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swim or kayak in the crystal clear pond

swim or kayak in the crystal clear pond float or fish the Little Sioux River in one of our canoes or kayaks Enjoy meals in the great room overlooking the pond Unwind in one of our  2-person  whirl pool baths The Lake Room has 2 queen beds, electric fireplace, dish TV, and a deck. The house from across the pond roadside view of house a secluded valley in the timber Bride coming down the deck stairs.  pergola in the background bride and bridesmaid in the vineyard swing set in the front yard great room mountain room lake room lake room bath green room grandma room mountain room bathroom great room, kitchen view the front yard during a grape stomping event stomping grapes on the front deck view of the vineyard from the vacation rental deck pergola in the river road vineyard

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Spencer house description

Our country getaway overlooks a two acre pond and is adjacent to 360 beautiful private wooded acres. There are 5 vinyards nestled in the woods and around the pond/house. Our winery is just a short walk through a vineyard to the other side of the pond.

Three of the rooms feature 2 queen beds, 2 person whirlpool baths, electric fireplaces, dish TV, DVD players, and Wi-Fi.
One room has a King bed, shower/tub.
One room has a queen bed with shower bathroom down the hallway.

Our house has 2 full kitchens. The main kitchen is a cooks dream come true.

200 acres of timber, 50 acres of native praire and wildflowers, 45 acres of wetlands, and the Little Sioux River meandering through the property make this a nature lovers paradise.

Hike the trails that lead to the vineyards, canoe or kayak the Little Sioux River, or enjoy some of our award winning wine while relaxing in one of the pergolas or on one of our decks/patio.

The pond is great for fishing or swimming and boasts some of the clearest water you can find.

Keywords: Swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, wine tasting, and hunting are some of the activities you can enjoy while visiting our property.

Property Type

  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            the 2 bedrooms on the main floor are wheel chair accessable...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

          • bedroom 5: 1 king

            in suite bathroom with tub/shower combo...moreless

          • den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            this family rm can also be used as a bedroom...moreless

          • (1)lake room: 2 queen

            in suite bathroom with 2 person whirlpool tub and shower...moreless

          • (3)green room: 2 queen

            in suite bathroom, shower, and 2 person whirlpool tub...moreless

          • (2)mountain room: 2 queen

            in suite bathroom, shower and 2 person whirlpool tub...moreless

          • (4)grandma room: 1 queen

            bathroom with shower located down the hall...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (7) king sizebeds (1)

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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          • 3 two person jetted tubs 4 showers 1 tub/shower combo 6 toilets

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining room table in our great rm will seat 12 people. If you are are having an event, additional tables could be set up to seat 40 inside and 40 more on the big deck...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            2 full kitchens...moreless

          • Microwave:

            2...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            2...moreless

          • Oven:

            2...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Child's Highchair
          • Catering Available
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            3 electric fireplaces...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Garage
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • volley ball, and other yard games available/ swim and/or fish for large mouth bass in the clear water pond (it is amazing)/ if we are working in the vineyards feel free to join us(we will teach you all about growing grapes)/ hike or mountain bike the miles of trails to the other vineyards/ walk over to Innspiration Winery and taste our wines for free/ use our canoes or kyaks to explore and/or fish the Little Sioux river(walleye and northrn in the spring and fall, catfish in the summer)/ watch wildlife and share some wine or a cold drink from the cabin site or the pergola in the vineyard(deer, turkeys, eagles)/there is currenty an eagle nest a mile south of the vacation rental/ hunting pakages available in the spring and fall/guides are avaiable for both hunting and fishing...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                32 inch flat screens in most bed rooms...moreless

              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Games
              • Video Game Console
              • Books
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Video Games
              • Ping Pong Table
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub:

                        3 two person jetted tubs in bedrooms...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        750 sq ft deck overlooking the pond 300 sq ft deck on the south side 150 sq ft deck on the west side 400 sq ft patio connected to the dock 300 sq ft pegola covered patio...moreless

