Enjoy a quiet, clean, and comfortable place to spend the weekend in Iowa City. A home cooked meal awaits you in the morning. Our mission is to make your stay in Iowa city pleasand.
Please let us know how we can help. Located in a quiet neighborhood just 5 minutes away from I-80 and 10 minutes from downtown Iowa City.
Operating as usual
[09/11/19] The re-opening of the Bloomin' Iris has been postponed. My apologies to any followers who have tried to contact us. New opening date to be determined, but will be in Spring 2020.
[06/17/19] The Bloomin' Iris Bed & Breakfast will re-open August 30 2019 for the start of the Iowa 2019 football season. Our website will be updated soon. I look forward to hosting guests again!
[07/03/18] As our sabbatical from the B&B continues I thought I'd share some of the work on the "estate". We now have 2 estimates for rebuilding our failing front retaining wall. That project will likely take place in August with the addition of steps from the sidewalk to the front door and a terraced front yard with flowers only, no grass. We will be meeting with a solar energy company this Friday to discuss the installation of solar panels on the house. That project will likely take place this fall. Jay and I just repaired a retaining wall in the back near the patio and we are in the process of improving lighting in that area. Other updates will include new patio furniture, sealing the outdoor stair rails, and possibly some new furniture in the guest rooms. I plan on retiring from nursing in just 30 months! Then full time innkeeper. Patience grasshopper, we will be back with the B&B in less than 30 months part time. Stay tuned! Thank you all for your support!
[04/20/15] Well, we are exhausted after a weekend of hard labor in the back yard here at the Bloomin' Iris. Currently we have 96 "likes" for this page. If you haven't liked us yet, we would love it if you did. Now, back to our "real" jobs.
Jay and I spent 2 hours digging up invasive honey suckle. We hope you like it Michael Fallon. We are doing the best we can without you. We hope you are enjoying Australia.
Ta-da! It is complete. Now I have to get the patio furniture out...and do a little landscaping. :) I'm going to put more flowers in that messy space to the right of the walkway. I hope my guests enjoy it...I know I will!
The main part of the patio is finally done! Now we just need to finish the walkway. I'm happy with it!
[04/08/15] This project is taking much longer than I thought...first we dug the hole too deep, the we filled it a little too high. Now we are trying to figure out how to get the sand level. THEN we can finally lay the pavers. Maybe tomorrow I will have a final picture.
The patio creation continues. A little rain and colder temps are not going to stop us.
The patio creation has begun.
[03/28/15] Looking forward to warmer weather and Spring flowers. We have some improvements planned for this year that we think you will enjoy. We intend to expand our backyard patio and perhaps our upstairs deck as well. We will also be renovating our side yard steps for easier traversing. We will update with photos as we make progress.
[03/06/15] Full house with UI alumni this weekend! Have fun Gayle Ziolkowski and friends!
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