Ames Accommodations

Accommodations in Ames

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The SpaceThis AirBnB listing is for the bedroom called the “north bedroom.” There is a separate AirBnB listing for the “south” bedroom. You are welcome to rent one or both rooms. Each bedroom can sleep two, as both have double beds. Persian rugs are on the bedroom floors and antiques welcome you. Each room has an empty closet for your things and plenty of light. A full bath is down the hall. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, living room with fireplace and washer/drier. Wifi is available. You are invited to relax on the three-season back porch and take in the activity around the bird feeders. Because my home is filled with family heirlooms, I've found it is a better home for adults. Therefore, I'm not accepting children as guests. It would just make their parents nervous! ISU alumni and friends will feel especially welcome, as our family’s connection with the university and the Ames community spans decades. We think you’ll discover this home to be an easy place to stay and you’ll quickly feel like a local. There is plenty of street parking in the quiet neighborhood or you could park in the driveway. Ames has a bed occupancy tax of 7% and Iowa has sales tax of 5%. These amounts are included in the nightly rate. Also no check-ins after 11pm.
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The SpaceThis AirBnB listing is for the bedroom called the “south bedroom. There is a separate AirBnB listing for the “north” bedroom. You are welcome to rent one or both rooms. Each bedroom can sleep two, as both have double beds. Persian rugs are on the bedroom floors and antiques welcome you. Each room has an empty closet for your things and plenty of light. A full bath is down the hall. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, living room with fireplace and washer/drier. Wifi is available. You are invited to relax on the three-season back porch and take in the activity around the bird feeders. Because my home is filled with family heirlooms, I've found it is a better home for adults. Therefore, I'm not accepting children as guests. It would just make their parents nervous! ISU alumni and friends will feel especially welcome, as our family’s connection with the university and the Ames community spans decades. We think you’ll discover this home to be an easy place to stay and you’ll quickly feel like a local. There is plenty of street parking in the quiet neighborhood or you could park in the driveway. Ames has a bed occupancy tax of 7% and Iowa has sales tax of 5%. These amounts are included in the nightly rate. Guests must check-in before 11pm. No late check-ins can be accommodated.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWe have two rooms with a double bed in one room, a single and double bed in the other and shared bath and kitchenette. No pets or smoking please. We use a composting toilet and have an attic fan but no A/C. Guest AccessGuest access is from spacious front porch separate from our home entrance. Interaction with GuestsOur guest house is separate, no interaction is required other than check in. The NeighborhoodWe enjoy the piece and quiet of our farm and our access to natural areas. Everyone gets a good night's sleep here. Kids enjoy seeing our laying hens. Getting AroundThere is a bus stop 1&1/3 miles away. We are located NW of Ames, 3 miles from the North side of ISU campus. Other Things to NoteNo pets and no smoking please. We have an attic fan but no A/C. We use composting toilets.
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Excellent
27 reviews
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The SpaceWiFi. Kitchenette has a small frig, microwave, toaster and coffee pot, dishes etc. Rooms have large south facing windows overlooking forested Onion Creek. Hiking trails along Onion Creek and YMCA woods are 10 minutes away. We have no A/C. Our home and guesthouse use composting toilets. The $75 includes use of the one bedroom with 0ne double bed, a shared bath, and kitchenette. No pets or smoking please. Guest AccessPrivate entrance to guesthouse Interaction with GuestsNone expected unless the other guestroom is reserved. Then sharing the bath is expected. The NeighborhoodWe are a small vegetable farm with access to many acres of forested flood plain and hiking trails across Onion Creek. It is very peaceful, without traffic noise hear on Onion Creek. Getting AroundWe are 1/&1/3 mile from a city bus stop. and 3 miles from the north side of ISU campus Other Things to NoteNo pets or smoking please.
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Excellent
58 reviews
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The SpaceEnjoy fresh eggs, veggies, and a quiet rest in our guest room (queen bed). Guest AccessPlease feel free to use the kitchen, outdoor eating spaces, and washer/dryer. You will share the main bathroom; if you can, please shower in the evening so that the bathroom is available for everyone's use in the morning. The NeighborhoodPeople love to walk, bike, and run in our neighborhood. You can explore nearby hiking trails, creeks, and playgrounds. We are only 1.5 miles from Iowa State University. Getting AroundThe CyRide bus stops within 2 blocks of the house. On-street parking is available. Our road is a popular route for bicyclists and runners. Other Things to NoteWe have a dog, Lila, who is very friendly to all people of all ages.
