This past weekend I hosted the I_Blog Conference at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa. I have to say that beyond the beauty of the hotel the staff worked very hard to make sure a good time was had by all. They worked with me every step of the way to make sure my event would go off without a hitch. Everything was perfect from the food, to the social hour, to the conference room we used. I highly recommend the Hotel Pattee if you are looking for a hotel for any event.
Now, on to the hotel… I stayed in the Irish room.
The room was tastefully decorated with Irish woolens, Aran knits and rough hewn furniture. Irish knick-knacks were around the room and Irish sayings rimmed the ceiling. When lit from just below with a dimmer it was almost ethereal. My favorite part of the room were the built in cabinets. Mine had a small nook with a pull out writing table. This room was so comfortable… I could have easily curled up in here and let the weekend pass by.
The bathroom was large with an oversized sink/ vanity and a bathtub/ shower combo.
The Hotel Pattee is a boutique hotel and has only 40 rooms, each with it’s own theme. All have the wonderful built in cabinets, some have whirlpool tubs and some are handicapped accessible. Two rooms, the Kids’ Suite and the Travel Suite, are family friendly and overlook the whimsical sculpture garden.
The wonder of the Pattee isn’t only in its’ rooms. It begins as you walk through the heavy wooden doors into the lobby. I think breathtaking is the only way to describe it. The tiled floors, the mahogany desk and the stone fireplace, modeled after the one at the Biltmore in North Carolina. It’s beautiful and inviting and unexpected.
Just to the side of the fireplace is the library. Shelves of books, floor to ceiling, invite you to peruse, choose and relax. Even the bathrooms are fabulous!
In the basement of the hotel is a rare treat: a two lane bowling alley. Leave the husband and kids there and go relax in the spa. There is also a fitness center, steam room, sauna and hot tub.
If you’re hungry you don’t have to leave the hotel as the best food in Perry is found on property at David’s Milwaukee Diner. I recommend the quiche. If you are there on a Sunday morning don’t miss the brunch, served from 10 am – 2 pm.
The Hotel Pattee sits on the edge of Perry’s quaint downtown area. Wander around, take in the small town atmosphere,relax and just enjoy your stay.
Room rates vary depending on type of room and day of the week. Be sure to check for special package deals.