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Butler House On Grand

4507 Grand Avenue , Des Moines, IA 50312 USA (Show map)
11 Reviews
$115 - $205
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Come enjoy the product of the 1999 Des Moines Symphony Designer Show House. This Tudor mansion has been lovingly refurbished and brought back to its original splendor. The home sits high atop a hill overlooking a park and the Des Moines Art Center. Each room is unique. Come enjoy a bed and breakfast with nostalgic elegance!

Rooms & Rates

Butlers Master Suite

This room is furnished by Des Moines' own furniture maker, Sticks. The whimsical furniture will help you leave all your stress behind. This room is perfect for a romantic get away or special occasion.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.7

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5 on October 08, 2012

Amazing stay second time around. Cant wait to stay again!

Americana is Alive and Well

5 on September 06, 2012

I live in Europe, so this lovely B&B filled with authentic furniture and treasured books really fits the bill when wanting to have a true American experience.

The first time I have been impressed in a year.

5 on January 13, 2011

If you are thinking about staying at this B&B then do it. My husband and I chose to marry in Des Moines and staying at this inn made the trip amazing. From the amazing breakfasts, to turning down the beds at night, to scraping the ice off my car before we left, the service was just amazing; and that’s just the service – the accommodations were outstanding as well. We will come back for all the important anniversaries. Thank you guys so much, Chris and Tj

Annual visit- Favorite B & B

5 on December 30, 2010

My wife and I continue to look forward to our annual visit to see Clark and Lauren. Their family and house are some of the most lovely we've encountered. We have returned every year to celebrate our anniversary and continue to encourage friends and family to stop in. All of the rooms (we've tried 4) are unique, charming, and impeccably clean and orderly. Clark and Lauren continue to impress us with their hospitality. Best B & B we've stayed at! It's one of the absolute best things in Des Moines- which probably makes it one of the best parts of Iowa! Definitely worth visiting and revisiting!

The grand-est stay ever

5 on July 06, 2010

The Butler House on Grand is hands-down the cleanest, friendliest, and most comfortable B&B we have ever stayed at. Each room is meticulously designed & renovated to offer a clean & quiet retreat in the beautiful old house. The beds are luxurious in each room (we have frequented the B&B and stayed in several of the rooms). The innkeepers are wonderful and make one feel at home immediately, while being respectful of privacy. A phenominal breakfast is just icing on the cake. A must-stay when in Des Moines.

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Location Type

Center of Metro Area, Airport, City

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn

On-site amenities


Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12:00 p.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children are allowed to stay on the third floor
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Just a credit card.
  • Cancellations: Cancelations accepted 48 hours before the stay. If after the 48 hours a rain check will be given for another time.



Clark & Lauren Smith

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Cat

About the innkeepers

Clark and Lauren love old architecture, music, arts and cooking.

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  • Time Served: Guests choice
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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4507 Grand Avenue , Des Moines, IA 50312 USA (Show map)

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