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Premier Rooms

Upgrade your stay with one of our Premier Rooms. With extra living space, a jet spa tub, and a walk-in shower what’s not to love? Choose between either a king size or two queen sized beds.

1913 Farmhouse Room>

1913 Farmhouse Room>

The 1913 Farmhouse room does its best to give you an idea of what life was like on a classic midwestern farm.

The Farmhouse room revisits the early days of many farms that consisted of several different animals including cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, ducks, and chickens. The unique aspect about farm life at this time was the fact that you actually grew the crops for your animals. People were very attached to their animals during this period. This room represents the hard work that early farms put in working long days during every season of the year.

In the room you'll see photos that show what life was like on the farm in the early part of the Twentieth Century. A unique cow weathervane in the room depicts the unique relationship that the farmers had with the weather at that time as well. One wall of this room features various kitchen elements including dishes, dish towels, and aprons. In addition to these item's you'll also find a handcrafted quilt behind the bed that displays the hard work that women put in to support their families and communities throughout the heartland of America.

 

Room Features

  • King Bed
  • Adjoins Room 206
  • Jet Spa Tub
  • Separate Shower
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Amana Colonies Room>

Amana Colonies Room>

Among Iowa's most famous immigrants are the people who came from Germany and founded the Amana Colonies in Eastern Iowa in 1855. There they lived communally until 1932. During the Great Depression they began to interact with their Iowa neighbors. Restaurants, museums, hotels, historical tour and shops with handcrafts now are a draw for visitors.

Wine and furniture makers as well as farmers and the textile makers, the people of the Amanas have given our state an important heritage.

In 1934, Amana Refrigeration was founded. It became the most widely known business to emerge from the area.

This room honors them all.

 

Room Features

  • Two Queen Beds
  • Adjoins Room 316
  • Jet Spa Tub.
  • Walk In shower.
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American Indian Room>

American Indian Room>

Before the Europeans came the Indians. Iowa, which means "beautiful Land," is the name of one of the tribes that lived on this land more than 300 years ago. Though many tribes lived in Iowa over the centuries, the Ioway, part of the Sioux Indian family, the Sac, and the Fox were the main inhabitants of this region. Many Iowa counties, such as Taimah, Wapello, Kishkekosh, and Powsheik, are named for Fox chiefs while others, such as Black Hawk, Keokum, Appanoose, and Pashepaho, bear Sac chief names. This room remembers those who came before and those Indians, such as the Fox inTama, and their descendants who live in Iowa today.

 

Room Features

  • Two Queen Beds
  • Adjoins Room 225
  • Jet Spa tub
  • Walk In shower
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Barry Kemp Room>

Barry Kemp Room>

In the early 1960s Oscar Mayer sent a man to run its meat processing plant in Perry. For several weeks he and his family lived in the Hotel Pattee. Barry Kemp, creator of "Newhart" and "Coach," was that man's son. Kemp remembers walking all over town and coming "home" to the hotel each evening in those late summer weeks before the family moved into the house they shared while he was in junior and senior high. Decorated in the style of Newhart's Vermont Inn with touches from Kemp's other television shows, this room honors another person who left Perry to make a contribution to our culture.

 

Room Features:

  • 1 King Bed
  • Adjoins Room 202
  • Jet Spa Tub
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Bill Bell Room>

Bill Bell Room>

From local Iowa marching band to the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Bill Bell became one of the most well recognized tuba players. Bill Bell began playing tuba in a boys'band at age 10 in Fairfield, IA. In the early part of the century most towns of note had a town band. This music beginning took him all the way to New York.

Family brought Bill Bell back to Iowa where he spent his final days.

Buried on the east side of Violet Hill Cemetery is one of the world's most famous tuba player, Bill Bell. For years after his death in 1971, accomplished tuba players have come to play at his graveside. This room honors Bill Bell and the music he made.

 

Room Features

  • King bed
  • Adjoins Room 306
  • Jet Spa Tub
  • Walk In shower
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Chinese Room>

Chinese Room>

Along with the railroad in the late 19th Century came immigrants from all over the world, including China. Some of them settled in Perry.

Research of the region's past discovered that a Chinese man named William Arshong had owned and operated a market in Perry in 1875 as well evidence of other Chinese immigrants in the area. No one is sure how or why Chinese immigrants arrived in Dallas County, IA.

Some of the room decor was donated from Roberta Ahmanson's private collection from a trip to Hong Kong. The room contains traditional Chinese folk dolls and a contemporary teapot. The most dramatic artifact is a 1920's robe from Beijing. The parasol ceiling lamps are hand painted by Tracie McCloskey.

Now Iowa is sister state to both Hebei Province in China and Taiwan, Iowa's second largest trading partner. this room is for our Chinese friends and their ancestors who settled here so long ago.

