Charlie and Jane's Reviews


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

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Wonderful stay!

5 on January 29, 2018

My husband and I stayed at Charlie and Jane's for one night and loved it! Jane was very accommodating of some last-minute changes in our arrangements. The room was clean and cute. The house and neighborhood were very quiet and the bed was comfortable so we got a great night's sleep. Breakfast was delicious and we had a lovely time visiting with Jane and a friend. We would definitely stay here again!

One of the best B&B's!

5 on December 13, 2017

We so enjoyed our stay. Collus and Jane were wonderful hosts. The room was beautiful and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. Would highly recommend. We plan to go again some time. Thank you!

Best B&B!!!

5 on December 02, 2017

Such a wonderful place to stay!! Dr Collus and Jane are great and very accommodating. It is a beautiful home that is very comfortable,quaint,and quiet. I have slept great every time I have visited!! Love the breakfast,always super yummy!! I so appreciate the healthy options too!!

Charlie and Jane's Bed and Breakfast

5 on September 27, 2017

SEptember 2017, my husband and I had a wonderful experience staying with DR. Collus and Jane Lawhead at their beautiful "bed and breakfast" in Mount Ayr, IA. Their home is beautiful and the perfect B& B.

We where greeted at the curb...

5 on July 23, 2017

As my 9 year old daughter and I drove up to the charming home, we where greeted with a smile and wave. The couple (Jane and Charlie) was nothing but gracious and the breakfast was customized to our diets- healthy! Jane made sure I had all the information with the events for the weekend celebration. Jane also directed me to little shops that offered wonderful gifts for family and friends... lovely couple with country charm and warmth. Thank you so very much for the experience. Mt. Ayrs, Iowa has a lot to offer for a traveler looking to get away.


4.0 on June 06, 2017

Good hospitality and excellent breakfast!

Stayed for Wedding

4.8 on February 13, 2017

Wonderful breakfast! Loved how our room was decorated.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us. We are so glad to be a part of the happy occasion!

- Jane (innkeeper)

Charming B&B

5 on September 09, 2016

We enjoyed our recent overnight stay in the Rhoads Suite after attending a family reunion. This was our 3rd stay here over the past few years and we were again not disappointed. Everything was very clean & comfortable in our suite. We were able to enjoy the porch, it's comfortable furnishings and the beautiful flowers around the property that evening. Breakfast was more than awesome with wonderful fresh coffee, a fresh fruit plate, blueberry muffins,OJ,ham & egg cups & toast. Thank you C & J for your wonderful hospitality....we shall return!!

Great stay!

4.6 on July 06, 2016

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much. It was special to see all you were doing for your dad. Thanks for letting us be a part. Jane and Collus

- Jane (innkeeper)


5 on June 03, 2016

We have used Charlie and Jane several times and have always been delighted.

Innkeeper Response
thanks so much for the review. You have a great day! You have made mine.

- Jane (innkeeper)

Relaxing Bed and Breakfast

4.2 on June 02, 2016

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.

Very Nice B&B

5 on April 05, 2016

Great folks that do a great job.

Good visit

5 on March 22, 2016

I had a really good visit at Charlie and Jane's bed and breakfast. I went to mount Ayr for a funeral. It was really nice to stay at a place and feel like a little piece of home.

One night stay and Charlie and Jane's

5 on November 05, 2015

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

Delightful Bed & Breakfast

5 on September 03, 2015

Very charming with a nice "homey" feel. Breakfast was incredible! You can't go wrong with this.

Best hosts ever!

5 on July 10, 2014

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!

B&B Jewel in a Beautiful Iowa Small Town

5 on June 25, 2014

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!

Fun and relaxing

4.2 on March 19, 2014

Friendly host and hostess providing great food and very accommodating.

Innkeeper Response
We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast!

- Jane (innkeeper)

Made us converts!!!!

5 on November 11, 2013

Best place ever. Breakfasts to wake up early for. Chatter in the kitchen. Stress relievers to pet. And do ask about the bed selection process. You will keep coming back.

Anita and Art's stay

5 on October 08, 2013

The room was perfect the breakfast delicous

Fantastic place to stay

4.4 on September 28, 2013

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.

Enjoyed our stay at Charlie and Jane's

4.4 on August 26, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at Charlie and Jane's very much. We were treated just like family. Great breakfast.

Reunion 1963

5 on June 01, 2013

Completely pleased with hospitality and service. They made us feel at home and we had a wonderful stay. Would recommend to anyone. The breakfasts were amazing.


5 on December 17, 2012

Lovely home and hosts, great value for the price. The countryside surrounding the town is beautiful. It was the exact getaway we needed!

Excellent Hospitality and Fantastic Breakfast

5 on October 17, 2012

We had a wonderful overnite stay, we were very pleased and would go back again. We will also recommend to others! Thank you, Jane!

Wonderful Place to Stay

4.8 on July 12, 2012

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.

Wonderful peaceful place

5 on June 15, 2012

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.


5 on September 25, 2011

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.

Welcoming and relaxing get away!

5 on November 03, 2010

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.

Trip back in Time

4.8 on September 01, 2010

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.

our first vacation

5 on May 03, 2010

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.

A most delightful respite in Iowa.

5 on August 13, 2009

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.


5 on August 10, 2009

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

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5 on June 06, 2009

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)

Charlie and Jane's


  • Nightly Rate $65 - $85
  • Reviews (34) 4.9
  • Rooms 3
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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