This July will be the 4th year that my husband, our dog, and I return to Big Grove. Rob and Kim are extremely accommodating. The food is off the charts good. No, that is an understatement. I can't even describe it. They are WONDERFUL cooks! I love breakfast there! The rooms are fair-priced and well-maintained. I love the shared kitchen. We bring a cooler of food for lunches and dinners. We also bring smores to cook over the fire! Rob and Kim give you space but are always willing to help if you need them. Our time there is always relaxing. Their piece of land is a little bit of heaven. It is quiet, serene, and far enough away from the city. I hope we continue our yearly endeavor there for years to come.
Pay no attention to the jerks leaving petty negative comments; this B&B is nothing but great! Excellent accommodations (hidden in a machine shed, what?), generous hosts, excellent food, quiet country surroundings, activities like archery, a vintage country chapel, gorgeous scenery. Did I forget anything? Oh yes, the innkeeper is a bona-fide pastor! Hmmm, maybe that's the problem the negative jerks have?!? If I could rate 10 stars, I would!! Returning this year, can't wait. David H. Wantland
Stayed here because we wanted to go to the Walnut Antique Show. Much cheaper than any other accommodations you could find within 50 miles of Walnut, Iowa on Father's Day weekend. The owners, Rob and Kim are the very best people you would ever expect to find at a B&B. Our room was very comfortable, the owners fun to talk to and they will do almost anything to make sure you are happy there. I would give this place an "excellent" if it wasn't for these negatives: The place needs some TLC and cleaning up. The outdoor patio is nice, but is showing decay and weeds are abundant. The guest house where we stayed is attached to their large shed, from the outside not pretty, but the inside is furnished nicely, and the kitchen for everyone to use is huge. The guest house/shed is sided and roofed with metal, so was noisy and rattlely during our stay on a windy and rainy weekend. Had some trouble sleeping with all the noise. The main house is also the owners' living quarters, and there is no separation/distinction between guest areas and their kitchen/living/dining areas. Lastly, when we arrived, there was no sign denoting where to go to check in. We knocked on the main house front door, no answer. I called their phone number and got voice mail. After standing around for over 20 minutes, the owners' daughter drove up and let us in. The breakfasts are spare but tasty and good coffee. I would recommend staying here just for the awesome friendliness alone.…
We have traveled quite a bit, and stayed at several bed and breakfasts. This was by far the most disappointing. We reserved a room with 2 beds, verified by email. When we arrived they were unsure that we had a reservation. They put us in a room attached to their garage, with one bed and a futon. The grounds needed upkeeping, and the kitchen a major cleaning. A quiet bed and a breakfast, but that was it.
We stayed in the log cabin on New Year's eve. The owners had the fire place lit, dinner for us as ordered, and a healthy breakfast. They even found a Yahtzee game for us. We had good conversation, a few laughs, a little competition, and a relaxing time in our room. The log cabin is attached to the house (actually built within the house and right off the kitchen), has no television or phone but it does have its own bathroom with a very large galvanized tub. It is rustic - squeaky bare board floor, exposed logs with chinking, iron bed, a couple rocking chairs and a table for 4. Nothing fancy - but back in 1862, nothing was.