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BUCK RUN LODGE - CONFERENCE FACILITY, NATURE'S OWN RETREAT ,

Kathie Mailander

Advertiser since: 2011
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People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Kathie Mailander

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2014
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BUCK RUN LODGE - CONFERENCE FACILITY, NATURE'S OWN RETREAT ,

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday lodge in Anita - BUCK RUN LODGE & EVENT CENTER

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kathie Mailander (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2014

About Kathie Mailander

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

Why Kathie Mailander chose Anita

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

What makes this lodge unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Feb 2013
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Buck Run Lodge - Conference Facility, Nature's Own Retreat ,
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
business
Buck Run Lodge - Conference Facility, Nature's Own Retreat ,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p381981vb
-712-783-4438
Anita Iowa
Humboldt, Iowa
5

A Family Affair

  • 5 out of 5
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.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Buck Run Lodge - Conference Facility, Nature's Own Retreat ,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p381981vb
-712-783-4438
Anita Iowa
Alaska
5

Excellent!!

  • 5 out of 5
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.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Buck Run Lodge - Conference Facility, Nature's Own Retreat ,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p381981vb
-712-783-4438
Anita Iowa
Fort Myers, Florida
5

Couldn't be happier!

Couldn't be happier!
  • 5 out of 5
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.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Buck Run Lodge - Conference Facility, Nature's Own Retreat ,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p381981vb
-712-783-4438
Anita Iowa
iowa
5

EXCELLENT!!

  • 5 out of 5
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!!!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Buck Run Lodge - Conference Facility, Nature's Own Retreat ,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p381981vb
-712-783-4438
Anita Iowa
Cumberland, IA
5

An amazing location, stunning view, and incredible staff

  • 5 out of 5
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.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Buck Run Lodge - Conference Facility, Nature's Own Retreat ,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p381981vb
-712-783-4438
Anita Iowa
chicago
4

Great for any type of gathering! Has 4 beds, 2 baths..but lots of outdoor and indoor space!

  • 4 out of 5
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?!!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Des Moines or a grass strip airport at Anita Ia
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Anita, Iowa
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Crestwood Hills, 18. challenging
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Redwoods- full service steakhouse

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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Rates & Availability

From $369 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday lodge in Anita, Iowa

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Anita in Iowa

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full Bathrooms, one with handicap accessible sink and 4 inch step up into the shower. Very large, suitable for a wheelchair
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2) Pac-n-Play for Babies , sleeping mats for additional children
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
Fire Pit, Pond Stocked for Fishing, Walking Trails among the establish oak trees and 6,000 newly planted trees.
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