The Inn at Potter's Mill

Tucked into the bluffs just off the mighty Mississippi River, lies The Inn at Potter's Mill. Come and find rest in one of three B&B rooms filled with historic charm, steps away from delectable grub, endless Blues, and outdoor adventure in Bellevue, Iowa - all housed within a 163 year old grist mill. 

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Latitude: 42.250743 Longitude: -90.420353 Elevation: 606 ft
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Adele Herman


Inn Style

Three spacious Inn Rooms located on floors three and four of the historic Potter's Mill. All suites have coffee makers, private baths, WiFi, and flat screen TV's. With a one night stay, guests receive a free appetizer in our restaurant, Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ, the night of check in. 

Our Accommodations

  • Mill Creek Suite: Enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the sun rise. This east-facing room overlooks Mill Creek as it joins the Mississippi River and is appointed with cozy casual furnishings surrounded by the Mill's rustic charm. King size bed with double whirlpool bath.
  • Captain Potter's Suite: Spacious suite just right for the Captain himself with king size four post bed, double whirlpool bath and a seating area facing west. Watch Mill Creek tumble down the limestone ledges as it makes its way to the Mill and the Mississippi. Water music!
  • Eagles Nest: Watch the sun set from this intimate suite appointed with a queen size bed, bath with shower and a tucked away seating area overlooking Mill Creek. Compose some blues and restore your soul!

Breakfast Style Served

Continental Breakfast

Direct Link to Reservation Site

Eco-Friendly Notes


Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

The Mill, originally built in 1843 by Elbridge Gerry Potter, functioned as one of the largest flour mills in the Midwest, turning out 200 barrels of flour per day. As technology progressed, The Mill continued to modify its procedures until it closed its doors in 1969 after 126 years of service.

In 1980, Daryll and Carolyn Eggers purchased the Mill at auction before it could be demolished for lumber, restoring the building to its pristine condition today. The couple opened Potter’s Mill Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast and mdae the Mill a destination location along The Great River Road.

Mark and Rachel Herman began the next life of the Mill in 2014. Inspired by their love of blues, jazz and all things food, the couple reopened the restaurant “Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ at Potter’s Mill as well as ”The Inn at Potter’s Mill.”

Accessibility Notes

Floors 1, 2 and 3 are accessible via stairs or elevator. The fourth floor is only accessible via stairs. Potter's Suite and Mill Creek Suite are both located on the third floor and handicap accessible. The Bathrooms in these two Inn Rooms are three steps up from the main room. 

Pet Friendly Notes

No guest pets allowed

Seasons Open

Open year-round

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