Victoria's Vineyard B&B

5096 NE 62nd Avenue , Altoona, IA 50009 USA (Show map)


Nestled in an 80 acre wooded farm with a vineyard and pond a few minutes from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and Adventureland Amusement Park. Enjoy the quiet comfort of our eloquently furnished, modern two bedroom guest home. Each room has a private bathroom. Sleep like a baby on our luxurious pillow top Queen size beds. In the morning awake to the aromas of a full hot breakfast with home made breads and an array of wholesome foods from local Iowa producers. Enjoy Wireless internet, 50" plasma TV and surround sound entertainment system. Take a stroll through our 30 acre forest. Spend time in our vineyard or at the pond. Available for weddings, business meetings, and events large and small. View our website at victoriasvineyardbnb.




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

What a wonderful stay

5 on August 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at Victoria's for three nights. My girlfriend lives and works in Des Moines, I was visiting from New York City. We wanted something with access to Des Moines but something that was quiet and off the beaten path. We also wanted a place where we could have some peace and quiet to ourselves. The stay was everything we thought it would be and more. Victoria - who runs the B+B - did everything. She cooked amazing breakfast every morning (all home made muffins, berries, quiche, coffee, french toast, etc). It was something new, delicious and home made every day. The house is beautiful and quaint. The hot tub is great. And mostly, you can just get away and feel like you are staying in your own home. Additionally, the property has a lake, gazebo, quiet sitting areas, a hot tub, and many other amenities that made the visit so wonderful. We would recommend anyone stay here!

A True Gem, Best B&B We've Had The Pleasure of Staying At

5 on October 21, 2013

When my wife and I decided to move from southern Ontario, Canada across the country to Colorado, we had a hard time finding a hotel/motel that would accommodate a car with our open trailer, a cat, and a dog. led us to Victoria's Vineyard and after speaking with Victoria we knew we were making the right decision. The house is absolutely beautiful and seriously spotless, the bed was dreamy comfy, and there is even a hot tub to relax in and watch the stars. A beautiful morning walk around the property leads to a picturesque lake and the hand made breakfast by Victoria seriously may be the best breakfast I've had in 34 years. Our dog and cat even loved the garage and back deck and they are really hard to please! It's really hard to believe this is in the middle of Indiana. If we are ever in Indiana again I can guarantee we will be visiting here again. Thank you so much Victoria and Steve, this was truly a one of a kind experience!

A wonderful weekend

5 on September 22, 2013

We stayed at Victoria's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The house is a beautiful 2 bedroom home with a nice hot tub and plenty of nice sitting areas. The house is very clean and well maintained. Our friends stayed in the other bedroom and we had a nice evening using the hot tub and even had a fire by the pond. Victoria is an excellent cook and our meals were great. It was such a good time we are planning on doing it very year.

Lovely, peaceful B&B with great hosts

5 on May 13, 2013

We stayed for two nights at this lovely B&B about 10 miles away from downtown Des Moines. There are only two rooms, and the other room was unoccupied during our visit, so we had the house to ourselves. We stayed in the upper floor bedroom (slightly more expensive) and found it very comfortable. Kitchen, living room, and bathrooms were all very nice, and the hot tub on the back patio was delightful. In addition to the vineyards, the property has its own forest (planted by the owners a few decades ago), with a path leading through it from the house to a nice, secluded pond with gazebo and picnic area. Victoria and Steve were wonderful hosts. We had several hours of very enjoyable conversation with them, and Victoria cooked delicious Spanish breakfasts for us, and even packed the leftovers for us so we could have a picnic for the road. We have stayed at many B&B's over the years, and this one is among the very best we have experienced.

Very nice!

5 on April 15, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights in the downstairs bedroom. We were in the Des Moines area to attend the State Fair. Our room was nice and comfortable. The breakfasts were filling and delicious. The B & B was very nice and the property was incredible.

Outstanding Couple Getaway

5 on September 06, 2012

What a luxurious surprise! We decided to get away for a few days and chose to stay at Victoria's Vineyard B&B. We were thoroughly impressed with everything at this B&B! Having been to several, this is definitely in the top ratings. The accommadations were incredible, very upscale. The room, bed, and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. There was an outdoor jacuzzi that we used which was very nice. Also, we really enjoyed walking on the farm. The gazebo, pond, and fields were wonderful and relaxing. Steve was an excellent host! Victoria prepared the most delicious organic, farm-grown breakfasts! We did not want to leave. We would highly recommend this B&B and plan to go back in the future.

What a great weekend!

4.8 on July 27, 2012

We came to Iowa for a weekend of Indy racing and we decided to stay at Victoria's Bed and Breakfast. It was awesome! The food and hospitality was amazing. We will definitely stay there again. We were sad we were unable to meet Victoria and hope her recovery is going well. It was a pleasure to meet and visit with Sarah. What a lovely young lady. Thanks so much for making our stay great.

Sweet Sarah

5 on June 11, 2012

Our experience at Victoria's Vineyard was phenomenal. The location, the amenities, the food, and the people were all top notch; but our hostess, sweet Sarah, deserves the most praise for her culinary skills and engaging conversations. Thanks for a great time!

Wonderful experience!

4.8 on June 02, 2012

Victoria and Steve were so accomodating! And walking to their beautiful pond was an experience we would not have wanted to miss! We plan on returning and spending more time relaxing in the gazebo and swimming in the pond.

A+ bed and breakfast

5 on June 19, 2011

My wife and I visited this wonderful place for our 1 year wedding anniversary. Victoria was a great host, and gladly welcomed us even with my short reservation notice. The place is great, beautiful atmosphere for the perfect romantic getaway-while still being a hop and skip from Altoona. Our breakfast was delicious and learned alot of history about the vineyard and fertility of the land from Mrs. Victoria. Don't forget to ask about the headless warrior! Thanks for having us and look forward to going back.

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Rooms & Rates

Master Bedroom

The more spacious of the two bedrooms, with a huge pillow top bed and large windows giving a view to the north. In the closet you will find plush bath robes, and in the bathroom you can enjoy our jacuzzi bath tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Lower Level Bedroom

Slightly smaller but equally elegant, this room also features a pillow top bed, large windows, and an attached bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath


Location Type


Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , 30 Acre hardwood forest, Pleasure pond, Vineyard, Horse Motel

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Adventureland Amusement Park, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited inquire
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets not allowed indoors
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit is required at the time of reservation and the remainder of the bill will be charged on the date of departure.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are refundable up to 7 days prior to arrival. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival will be given a rain check in the amount of the deposit towards a future visit.



Steve & Victoria Eckstat

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 7am - 10am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

, Spanish dishes