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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:
November 17, 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.


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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(26 traveler reviews)

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Cute And Cozy 2br 1ba Cottage At Broadhorn Farm
average rating of 4.5 based on 26 reviews

Cool little farm house

  • 5 of 5

If you have ever lived in an old farm house then you will appreciate this little house. If you haven’t then this would be a great stay. Lots of character. We all reminisced about the houses we lived in and our parents/grandparents that had such character! Had an issue with the TV and Julie got right on it. We had plenty to do so we didn’t miss it.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: August 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: June 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: June 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: April 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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.