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371 Diagonal St., Lansing, IA 52151, USA    
(563) 538-3373


- $170

Book a Room $90 - $170

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Circa 1873. Poised on a bluff on the Upper Mississippi River, this historic, grand Italianate mansion was built in 1873 and restored to offer relaxed and casual accommodations with a French Country décor. Gather by the marble fireplace in the living room or read in the parlor. Enjoy the view from the porch swing on the enclosed second floor veranda or the side deck. The wooded setting is well landscaped. Guest bedrooms and a suite provide well-appointed retreats. Thornton House Bed and Breakfast boasts a "full-size continental breakfast" with generous selections of baked goods, cereals, oatmeal, gourmet jam from Mt. Hosmer Jam Shop and assorted hot and cold beverages in the formal dining room. Centrally located in Lansing, Iowa, it is a five-minute walk to the municipal swimming pool, downtown shops and restaurants.

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$90 to $170

Off Season: $90 to $170

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, Personal Checks, Discover, Travelers Checks, American Express and Visa.


This property has 6 total guest accommodations, 4 with private bath, 1 with fireplace, 4 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite and 1 cottage. The types of beds available include Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • DVD
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Last minute rates are offered up to 5 days before travel. See web site for details.
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gym Nearby
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Last Minute Rates Are Offered Up To 5 Days Before Travel. See Web Site For Details

Events Hosted

    • Meetings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Weddings
    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Business Gatherings
    • Functions
    • Quilt Retreats

Pet Restrictions

Provided under 12 pounds and crated while guests are away from their room.
  • Innkeepers pets on premises
  • Pets Allowed
  • Provided Under 12 Pounds
  • Crated While Guests Are Away From Their Room

Romantic Interest

Large second floor veranda with porch swing and other ample seating offers beautiful private views of the town below and surrounding bluffs. A great place to relax or to read a book. The Cottage is a very romantic setting with 2 porches, one located right off the upstairs bedroom with beautiful, private views of the Mississippi River and wildlife refuge. The Cottage also has a full kitchen where you can create your own romantic meals.

Describe Garden and Grounds

Thornton House is uniquely positioned on a triangular corner lot meticulously landscaped with mature trees and shrubs. We are on the woodsy edge of a very small town on a mountainside so we also get frequent wildlife passing by. The Cottage is landscaped English country style with lush perennial gardens.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Children Restrictions

Children over 12 welcome.


Cancellations must be received within 14 days in advance of your reservation. Unless the room(s) are re-rented the deposit is forfeited. $25 cancellation fee.

Other Activities

    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Water Sports
    • Antique Stores
    • Quilt Shop
    • Mt. Hosmer With Panoramic Views Of The Mississippi River (20 Minute Walk)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Clancy's, Safe House For Pizza, TJ Hunters.

Nearby College/University

Univerity of Wisconsin, La Crosse

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LaCrosse Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Allamakee Journal, AP Wire.