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!
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.
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
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!
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!
I was in Ringgold county for a work project and Charlie and Jane's was the perfect spot to "come home to" after a long day...especially since the job was supposed to take 2 full days to complete (meaning I only booked one night) but ended up taking longer and they were able to take me in for another night on short notice (as in I just showed up on their doorstep, exhausted and stressed out and they welcomed me in with absolute graciousness). The bed and room were very comfortable (I stayed in the Rhodes suite) and the breakfasts, which were vegetarian friendly per my request, were delicious. I really enjoyed my stay and recommend Charlie and Jane's to travelers looking for a homey place to enjoy Midwestern hospitality.
Mt. ayr is a very loving community that takes pride in their town. The stay was wonderful and we really enjoyed the huge bathroom and window air conditioner in the 100 degree weather outside. The breakfasts were to die for We found the down town to be a fun place to shop The only draw backs is that everything closes by 4 pm with the exception of a couple of places.
As others have noted, the hosts couldn't be any more charming and helpful. The house is a delightful throwback to a simpler time. I enjoyed relaxing on the porch in the morning and listening to the crickets as I fell asleep. Breakfasts were wonderful. Doesn't get any better than this.
I stayed at Charlie and Jane's with two friends this past weekend for a wedding. It was absolutely FANTASTIC, and I know that their hospitality MADE the weekend for all of us. The food was fabulous, Charlie and Jane were both incredibly friendly, helpful, and fun, and their two cats (Jasmine and Reeses) were also a nice addition. If you're ever in Mt Ayr, or anywhere in the area, I highly recommend this bed and breakfast. It's worth even driving a bit out of your way for, and the small town of Mt. Ayr is equally charming.
This was a great rural B&B. The owners take care to see that you have all that you need. They even ask you what you wish to have for breakfast. They know the area and help you find shopping and entertainment.
We had a wonderful stay at Charlie and Jane's. Our hostess made a great breakfast exactly to our liking and even gave us a snack bag to take along on our trip. Loved sitting on the porch, being able to walk downtown. It was a little vacation spent back in time. Wonderful time. Very nice and friendly couple. Rates were not out of line and were even a little better than I expected.
We stayed in the suite and what a wonderful time we had. The breakfasts were out of this world...something different every morning. They know the history of the county and recommended places for us to see. We highly recommend them. They are a wonderful friendly couple. Thank you for everything we really enjoyed our stay in your wonderful town.
The room was beautifully furnished and very large with thick beautiful towels and lovely linens. All the comforts of home. The breakfast was enormous and all the left-overs were sent along with me. I loved my stay! Thank you so much.
My husband and I had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, but had heard how terrific they were. Charlie and Jane's exceeded our expectations. The hospitality was fantastic as well as the food. Thank you so much, we will definately be back!! Thanks
we have never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, and after this experiance, we will definately be back! they have a very clean and welcoming home! everything about this place (inside and out) was amazing! i have zero complaints! they are very charming and friendly people that made us feel very comfortable from the moment we pulled in the driveway to the moment we got back in the car to go home. we will be back! thanks guys! for everything! (lacey and christi)