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Altoona is a city in Polk County, Iowa and a part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.  Altoona is home of Adventureland, an amusement park, Prairie Meadows, a horse racing track and casino, and a Bass Pro Shops retail store, the first one in central Iowa.
Victoria's Vineyard B&B Altoona
This property is located in Altoona. Area attractions include Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds. In addition to a spa tub, Victoria's Vineyard B&B features barbecue grills. The property offers meeting rooms for small groups. Bathrooms provide jetted tubs and bathrobes. 
Ames is a city located in the central part of the U.S. state of Iowa  in Story County, and approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of Des Moines. It is the principal city of the Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Story County, and which, when combined with the Boone, Iowa Micropolitan Statistical Area, comprises the larger Ames-Boone Combined Statistical Area. 

Ames is the home of Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU), a public research institution with leading Agriculture, Design, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine colleges. ISU is the nation's first designated land-grant university, and the birthplace of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, the world's first electronic digital computer. Ames is one of two national sites for the Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) which is provided by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL). Ames is also the home of the National Animal Disease Center (NADC). NADC is the largest federal animal disease center in the U.S., conducting research aimed at solving animal health and food safety problems faced by livestock producers and the public. Ames has the headquarters for the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Iowa House Bed & Breakfast Ames
Iowa House is a 13-room Historic Inn featuring Hotel accommodations located in Ames, Iowa that opened for business in the summer of 2008.  We are located in the "Campustown" area, the heart of Iowa State country.  Campustown is a convenient spot to explore all that Ames and Iowa State University has to offer.  Our goal here at Iowa House is to provide a superior lodging experience to all our guests.  Our accommodations are decorated with local Iowa artwork, with all pieces available for sale.  Come experience a small boutique hotel in Ames.
Bentonsport - a small Iowa village on the Des Moines River was once an important port-of-call for Des Moines River steamers. Tree-covered hills hem in the little valley in which Bentonsport lies; and from Vernon, across the river, only the spires of the two white churches and a few houses along the shore are visible. At one time, the town had a population of over 500 residents.

Bentonsport was thriving when the state of Iowa was born, and still retains the atmosphere of years gone by. Mormon craftsmen, heading west, helped construct some of its buildings; these and demonstration of historic crafts-for-living help recreate the spirit of life as it was 150 years ago.

You can explore the ruins of old mills along the Des Moines River, stroll across a century-old iron bridge, or just sit on the riverbank and imagine the sight of a steamboat comin' round the bend. 

Mason House Inn of Bentonsport
Chuck and Joy Hanson invite you to stay in their charming 164-year old Mason House Inn Bed & Breakfast located in historic Bentonsport, Iowa.  This antique hotel was built in 1846 by Mormon craftsmen coming from Nauvoo, Illinois, as a hotel for the steamboat travelers.  It was also a station on the Underground Railroad.  It is nestled on the banks of the beautiful Des Moines River.  Bentonsport is one of the Villages of Van  Buren County that were among Southeast Iowa's very first settlements. A full country breakfast is served in the 40 foot dining room at the time of your choice.
Dubuque is a city in and the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. The city lies at the junction of three states: Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, a region locally known as the Tri-State Area. It serves as the main commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural center for the area. Geographically, it is part of the Driftless Area, a portion of North America that escaped all three phases of the Wisconsinian Glaciation.

It is one of the few large cities in Iowa with hills, and is home to a large tourist industry, driven by the city's unique architecture, and river location. Also, it is home to five institutions of higher education, making it a center for culture and learning.

The Solon Langworthy House, Dubuque
Away from the hustle and noise of a business district, and without the sterility of your average hotel, The Solon Langworthy House has a classy, secluded, home-like feel.
Private entrance and front door keypad offer security while allowing guests to come and go as they please. Candle-lit whirlpool suites create a romantic ambiance perfect for a special couple. A blend of modern and antique decor, wood floors, high ceilings, catered breakfast... accommodation with style.
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. It is the county seat of Johnson County and the home of the University of Iowa. It is located adjacent to Coralville and surrounds University Heights, with which it forms a contiguous urban area. It is the principal city of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Johnson and Washington counties.

Iowa City was the second capital of the Iowa Territory and the first capital of the State of Iowa. The Old Capitol building is a National Historic Landmark and stands as a tourist attraction in the center of the University of Iowa campus as well as being an integral part of the university's Pentacrest. The University of Iowa Art Museum and Plum Grove, home of the first governor of Iowa, are other tourist attractions. In 2008, Forbes Magazine named Iowa City the second Best Small Metropolitan Area for doing business in the United States.

