We found a beautiful jewel in Lancing, IA., the Thornton House B&B!
Reviewed 23 September, 2021
This was the most memorable weekend my husband and I have had in a long time.
The highlight for us was the Thornton House B&B. As soon as we arrived, Frank, the innkeeper, told us the history of Dr. Thornton and this beautiful turn of the century home. The home is wonderfully decorated with antiques and lots of interesting items. The breakfasts were so delicious that I had to get at least one of his recipes. Our room was very comfortable and quite beautiful. We will be going back again! Thank you Frank for making our stay to memorable.
Always the best for staying in Lansing
Reviewed 30 May, 2021
Beautiful house well furnished and spotlessly clean. Always a comfortable stay and excellent breakfast. Convenient to the river, restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable and the common areas are inviting.
Wonderful Place in Small Iowa River Town
Reviewed 12 October, 2020
We spent a night at the Thornton House while traveling the Great River Road along the Mississippi River.
The house was built in the 1800's but is very well cared for. There is so much history in throughout the house that it is hard to take it all in.
Our room was spacious and comfortable. Frank, the innkeeper was very friendly and did everything he could to make us feel safe during this time of Covid.
Breakfast was delicious and there were plenty of spots to sit, while still social distancing.
I wish we had time to spend another day.
One other plus. The Thornton House is about two blocks away from the entrance to Mount Hosmer Park, which is a must see. The park sits at the top of a really high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The views are simply out of this world.
Stay Here for a wonderful experience!
Reviewed 17 September, 2019
My Sweetheart and I stayed here for three wonderful nights. The Thornton House is lovingly preserved, stocked and ran by Frank. Its on a quiet street that leads to the Hosmer overlook and near the bridge to Wisconsin to offer more options for day trips. The various design touches and artifacts in the home are delightful and many and speak to the proprietor's eye for period interesting and valuable pieces. Frank is a gracious and attentive Host and I am recommending you book this B&B. His breakfasts are carefully selected for nutrition, unique flavor and freshness. I want to thank Frank for the opportunity to spend time there and find a little more about the region, too. Repeat, Book this place, we will again!
disappointment for mobility challenged
Reviewed 15 September, 2019
When making our reservation, I had a discussion about my husband's limited mobility. Not extreme or wheelchair bound, but difficulty with stairs. I was assured they had a first floor room with an entrance that did not involve any stairs. Imagine our surprise when said room had only a tub with a handheld shower! Frank said perhaps my husband could sit on the end and swing his feet into the tub. He wouldn't ever be able to get out if he did that. I was very disappointed, given my discussion with Frank before we got there, that this is all he had to offer. And if it was all they had, he should have been up front about it.
In addition, the room, the Grand Room I think it was called, was so cluttered with stuff that there was little open space on any table. There is a limit to how many tchotchkes any room should have, and this room had far too many. I did peek at the rooms upstairs and they were much more open, and less cluttered. The room was dark, and had very minimal lighting for reading in bed.