About the house
The Henry Weis House was completed in 1902 with architectural design by local firm Murphy & Ralston. It is a transitional design with both Queen Anne and Colonial Revival elements. Henry Weis was the owner of the North Star Egg Case Company which created cold storage egg case fillers locally on Commercial Street. The home was passed down in the Weis family until the 1930's at which point it was converted into apartments. In the 1980's the home was converted into a Bed and Breakfast and in 1989 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2022, the Schmitz family purchased and reopened the house as The Weis Mansion Bed and Breakfast.
About the Owners
Chris and Kelly grew up in Minnesota and spent their lives throughout the Midwest. Experience owning rental properties and older homes melded into a desire to own an even older home with all the historic characteristics and run a full service Bed an Breakfast. In 2021 they began the process of selling off the rental properties along with many personal possessions in preparation of a major move wherever they found the right house. Through a series of events, they ended up finding and purchasing the Henry Weis house in Waterloo Iowa.
Chris spends most of his time writing novels-science fiction, fantasy, suspense, comedy, and nonfiction. When he isn't writing, he can be found playing bagpipes or tinkering on home projects.
Kelly enjoys finding antique treasures to decorate the home when she isn't busy baking delicious muffins.
Chris and Kelly Schmitz