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Gerarda Lahey-Keppelr

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Beautiful Country Barn House...Where Heaven and Earth Meet.

19 Reviews
Sleeps25
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Iowa Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country Home, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths,(Sleeps 2-25)

The Barn House is a unique and beautiful home that was once truly a barn. In 2001 it was transformed to become something quite magical, and it is now a treasured country experience made available to you. Whether you are a group of two or many...family, group of friends, business group, retreats..the Barn House provides an opportunity for an experience instead of merely an event. The beauty of country will surround you inside and out, with views that hold their own magic with each season, and the interior of the barn with it's wood, stone and stained glass, will leave you in awe as you explore all it offers.

When you rent the Barn House, it is fully furnished with all you probably will need, and if something additional is needed, we will do our best in the tradition of country hospitality, to accommodate you...and to make your stay a treasured memory.

Whether you plan to visit the many attractions in the area...the wineries, the Field of Dreams, the Riverboat Museum, Galena, ski at Sundown, or you plan to just enjoy the peacefulness and serenity of the country, the Barn House will meet your needs.

It isn't possible in words or pictures to fully capture the beauty of the Barn House and the country surroundings -- you must experience it yourself. You will then know why...heaven and earth do meet at the Barn House.

Keywords: The Barn House is a full home rental, where you have the entire home to share with your family/group to make your time together an unforgettable experience.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Gerarda Lahey-Keppelr (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

Beautiful Country Barn House...Where Heaven and Earth Meet.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Cousins Reunion

  • 5 of 5

OMG! What a great place for the cousins to meet! Instead of the usual 12, only 7 were able to come. Needless to say, we had more room than we needed! Gerarda was there to meet us Friday to show us around! Saturday, we couldn't decide what to do and were enjoying each other and the Barn so much, that we stayed and played games on the screened in porch! It is close to many sites. Later we went to the casino and out for supper. Sunday, Gerardo was there to answer our questions on cleaning up. We had so much fun and there was so much space for us! The kitchen had more than enough space for all the food we brought and everything we needed! Plenty, plenty of bathrooms for us girls! We lucked out on beautiful weather so could enjoy the deck and screened in porch! Beds, comfy! Accommodating owners! Plenty of room for the girls to watch TV, read a book or play games if they wanted! Would we come back? Most definitely and will, in 2 years at the next Cousins Reunion!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of 18

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Barn House Feb 19, 2016 to Feb 21, 2016. What a beautiful place to stay!! The barn house is so large that it did not ever feel like we were crowded. The kids loved the ski ball and ping pong table that were in the game room/garage. The top level has a very large bedroom with its own bath and a separate loft area where there is a Murphy bed. The main floor had a beautiful large kitchen, large deck, four seasons room, large living room and dinning room where all of us sat around the table playing games, and two more bedrooms. There is a lower level of the barn that had three bedrooms, bar, laundry, and another living room area. We have little ones so we loved that there was a full crib and two kid gates that were there for us to use. We will definitely consider coming back here again for a family get together.

Thank You Gerarda For Sharing Your Home With Us!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Barn House with a group of 9. It was such a great setting and very peaceful. The owners were great to deal with and very friendly. The weather was perfect and the star gazing fantastic. The Barn House was huge. We had plenty of time for playing games, but the house was large enough for people to have their own space a well. We visited the Field of Dreams while we were there (20 minutes away). I would highly recommend that as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome !

  • 5 of 5

Perfect on every way ! Had our annual family reunion of 2 months old to 65...21 of us! Plenty of room for everyone! Great game room! Great yard for bocci and outdoor play ! This one will be hard to top!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin
5

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the barn house for a family girls weekend. The stay was above our expectations. Gerarda was a wonderful and gracious host. Her and her husband are there to help with anything you may need. The barn is restored beautifully and setting is quiet and relaxing. The house has everything you need and more to make your stay enjoyable. We traveled to Galena and Dubuque to take in some sightseeing which were both within a reasonable driving distance. We also traveld to Field of Dreams movie sight which is about a 10 minute away. We would definitely stay at the barn house again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tripoli, Iowa
5

A Family Reunion Spot that is "hard to top!"

  • 5 of 5

Fifteen people ( 8 adults and 7 children) recently gathered at The Barn House for a wonderful family reunion. When we were checking out, everyone said, "This place will be hard to top!" (We take turns selecting a place to stay for our reunions.) Truer words were never spoken! When we arrived the house was immaculate, awe-inspiring, and so very spacious! Gerarda and Tony really have a gem here! And they were wonderful to us! They gave us an amazing place to create beautiful memories! The Barn House can never be truly understood through the pics on this site! Let me tell you a few surprises for us. There are 3 levels and an elevator that my 75 year old mother-in-law greatly appreciated. The whole place is beautifully decorated and they include everything you could possibly want…shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, cooking oil, syran wrap, the list goes on and on! We immensely enjoyed preparing several family meals using their professional stove, refrigerator, gas grill and prep area. There were two huge dining room tables inside, as well as, three patio tables on the upper deck and screened-in porch. The fire pit on site was a gathering place each evening for smores and family stories. The huge area on the first floor allowed us to all lounge comfortably as we watched family videos. Tony and Gerarda live next door and respected our privacy throughout our stay. We loved chatting with both of them when they brought over a mounding platter of home baked chocolate oatmeal cookies! My husband and I stayed in the master suite in the loft area since it was our 23 wedding anniversary. What an incredibly gorgeous bedroom. The stunning stained-glass windows, comfy leather reading chairs and private bath and jacuzzi tub made us feel so very pampered! We loved using the nearby walking/bike trail and even spent part of a morning wading in the ankle-deep water. We were close to "The Field of Dreams, Dubuque, and Galena, and were able to explore these places with only a short drive. My husband's aunt said, "I"ve stayed at 7 different VRBO homes all over the country and this one by far has been the best!" She sums up our family's thoughts exactly…The Barn House is simply the best place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Barn House is located west of Dubuque(approx 20 miles) and is close to a multitude of activities and attractions with Park Farm Winery, Heritage Trail and Sundown Ski Resort only a few miles away. You will not want for things to do, and you may find your favorite thing of all is to just sit and enjoy the people you are with...and the serenity of beautiful country that surrounds you.

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Rates & Availability

Dubuque Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$400
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$600
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 5.0%

If you have any questions...please don't hesitate to call. 563-542-0735

Day rentals for events during the week available.

Cleaning fee applies.

Sun - Thurs rate $400 per night for up to 10 people, each additional person $40. Fri, Sat, and holiday rate $600 per night for 10 people, each additional person are $50 per night up to a total of 18, and $30 per night for additional guests to a maximum of 25. Infants free but must be in count. Reduced rate for longer stays and last minute bookings. Call or e-mail for quote.

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Amenities

Iowa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ski-Out
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • King size beds (1) This king bed can be made into two twin beds., Queen size Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1) available if needed, Murphy Beds (1) queen size
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The Barn House has a very large family room off the lower level that includes a skee ball machine, bean bag games and lots of space for the family to play around in. Many childrens toys are also available. The loft includes a sitting area that provides a wonderful setting for visiting or one of many small areas for a break out session for business groups. There are many different sitting areas allowing many people to be together but to be doing their own activity... There are three large dining areas in the home providing a great deal of seating for meals.

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