The house is in a nice location, the breakfast was wonderful, Mary is a charming host, but the place needs a good cleaning! We shared a bathroom (but we were the only ones in the house),and when we checked in there was a sink/counter full of tiny hairs, like someone had emptied their electric razor in the sink. There is a lovely gazebo in the backyard, but when we made our way out there, there was grass clippings all over the patio, the furniture was dusty/dirty and covered in bird poop. Not inviting at all. Also, there are no locks on the bedroom or the bathroom doors.
I talked my lovely Janice into staying in Muscatine for 3 nights so I could trace my Iowa ancestors. She found this amazing B&B on the edge of town. Karl and Mary treated us like family from the moment we crossed the doorstep. If going back in time in a classic mid-western farmhouse from the 19th century chocked full of art, nick-backs, hand made crafts, farm tools and a cuddly golden lab is your cup of tea then head on down to Highway 61, turn left at Tipton road and up the tree shaded driveway to this gem. If you are a yogurt and granola breakfast eater watch out! Their farm breakfasts with Karl’s 5 egg and ham omelets and Mary’s Monkey Bread may just change your morning routine. Janice and I are ready to come back without any excuses.
This house is amazing and the hosts are great conversationalists and guides. The house is full of antiques but very comfortable and full of every amenity you could ever need. The beds are very comfortable and the televisions have every channel. It is like living in an authentic museum and the restorations and decor are unmatched. The grounds are very large and there is a very friendly dog that will guide you around or sit on the enclosed porch swing with you. Breakfast is made to order (anything you want cooked professionally) and fabulous with a grand selection of teas and coffees. There is also an amazing antique store on site which is super reasonably priced and full of things you could never find elsewhere. We would take another vacation to Iowa just to come to this place.
We loved this quiet B&B just out of town near Muscatine. The house and grounds are mid-19th century, the rooms are gracious and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious and ample. We enjoyed chatting with the hosts, who were a goldmine of information about the history and nearby points of interest.Highly recommended.
The owner is an awesome guy and makes great foods. He is a great conversationalist and it is very peaceful here. His pets Maggie the dog and Penelope the cat are gentle and require love lots of love. Cant wait to come back
My Mom and I were visiting family in Muscatine and had the pleasure of staying at Strawberry Farm. We stayed in Linda’s room which was large, comfortable and had a nice adjoining bathroom. The property is authentic and well kept. Karl was very attentive and helpful. We were heading to Chicago to see Hamilton and he even gave us great recommendations for restaurants there. By far, the highlight of our stay was breakfast. He made a delicious breakfast casserole, fresh fruit, raspberry scones, juice and a strong cup of coffee, all served on vintage china. We will definitely visit again.
. We had a wonderful 2 day visit at the FARM! Karl & Maggie(golden retriever) where the very best hosts! Breakfasts were amazing and such delightful conversation. Very clean, quite and so comfortable, just like a second home! We would recommend to all and hope to return again.
My wife and I arrived after supper on the road. Our host Carl gave us a choice of rooms since we were the only guests that Sunday night. Once we settled in we were invited to have dessert and meet local friends. It was a congenial gathering with some amusing local tales recounted. The Victorian house is charming and decorated in period furniture and decorations. Accommodations were comfortable (it's the first time I slept on a canopied bed), there were plenty of electrical outlets, and there was good air conditioning. The bathroom with our room had a standalone tub with a shower. We filled out a breakfast order form on our arrival and had a fine meal the next morning. Our host Carl was congenial and outgoing and we had some pleasant conversations. A memorable stay, which we would like to repeat someday.…
Great accommodations & breakfast + Linda & K are REALLY great hosts ! Breakfasts were great. We'd definitely return. We also enjoyed the bike trails here in Muscatine and in nearby Davenport & Bettendorf.
This was the second time we had been to Strawberry Farm Bed & Breakfast in the hills of Tennessee, midway between Lebanon and Carthage. The charm and hospitality is intoxicating. I live in Texas, but have family in this part of Tennessee. I will always make Strawberry Farm my home base when visiting.