Iron Banks Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Grand Hotel to Grand Lodge. Iron Banks Lodge Bed and Breakfast sits high above the banks of the Mississippi, with a view as grand as the old hotel itself. The Lodge offers plenty of room inside and out for entertaining family and friends with four spacious guest rooms, each with a private bathroom, thoughtfully designed for your comfort and quiet relaxation.The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927, one of the most destructive river floods in the history of the United States, brought Francis Marion Rust who was in charge of the Red Cross relief efforts to Columbus, Kentucky. With the aid of the Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover and the Red Cross appropriations of over $90,000, Mr. Rust helped to relocate the town Columbus to its current location one-half mile north, 140 feet above the river on 80 acres of land. It is thought to be the first time in history that an entire town was moved to a new location.Mr. Rust, captivated with “new” Columbus, envisioned potential for the flourishing town, including a picturesque park set against the bluffs overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, which is the site of a Confederate fortification built during the American Civil War. Mr. Rust built the grand Iron Banks Hotel in 1930 and in 1934 the federal government accepted the area as a state park project, which is modern day Columbus-Belmont State Park.Hickman County native Joe Scott, owner of the Lodge, began property renovations in 2012 and opened in 2015 as the Iron Banks Lodge Bed and Breakfast.For more information and to make reservations, call (270) 519-8155.