 

Room Features

  • Two Queen Beds
  • Adjoins Room 216
  • Jet Spa tub
  • Walk In shower.
  • Window seat.
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Dutch Room>

Dutch Room>

The Dutch had come to Iowa with their families in search of farmland. They built their own communities around the Reformed Church. Most Iowans know of Pella as a Dutch settlement. There are other settlements and colleges in Orange City and Hull in Northwestern Iowa. Those immigrants put down deep roots, some that reach to Perry. This room honors them.

The room is decorated in the Hindeloopen style, a Dutch folk art tradition that features woodcarving and colorful painted surfaces.

 

Room Features

  • King bed
  • Adjoins Room 323
  • Jet Spa Tub
  • Walk In shower
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Japanese Room>

Japanese Room>

This room is designed by Luke Willis, a Japanese American and descendant of Harvey Willis, founder of Perry. Willis was commissioned to create this tranquil, Japanese experience. Limited furniture and raised platform with tatami mats and futon style, king bed are surround by warm wood and subtle lighting.

 

Room Features

  • King futon on a tatami mat
  • Adjoin Room 325
  • Jet Spa tub
  • Walk In shower
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King's Daughters Room>

King's Daughters Room>

About the time the Pattee's were building a hotel, local members of various King's Daughters Circles, led by the Alpha Circle, were raising funds to build the King's Daughters Hospital where thousands of Perry residents were born and died. The King's Daughters did more than build hospitals. They and their descendants continue to "lend a hand" wherever they can. This room honors those women and all those who give their time to help others.
One of the events that put the King's Daughters Hospital in the history books involved the infamous gangsters Bonnie and Clyde. Bonnie and Clyde along with Clyde's brother Marvin (known as Buck) and his wife Blanche, were known as the Barrow Gang. On July 29, 1933 having stole a car in Perry and recovering from wounds sustained earlier, the Barrow Gang camped out near Dexter, IA. After a posse opened fire on them, Clyde and Bonnie escape. Blanche was captured. Buck Barrow was wounded and rushed to the King's Daughter hospital in Perry where he later died.

Despite its brief flirtation with a rowdy passage of gangster history, the King's Daughters Room is a peaceful place.

 

Room Features

Two Queen Beds
Handicap Accessible
Jet Spa Tub
Walk In Shower

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Mexican Room>

Mexican Room>

One of the largest groups of Latin American Immigrants to Perry comes from Mexico. We enjoy their music, their art, their food, and in this room, their design. Since 1964, Iowans have exchanged humanitarian, educational, and medical aid and information with their sister state of Yucatan. With this room we welcome our Mexican friends.

 

Room Features

  • Two Queen Beds
  • Adjoins Room 223
  • Jet Spa tub.
  • Walk In shower.
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Swedish Room>

Swedish Room>

One of the major immigrant groups to settle Iowa and the Midwest came from Scandinavia - Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and their neighbor Finland. By 1910, 1.4 million Swedish first and second generation immigrants had settled in Iowa and the Midwest.This room celebrates that heritage.

In the room you'll find various aspects of the Swedish Gustavian styles from the beds to the chairs and tables. You'll also find some actual authentic Gustavian furniture throughout the room as well. The room also includes some very detailed woodwork. A local Iowa craftsman Sean Brown actually built the wainscot, base, cap, and window valence in this room.

 

Room Features

  • Two Queen Beds
  • Handicap Access
  • Jet Spa Tub
  • Separate Shower
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VT Snick Hamlin Room>

VT Snick Hamlin Room>

Years ago, the Perry Daily Chief hired a local kid, Snick Hamlin, who liked to draw. He created a cartoon strip, "Alley Oop," that captured the heart of our nation. This room honors him.

On August 7, 1933, a caveman named Alley Oop first appeared in America's newspaper comics. Not long thereafter, Alley encountered a dinosaur named Dinny, and the two formeda partnership -- Alley Oop not only rode on Dinny's back but adopted him as a pet. The two prehistoric characters were always getting in trouble in the Land of Moo's jungles, where dangers lurked and not so friendly dinosaurs threatened. Later Alley and a lovely cave girl named Ooola fell in love, and other characters began to come and go. Eventually, a time machine entered the picture, and Alley Oop and friends were surveying the modern world by Vincent Trout Hamlin, who was born in Perry, IA in 1900.Family members called young Vincent "Snick" and although he never really liked the nickname, it stuck.

In the room you'll find items relating to Hamlin's life in Perry framed and hung on the walls. In addition to these items you'll also see a large version of Dinny the Dinosaur painted on the wall courtesy of Perry artist Betsy Peterson. The room features two queen beds and the bedspreads for each were actually taken from a bedspread originally featured in the Alley Oop comic book. Finally you'll find photos of Hamlin on the walls and pages of the Perry High School Year featuring this famous Midwestern cartoonist.

 

Room Features

  • Two Queen Beds
  • Adjoins Room 302
  • Jet Spa Tub
  • Walk In Shower
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