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Rm 206: Mark Twain

Newly remodeled signature riverfront room with new carpet, wood entry, new queen sleeper sofa, queen sized bed, antique spool table and its very own private nook.  This nook is the only one on property and has a great view of the river, Old Fort Madison and the passing trains. Great for morning coffee, reading or train spotting.   437 square feet

*Mark Twain or Samuel Clemens, lived in Keokuk Iowa and worked as a printer with his brother Orion in 1855.  Together, they authored Keokuk's first City Directory.  His family has other ties to our area! Some of them settled in the nearby town of West Point in 1837 and his great grandmother is interred in the West Point Cemetery. 

In 1856, Clemens left printing and became a riverboat pilot, an experience from which he based several of his well known novels. His first novel was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. (1876) Set in a town along the Mississippi River, this story introduces you to Tom Sawyer, whose punishment from dirtying his clothes in a fight led him to whitewash his Aunt Polly’s fence. You can relive many events from this book during Tom Sawyer Days, held around the 4th of July in Hannibal. Some of his other books include: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (1885), Life On The Mississippi (1883) and his most successful book during his lifetime and one of the best-selling books of all time, The Innocents Abroad. (1869) You can find these books in our Parlor to enjoy!

DID YOU KNOW: The navigational term "mark twain" means two fathoms, which is a measurement of water depth that indicates a boat may move safely forward. Clemens learned this term during his time on steamboats and began using the term as his pen name in 1863.


Air conditioned
Alarm Clock
Bathrobes Provided
Cable/Satellite TV
Clock Radio
Linen and Towels Provided
Lift/Elevator Access
Linen Provided
Queen Bed
Room Service
Shower - Separate
Sofa Bed
Wireless Internet
Mini Fridge
Complimentary Welcome Drink at River Rocks