                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        miles of private trails for cross country skiing...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Away From It All
                      • Adventure

                      Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        The vacation rental is surrounded by agricultural land and timber. Deer and turkey reside in the timber and with an eagles nest just 1 mile south by the river, eagles can be seen soaring overhead. ...moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        The pond is great for swimming, fishing or kyaking The pond patio is a great place to just lounge under the mature trees or build a fire in the firepit....moreless

                      • Ski-Out:

                        We have cross country ski trails that connect the vineyards and go through the woods of our 370 acre timber farm....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Snorkeling
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Hiking
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Water Parks
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Museums
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Groceries
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Other Activities

                          • The clear water pond is great for swimming and fishing. Vineyards are an integrel part of the landscape. The winery is less than a block away. Our 370 acre timber farm with trails, vineyards, and the Little Sioux River running through it, starts just across the road. If you enjoy an outdoor rural setting this vacation rental is for you. The property can operate like a bed and breakfast during standard rate period and the off season. You can have your own private bedroom/bathroom, but share common areas with other guests. There are 2 complete kitchens for your convenience. The single room rate is one half the whole house rate. During the summer season it rents only as a complete unit so you can have family reunions, weddings, or buisness retreats on the property. Innspiration Winery is located on the other side of the pond. Taste the wines. Enjoy a bottle while lounging on the deck. Schedule a winery and vineyard tour. Try your hand at karaoke. Listen to live music on Friday nights during the Summer and Fall. Hunting pakages available for deer, turkey, and pheasant(call for info). The 370 arce farm adjacent to the vacation rental has 200 acres of timber, 70 acres of wetlands and CRP, and 100 acres of cropland. This farm supports good populations of whitetail deer and turkey. Guide service is avaiable. Out of state hunters must enter the lottery to obtain a licience for deer and turkey. We are the perfect spot for cross country skiers. There are trails throughout our woods or down to the Little Sioux River. Call for snow conditions. We see many eagles below the dam in Linn Grove during the winter, and there is an eagles nest about a mile south of the vacation rental so you can see eagles as often as you want. The Little Sioux River offers oportunities for fishing, floating, canoeing, kayaking, or snowmobiling. We have a private access 1 1/2 mile South of the vacation rental or there are public access areas all along the river. Google 'inkpaduta canoe trail' or check out the 'linngroveiowa.org' website....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Nice Spacious house in the country

                            Nice Spacious house in the country

                            • Guest Nat (MO)
                            • Date of stay 03/28/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/08/14
                            We had a great time here. This house is much bigger than it looks online. With 2 full kitchens, 2 refrigerators in the main one. 2 big master suites on the main level, both with jetted tubs in private baths and a half bath as well. The basement has 3 more private bedrooms and 2 more bathrooms. And there's plenty of room in the basement family room for a couple air mattresses. The owners gave our group of 16 a private winery tour. There was a lot of wildlife to enjoy. Very nice country setting with a pond right in the back yard.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • You have put Linn Grove on the map!

                            You have put Linn Grove on the map!

                            • Guest The Cousins (FL,VA,CA & IA)
                            • Date of stay 06/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/24/13
                            A great place for our generations to gather with families and share our memories and tales of times past with laughter and enjoyment. A relaxed, comfortable home well appointed and cozy, with beautiful surroundings including vineyards, winery & cellar, boating & swimming pond and surrounding farm lands. Families from California, Florida, Virginia and Iowa enjoyed their reunion and found it well worth their trips to the heartland of America and this wonderful facility.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • VRBO Vineyard home with pond.

                            VRBO Vineyard home with pond.

