The American House Inn was established as a hotel in 1854, seven years prior to the Civil War. Its suites provide guests a memorable visit to one of the most scenic parts of the United States with a wonderful view of the Mississippi river in a luxurious historic atmosphere. History Buffs and others enjoy these historic 1854 accommodations which are nestled beautifully beneath the bluffs of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge. It is located at the marina in downtown McGregor and near wonderful antique shopping, eating establishments and memorable scenic sites. Whether traveling by boat, auto or motorcycle, you will find easy access to this former steamboat and stagecoach ticket office which is one mile from the highway #18 bridge that crosses the Mississippi River between Wisconsin and Iowa. Guests observe the frequent activity on the river nearby, but each suite provides a quiet atmosphere. The massive rubble-stone architecture gives the solidity feeling of a castle. Luxuries throughout include air conditioning, soft water, cable TV, VCR, etc.

The Steamboat Landing Suite is unique in that is the entire second floor, with four bedrooms (two queens, one double, one single), a bath and one half, a large dining room, a large living room, a great view of theMississipp River, a covered deck and a full kitchen. Most beds are luxurious queen size, pillow top mattresses. The beautiful dining room, formerly the hotel parlor, features the original 1854 tin ceiling, and has been recently redecorated with period wallpaper and carpet and some period furnishings. It is suitable for birthday parties, showers and family gatherings or small conferences. It sleeps up to seven.

The Stagecoach Stop Suite includes three rooms beginning with the store-front dining room and compact kitchenette. The main room is the large, original hotel saloon, which features a spectacularly ornate, original tin ceiling. It features beautiful wallpaper, two queen size beds, hardwood floors, etc. The bath has a nineteenth century claw-foot tub and a modern shower and fixtures. The other bedroom contains a queen bed with a sink and furnishings. It sleeps up to six.

Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the worlds first woman dentist had her office in one of the four second floor bedrooms of The American House Steamboat Landing Suite during the Civil War. From McGregor she and her new husband moved to Lawrence Kansas and taught in the dental school there and became active in the Republican Party in an effort to get women's sufferage.

The two links below are dedicated to her. 
Lucy Hobbs Taylor - Link 1

The American House Inn has been visited by numerous well known people This list of dignitaries continues to grow with the visits of  Helen Hayes, Paul Harvey, President Jimmy Carter, and even Mark Twain is among the list of suspected visitors as traced through historic documents

Call for the Current Reasonable Rates, which start at $150/night for a beautiful two bedroom Suite with three queen size beds, kitchenette, Parlor, central air. Most Saturday nights require a two night minimum.

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