We stayed here en route to Rochester MN from Madison. Friday night in July along the I-90 corridor was full up, so we detoured and stayed in lovely Fountain City.
Rooms were VERY nice. We stayed in the Uncorked Room which was tastefully and newly decorated with a nice wine theme. Not kitschy at all. Felt like I was in a nice guest room--no standard hotel furnishings here! Fridge, microwave, coffee maker, river across the road. You can hear the train go by once or twice a night but it was worth it. I really wish this place could be duplicated everywhere, but personality cannot be manufactured! Neal and his wife have made this worth going out of your way. A great place for a restful night. Don't miss the two famous Prairie School houses just north on the main road--have your cameras ready!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fountain City Motel is located on scenic Highway 35, internationally recognized as “The Great River Road” (voted one of the ten most scenic drives in America).We welcome you to the Fountain City area; and as our guests we hope to make your stay with us an enjoyable one. Please let us know if there are any special accommodations you may need and we will do our best to fulfill your requests. ... more less