In looking for a quaint B & B near Nauvoo, IL, I came across the Squirrel's Nest. Our Family of 3 stayed in the Squirrel's Nest room for 2 nights. We were running later than expected, and Inez was very understanding. On our arrival we found the futon for our daughter made up and ready to sleep on. Yummy cookies were on the counter in the kitchenette area. The Russian Teacake cookies were the lightest I have ever tasted. We had no clue as to the magnitude of the view until we awoke to find the sun rising over the Mississippi River. We live on the West Coast, and when visiting the east coast we are never motivated to get up to watch the sunrise. Were we in for a treat, sunrise from our own bed! There is a balcony off the room which allows you to enjoy the sounds of nature and take in the view. The room is very conducive for a Honeymoon Suite, though with our daughter along, we didn't get to enjoy the in-room spa. Breakfast was lovingly prepared. The plate was artfully arranged and the food yummy. Inez is a gracious hostess. She sat and visited with us while we ate our breakfast. Our time was too short. The location was an excellent option to staying in Nauvoo, where food choices are limited. Burlington has much to offer and it is only a short 30 minute drive to Nauvoo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted Most Scenic View in Iowa for 2012 & 2013 by Guests of the Iowa Bed & Breakfast Guild. The Squirrel’s Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC is situated on the Mississippi River in Burlington, Iowa’s historic North Hill District. Originally built as a Victorian farmhouse in 1890 by Edward S. Phelps, the home was remodeled in the 1920’s in a French cottage style. It is a thoroughly modern, 21st Century, romantic destination that is owned by an architect and an artist. Selected First Place in 1997 as Best Room Addition in the USA by "Qualified Remodeler" Magazine. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC Burlington, Iowa