Built in 1846, Mason House Inn & Caboose Cottage is a quaint steamboat river inn in Iowa that offers an authentic riverside getaway for the whole family. Serving guests for over a 170 years, the charming Inn offers nine country-style accommodations with private bathrooms and a secluded caboose cottage with a fully equipped kitchen for families, all of which have comfy furnishings and modern amenities.

A delicious breakfast is served every morning, and guest rooms have cookie jars with freshly baked treats in them for late night snacks. Mason House Inn & Caboose Cottage is situated in the charming town of Keosauqua on the bend of the Des Moines River, which boasts a unique blend of historic architecture, quaint shops and inviting eateries and cafés. Hospitality abounds, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, golf, and tennis.



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Guest Accommodations

Mason House Inn & Caboose Cottage features nine well-appointed guest rooms with cottage-style furnishings, private bathrooms, and modern amenities.

The Bentonsport Room is located on the first floor and features a queen-size bed with Tempur-Pedic Ergo mattress, deluxe linens and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath, fresh towels, and branded toiletries. The room has a solid hand-carved walnut dresser and a 1882 stove with a foot warmer.

The Wash House Room is found on the first floor and has a king-size bed with Tempur-Pedic Ergo mattress, deluxe linens and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath, fresh towels, and branded toiletries. Appropriately named, the room has an early wooden washing machine as the bedside table and an old wringer/tub stand, and a private porch overlooking the river.

Set in what was once Bonaparte's train station, the General Store Room has a private entrance from a front porch with a swing and features a king-size bed and two twin beds with Tempur-Pedic Ergo mattress, deluxe linens, and hypoallergenic pillows. An en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath, fresh towels, and branded toiletries, and the room is stocked with old tins of staples once used to set up housekeeping in 1850.

Located on the second floor and named for one of the first steamboats plying the Des Moines River in the 1800s, the Maid of the Iowa Room is decorated with prints and paintings of ships and features an extra-long double bed and a twin bed with Tempur-Pedic Ergo mattresses, deluxe linens, and hypoallergenic pillows. An en-suite bathroom has a shower, fresh towels, and branded toiletries.

Once the bedroom of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mason, the Mason Suite features a three-piece hand-carved walnut set with a seven-foot, extra-long double sleigh bed in Tempur-Pedic Ergo mattress, deluxe linens and hypoallergenic pillows and a dresser. Two twin beds in an adjoining room make this room ideal for families, which also features a nine-foot-tall pier mirror and a 1873 “Evening Star” stove with a foot warmer.

Overlooking the river, the old iron bridge, and the village of Bentonsport, the Des Moines Suites features a queen-size and two twin beds with Tempur-Pedic Ergo mattresses, deluxe linens, and hypoallergenic pillows and an en-suite bathroom have a shower, fresh towels, and branded toiletries.

Named after the state flower and decorated with Lincoln books and memorabilia, the Wild Rose Room features a handcrafted dark walnut bed with a nine-foot headboard, Tempur-Pedic Ergo mattresses, deluxe linens and hypoallergenic pillows.

The Ashland Room offers a hand-carved red elm headboard and extra-long double bed with Tempur-Pedic Ergo mattresses, deluxe linens and hypoallergenic pillows, and a twin-size sleeper sofa bed for a small adult. An en-suite bathroom has a shower, fresh towels, and branded toiletries.

The private Caboose Cottage features a fully equipped kitchen, dining area with table and chairs, and a queen-size bed with Tempur-Pedic Ergo mattresses, deluxe linens, and hypoallergenic pillows. An en-suite bathroom has a shower, fresh towels, and branded toiletries, and modern amenities in the cottage include a flat-screen television with cable channels, air-conditioning and heating, and a computer port.

Dining

Mason House Inn & Caboose Cottage serves a continental breakfast every morning with a range of delicious options, including cereals, preserves, fresh fruit and juices, yogurt, freshly baked pastries and bread, pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties and hot coffee and tea.

Amenities and Recreation

Amenities at the Mason House Inn & Caboose Cottage include a continental breakfast every morning, and guest rooms have cookie jars with freshly baked treats in them for late night snacks. The Inn is situated in Keosauqua on the bend of the Des Moines River, which offers a variety of historic architecture, inviting eateries and cafés and quaint shops, along with outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, golf, and tennis.

21982 Hawk Drive, Keosauqua, IA 52565, Phone: 800-592-3133

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