Beiderbecke Inn Bed and Breakfast

532 West 7th Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803
Innkeeper(s): Pam LaRoque
  • Introduction

    Beiderbecke Bed & Breakfast - Davenport, Iowa, frontThe Beiderbecke mansion of Iowa is a unique example of Stick style architecture prevalent during the Victorian era complete with a tower, turret and balconies.

    Located in the historic Davenport Gold Coast, Charles and Louise Beiderbecke built this home overlooking the Mississippi River in 1880.

    This home is an elegant example of how the wealthy lived during the 19th century. The home is spacious with 5,000 square feet of living space, eleven foot ceilings and eight foot doors.

    Featured are two parlors, a library, receiving hall and a grand staircase. The massive hickory entry doors and rare chestnut woodwork add to its beauty and uniqueness. Seven of the original nine fireplaces remain.

    The house is furnished with many Victorian antiques, showcased by an 1898 grand piano. A full breakfast will be served in the formal dining room. Charles and Louise built this home in 1880 and moved in with their four children. Charles was a partner in Beiderbecke and Miller Wholesale Groceries. He made his fortune selling to the army, wagon trains heading west, riverboats traveling the Mississippi, and local stores.

    Whether you are enjoying a summer evening on the veranda overlooking the Mississippi River or sitting by a cozy fire, your stay at the Beiderbecke Inn will be a memorable getaway. Relax in the parlor over a game of pool on a professional pool table.

    For your comfort we have added central geo-thermal heating and air conditioning. Wi-Fi is available for our guests.

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  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Pam for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Travelers stay because we are close to the Mississippi River & downtown, to museums, local restaurants & we live in a historical area with big restored mansions.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We have the house restored to its Victorian period with antique furniture, lighting, and detail to architectural features like wallpaper, crown molding and ceiling medallions.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Mississippi River and the many things to do in the quad city area.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The best compliment is how awesome the house has been restored. Many guests compare it to how they would feel if they could stay in Downtown Abby.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret is there is so much to do in the area you can't see everything in one week end.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    They should ride the river boat Celebration Belle, visit all the area museums and Figge Art Museum, take in a River Bandits baseball game and enjoy the view of the Mississippi River from the stadium which is on the river, visit 2 botanical gardens, stroll along the Mississippi River, enjoy Circa 21 dinner theater and so much more.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Several museums, nice restaurants, baseball stadium, and the Mississippi River all within walking distance from our Inn.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We enjoy Sippi's, Woodfire Grille, Duck City Bistro and Bix Bistro.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Visitors can go to for many area attractions and information.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 4 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets.


  • Area Attractions

    • Mississippi River is a short walk
    • LeClaire park hosting numerous summer festivals and activities
    • Bike paths along Mississippi River
    • Close to Palmer College, St Ambrose University, Augustana College