The Rookery Cottage

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About The Rookery Cottage

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Our newly renovated rustic cottage is a quiet retreat in the heart of the Middle Raccoon River Valley. Situated on our acreage, the cottage overlooks a prairie and veggie garden. With close proximity to Whiterock Conservancy, guests can easily access hiking and mountain biking trails, or float the nearby river. A "rookery" is a nesting site for herons, a bird that Read more...

Our newly renovated rustic cottage is a quiet retreat in the heart of the Middle Raccoon River Valley. Situated on our acreage, the cottage overlooks a prairie and veggie garden. With close proximity to Whiterock Conservancy, guests can easily access hiking and mountain biking trails, or float the nearby river.

A "rookery" is a nesting site for herons, a bird that prefers quiet, undisturbed habitat near water. And so the Rookery Cottage seeks to provide a natural escape from the daily grind.

This building used to be a flower shop and was built using reclaimed barn board and other re-purposed materials. It has comfortable heated floors and an air conditioner. We converted it to a guesthouse in 2016 by installing a new bathroom shower, toilet, and vanity; adding a mini-kitchen with basic amenities (sink, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, electric skillet, & small charcoal grill for outdoor use); and furnishing a living room and bedroom.

The Rookery Cottage can sleep up to six guests. There are two queen beds and a futon.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a TV but no cable or internet at the cottage. And some cell phones will not have service. Relax and unplug!

Fires are allowed
Firewood provided, Fire ring, Charcoal grill
Potable water is available
Spigot
Pets are allowed
On leash
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  • Listing type: Private
  • No. of sites: 1
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Cabins & Lodging
  • Check in after: 3PM
  • Check out before: 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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    Property
    The Rookery Cottage
    State
    Iowa
    $95/night
    Cabin & Lodging: 1 Site