We had a wonderful time this weekend even though our friends didn’t get to go. We stayed at The Bonaparte Inn in Bonaparte, Iowa. The town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has received national accreditation for being the Smallest Main Street community in the U.S.
See the windows on the second floor….one has the blind open…all 4 windows on the right were in our suite. Here we are checking in.
Our suite was beautiful, lots of windows looking over the Des Moines River, king size bed and….a quilt on the bed!
Of course being a quilter I had to take a picture of it……….you could tell it had been washed many times and the machine quilting was beautiful.
There were appetizers at 5:00 pm and then a full breakfast in the morning. There are 3 suites and 9 bedrooms on the second floor. The staff was very friendly and we really enjoyed our stay.
For dinner we walked across the street to the Bonaparte Retreat where Builder Bob had steak and I had shrimp. This is the second time we have eaten here and the food is excellent!
When we woke up in the morning there was frost on the ground…..brrr. It warmed up though and was a beautiful day.
The third floor is used for special occasions and they have many wedding receptions here, in fact the last time we wanted to stay the entire inn was booked for a wedding.
I took a couple photos of some pictures that were of the inn when it was
a glove factory. Look at all the treadle sewing machines. (you can
click on the pictures to see them better).
The building was originally The Meek Pants Factory until 1909 and then in 1920 it became the location of the Fairfield Glove Factory.
If you would like to read more about The Bonaparte Inn you can click here.
I’m off to bed now and tomorrow I’m going to quilt and also show you a couple other things from our weekend.