The Black Horse Inn at the Sherrill Mount House

The Black Horse Inn, at the Sherrill Mount House, is located in Sherrill, Iowa on the Great River Road and is just a short drive to the river. Sherrill is a small farming community.

Constructed in 1856, The Sherrill Mount House is of local and statewide significance as one of a very small number of pre-Civil War era hotels surviving in the State of Iowa. It is a locally significant example of stone construction of the time and is one of the largest buildings of this material surviving in rural Dubuque County

The Sherrill Mount House was constructed astride the stagecoach route that traveled north along the Mississippi River. The Inn has 3 main stories, attic area and viewing cupola. The building was constructed of native limestone quarried approximately 2 miles away. These blocks were then transported by immigrants using wheelbarrows to the construction site.

 It was placed on the Register of National Historic Places in the summer of 2002.



Latitude: 42.60432 Longitude: -90.785155 Elevation: 994 ft
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What to Bring

The Black Horse Inn has four comfortable suites available for lodging.

Two are located on the second floor and are accessible by elevator. The second floor rooms are all equipped with king size beds and walk in showers. Two of the rooms are located on the third floor and equipped with private baths.

A full gourmet ala carte breakfast is included in the lodging rate. When you check in, please pre-order your breakfast to get what you want when you want it.

Nightly Rate or Fee (if any)

Room rates range up to $125/night + tax (depending on availability, occupancy and season).

Direct Link to Reservation Site

Accessibility Notes

Second floor rooms are accessible via an elevator.

Pet Friendly Notes

The Black Horse Inn is able to accommodate pets in a separate kennel area. Pets are not allowed in guest rooms. Kennel fees vary based on number and size of pets. Call ahead for details.


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