Chuck and Joy Hanson invite you to stay in their charming 167 year old Mason House Inn Bed & Breakfast, located in historic Bentonsport, Iowa. This antique hotel was built in 1846 by Mormon craftsmen coming from Nauvoo, Illinois, as a hotel for the steamboat travelers. It has been used as a hospital three different times, and was also a station on the Underground Railroad. Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Des Moines River, Bentonsport is one of the Villages of Van Buren County that were among Southeast Iowa's very first settlements. Our Caboose Cottage is in a real 1952 railroad caboose from the Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway line from Texas. It features a queen-size bed, satellite TV with DVD player, free wireless internet access, a dining area, full kitchen and private bathroom with shower. Breakfast is served in the main house with the other guests. A great, fun place to stay for train enthusiasts of all ages.
Whether you come to Centerville, Iowa on business, to visit friends or relatives or just to enjoy a few days of vacation, Joyce Stufflebeem would like you to stay with them at One of A Kind. You will enjoy your stay in this historic and stately 34 room mansion built in 1867. Be sure to stop by the Tea Room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the first floor you will find a gift shop with collectibles, antiques and reproductions that take you back to "yesteryear." Many items are handmade on the premises. You will also find artist supplies for painting, needle arts as well as instruction books for arts and crafts. When you stay at One of A Kind, you will be within just a few steps of the shops on the Centerville town square. Also, you will be within walking distance of the city park where you can swim, play tennis or just enjoy resting and watching the squirrels romp. Beautiful Lake Rathbun is only twelve minutes away.