We are a farm about 20 miles south of Interstate 80. What Cheer hosts a large flea market 3 times a year and is the site of the Keokuk County fair and car races. A couple of wineries are within a 45 minute drive. The Amana Colonies are one hour away, as are the Amish and Mennonite communities near Kalona, Iowa.
We live one mile off of a hard surface road on a gravel road. There are no sharp curves or hills. The west side of our pull-through drive has a low hanging maple tree but by pulling onto the grass the branch can be avoided.
We have a pull-through gravel drive way that wraps around the farm house, with parking available on grass in dry weather and on the gravel driveway when wet.
We do several last minute camping trips in the summer, so occasionally a date that is listed as open will not be available. When possible we will rearrange our schedule so that we can host you.
What Cheer Flea Market
What Cheer Opera house events
Keokuk County Fair
Tassel Ridge Winery
Amish and Mennonite communities near Kalona, Iowa
Wagon Wheel Winery
We enjoyed our peaceful night on the farm. The kids loved running near the corn field and it was fun to see the grain bins up close.
The hosts were so sweet to us and they had some extra veggies from their garden and they shared some with us.
We enjoyed chatting (socially distanced) with them and highly recommend this location
Carl and Glenda were welcoming hosts. Sat out by the fire ring and had a good time talking. Went over to nearby AMANA colonies for a day.
Had trouble finding place. Google took us to a house 1/4 mile away. Drove by their home twice but did not stop. Different name on mailbox and no barn. Finally made contact and all was well.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Farm. Our hosts greeted us on arrival, made sure we were comfortable, and even built a (socially distant) fire where we sat and talked about books (we love books) and travel. We would have loved to stay longer. They are amazing and gracious hosts on a beautiful farm in some of the prettiest farmland we've seen in a while. We would definitely return. In fact, we hope to return some day.
What lovely couple and beautiful site! We so enjoyed meeting this charming couple and truly appreciated their wonderful hospitality. Many Thanks!