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Black Horse Inn

5259 S Mound Rd (9 Miles outside Dubuque, Iowa), Sherrill, IA 52073-9696
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The Black Horse Inn at the Sherrill Mount House is of local and statewide significance as one of a very small number of pre-Civil War era hotels surviving in the State of Iowa. The Black Horse Inn has four comfortable suites available for lodging. Breakfast is included in the lodging rate. The area is replete with popular attractions. Choose from fine dining in the region, water recreation on the Mississippi, touring historic Dubuque or the National Mississippi River museun, winter skiing at Sundown Mountain Resort, or gambling at local casinos! So many things to do!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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JanetPA01 wrote a review Jul 2020
Lancaster, Pennsylvania3 contributions
Black Horse Inn was a delight, from the furnishings and paintings throughout the building to the special touches in each room, it was a wonderful B&B! Ken was a great host and an outstanding breakfast chef! The fresh fruit and his grandma's secret recipe banana bread would have been enough, but then there was your choice of an omelet or French Toast. And Sunday morning we were treated to a "Tractor Parade" through town, with dozens of tractors parading by.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Buena Vista Suite has a great make-up mirror and overlooks the garden.
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sassypattyiowa wrote a review Feb 2020
North Liberty, Iowa19 contributions3 helpful votes
The house is spectacular, very nicely decorated. Quiet and comfy place. Very easy to find and close to Dubuque with lots of other places to visit in the area. The breakfast(s) were delicious! Ken, the innkeeper was wonderful, friendly. Would definitely recommend, and plan to return this summer!!!
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Date of stay: July 2019
physicaltherapy wrote a review Sep 2019
iowa5 contributions
My husband and I along with two other couples stayed here over Labor Day weekend. I can not say enough about the food, the service, the rooms and the location. We spend the day winery hopping and came home to the perfect fire pit outdoors to close out the evening. Ken is a fantastic host and very helpful with anything we needed! The Barn down the street within walking distance is a great place to go for a good beer and food! They are very welcoming as well. We will be back! Thank you for a great first time experience at a Bed and Breakfast!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from maiersm, Owner at Black Horse Inn
Responded Sep 3, 2019
Many many thanks for your review and comments on the Black Horse Inn. I will ensure Ken knows he is very much appreciated. We look forward to serving you again and our sincere thanks for staying with us! Please tell your friends about us! Sincerely, Mark Owner Black Horse Inn
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Melodi H wrote a review Aug 2019
Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States52 contributions11 helpful votes
We were here August 9th, it’s the fifth time we have stayed here. Ken is an amazing Inn keeper. We ride our motorcycle and he could not be more helpful. The breakfast he served us was the BEST breakfast (as always). we love the different outdoor areas to sit and relax, alone with a nice outdoor fire pit area. We so enjoy “our room” we stay in the same room every time.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: There is a group family room for tv, and we bring our IPad so we never miss one in our room.
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Cvmam wrote a review Aug 2019
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Can’t say enough about this B&B. Ken is an amazing host. He was full of info as to what to visit & where to eat in the Dubuque area. Breakfast is superb. The rooms were exceptional & the history behind the establishment just adds to the stay. This place is a must visit!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from maiersm, Owner at Black Horse Inn
Responded Aug 7, 2019
Thanks very much for the review and comments. Will pass them on to Ken and we hope to see you again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Horse Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Black Horse Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Barn (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Horse Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Black Horse Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Horse Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Horse Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Breitbach's Family Dining, Durango Depot, and Barn.
Is Black Horse Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Sherrill.
Does Black Horse Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Horse Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mathias Ham House (8.5 miles), Clock Tower (9.4 miles), and Dubuque City Hall (9.2 miles).
Is Black Horse Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.