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Buck Run Lodge - Conference Facility, Nature's Own Retreat ,

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Kathie Mailander
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 April, 2017

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 Iowa

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Anita in Cass County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2) Pac-n-Play for Babies , sleeping mats for additional children
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Fire Pit, Pond Stocked for Fishing, Walking Trails among the establish oak trees and 6,000 newly planted trees.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Buck Run Lodge - Conference Facility, Nature's Own Retreat ,
average rating of 4.9 based on 16 reviews

Great place for the weekend. The location is great and the atmosphere is peaceful and quite.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the lodge, there is plenty of room and the landscape is bieutiful. There are many activities on site and around Anita to stay busy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serena, IL

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

4 adults and 5 late teen swimmer used this as our base of operations when we attended 2016 Olympic swimming trials in Omaha. The accommodations were perfect for us. The swimmers used the boat on the pond (5 in the boat was a FULL LOAD), but they enjoyed paddling around the lake and discovering the frogs and other pond wildlife. The house had all the dishes, bowls, and etc for us to feed the crew (some steak knives would be good), but we did find enough knives to manage. The grill was small for the size of the house and fairly wobbly, but it worked fine. Our stay at Buck Run Lodge was a roaring success and We all endorse it wholeheartedly! Thank you~~

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in a very beautiful and quiet location, yet close enough to Anita for a quick run if you forgot something. It was very well maintained and very clean. All we had to do when we arrived was put our things away and start enjoying. The day following our arrival the owner stop by just to make sure that everything was alright. This is a great place for nice weekend retreat and family get-together. Lot's of room for a big family.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for our family

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion at Buck Run Lodge. Of course there's always one or two families that show up unexpectedly so we had more than originally anticipated. It worked out great anyway! There's room for 1 or 2 blow up beds on the floor. The family made memories with fishing, kayaking, making s'mores at the fire pit and soaking up the beauty of this place. The huge wrap around porch was perfect. My aunt is in a wheelchair but got around just fine. It would be great to have some handicap handles in the shower but it worked out for her without. My husband grilled every meal on their park grill but we had to be patient as it is petite. Another twin of the current grill or a small propane grill you bring along would work. I would definitely recommend this place to others (already have).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Humboldt, Iowa

A Family Affair

  • 5 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: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 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: Jul 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Anita, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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