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Recent Iowa reviews

  • Comfort on the ridge

    "We did not find the ridge vacation home to be lacking in any respects. The setting, the design, and the furnishings are so beautiful. The home is spacious enough to accommodate 6 guests and was perfect for just the two of us. This is one of the most vacation friendly homes we have ever rented. The loft master bedroom was so comfortable and enabled us to awaken to this amazing view of the Mississippi river. We have been in love with the Driftless area for many years and this home reinforced our feelings in that regard. P.S. All visitors should read Eric's framed writing "The promise of spring" on display in the family room. We found it very touching."
    Guest: David L. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 3, 2016
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  • Great Fall Family Getaway

    "This is my third stay at the Merrick House in two years and I am already planning on staying next year. My Mother and I met my brother and his wife there for a family get together and all really enjoyed their time in Guttenberg. It is one of the prettiest locals in the Midwest in my opinion and their is plenty to do especially in the fall with the leaves changing. Several nice places to choose from to dine out at. Riding bikes one day was a "new experience" for my mother since it had been over a decade since her last ride. The river was very high this stay so the fishing was poor compared to other times. The Merrick house itself was a novelty for the people in our party who had not seen it before but they all really enjoyed its style and accomadations. Would recommend staying there anytime of the year."
    Guest: Brad D. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 30, 2016
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  • Great house!!!

    "This house is a gem!! Very clean and comfortable. The owners have supplied almost everything you would need for your stay. In addition, the owners were extremely easy to work with. We would stay here again!!"
    Guest: Melissa Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 26, 2016
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  • Great view! Great setting! Great Place!

    "We had a great stay & the owners were awesome! Spent a lot of time sitting at the fire pit - plenty of wood provided. Open plan kitchen / dining / living room facing the gas fireplace was wonderful. A few of the previous renters have been rough on some of the stuff, especially the kitchenware (pots, pans, glassware, etc) and the amenities (bathrooms, appliances) are more serviceable than luxuriant, but all was VERY clean and tidy. A point of listing clarity - the home has a split level design: you walk into the main living areas (sunroom, living, dining, kitchen), but then you have to go either up a half flight of stairs to the bedrooms that flank a Jack & Jill powder room (the front bdrm has an amazing view of the river & the rear is tucked into the bluff & woods) OR down a half flight of stairs to the basement laundry area flanked by the full bath in one end and the third bedroom in the other end. (The point being that ALL bedrooms are accessed via stairs - which may be an issue for some.) We stayed in October and the nearby campground was virtually empty, and so was the beach - I can see how it could be a more "energetic" experience during the busy summer months. There are train tracks at the bottom of the long yard, but surprisingly not that many trains & didn't bother us at all (my kiddos thought they were awesome). The barges on the river were neat too since the channel is pretty close to shore. Location is close to Dubuque (about 20min) and so is Breitbachs famous dining, but any other entertainments will take you quite bit farther afield... But this place is perfect if you want to sit around a warm fire with an amazing view and super easy access to the only sandy beach around - we were very happy with the visit & plan to return next fall too!"
    Guest: Lynn G. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 25, 2016
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