In room seatingSeparate room with full bed
Dawn's Suite
Hosted by Denise
Denise is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

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).

The space

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.

Guest access

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.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- 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.


1 Review

Lyndsey User Profile
June 2017
This space will nourish your souls and your bellies! The natural beauty, gardens, artwork and bird watching are all completely breathtaking. The hosts make you feel at home surrounded by their animals, trails and river. Is this heaven?! ...

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Story City, Iowa, United StatesJoined in August 2016
Denise User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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