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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our kids gave us 2 nights at the Squirrel's Nest as a gift. They made a great choice. The Innkeepers are very hospitable and are a wealth of knowledge on the history of the house and Burlington in general. We stayed in the Penthouse Suite and were very comfortable. If I have one complaint it would be the small TV.... More 

Thank Mike G
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to keep this place a secret, really. When you climb the steps to the Penthouse suite you feel whisked away to another dimension! Everything was perfect. Bed was comfortable, hot tub for two!, and amazing views of the Mighty Mississippi! My husband still talks about waking up to that breathtaking view. Sunshine gleams through the windows and the... More 

Thank DMichelle312
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My childhood friend and I had gracious hosts for the past four days. We stayed in the Squirrel's Nest Penthouse one night and enjoyed the beautiful view of the Miss River, and use of the whirlpool and kitchenette. The other two nights we slept in the Bear's Den and felt very comfortable in the room, which was quiet and cozy.... More 

1 Thank judimac
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit at the Squirrel's Nest B&B, LLC. Your life-long friendship was an inspiration. You are both so blessed to have nurtured each other as friends since childhood, despite living 4 hours east and 4 hours west of the Mississippi River. So glad we were in the middle and you were able to stay... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stayed for a night while in IA on business. The Berry Patch was so quiet, cheerful and comfortable a room. And my hosts were very welcoming as well as happy to provide directions and recommendations about local eateries. The place also has a quiet side-yard where I was able to do the day's exercises, an unexpected plus! Delicious breakfast and... More 

2 Thank Sandra L
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. The Berry Patch is ideal for individual business travelers. We would love to see you again! More 

Springfield, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stayed in the penthouse, which had a beautiful view of the Mississippi river and woke up to a gorgeous sunrise. Bed was very comfortable, and was one of the best breakfasts we've had. The hosts were great people as well.

1 Thank pevans42
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It is very much appreciated. It is our wish for everyone who stays in "The Nest" to awaken rejuvenated and feeling special. We have been so busy with bookings the past few months - with the autumn scenery and the delayed frost. I am finally finding time to catch-up on my Review Response. More 

Hamilton, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My husband and I recently visited this bed and breakfast to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. This was our third stay and it did not disappoint! We love the relaxing atmosphere and scenic view. Inez is a gracious hostess and AMAZING cook! Breakfast was phenomenal and we left feeling very rejuvenated! Burlington has lots to offer so we were also... More 

1 Thank hross1228
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you! You visits are always a delight, you are almost like family. More 

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

My wife and I stayed in the Berry Patch for a night. It was a perfect place to lay your head to get away for a bit. The breakfast was fantastic and the hospitality of the owners was top notch. The view of the Mississippi river was gorgeous. We highly recommend this place to anyone looking to get away from... More 

Thank Derek W
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your night in the Berry Patch. It is our newest room and was recently renovated. Thank you for posting your review. We hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

When we scheduled our anniversay trip we looked at the weather forecast and all we saw was doom and gloom. Inez and Dave Metzger who own the Squirrels Nest even made sure the weather behaved itself. What a wonderful stay as I'm writing this review enjoying a hot cup of coffee on the deck in a beautiful nature filled backyard.... More 

Thank Mace H
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

We are always so glad to have you stay with us. Yes, we planned the perfect weather days for you two. Come back soon! More 

Davenport, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had such a wonderful, relaxing time in Burlington last weekend staying at Squirrel's Nest Penthouse Suite. Great, accommodations - the room and view were amazing - felt on top of the world in our suite! Bed and furnishings were perfectly comfortable. A very quiet, friendly area / neighborhood yet close, easy access to downtown Burlington, shops, parks, and the... More 

1 Thank romlurosario
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Your enthusiasm was contagious! We very much enjoyed meeting you and sharing stories. Your review is greatly appreciated. Hope you can visit us again. More 

Peoria, Illinois
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57 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This was a great place to stay. The owners are very friendly and make you feel right at home. The location is great-- near downtown shopping, restaurants, the river, and Snake Alley. The breakfast was amazing and filling! And, you couldn't have asked for a better view. Overall a great place to stay, relax, and experience Burlington.

1 Thank Anni R
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the positive review! We are glad you could enjoy our "Paradise on Earth". More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voted "Best Breakfast in Iowa" for 2105; "Best Overall B&B in Iowa" for 2014 and "Most Scenic View in Iowa" for 2013 & 2014 by Guests of the Iowa Bed & Breakfast Guild. The Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC is situated on the Mississippi River in Burlington, Iowa's historic North Hill District. Originally built as a Victorian farmhouse in 1890 by Edward S. Phelps, the home was remodeled in the 1920's in a French cottage style. It is a thoroughly modern, 21st Century, romantic destination that is owned by an architect and an artist. Selected First Place in 1997 as Best Room Addition in the USA by "Qualified Remodeler" Magazine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC

Address: 500 North Street, Burlington, IA 52601
Region: United States > Iowa > Burlington
Price Range: £68 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Spring for the Penthouse”
  • View off the Penthouse deck
 of 5 bubbles mikeg663, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Penthouse suite!”
  • standing by the hot tub
  • neighbor's backyard, and view
  • Shades
  • balcony & windows
  • looking down from hot tub area
  • View
 of 5 bubbles DMichelle312, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“penthouse is worth the upgrade.”
 of 5 bubbles pevans42, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The penthouse offers the best view!”
 of 5 bubbles hross1228, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Penthouse suite was beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles 281lisa2016, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
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