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“In Awe” 5 of 5 stars
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Mont Rest Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   300 Spring Street, Bellevue, IA 52031   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Bellevue B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sterling, Illinois
1 review
“In Awe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I had checked out the Inn online numerous times. However, seeing the Mansion in person left me speechless. The pictures on their website did not do the Mansion justice. The rooms in the Mansion are very well designed and make one feel as if they are right at home.

My husband and I stayed in one of the cabins. I found it to be very cozy and comfy, I could have lived there. I think the thing I found most unique about the cabins was you feel as if you are way out in the middle of nowhere. However, there is actually a gas station just down the streeet (within walking distance) and other place to eat and enjoy yourself. I highly recommend the cabins, the view is awesome. The food was fresh and very well prepared as well. I was surprised to find there was not a bunch of fried food on the menu.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I travel for a living and usually stay at holiday inn. This trip I was shocked when my gps sent me to a beautiful mansion ontop of a hill. The owners are friendly but non intrusive and the place was awesome! Ive never slept better or felt more at home than on this trip. Definitely recommend staying here. I will if im ever in bellview iowa again, thats for sure.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Otho, Iowa
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

we arrivedfriday the13 at monetrest kri and ralph met us at the door ralph helped us to our rooms and kriss had fresh choc, cookies for us on saturday had a great breakfast and then naomi entertaind us all to a murder mystery and a grat newyork strip steak for supper and great dessert too all had a good time and then another good breakfast on sunday before checking i would highy recommend this inn we stayed july 13 ,14 2012 clean inn and very friendly people
thanks again rick and carla

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moline, IL
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

We attended the Murder Mystery with 5 other couples and had the most unique fun we hadn't experienced anywhere else. The Murder Mystery was well orchestrated ensuring all 12 characters were involved and had fun. Aside from the dinner the B&B was so comfortable and accommodating to our large group. The caretakers/hosts were gracious and made every moment of our 3 day stay enjoyable. Lastly, the food was outstanding!!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

My wife and I spent months searching for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception weekend location, and we finally found Mont Rest! We got married outside on the beautifully maintained and recently landscaped lawn (we've got so many compliments about how eye-catching our ceremony was). We held our reception (about 130 people) inside the giant beautiful eclectic/Victorian style rooms and had our dance floor on the outside patio. Between the rooms, the huge wrap-around porch and the patio area (not to mention the roof hot tub) there are so many places to mingle and enjoy yourself. We invited our family and wedding party to spend the weekend with us--Breakfasts were delicious and the staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Naomi helped us plan and keep things going throughout the weekend (we called her our "professional nice person") and Chris the owner will not let you go without an interesting story from her and her husband's life!
We love to stay at B&B's, and besides the fact that it was our wedding weekend, this was our favorite stay so far--we can't wait to come back on one (or more) of our anniversaries!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Every B&B is a different experience. This one adds its' own character to our experiences.

We had the Great River Room, which has quite a nice view. The bed is quite comfortable, we _loved_ the bedside chocolates left for us in the room. We took our opportunity to use the rooftop spa (all guests can use it before 10PM), I suggest at least popping onto the rooftop deck to relax a bit and enjoy the view which is great from up there. It's also worth looking around the common spaces for all the photos and information about the local area and Mont Rest itself, provided that interests you. If you've a mind to cook, there's a full kitchen guests may use.

Breakfasts were excellent, can't tell you what to expect, it changes each day, but we enjoyed them a great deal and we didn't bother with lunches as breakfast left us quite full.

Whether you want to just kick back and relax in 'small town Iowa', hike in scenic areas near the Mississippi, visit historic districts, browse antique shops, or just randomly explore the area, Bellevue and Mont Rest are situated near several parks and a variety of river side towns of a variety of sizes (some of which have gift shops by the dozens).

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

My boyfriend Damian and I booked this trip last minute and did not know what to expect. We were thrilled with Mont Rest and the amazing staff. Jan met us with warm homemade chocolate chip cookies (and yes, we ate the whole plate) and gave us the tour. The property is beautiful with many remarkable antiques in every room. We stayed in the Carriage House room the first 2 nights and the hot tub was lovely. Chris and her husband, Ralph, along with Naomi were friendly, funny and inviting and made us feel right at home. We went down the street to their new location, "Froggy's Wing Dam Grill", and spent a few hours enjoying the company of Chris, Ralph and Jan along with a few cocktails. The food at Mont Rest was outstanding, especially our private dinner and the elaborate breakfasts! Chris convinced us to stay a third night at the last minute as we were too sad to think about leaving this relaxing small town. We moved to the Boardwalk Suite which was huge and romantic! We will definitely be back not just for the beautiful inn but mostly for the fun people we met!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mont Rest Inn

Address: 300 Spring Street, Bellevue, IA 52031
Location: United States > Iowa > Bellevue
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bellevue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mont Rest Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1893, Mont Rest is nestled halfway up a 9 acre wooded bluff overlooking one of the most panoramic views of the mighty Mississippi River. This historic Inn features luxury overnight accommodations with 2 person whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, heated towel bars, guest robes, homemade chocolates, flowers, and beautiful views. Special Packages include: Murder Mystery, River Cruise, Golf and Spa, Gourmet Dining, Honeymoon, All Grown Up Ladies PJ Package, Massages, Wedding, and Corporate Retreats. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mont Rest Hotel Bellevue
Mont Rest Inn Bellevue, Iowa

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