Saint Ansgar, IA 

Blue Belle Inn B&B

PO Box 205
513 W 4th St
Saint Ansgar, IA 50472-0205 US
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Rates: $45 to $375
Total Rooms: 11
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (19 reviews)


Circa 1896. This home was purchased from a Knoxville, Tenn., mail-order house. It's difficult to believe that stunning features, such as a tin ceiling, stained-glass windows, intricate woodwork and pocket doors could have come via the mail, but these original items are still here for guests to admire. Rooms are named after books special to the innkeeper. Four of the rooms include a whirlpool tub for two, and the Never Neverland room has a clawfoot tub. Other rooms offer a skylight, fireplace or perhaps a white iron bed. During the Christmas season, every room has its own decorated tree. The innkeeper hosts a variety of themed luncheons, dinners and events, such as the April in Paris cooking workshop, Mother's Day brunches, the "Some Enchanted Evening" dinner, Murder Mysteries, Ladies nights, Writer's Retreats, quilting seminars and horse-drawn sleigh rides.Publicity and Awards: Minneapolis Star Tribune, Post-Bulletin, Midwest Living, Country, AAA Home & Away, Des Moines Register, Country Home, Iowan Magazine, American Patchwork and Quilting, New York Times, HGTV Restore America, KTTC - Rochester, MN.Location: Country and Small town.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $45 to $375
Payment types accepted include Personal Checks, Discover, Travelers Checks, Visa, American Express, Master Card and Cash.
Rooms: This property has 11 total guest accommodations, 8 with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 3 with whirlpools, 5 total suites, including 2 two-bedroom suites and 1 three-bedroom suite, 1 cottage, 1 guest house and 2 conference rooms.
The types of beds available include Twin, Queen, King and Double.


Cancellation: Deposit of 1/2 down will be forfeited unless room is rerented. If less than 1 week prior, payment in full is expected if not rerented. If rerented, a credit on account less $10 is carried forward to next visit. No penalties for weather crisis.
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast and Snacks/Refreshments.
Types of meals: Lunch, Brunch, Vegetarian Breakfast, Country Breakfast, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Continental Plus Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Restaurant on Premises, Banquet Service, Room Service, Snacks/Refreshments, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Gourmet Lunches and Visit website for a quarterly schedule of events/menus with weekly specials.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Reading Lamps, CD Player, Refrigerator, Central Air, Stereo, Clock Radio, Coffeemaker, Television, Desk, VCR, Hot Tub/Spa/Jaccuzi, Fireplace, Bathrobes, Bath Amenities, Wireless Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Handicap accessibility and Jacuzzis for two.
Amenities On Site: Library, Parlor Games, Computers, PC, Copy Machine, Phone, Fax, Fireplace, Handicap Access, Limited Handicap Access, Television, VCR, Laundry Facilities, handicap unit with ramp & roll-in shower, kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, wireless Internet access, piano, movies, popcorn and complimentary snacks.
Business Traveler Amenities: Wireless Internet Access, Television, Iron/Ironing Board, Internet Access, Hair Dryer, Gym Nearby, Flexible Check in/out Times, Flexible Cancellation, FAX On-site, Desk and Daily Newspapers.
Languages Spoken: German

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available
Nearby Recommended Spas:
Advance Spa - Sheryl Krebsbach


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are Nov. 1-April 30, Tuesday-Friday nights only. Holidays and Dec. 26-31 excluded. Subject to availability.


Events Hosted: Meetings, Romantic Getaways, Family Reunions, Seminars, Weddings, handicappped guests, murder mysteries, cooking seminars, ladies nights, wine tastings, live concerts, scrapbooking retreats and quilting retreats.
Other Activities: Skiing Cross Country, Shopping (Local Crafts), Parks, Museums, Live Theater, Hiking, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Bicycling, Antiquing, Wineries, Water Sports, hunting, Music Man Square, Hormel Spam museum and Clear Lake.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

The Blue Belle Inn Tea House.

Historic Interest

Historic sites nearby: Indian fort (4 miles), heritage museum (1 mile)

Romantic Interest

The decor and ambiance are very romantic. Private whirlpools, fireplaces and cozy loveseats for snuggling. Quiet and private.