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Squirrel's Nest Bed and Breakfast, LLC
500 North Street
Burlington, IA, 52601, United States

Squirrel's Nest Bed and Breakfast, LLC

The Squirrel’s Nest Bed & Breakfast, LLC, owned by an architect and an artist, provides an awesome, panoramic view of the Mississippi River Valley from the penthouse balcony and from the first-story deck. A leisurely walk through the neighborhoods of the Historic North Hill District's Victorian mansions can easily take you downhill to numerous, downtown specialty and antique shops. You may also relax and dine at a variety of fabulous, quality restaurants. All are within walking distance for you to enjoy; however, the walk uphill is a bit more difficult ... Reservations can be made online or by phone. Pamper yourself in our quiet rooms and enjoy a romantic "Squirrel Love" breakfast in our river-view dining room.

The Squirrel's Nest Penthouse Suite is an award winning destination!

"Most Scenic View in Iowa" for 2012 & 2013

  • Good Morning

Guests of the Iowa Bed & Breakfast Guild voted ... Squirrel's Nest B&B, LLC was chosen "Most Scenic View in Iowa" for 2012 & 2013

Tripadvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence

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Best Room Addition in the USA!  In 1997, Qualified Remodeler magazine chose the Squirrel's Nest Penthouse Suite as the BEST room addition in the USA.

Room Rates:

Squirrel's Nest Penthouse Suite - $150/night/couple 

Bear's Den Room - $85/night/couple 

Berry Patch - $75/night/couple

  • Breakfast

Environmentally friendly accommodations - recycle all glass, metal, & plastics; compost all organic waste; practice non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning. All drinking water is filtered with a ZERO water filter, including water used for coffee/tea - http://www.zerowater.com/

  • Black Raspberry Scone

Romantic Heart-shaped Scone

Black Raspberry on the inside

  Frosted with our special
Black Raspberry Devonshire Cream

  • AA SquirreLove Breakfast

"Squirrel-Love" Breakfast

Guests in the Penthouse eat Squirrel-shaped Melon

Guests in the Bear's Den eat Bear-shaped Melon

Entree: Oven-baked Denver Omelet

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"Bear Meets Squirrel"

When melon is in season in Iowa, guests can eat both

Entree: Maple Syrup & Pecan French Toast served in a Ramekin

  • Snake Alley in April

Welcome to Scenic, Historic Burlington, IA!

A special place that is a totally unique architectural paradise. Learn more about Snake Alley ... http://www.snakealley.com/

Photo of Snake Alley taken in early May, 2014 by Chelsea Stevens.

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Trip Advisor's latest reviews:

While traveling for business I needed a place to stay in eastern Iowa and quickly used the trip adviser app and found this place with high marks in Burlington. What a find. I try to stay in B&B's as much as possible in my travels. After 34 years in hundreds of different inns from Cape Cod, Mass. to Sequim, Washington, I would rate the Squirrel's Nest #1 in total experience. Most of the reviewers mention the view which is incredible but that is only part of the overall ambiance of the totally charming penthouse suite. Delightful conversation, delicious food, and attention to details made for an unforgettable stay.

“Fabulous view, breakfasts and overall stay”

During our recent visit to Burlington, Iowa, we had the good fortune to stay at the Squirrel's Nest Bed and Breakfast. We stayed in the Penthouse and had a wonderful view of the Mississippi River. Every item served to us at breakfast was gourmet. Our hosts were charming and we were very comfortable. I wholeheartedly endorse the Squirrel's Nest Bed and Breakfast for your next stay in the Burlington, Iowa area.

  • Steamboat on the river

Riverboats frequently travel along the Mississippi River.

The Queen of the Mississippi docked in downtown near the Port of Burlington on Monday, August 4, 2014.

It was photographed by Sherry Ohlmutz from the balcony of the Squirrel's Nest B&B, LLC Penthouse Suite on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 as it made the trip north to St. Paul, MN.

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Queen of the Mississippi

Photo by Sherry Ohlmutz

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Queen of the Mississippi

Photo by Sherry Ohlmutz

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Queen of the Mississippi

Photo by Roy Rocky Phillips

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Queen of the Mississippi

Photo by Sherry Ohlmutz

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Queen of the Mississippi

Photo by Sherry Ohlmutz

Rooms

Penthouse Suite

Voted "Most Scenic View" in Iowa for 2012 - Private, quiet, relaxing. Panoramic, bluff view of the Mississippi River - Riverview balcony - Full-bath with shower - Elevated Whirlpool - Bed + Futon. Free Satellite TV & WiFi available.

Bears Den

Second floor - quietly relax with the television or read a book. King-size Tempurpedic bed - Private full-bath with shower - Street view with large shuttered, bay window. Extended families, and those traveling with friends, also reserve the Penthouse Suite to enjoy the third floor view; or they reserve the Berry Patch to save money.

Berry Patch

Second floor - small room with full-sized bed - private full-bath with tub/shower combination. WiFi access with NO television in this room.

Penthouse Suite

Voted "Most Scenic View" in Iowa for 2012 - Private, quiet, relaxing. Panoramic, bluff view of the Mississippi River - Riverview balcony - Full-bath with shower - Elevated Whirlpool - Bed + Futon - There will be a $10 charge for set-up of the futon as a second bed.
  • Bluff View
  • Riverview balcony
  • Massaging hot tub
  • Kitchenette
  • HDTV
  • DVD player
  • Private bath
  • Refrigerator
  • First floor deck access

Bears Den

Second floor - quietly relax with the television or read a book. King-size, Tempurpedic bed - Private full-bath with shower - Street view with large shuttered, bay window. Extended families, and those traveling with friends, also reserve the Penthouse Suite to enjoy the third floor view; or they reserve the Berry Patch to save money and have adjacent rooms.
  • HDTV
  • Private bath
  • Refrigerator
  • Street-view Bay Window
  • First floor deck access

Berry Patch

Second floor - small room with full-sized bed - private full-bath with tub/shower combination. WiFi access with no television in this room.

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Location

Squirrel's Nest Bed and Breakfast, LLC
Local Attractions
Heritage Center
Gallery Gift Shop
Snake Alley
Burlington By the Book
Mosquito Park
Restaurants
The Drake
Martini's Grille
La Tavola Italian Restaurant
Gator's Grill & Spirits
Big Muddy's
Napoli Pizza & Restaurant

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