2 story 1 bedroom new construction cabin. Sleeps up to 6 people. Located on a small hobby farm. Beautiful view of countryside, farm animals, wildlife, and pond, 4.5 miles West of historic Kalona, IA with its Amish Settlements.
1st floor has full kitchen, living room with a queen size fold out couch, bathroom, and laundry room. Satellite TV w/DVD player. 2nd floor is large bedroom with 2 queen size beds. Roll away beds and baby beds available. Farm fresh breakfast provided on weekends.
We had a fantastic stay here for 10 days over Christmas. Carmen, the owner, was wonderful- on arrival the cottage was warm and cozy, with fresh bread left out for us and a note wishing us a restful night after our long flight. She then delivered an absolutely delicious breakfast basket and was on hand with any queries that we had.
The cottage was perfect for visiting our family in nearby Kalona, but also handy for getting to Iowa City and was fully equipped with everything you might need in the kitchen, a washer and dryer and lovely clean bedrooms and bathrooms. We look forward to staying again in the future.
The listing is very accurate, but fails to account for the hidden benefit of renting from the Kiefers. You will not find a nicer couple to rent from. Down home hard working Iowa people who care about your stay. Property was clean and they live 300 feet from the cabin, so if you need anything, it will be handled. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a rural type setting, close to big city amenities. Local Kalona restaurants are very good and reasonable. I have already booked two more months at this vrbo.
We had a little communication problem leading up our stay, but once Carmen fixed that, everything was great.
We came for the Wisconsin vs Iowa game and this was the closest remaining property that would work for our group of 6. It definitely is off the beaten path a bit, but it worked for us. Friday night we were tired and did not want to cook so went to the brew pub a few miles down the road. We were more than pleasantly surprised with that place and the food, I would highly recommend it. We declined breakfast on Saturday because we were off early to tailgate, but enjoyed Sunday breakfast delivered hot! Carmen's grandson gave us a very informative tour of the farm. We also enjoyed a nice big fire on Saturday night, something you certainly cannot get at the Red Roof Inn. WiFi and Sattelite TV were a welcomed bonus. If there was one downside, I would say it was the roosters underneath the back porch which apparently do not wait for sunrise for their wake up call, but we all had a good laugh about it. We are from Wisconsin and no strangers to farms, but I have to say this was a unique experience, in a good way.
Nice place to stay we enjoyed the view and the farmland environment.
Breakfast was amazing fresh and delicious.
Thank you Carmen
As long as you don't mind the "fresh" country air as the cabin is on a farm you'll love this cabin in the Kalona area. Carmen is very helpful and makes an excellent breakfast. This is our second stay and will come back again for an annual family get together. If there was one concern for us it would be the bathroom, for 4 guys, three over 6' 3, the small round toilet bowl made using the restroom more of a chore than we cared for and a tall elongated bowl would have been welcomed. Beyond that we had another great stay at the cabin.
This is a great cabin, very nicely built and set up. There was plenty of space for my family of 4 to spread out. The kitchen was great to use and I was able to cook most of our meals there, which to me is a luxury when traveling. We felt at home immediately. The farm itself was on some beautiful rolling hillsides with lots of animals and friendly dogs and cats. My daughter loved being able to leave food outside for the kitties and to collect chicken eggs for our meal. The location was great for day trips up to Iowa City (30 minutes) or Kalona (5 minutes) or just exploring the countryside. We happened to leave on a Saturday and were treated to an amazing giant breakfast delivered to our door before we left. The pancakes were wonderful! Thank you Carmen and your sweet family for sharing such a special place with guests.
We will drop you off and pick you up at the stadium for Hawkeye football games
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.