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Beautifully Renovated Historic Home in America's Heartland

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Historic home in Jefferson, Iowa

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Last updated: 11/11/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Lake Panorama house description

This three bedroom home, situated in the small town of Jefferson, Iowa, is the birthplace and childhood home of distinguished pollster, George H. Gallup. The home is located just 45 minutes from Ames, IA – home of Iowa State University, 90 minutes from Des Moines, and walking-distance to downtown Jefferson – a true small town in America’s Heartland. The home has been recently renovated, the kitchen and bathrooms have been completely updated with modern and high-end fixtures and appliances, and the bedrooms and living rooms are fully furnished, making it perfect for a family vacation, a short- or long-term rental, and corporate or social events. Its unique octagonal shape, original quarter-sawn oak woodwork, studio furniture, and “secret” back staircase add to the site's special interest.


A Place to Gather: The Gallup House is the birthplace and boyhood home of Dr. George Gallup, the pioneer of public opinion polling. Located in Jefferson, Iowa, the house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, also has a unique octagon shape, hilltop location, and quiet residential setting, all of which make it a perfect place to gather. Stay over-night. Plan a retreat. Take a vacation. Hold a meeting, conference, or reception. Visit the heartland, Refresh the spirit. Enjoy the Gallup House experience.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • The Claude Robinson: 1 queen

                En Suite Bath...moreless

              • The George Gallup: 1 queen

                En Suite Bath...moreless

              • The Ophelia Miller Gallup: 1 queen

                Detached Bath...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • This home provides the ideal setting for a weekend get-away, an extended stay, or a corporate or personal retreat or event. Please contact us to see how we can work to accommodate you for any and all of your needs....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown
                  • Village

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting

                  Arrival Day

                      • Negotiable

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 12 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Freezer
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Wood Deck

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              Last updated: 11/11/2014
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                              Location

                              70 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Des Moines International Airport
                              2 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              US Highway 30
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Several located around the town square

                              Car: Recommended

                              Jefferson is a small, progressive town of 4,500 located in Central Iowa. It offers all the amenities that one would expect of a county seat, including a diverse set of stores, restaurants, parks and recreation facilities. It is also less than an hour from Ames (the home of Iowa State University) and Des Moines (the state capital) so it has convenient access to more conventional shopping, cultural and entertainment options. But the real reasons to visit Jefferson are that it lies at the heartland of some of the world's richest farmland and is a community of self-sufficiency and small-town values.

                               

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                              • Historic home in Jefferson, Iowa

                                Historic home in Jefferson, Iowa

                              • Located in a quiet neighborhood, rich with Midwestern charm.

                                Located in a quiet neighborhood, rich with Midwestern charm.

                              • Fully renovated kitchen

                                Fully renovated kitchen

                              • Furnished parlor with comfortable seating

                                Furnished parlor with comfortable seating

                              • Custom-built furniture

                                Custom-built furniture

                              • Bedroom with en suite bath

                                Bedroom with en suite bath

                              • Upscale amenities

                                Upscale amenities

                              • National Register of Historic Places

                                National Register of Historic Places

                              • Idyllic setting year-round

                                Idyllic setting year-round

                              • Beautiful wrap-around front porch

                                Beautiful wrap-around front porch

                              • Attractive meeting and dining area

                                Attractive meeting and dining area

                              • A blend of period-appropriate and modern furnishings.

                                A blend of period-appropriate and modern furnishings.

                              • Bedroom with en suite bath

                                Bedroom with en suite bath

                              • Bedroom with detached bath

                                Bedroom with detached bath

                              • A photograph of the home from the 1900s

                                A photograph of the home from the 1900s

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                              3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 11/11/14
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                              Member since: 2010
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 11/11/2014
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