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Houston, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Elkader Jailhouse Inn three times in the last year. Julie is the perfect host and adds so much to the experience. Breakfast is great and the rooms are awesome. We have already booked ourselves again for next year.

Thank PigsINPeril
Grinnell, Iowa
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

From the outside you would just expect a lovely b n b, as this limestone mansion sits hilltop. But your morning meal will be served in a large dining room that was once a jail as recently as 2006. Our room was an expansive spa bath, and the bedroom's modern and relaxed elegance. We'll be back.

1 Thank KatrinaBiker58
Overland Park, Kansas
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

I'm always pleasantly surprised to find places like this when I travel. Julie was amazing to work with from the beginning to the end! The bed was really comfortable & her husband got up early to shovel a path for me. I highly recommend this place to stay if you are visitor for any reason.

1 Thank rinsostjoe
Davis, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful and restful night in this historic jail house, now converted upstairs to a very nice B & B in beautiful Elkader, Iowa. Julie was just great -- friendly, helpful, and professional. The property is located on a hill on the outskirts of town, about a mile walk to the little downtown with its shops, restaurants, and... More 

Thank Jack K
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

Comfortable, friendly, and interesting. Julie is a wonderful host with knowledge of the entire area. The Inn overlooks the entire town. And, the breakfast in the jail was excellent. Elkader is a great place to use as a base to explore the entire NE Iowa.

1 Thank workjc
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015

My family had the luck of having this gem all to ourselves. We needed three rooms: my husband, son, and I shared the attic (my son slept on a mattress on the floor - plenty of room), my brother, sister-in-law and two children had a two bedroom suite, and my parents had a room of their own. We were served... More 

1 Thank Genkijules
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to stay when visiting NE Iowa. Julie is a great hostess who cooks gourmet breakfasts. Definitely recommend this place. Not far from the Mississippi River. Scenic drives all around. Downtown Elkader is an interesting place to explore.

1 Thank Lyn S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a place in NE Iowa to spend a couple nights and came across the Jailhouse B&B via trip advisor. What a wonderful place. Julie the host was warm and accommodating and our room was very clean and comfortable. The old jail where breakfast is served was very interesting and unique. We would definitely recommend and hope... More 

2 Thank coahd
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was a working jail right up until 2006. Sitting in the old cellblock for breakfast definitely gave me the chills! Fascinating to see all the old metal rivets used to keep the prisoners under lock and key. The rooms are upstairs and each one beautifully decorated and comfortable! Innkeeper Julie has really put her heart and soul into this... More 

1 Thank Caroline U
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

We attended a family reunion in Elkader, and the Jailhouse Inn exceeded our expectations. Great breakfasts, comfortable rooms, interesting & unique lounge, nice grounds, friendly host (Julie). The kids had a great time in the jailhouse proper - escorting each other into the cells. We had a great time! We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone - especially if... More 

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Additional Information about Elkader Jailhouse Inn

Address: Elkader, IA
Location: United States > Iowa > Elkader
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Elkader Jailhouse Inn Iowa
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