1950'5 Frank Lloyd Wright style B&B on nine acres in town. Four themed rooms with private baths. Expansive views of the South River Valley and picture perfect Grant Wood country side. Fireplaces, living rooms, patios and swings await you. Stroll through the apple orchard, gardens, pasture and woods. Wild life and birds abound. Refreshments and gourmet breakfast included. Spa services, cooking and art classes, outdoor weddings, and family/friend/hobby weekends available. Close to three wineries and the Des Moines International Airport. It's the best of both country and city. The perfect place to rest, relax, renew and explore.
5 on February 05, 2014
It was an awesome place to stay and the service was outstanding. Made us feel like we were on our honeymoon again.
5 on December 03, 2013
Warm, friendly, private, and peaceful. Everything a b and b should be. Great views and delicious food. I would definitely go back.
5 on November 14, 2013
First of all, the Garden Suite was great. The view was beautiful--pictures can't do it justice. Breakfast was outstanding. Our host was interested and interesting without being obtrusive, which is always nice. But here's what stood out about our stay: we booked two nights, and after our first night, we drove about two and a half hours north for the event that had brought us to Iowa. That evening, as we were driving back, our car broke down, and we weren't able to make it back for the second night. Here's what our host did: she stored our belongings as long as we needed them to be stored, discounted our stay, and didn't charge us for the second night. We were grateful for the hospitality, and sorry that we missed out on night number two, but we can definitely recommend this place without reservations! (Though, you know, I would book a reservation...)
4.8 on November 06, 2013
The owners were very sweet, the rooms were clean, the breakfast was good, and the experience was amazing!
4.8 on November 03, 2013
I love this place! We got married here and stayed three days and two nights. Esther is the best. Gracious, friendly and wow what a cook. Our room was great, lots of space, the décor was very cool (throughout the entire house) and what a view. Big plate glass window that looks out to trees, a water garden and all of nature. We had a patio out our back door, and 9 beautiful acres of walking trails and woods. Dan (Esther's husband) officiated the wedding & did a fabulous job. Hands down they are the nicest, most gracious and hospitable people. Our stay was perfect and our wedding was perfect. Esther fixed the food for our reception; as well as cooking for us every morning. I was definitely spoiled; it was almost a shock coming back home, lol. We drove about 6-1/2 hours to get there and I would do it again with no hesitation. Thanks Esther and Dan for everything!
Iowa State Capital, Lake Aqhaubi, Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Wine country
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, college, farmer's markets, races, state and county fairs, opera, festivals, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
DVDs, Swings, Patios, CDs, High Speed Wireless Internet, 9 beautiful acres to explore and enjoy!
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Reading, Cooking, Gardening, Traveling, watching movies, listening to music, being with family and friends, entertaining and volunteering.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , candle light dinners , picnics
pesto shirred eggs
Eggs baked on bed of pesto and covered in cream and parmesian cheese with a dollop of pesto on top. Each egg is presented in its own ramekin with Iowa sausage, muffins and fruit on the side.
The Garden Suite has nearly 900 sq.ft of space, a private patio, mini fridge, micro wave, entertainment unit and a swing in a tree. Complementary bottle of Summerset wine-Iowa's best-goes with the deal!