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Victorian Mansion Weddings, Rehearsals, FamilyReunions,$350/nt-slp up to 24

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 371 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private Lavish Victorian Manor, 5 Bedrooms + Library, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 112+)

A restored mansion located 6 blocks from the Mississippi River in DAVENPORT, IOWA, for Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats, Extended stays, Anniversary Celebrations, Memorial Services, Weddings, Showers, Bachelorette Slumber Parties and Conferences. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO ANY RESPONSES FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES. PLEASE CALL US AT 719-339-4221 TO VERIFY YOU ARE SPEAKING WITH THE OWNER.


We host many Groom's Families who stay together when they arrive for the wedding.

So beautiful we've named it 'Riverview' A Victorian Mansion on the Banks of Mississippi-

HUMAN RESOURCES Managers, the house is available for EXTENDED CORPORATE STAYS

15 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport makes this location perfect for large group gatherings of up to 100 during the day and comfortable lodging for 12 for overnight stays. If you have larger groups, we have another restored Victorian just a few doors down in the same block.

The Spirit of Hospitality! Once you take the keys, you take over this mansion as if it were your own. We can supply our 5-star list of caterers, music and lighting contractors or you can provide your own.

This three-story 1894 mansion has been fully restored to its original splendor. The downstairs features a huge gourmet catering kitchen, dining room, library and parlor with two original fireplaces and a panoramic view from its bay windows of the lighted Centennial Bridge and the mighty Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa.

Hand-painted vaulted “sunrise” ceiling and hand-carved grand staircase for spectacular debuts of blushing brides for all guests to see. 2nd Floor features a huge landing and four bedrooms complete with four complete baths. The master bedroom makes a perfect place for the bride and her maids to prepare because there is an additional connected parlor. This leaves four spare rooms for the groom and family members.

Once featured in the “Save this Old House” section of This Old House Magazine, this house has had a wonderful history. We’ve replaced or restored all hardwood floors, moldings, leaded windows, light fixtures, tiled entryway and marble fireplaces using local artisans and craftsmen. Period antiques have been gathered and refurbished to exactly complement the mansion. The spectacular entryway frescoes were discovered under layers of paint and have been meticulously restored. Seven different complementary colors highlight the intricate details of the exterior of the house surrounded by attractive landscaping.

Restoring this house has been our dream and has taken us years to complete but we are finally ready to welcome you to our home.

Henning J. Witt House

We can sleep 14 on Gaines Avenue pictured on VRBO

6 bedrooms in total consisting of:

a library on the Ground floor with a queen sofa bed.

4 bedrooms on the 2nd floor including the Master, Middle, Maids' and 4th bedroom.

a twin with a trundle bed in the sitting room off the Master bedroom on the second floor.

There are 2 bathrooms on the Ground floor,

3 full baths and 2 half baths on the 2nd floor


Adolph Priester House

The Priester house at 811 7th Street is now ready-fully restored and available for rental. This is the house we stay in when we are in Davenport, Iowa, and we consider it our home. It is equally as nice as the Witt house (The House listed on VRBO), and is actually larger - one more bedroom, plus the 3rd floor suite which can accommodate four people. I love it because the master bedroom is on the first floor and there is a separate tub and shower in the en suite bath as well as another full bath on the first floor. The dining room is much larger, and the kitchen is larger also, although only one stove, not two. The downstairs living room is a little smaller, but there is a big family room-parlor on the second floor. Of course, several TV’s and wi-fi is available. Not so much off street parking, but ample for 3 cars because you can use the driveway of the house next door (817 7th Street) which we own as well, but have not yet finished restoring. It is a wonderful Queen Anne and actually Sandy’s favorite.

Keywords: Riverview Mansion, Victorian, Event Center, Castle,

Vintage, Palmer, St. Ambrose, Augustana, Memorial Services, Weddings, Anniversary Party, Meetings, Reunions, Conferences, House Party, Extended Stays, Private Contractors

More Details


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Davenport

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Aerobed available for 2 additional guests
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This is a restored 1894 Mansion that has been completely refurbished for comfort and style while maintaining every single period detail. This is the perfect location for an event or destination wedding or family reunion. Do you need a lovely setting for a funeral or memorial service? This is the ideal setting.


