5 bedroom, 4 bath, sleeps 16 nestled in oak trees overlooking a country pond.
About Kathie Mailander
We built Antler Hill in 2016. Antler Hill is a three-story retreat that sleeps 18. We have owned the sister lodge -- Buck Run Lodge -- for the past five years, and know what visitors expect in order to have a great trip. Families want to be together for a retreat to gather, but have enough space to call your own, and that's what we have built. Set among native oak trees, overlooking a private pond, with an additional 3,000 hardwood trees planted around the pond as part of a conservation project. Antler Hill is set amongst a wildlife haven.
Kathie Mailander purchased this Lodge in 2016
Why Kathie Mailander chose Anita
We have owned this property for many years and after visiting other parts of the U.S., we decided this area of southern Iowa had a lot to offer for the traveler. From the scenery of the adjacent farm land to the wide open skies for viewing the stars at night, this is the type of property which is perfect for rest and relaxation with friends and family.
What makes this Lodge unique
You will enjoy original timber from a 35 foot tall tree inside the Lodge, a staircase cut from a single log, bedrooms lined with native walnut planking, pine slabs accenting the main room, 35 ft ceilings, fireplace of Virginia Bluestone, cherry wood from West Virginia, pine flooring from Virginia, walls of recycled shiplap, tin, cedar siding, pine from a South Carolina cotton mill, hand painted murals in 2 bedrooms of geese flying north and south, this is just part of the interesting points of interest in Antler Hill.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Must be 21 years old to rent Lodge
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful getaway for big groups!
This property was the perfect spot for our college friend reunion that included 5 different families with young kids. It was wonderful to have spacious rooms on the various levels of the house - we never felt overcrowded or on top of each other. We enjoyed the large porch and yard that gave a good amount of variety to the space we could use and the activities for the families and kids. We appreciated Kathie stopping by the house to make sure everything was good and the communication during our visit with questions. I would highly recommend this property!
Fantastic multi family getaway
Eclectic and comfortable lodge settings away from all the hustle and bustle. Very much enjoyed our time here with 4 other families on a relaxing long weekend.
Room for everyone!
It was great that there were enough beds for 18 of us. The kids had a great time kayaking I the pond. Cookware in the kitchen was a joke, must have come from grandma's garage sale. Not adequate to cook for 18 people! Small frying pans, an electric skillet and/or a griddle would be nice. Good thing we brought one and a grill because the one there is small and disgusting. Not as clean as expected; dusty, bugs in the cookware and dirty linens left in the downstairs bedroom under the laundry shoot. A cigarette butt under the sofa cushion and an empty beer can downstairs under the couch. Had to use my garbage bags til more were supplied and it was suggested we reuse towels, not at that price!!
Really enjoyed our stay. There was plenty of room for our big family
Annual family gathering
Overall this was perfect for our annual family gathering. There was plenty of sleeping spaces and the common spaces were also comfortable. My nieces and nephews didn’t want to leave. The outdoor chairs and porch were nice and the view was amazing. The fire pit area was especially awesome.
We had a great stay at Kathie's cabin in Anita! Plenty of beds. Lake Anita State Park just a minute away was a great perk, too. Would recommend to others!
So glad that your "girls" group had a great time at Antler Hill. It was a good central meeting place for travelers from Kansas and NE Iowa.
Lake Anita State Park is 1 mile away with fishing, and 4 miles of paved bike and walking trails. 20 miles to Walnut Antique stores, 15 miles to Danish Museum and Windmill at Elk Horn, Iowa, visit a winery at Elk Horn, view many modern wind farms, Aviation Museum at Greenfield, home of Henry Wallace at Greenfield, 45 miles to Winterset, home of the covered Bridges and birthplace of John Wayne, and Quilt Museum.