Experience a historic mill on the river with Iowa cities and colleges within 10 to 25 minutes:
• Cedar Falls -University of Northern Iowa
• Waverly - Wartburg
• Waterloo, Iowa and John Deere Museum
Cultural and sporting events abound. WiFi is on-site now!
Recreational opportunities abound from outside the door to within 35 miles in county and state parks, lakes, and on Cedar, Shell Rock and Wapsipinicon Rivers:
• Canoeing and kayaking.
• Hiking and biking on 100+ miles of bike trails - most are hard surface.
• Fishing - Walleye, bass, catfish and more.
Easy access from Iowa Highway 3.
Located two miles west of the Avenue of the Saints, i .e., Highway 218 which connect St. Louis, Missouri, and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Studio Apartment Access:
>Ascend outside stairs (19 easy steps with handrail. No elevator) and a walkway to the deck.
>Glass sliding doors lead into the living area. Blue carpet reminds you of the river.
>Tree house view overlooks the river bank two stories below. In summer the tree canopy blocks the view of the shelter house at the adjacent city park.
>Water tumbles over the rock rubble dam upstream. A pool below the dam is spawning territory for walleye in early spring, as well as a popular fishing spot year round. Fishermen bring your gear!
>Sunsets reflected on the river are picturesque
>Overlook the adjacent, three-arch bridge built in
1915 which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
> View the tiny downtown and Coca Cola mural on the cafe across the library.
>Small town friendliness and slower pace.
>Town's landmark built in 1867.
>Historic, five-story mill.
>River frontage and view.
>Awesome architecture! Timber framing with visible mortise and tenon joinery, massive walnut beams and columns, and hard rock maple supports.
>Massive 13 1/2-by-12 inch beams visible inside run the 30-foot width by 40-foot length.
>Doors and windows framed with hardwood reclaimed from damaged floors.
>Limestone foundation 4 feet thick at the base below ground tapers to 3 feet where it supports this 5-story wooden mill.
>Privacy screens provide seclusion for two queen beds in each corner by the river, plus a futon.
>1,200 square feet.
>Washer and dryer in utility room on same floor.
>Decor: pulleys and their wooden supports hang from 14-foot ceiling. Huge beams mentioned above.
>Furniture: Leather recliner, one leather couch, vintage upholstered love seat. Oak pedestal dining table with leaves to seat 10+. Rocking chairs. Luggage racks. Antique walnut wardrobe. Queen beds were handcrafted. Futon with extra thick mattress makes comfy double bed.
>Drop ceiling over kitchen/dining area for a cozy feel.
>Custom cabinets highlight the vertical and horizontal wooden beams.
Spacious bathroom offers:
•clawfoot tub for a long soak
•walnut cabinet with bath linens, hair dryer, toiletries, first aid items.
Refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher.
Keurig, 4-cup & 30-cup coffee pots. Tea kettle
Belgian waffle maker. Wok. Electric skillet. Crock pot. Stand mixer.
Utensils, silverware, linens, cookware, dinnerware, and bakeware.
Dish soap, hand soap, detergent.
Cappuccino, coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
Basic spices, sugar, flour, oil, staples.
Waffle mix, syrup, butter.
>A hometown cafe and pub are a short walk across the bridge. People come from surrounding towns for their Friday night fish special.
>24-hour convenience store: breakfast and lunch sandwiches, soups, daily specials, pizzas and pastry items. Full line of hot and cold drinks. Gasoline.
>Community swimming pool open in summer.
>Frisbee golf four blocks from mill.
>Walking and biking trail along river two blocks from mill.
• three huge turbines
• partial millstones
• gears, pulleys, milling equipment, and a wagon lift
• perennial plantings
• Double lot, park-like setting.
• Adjacent park above the dam with deck, picnic tables, restrooms, electricity -plenty of parking for friends or family reunion.
•Patio with gas grill.
•Fire ring. Gather wood along river.
What a wonderful way to combine relaxing with nature and exercising! Come unwind for a weekend or get away for a week.
This vacation rental unit - Mill #1136016:
- is only the deck/balcony level of 5-story structure
- 1,200 sq ft,
- open concept
- sleeps 6 adults comfortably.
The deck level has:
• its own water heater, furnace and air conditioner.
• separate thermostat to control heat and air.
Studio apartment on second story
• is accessed by outside stairs.
• may not be suitable for active toddlers due to stairs and open areas.
The mill's first floor (street level) can be rented as a separate unit under VRBO ID #1056730.
Rent both levels for a gathering of friends or family! The inner stairway can be unlocked for direct access between the two levels. Combined space currently sleeps 12. Future plans will incorporate a dorm style sleeping room with full bath in the story above the studio apartment.