Lansing, IA 

Thornton House Bed and Breakfast

371 Diagonal St.
Lansing, IA 52151 US

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Rates: $90 to $170
Total Rooms: 6


Circa 1873. Poised on a bluff on the Upper Mississippi River, this historic, grand Italianate mansion was built in 1873 and restored to offer relaxed and casual accommodations with a French Country décor. Gather by the marble fireplace in the living room or read in the parlor. Enjoy the view from the porch swing on the enclosed second floor veranda or the side deck. The wooded setting is well landscaped. Guest bedrooms and a suite provide well-appointed retreats. Thornton House Bed and Breakfast boasts a "full-size continental breakfast" with generous selections of baked goods, cereals, oatmeal, gourmet jam from Mt. Hosmer Jam Shop and assorted hot and cold beverages in the formal dining room. Centrally located in Lansing, Iowa, it is a five-minute walk to the municipal swimming pool, downtown shops and restaurants.Publicity and Awards: LaCrosse Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Allamakee Journal, AP Wire.Location: Mountains, City/Urban, Waterfront, Country and Cottage is waterfront.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $90 to $170
Payment types accepted include Master Card, Personal Checks, Discover, Travelers Checks, American Express and Visa.
Rooms: This property has 6 total guest accommodations, 4 with private bath, 1 with fireplace, 4 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite and 1 cottage.
The types of beds available include Queen.


Cancellation: Cancellations must be received within 14 days in advance of your reservation. Unless the room(s) are re-rented the deposit is forfeited. $25 cancellation fee.
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises, Pets Allowed, Provided under 12 pounds and crated while guests are away from their room.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Full Breakfast.
Amenities In Room: Reading Lamps, Hair Dryer, DVD, Cable TV, Bathrobes, Bath Amenities, Air Conditioning, Television, Wireless Internet Access, Rooms may also have a couch and /or sitting chairs.
Amenities On Site: VCR, Television, Parlor Games, Fireplace, Enclosed veranda with seating, view of the bluffs & town below and Side deck available for guest use.
Business Traveler Amenities: Television, Hair Dryer, Gym Nearby, Flexible Check in/out Times, Wireless Internet Access and Last minute rates are offered up to 5 days before travel. See web site for details.
Transportation Services: Ferry Pickup.


Events Hosted: Meetings, Romantic Getaways, Weddings, Family Reunions, Seminars, Business gatherings, Functions and Quilt retreats.
Other Activities: Art Galleries, Bicycling, Fishing, Hiking, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Skiing Cross Country, Water Sports, Antique stores, Quilt shop and Mt. Hosmer with panoramic views of the Mississippi River (20 minute walk).

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Clancy's, Safe House For Pizza, TJ Hunters.

Romantic Interest

Large second floor veranda with porch swing and other ample seating offers beautiful private views of the town below and surrounding bluffs. A great place to relax or to read a book. The Cottage is a very romantic setting with 2 porches, one located right off the upstairs bedroom with beautiful, private views of the Mississippi River and wildlife refuge. The Cottage also has a full kitchen where you can create your own romantic meals.