For the Inn Traveler seeking a truly historic Iowa vacation or a getaway-the Okoboji Country Inn is the perfect Iowa Great Lakes lodging solution. The inn has been fully restored and guests experience modern comforts, combined with the nostalgia of Okoboji Farm House splendor, for an unforgettable vacation experience. Our luxurious accommodations include a two-room suite with an air spa tub and five pampering guestrooms. Lodging amenities include a gourmet breakfast and luxurious linens and gorgeous decor. Relax and enjoy our gift shop, seasonal gardens, front parlor and relaxing porch.
4.8 on November 27, 2013
This was a great get away! Annabelle suite was very charming. Nice size whirlpool tub and a three season room were included with this suite. There is access to a tv in the main family room as well as WiFi. A kitchen area had a refridgerator and a coffee pot that you could use. We were greeted with fresh cookies on the table and wine, cheese, and crackers in the refridgerator. We brought our own music and deprogrammed from our work lives with reading materials. There are plenty of choices throughout the Inn. Breakfast was made for us in the morning in the Tea Room (juice, coffee, breakfast quiche, fresh fruit, and a scone). A fabulous three story shop called The Wash House was on the property also. It had the most interesting things to buy. If you feel the need to leave the property, West Lake Okoboji was very close to go and see. There are cute little shops are within walking ( 1-8 miles) distance and tons of varieties of restaurants. But to relax and enjoy the time to ourselves was our goal this trip.
5 on July 25, 2013
Had a wonderful time. Donna and Sue are amazing. Food was fantastic and so was the breakfast conversation. Will make reservations again in the future.
4.6 on July 11, 2013
Our room was immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, with every little comfort anticipated and accommodated, even cushy robes! The food was fabulous! Coffee was so good, I still miss it (and haven't had its equal since). Innkeeper was a wonderful source of history, local lore, recommendations and tips for places to see and bike/hiking trails locations. Gift shop was a wonderful place to browse and shop, as well as a treasure trove of decorating/cooking ideas. Perfection would have been achieved if the bathroom had been more private; however, we were happy to have our very own.
4.8 on July 10, 2013
We had a great time. Ann and Donna made our stay just perfect. You both are very friendly, personable and great cooks. The history of the bed and breakfast was fascinating. Keep up the good work and I am sure we will be back. Thanks again, Carol and Dan Davis, Grimes, Iowa.
4.6 on November 14, 2012
After 25 years of going to Bed and Breakfast this was by far one of my favorites. The breakfast was the best.And the cookies available where yummy. Would recommend.
Resort area, lake is just down the road, Small town
Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field)
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio
Donna and Ann Muilenburg
Innkeeper Donna opened her gift shop in 1978, on the family farm in the old wash house. A few years later she relocated to the Iowa Great Lakes area and in 1997 her daughter Ann joined the business. The 1908 Milford Hospital was moved in and after a huge renovation the store is now three floors of gifts with a charming tea room. The Okoboji Country Inn was the latest addition to the village and opened for business in 2008. The innkeepers have a passion for restoring old houses.
My tea room guests at Annabelle's Tea Room have enjoyed my quiche for over 10 years. Now the guests staying at Okoboji Country Inn can also. I vary my quiche depending on what my guests want, from Quiche Lorraine which is a bacon and cheese quiche to the Southwest Quiche which has tomatoes, carrots, red and green peppers in it. I also serve a Crab Quiche, but the most popular is my Asparagus Quiche and is great for vegetarians too.