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The Gallup House: Beautifully Renovated Historic Home in America's Heartland

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Historic home in Jefferson, Iowa

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • The Claude Robinson: 1 queen

    En Suite Bath...moreless

  • The George Gallup: 1 queen

    En Suite Bath...moreless

  • The Ophelia Miller Gallup: 1 queen

    Private Bath (Detached)...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
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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1 night min stay
$300 $300
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $0

Notes:

For individual room or event rental rates, please inquire.

50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation, balance due at time of departure. 7-day cancellation notice required for deposit refund, subject to a $100 handling fee. Accepted methods of payment include personal check or cash.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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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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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 08/26/2016
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