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

Epworth, IA, USA
  • Chateau / Country House
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps25
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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 26 mile Heritage Trail hiking an biking trail, 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. Call me to discuss how we can help you with what you need. 563-542-0735.

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.


Gerarda Lahey-Keppler

Member Since 2011
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
Why Gerarda Lahey-Keppler chose Iowa

This beautiful barn was built in 1935, and the craftsmanship and labor that went into this creation has made it a treasure. It is surrounded by the beauty of the country with each season giving you something breathtaking to experience. The inside has been furnished and designed in a way to provide your family/group so much space and seating that you can be together for meals and separated for the different activities you desire. The outside space gives you so much room for games and enjoyment...and you can sit around the campfire and make incredible memories.

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

The beauty inside and out, the large space that will accommodate your group...and the joy of the country! The views with every season are amazing...


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
      • Convertible bed(s)
        2 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single, murphy bed and sofa bed, additional mattress available.
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 king
      • Bedroom 6
        2 twin/ single, This can be made into a king.
      • 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


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • 4.5

        Location Type

          • Ski-Out


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Parking
                  • Air Conditioning
                    geo-thermal heat and air
                  • Elevator
                  • Fireplace
                    Each of the bedrooms have their own electric fireplace and the main area has a beautiful large stone fireplace in the great room. (wood provided)
                  • Heating
                    geo-thermal heat and air
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace
                    Each of the bedrooms have their own electric fireplace, and the main area has a beautiful large stone fireplace in the great room. (wood provided)


                      • Microwave
                      • Catering Available
                        Many local caterers will meet almost need you have
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        You name it....
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Large variety of dishes and glasses, as well as utensils.
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                        Large 6 burner gas range with two ovens, and second stove in pantry area. Everything you could possibly need to make your stay what you want it to be.
                      • Coffee Maker
                        We have a regular drip coffee, Keurig, and large (30 cup) coffee maker
                      • Oven
                        3 ovens
                      • Pantry Items
                        blender, mixers
                      • Refrigerator
                        double commercial size refrigerator, and regular size refrigerator in the bar area.
                      • Stove
                        6 burner gas, and 4 burner electric.
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                            There are two large dining tables that seat up to 22 people.
                          • Dining Room
                          • comfy seating for 22 people


                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Game Room
                                Skee ball, ping pong table , bean bags and other outdoor games as well.
                              • Ping Pong Table
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                (2) Large entertainment area lower level with 50' TV Second TV in upstairs great great room
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                                Large screen in family room, and additional one in upstairs/kitchen/dining great room.
                              • VCR
                              • Video Library


                                  • Balcony
                                    Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the country off the balcony.
                                  • Bicycles
                                    A nationally known 26 mile bike/hiking trail one mile from the Barn House.
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    A large assortment of outdoor tables and chairs...weather permitting...a beautiful place to be.
                                  • Golf
                                    There are five golf course within 20 miles of the Barn House.
                                  • Kayak / Canoe
                                    A nearby town provides this opportunity.
                                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    Large screened in porch.
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    many outdoor games available and a large play center for kids.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    A commercial size gas grill.
                                  • Ski & Snowboard
                                    We are about 13 miles from Sundown Ski Resort.


                                      • wheelchair accessible

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • jetted tub


                                              • marina
                                              • arboretum
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • churches
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • boating
                                                  • 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

                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing


                                                              • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                22 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews


                                                                Anita C.

                                                                Facilities were wonderful & the owner treated us to a home baked cake. We will definitely be back and planning to come earlier in the year so that we can enjoy the outdoors! Thank you so much!

                                                                Where family Memories were made...

                                                                Becky D.

                                                                The Barn House was perfect for our family gathering. From the moment we arrived, it felt so peaceful and inviting. Gerarda was so welcoming we felt right at home. The Barn House was neat and clean. Everything you need for kitchen use was also clean and easy to locate in the spacious kitchen.  Having morning coffee on the spacious decks, listening to the countryside wake up filled the soul with tranquility. The views were very picturesque, and the sunset was spectacular! It was nice to have the bonus room for games and even a baby shower after the sunset. This is truly a gem found in Epworth, Iowa! It was hard to leave this wonderful get away. Thanks Tony & Gerarda for sharing this spectacular place where many cherished memories were made. Finding out the stained-glass windows were from our hometown, was a bonus!

                                                                Steve & Becky

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Becky and Steve, it was a joy sharing the Barn House with you and your beautiful family! I will be reminded of you when I look at those special windows that came from your hometown, and I hope our paths cross again.

                                                                50th Wedding Celebration

                                                                Cam D.

                                                                What a magnificent place to hold any type of gathering. It's for any age group and we highly recommend the Barnhouse. Once we checked in there was nothing left to do but enjoy and that we did. Gerarda (Owner) could not have been more hospitible and delightful making us all feel so welcome. Barnhouse comes complete with all you might think. Games for the kids (basketball & Hoops) , horseshoes , and the Game Room......... The bedrooms were fully equipped with all the little extras and lots of history in each room. It sure made our celebration a memorable one. We had a big storm later that night but standing by the big windows looking out-you could see Mother Nature at her best. We ALL ( about 100) are so glad to have chosen the Barnhouse and should another occasion come up--we truly know who and where to call. The view was simply fantastic. It was the most and best experience ever and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it. Thank you Gerarda for your part in our Celebration. God Bless you and your family. 50 Stars.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Cam, it was wonderful sharing the Barn House with you and your family and friends for something so special. You are a beautiful family, and seeing all the joy and love you have for one another was inspiring. Thank you!!

                                                                Cousins Reunion

                                                                Diann I.

                                                                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!

                                                                Family of 18

                                                                Renee G.

                                                                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!!!

                                                                Great Getaway

                                                                Mike B.

                                                                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.


                                                                Epworth, IA, USA

                                                                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.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Contact us for your group rate. It is our goal to make your stay at The Barn House something very special. Check in: 3:00 and Check Out: 11:00 We may be able to accommodate a bit earlier or later, but it will depend on scheduled bookings. A list of all the guests ages are required with the contract, and only registered guests are allowed on The Barn House property. Additional guests or events require approval and must be added to the contract. Your reservation will be held for five days for you to return the required contract, but is confirmed with contract and deposit. Three night minimum stay for all holidays at the weekend rate. If you have any questions...please don't hesitate to call. 563-542-0735 Day rentals for events during the week and Sunday afternoons available.

                                                                22 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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