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Stay at the Historic J.B. McHose House, in Boone Just Minutes from Ames, Iowa!

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Street view of the J.B. McHose House with the East Unit to the right

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy a historic, spacious brick home 15 minutes from Ames, Iowa! The J.B. McHose House is located in the town of Boone (population 12,500) and is part of the downtown district. Guests are just a short walk from stores, restaurants and entertainment! Shop, dine, catch a movie at the local theater or enjoy a cold beverage at a nearby brewery – it’s all within walking distance!

Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall.

Boone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless!


History of the J.B. McHose Home:

J.B. McHose was the owner of a brick and tile manufacturing company in Boone. McHose was a progressive leader who led many projects to improve the community. An admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, McHose’ main interest was the development of parks for the enjoyment of the public. McHose and his wife donated the land and funds to the city with the intent to build a city park. McHose Park is the product of their generosity and is used year-round by hundreds of people. There is also a statue of Theodore Roosevelt in the park. Be sure to find it!

J.B. McHose built his home in 1910 with bricks from his brick and tile factory. The home is a duplex, but at the time was called a ”double-house”. With two four-bedroom homes (a West Unit and East Unit) that are 'book-matched' together in the center the home affords a great deal of living space. McHose and his wife lived in the East Unit while his mother lived in the West Unit. This listing is for the East Unit.

The exterior of the J.B. McHose House features hand-chiseled brick to give the appearance of rough stone, deep red mortar joints, horizontal bands of sandstone on the front and sides, low hip roofs with deep eaves, and “blind” entrances to each unit. These features were hallmarks of the Prairie School Style of Architecture that was appearing in the Midwest shortly after the turn of the century.

The J.B. McHose House East Unit offers approximately 2,200 square feet of living space. The first floor has an entry with a foyer, a hall with a beautiful open staircase, a large living room, large dining room and cozy office space with a half bath. The house also features a galley kitchen complete with dishes and cookware. All you need to do is bring the food! The second floor features four bedrooms and a bathroom with walk-in shower. On a hot summer day you can enjoy a cold glass of lemonade on the wonderful front porch.

Please be our guest at the J.B. McHose House East Unit!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The East Unit is family friendly but not child-proof....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    First floor bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Second floor bathroom...moreless

  • Very nice recently renovated upstairs full bath and a half bath on the first floor for convenience....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A variety of games available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable provided...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Some videos available. Located one-half block from Family Video....moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located on the edge of Boone's downtown district within walking distance of restaurants, bars & shopping....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer season
May 22 - Sep 26, 2015
2 night min stay
$124 $173
Fri, Sat
$891 $2,592
Summer 2016
May 1 - Sep 24, 2016
2 night min stay
$124 $173
Fri, Sat
$891 $2,592
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$124 $153
Fri, Sat
$802 $2,406
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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Location

2.4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boone Municipal Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boone Depot
0.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cedar Pointe Golf Course
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. Highway 30
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jimmy's Barbeque Pit
5.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Seven Oaks Recreation
14.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Don Williams Recreation Area

Car: Recommended

The J.B. McHose House is located in downtown Boone. Guests are just a short walk from stores, restaurants and entertainment! Shop, dine, catch a movie at the local theater or enjoy a cold beverage at a nearby brewery – all within a short walking distance!

Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on a steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf on area courses or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park. Seven Oaks Recreation is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and the fall.

Please be our guest at the J.B. McHose House!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Boone is my home, where I went to school. I work as a city administrator and spend my free time restoring old homes. I have always been interested in the craftsmanship and beauty of old buildings and enjoy nothing more than bringing them back to life!

Why the Owner Chose Ames:
The J.B. McHose House is located in the town of Boone (population 12,500) and is part of the downtown district. Guests are just a short walk from stores, restaurants and entertainment! Shop, dine, catch a movie at the local theater or enjoy a cold beverage at a nearby brewery – it’s all within walking distance!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall. Boone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Street view of the J.B. McHose House with the East Unit to the right

    Street view of the J.B. McHose House with the East Unit to the right

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • View of half-bath off of office.

    View of half-bath off of office.

  • View of upstairs hall from bathroom.

    View of upstairs hall from bathroom.

  • View of upstairs bathroom vanity & mirror.

    View of upstairs bathroom vanity & mirror.

  • View one of bedroom 2.

    View one of bedroom 2.

  • View of south master bedroom 1.

    View of south master bedroom 1.

  • View one of bedroom 4.

    View one of bedroom 4.

  • Main entry from front porch.

    Main entry from front porch.

  • View of dining room from kitchen.

    View of dining room from kitchen.

  • View of living room from dining room.

    View of living room from dining room.

  • J.B. McHose safe.

    J.B. McHose safe.

  • View of stairway to upstairs.

    View of stairway to upstairs.

  • View of bedroom 3.

    View of bedroom 3.

  • View two of bedroom 2.

    View two of bedroom 2.

  • View two of south master bedroom 1.

    View two of south master bedroom 1.

  • View two of bedroom 4.

    View two of bedroom 4.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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