Gary and Virginia Walker, your hosts and owners of McNeill Stone Mansion Bed & Breakfast, have given the castle-like mansion much tender loving care since they purchased the home in the 1990s. It had been unoccupied for 17 years and was unheated during many Iowa winters. The mansion has now been restored to the splendor of days gone by. The Walkers enjoy sharing the home’s history as much as they did reviving it.
Now retired, Gary farmed all his life. He has also gained a national reputation for his restoration work on mid-50’s show cars, specializing in Buicks. Virginia’s long career working in several departments at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company has helped her with her current job of working with vendors.
They invite you to come stay with them in their warm and comfortable home: for a night, a weekend, or perhaps longer. Your stay at the stone mansion will be one you'll never forget.
McNeill Stone Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has won other awards - the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group's Historic Preservation Award, The Friends of Historic Preservation Lifesaver Award from the Oskaloosa Historic Preservation Commission, and the Acorn Award from the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group in recognition of the establishment of an innovative business. Virginia and Gary also won the Iowa Lodging Association's Innkeeper of the Year award.