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Stay at the Historic J.B. McHose House, minutes from Hilton Coliseum in Ames!

Boone, IA, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Enjoy Skiing, Dining & Shopping, Relax In The four bedroom 2,000 Sq.Ft Home!

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!

Owner

Donovan Olson

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Donovan Olson

Boone is my home, where I went to school. I work during the day 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!

Donovan Olson purchased this House in 2010

Why Donovan Olson chose Boone

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!

What makes this House unique

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!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • The East Unit has four bedrooms

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, First floor bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Second floor bathroom
      • Very nice recently renovated upstairs full bath and a half bath on the first floor for convenience.

      Location Type

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

          Theme

            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window units
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Towels Provided

                      Kitchen

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

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people

                              Entertainment

                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  A variety of games available
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic cable provided
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  Some videos available. Located one-half block from Family Video.

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Front covered porch
                                    • Lawn / Garden

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          The East Unit is family friendly but not child-proof.

                                          Attractions

                                            • library
                                            • arboretum
                                            • cinemas
                                            • duty free shops
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • churches
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          29 Reviews

                                                          Wonderful4.9/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Warm and inviting.

                                                          Jeff P.

                                                          Well furnished home that was nice and relaxing for my family. Had enough kitchen utensils available for a nice Easter get together.

                                                          Fantastic location to downtown Boone.

                                                          Elizabeth W.

                                                          Everything you need. Lots of linens, glassware and dishes. Had a fun girls weekend!

                                                          Historic Home in an Interesting Town

                                                          Dan K.

                                                          The McHose House made a good venue for an academic retreat-symposium. We were able to house eight overnight guests in separate bedrooms (we used both sides of the house), with Dutch Oven Bakery and other food options close at hand. It does take about thirty minutes to travel to campus, so plan accordingly. Donavan was easy to work with and helped make the event a success.

                                                          Wonderful historic home

                                                          Jennifer D.

                                                          Loved the charm! Rooms were good sized with widow AC units that kept house cool on a hot day. Beautiful front porch with swing and comfortable seating to enjoy our morning coffee and evening family time.

                                                          Very comfortable

                                                          Donna S.

                                                          What a lovely and relaxing time we had

                                                          Two thumbs up!

                                                          Robyn W.

                                                          The JB McHose house was beautiful. It is close to downtown so we were able to walk to the antique shops and restaurants. The beds were very comfortable. The owner responded to questions immediately. Overall it was an excellent experience. We will visit again.

                                                          Location

                                                          Boone, IA, USA

                                                          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!

                                                          Availability

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                                                          Tax Rate
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                                                          $129avg/night
                                                          29 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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