best vacation ever at The Spaulding Inn. With homemade bread for breakfast, the hosts, Valerie and her lovely family, always helpful with everything, beautiful rooms and a perfect location right on the lovely little main... More 

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