Big Blue Bed and Breakfast

Big Blue B&B

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We are located at:
318 S 9th St
Adel, IA 50003

We can be reached at:
(515) 745-3969

Comfortable Rooms & Delicious Breakfasts

Serving Adel & Dallas County Iowa

At Big Blue B&B you will enjoy exquisite comfort, amazing hospitality, and delectable food. We are perfect for those who seek a romantic weekend, or an upgrade to a hotel. We are in the heart of Adel, Iowa just 25 minutes west of Des Moines.

A large victorian style blue house with a brick porch in the front

Treat yourself to a cozy room at Big Blue Bed & Breakfast. Don't settle for an ordinary hotel! Our fully renovated Victorian home offers the charms of the past with the conveniences of today. We offer four rooms which can sleep from two to 11 people. Each room has its own private bathroom, a widescreen TV, free WiFi, and DirecTV. Our breakfasts are absolutely delicious.

We can’t wait to see you!

- Mike and Laurie Tigges

The Kester

155 ft²

Sleeps up to 4.

1 queen bed + optional Aerobed.

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Named after the Kester family who called Big Blue home, it is also known as the “tree room”. It is elegantly modern while still holding its Victorian charm. With a private bathroom and TV, you may not want to leave!

The Simcoke Suite

275 ft²

Sleeps up to 4.

1 queen bed + 2 twin beds.

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Named after the original owners of Big Blue, The Simcoke Suite was converted from two rooms into one suite with a door in the middle for privacy and a private bathroom. The bedroom offers a queen sized bed and TV and its own separate entrance. The sitting room of the suite offers a daybed with a twin trundle underneath, a TV, and its own entrance as well. This allows for 4 people to comfortably sleep in the suite.

The McCann

155 ft²

Sleeps up to 4.

1 queen bed + 1 full bed.

A queen bed, a full bed, and marble-topped night stands A blue themed bathroom with a white sink and toilet A spacious tub shower and towel rack

Named after the McCann family who grew up here, this room offers its own private bathroom, TV, and plenty of room and natural light. The warm inviting wallpaper of this room just invites you to snuggle into the cozy bed and watch your favorite movie or binge watch your favorite show.

The Attic Hideaway

900 ft²

Sleeps up to 13.

1 king bed + 1 queen bed + 3 full beds + 3 twin beds

A twin bed and a full sit on either side of a room with a tv at the end Two queen beds sit side by side in a loft Two couches and a chair sit in a circle around a recliner A stand alone soaker tub, a toilet, and vanity

At the top of the stairs of the second floor, you will find the stairs to the attic. But this is no typical attic. This amazing attic hideaway is a treasure of its own. With the addition of the loft where the widows walk once was, there are 3 full beds, one twin, a queen and a king bed available. You will walk into a large living room with leather furniture and TV. Around the corner you will see a cozy nook where the twin and full beds are nestled away with its own TV as well. It is the perfect place for gaming (so our sons tell us). Bring your own gaming system or we can have one available for rent. Or just nestle in for movie night! The loft has 2 full beds and is an amazing experience. The bathroom is everything you would expect. With a luxurious soaker tub and stand alone shower as well as a swinging barn door to add to the charm. This unbelievable space can comfortably sleep 11 people and is perfect for a family or for a group fresh off the bike path. A girls get away weekend or birthday party would be ideal as well. With the Directv and Wifi reaching all the way up there, you can have a great afternoon watching your favorite football team or streaming your favorite shows.


Full breakfasts. We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions.

Served according to your schedule.


A crepe, drizzled with chocolate, with a dollop of whip cream and a sliced strawberry on top Biscuits and sausage gravy Five homemade cinnamon rolls in a circle French toast with scrambled eggs and bacon

Seeing as Big Blue is owned by a former baker and her cooking inclined family, it's no surprise that it's home to some truly amazing comfort food. From authentic french crepes to thick and creamy biscuits and gravy, breakfast at Big Blue is just like breakfast at your house--but better because you don't have to fix it.


Widescreen Smart TVs!

Each room comes with a widescreen smart TV. Our two-room suites have two TVs, and the Attic Hideaway has two TVs.

Premium Channels!

We offer FREE DirecTV, NFL Sunday ticket, HBO, Netflix, Hulu, and more!

Free WiFi!

We have a strong, high-speed WiFi signal througout our home.

Private Bathrooms!

Each room or suite has its own private bathroom with a full shower and bathtub.

Bike Friendly!

Our B&B is literally a couple hundred feet off the Raccoon River Valley Bike Trail! We welcome riders and will even safely store your bikes during your stay!