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Victorian Mansion Weddings, Rehearsals, FamilyReunions,$350/nt-slp up to 24
average rating of 4.9375 based on 23 reviews

Job Well Done ....

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately the furnace broke down before we arrived resulting in some frozen and leaking pipes. We know things like this can happen to any house at any time but we were very pleased with how Lois handled the event.

She made every effort to keep us informed and to have the repairs done so we could stay at their place. Unfortunately that did not work out but we give Lois an A+ for handling the problem so well. We are considering renting it again next year at the same time.

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sisters and cousins were together at the Riverview Mansion in September. We were very impressed by the unique style of each room. All had comfortable beds and what an abundance of bathrooms!!! I would highly recommend to anyone inquiring. We gathered together each morning and evening in one of the parlors to reminisce about everything we could remember. The house itself was thoroughly equipped with soaps, paper products and and a full kitchen, not just one fork! The baseball team won their championship and we got to see the spectacular fireworks from the southern Windows. Thank you for the opportunity to call this home for our trip. It was a beautiful weekend, oh and we appreciated the ample parking.

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a perfect place for my extended family to come together for a long weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious and full of interesting furnishings. Kitchen is available to use if you bring your own food and beverage. Overall it was a comfortable experience for 6 adults and 4 kids.

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very interesting home.

  • 4 of 5

We couldn't help but notice that every time we sat down and relaxed in the same room, we observed something new on the wall, in the drapery, on the center table, etc. The kitchen was a pleasure to work in and our rooms comfortable.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Decatur, IL

Wonderful Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

As one who loves history and architecture, this house was a feast for my eyes. We were in the area for a convention and it was a great place to gather on breaks and at the end of the day. We had fourteen people. Very comfortable!

  • Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My rather large extended family rented Priester House for Christmas last year. It was perfect! Although it's large (6+ bedrooms) it felt very cozy and warm. We plan to celebrate Christmas there again this year.

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lois and Maurice Woods
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Lois and Maurice Woods

We are a family of restorers. We love old houses and when we drove through Davenport on the way to the World's Fair in 1964, we vowed that one day we would come back and buy a mansion. Little did we know that it would be a 'Save This Old House' 40 years later! It has been a labor of love and at times we wondered if we would ever finish! Every molding has been stripped or recreated, pocket doors discovered, chandeliers tracked down in other cities, hardware sleuthed on eBay. We've taught ourselves to restore tile, recreate original stencils and we painted the vaulted 'sunset sky' ceiling lying on our backs on a 30-foot scaffold. It has all been worth it!

Lois and Maurice Woods purchased this estate in 2006

Why Lois and Maurice Woods chose Davenport

It had always been our dream to restore a mansion on the Mississippi. The friendly open welcome of our Iowa neighbors has been warm and inviting. We feel we have come home to the Heartland. Saving this gem from destruction has been incredibly satisfying. We've met wonderful neighbors and feel as though we have given something back to our community by reviving this piece of local charm.

What makes this estate unique

Travel back 120 years to a time when you would have arrived down at the dock by steamboat or down at the station by steam locomotive. Enjoy a trip back in time while enjoying all the amenities of the present.

This is a wonderful party or family reunion house. This house is just a short walk to the Mississippi river with its restaurants and casinos or to the Palmer Chiropractic College.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented your home two years ago for my niece's graduation and loved it. This year my son is the graduate and I'd love to rent it again.
Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quad Cities Airport, MOLINE
Nearest Point of Interest
Mississippi River
Nearest Point of Interest
Palmer Chiropractic College
Nearest Point of Interest
Rock Island Arsenal
Nearest Point of Interest
Quad Cities Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Bettendorf
Nearest Point of Interest
Moline, Ill
Car: recommended

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities-hub of industry and commerce within 2 short hours of Chicago.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Davenport

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$315.82

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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