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West Unit of the Historic J.B. McHose House in Boone, near Seven Oaks!

Boone, IA, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Enjoy 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 WEST 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 West Unit offers approximately 2,000 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 and a large dining room. 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 West Unit!

Owner

Donovan Olson

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Donovan Olson

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!

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
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • All bedrooms are located upstairs.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
        • The bathroom is located upstairs and includes a shower.

        Location Type

          • Village
            Located adjacent to downtown Boone.

            Theme

              • Historic

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

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

                        Kitchen

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

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area

                                Entertainment

                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television

                                    Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Front Porch
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        A grill is available and is shared with the East Unit

                                        Suitability

                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Attractions

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

                                                Leisure Activities

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

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • ski lift privileges
                                                          • ski privileges optional
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water tubing

                                                            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.

                                                            20 Reviews

                                                            Wonderful4.8/5

                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Truly home away from home

                                                            Kathleen S.Chester, New Hampshire

                                                            We came to visit family and are so pleased with our choice to stay @ the McHose house. We were able to invite everyone over for a home cooked meal. Then we played board games and chatted around the dining room table. Something we could never have done at a motel. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the proximity to everything downtown is a bonus.

                                                            Thank you Donovan for renovating this wonderful piece of Boone' s history!

                                                            Tom & Kathy Sandholm

                                                            Awesome House.

                                                            Jerry F.

                                                            My brothers and I got together for our 40th annual golf outing. This home is so close to everything we needed(golf courses, restaurants, grocery stores). We all agreed this was the nicest place we have ever found to stay. It is everything it is promoted to be. Thank you Donovan for your hospitality and flexibilty.

                                                            Our mini vacation

                                                            Lonna A.Henderson, IA

                                                            We have a large family of 7; 5 children and the 2 of us. We have traveled to many different states and rent homes for the sake of the kitchen, and living spaces. Our experiences have not always been wonderful....This house by far was the most beautiful and ideal for my family! This house was fully equipped with everything! I pack most everything we need to live on but, much to my surprise, I needed very few things! What a great mini vacation for my family! My only complaint would be, I wish we could have stayed a few more days. Thank you Donovan!

                                                            Charming house; walking distance to many amenities in down town Boone. Would book again.

                                                            Mya T.

                                                            Air conditioned perfectly, plenty of towels, sheets, dishes, power cords -when needed, comfortable house and cute neighborhood. Secure - police station only about a block away. Walgreens also a block away making travel easier to buy anything you may have forgotten to pack or last minute necessities.

                                                            Great stay

                                                            Laura A.LaGrange, IL

                                                            Enjoyed our stay in the house. Beds were comfy and I was happy to find there were Windows A/C units since it was so hot when we stayed. Home has been lovingly brought back to its former glory. Would recommend and I will be staying again! Cool place!

                                                            Charming and fun

                                                            Daniel N.

                                                            Our family stayed in the west unit. It was delightful and we very much enjoyed it. The owner was very friendly and the house was clean and well provisioned.

                                                            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!

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate
                                                            12%
                                                            $110avg/night
                                                            20 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.8/5
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                                                            For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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