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Thistle's Summit: Historic Home- Modern Amenities

SuperhostMount Vernon, Iowa, United States
Room in bed and breakfast hosted by Martha
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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11 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Great location
93% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Thistle's Summit is a historic home that is full of stylish charm. Our front yard, the beautiful campus of Cornell College; behind us, only woods. .6 mile walk from the charming main street, packed with cafes, antiques and art galleries galore, but the peace and serenity of the property will have you feeling miles away from anywhere. Wake up to calls of birds and the smells of a farm-fresh breakfast made with produce from our chemical-free garden. Enjoy rest and retreat in our gorgeous setting.

The space
Our historic home has been lovingly restored and is chocked full of stylish details, while still maintaining the historic charm. You can expect bohemian details, colorful art, rooms named after queer writers and all of the modern amenities you would expect from staying at a hotel, but in a far more comfortable setting. We like to think of ourselves as the Anti- B&B.

The home has a spacious living room, large front porch, yoga/ meditation studio as well as a library, that guests have access to. Breakfast is prepared from produce grown in our small chemical-free homestead farm in our back yard. We believe in making everything we can by hand, so you will find fresh-baked sourdough alongside just canned jams and jellies and highly seasonal dishes from whatever is growing.

Our doggo, Thistle, a Black Lab- Pyrenees mix, can't wait to give you a tour and be your pet by proxy while you are away from your own fur babies.

Whether you are seeking respite or a fun weekend of shopping for unique finds, Thistle's Summit is the perfect place for you to stay.
Thistle's Summit is a historic home that is full of stylish charm. Our front yard, the beautiful campus of Cornell College; behind us, only woods. .6 mile walk from the charming main street, packed with cafes, antiques and art galleries galore, but the peace and serenity of the property will have you feeling miles away from anywhere. Wake up to calls of birds and the smells of a farm-fresh breakfast made with produce…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Kitchen
Dryer
Wifi
Washing machine
Heating
Gym
Breakfast
TV
Smoke alarm

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812 Summit Ave SW, Mt Vernon, IA 52314, USA

Mount Vernon, Iowa, United States

Mount Vernon is a charming little town, while small in size it packs a huge cultural punch. We have an amazing story to tell for a city of 4,500 people. We have recently been designated a Cultural and Entertainment District of Iowa, (one of 5 in Iowa) for our 11 performance spaces, 22 arts and arts-related businesses, 17 food/drink/lodging establishments, and more than 20 specialty shops. Not to mention that Cornell College is the heart of Mount Vernon, located 14 steps from our front door (why yes, we did count).

We can't say enough why we love this community, but here are a few of our favorite places, all within a mile:
Coffee & Tea:
Fuel (Make sure you save room for a cookie, the owner's mom bakes them every morning)
Tea Bar at Kae Apothocary

Shopping:
Kae Apothecary
Iron Leaf Press
Mount Vernon Creates
Silver Spider

Food and Drink:
The FAMOUS Lincoln Wine Bar (Killer Pizza and live music most nights)
Palisades Cafe
Big's BBQ and Brew Pub
The Local (Sample tons of local beers, kombucha and wine, all while shopping for antiques)
Yock's Landing
Mount Vernon Confection
Get up and Get Active:
Palisades- Kepler State Park- 5 miles
Lake McBride- 15 miles
Sqaw Creek County Park- 11 miles
Indian Creek Nature Center- 11 miles
Mount Vernon Nature and Dog Park- 1 mile
Brick House Yoga- 1.4 miles
Most Unique:
First Street Community Center (This space is an old high school that has been transformed into an incubator for local business. Find everything from a plant shop to thrift store finds.)
Museum of Geology on Cornell's Campus
Bonus: Most Instagramable
Grant Wood Barn- 5 Miles
Astronomy Walk- 1 Mile
Murals on Main Street- 1 Mile
Mount Vernon is a charming little town, while small in size it packs a huge cultural punch. We have an amazing story to tell for a city of 4,500 people. We have recently been designated a Cultural and Entertain…

Hosted by Martha

Joined in January 2016
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Late 20’s, Midwestern globe trotter. A penchant for food, art, museum, hiking and dogs.
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  • Ash
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We are happy to show you around the property and grounds, but we are also happy to let you enjoy this little slice of heaven in solitude.
Martha is a Superhost
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Things to know

Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm