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Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I fell in love with this Inn the first time we stayed there. The historic feel of the building and rooms are out of this era! We stayed in the Lincoln room (i believe that's the name) and it was the best night sleep I have ever had outside of my own home. The rooms are spacious and play well...

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BnBsAreGreat, Owner at Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review! We always enjoy your visits with us. That room is called the Wild Rose Room and we do have Lincoln pictures and books in there. The bed was made by the same company that made the Lincoln Bed in the White House. Thanks again! Joy

Reviewed 31 July 2016

I've stayed at the Mason House Inn many times in many different rooms. All of the rooms are clean and beautifully decorated. Chuck and Joy make a fantastic breakfast, and they will tell you everything you want to know about the history of the inn, including the resident spirits. I have had personal encounters with the spirits at Mason House...

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BnBsAreGreat, Owner at Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We love when you visit us!

Waverly
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Mason House Inn again while visiting family in the area. Delicious food as usual, comfortable stay, and terrific hosts! We even got to see a spinning wheel that belonged to the Mason family that was brought back to the inn. There is so much to see and so much history in this house!

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BnBsAreGreat, Owner at Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! You and your family always bring such joy to our hearts!

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very nice hotel (with some uninvited guests. It's haunted!), Very unique and the rooms are comfortable. Joy serves a wonderful supper and breakfast along with lots of interesting stories. Be sure to go across the nearby bridge and take pictures at night! We'll be back!

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BnBsAreGreat, Owner at Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We do have some friendly spirits, but nothing scary. We do suppers on occasion, not on a daily basis, when we have special events here. We look forward to seeing you again!

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I surprised my husband and we stayed in the Caboose in the dead of winter (off season) and were welcomed very warmly by the owners. The caboose is so well put together and a fun experience. Although we were the only ones there that weekend, breakfast was served to us, it was delicious and the owners were a delight to...

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BnBsAreGreat, Owner at Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! You guys are so wonderful!

Baxter, Iowa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have stayed at the Mason 24 times the 25th will be in November! Chuck and Joy are delightful and very welcoming. The nicest people you will ever meet. Everytime we have stayed the place has been clean. I have never had a problem or been disappointed when I stayed at Mason. I would guess neither will you

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BnBsAreGreat, Owner at Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We always enjoy your visits with us!

missouri
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I would not be reviewing your lodging if you were not trying to put words in my mouth. Never once did you mention taking our reservation was going to be an inconvenience for you to accommodate us. Nor did you say anything about the number of towels, and that there would be no housekeeping. We did agree upon a $5...

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BnBsAreGreat, Owner at Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. I wish you had said something at the time and I would have stopped your card charge if you cancelled right away. If it was so deplorable, why did you stay two days? I stayed in a motel in Louisiana once that was full of roaches. Never would I trash their...

Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stayed in the Caboose on two separate occasions, once in the winter months and also during the summer. What a great place to get away! We had heat and air conditioning as needed, soft bed, WiFi, satellite tv, our own kitchenette and bathroom, and a beautiful view of the park and river. It was peaceful and relaxing.

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BnBsAreGreat, Owner at Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We always enjoy seeing you and your family! You bring such joy to our lives! ♥

Louisville, Colorado
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I have been traveling to the Mason House four times a year since 2005 and look forward to every trip. Joy and Chuck are always super friendly and accommodating. The Inn is always well maintained and clean and the food is to die for! I love all of the historic rooms but my favorite is the caboose! I'm already looking...

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BnBsAreGreat, Owner at Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We always enjoy your visits with us!

Reviewed 9 July 2016

My Mother and I had planned on staying at another location in Bentonsport, but the owners of that accommodation had a family emergency so we had to find another location with less than a days notice. We decided on the Caboose as we wanted something with a kitchenette since we were bringing our own breakfast. The owner of the Caboose...

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BnBsAreGreat, Owner at Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit with us. What I am hearing is that you did not want to be here in the first place. The place you wanted cancelled on you. When your mother made the reservation I told her we had plans and were not taking any guests that day, but she sounded so desperate...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1846, this antique hotel is full of original antiques. A little off the beaten path, but well worth the trip. See our web site for directions. Caboose Cottage is a real railcar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage

Address: 21982 Hawk Dr, Bentonsport, IA 52565-8260
Region: United States > Iowa > Bentonsport
Price Range: $78 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Historic Charm, Wonderful Owners”
 of 5 bubbles AndiNorwich, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We loved staying in the converted caboose!”
 of 5 bubbles nyackgirl47, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room #5 has many windows with a view of the river. #7 has a bed with a fantastic headboard.”
 of 5 bubbles dennisk359, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are different, so I recommend trying any or all of them each time you stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 815kristinh, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Room 5 seemed to have the most activity as well as room one. But room one was right to your left as you entered the Inn. Not very private or quiet. Did not like the cabosse that they offer. All of the rooms are very old, so expect that as well. No real modern updates, except for a shower and toilet, of course.”
 of 5 bubbles 306kurtj, 26 Aug 2013 | Read review
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