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Plum Panache Bed and Breakfast

114 Oakwood Avenue , Ottumwa, 52501 USA (Show map)
26 Reviews
$95 - $110
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This home has charming guest rooms, including fireplace sitting areas, queen beds, TV's, private bathrooms. Guests have access to the entire house including the kitchen facilities. Guests can sit back and relax by the cozy outdoor fireplace as they listen to the fountains and enjoy the private lovely gardens. A scrumptious breakfast is served by candlelight in the diningroom or the sunny front porch. Whether your here for business travel or a quiet getaway, you'll find that gracious hospitality awaits you.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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Their Hospitality Exceeded Our Expectations!

5 on July 01, 2014

Our family stayed with David and Elizabeth while in Ottumwa for our son's wedding. Their hospitality exceeded our expectations and they were a calming force in our hectic schedule. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and appetizers. Elizabeth served a delicious and satisfying breakfast. Their garden space was spectacular and was used for some of the wedding photographs. We highly recommend Plum Panache Bed and Breakfast!

Such a wonderful experience!

5 on October 02, 2013

We traveled through Ottumwa on our way to Omaha and had the opportunity to experience hospitality at it's best at Plum Panache Bed & Breakfast. We were greeted at our car and assisted with our luggage which was such a nice surprise. David and Liz were awesome and made us feel so welcome. We had the whole house to ourselves as they have separate accommodations. We enjoyed raspberry cheesecake with hot chocolate by the outdoor fireplace and listened to music while we played cribbage. What a marvelous evening, peaceful and quiet, lovely gardens to enjoy, candlelight breakfast, everything was top notch. We agreed to make this an annual destination getaway. An incredible value!

Lovely Bed & Breakfast

5 on October 02, 2013

We stayed at Plum Panache Bed & Breakfast in August. We have been there several times in the past 2 years as we find it such a perfect place to stay when we visit our relatives in Ottumwa. Once again we found our experience to be simply wonderful. David and Elizabeth feel like family, they greeted us with hugs and questions about our families and careers. We felt so special that they would remember details we had shared with them previously, they truly care about their guests and it's obvious they love what they do because it shows in every detail of their lovely accommodations. We will be back at Christmas and we're looking forward to their fabulous Christmas decor! Thank-you Klanderman's for another lovely weekend.

We'll Be Back!

5 on July 19, 2013

What a wonderful experience we had during our stay at Plum Panache! Liz and David were so warm and welcoming, the rooms were beautiful, the food was exactly as we had requested, and the stay was truly a joy! Liz even made a special trip to the grocery store to purchase an item that we are not able to find where we live! Both Liz and David went "above and beyond" to help us during our stay. We will definitely return when we are back in town! Thanks, Klandermans! Ann W. and Roger W.

A Perfect Night Rest

5 on July 18, 2013

As newlyweds, my wife and I (later 50s) decide to explore bed and breakfasts in the region. In the middle of our honeymoon, we stayed at Plum Panache and found a true diamond. We were greeted and warmly welcomed when we arrived and given a choice of 2 suites. Wonderful dining advice for the evening was offerred, and we were advised to return in time for dessert before retiring. A wonderful chocolate torte served with fresh raspberries was served and set the stage for a grand night filled with sweet dreams! A tray of complimentary snack items rested on a buffet in the hallway in the unlikely event a midnight snack was needed. The rooms were beautifully outfitted. The three season room provided the perfect atmosphere for my morning quiet time and reading. The only diversion was the filling of my coffee cup to keep the coffee fresh and hot in my cup. Our vegetarian breakfast consisted of a freshly baked vegetable quiche, perfectly ripe fresh fruit and a selection of fruit juices to accompany our coffee. To top it all off, a fresh apple cobbler ensured there was no stopping for meals until dinner! While what I have spoken of would sufficiently ensure a high rating, all this was secondary to the fantastic gregarious nature David and Elizabeth conveyed as proprietors. Within minutes of our arrival, we felt as though we were long lost friends who wanted us to be treated to their very best. They were no longer proprietors, they were ambassadors doing all they could to ensure our stay would be nothing less than perfect. Indeed, our stay was nothing less than perfect! All other bed and breakfasts we had on our trip were now compared to Plum Panache, and none (regardless of expense) measured up to the standard David and Elizabeth created on our stay. In fact, we had barely returned home when the question was raised as to how soon we could return. An excellent stay. Outstanding service. Great ambiance. Genuine servants' hearts. We will certainly be returning!

Retreat for old friends

5 on July 13, 2013

When I was searching for a location to host a party of former colleagues who are dear friends. Liz and David were flexible and welcoming. Some of the guests would be staying the night and some would come for the party. All were welcomed to their gorgeous home and gardens. We were allowed to bring our own food and given access to the kitchen. It felt like home only nicer! The overnight guests enjoyed comfortable beds and a delicious breakfast. The detail in the home's decor was fun and whimsical. Thanks so much for sharing your retreat. Leslie Heemsbergen

the plum scores

5 on July 09, 2013

We decided to give this B&B a try on our way to another destination and found ourselves in a lovely, relaxing home for the evening. Perfect...and we will be back.

Spacious and restful

4.6 on June 24, 2013

My husband and I had a quick get-away and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful hospitality we experienced. We were greeted warmly and welcomed with a cheese and cracker plate and drinks. We had a large choice of movies to watch and also had a wonderful dessert of strawberry shortcake in the evening. The home was an inviting place to roam around and just take in the beauty of the little creative touches they have done. I loved the outdoors with the gardens and the mirrors and lights. So pretty. The breakfast was delicious and leisurely. We just had a wonderful restful time in this spacious home. Thanks, Liz and Dave

Couldn't get any better

5 on May 14, 2013

My husband, son, and I stayed here for two nights during my brother's wedding festivities. Liz and David were so accommodating, they made us feel right at home. What is different and amazing about this B&B is that Liz and David have a room above the garage they move into during your stay. This privacy was awesome! We were pleasantly surprised by the stunning rooms and scrumptious food. Not only did Liz have an amazing breakfast prepared, but we also were spoiled with wine and cheese in the afternoon and dessert at night. Some of my favorite things about our stay: -Chatting with Liz and David -The fireplaces -The gardens (We can't wait until next time when it's warmer so we can enjoy them!) -The pool table -FOOD! Thank you Liz and David for an amazing weekend, we can't wait to come back and see you again!

Wonderful Experience

5 on May 03, 2013

We spent a day there last year. It was outstanding. Soft bed. Lovely garden. Very nice hosts. House was warm and fuzzy. We will be staying 3 days in the end of May into June. Can't wait to get back there. My name is Janis Boehmer from Omaha, NE.

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Location Type


Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, bicycle trails, golfing, fishing, hunting, water park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Internet Service, Piano, Radio, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , off street parking,billiard room,, outdoor fireplace ,sitting areas, gardens, guests have access to kitchen facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Fishing, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes dependant on other reservations/availabilty
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: None at this time. At this time, we do not accept credit cards but we accept cash, personal checks and travelers checks
  • Cancellations: Owners would appreciate 24 hour notice



David and Elizabeth Klanderman

Languages spoken

Sign Language, English

Resident Pets

Dogs , non-allergenic small Bishons

About the innkeepers

Gardening,interior design, Dickens Village Collector

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  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: sunny front porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


114 Oakwood Avenue , Ottumwa, 52501 USA (Show map)

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