3 bedrooms 1 bath Cottage Rent by the day or week. 4.5 miles from historic Kalona. 35 miles from Amana Colonies. Located on a hobby farm with friendly farm animals. Kid and family friendly, and also a nice quiet get away for couples. Several local Restaurants, pubs, and shopping. Full fresh farm breakfast on weekends. You can come and go all day and feel free to sit by a fire pit in the yard in the evening. 20 minutes from Iowa City. There is a big yard for relaxing or playing. Sleeps 8 in beds. Air mattresses available.
- Cottage1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 nights
Family Friendly cottage on a working farm, relaxed and casual.
- english, Limited Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 15, 2018
About Carmen Kiefer
We have 7 children with only one left at home. We both work full time and keep busy during our time off with our animals and hobby farm. We love our peaceful setting and view, and we like to share it with others.
What makes this Cottage unique
Out in the country. Farm experience. Beautiful star filled sky at night. Huge yard to play and relax
Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great getaway! Wonderful stay!
Our family had a wonderful experience at Carmen's Cozy Cottage. 2 adults & 5 kids fit more than comfortably. The house is charming & spotless. A true farm house. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need if you wish to cook. The bathroom is modern & nice, especially the water pressure. Better than home. Breakfast brought to the house each morning is a thoughtful added bonus. Really delicious. Carmen does a great job. The farm & all the animals are amazing. Pigs, piglets, cats, dogs, cows, horses, chickens, turkeys, even a huge pot belly pig. It was a fun break from city living. We all loved it. Scott & Carmen are perfect hosts. Hard working people that will assure you have a wonderful experience. We will be back for sure.
Highly recommend this charming house and would gladly stay again! Stayed here for a weekend in Iowa City and really enjoyed the experience. The hosts, Carmen and Scott, are very communicative and responsive. The house itself is well-furnished and functional, but features amenities (e.g., great water pressure!) and plenty of space to relax. The property has farm animals - kitties, pigs, and cows - that all appreciate attention and leftovers! Finally, our stay included delicious cookies and breakfast every morning.
We also visited the Kolona Creamery and Golden Delight Bakery in the area.
Wonderful stay on the farm!
Carmen's cottage is charming, clean and had everything we needed. Our grandchildren loved all the animals (especially the cats) and exploring the farm. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast both days compliments of Carmen. We all felt very welcomed by Carmen, Scott and family and look forward to a return visit!
Very accommodating. Nice play to stay. Grandkids loved the darn as we live on one
Nice cute home. Respectful of your privacy. Enjoyed our stay
We stayed a couple nights, so a short stay but a good one. As others have mentioned this property is on a hobby farm, which I think means all the work without the profits. Cattle, horses, pigs and piglets, chickens, roosters, turkeys, cats, cats and cats. And Lulu the friendly lab who probably runs the place. Peaceful setting with plenty of critters to watch. Breakfast is served on weekends and it was terrific. House was very comfortable and extremely well-appointed. Good tv and internet which is a concern in a rural area. We took our dogs (Cocker and Bichon) with us for the first time and they were fascinated by the cats and were comfortable a few minutes after arrival. If you have never done a country getaway this would be a good place to start. We’ll be back.
Thank you Millers we loved having you stay!
Farm life is good life!
We had a quick stop in Iowa on a weekend trip and wish we could have stayed longer!
Being totally transparent, the house was not impeccably clean. A little dust in forgotten corners, water spots on the shower doors and an odor from the back enclosed porch were by no means deal breakers. For the high maitenance, you have been reminded that this is a farm...
On to the pros, this place oozes charm! The house is well decorated and well kept with so many historical features and fantastic views from the porch. Carmen, Scott and the animals were all wonderful hosts!!! Our stay was brief but very relaxing. If we are ever in the area again we plan to return.
Thank you for staying!
Apologies for the dust etc. I appreciate the feedback and will take care of those issues!
Hope to see you soon
25 miles to U of I Hospital
Hawkeye game special! we will drop you at stadium and pick you up after game!