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THE CABOOSE COTTAGE Yes, it is a real caboose to rent for a night, weekend, a week or longer! The only RS&P caboose in Iowa. It has a kitchen, dining area, bedroom, heating and air-conditioning, satellite TV, computer port, and bath w/shower, and includes breakfast in the main house. Queen-size bed in the bedroom. And 3/4 size bed in the dining area fits one small adult or two children. Max. occupancy - 2 to 4. $105 for one or two people. Choo-Choo! All Aboard!

Second Floor Guest Room

THE WILD ROSE ROOM is named for our state flower. The hand carved dark walnut bed has a nine-foot headboard--copied circa 1870 from a guest bed in the Lincoln White House. The room is decorated with Lincoln books and memorabilia.
Private bath w/shower. Queen-size bed and 1 twin size bed. Max. occupancy - 3 $84 for one or two people.

Second Floor Guest Room

THE ASHLAND ROOM is named for the original name of the house when it was built in 1846. When the Mason family bought the inn in 1857, they changed the name from the Ashland House to the Phoenix Hotel and then the Mason House Inn. It has a hand carved "carpenter's apprentice sampler" head and foot board made of red elm. Private bath w/shower. Extra-long Double bed and twin-size sofa bed for a child or small adult. Max. occupancy - 3 $74 for one or two people.

Second Floor Guest Room

THE DES MOINES SUITE overlooks the river, the old iron bridge, and the village of Bentonsport. Senator Thomas Hart Benton liked to stay in this room when he was in town. This was also the childhood room of William E. Mason, later elected to the U.S. Senate from Illinois. Private bath w/shower. Queen-size bed and 2 twin size beds. (The twin / trundle beds are for children, not full size adults.) Max. occupancy - 4 $84 for one or two people.

Second Floor Guest Room

THE MASON SUITE was the bedroom of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mason. The furnishings include a three-piece hand carved walnut set with a seven-foot sleigh bed and dresser; nine-foot tall pier mirror and an 1873 “Evening Star” stove with foot warmer. Two twin beds in an adjoining room make it perfect for families. Four windows enjoy a lovely view of the Des Moines river. Private bath w/shower. Extra-long Double bed and 2 twin size beds. (The twin size trundle beds are for children, not full size adults.) Max. occupancy - 4 $89 for one or two people.

Second Floor Guest Room

THE MAID OF IOWA ROOM is named for one of the first steamboats plying the Des Moines river in the 1800’s. It would stop at Benton's Port for the night and the travelers would stay over in the Ashland House (as the Mason House was known then). The room is decorated with prints and paintings of steamboats. Your private bath, with shower, is just 3 steps into the hallway. Extra-long Double bed and 1 twin size bed. Max. occupancy - 3 $74 for one or two people.

First Floor Guest Room

First Floor Guest Room

THE WASH HOUSE ROOM has your grandmother’s vintage clothes hung up to dry. An early wooden washing machine is your bedside table. Park your bags on the old wringer/tub stand. Private entrance from the porch (with swing) overlooking the river. For our business travelers, this room features a desk and chair for your use. Return to the Main house for breakfast in the morning.
Private bath w/shower. King-size bed. Max. occupancy - 2

First Floor Guest Room

THE BENTONSPORT ROOM was the Inn’s pub--for men only. No curtains were allowed on the windows, so women could peek in to see if their men were inside drinking. This room’s dresser and headboard are solid hand carved walnut. The 1882 “Cheerful” stove has a foot warmer. Watch the river go by, or activity in the village from your rocking chairs. This mattress is a Tempur-Pedic Ergo bed. Enjoy the comfort of the Tempur-Pedic mattress and pillows.
Private bath w/shower. Queen-size bed. Max. occupancy - 2 $84

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 10:00

    Dec. 3: Christmas in the Villages - At this time, rooms are still available

  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00

    Nov. 5 & 6: Ghost Hunting Weekend - Rooms for class attendees only. Rooms are still available. Space available in both classes without staying overnight. Reservations required. $50 non-refundable check deposit is required.

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00

    October 29 : Halloween Ghost Stories Dinner - At this time, Rooms are still available. $50 non-refundable deposit by check is required.