Hotel Rea

Hotel Rea Historic Boutique Hotel in Southern Iowa.
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Accessorizing #TheRea is a fun and dangerous pastime πŸ˜‚ It's so nice to be able to find adorable things like this marb...
05/17/2019

Accessorizing #TheRea is a fun and dangerous pastime πŸ˜‚ It's so nice to be able to find adorable things like this marble side table at The Shabby Chickadee, a fantastic occasional shop here in Corydon--thanks Denise!

#ShopSmall #ShopWaycoIA

With love, on Mother's Day, from all of us at Hotel Rea 🌸
05/12/2019

With love, on Mother's Day, from all of us at Hotel Rea 🌸

People come from all ends of the earth to stay at #TheRea
05/09/2019

People come from all ends of the earth to stay at #TheRea

Let's partaaay! πŸŽ‰ Hotel Rea may just be the perfect venue for your next event. Call us for more information! 641.895....
05/07/2019

Let's partaaay! πŸŽ‰ Hotel Rea may just be the perfect venue for your next event. Call us for more information! 641.895.6074

#PartayAtTheRea #StayAtTheRea #ShoppesOfReaPlaza

04/22/2019
They're baaaack! Hopefully these Rea Family pieces will last another 120+ years. Thanks for breathing new life into them...
04/19/2019

They're baaaack! Hopefully these Rea Family pieces will last another 120+ years. Thanks for breathing new life into them Junk Love 102. Phenomal job 😍

A little unconventional perhaps, but we can't get enough lion head decor πŸ™ˆ What is your decorating weakness? #HotelRe...
04/01/2019

A little unconventional perhaps, but we can't get enough lion head decor πŸ™ˆ What is your decorating weakness?

#HotelRea #ShoppesOfReaPlaza

"Sometimes things need to get real ugly before they get beautiful." That was the caption on this photo that just came fr...
03/27/2019

"Sometimes things need to get real ugly before they get beautiful." That was the caption on this photo that just came from the upholsterer. Those words pretty much sum up #HotelRea, what has gone on to make #ShoppesofReaPlaza a reality, and in general, what makes any project worthy of praise or admiration. So dig in, get dirty, and make things beautiful ❀ Junk Love 102

Our lady found a home in the room called Isabel. It's funny how high ceilings can make a large art piece feel small. She...
03/26/2019

Our lady found a home in the room called Isabel. It's funny how high ceilings can make a large art piece feel small. She's 4 ft tall. We may have to find her a Mucha needed friend 🀣

#StayAtTheRea #ShoppesOfReaPlaza

Last year, a great grandaughter of E.A. Rea graciously donated this setee and two lovely chairs to the hotel project--so...
03/20/2019

Last year, a great grandaughter of E.A. Rea graciously donated this setee and two lovely chairs to the hotel project--some of you will remember the chair post. Today, she came out of storage and was picked up by the upholsterer! These pieces were actual furnishings in the Rea house in Corydon that burned. Very soon you'll be able to plant your rear in the very seat E.A. once did when you #StayAtTheRea πŸ˜‚

Fra-gee-lay! Unboxing this beauty was the highlight of our afternoon. It's not Italian, though ;) The original piece was...
03/14/2019

Fra-gee-lay! Unboxing this beauty was the highlight of our afternoon. It's not Italian, though ;) The original piece was painted by Czech Art Nouveau artist, Alphonse Mucha, in 1899--just one year after the hotel opened. Choosing just the right art to outfit #TheRea will be an ongoing process, but we see mucho Mucha in our future ❀

#StayAtTheRea #ShoppesOfReaPlaza #HotelRea

Friday Night Feature: KATHERINE. This blush pink and gold historic sleeping room is easily the most romantic corner of H...
03/01/2019

Friday Night Feature: KATHERINE. This blush pink and gold historic sleeping room is easily the most romantic corner of Hotel Rea. Enjoy the crystal chandelier, traditional brass bed, natural light, and antique appointments. All guest rooms include private restrooms, coffee carts, and Wifi.

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Carnival rides, parade floats, high school reunions--Old Settlers 2019 will be here before you know it!Due to a cancella...
02/27/2019

Carnival rides, parade floats, high school reunions--Old Settlers 2019 will be here before you know it!

