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3BR, 1.5BA Home on Broadhorn Farm

(9 Reviews)

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Main Level Living Room


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Close to Des Moines for convenience - Far enough away for peace & quiet

Our modern, cozy home is located on the southwest corner of our farm and is a great place for family reunions, hunters, Madison County enthusiasts, hot air ballooners and others traveling through Iowa. The kitchen is fully equipped, there are three bedrooms (2 queen/1 full) and a family game room where there is also a daybed and trundle (2 twins). There are also 2 other houses on the farm available for rent (for BIG family reunions). We love having guests but if you want nothing but privacy you will definitely enjoy our guesthouse.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 years of age or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Besides the three bedrooms which sleep 6 comfortably there is a day bed with a pull out trundle in the downstairs family room - this additional sleeping area is great for kids or singles but may not be private enough to accomodate a couple....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Family games, card, checkers, ect... located in basement family room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Some toys available in basement family room...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Property located on working cattle farm...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hot Air Ballooning


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    1 car garage attached...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off street parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes & utensils provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, coffee, tea, sugar, creamer, pots & pans, salt, pepper, cooking oil and other essentials...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, various sweetners, & creamer are provided....moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Really large front yard good for kids, dogs, space to roam.......moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill & grill utensils provided...moreless



Write a review 4.3
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$880 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


Check-In Time is 2pm unless otherwise arranged. Check-Out Time is 11am.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Des Moines International
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Necessary

Bridges of Madison County, John Wayne birthplace and museum, near Great Western Bike trail, Two Saints Winery and casino.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My husband and I originally purchased the farm as an investment with no intention of living here ourselves but we were drawn to it and moved from West Des Moines to the farm a few months after purchasing. We purchased 4 Belted Galloway Cattle and now run a 110 head operation and raise pastured poultry as well.

Why the Owner Chose Truro, IA, USA:
We liked the convenient location to Des Moines and Kansas City; two places where we spend a lot of time

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Easy to access just off of I-35 and on pavement (not gravel) Lots of natural light and a relaxed, peaceful place to stay only 20 miles from Des Moines

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Main Level Living Room

    Main Level Living Room

  • Lower Level Family Room w/TV, books, games ect...

    Lower Level Family Room w/TV, books, games ect...

  • Dining/Kitchen


  • The John Wayne room with Full Bed

    The John Wayne room with Full Bed

  • Lower Level Entrance

    Lower Level Entrance

  • A couple of our Belted Galloway cattle

    A couple of our Belted Galloway cattle

  • Main Living Room

    Main Living Room

  • Lower Level Family Game Room

    Lower Level Family Game Room

  • The Des Moines room - fun, retro decor and queen bed w/attached .5 bath

    The Des Moines room - fun, retro decor and queen bed w/attached .5 bath

  • Francessa's Room w/Queen Bed

    Francessa's Room w/Queen Bed

  • Front of 'Guest House' at Broadhorn Farm

    Front of 'Guest House' at Broadhorn Farm

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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