According to Judy Fein, in an article published in a 2012 issue of Psychology Today, “Vacations are a necessity, not a luxury.” Today’s hectic lifestyles wreak havoc on the nervous system. The average working American citizen is under mega stress daily. Chronic stress takes a toll on the body and effects people mentally and physically. A weekend getaway at one of these four bed and breakfasts in Iowa may be just what the doctor prescribes.
- Charlie-Jane's Bed and Breakfast: The proprietors of Charlie-Jane's Bed and Breakfast, located in Mount Ayr, Iowa, welcome guests to rejuvenate in a relaxing atmosphere. Guests may enjoy the surrounding hillside from a comfortable porch chair or take a stroll down Madison Street with that special someone. Guests are provided with an extravagant selection of breakfast entrees.
- The Inn at Potter's Mill: The Inn at Potter's Mill overlooks Mill Creek as it meets the mighty Mississippi River in Bellevue, Iowa. The Inn is a full service bed and breakfast offering delectable food and graced with historic charm. The Captain Potter’s Suite has a beautiful king size four poster bed. Guests are lulled to sleep by the sound of water trickling down the limestone ledges of the mill.
- Mont Rest Bed and Breakfast: Mont Rest Bed and Breakfast, located in Bellevue, Iowa, is also known as the murder mystery hotel. The inn was constructed in 1893 on a nine acre wooded bluff. The bluff provides panoramic views of riverboats traveling the awesome Mississippi River. The innkeeper has placed rocking chairs conveniently on the porch for guest’s relaxed viewing pleasure. Rooms are nicely appointed with antiques and guests are furnished with plush bathrobes. In room therapeutic massage is available upon request. See schedule available on inn website for upcoming murder mystery dates.
- Redstone Inn: The Redstone Inn & Suites, located in Dubuque, Iowa, is a boutique hotel offering standard rooms, deluxe rooms, junior suites and deluxe suites. The rooms and suites are accommodated with fine antiques and linens, and each room has a private bath. The décor transports guests back to a bygone era. The full service bed and breakfast inn pampers guests with a delectable breakfast each morning.
*Photo courtesy of Redstone by Teemu008 at Flickr's Creative Commons.