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Masters Hotel

3603 236th Ave, Burr Oak, IA 52101-7889
+1 563-735-5916
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A Home of Ingalls Family

A very interesting tour of the hotel where the Ingalls worked and lived. Laura Ingalls Wilder fans... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
portage, in
What you don't know

I learned a lot about this missing time of Laura's life. I didn't know this was where Grace was... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Palatine, Illinois
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3603 236th Ave, Burr Oak, IA 52101-7889
+1 563-735-5916
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

A very interesting tour of the hotel where the Ingalls worked and lived. Laura Ingalls Wilder fans should make this a stop.

Thank rfsmith
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I learned a lot about this missing time of Laura's life. I didn't know this was where Grace was born. The visitor center is in an old bank across the street. I followed a group of school kids which was a lot of fun. The...More

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Burr Oak is going to be way out of the way for most travelers, but for Laura Ingalls Wilder lovers, it's an interesting stop. We have been to all the Ingalls sites. This is one of the smallest sites and the one time of her...More

1  Thank specialteacherokc
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

A great surviving building from a little known chapter in the story of the Ingalls family. Several of the rooms have been restored to reflect the time period that Ingalls would have lived there. Some objects from both the hotels documented occupants as well as...More

Thank LadyChal1973
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I missed the last tour, but it was fun to see the hotel and the person at the shop gave me a lot of information on the town and museum. The tour starts in a former bank building that was robbed in the 1930s.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We were on a road trip in Iowa and my husband surprised me by stopping in Burr Oak. As a lifetime major FAN of Laura, I was thrilled, to say the least. I loved it. Loved seeing the hotel, and walking in Laura's very footsteps!

Thank Kathleen3001
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This tiny out of the way Little House site doesn't get the love it deserves. Bonnie is an amazing tour guide, and there is some great history here that is missed in the LH books themselves. It is about 4 hours from Walnut Grove, and...More

Thank rchluth
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Masters hotel is really a tour of the Ingall's family home as they managed the kitchen of the hotel for travelers and particularly the stagecoach. Lots of interesting trivia/information about Laura Ingals Wilder and life during their stay there. The tour is conducted by docents...More

2  Thank 95Corvette
Reviewed 16 August 2014

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Burr Oak was the first Laura Ingalls homesite my 8-year-old daughter and I visited while on a LIW homesite tour last month. It obviously isn’t the biggest of the homesites, but the people there do a wonderful job with...More

4  Thank eskiedogs
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Masters Hotel is out in the middle of nowhere (though not quite as much as the Independence, KS LHotP site). I grew up in small town Iowa but Burr Oak brought a whole new meaning to the word. The address is a Decorah, IA...More

3  Thank Dustin B
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