You've Been Sentenced To One Of Our Suites

Book one bedroom for a weekend getaway or book the whole Jail House for your next event!

Doing hard time has never been this comfortable

Over 150 years of hosting Clayton Counties toughest criminals the Jail House Inn is ready for a new type of inmate! Enjoy the unique lodging experience of staying in the recently renovated former Clayton County Jail. Choose one of four beautiful and comfortable suites, each with their own story, evidence and luxurious bathroom. Inmate capacity ranges from 2 to 5 inmates per suite, or rent the entire Jail House Inn for a party of up to 20! The kids will love telling their friends about the night in the clink.

We specialize in hosting large parties for all kinds of occasions, or just a simple weekend getaway to the natural beauty and small town living in Elkader, Iowa. Each suite has access to the gourmet kitchen, lighted gazebo, balcony with scenic overlook and of course everyone’s favorite, the cell block. Take a mug shot or play shuffleboard on our antique table. The Jail House is a lodging experience for the entire family! Please book early, w fill up fast and it would be a crime to miss out on this experience!

Nicholas Spohn, Penn Nobis

Cell Block

Book the entire Jail House Inn for your next occassion!

Book the entire Jail House for your next occasion to get the gourmet kitchen all to yourself and sleeping room for additional 7 inmates in the jail cells! The Jail House is perfect for so many occasions including bachelor and bachelorette parties, family reunions, holiday parties, business meetings, retreats and our speciality, bridal parties! The bride and bridesmaids will love getting ready in our spa quality bathrooms. The Jail House is the best way to prepare for your life sentence! Maximum capacity is 20 inmates.