A Table for Twelve is the newest venture undertaken by the owners of Squire’s Manor Bed and Breakfast in Maquoketa. Owner Nathan’s love of cooking and good food has led him and partner, Rudd to offer a once a week dining experience in their historic home. The beautifully dining room table will accommodate 12 guests who are served family- style from an old-school menu whose entrees rotate weekly through Beef Wellington, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin, pasta and seafood. On arriving, we gathered in the parlor, already decorated for Christmas, as was the rest of the Victorian house. We were invited into the dining room and offered an array of cheese and crackers, including a personal favorite, Milton Creamery’s Prairie Breeze, an aged white cheddar. We were served wine by the host who chatted briefly. The appetizer was another retro favorite, Bacon-Wrapped Dates followed by a perfectly prepared Clam Chowder (the secret is cooking the clams separately). The wine went around again as guests became better acquainted and the entrée, Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin and Potatoes Romanoff was prepared. My medium-rare tenderloin was perfectly pink all the way through and fork-tender. The Potatoes Romanoff were perfectly seasoned and delicious, an old-school dish that should be seen more often. A choice of three desserts was offered, all created by co-owner Rudd, Cheese Cake, Sherry Pound Cake, or, my personal favorite, Bread Pudding made with home-made Brioche and served, if you like, with warm Whiskey Sauce. We enjoyed a delicious dinner, served with style in an atmosphere of by-gone elegance. A Table for Twelve exceeds expectations.…
Absolutely beautiful Victorian house with awesome natural woodwork and period furnishings. Host was super friendly and accommodating. We have stayed in quite a few B&B’s over time, but few have all the amenities this one had: guided tour with history of house, desert in evening and cookies, treats, and soft drinks out for taking anytime, Keurig, TV, WIFI, and candy in room, and of course, breakfast in morning.
We had a weekend girls trip to Maquoketa/Galena Il. Our stay at Squiers Manor was perfect. It was my second time staying here. On this trip, we had 5 friends and reserved 3 rooms. All of the rooms were well appointed and comfortable. Nathan and his team were great, so interesting to talk with. The service and food were very good.
We stayed one night. Before Saturday I wasn't really a BnB fan due to a bad experience two or three... decades ...ago. Everything was FANTASTIC! Our room was awesome and Nathan made us feel right at home. He's a great host and COOK as well, since the B for BREAKFAST part was as awesome everything else!!! Great weekend!!!!!
We stayed in this beautiful old house which has been restored to it's 1882 charm. We had the Beulah room and the original bed frame was in this room and it was gorgeous. Upon arrival we were given a very nice tour and some of the history and every one of the rooms was nice and at 8 p.m. we were treated to dessert by candlelight. There were refreshments in the fridge that were available anytime also. I really liked the chocolate treat in our room too. We couldn't have been treated better. This B and B is only a little over 6 miles away from Maquoketa Caves State Park which is well worth the visit and it's not that far to Galena, IL either.