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Sisters' weekend at Miss Spenser's
sur mars 23, 2015
Even though it is the end of a dreary, Iowa winter, the warmth and hospitality of this gorgeous setting brightened our sisters' weekend.
The breakfasts were delicious, the "Room with a View" was clean, well-decorated, and perfect for us. There is the sweetest state park nearby, Hickory Hills, that I would recommend for walking off the yummy breakfasts.
Des Moines is fairly close - we traveled to downtown for dinner and a show one evening and spent the other enjoying DVDs of Downton Abbey and playing games.
I hope to visit again.
A great escape from the hustle & bustle of the city.
sur mars 05, 2015
My husband & I celebrated our golden wedding anniversary last fall at Miss Spenser's. We were greeted with hot tea and other sweet treats. Before it got dark we went to Hickory Hills and took a brisk walk through the woods. When we got back, we turned on the fireplace and enjoyed our comfy room. The next morning we were served a wonderful breakfast! YUMMY!
A piece of heaven in rural Iowa
sur janvier 16, 2015
My husband booked a room here as a surprise on our wedding night. The owner was more than hospitable and even left the door unlocked for us to enter whenever, being as it was our wedding night and we had a long night of festivities ahead of us. The room was remarkable and the decor was a vintage girl's dream! The owner even left cute treats and tea for us to nibble on as we wound down from a very exciting day.
The next morning our power went out briefly due to a storm and the owner and her daughter literally hand pressed our coffee and cooked our breakfast regardless of the power outage.
We will definitely be coming back here and have recommended this B&B for multiple people looking for a "stay-cation"
Most peaceful place on Earth
sur janvier 09, 2015
My wife and I booked a get-away at Longview Farms B&B as we were looking for some relaxation. What we received was opulent, luxurious peace that made us long for nothing.
When we arrived Donna met us at the car and showed us to our suite. We had the "Room with a View." From the moment we climbed the stairs we were enraptured by the charming attention to detail that made each moment heavenly. From the selection and placement of the books, the choice in classic looking Christmas tree, the bedding, even the window treatments...it all lent to a wonderful sense of tranquility that harkens to a more simple time yet with all of the modern conveniences.
There was a pot of piping hot tea waiting for us. What would you expect from a place that also houses a fabulous tearoom? We had arranged for a harvest dinner as well and were told it would be served in our suite at the time of our choosing that evening. Looking out the windows we were taken by the rolling hills of Longview Farms, the field of lavender, the cows in the distance and the "secret garden" that itself appeared to have complete equanimity.
We enjoyed our tea near the fireplace and lazily thumbed through cookbooks and tea books on a perfectly placed sofa in quiet repose. Donna and Spenser appeared at the appointed time with our wonderful harvest dinner. It was a spectacle for the senses, bringing exultation to the eyes, nose and mouth. The repast was a mélange of colors, textures and flavors. We also had more amazing tea, of course.
After dinner we enjoyed more time by the fire and there was no desire to use the available TV or cell phones. When our eyes could hold up no more, we moved to the bed, which we hadn't more than seen to that point. The choice of linen and pillows was far better than any hotel.
The next morning we were greeted by another sensory feast for breakfast. Donna and her family were a wonder, everything was so serene and we haven't felt so rested and relaxed.
Wonderful experience at Longview Farm B & B
sur octobre 24, 2014
My husband & I stayed recently in the "Room with a View' suite. It was beautiful, relaxing, and very memorable. Spencer and Donna served wonderfully tasting, hearty breakfasts both days. On our arrival Friday, we got to sample the cakes, sandwiches & tea which were to be served at one of Miss Spencer's famous Teas, scheduled for the next day. Don spent almost 2 hours on Sat. showing off his dogs' herding abilities with his beef cattle. It brought back memories for both my husband and I. It was very peaceful, we never heard any sounds from the livestock or the family. We enjoy visiting different B&B's. This was definitely a unique experience, and at the top of the list for a return visit.
Exceeded our expectations
sur octobre 03, 2014
My wife and I were traveling through Iowa and decided to stay at Miss Spenser's Bed and Breakfast and we could not have been happier about the decision. Donna makes you feel at home right away and took care of us like we were her own family. We would not hesitate to recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone who wants to have a relaxing evening in a very peaceful environment (and by the way - she will make you a great breakfast!)
A great get-away
sur juin 12, 2014
My wife and I (yes, I am a guy who enjoys staying at B&B's) spent a very relaxing evening at Miss Spencer's of Longview Farms. Everything exceeded our expectations, from the welcoming delicious treats to the sumptuous breakfast. The joy of walking around the farm, enjoying the well-tended gardens and watching the farm animals was very refreshing. We enjoyed the absence of of our daily distractions and were able to read, think and just relax. Donna is a great hostess and we plan to return for another visit!
sur novembre 24, 2013
My Husband and I had the privledge to stay at Miss Spenser's of Longview Farms. It was a very cold weekend but so nice and warm on the inside.The rooms are just beautiful.It was a great treat. If you are looking for a very special get away. Check it out you will not be disappointed.
sur août 13, 2013
The host and hostesses were awesome. She gave me the name of her beautiful peony bushes and the product she used to finish her wood floors with. Enjoyed chatting with them also about breeding black Herefords.
sur juillet 25, 2013
My husband and I started our 20th anniversary trip at Miss Spenser's. The setting is casual elegance and the service is outstanding! Donna and her daughter Spenser are wonderful hostesses. They accommodated our special dietary needs without blinking an eye. We wish that we lived closer so that we could visit more often. You definitely want to include a stop at Miss Spenser's of Longview Farm on your next trip.
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