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Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One if the owners, Valerie, had an uncle who donated land for the Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve. It is just a four or five mile drive from Grinnell. I go there every time to walk the prairies, listen to the rooster pheasants crow and watch the redwing blackbirds fly in the marshes. Grinnell is a Gem and family owned businesses...

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Flossmoor, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a four and a half hour drive, we arrived on a Friday evening. Valerie left great instructions about where to park and how to get to our room, since we arrived late. We had a pleasant stay. Breakfast was delicious and just what we needed before embarking upon a full day of visiting Grinnell College and the surrounding town....

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of lovely things about this house - especially if you like antiques. The house is beautiful and decorated with antiques. The instructions are very clear (and low tech... handwritten envelopes and everything!). The bed was incredibly comfortable, and the selection of pillows was fantastic, the room was lovely. The location can't be beat - walking distance...

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Cresskill, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We stayed to visit Grinnell College. The accommodations were wonderful! The bed was very comfortable, bathroom was updated and the breakfast delicious. The location is close to the college as well as downtown.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The BnB was ideally located for visiting my daughter at Grinnell College. Valerie was a lovely hostess, the room was cozy, comfortable and included many nice touches to make my stay very comfortable including a luxurious robe, room darkening shades, and plenty of room for my belongings. The breakfast was wonderful with delicious local ingredients. Thanks for a very nice...

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

What a very charming B&B! The community areas were comfortable and inviting. Loved my room and appreciated the reverse osmosis water in my room as Grinnell has well water. Breakfast was delightful in the charming room for two. Valerie is welcoming and accommodating!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Spent the weekend in Grinnell and stayed at the Spaulding Inn B&B. Wonderful place, wonderful owners, beautiful building, close to downtown and the college. One morning I had breakfast with the owners (Valerie and Tim) and they shared so many great local stories, provided insight into the area, and really made me feel at home. The Inn is an older...

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Val and Rick are salt of the earth people. They went above and beyond for our family in a time of need. The hospitality was flawless, the home is unique and by far has the most welcoming feeling! Thank you Val and Rick for all you did! You are both so wonderful and I'm lucky to have met you.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Spaulding Inn is clean, quiet, and close to the college. The hosts are welcoming and low key. They made the stay easy and pleasant. Breakfast includes Valerie's homemade bread and local jam. A great value for accommodations in Grinnell.

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very Victorian style b&b. Great location in relation to downtown and campus. Great grocery store across the street with prepared foods and general groceries. Clear instructions on getting in and getting keys to doors and rooms. The Burr Oak room is the only room wth it's own bathroom, and has an adjacent bedroom that can create a nice two bedroom...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 1907 Spaulding Home showcases a large staircase, 2 fireplaces, burl walnut and oak woodwork, leaded stained glass windows, and Quoizel chandiliers. Within 2 blocks of college and downtown. Nearby bike trail, Ahrens Park, Krumm Preserve, 2 golf courses, aquatic center with water slides and lazy river, and 18 hole disc golf course. Local and organic foods along with other sustainable practices are a priority. Mattresses in 5 of the 6 rooms and all pillows are made by Savvy Rest, rated the most sustainable mattress company. Our sheets are organic cotton grown and spun in the United States of America.All rooms that share a bathroom have an Native Organic robe included. We also have Native Organic (organic cotton linens grown, spun and woven in the United States of America) and Savvy Rest (mattresses, pillows, sheets, etc.) products for sale. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1103 Main St, Grinnell, IA 50112-1635
Region: United States > Iowa > Grinnell
Price Range: $95 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Get the room with the private bath unless you don't mind waiting. There is only one other full bath for all of the other rooms to share.”
KarenLBS, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Burr Oak room is the only room with a private bathroom. All other bedrooms share a bathroom at the end of the hall.”
MACVirginia, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I thiught all the rooms looked nice, Mine faced the side street and was very quiet. I heard the main street rooms had street noise.”
circlegirl15, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“air conditioned rooms”
487ushar, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Burr Oak room very nice for couples who desire a private bathroom.”
nhankes, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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