My place is close to Iowa State University and 40 miles north of Des Moines. It sits in the scenic Skunk River valley. Our two farms have a total of 5 miles of trails to explore. You’ll love my place because of the landscaped gardens, decks, and patios. Guests have access to the house's common living areas. The house has lovely furnishings and original artwork. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids).
Dawn's Suite is the newest addition to Loya's B & B. The spacious main room has three chairs, a table, desk, and king bed. It is centrally air conditioned and heated. The walk-in closet has been converted into an extra room with a full bed. The room has an in-suite bath with large vanity, whirlpool bath, and a separate shower/toilet room. The suite also has it own private outdoor deck and private outdoor entrance. The total suite measures 700 sq. ft.
Guests have access to the rest of the house which includes a big eat-in kitchen, a dining room, screened porch, living room, family room, two patios, and one large deck overlooking a water garden. The hosts serve a full breakfast, many of the products from their farm.
Interaction with guests
The hosts live in the apartment on the lower level of the house. Since they have lived in the area for 40 years, they can offer information when requested.
Other things to note
This property sits on a rural 12 acre site north of Ames, IA. The farm has 5 miles of trails that guests are welcome to use for hiking, running, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing. The adjacent river can be assessed by two canoe landings nearby. The grounds have been beautifully landscaped.
- Guests must respect the quiet beauty of this property. We do not permit guests to bring large groups to the house. Please check with the hosts before asking others to visit.
- Because this property is a premium listing, our rates are more expensive. In return, guests are encouraged to use the river, timber trails, and beautifully landscaped outdoor areas. Guests will have access to tastefully decorated common living areas with original artwork.
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