Family-Friendly Suite in Bed and Breakfast near Des Moines, Iowa

Ames, Iowa (United States)
Nature Lodges
1 unit
7 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Barbecue

Sleeping up to seven guests, this family-friendly suite is located in a bed and breakfast near Des Moines, Iowa. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed, while the upholstered sofa in the corner can be converted into a second queen-size pull-out bed. The room also contains a set of twin-size bunk beds for glampers with children. There is one full bathroom, which is equipped with a standing shower, a sink, and a toilet. Towels and linens are kindly provided.

The suite has a flat-screen television, breakfast table, and chairs where guests can drink coffee or eat breakfast all together before heading downstairs to the lodge terrace or south patio under the trees, which are both visible through the curtained windows.

Guests can also enjoy the screened-in porch where they can hear the water and admire the garden and view of the meandering Skunk River nearby. There are barbecue grills to use for summer cook-outs, and fire pits to light up in the evening. Away from the rental, there are plenty of activities for guests to enjoy, such as biking and hiking trails, wildlife and bird watching, canoeing and kayaking, and even cross-country skiing in the winter. Des Moines is under an hour's drive away for those wanting a change of scenery. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining room
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Toiletries
  • Television
  • Fire pit

Guests have access to the house's main family room, living room, screened-in porch, and large spacious kitchen. The laundry facilities can be used with permission from the hosts.

Outside, guests can use the large front patio, furnished with chairs, a large picnic table, charcoal grill, and fire pit. Guests can also use the north deck, the lower water garden patio, and the west yard patio. The immediate surroundings include three big yards where guests can participate in various yard games. The house sits on a 12-acre site with several short trails and direct access to the river. Guests also have access to the adjacent farm that has approximately five miles of trails, including a 50 house bluebird trail and 30 acres of restored prairie. County parks with extensive trails are within one mile of the property.

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Guest Services

  • Front desk service
  • Laundry service
  • Breakfast

Guests can order their breakfasts directly to their rooms for a small fee.

Location + Surroundings

  • Supermarket
  • Museums
  • Shopping

This charming bed and breakfast is situated in the beautiful Skunk River Valley in central Iowa, about 20 minutes from the town of Ames. The wooded property still functions as a farm, meaning glampers’ morning breakfast will be made with local meat, vegetables, and eggs from right on site. The Skunk River also runs through the property yard, allowing guests to fish, kayak, canoe, raft, and tube without having to venture far. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails exist in the area, where guests can trek, birdwatch, and even cross-country ski in the winter months.

The town of Ames down the road boasts many popular restaurants, shops, music venues, art galleries, and even Iowa State University as well, perfect for a night out on the town after exploring the peaceful Iowan farmlands. Read More


  • Bird watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Winter sports

This mid-century farm house provides an ideal retreat for glampers hoping to explore the beautiful pastoral lands of central Iowa with a relaxing accommodation to return to at the end of the day. At the house, guests can wake up to a delicious, home-cooked breakfast every morning, then head onto one of the nearby trails to hike, bike, or horseback ride.

In the winter, guests can go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing either on the property or at nearby county parks and Skunk River Greenbelt. On the Skunk River, guests can take kayaks,canoes, and tubes onto the water. Anglers should be sure to bring their equipment. Ames is also worth a visit, with its art museums, major university events, public gardens, and brewing companies attracting tourists from all over throughout the year.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

There is a 50% deposit fee upon reservation. Cancellations made 30 or more days prior to the reservation date will receive a refund of 50% of their deposit. Cancellations within the 30 days do not receive a refund.

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