Eastern Iowa is home to the best B&B in the entire state! A new article from Love Exploring has recognized the Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage in Bentonsport as the top bed and breakfast in Iowa.

Mason House Inn Bed & Breakfast, Facebook
Mason House Inn Bed & Breakfast, Facebook

Mason House Inn is located at 21982 Hawk Drive and has a VERY long history. It was built back in 1846! Here's what Love Exploring has to say about the inn:

"Rooms reflect the past – think old-fashioned quilts, rocking chairs and sleigh beds – plus there’s the Caboose Cottage that’s inside, yes, a real caboose rail wagon. It's set in the village of Bentonsport, with a historic center dotted with churches, well-preserved general stores, and an old wagon bridge, all little changed since its time as a 19th-century steamboat port."

According to the official website, the Mason House Inn was initially built as a hotel for steamboat travelers, but it was also used as a hospital three different times, and it was a station on the Underground Railroad. It's also rumored that the inn is haunted, which means that it IS available for paranormal investigations! Check out a recent "haunting" video on the official Instagram HERE.

The Mason House Inn has eight rooms available, as well as the Caboose Cottage, which is located on the property. The Caboose Cottage is "fully equipped with modern amenities," including a kitchen, a dining area, a bedroom, heat/air conditioning, a satellite TV, and a private bathroom. It can hold a maximum of three guests.

If you're looking for other great places to stay across the state, here are the top 10 inns and B&Bs in Iowa according to Trip Advisor:

The 10 Best B&Bs in Iowa According to Trip Advisor

If you're looking for a great place to stay in Iowa, here are the top 10 inns/bed & breakfasts according to Trip Advisor!

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  1. Belmont Hill Victorian Bed And Breakfast - 1525 Cherokee Drive NW, Cedar Rapids
  2. The Oakwood Inn - 23131 Nature Center Rd, Spirit Lake
  3. Die Heimat Country Inn - 4434 V St, Homestead
  4. Brown Street Inn - 430 Brown St, Iowa City
  5. A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast - 2 Bella Vista Pl, Iowa City
  6. Oak Meadow Delight Bed & Breakfast - 2814 Oak Meadow Dr, Ottumwa
  7. Mont Rest Inn - 300 Spring St, Bellevue
  8. Heavenly Habitat Bed & Breakfast - 218 S 2nd Ave, Winterset
  9. The Hancock House - 1105 Grove Terrace, Dubuque
  10. Squirrel's Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC - 500 North St, Burlington

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