Iowa Web Developer Launches New Site for Hannah Marie Country Inn

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When the owners of the Hannah Marie Country Inn wanted to give their Web site a new look with higher functionality, they turned to, a design firm specializing in the Bed & Breakfast Industry.

Leading Iowa design firm creates original Web site for The Nichols Family, owners of the Hannah Marie Country Inn Bed and Breakfast Inn, located just a few miles south of downtown Spencer, Iowa.

“We didn’t throw a huge party to celebrate,” but the launch of the Hannah Marie’s new Web site is another example of one Iowa company driving the success of another,” said general manager Amelia Painter from her office on Main Street in Fostoria, Iowa.

The Hannah Marie Country Inn is an award winning bed & breakfast featuring queen feathered beds, goose-down comforters, double in-room whirlpools, bubbles, softened water, central air and heat, and one of the most dedicated family of innkeepers in the area. The Hannah Marie provides garden fresh foods to all guests and a tasty breakfast is always included. The inn is named after Mary’s mother, who grew up on a farm nearby, but it is truly a family affair with husband Ray attending to the business side, and son David overseeing the kitchen.

The updated Web site, located at, includes numerous interior and exterior photos of each room at the B&B emphasizing features the inn has to offer. "We wanted the visitors to be able to see what accommodations are waiting for them as well as reserve their accommodations right online,” says innkeeper, Mary Nichols.

The Web site not only explains to visitors how guests are pampered and what additional amenities are available at the inn, but it also chronicles some of the joyous moments a variety of visitors have experienced over the years . The Hannah Marie Country Inn is an inspected and approved member of the Iowa Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Association and innkeeper, Mary Nichols is the current President of the organization.

Particularly noteworthy is the fact that all member inns are approved and inspected. Inn inspections are conducted by a staff member that is thorough in scope, covering safety and security items as well as appearance, comfort, and cleanliness. Food preparation, amenities and administrative items are also evaluated as part of the inspection. According to Nichols every member inn “must pass a rigorous inspection to insure compliance with Association standards. IBBIA is the only Innkeeper Association in the State of Iowa that requires such close scrutiny of their membership, but this policy lets guests know that our inns will automatically deliver a consistently clean, comfortable and professional experience."

Bed and breakfast accommodations give visitors a unique and personalized travel experience with a touch of local flavor. They have gained so much popularity that a national consumer’s magazine highlighting the best of these unique lodging experiences was recently launched and the Hannah Marie Country Inn is the first Iowa inn to be featured in the publication. The premier issue hit the shelves of more than 11,000 book stores and news stands on September 20, 2005. You can pick-up your copy at a nearby Barnes & Noble, Borders or Hastings book store or visit the magazines Web site at for subscription information.


Amelia Painter, a Web site designer since 1995, founded as a multi-faceted Web design and marketing operation. Current clients include: Iowa Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Association, Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association, Nebraska Bed and Breakfast Association, the Hannah Marie Country Inn, and many other lodging facilities. For more information or to view their portfolio, visit or call 712.260.5372.

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