Plum Grove Inn Iowa City
Built in Iowa City in 2007, the Plum Grove Inn offers up-to-the-minute conveniences while lovingly incorporating the beauty of tradition. You can see the innkeeper's attention to detail and their environmental consciousness in the salvaged timber floors, walnut millwork and leaded and beveled glass that give the Plum Grove Inn a warm and traditional feel. Our home is a newly constructed energy efficient traditional-modern hybraid home with salvaged Iowan dark walnut wainscotting in the dining room and receiving area. Each quest room has its own private bathing and restroom suite custom designed by the host, owner and resident architect. Iowa City downtown is a 25-minute walk or 7 minute drive away.
Lansing is a city in Lansing Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. Lansing is served by Iowa Highway 9, which terminates on the Black Hawk Bridge leading to Wisconsin. Lansing is a river town, right on the main channel of the Mississippi River, and consequently has a resort-like feel from the seasonal recreational boaters.
Thornton House B&B Lansing
We invite you to come to Thornton House and enjoy your stay in elegant yet casual surroundings with large, comfortable rooms. In the morning, enjoy a full sized help yourself breakfast served daily between 8:00am-9:30am before you plan your day fishing, cruising the Mississippi, hiking, sightseeing or shopping. Our spacious, fully decorated guests rooms with queen-sized beds also offer a basket of shampoos, conditioners, soaps and even a sewing kit in each bathroom and many rooms also include TV's with cable, couches or sitting chairs. We also offer a double room suite with private bathroom with room for four- all at very reasonable rates.
Linn Grove is a city in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States. The nearby Chan-Ya-Ta Site contains the remains of a 1000-year-old prehistoric village and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Innspiration Bed And Breakfast, Linn Grove
We are a new country bed and breakfast that overlooks a two acre pond and is adjacent to 360 beautiful wooded acres that the Little Sioux River runs along side. The pond and the Little Sioux River offer swimming, fishing, hiking, canoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, bird watching, and more. We offer special hunts for deer, turkey and pheasants. For the nature enthusiast we have photography opportunities at their finest. After a fun day in our picturesque outdoors, relax on one of three decks or enjoy the many fireplaces or whirlpools. The family room has a billiard table, exercise equipment and a television with a DVD player.
Maquoketa is a city in Clinton and Jackson counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. Located on the Maquoketa River, it is the county seat of Jackson County.

U.S. Route 61 adjoins the city, which therefore benefits from traffic between Dubuque and the Quad Cities. Iowa Highways 62 and 64 also pass through the city. Maquoketa Caves State Park is located a few miles northwest of the city.

Squiers Manor B&B, Maquoketa
This Maquoketa property is situated in a state/national park. Regional points of interest include Maquoketa Caves State Park. In addition to a fitness facility and laundry facilities, Squiers Manor B&B features wedding services. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. The staff can arrange dry cleaning/laundry services. Amenities featured in guestrooms include air conditioning and televisions. Bathrooms feature jetted tubs. 
McGregor is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States. McGregor is located on the Mississippi River across from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Pike's Peak State Park is located just south of the city. Just to the north of McGregor is the city of Marquette.
Lamp Post Inn and Gallery, McGregor
Welcome to the Lamp Post Inn & Art Gallery, a completely unique experience that transports you back to an era of Victorian elegance and charm by the scenic Mississippi River. You will find original woodwork, hardware, stained and leaded glass windows and many other architectural details that make this house a special place to visit. Our Inn is also home to a beautiful art gallery which showcases some of the best local artists. Innkeepers, Ramona and Dorrance, invite you to share their home located in the historic district of Main Street in beautiful McGregor, Iowa. After your days' activities, relax on the front porch, enjoy the sun in the backyard or browse in our art gallery.
Stauer House B&B, McGregor
The Stauer House is a place of Victorian charm filled with unique bedrooms of luxury and comfort.  Centrally located in the city of McGregor, Iowa, along the Mississippi river, you will be able to visit surrounding attractions that include numerous parks, antique, gift shops and book stores with many other fun activities McGregor has to offer. Enjoy relaxing accommodations in a recently renovated Victorian home that was built in 1882 by local lumber baron Peter Stauer. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is situated just a short walk from the downtown area of McGregor.  
St. Ansgar is a city in Mitchell County, Iowa, United States. 
The Blue Belle Inn Bed And Breakfast, St Ansgar
This property is located in St. Ansgar. In addition to a video library, The Blue Belle Inn Bed and Breakfast features wedding services. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. This is a smoke-free property. Amenities featured in guestrooms include air conditioning, televisions, and VCRs. Bathrooms feature bathrobes. All guestrooms at The Blue Belle Inn Bed and Breakfast are non-smoking. Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. 
Urbandale is a city in Polk and Dallas counties in the U.S. state of Iowa.  It is part of the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. 
Wells Bed And Breakfast, Urbandale
This Des Moines property is situated in a state/national park. Living History Farms, Des Moines Arts Center, and Salisbury House are area attractions. In addition to laundry facilities and barbecue grills, Wells Bed and Breakfast features a video library and a library. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. Guest parking is complimentary. The staff can arrange wedding services and dry cleaning/laundry services. Amenities featured in guestrooms include DVD players, VCRs, and CD players. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary wireless Internet access. All guestrooms provide refrigerators. Bathrooms feature jetted tubs. 
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