Strawberry Farm Bed & Breakfast
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Strawberry Farm Bed and Breakfast is rich with history. Giant Oak trees surround this Victorian brick farmhouse and multilevel barn in Muscatine, Iowa. Four generations of Smith descendants have lived in this home since 1868, including the innkeepers Karl (great-grandson) and his wife Linda.
Muscatine is located 20 miles west of Quad Cities along the Mississippi River. The Inn is conveniently located just off of the 61 by-pass, inside the city limits, close to shopping, restaurants, churches, and businesses. So whether relaxing and unwinding, or preparing for a business meeting, you will find the perfect niche with delightful memories in the making.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Karl and Linda Reichert for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Tourism, business, and/or family events.
What are you best known for?
Awesome food, friendly service
What makes your inn unique?
The family history, and our 1850's home.
What do you love most about your inn?
The wonderful guests who stay here.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The Mississippi River.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The guests said they truly loved their stay.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Muscatine's beautiful sunsets over the Mississippi River, which oh by the way, runs East to West.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Visit the: Mississippi River, Wild Cat Den State Park, Pine Creek Grist Mill, Ardon Creek Winery, World Class Soccer Fields, Muscatine History and Industry Museum, Muscatine Art Museum.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The School Board Office,3 churches, Muscatine High School.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Francesca's, Guadalajara, Port City Underground.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
www.VisitMuscatine.com (has copy of visitors guide)
How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
Yes we accept pets only in 2 rooms. Pets must have a cage. Must be pre-approved.
Following a great night's sleep, a full fare breakfast awaits the guests.
Served until 11 a.m. in the dining room or in your bedroom (with prior arrangement), the full breakfast is always a healthy mixture of fresh fruit, homemade baked goods and a hot entree.
Because we know that everyone's tastes are not the same, we offer several daily menu suggestions from which to choose. Of course, you can always have fresh coffee or tea, milk and juice to start your day.
History of Strawberry Farm
Lush strawberries once grew on the 3.7 acres surrounding the house. It was indeed a real strawberry farm from 1868 until 1955. The beginning house was built in the 1850's. A major exterior renovation took place in 1880. There has been very little exterior change since that time.
Strawberry Farm Bed and Breakfast offers guests comfortable accommodations with excellent, unobtrusive service.
Guests can enjoy conversation and tea in the formal front parlor, snuggle up with a good book, or watch television or a movie in the comfy room, or dream a quiet dream in the hammock on the screen porch. A walk about the property may even produce a deer family, interesting birds, or other wildlife. In the summer flowers of the past bloom about the yard and a vegetable garden grows near the back fence.
Make yourself at home in the dining room, living room, and screened porch, or retire to the privacy of your own room.
The interior of the home has been completely renovated and tastefully decorated with family heirlooms and period antiques. Each room is a delightful blend of charm and elegance. The five bedrooms are thoughtfully decorated with the guests needs and comforts in mind.
Antiques, overstuffed chairs, writing tables and wonderful beds become your haven at Strawberry Farm Bed and Breakfast.
Things To Do
Muscatine offers many kinds of entertainment. At your request, we will happily make recommendations and reservations for you.
Some local attractions are:
- Antique and Specialty Shops
- Muscatine Art Center
- Pearl City Station at Riverside Park
- Pearl Button Museum
- Geneva Golf and Country Club
- Municipal Golf Club
- Kent Stein Softball and Baseball Complex
- Muscatine Soccer Complex
- Mad Creek Green Belt
- Muscatine Island Fresh Produce Markets
- Mississippi River Lock and Dam 16
- Muscatine Community College
- Muscatine High School
- HNI Allsteel GPC/Kent Feeds World Headquarters
- Stanley Consultants
A short drive away you will find:
- Amana Colonies
- Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
- University of Iowa Campus, Old Capitol Museum
- Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa
- Kalona, Amish Community
- Putnam Museum of Art
- The Pine Creek Grist Mill at Wild Cat Den State Park,Melpine School,Old Stone Church
- Quad City Mallards Hockey
- Quad City River Bandits
- Davenport Children's Museum
- Figg Art Museum