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Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had the pleasure of booking all 3 rooms at Squirrels Nest for a girls night in Burlington! Ines was such a gracious and accommodating host and I can not say enough amazing things about her and our overall stay! Part of our group slept in the Penthouse which is SO worth it for the view alone! All rooms were...

Thank Amanda N
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

From the photo, we had no idea the house was as old as it was. It is so beautifully maintained inside and out. The addition put on the side/back is complimentary to the historic design of the home. We chose a room on the second floor which had a posturpedic mattress and a view toward the other lovely historic homes...

1Thank Rheadv
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. However, I wish to make one correction. The Bear's Den bed is a king-sized Tempurpedic --- like sleeping on a cloud. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Burlington, IA.

Plano, Texas
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at this Bed and Breakfast. It is nice to stay in a very lovely and comfortable home. It is much better than a hotel. I would highly recommend this lovely home when you come to visit Burlington.

Thank ambking
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our B&B. We hope you can stay with us, again. We very much enjoyed meeting you.

Fort Madison, Iowa
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in the penthouse suite and we were spoiled beyond belief. The breakfast was amazing! The room was cleaned to perfection. We loved the cozy, romantic feel. We enjoyed the jacuzzi tub with the most perfect view of the river. It helped that the room was fully stocked (homemade cookies to boot) and the couple that...

Thank brerosas
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. The Penthouse Suite is a beautiful, romantic experience even on a cold winter's night. It was so wonderful to have met you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay!

Columbus, Georgia
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My wife and I stayed on the top floor suite (aka Squirrel's Nest) and it was amazing. The view was incredible, the room was pristine and fully stocked with towels and toiletries. The hot tub was so relaxing, and we couldn't have imagined a more perfect view of the Mississippi River in all of Iowa. We watched bald eagles fishing...

1Thank michaelganderson
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Our kids gave us 2 nights at the Squirrel's Nest as a gift. They made a great choice. The Innkeepers are very hospitable and are a wealth of knowledge on the history of the house and Burlington in general. We stayed in the Penthouse Suite and were very comfortable. If I have one complaint it would be the small TV....

Thank Mike G
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. Yes, we totally agree with you about the TV. It is on our list of future improvements. This past summer, we had the entire exterior of the Squirrel's Nest B&B, LLC renovated. Hopefully we will have a new TV in the Penthouse very soon!

Reviewed 16 November 2016

I want to keep this place a secret, really. When you climb the steps to the Penthouse suite you feel whisked away to another dimension! Everything was perfect. Bed was comfortable, hot tub for two!, and amazing views of the Mighty Mississippi! My husband still talks about waking up to that breathtaking view. Sunshine gleams through the windows and the...

Thank DMichelle312
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your visit wit us. Thank you for the amazing review!

Reviewed 17 October 2016

My childhood friend and I had gracious hosts for the past four days. We stayed in the Squirrel's Nest Penthouse one night and enjoyed the beautiful view of the Miss River, and use of the whirlpool and kitchenette. The other two nights we slept in the Bear's Den and felt very comfortable in the room, which was quiet and cozy....

1Thank judimac
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit at the Squirrel's Nest B&B, LLC. Your life-long friendship was an inspiration. You are both so blessed to have nurtured each other as friends since childhood, despite living 4 hours east and 4 hours west of the Mississippi River. So glad we were in the middle and you were able to stay...

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stayed for a night while in IA on business. The Berry Patch was so quiet, cheerful and comfortable a room. And my hosts were very welcoming as well as happy to provide directions and recommendations about local eateries. The place also has a quiet side-yard where I was able to do the day's exercises, an unexpected plus! Delicious breakfast and...

2Thank Sandra L
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. The Berry Patch is ideal for individual business travelers. We would love to see you again!

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stayed in the penthouse, which had a beautiful view of the Mississippi river and woke up to a gorgeous sunrise. Bed was very comfortable, and was one of the best breakfasts we've had. The hosts were great people as well.

1Thank pevans42
Artysquirrel, Manager at Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It is very much appreciated. It is our wish for everyone who stays in "The Nest" to awaken rejuvenated and feeling special. We have been so busy with bookings the past few months - with the autumn scenery and the delayed frost. I am finally finding time to catch-up on my Review Response.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voted "Best Breakfast in Iowa" for 2105 & 2016; "Best Overall B&B in Iowa" for 2014 and "Most Scenic View in Iowa" for 2013 & 2014 by Guests of the Iowa Bed & Breakfast Guild. The Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC is situated on the Mississippi River in Burlington, Iowa's historic North Hill District. Originally built as a Victorian farmhouse in 1890 by Edward S. Phelps, the home was remodeled in the 1920's in a French cottage style. It is a thoroughly modern, 21st Century, romantic destination that is owned by an architect and an artist. Selected First Place in 1997 as Best Room Addition in the USA by "Qualified Remodeler" Magazine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC

Address: 500 North St, Burlington, IA 52601-4824
Region: United States > Iowa > Burlington
Price Range: ₹ 5,495 - ₹ 9,697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms looked great!”
michaelganderson, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Spring for the Penthouse”
  • View off the Penthouse deck
mikeg663, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Penthouse suite!”
  • standing by the hot tub
  • neighbor's backyard, and view
  • Shades
  • balcony & windows
  • looking down from hot tub area
  • View
DMichelle312, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“penthouse is worth the upgrade.”
pevans42, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The penthouse offers the best view!”
hross1228, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
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