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Elkader Jailhouse Inn

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Houston, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Elkader Jailhouse Inn three times in the last year. Julie is the perfect host and adds so much to the experience. Breakfast is great and the rooms are awesome. We have already booked ourselves again for next year.

1Thank PigsINPeril
Grinnell, Iowa
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

From the outside you would just expect a lovely b n b, as this limestone mansion sits hilltop. But your morning meal will be served in a large dining room that was once a jail as recently as 2006. Our room was an expansive spa bath, and the bedroom's modern and relaxed elegance. We'll be back.

1Thank KatrinaBiker58
Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I'm always pleasantly surprised to find places like this when I travel. Julie was amazing to work with from the beginning to the end! The bed was really comfortable & her husband got up early to shovel a path for me. I highly recommend this place to stay if you are visitor for any reason.

1Thank rinsostjoe
Davis, California
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful and restful night in this historic jail house, now converted upstairs to a very nice B & B in beautiful Elkader, Iowa. Julie was just great -- friendly, helpful, and professional. The property is located on a hill on the outskirts of town, about a mile walk to the little downtown with its shops, restaurants, and...

1Thank Jack K
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Comfortable, friendly, and interesting. Julie is a wonderful host with knowledge of the entire area. The Inn overlooks the entire town. And, the breakfast in the jail was excellent. Elkader is a great place to use as a base to explore the entire NE Iowa.

1Thank workjc
Reviewed 16 August 2015

My family had the luck of having this gem all to ourselves. We needed three rooms: my husband, son, and I shared the attic (my son slept on a mattress on the floor - plenty of room), my brother, sister-in-law and two children had a two bedroom suite, and my parents had a room of their own. We were served...

1Thank Genkijules
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to stay when visiting NE Iowa. Julie is a great hostess who cooks gourmet breakfasts. Definitely recommend this place. Not far from the Mississippi River. Scenic drives all around. Downtown Elkader is an interesting place to explore.

1Thank Lyn S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a place in NE Iowa to spend a couple nights and came across the Jailhouse B&B via trip advisor. What a wonderful place. Julie the host was warm and accommodating and our room was very clean and comfortable. The old jail where breakfast is served was very interesting and unique. We would definitely recommend and hope...

3Thank coahd
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This was a working jail right up until 2006. Sitting in the old cellblock for breakfast definitely gave me the chills! Fascinating to see all the old metal rivets used to keep the prisoners under lock and key. The rooms are upstairs and each one beautifully decorated and comfortable! Innkeeper Julie has really put her heart and soul into this...

1Thank Caroline U
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We attended a family reunion in Elkader, and the Jailhouse Inn exceeded our expectations. Great breakfasts, comfortable rooms, interesting & unique lounge, nice grounds, friendly host (Julie). The kids had a great time in the jailhouse proper - escorting each other into the cells. We had a great time! We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone - especially if...

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Address: Elkader, IA
Region: United States > Iowa > Elkader
Number of rooms: 3
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“Book early! This great place books up fast.”
PigsINPeril, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any of the rooms are amazing---families will love the 2 bedroom suite--couples the 3rd floor suite OR the second floor room that has an amazing bathroom that is bigger than the whole bedroom!!! No room has a bad view!”
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LibbeyL, 7 Oct 2012 | Read review
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Banden, 9 Aug 2012 | Read review
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