Due to a cancellation, we now have some open rooms. Click on our 'Book Now' button or call 641.895.6074 to snag them up!

Please share your favorite Old Settlers event, memory, food, etc. below πŸ‘‡

#OldSettlers2019 #HotelRea #StayAtTheRea

We give you FIVE STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!!Whether you've stayed in one of our rooms, followed us faithfully and liked or s...
02/19/2019

We give you FIVE STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!!

Whether you've stayed in one of our rooms, followed us faithfully and liked or shared our content, hosted or attended an event in the lobby--you have helped make the first 6 months of Hotel Rea's second life a success! And we are so grateful πŸ€—

Your feedback matters. If you have experienced #TheRea in any way, please consider leaving us a review on this page. We want people from near and far to get a glimpe of what they'll experience when they #StayAtTheRea. And that can only come from YOU.

#ThankYou

We organized our ever-growing snack set collection today! How many of you have these tucked away somewhere? Have them an...
02/18/2019

We organized our ever-growing snack set collection today! How many of you have these tucked away somewhere? Have them and actually use them? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ We use ours--but not the built-in ashtrays 🀣 #TheRea

02/14/2019
Friday Night Feature: THE GRAHAM. Massive windows that allow oodles of natural light in help make this two bedroom suite...
12/29/2018

Friday Night Feature: THE GRAHAM. Massive windows that allow oodles of natural light in help make this two bedroom suite a guest favorite. Exposed brick, hardwood floors, and vintage industrial touches create an urban loft feel, while the full kitchen, sleeper sofa, and separate bedrooms make it comfortable for larger groups.

Fun facts: The footprint of this suite is the equivalent of approximately 5 original hotel rooms.
The first time we laid eyes on #TheRea in 2010, there was still evidence of a fire in this room--a charred fridge!

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"We like the right faces around the table, the right carols to be sung, the promise that this is how it is and will alwa...
12/26/2018

"We like the right faces around the table, the right carols to be sung, the promise that this is how it is and will always be. Because that is Christmas. The one still point in a world forever turning."

Merry Christmas!πŸŽ„

Friday Night Feature: SOPHIA. This historic sleeping room is the epitome of elegance. Enjoy the duckegg blue damask, cry...
12/14/2018

Friday Night Feature: SOPHIA. This historic sleeping room is the epitome of elegance. Enjoy the duckegg blue damask, crystal chandelier and period furniture. All guest rooms have their own restrooms, coffee carts and Wifi.

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Don't miss a great opportunity to #shopsmall and get that Christmas shopping finished! Or just underway, if you're a pro...
12/07/2018

Don't miss a great opportunity to #shopsmall and get that Christmas shopping finished! Or just underway, if you're a procrastinator like me πŸ˜‚

Many local businesses will be participating in TOMORROW's (12/7) Sip and Shop Event. Most will be offering beverages, snacks, specials, and drawings.

Sip. Shop. Enjoy.

Tease Salon and Healthy Skin By Kim @ Gypsysisters Bed and Breakfast

Prairie Clover Market @ Hotel Rea

Southern Sweet Tea Jewelry, Thirty-One Gifts, Grandma's Goodies, Bludor Candles, and Ooooh Snap Jewelry @ The Murphy's Building

The Shabby Chickadee

Coates Guns LLC

The Flower Pot

The Littlest Cake Shop and Deli LLC.

Good ol days

Total Image by Angela and Jocelyn

Big thanks to all who joined us for the 2018 Wayne County Arts Council - WAYCO Holiday Tour of Homes! In case you didn't...
12/03/2018

Big thanks to all who joined us for the 2018 Wayne County Arts Council - WAYCO Holiday Tour of Homes!

