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1614 Highway 71, Audubon, IA 50025-7529
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Taylor Hill Lodge is an English barn built in the early 1890's by Grandpa Taylor. The interior of the barn has been remodeled into a comfotable modern lodge while retaining its original design. Halfway between Omaha and Des Moines, Taylor Hill Lodge is approximately three miles north of Audubon, Iowa. Located in the rolling hills of western Iowa, you will be glad to know there are many attractions nearby. Chuck Manatt found a creative way to save his grandfather's turn-of-the-century barn near Audubon. Having served three generations, the barn stood as an empty reminder of the place where cows were once milked and hay was hoisted into its loft. Outliving its usefulness was the barn's only crime; it was still a strong building able to stand for a long time to come.Completed in the spring of 2002, Taylor Hill Lodge stands looking much the same on the outside but the inside would be quite a surprise to Charlie Taylor. Where once pigs rooted in the straw, the guests now relax on leather sofas in front of a cozy fireplace. Homey and comfortable is how guests describe the lodge with its earthy colors, mission-style furniture and original pitched ceiling visible from the spacious great room below.Open year round, Taylor Hill Lodge offers six bedrooms, four full baths and a family-sized dining and sitting area. Outside to the east is a patio where guests can sip their morning coffee while viewing the sunrise and surrounding fields. Although solo travelers are always welcome, the lodge is superb for reunions of families or friends.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Raquetball offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Photo copier / fax In business center
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Self-serve laundry
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Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
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Whirlpool bathtub
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Edna M wrote a review May 2021
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My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Taylor Hill Lodge. The countryside setting is beautiful! The surrounding fields with the rolling hills and frequent pheasant appearances, as well as the beautiful sunrises, were indeed a treat! The lodge itself is roomy and comfortable and handsomely decorated. The history of the lodge and farm was fascinating, the breakfast satisfying and delicious, and Ann was a most gracious host! We would definitely recommend the Taylor Hill Lodge to anyone traveling through Audubon.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Jill C wrote a review Jul 2018
Cumby, Texas67 contributions12 helpful votes
This is a beautiful, comfortable lodge next to cornfields in Audubon, IA, with quite an interesting history. It really feels like home away from home. Ann, the innkeeper, lives close by and she takes excellent care of the lodge and her guests. We shared the lodge with a family of 9 from Chicago. We were on the ground floor in the Duck Room. The 60 inch TV was mounted on the wall in the living room connected to our bedroom. The walls are very well insulated as the noise did not bother us at all when trying to sleep. We would certainly stay at Taylor Hill Lodge if/when we return.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Duck Room and Partridge Room are on the ground floor with private bath.
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Charles_OBrien69 wrote a review Feb 2013
Los Angeles, California1 contribution7 helpful votes
Love, love, love this place – converted barn has custom themed rooms, GORGEOUS living room with gas fireplace, big TV. Great for family reunions, class reunions, weddings. Close to the famous Albert the Bull and Templeton Rye Distillery!
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Date of stay: September 2012
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: 1st floor rooms are biggest!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taylor Hill Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Taylor Hill Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Albert the Bull (4.4 miles), Nathaniel Hamlin Park & Museum (3.6 miles), and Rose Theater (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Taylor Hill Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Taylor Hill Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a whirlpool bathtub.
What food & drink options are available at Taylor Hill Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Taylor Hill Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taylor Hill Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Adobe Mexican Restaurant, Subway, and Waspy’s.
Does Taylor Hill Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Taylor Hill Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Taylor Hill Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.