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Enjoy natural beauty and wildlife at this unique retreat. Buck Run sits on 40 beautiful acres of pristine prairie. The fully-renovated lodge is ideal for family gatherings, reunions with friends, or business events. The Lodge includes a Great Room plus dining and living rooms that can accommodate 30-40 for a meal, reception, or party.
The Lodge is versatile, designed to support events ranging from conference meetings, company retreats or intimate weekend getaways. A 50x15 conference room is lined with Oregon alder wood. A field-stone fireplace, built with stones from the property, serves as the focal point of the room which overlooks the pond.
Buck Run Lodge also features modern amenities to make your stay luxurious. A fully-appointed kitchen connects to the dining room--perfect for enjoying special meals. Off the dining room, enjoy the wrap-around deck overlooking the large, private pond, a place to socialize, watch the sunrise or sunset, or admire the wildlife and beautiful flora.
The Lodge has 4 bedrooms. Three bedrooms include a queen-sized bed and 1 bedroom offers 2 double beds. The Lodge has two full-bathrooms, one of which is handicap accessible.
Buck Run Lodge is located in Anita, Iowa, which is midpoint between Omaha, Nebraska, and Des Moines, Iowa.
Keywords: Retreat, Natural Setting of Oak Trees and Pond, Fire Pit, Walking Trails, Wildlife
Jim and Kathie area farmers in SW Iowa and operate Buck Run Lodge on their property. They are artists that have used their'artistic eye' to build, decorate and landscape this property. They always think 'Would I want to stay here?' YES
We chose this property to build Buck Run Lodge on because of the 12 acre pond and the oak grove.A perfect setting for a quiet retreat but with recreational activities for your family or company, fishing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching, deer wanderings, etc
We can accommodate large and small family reunions, school reunions, company retreats, weddings - gazebo for the ceremony and Event Center for receptions for 200. Beautiful photographic setting for the outdoor weddings.We have hosted National Dog Trials, Agricultural businesses, computer technical retreats. A private sanctuary for you.
We enjoyed our stay very much, A beautiful and relaxing place. Also , very quiet. Comfortable place for the 8 of us siblings to gather. Thank-You very much.
Our family gathered at Buck Run Lodge for a 3 day weekend which included golfing, hiking, kayaking, great food, games, and many laughs. The accommodations were perfect for families and especially ours which included 8 adults and two little ones. The lodge has everything you need to prepare meals and sleep comfortably. We enjoyed spending time on the deck looking over the pond and fall colored farm fields. Our family definitely plans on returning for another visit to Buck Run Lodge. Thank you to Kathie and Jim.
What a gem! This is a private, quiet and beautiful home. The description and the photos are accurate. The reality is even better. It is beautifully furnished with antiques and handcrafted items and has every amenity you could desire. We have had the good fortune to stay here several times and look forward to our next visit.
Everything is extremely clean and well-maintained. It is well equipped for cooking at home and entertaining.
We enjoyed the pond, fire pit and large deck. There are no neighbors visibly present, which makes you feel completely private and serene. The geese on the lake are fun to watch. Our extended family has gathered here several times and we look forward to many more gatherings.
Kathie and Jim are superb owners, whose only concern is to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Their commitment to the community and the environment is admirable. We really enjoy this quiet, relaxing and restorative lodge. We will return as often as possible and highly recommend it.
This lodge was the perfect place for my family to get together! My husband and I, my sons and families including two 5-year olds and a 3-year old enjoyed every moment. The lodge had everything we wanted. We caught enough fish to feed 11 of us, used the firepit for s'mores and camping pies, caught fireflies each evening, There was plenty of room to spread out and for several to work on dinner together. I would highly recommend this property. I kind of wishes my husband and I could have stayed a couple more days for some quiet, R&R time.
THIS IS A OUTSTANDING PLACE TO BRING YOUR FAMILY...FISHING WAS GREAT...KATHY AND JIM WERE SO ACCOMODATING EVEN BRINGING THE LITTLE ONES TOYS AND BIKES!!! HAD CAR TROUBLE AND PRESTO JIM HAD SOMEONE THERE TO TROUBLESHOOT AND HAD IT FIXED WITHIN HOURS!!! LARGE ROOM FOR FAMILY TO GATHER FOR MEALS WE WERE A LARGE FAMILY REUNION AND HAD LOTS OF ROOM TO SIT OR GO OUTSIDE ON THE DECK AND VIEW THE POND...HAD THREE KAYAKS FURNISHED AS WELL AS A FLAT BOTTOM BOAT FOR FISHING,,THE KIDS SAID FAVORTIE CABIN FROM PAST YEARS!!! OVEN QUIT ON KITCHEN STOVE...PRESTO A NEW STOVE INSTALLED BEFORE SUPPER... GREAT VACATION SPOT!!!
