Lowden Hotel Makes News

The Historic Lincoln Hotel in Lowden, Iowa is being featured in the March 28, 2006 edition of the Quad City Times.

Here is an excerpt: “That the 100-year-old building listed on the National Register of Historic Places still stands today is a tribute to area lawyer Brad Norton and his wife, Liz, and Sue Licht, an architect then based in Iowa City, who bought the building in 1991 after it had stood empty for more than 10 years.”

Here is a link to the full article:

http://www.qctimes.net/articles/2006/03/27/features/celebrate/doc442876f114672165749110.txt

When visiting Lowden, Iowa, be sure to check out the Historic Lowden Hotel!  Visit them on the Internet at: http://www.lincolnhoteliowa.com/

Iowa to Launch the First Iowa Inn Travelers Blog

The Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association just announced they will preview their new “Iowa Inn Traveler Blog” — the first of its kind in the nation — at the 2006 annual conference in Iowa City, Iowa, Feb 19 & 20, 2007.

For topics of interest, general information, the latest travel news and a variety of innkeeper’s opinions and observations about Iowa will be found on this new blog. The association plans to teach its members how to make routine posts. Blog visitors will be able to click on any of the categories to read all about Iowa. Visitors will be able to find help with your research when planning an Iowa vacation, leisure or business travel and the blog will help to serve media inquiries. A variety of news and travel related articles and links will be found. This blog is a view of the four Iowa regions from folks who live there, work there and love what they do.

Blog developer, and IBBIA Webmaster, Amelia Painter will be on-hand at the conference to teach all members how to go about posting on the new blog. Following the conference, she will travel into each of the four regions and give small classes on advanced uses of the blog so members can begin to create posts that showcase their Iowa destinations. Visitors will even find some valuable breakfast recipes on the blog!

The Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association is the first in the nation to give this technology a try. It will be an experiment that all other state B&B associations will be watching closely.

Visit http://www.iabedandbreakfast.com to learn more about the conference.

Iowa Country Inn Launches New Web site

The Hannah Marie Country Inn just announced the launch of their new Web site, redesigned by TotalWebDesigner.com.  The impressive new site can be viewed at: www.hannahmarieinn.com

The redesign added more overall function to the site and includes information on the Hannah Marie Foundation.  Other improvements to the site includes an online reservation service, visitors can now reserve their room right from the site.

To learn more about the Hannah Marie’s new site, go to: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/10/prweb297032.htm

Providence Inn Bed & Breakfast Opens for Business in Denison, Iowa

Providence Inn ~ 1517 1st Avenue S.  Denison, IA 51442
Phone (712) 263-5548  E-mail: providenceinn@frontiernet.net
Rooms: 4     Private Baths: 4
Nonsmoking, No Pets, Children  (Ask), Open Year Round, Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express

If you are planning on staying in Denison for business or pleasure, we invite you to stay at the Providence Inn. We have a century old Victorian style home that we have extensively remodeled into a Bed & Breakfast.  You can relax in a calm residential setting, stroll through the nearby central business district or visit various other points of interest.  Please give us a call as Duane & I look forward to meeting you.

Historic Lincoln Hotel

The Historic Lincoln Hotel in Lowden, Iowa.  We recently finished designing their new Web site and would love for you to go and visit the site at: http://www.lincolnhoteliowa.com

The Lincoln Hotel, tucked in the junction of Old Lincoln and Hoover highways, is located on the southern tip of Iowa’s Wine Country. Built in 1915, the Lincoln originally hosted workers and travelers on the Pacific and Northwestern Railroads and the Old Lincoln Highway.

Completely refurbished, the hotel was present the “Best Restoration in Iowa” award in 1996 by Governor Branstead. (*See photo on the site of Brad Norton and Governor Branstead.)

If you are wanting to see a good example of the beginnings of a “travel links page,”  go to the Map and Attractions page on this site.  The site has outbound links to several local attractions, but a high quality link to a very popular tourism site.  This one link will help ensure the site is indexed fairly regularly once the innkeeper acquires a link exchange from the Eastern Iowa Tourism site.