Lovely stay at this pre-Civil War Bed and Breakfast. The common areas and the bedrooms were very comfortable and welcoming. The bed was wonderful. The place has a feeling of warmth and history and welcome. The breakfast was great. Ken, our host, greeted us and told us a bit of history of the house and the area. He invited us to look around, so we were immediately comfortable in the space. We were on a drive around this area looking for leaves and breweries. Wonderful place to relax for the evening. There are only four rooms in this Inn, so we did not feel crowded or unsafe as far as COVID goes. We found a local restaurant down the street - good food, not fancy. Over all a lovely relaxed stay at the Black Horse.
Took a chance on staying at a B&B and we are glad we did. Nice room. The whole house was very cool and interesting. The fresh scratch made breakfast in the morning was very good. Our host was very friendly as well
My two night stay at The Black Horse Inn was everything I hoped for and more. Ken met me at the kitchen (which smelled heavenly because the the banana bread baking for breakfast the next day!) door and warmly welcomed me to the Inn with a short history of the building and tour of things I needed to know about. He helped me carry my bags up the stairs to my third floor room, a cozy spot to be sure. I had the time tomexpomore kinds of books and crannies at the Inn over the days I stayed and found it all utterly charming. My bed was comfortable with super soft linens and just the right amount of blankets/quilts. Four pillows kept me propped up in style. My bathroom had ample space with enough hot water to take my usual shower. Everything was clean and up to date with all the amenities promised and then some, including a dish of M & Ms with a tiny scoop and bottles of water! I had an early kennel tour the next morning (6:30 AM) so Ken graciously met me at 5:45 AM with that banana bread I had smelled baking and some fresh fruit before I took off for the day. I returned mid afternoon to do some reading in the Beergarden under the shade of some gorgeous trees as Ken decorated for Memorial Day and got the seasons plants in their pots. Then outside of the Inn was just as charming as the inside. The attention to every detail shows everywhere you look. This morning I was served a scrumptious breakfast (which I had custom ordered the morning before) which could have fed two! As Inkedt my room to go home, Ken met me on the stairs and carried my bag down to the main floor and out the front door, bidding me farewell on the front step with words encouraging me to come back again, which I most certainly plan to do! * A word of warning for those who cannot do stairs, there is an elevator to the rooms on the second floor, but third floor residents need to climb a fairly steep set of stairs to get to their rooms.…
The town is quaint. The inn is charming and historical. Our room, the Buena Vista Suite, is lovely. The common areas are warm and inviting. The host is gracious. Breakfast is delicious. It was a perfect spot to stay while we explored eastern Iowa.
Black Horse Inn is exactly what I'd hoped for when I decided to take a weekend to relax and recharge - clean, cozy and quiet. The inn has a very interesting history and is truly impressive inside and out. Ken is an amazing host (be sure to enjoy his gourmet breakfasts!) with lots of great suggestions for area activities. Enjoy!