view from 1st St. the red door is the main entrance
Upstairs Of Old Creamery in Iowa
Upstairs Of Old Creamery in Iowa
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 private bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

I've undertaken the project of fixing up & living in this old creamery building on the Winnebago River in the rural town of Fertile. Guests can have the spacious upstairs to themselves & pass time in the common areas downstairs. Peaceful place. If you voted for Donald Trump, this place may not be for you. Thanks for understanding.

The space

A historical building curated in an artistic manner with an emphasis on relaxation & reflection. Still rough around the edges, but clean & inspiring. Extensive & eclectic library of books for guests to read.

Upstairs (where your accommodations will be) has 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, & a balcony with a table. The 2 bedrooms are separated by a hallway, but not a door. In the large, main room you'll find a queen sleigh bed. In the smaller room there is a queen bed & a double bed.

The stairs leading to up to the space are quite steep & might not be appropriate for some elderly or health-compromised folks.

There is a lock on the door to the upstairs to give you extra peace of mind.

Downstairs is comprised of 3 living rooms, 1 bedroom, & the kitchen.

Guest access

Everywhere except my bedroom downstairs.

Includes everything kitchen-related (bring your own provisions, unless we've discussed meals in advance)

Interaction with guests

With guests present, I stay downstairs & often make myself scarce. I am around, however, & often available. I enjoy both good company & solitude. Guests should feel free to mention it if they'd prefer to be left alone.

Other things to note

Suitable for events & retreats.

You can make a bonfire in the yard.

Self-service morning coffee is included, & sometimes bread & eggs for fixing your own breakfast.

Dinner can be arranged for a small surcharge & with sufficient notice.

I'm licensed to perform sudden or premeditated weddings.


Extra people £20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £4
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Guests are expected to behave courteously. Please don't break or steal my things. Take your shoes off upon entering. After midnight a reasonable quiet should reign (unless everyone agrees to the contrary). Pets aren't usually allowed, unless you don't mind keeping them in the garage. But tell me your animal situation & maybe we can figure something out. Smoking is fine...outside.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Stairs are quite steep, so not recommended for those with compromised strength.
Pet(s) live on property - 2 cats abide here.
Some spaces are shared - The downstairs of the building, through which they enter the private upstairs.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

197 Reviews

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Katherine User Profile
October 2017
Nathan was friendly and the place was unique, cafe Mir pizza was incredible :)

Melanie User Profile
September 2017
This is the most memorable AirBnB I have ever stayed in. I could have spent weeks in Nathaniel's place exploring the extensive collections of books and curious items. Sad we only got to spend one day, but so happy with our experience we have already decided to return!

Katherine User Profile
September 2017
Everything about the house is unique. It is beautifully decorated and incredibly cozy. Nathaniel was an excellent host. I would recommend this to everyone!

Joy User Profile
September 2017
Always a wonderful escape from our daily lives! We love driving up here for a few days for some R&R that resets us before we return home! Every room has a unique feeling, yet each is cozy and welcoming! Mink is a fantastic addition! Our newest adventure is Cafe Mir, which we walked to on Saturday night for amazing tomatoes and pizzas like we had in Italy!

Nadia User Profile
August 2017
The place and host were great. This creamery and the cafe that Nathaniel also owns are both hidden gems in this town.

Vanessa User Profile
August 2017
The most beautiful place I have ever stayed in. Nathaniel's place is from another world. I have never felt so peaceful and relaxed. Hopefully we can book a longer stay next time.

Susan User Profile
August 2017
Private eclectic serene space!

Fertile, Iowa, United StatesJoined in June 2013
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Languages: English, Italiano
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