I was responsible for booking this location for a leadership meeting of the company I work at, so it was incredibly important to me that Buck Run Lodge was a positive experience for everyone. As soon as my co-workers started arriving, they were struck with the beauty of the lodge and the view. We almost immediately took a walk out on the 40 acres up to the stand of Oak trees on the hill. The location was just beautiful.
The lodge itself was perfectly clean and ready for our arrival. It smelled fresh and clean and was ready to go. Our team was able to comfortably meet each day and there was enough room to mix things up. We met in the meeting/dining room and out on the deck, and as team members needed to take calls they moved to the living room or out on the deck.
The WiFi is provided via a Verizon MiFi device. It would work well for a few devices, but when we all tried to connect it couldn't handle all the connections. We knew this ahead of time, so those of us with Verizon just tethered to our cell phones. The connection was surprisingly fast as LTE was available at the house. However, there was almost no AT&T coverage at the lodge which affected three people on our team. (I had Verizon, so it was fine for me :)
The lodge provided three Kayaks for our usage, and I got to go out on the pond with a co-worker and enjoy paddling around. My other co-workers repeatedly used the walking trails to get fresh air throughout our time at the lodge. We got to use the fire pit one of the nights as well, and that was really fun.
Perhaps the highlight of the whole stay were the two meals we had the Lodge cater for us. The menus were incredibly fresh and geared toward local Iowa food. Kathie is a great chef, and wonderful hostess and her husband Jim also made our stay wonderful.
Needless to say, I felt incredibly satisfied to be credited with finding this amazing place to stay. I can't wait until I have opportunity to rent out the Buck Run Lodge again and let other friends and family share in its offerings.
We stayed here this past Memorial Day weekend. We picked this place for a family gathering of sorts. Also because it's noted that it is accessible for those with mobility issues. (I exchanged emails back and forth with the owners prior to booking to make sure (she indicated that the shower would be accessible for my 85 yr father who has mobility issues. However, we found this was not exactly the case upon arrival. Fortunately, we were not staying here for more than a couple nights so this did not impact us as it would have if we had stayed longer. I'll break it down for you. If you customarily book ADA units. The bathroom here is wide enough for a wheelchair and there is a separate low sink. However, there is no "roll into" type shower on this property. Also no safety bars in shower or near toilet. One would have to be able to get themselves into this shower on their own and stand etc. No sitting chair would fit inside this shower. Also, the hallway to the lower level beds that someone with mobility issues maybe using, are down a narrow hallway and those two bedrooms are quite small. If you use a walker you'll be fine, if you use a wheelchair you may need help I imagine getting around in the small rooms. Or moving the extra furniture out to create more space.
Other than that, this property was perfect for our family gathering. The great room and the wrap around deck are perfect to enjoy inside or outside. We did wonder why such a small grill outside considering this is perfect for big gatherings. We unfortunately did not get to use any of the grill or the fire pit (for smores) because it was very windy when we were there.
The other thing to note is that you may have a difficult time finding this place because the signage for the road is very small and our gps (as well as others' just blanked out before we arrived at the location) we were literally about a quarter of a mile away when it did this.
The house is adequately stocked with all the essentials you will not need anything! We ate at a couple local restaurants as well.
We loved seeing and hearing nature all around us. In the mornings and evenings we enjoyed seeing deer and local birds, geese.
Dealing with the owners was very easy and they always responded to my emails and questions.
Wifi worked fine. Oh and there is NO television!!! (Which we thought was awesome but my mother in law.. not so much) Who needs a TV?? When you have such a lovely setting?!!
The layout of Buck Run Lodge was designed for group activities, reunions or family gatherings with wide open spaces and common areas. A 15x50 Great Room can seat 30 at tables or small groups around hand-made coffee tables. The room can be closed off with sliding glass doors for privacy while you or a caterer prepares your gourmet lunch or evening meal. The wrap-around deck is another venue for dining or meetings with tables and chairs. WINTER RATES AVAILABLE
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Fifty percent deposit required to hold dates. Final payment due 2 weeks before arrival. there is a 2 night minimum for each reservation.
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