Amenities & Historic Features

Our living room was designed with socializing and comfort in mind. Enjoy books and games or cuddle in the plush couch and watch the fire flicker. Be sure to bring your music and have fun at the old upright piano!

A stunning carved Bavarian tavern sideboard and a massive limestone fireplace complete with crane are the dual focal points of the dining room. Enjoy a three-course breakfast including Robin’s award-winning homemade hearth breads still warm from the oven. The view from the bay window is our east field and Flower Valley stretching to the Mississippi River bluffs.

Our screen porch offers summer dining space and opens to the willow sheltered patio area. The oldest building on the farm, the Civil War era stone smokehouse adjacent to the patio, now accommodates our wood-fired hearth bread oven. Here is where Robin bakes his award winning sour dough breads in the same manner bread was baked in the old country.

The second floor lounge provides additional room for relaxing and visiting. Our early risers may help themselves to coffee and a breakfast appetizer from the antique Iowa cupboard. Complimentary drinks and ice are always available in the refrigerator.

The Round Barn

On the National Register of Historic Buildings, the round barn is truly a fascinating and beautiful example of architecture. Built in 1914 by Henry and Mary Dammon to accommodate dairy cattle, and subsequently used as a honey-processing facility by Earl and Retha Griffith, the barn has been renovated as a special place for weddings, receptions, dances, parties, and reunions. It is available to accommodate YOUR event!