Come,relax and enjoy Charlie-Jane's B&B. Built in 1882, the house is decorated with antiques, oak woodwork and family treasures -- a very tranquil setting. Rest in one of the three up-stair bedrooms. Read a book, entertain family, or finish a puzzle in our comfortable sitting room downstairs. A homemade breakfast is served every morning in the Dining Room, or have breakfast to go. One of our specialties is Creme Brulle French Toast, but our egg whites are whipped and folded into our homemade Flo's Waffle batter, and our Amish Sausage Potato Casserole has lots of flavor, so that is why we let you decide. Enjoy walking our peaceful community, get comfy on one of the wrap-around porch chairs, or swing softy in the pergola surrounded by our flower gardens. Don't forget to check out our things to do list, places to see and the local festivals! Take advantage of our "Extend A Stay" rates and Special Packages. We look forward to spoiling you at Charlie-Jane's!
4.6 on July 06, 2016
I booked 2 rooms for 2 nights in June to take my 85-year old Dad on a 'bucket list' trip back to the towns of his first teaching jobs. Our stay was perfect...great breakfasts, lovely outside seating areas, comfortable accommodations! Our hosts were more than accommodating - even allowing us to 'pencil' in an additional day in case our itinerary needed adjusting. This was so much more pleasant than a stay at the local chain motel would have been. Thanks so much!
Thanks so much. It was special to see all you were doing for your dad. Thanks for letting us be a part. Jane and Collus
5 on June 03, 2016
We have used Charlie and Jane several times and have always been delighted.
thanks so much for the review. You have a great day! You have made mine.
4.2 on June 02, 2016
Jane and Charlie are delightful host. The breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. My only negative is that Jane really needs to do some decluttering. The home is very beautiful, charming but Jane has too many items around. Decluttering would bring the home back up to a very calming atmosphere and showcase the home.
5 on April 05, 2016
Great folks that do a great job.
5 on March 22, 2016
I had a really good visit at Charlie and Jane's bed and breakfast. I went to mount Ayr for a funeral. It was really nice to stay at a place and feel like a little piece of home.
5 on November 05, 2015
I was in Mount Ayr for a funeral and stayed one night at Charlie and Jane's B & B. They were wonderful hosts with two adorable cats. The breakfast was homemade and fantastic. Everyone very friendly. The room with bath was large and very nice. I would definitely stay there again. Barbara
5 on September 03, 2015
Very charming with a nice "homey" feel. Breakfast was incredible! You can't go wrong with this.
5 on July 10, 2014
I came to Mt. Ayr knowing nobody, to do some family history research. The Lawheads made me feel like family immediately! The room was clean and comfortable, with lots of lots of neat details in both the decorating and the service. The food was awesome, from the fabulous pancakes (winner of a seven-recipe family taste test) to the wild plum jelly and yummy fresh fruit. It also was great that they had a collection of local history books right at the house, not to mention knowing the library's collection (and the librarians.) Hope to come back soon!
5 on June 25, 2014
Charlie and Jane's Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place for a relaxing and restful stay in Mt. Ayr, IA. Mt. Ayr itself is a jewel of a small town that has stubbornly withstood the economic turmoil that has ravaged many of America's rural small towns. The Bed and Breakfast is set in a beautiful neighborhood just off the town square. The house is gorgeous. Collus and Jane Lawhead are wonderfully nice owners and perfectly reflect rural American decency that makes Mt. Ayr what it is. They have very clean and well appointed rooms for their guests which allow for a comfortable and quiet restful stay. Plus you cannot miss their breakfasts. Perfectly prepared with recipes that are family heirlooms. My wife and I are looking forward to our next stay. It can't come too soon!
4.2 on March 19, 2014
Friendly host and hostess providing great food and very accommodating.
We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast!
Surrounding you with shades of butter, sage and burgundy in the walls, curtains and bed coverings, with Mahogany antique furnishings, this suite features a queen size bed, Ben Franklin electric stove, cable TV, sitting area, wireless internet, telephone, AC and spacious private bathroom with shower and antique dressing table, hair dryer and coffeemaker. Iron, ironing board, port-a-crib and high chair are available.
Nightly Rate: $80 - $85
Nightly Rate: $80 - $85
Featuring prints of the artist, Grant Wood, and a golf theme, this very relaxing room has soft off-white papered walls with a queen size bed and curtains in blue and burgundy plaid. The room has plenty of room to stretch out, cable TV, telephone, good reading light and rocker with desk, wireless internet, and its own temperature control. The semi-private bathroom with bath/shower is a few feet away, with hair dryer and coffee maker. Iron, ironing board and port-a-crib available. Our guests say this is their favorite room. Private bath can be requested by calling, 641-464-2564.
Nightly Rate: $65 - $65
Nightly Rate: $65 - $65
This delightful room features walls and curtains of light filtered leaf green with a bedspread of coral and rose flowers on a beige background. The room's furniture is French provincial with two soft n' cozy chairs for reading or watching TV. Guests enjoy wireless internet access and control of the room's temperature. The semi-private hall bathroom includes: bath/shower, hair dryer and coffee maker. Iron, ironing board and port-a-crib available. Private bath can be requested by calling 641-464-2564.
Nightly Rate: $55 - $65
Nightly Rate: $55 - $65
Ringgold county seat, Small town
Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field) 130 miles
Charlie Jane's Bed and Breakfast is located in the rolling hills of Ringgold County, Iowa, in the peaceful, well-kept town of Mount Ayr. Off I-35, 21 mi., at the Junction of Hwys 2 and 169. As you go West on Hwy 2 come to Taylor Street, at the top of the hill, and turn North (right). Continue traveling 3 blocks to Mount Ayr's cobblestone brick square rounding the corner and going West(left). You are now on Madison Street and we are on the North(right side of the street)2 blocks down. You can't miss the 3-story white house on the corner, with all the flowers and the "Charlie-Jane's" sign in the yard. We can't wait to meet you!
Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Southern Hills and Red Brick Wineries, Amish General and Furniture Stores, Covered Bridges of Madison County, Haunted Tedrow Cemetary, Graceland University, Prairie Chicken Viewing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer , Golf Cart, Traveling Gift to Go
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mount Ayr Golf & Country Club, Aunt Jennie's Antiques, The Historic Princess Theater, Poe Hollow Park & Ringgold Trailway, Shaw Center for Performing Arts, Shopping, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Dr. Collus and Jane Lawhead
Collus loves to play golf and read books,and I love to garden and scrapbook. We both are active in our local singing and acting groups, the Ringgold Singers and the Moonlighters that give performances throughout the year. We are always helping when needed in our community. Of course, we sing in the choir at the First Christian Church.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Amish Sausage Casserole
This dish originated from our Amish cookbook. The Redding Amish Settlement with General and Furniture Stores is a short 17 mi drive, but enough about that. It has potatoes, sausage, cheese, and onions.