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Historic, Scenic & Beautiful- B&Bs, Cabins, Lodges & Houseboats for Your Valentine

*This time we’re celebrating some of our favorite places to kickback, relax and enjoy a solid night of lodging. Time to get back to Gallivanting as the Official On the Road Ambassador for Linder Tire Service!

Some of the greatest gifts can be ones that you give to someone clear down the road. Sure, flowers, chocolates and a beautiful dinner are great. Have you ever given someone a road trip? Make your plans now to show your Valentine how much you love them by getting them on the road and shacking up at some of the most memorable places we’ve experienced during our Gallivants. The whole list is long, but we’ve narrowed it down to 7 places we think you’re going to love!

*Our stay at these places were complimentary and the views of these properties are of our own.

Tuck U Inn at Glick Mansion-Atchison, KS

A mansion is awaiting you in one of the most haunted towns in America.

This B&B is truly one of the most beautiful of its kind anywhere in the Midwest. The Victorian era comes alive at the mansion of former Kansas Governor, George W. Glick, in the historic town of Atchison. No ghosts or haunting has been reported at the Glick, but you’ll love the exquisite rooms and hospitality.

S&S Boat Rentals-Lansing, IA

Scenic, wavy and one of the most unique areas of Iowa.

They’re not open in the winter, but don’t wait until the last minute for a trip during beautiful summer days and weekends. Make a reservation now and go from there. Lansing, Iowa, is right on the Upper Mississippi and in the middle of the majestic Driftless Area. One of the Midwest’s most beautiful regions. Your spacious houseboat will have plenty of bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, a fully functional galley, living room and dining areas. That’s just the inside! Enjoy a patio on deck and above. A slide on the back to take a dip with plenty of chairs and tables to enjoy the inspiring surrounding bluffs and one of the best sunset experiences in Iowa.

Connie’s Century Corner-Cresco, IA

Small town Northeast Iowa just keeps producing beauty in every way.

Just a short walk to Cresco’s business district is this stunning B&B. Connie’s does an amazing job of making you want to never leave the perfectly decorated house, but you have some Cresco to see! Take a stroll and have dinner, drinks and good times in one or several terrific establishments in this Howard County gem.

Whitetail Cabin-Decorah, IA

Noticing a trend? We love visiting the wildness of Northeast Iowa and Decorah is one of the most scenic towns in Iowa. Whitetail Cabin has two stories with a bedroom on the top level and a great lower level with futons, flat screen TV and plenty of ways to just relax your way through this stay. A full kitchen, dining area and its only a few minutes from Downtown Decorah!

Lauritsen Lodge-Exira, IA

A towering lodge that has the feel of a family cabin in Audubon County.

Audubon County has a famous park that has been slowly swallowing a plow. The popular piece of Roadside Americana know as the Plow in the Oak has a lodge that shadows onlookers. The cabin-like feeling is a very modern lodge. Fireplaces, spacious rooms, large porch, sparkling kitchen with some of the best equipment you’ll ever cook on. If you want to get out in the country, but not sacrifice your modern needs, than you need to get to Exira and fall in love with the Lauritsen.

The Corn Crib-Indianola, IA

What do you do with an old corn crib that’s in bad shape and about to collapse from nearly sliding down the hill. Easy. Refurbish it and make it into THE Corn Crib B&B. One of the most jaw dropping buildings we’ve seen on our adventures and it’s perfect for the traveling couple who wants a B&B feel in a place all to themselves or small group of friends. This is just a few minutes from Downtown Indianola with plenty of options to keep you all entertained.

Dodici Night Suites-Washington, IA

One of Iowa’s premier Italian restaurants is located on the Washington town square and that’s not all you can add to your dinner bill. Take Dodici up on their remastered rooms above the restaurant in this historic building. One of the best meals you’ll have in the area should have a fantastic suite waiting for you when you’re finished.

We love to stay in style and we love to road trip in style which, to us, means we travel safely in a vehicle that we trust. That’s why we’re proud to take our cars to Linder Tire Service where they’ve been taking care of countless customers for 87 years!

See! Since 1932, Linder has been servicing vehicles of all types and generations from their locations in Iowa City, North Liberty and Grinnell.

We went from a, “wow this is a painless mild winter” in December to “please not another school cancellation” winter in the new year. That means these cold temps, ice, snow and windchill have been rough on your car no matter how amazing it is. Best get an appointment set at Linder Tire Service and make sure those fluids, brakes, tires, engine and everything that keeps your vroom-vroom running, checked and up to date.

Is tires in their name or is tires in their name? Baby your vehicle with quality tires whenever the time comes to replace them. Linder has great deals and coupons for the most important rubber inspired invention in history. They will even rotate your tires for free when you take your car in for an oil change through 3/11/19.

Today’s professionals at Linder Tire Service have the legacy of a trusted business that prides themselves in their history and shows dedication to all the communities they’re apart of. No one hopes you need your car fixed, but they know it happens and they give you and your car, truck, SUV, ATV,  and more the attention it needs. All with fair pricing and wonderful customer service. That means getting your oil checked too! Getting stranded on days like this, with a bummed out engine, is no way to spend the day.

Enjoy the warmth when you can and chill a little at the same time. It’s cold out there and you’ll be comfortable waiting for that sweet ride of yours to get done at Linder Tire Service. Make sure you ask about an alignment check and brake inspection. The roads are turning to slush monsters and ice traps all the time and one simple look see at these two things could save your checking account and life. Don’t tempt winter because you know the long days of a warm summer road trip is coming your way!

*Linder Tire Service is the sponsor of the content on this blog post. The views expressed are of our own.

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