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Black Horse Inn

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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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5259 S Mound Rd (9 Miles outside Dubuque, Iowa), Sherrill, IA 52073-9696
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Dubuque Municipal Airport14 mi
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The Black Horse Inn is simply stunning. It's obvious that an exceptional amount of care has gone into the restoration and preservation of this historical Inn. Each guest room is beautiful and well-kept, with interesting and lovely décor, extremely comfortable furniture, and
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Spent one night here while bicycling from the headwaters of the Mississippi to northwest Illinois. Innkeeper, Ken, could not have been more friendly. He also prepared an amazing breakfast. Inn is very historic and only 10 miles from Dubuque which has many interesting things
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A real treat to stay in this historic building. Ken gave us a tour and history of the house as we checked in. We wish the walls could talk! The furnishings were carefully chosen and fit well with the house. Our room was big, quiet and comfortable. We were able to select from 2
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Response from maiersm, Owner at Black Horse Inn
Responded 22 Jun 2018
Many many thanks for the nice review. So glad you enjoyed the stay with the Black Horse. Please tell your friends about us and we look forward to seeing you again sometime. I agree - Ken is a great host! sincerely, Mark Maiers Owner
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This is a great place to go for a slice of rural Iowa life! The inn has such an interesting history - and a wonderful restoration story. Ken was absolutely wonderful! He was so very helpful from the time we arrived. He took into consideration we were traveling with our
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Response from maiersm, Owner at Black Horse Inn
Responded 18 Jun 2018
Many thanks for the nice review and comments. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again sometime. Sincerely, Mark Maiers Owner
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Located on the ridge a few minutes north of Dubuque, Ken runs a courteous and friendly little B&B with four rooms. Go up to the top floor of the old inn for a spectacular view. Really generous breakfast and good value for the price.
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Response from Black-Horse-Inn, Owner at Black Horse Inn
Responded 28 Nov 2017
Thanks for your comments!! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay! Mark Maiers Black Horse Inn
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LaCross Suite
There is an elevator to the second floor. The Buena Vista Room has a bathroom with the required turning radius for the toilet and a walk in shower. We have had guests in wheelchairs use this room previously. Best is to call the inn directly and speak with Ken to ensure this room is free. 563-552-1800
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"Elevator services rooms on 2nd floor, 3rd floor requires a flight of stairs."
"All rooms have great views."
"all of the rooms are awesome, just pick one."
"Any room will have a good view in this Bed and Breakfast. Stairs are wide and easy to maneuver."
"They're similar but different. The Buena Vista room is apparently the best. I was told that State Law prohibits more than 2 people per room."
US$127 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIowaSherrill
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