In case you didn't know, this fundraiser supports a wonderful summer theatre program. These funds make it possible for local students to participate in a week-long musical theatre workshop that results in a full-blown musical. #SupportTheArts

Here are a few snapshots from our stop on the tour. We still have Christmas openings for your mother-in-law πŸ˜‰πŸŽ„

πŸ›·Credit: Lee Ann Breuklander-Peck

Need a gift for that person who has everything? Or better yet, for the friend or family member who never gets around to ...
11/28/2018

Need a gift for that person who has everything? Or better yet, for the friend or family member who never gets around to visiting? 🀣 We've got you covered--call or message us to get your #HotelRea gift certificate! 641.895.6074 #StayAtTheRea 🎁

Prairie Clover Market
11/28/2018

Prairie Clover Market

Did you know? ❀️ #shoplocal #shopsmall #shoppesofreaplaza #corydoniowa

Falalalalalalalala🎢 We're decking the hall...there's just the one πŸ˜‚ Don't miss us on the Holiday Tour of Homes Dec...
11/21/2018

Falalalalalalalala🎢 We're decking the hall...there's just the one πŸ˜‚ Don't miss us on the Holiday Tour of Homes December 1-2 πŸŽ„

Friday Night Feature: THE MONTGOMERY. This sweet little suite is a kitschy delight. Added on to the original structure i...
11/17/2018

Friday Night Feature: THE MONTGOMERY. This sweet little suite is a kitschy delight. Added on to the original structure in 1946, it was the home of the mid-century owners and bears their name. It features a darling kitchen, full bathroom (we even salvaged the original wall and shower tile) and a cozy separate bedroom with Queen bed. A third wheel could easily be accommodated by the fold down sofa. We were also able to save the original hardwood flooring. 😍

Fun Fact: Hotel Rea was dubbed Hotel Montgomery in 1946 and retained that name until we took ownership.

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Our lovely, risk-taking, magic-making friend, just took us one giant leap closer to fulfilling our "Rea Plaza" dream
11/07/2018

Our lovely, risk-taking, magic-making friend, just took us one giant leap closer to fulfilling our "Rea Plaza" dream

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Let’s celebrate! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
Prairie Clover Market is opening this Thursday in our temporary space inside the Hotel Rea lobby! Come on over and shop beautiful clothing, shoes and accessories from 4 - 8 pm! Every person who purchases $100 or more on Thursday will receive a gift from me. ❀️
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the shares, likes, comments and encouragement while we have been getting everything ready. It means the world to me. I can’t wait to show you around the shop! 😘

Our hallway gallery is comprised of beautiful local snippets, shot by a wonderful local photographer. A #StayAtTheRea is...
11/06/2018

Our hallway gallery is comprised of beautiful local snippets, shot by a wonderful local photographer. A #StayAtTheRea is a locally handcrafted experience. Local is lovely. #shopsmall

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Who attended Hotel Rea's Grand Opening last Friday?!πŸŽ‰
Gorgeous, right!!? Full of history, with modern amenities!😍

If you took a stroll upstairs you may have noticed the hallways are lined with photos of historical sites all around Corydon. Some are more abstract and make you think about where they were taken, while others are known landmarks.

I'm excited to share that those images were taken by me! πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I had the pleasure of working with Hotel visionary, Malisha to capture the incredible architecture and history that is all around town! Such a unique opportunity and I'm very grateful!

Check out all that Hotel Rea has to offer our community!

www.brandeddesignphotography.com

We LOVE all of the dialogue! There's actually nothing we enjoy more than swapping "bygone days of Corydon" stories. That...
10/22/2018

We LOVE all of the dialogue! There's actually nothing we enjoy more than swapping "bygone days of Corydon" stories. That is why we didn't interrupt to clarify that we were looking for the major difference between the original George Shane artwork and our re-imagined watercolor. The boy on the bicycle has been swapped for our five favorite people. If you've had the chance to #StayAtTheRea, these are the lovelies for which some rooms are named. Sorry, bike boy!

Check out this old State Street view in watercolor! Inspired by the George Shane original [see our profile picture]. Who...
10/20/2018

Check out this old State Street view in watercolor! Inspired by the George Shane original [see our profile picture]. Who can spot the major change?

Special thanks to Roger Winslow for loaning us his 1952 Des Moines Register for reference.

