*A road trip through Southern Iowa’s hilly region produced a historic overnight here in Centerville. Our stay at The Continental was complimentary and the views expressed are of our own. Let’s gallivant!
We have seen a lot of Iowa including some of Centerville before this last trip and each gallivant produces more memories and discoveries every time, even when we make a return trip. This was our first time doing an overnight in Centerville and it would be directly on the historic city square. And not just any lodging partner on this trip because we were invited to stay at The Continental Hotel! History meets modernization and we took it all in.
Centerville’s city square is like an inviting fortress of historic buildings towering over you with a castle-like courthouse as the centerpiece. Luring you in and showcasing many locally owned shops and restaurants with stunning architecture surrounding you the whole time. There is a whole culture of travelers that seeks communities like Centerville just for the design of their buildings. They found their Southern Iowa pot’o gold here and The Continental could be a hub for all of them and more. If you’re not a history buff, you will be after a night in the square.
I love it when I can make multiple stops to view artwork, artifacts, and decor before entering the fabulous room you have reserved. To enjoy your hotel stay is to enjoy the entire hotel.
Our suite was more than enough to keep us comfortable. The Continental has a unique way of keeping you in the Victorian mood while filling you with the 21st century amenities that many of us enjoy. A huge living room with a full kitchen close by, flat screen TVs, a luxurious bathroom, and a view of the square.
How many little towns have you driven past not thinking about the accommodations they might have? How many times……Wait! Why am I getting to the closing arguments already? There’s a lot more to to see here!
Times come and times go. Many things stay the same even though its different styles. One thing’s for sure is that no one was ordering a breakfast burrito in the 1890s at The Continental. In 2019 at Lucile’s Steaks and Spirits the guests will be and this restaurant is right by the beautiful lobby. I took part in just one of the courses and I was glad we didn’t miss out on one of Iowa’s best restaurants.
I love Iowa and the Midwest. I love the countless small towns all over America. The Continental is a historical hotel within a historical district inside a historic city. Centerville is road tripping gold through a beautiful region. You could use a new place to discover and Appanoose County can facilitate some fantastic memories this summer and all year long. This town has an Annual Pancake Day in September too! Oh, baby!