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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. For whole house rentals assistance can be provided for catering of meals, in addition, a full service bar is available to support your event (carry-in liquor is prohibited). In addition, the Black Horse Inn offers: -Assistance for those seeking to explore the Tri-State Region with activities such as wine tasting, fishing, local museums and other regional attractions. -Full gourmet ala carte breakfast. -Special events can be catered at the Inn for groups up to 40 for occasions such as Birthdays, Anniversaries, Wedding Receptions and Holiday parties. -Special rates available for groups, military, students and bereavement. -Wireless Internet and Internet Access. Full details and occasional booking discounts can be found on our website at http://blackhorse-inn.com/ Please call us at 563-552-1800 with questions or to book directly with us.

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 an example of stone construction of the time and is one of the largest buildings of this material surviving in rural Dubuque County. The property associated with the building at time covered over 40 acres in what would become the town center of Sherrill. Constructed in 1856 along 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. The building dominates the center of the town of Sherrill and was the center of the town’s social life for its first 100 years of existence. It is on the National Historic Registry. Renovated to maintain its history while also providing modern comforts, the Black Horse Inn is a great weekend getaway easily accessible from Chicago, Madison, and Dubuque. Come enjoy the sense of history, cozy comfort, and our Innkeeper's famous banana bread!


  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Elevator
  • Wakeup call
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Newspaper service
  • Ice machine
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Designated smoking area
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Snack bar
  • Library


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Secure parking
  • Recreational vehicle parking
  • Indoor parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference & events


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Fly fishing
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Jet-ski
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Walking
  • Farm life
  • Beach activities
  • Casino, arcades
  • Concerts, music
  • History/science museums
  • Skiing - alpine
  • Skiing - cross-country
  • Ski school


  • Check in
    3:00 PM 6:00 PM
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    11:00 AM
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions

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