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A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

*Our stay here at the Mason House was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant!

A lot of history can be seen on the Lincoln Heritage Byway. Communities, parks, events, restaurants and in this article, a beautiful historic B&B.

Jefferson, IA: Greene County

We recently made the trip to Jefferson for our annual Scouting RAGBRAI series and we discovered a small town with wonderful attractions, scenery and people that couldn’t have been more welcoming. Memories of the views from the tower in the town square, the greatest sangria I’ve ever had, absolutely delicious Chinese food and one of America’s greatest wood crater’s furniture maker’s. After a day of this kind of exploring you need a nice place to rest. Lucky for us we were invited to stay at the historic Mason House right on the Historic Lincoln Highway.

Gigi is ready for that realtor position she’s been waiting for. We’ll take it! 502 East Lincoln HWY, Jefferson, Iowa 515-370-1952 masonhouseonlincolnhighway@gmail.com Call or email The Mason House to get your stay booked!

We love history, here on The Iowa Gallivant, and we know many of our readers and fellow travelers do too. The Mason House is just what you’re looking for when it comes to a visit to Jefferson or when you’re road tripping down old Lincoln.

The Mason House has all the amenities you need for comfortable stay here no matter how long you’re staying in Jefferson. Full kitchen, dining room, multiple bathrooms, and TV room. They also supply plenty of board games and cards for a wild night of Uno. They also provide plenty of books to lean back with and reeeeeeeeelaaaaaaaax.

The bedrooms have the unique Iowa decor from classic rural homes during the days Linoln Highway was just getting started. The beds gave us a restful night’s sleep in the quiet town of Jefferson. That could be all the reason you need to make your reservations soon.

The Mason House is also positioned nearby more of Lincoln Highway’s historical landmarks and the Raccoon River Valley Trail. So, bring those bikes! Just down the street is the Greene County Freedom Rock. These boulders are placed all around Iowa and each one has a different depiction honoring our local veterans. This is always a great way to add goals to your road trips by finding these during your travels.

My favorite kind of view in Iowa with my favorite kind of skyscraper can be seen from the Mason House front porch. We loved our stay here and felt honored to write about a building that’s been anchored in Jefferson for generations. The fun and very kind family known as the Fosters owns this historic hotel and they would love for you to experience this landmark of Americana. The Fosters welcomed us like old friends and they’re ready to do the same for everyone who’s looking for a historic Lincoln Highway experience.

That is the picture of pure relaxation….Jefferson, Iowa you know how to host a gallivant.

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