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

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Gerarda Lahey-Keppelr
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

Why Gerarda Lahey-Keppelr 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...

Amenities

Epworth Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 25
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ski-Out
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(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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5

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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Map

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

Epworth Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$400
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$600
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Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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