                            • Guest B&B K (Lisbon)
                            • Date of stay 08/20/11
                            • Review Submitted 10/17/11
                            Paul & Sheila's home was an excellent fit for our family. Each of our three grown kids, their spouses & our grandchildren had enough space. But better yet- we had wonderful common space to enjoy each other's company. We did our own cooking (each couple prepared one entire meal) and loved the gourmet kitchen, spacious dining facilities & enormous deck. Our Grandchildren we able to fish on the dock with "Docker" a kitty who wandered in. We all enjoyed the pond, kayaking & canoe. We also loved the serene vineyard setting. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home! B&B K & Family 8/2011

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Wonderful Inn

                            Wonderful Inn

                            • Guest Leslie D. (Orlando, FL)
                            • Date of stay 06/22/11
                            • Review Submitted 06/26/11
                            Great bed and breakfast. Wonderful, gourmet breakfast. Gracious host and hostess. Excellent accommodations. Nice pond for kayaking or canoeing. Good location for day trips to Iowa great lakes.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          May 23 - Sep 2, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $350
                          $1,700
                          Fall
                          Sep 3 - Jan 4, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $200
                          $1,000 $3,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $160
                          $750 $2,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $700
                          • Tax Rate 7%

                          Notes:

                          You can rent single rooms during the standard rate period and Fall season for 50% of the whole house rate. Common areas are shared with other guests similar to a bed and breakfast.

                          Hunting pakages can be arranged by calling the owners.

                          Standard rates apply Jan 5 thru May 22

                          50% due 60 days in advance, the balance is due on arrival.


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                          Location

                          • Nearest Motorway: Hwy 10 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Swim in our pond or go to Okoboji at 40 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Winery is 1 block or go to Sioux Rapids at 6 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Cross country Ski out the front door at Spencer
                          • Nearest Golf: Great 9 hole course at 5 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Sioux Rapids or Peterson at 6 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: Paul and Sheila operate the vacation rental/retreat, vineyard and winery.

                          Why the Owner Chose Spencer:
                          This property is for those who want to reconnect with family and friends and nature. It is for those who want to experience life in a rural farming community where you can hear the sheep baaahing in the evening, the coyotes yelping at dusk, the eagles and hawks soaring in the day, and millions of stars at night. Renew your spirit. It's time for some innspiration.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Be inspired in this relaxing country setting. Ideal for family reunions and retreats. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Five miles of trails connect the vineyards, river access points, and scenic spots on our 370 acre farm.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • swim or kayak in the crystal clear pond

                            swim or kayak in the crystal clear pond

                          • Enjoy meals in the great room overlooking the pond

                            Enjoy meals in the great room overlooking the pond

                          • The Lake Room has 2 queen beds, electric fireplace, dish TV, and a deck.

                            The Lake Room has 2 queen beds, electric fireplace, dish TV, and a deck.

                          • roadside view of house

                            roadside view of house

                          • Bride coming down the deck stairs.  pergola in the background

                            Bride coming down the deck stairs. pergola in the background

                          • swing set in the front yard

                            swing set in the front yard

                          • mountain room

                            mountain room

                          • lake room bath

                            lake room bath

                          • grandma room

                            grandma room

                          • great room, kitchen view

                            great room, kitchen view

                          • stomping grapes on the front deck

                            stomping grapes on the front deck

                          • pergola in the river road vineyard

                            pergola in the river road vineyard

                          • float or fish the Little Sioux River in one of our canoes or kayaks

                            float or fish the Little Sioux River in one of our canoes or kayaks

                          • Unwind in one of our  2-person  whirl pool baths

                            Unwind in one of our 2-person whirl pool baths

                          • The house from across the pond

                            The house from across the pond

                          • a secluded valley in the timber

                            a secluded valley in the timber

                          • bride and bridesmaid in the vineyard

                            bride and bridesmaid in the vineyard

                          • great room

                            great room

                          • lake room

                            lake room

                          • green room

                            green room

                          • mountain room bathroom

                            mountain room bathroom

                          • the front yard during a grape stomping event

                            the front yard during a grape stomping event

                          • view of the vineyard from the vacation rental deck

                            view of the vineyard from the vacation rental deck

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                          $160 - $350 per night (USD)
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                          5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 18

                          View calendar: Updated 04/13/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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