We wanted to do something special for our 5th wedding anniversary so we decided to take Amtrak from Omaha to Burlington and stay at a B&B. When we chose the Squirrel's Nest we didn't know what to expect, but when we were greeted at the station by Inez we knew this was not going to an ordinary weekend. Inez and David were the most gracious hosts we have encountered on any of our trips. The breakfasts were works of art and delicious. The scenery was amazing, a great view of the Mississippi from our room. We were blessed with great weather for November, the trees still had colorful orange and red leaves and the temperature was just right for walking around the town. What made our anniversary special, however, was the hospitality of the Metzgers. The Squirrel's Nest is the perfect choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted "Best Breakfast in Iowa" for 2105 & 2016; "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
- Also Known As:
- Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC Burlington, Iowa