#FlashbackFriday. Kind of makes us break into a cold sweat...πŸ˜…
09/28/2018

#FlashbackFriday. Kind of makes us break into a cold sweat...πŸ˜…

Carson has been painting the town (well, maybe just our block)! What do y'all think? #TheRea
09/17/2018

Carson has been painting the town (well, maybe just our block)! What do y'all think? #TheRea

An EPIC Wayne County weekend is on the horizon. When you are finished taking in Civil War Days at Corydon Lake Park, hea...
09/11/2018

An EPIC Wayne County weekend is on the horizon. When you are finished taking in Civil War Days at Corydon Lake Park, head on over to the ALLERTON WORLDFAIR! There's something for everyone--and a few rooms left at #TheRea ;) 641.895.6074

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The best part of this journey has been the extraordinary people we've met along the way. Dorothy has been following alon...
08/17/2018

The best part of this journey has been the extraordinary people we've met along the way.

Dorothy has been following along because her friend Marilyn is the great-granddaughter of E.A. and Cecilia Irene Rea. Both ladies were able to join us for the grand opening and we had a great time talking and laughing. They were the first to try out the suite named in Marilyn's great-grandmother's honor.

This wonderful stranger brought her beloved Victrola to add to the lobby of #TheRea. It is so cool! How lucky are we that wonderful strangers can become cherished friends.

Legend has it that these gorgeous busts were gifted to E.A. and Irene Rea by a traveling salesman for their wedding anni...
08/16/2018

Legend has it that these gorgeous busts were gifted to E.A. and Irene Rea by a traveling salesman for their wedding anniversary in 1900. Years later, Coye Whiteley purchased them at an estate sale. Her daughter inherited these beauties, but has graciously rehomed them at #HotelRea. They are the perfect addition to the fireplace mantle! Thank you for your generosity, Nancy Coates

Whew! A book signing, 2 class reunions and 20+ overnight guests kept us busy during #CorydonOldSettlers. So busy, in fac...
08/14/2018

Whew! A book signing, 2 class reunions and 20+ overnight guests kept us busy during #CorydonOldSettlers. So busy, in fact, that we never officially announced that we are OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Our booking button is on its way, but reservations can be made by calling 641.895.6074. Come #StayAtTheRea!

When you're done watching the BIG PARADE, head on over to our lobby for a book signing by Martin Bracewell (aka MR Tain)...
08/11/2018

When you're done watching the BIG PARADE, head on over to our lobby for a book signing by Martin Bracewell (aka MR Tain). He'll be there from 1-5. #CorydonOldSettlers #TheRea

What an honor to host the Corydon High School Class of 1948 for brunch at #TheRea this morning! Alongside spouses and fr...
08/10/2018

What an honor to host the Corydon High School Class of 1948 for brunch at #TheRea this morning! Alongside spouses and friends, they celebrated 70 years with food and good conversation. Go Hornets! #CorydonOldSettlers

When it came time to have key tags made for our rooms and suites, Abounding Grace Designs was the obvious choice! These ...
08/09/2018

When it came time to have key tags made for our rooms and suites, Abounding Grace Designs was the obvious choice! These hand stamped beauties are PERFECT

How wonderful to have direct descendants of E.A. Rea in the house on Friday night! Marilyn, Kim, and Brooklyn all travel...
08/06/2018

How wonderful to have direct descendants of E.A. Rea in the house on Friday night! Marilyn, Kim, and Brooklyn all traveled quite a distance to help reopen #TheRea. Great-grandson, Rich, and family had to skidaddle before the cameras came out, but we enjoyed getting to visit with them, too. We think old E.A. would've been pleased!

We can't thank you all enough for the love and support.
08/05/2018

We can't thank you all enough for the love and support.

Company's coming!! It's time to polish the silver for Friday night's festivities πŸŽ‰ Raise your hand if we'll see you t...
08/01/2018

Company's coming!! It's time to polish the silver for Friday night's festivities πŸŽ‰ Raise your hand if we'll see you there πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

07/27/2018
We passed! It's gettin' real πŸ˜…
07/25/2018

We passed! It's gettin' real πŸ˜…

Working on choosing the PERFECT toiletries for your #StayAtTheRea! Have you ever smelled so many soaps that your nose go...
07/12/2018

Working on choosing the PERFECT toiletries for your #StayAtTheRea! Have you ever smelled so many soaps that your nose goes numb? 🀣

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207 W State Street
Corydon, IA
50060

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(641) 895-6074

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