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Buck Run Lodge - Conference Facility, Nature's Own Retreat ,

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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Enjoy natural beauty and wildlife at this unique retreat. Buck Run sits on 40 beautiful acres of pristine prairie. The fully-renovated lodge is ideal for family gatherings, reunions with friends, or business events. The Lodge includes a Great Room plus dining and living rooms that can accommodate 30-40 for a meal, reception, or party.

The Lodge is versatile, designed to support events ranging from conference meetings, company retreats or intimate weekend getaways. A 50x15 conference room is lined with Oregon alder wood. A field-stone fireplace, built with stones from the property, serves as the focal point of the room which overlooks the pond.

Buck Run Lodge also features modern amenities to make your stay luxurious. A fully-appointed kitchen connects to the dining room--perfect for enjoying special meals. Off the dining room, enjoy the wrap-around deck overlooking the large, private pond, a place to socialize, watch the sunrise or sunset, or admire the wildlife and beautiful flora.

The Lodge has 4 bedrooms. Three bedrooms include a queen-sized bed and 1 bedroom offers 2 double beds. The Lodge has two full-bathrooms, one of which is handicap accessible.

Buck Run Lodge is located in Anita, Iowa, which is midpoint between Omaha, Nebraska, and Des Moines, Iowa.

Keywords: Retreat, Natural Setting of Oak Trees and Pond, Fire Pit, Walking Trails, Wildlife
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Full Bathrooms, one with handicap accessible sink and 4 inch step up into the shower. Very large, suitable for a wheelchair...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fire Pit, Pond Stocked for Fishing, Walking Trails among the establish oak trees and 6,000 newly planted trees....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games:

    variety of board cards for all ages, cards and puzzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish satellite for TV and internet...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    42 inch flat screen TV , brand new...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    12 acre pond teeming with fish and fowl...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    forced air air conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric Fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air heating and electric fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Dish satellite service...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens and towels are provided, extras are available...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Recliner couch and another for seating with 2 rockers , coffee tables and reading lamps...moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of room for cars, additional parking for RVs and campers...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of plush towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Catering Available:

    Ask me for references...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    20 cup, 12 cup and 4 cup coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full kitchen supply of pans, electric popcorn popper, hot pot for water, blender, mixer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for serving of 30 and plenty of silverware.Various cooking utensils...moreless


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Very large deck accented with huge pine logs, seating at tables for 8, chairs for 12. Overlooks the pond, lots of wildlife to watch....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Steel gazebo overlooking the pond, have had many wedding ceremonies in this setting....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Three kayaks and fishing boat available for guest use...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Acres of lawn to set up outdoor games that you provide, room for kids to play tag. Walking trails on 40 acres....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    park model grill near the firepit, charcoal....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Fifty percent deposit required to hold dates. Final payment due 2 weeks before arrival. there is a 2 night minimum for each reservation.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Des Moines or a grass strip airport at Anita Ia
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Anita, Iowa
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Crestwood Hills, 18. challenging
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 80
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Redwoods- full service steakhouse

The layout of Buck Run Lodge was designed for group activities, reunions or family gatherings with wide open spaces and common areas. A 15x50 Great Room can seat 30 at tables or small groups around hand-made coffee tables. The room can be closed off with sliding glass doors for privacy while you or a caterer prepares your gourmet lunch or evening meal. The wrap-around deck is another venue for dining or meetings with tables and chairs. WINTER RATES AVAILABLE


Owner info

About the owner: Jim and Kathie area farmers in SW Iowa and operate Buck Run Lodge on their property. They are artists that have used their'artistic eye' to build, decorate and landscape this property. They always think 'Would I want to stay here?' YES

Why the Owner Chose Anita, IA, USA:
We chose this property to build Buck Run Lodge on because of the 12 acre pond and the oak grove.A perfect setting for a quiet retreat but with recreational activities for your family or company, fishing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching, deer wanderings, etc

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We can accommodate large and small family reunions, school reunions, company retreats, weddings - gazebo for the ceremony and Event Center for receptions for 200. Beautiful photographic setting for the outdoor weddings.We have hosted National Dog Trials, Agricultural businesses, computer technical retreats. A private sanctuary for you.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

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  • Buck Run Lodge

    Buck Run Lodge

  • Great Room #2

    Great Room #2

  • Buck Run Lodge sits above private pond shown along bottom of photo.

    Buck Run Lodge sits above private pond shown along bottom of photo.

  • Deck Overlooking Pond

    Deck Overlooking Pond

  • Great Room with electric fireplace

    Great Room with electric fireplace

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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