We only stopped to eat. I found the atmosphere friendly and quiet. Our server seemed a bit shy, but was very friendly and helpful. She suggested the beef tender, wrapped in bacon. I did not need any steak sauce, it was delicious. The atmosphere is very laid back, so do not get in a hurry. This is a small town place, with a small town time frame....I am from a small town so I can say that;). Enjoy the place, the history, talk to people, they talk back and answered questions. I wanted to order Strawberry Shortcake, after all I was in Strawberry Point, but I was full.
They allowed us to tour the hotel upstairs. I felt right back in 1903! The upstairs does need some TLC, but looks as though it is being kept up. This is a place I would come back to if in IOWA again. I love the charm, history and down home appeal.