The Inn of the Six-Toed Cat


The Inn of the Six-Toed Cat is a sparkling gem in Allerton, Iowa.  I attended a dinner at the Inn where Abraham Lincoln delivered the after-dinner remarks.  Allerton is in south-central Iowa and it is easy to find.  Just go about 2.5 miles west of Corydon on Highway 2 then 3.5 miles south on Highway 40.  Voila!  You are in Allerton.


 The Inn of the Six-Toed Cat is just a block south of the railroad that passes through Allerton.  This grand building has stood here for over 100 years and served Allerton when this was a bustling railroad town.  It was built in a time when fine woodwork gave a building the character that defined it.  A walk through the Inn oozes charm. 

And, by the way, the Inn is near Amish country and the Mormon trail… so there are interesting stories in this part of the state.  A visit to the Prairie Trails Museum in nearby Corydon will be a good place to learn more of local lore – – including stories of Jesse James.


I show these photos and wish I had taken more photos so I could better show you how amazing this place is.  Make sure to click on the link HERE to see their website and learn more.



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