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Cute And Cozy 2br 1ba Cottage At Broadhorn Farm

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Our cottage is the perfect place to stay for a weekend get-away-from-it-all trip. 2 BDRM (2 queen beds) and 1 BA decorated in a cool, airy style. Located right off I-35 just 20 minutes from Des Moines, IA. The bath has been restored to the era of the house. It's a perfect location for Madison County Covered Bridge Tours, Winery visits (there are 3 just a stones throw away). Iowa hunters, hot air balloonists and others traveling through Iowa or Iowans wanting a weekend away from the hustle and bustle. Daily Rate is $115 with discounts on week long and monthly reservations. Happy Travels!

Julie Donaghy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

We're in central Iowa - very good location for exploring all sorts of things around the state. We're also close to several water trails for kayaking or rafting.


Two Saints Winery
Bridges of Madison County
John Wayne Birthplace
National Balloon Classic Field
"A must see with the family."
The Avenue of the Saints Event Center - Des Moines
"A great venue to hear some of your favorite bands and possibly some new ones"
Charles City
Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market
"Second largest in the country! Lots to see and do here on Saturday mornings from 7am - noon ..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Des Moines International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 35
Car: necessary


Truro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Both bedrooms with light and airy cottage decor and queen beds. Daybed on lower level and kids beds available on request (pack n play & toddler bed)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Check in after 2pm unless otherwise arranged. Check out is 11am


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Cute And Cozy 2br 1ba Cottage At Broadhorn Farm
average rating of 4.48 based on 25 reviews

Suited our needs

  • 4 of 5

Very resposive owners! when our group grew, Julie arranged for us to stay at the larger home so this review is actually for the 3 bd 2 bath home on the property, which suited our needs perfectly. Brian was very responsive to our request for firewood for the fire pit and even provided fire starter. We found the kitchen well stocked with cookware, grill tools, and basic pantry items, seasonings etc. The kitchen was large and had lots of counter space for cooking together. The gas grill on the deck worked well. The beds were comfortable and the living room large, comfortable and decorated nicely. The home was right on the freeway exit, and across from natural gas pumping station, neither of which bothered us. It has a large yard, fire pit and deck with patio furniture. We walked over to see the cows and chickens nextdoor, visited breweries in DesMoines and Two Saints Winery close by. There was live music at the winery on Sunday which was awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesa, AZ

Country charm

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute, cozy, and charming cottage on the farm. Our 2 year old granddaughter loved being greeted in the morning by the chickens and was excited to look for eggs in the coop to cook for breakfast. The location made it a very easy commute to Des Moines. Our hosts were very responsive and ensured our stay was most enjoyable. Thanks for a wonderful stay July and Brian.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away from it all!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the fields with the cattle, the chickens, the peacefulness and the nice home. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, NE

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a place that would accept our two small dogs, and we found it at Broadhorn Farms! It was the perfect location, as we were in the area to visit the Bridges of Madison County and the local wineries. Brian, one of the owners, stopped by to see if we needed anything, and we had a nice visit with him. The hospitality was unmatched and our stay was just what we hoped for. Thank you Julie and Brian!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the cottage over Easter weekend and had a wonderful time. Julie's cottage has all that you need plus some. The farm was a wonderful place away from city. We enjoyed the fresh farm eggs for breakfast and Julie would do anything to make our stay the best. Thank you Julie. We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, I don't know about "anything" ;-) but I do try to ensure guests are comfortable and pleased with their stay! Thanks for spending your Easter Holiday with us at the farm....we'd love to have you back sometime. Safe & Happy Travels!
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Great little place in the country

  • 4 of 5

While not real fancy our stay was very comfortable. We enjoyed the rural setting, cows in the nearby pastures, chickens roaming the barnyard. We had a small problem when we arrived but Julie took care of it right away and everything was fine. Even though we were busy checking out some of the nearby attractions and gone most of the day it was a peaceful place to return to.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you all were very comfortable! I get a lot of comments on just how comfortable the beds are and how cozy the house is.... I hope you all enjoyed the fresh fruit and cinnamon rolls and were also able to find the activities guides I left for you. Thanks for staying with us.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $125

Check in Time is 2pm unless otherwise arranged. Check Out time is 11am. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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