Bostick House

Housing for University faculty, scholars, and professionals. Welcome to the Bostick House & University Guest Houses…a corner block of well-maintained, unique properties providing temporary housing for business professionals and University Guests.

Furnished with spacious living room and writing desk, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet and flat screen television, with queen-sized bed and private bath, Guest Services include weekly housekeeping and linen service, on-site parking and laundry facilities. All buildings are clean, quiet and smoke-free. Front porch swings and backyard garden ponds are favorite spots for rest and relaxation

[06/01/18]   Congratulations, John's Grocery on your 170th anniversary as a northside business!


Prairie Lights Bookstore

It's wonderful to see how our town's University played such a key role in bringing Walt Whitman's lost journal to the public! And we're so lucky to have a bookstore like Prairie Lights on hand to provide hard copies of it!

We're expecting copies on Thursday.


Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature

This looks to be a fascinating reading tonight at Prairie Lights. It's happening at 7 PM if anyone wants to go!

International Writing Program Director Christopher Merrill will read from his new memoir, Self-Portrait With Dogwood, at Prairie Lights Bookstore on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m.


Beadology Iowa

Looks like a fun time!

Open Bead Lab from 4-8 tonight! Join Gems of Hope Inc. tonight at 6 pm to help make cards and earrings for those diagnosed with cancer.


Iowa Brag

Iowa City has a lot to offer!

Thank you Money Magazine for recognizing the Best Place to Retire in the Midwest: Iowa City, Iowa!
Read more @ Iowa City Press-Citizen:


Iowa Brag

"Iowa once again leads the nation in high school graduation rates. Statewide, 90.8 percent of seniors graduated within four years during the 2014-15 school year." #IowaBrag #ConGradsIowa



We look forward to watching more great Indie Features at Film Scene!

Five out of seven ain't bad! Proud to be Iowa City's home for "indie films you need to know about."


Beadology Iowa

There's still a couple days if anyone is looking to rise to this challenge!

3 more days until we sell our Bead Challenge Kits for our 2016 competition! Follow the link to see work done by previous participants:


Little Village Mag

We were very sorry to hear about Gene Wilder's passing; he made the world smile.

In memory of Gene Wilder: 08/29/2016

Guest Suite, Downtown Iowa City - Houses for Rent in Iowa City

We still have some availability this weekend, if you're looking for a place to stay for the game! House in Iowa City, United States. Top floor of the historic Bostick Guest House. Guest Suite furnished with queen bed, private bath, writing desk, reading chair, kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker. Clean, quiet, smoke-free. Wireless Internet & on-site parking...


Prairie Lights Bookstore

Who wants to head down to our local bookstore for another great reading?

Nice article in the PC on Blair Braverman. She reads here tonight at 7 PM!



Get up a little earlier on a fresh summer morning at Bostick House, grab something to eat at one of the numerous diners or cafes, and then head on down to Film Scene to watch a classic movie. We love you, Iowa City!

"The Picture Show series makes the important decisions to keep parts of film culture alive by engaging and educating children. In doing so, it also inspires the next generation of filmmakers and film viewers." — The Daily Iowan

Superman: The Movie, 10am Thursday-Saturday at The Picture Show presented by Midwestone Bank. Free for kids!


Little Village Mag

Awesome interview with the folks at Prarie Lights!



Prairie Lights Bookstore

This quiz is harder than it looks! Especially when they decide to list a book without the author . . .

Click on the quiz for a little Sunday fun. It's much easier than the crossword puzzle.




328 E Jefferson St
Iowa City, IA

General information

Since 1996, the Bostick House & University Guest Houses has grown to become a local favorite among Writers, Visiting Scholars, Business Travelers and International Guests who appreciate the charming, home-away-from-home atmosphere.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
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