This is the second time I have stayed with Shelly & Ken. They are absolutely great hosts and their attention to detail makes the visit very special. On both trips I had the opportunity to help with a Habitat for Humanity house build in the area hit by the 2008 flood. When I came home, and I do mean home after a fun/hard day building, the atmosphere on their property and the comfort of the room made it so easy for me to relax and enjoy a peaceful evening.
Shelly's warm smile and wonderful breakfast each morning made starting the day as enjoyable as returning home. The breakfast setting is very elegant and can make you want to return just to have breakfast everyday. The breakfast time is also an opportunity to get to know the other guests, which is enjoyable and something you don't get at the continental breakfast at the local hotels/motels.
The B&B experience is a warm comfortable way to visit your friends, family or while on business. During this last visit, one guest that had spent the last several months returning to Cedar Rapids on business stayed in the suite on the upper level of carriage house where she had an opportunity to bring her quilting materials and enjoy her past time while on the road. If that's not making you feel like home, I don't know what would.
I will be returning to Cedar Rapids on a regular basis to help with the rebuilding, and I will definitely be staying at the Belmont Hill each time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wake up someplace special! Whether a personal getaway, your honeymoon, or business travel, Belmont Hill Victorian B&B is the comfortable haven for which you are searching. Elegant guest rooms located in separate Carriage House, all with private baths. Gourmet breakfast served in the formal dining room of the main house. Free WiFi, satellite TV, off-street parking, central air-conditioning.1882 victorian home and carriage house on National Historic Register. Beautiful secluded grounds and gardens. Non-smoking indoors.Minutes from Cedar Rapids destinations like Brucemore Historic Mansion, CR Museum of Art, and more. 15 minutes from Eastern Iowa Airport, close to Iowa City and Amana Colonies. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Belmont Hill Victorian Bed And Breakfast Cedar Rapids, Iowa