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The Dairy Barn Bed and Breakfast

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1436 210th St, Ionia, IA 50645-9488 See on map
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair access
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

There were some positives, but more disappointments. The beds were comfortable, bathrooms were clean. The exterior of the barn is beautiful. We were disappointed in the food. It seemed bland and colourless. We were surprised that everything, including beverages were on a help yourself basis...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

From the friendly hosts to the delicious food, The Dairy Barn is the perfect spot to kick back and relax! My husband and I have gone in the Spring for the past three years and enjoy visiting all of the greenhouses in the area.

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

We enjoyed the ducks most of all bemuse of their expressive personalities. The setting was relaxing and quiet. If you choose the East side one can enjoy the sunrise. The food was excellent and plentiful.

Thank Karl S
Response from Gerrie E, Owner at The Dairy Barn Bed and BreakfastResponded September 12, 2017

Thank you for the review. The runner ducks are my favorites, as well. We just added a polish hen this week.

Reviewed August 15, 2017

In July, 2017, our family of six and 7 guests from the Bologna, Italy, area spent two nights at the Dairy Barn. Lush Iowa summer weather with sky high corn fields made the perfect atmosphere for an outdoor home cooked summer supper enjoyed on a...More

Thank 20gretchen
Response from Gerrie E, Owner at The Dairy Barn Bed and BreakfastResponded August 23, 2017

Thank you for the nice review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at our B & B , and appreciate your remarks. It was fun watching the Italians reactions to their first American farm experience.

Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the b&b recently for a crafting weekend. The room was comfortable and spacious. The food however is the biggest draw. Everything was homemade with care. They made me feel welcome. Be aware I drove by the first time as I did not...More

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When Don & Gerrie Etter retired from dairy farming, they realized the cows had always had the best view in the county. They converted their old barn into a bed and breakfast, naming each of the eight guest rooms ...More after their favorite dairy cows. Check in at the front desk in the old Milk Room, relax on the Cow Yard patio, eat a farm fresh meals prepared the way Grandma used make them, play with Alfie the farm dog or the outdoor barn cats, chase fireflies or enjoy a summer bonfire, and sleep in the old Hayloft. Each room at The Dairy Barn has it's own private bathroom and great country view. Two bedrooms are handicap accessible on the first floor where the baby calves used to sleep. All six of the Hayloft bedrooms have comfy pillowtop queen size beds. The rooms don't have televisions, but you are welcome to use the one in the common area if you have a hankering to watch Old Yeller. We still like to tinker about the farm. If you are lucky you can see Don riding around on one of his vintage Allis Chalmers tractors or help Gerrie and Alfie the farm dog gather eggs from the chicken coop. We welcome couples, families, old farmers, hunters, and small groups. With a huge farm yard and large common room on each floor, we're a great place to hold family reunions, country wedding receptions, and retreats. Less
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The Dairy Barn Bed And Breakfast Ionia, Iowa
United States > Iowa > Ionia
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"all rooms have views of fields and farmyard. out in the country...very quiet. Very comfortable beds."
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"i stayed upstairs, no where in the house could i hear A/C noise. but the whole house was cool and comfertable."
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