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The SpaceJ.B. McHose built his home in 1910 with bricks from his brick and tile factory. The home is a duplex, but at the time was called a ”double-house”. With two four-bedroom homes (a West Unit and East Unit) that are 'book-matched' together in the center the home affords a great deal of living space. McHose and his wife lived in the East Unit while his mother lived in the West Unit. THIS LISTING IS FOR THE WEST UNIT. The exterior of the J.B. McHose House features hand-chiseled brick to give the appearance of rough stone, deep red mortar joints, horizontal bands of sandstone on the front and sides, low hip roofs with deep eaves, and “blind” entrances to each unit. These features were hallmarks of the Prairie School Style of Architecture that was appearing in the Midwest shortly after the turn of the century. The J.B. McHose House West Unit offers approximately 2,000 square feet of living space. The first floor has an entry with a foyer, a hall with a beautiful open staircase, a large living room and large dining room. The house also features a galley kitchen complete with dishes and cookware. All you need to do is bring the food! The second floor features four bedrooms and a bathroom with walk-in shower. On a hot summer day you can enjoy a cold glass of lemonade on the wonderful front porch. Please be our guest at the J.B. McHose House West Unit! Guest AccessGuests will occupy the West Unit of the J.B. McHose House. Guests may enter using the West Unit front entrance. Guests will have access to the first floor living area as well as the second floor bedrooms & bath. Interaction with GuestsGuests will meet the host at the time of arrival. Since the owner lives off-site, the guests will be left alone for the rest of their stay. The NeighborhoodBoone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall. Boone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless! Getting AroundOn-street parking is available for access to the main entrance to the East Unit. A rear parking area may be used with access through the basement. Transportation to and from the airport may be arranged at an additional cost. Other Things to NoteBoone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless!
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceJ.B. McHose built his home in 1910 with bricks from his brick and tile factory. The home is a duplex, but at the time was called a ”double-house”. With two four-bedroom homes (a West Unit and East Unit) that are 'book-matched' together in the center the home affords a great deal of living space. McHose and his wife lived in the East Unit while his mother lived in the West Unit. THIS LISTING IS FOR THE EAST UNIT. The exterior of the J.B. McHose House features hand-chiseled brick to give the appearance of rough stone, deep red mortar joints, horizontal bands of sandstone on the front and sides, low hip roofs with deep eaves, and “blind” entrances to each unit. These features were hallmarks of the Prairie School Style of Architecture that was appearing in the Midwest shortly after the turn of the century. The J.B. McHose House East Unit offers approximately 2,200 square feet of living space. The first floor has an entry with a foyer, a hall with a beautiful open staircase, a large living room, large dining room and cozy office space with a half bath. The house also features a galley kitchen complete with dishes and cookware. All you need to do is bring the food! The second floor features four bedrooms and a bathroom with walk-in shower. On a hot summer day you can enjoy a cold glass of lemonade on the wonderful front porch. Please be our guest at the J.B. McHose House East Unit! Guest AccessGuests will occupy the East Unit of the J.B. McHose House. Guests may enter using the East Unit front entrance. Guests will have access to the first floor living area as well as the second floor bedrooms & bath. Interaction with GuestsGuests will meet the host at the time of arrival. Since the owner lives off-site, the guests will be left alone for the rest of their stay. The NeighborhoodBoone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall. Boone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless! Getting AroundOn-street parking is available for access to the main entrance to the East Unit. A rear parking area may be used with access through the basement. Transportation to and from the airport may be arranged at an additional cost. Other Things to NoteBoone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless!
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The SpaceWINTER SPECIAL: only $100 per night between January and March 2017!! Lovingly restored single-family home set up as a short-term rental property. Perfect for scholars, researchers, and other professionals visiting Ames. Comfortable, eclectic mix of modern and classic furniture, fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom with heated floor. Wireless Internet, cable, all utilities and weekly cleaning are included. Washer and dryer on property. Outdoor space with grill and seating at guests' disposal. Bicycle available Guest AccessGuests have access to whole house, garden, and garage. Interaction with GuestsKey exchange and walk-through when possible. No further contact required. The house is occupied by guests only - hosts live in the same neighborhood The NeighborhoodQuiet residential neighborhood, lots of green. Emma Lee McCarthy Park just a block away. Cafes, supermarket, bars, and restaurants within walking distance. Getting AroundBus stop 3 blocks away, ISU campus 10 min walk. Other Things to NoteAlso provided for guests: Kitchen: Keurig coffee maker, toaster, blender, crockpot, rice cooker Bathroom: towels, shampoo, soap, All cleaning supplies, dishwasher detergent, detergent,
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Excellent
13 reviews
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The SpaceApartment sized living area all to yourself. Multiroom comfort. Very clean and sanitary. Cozy and quiet. Mid century aesthetic. Guest AccessClose to transportation and parks as well as ISU. Interaction with GuestsThis is determined by guests. Sometimes we will chat and will be friends. Sometimes people like their own space. I am an extrovert and enjoy company if people want to interact. Ames native and ISU grad can explain the area. The NeighborhoodLarge trees, cute houses and green plants. Cyride 100 feet away and close to everything. Getting AroundSo close Other Things to NoteI have three cats and one dog. They are all very friendly and will try to interact with you. I would confirm your needs prior to booking. I have a very clean home and keep it that way independent of the animals.
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Excellent
25 reviews
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The SpaceThis is an amazingly spacious apartment. Guests have a bedroom with king bed, desk, closet space, and their own private bath with large walk in shower. All linens are provided, as is soap, shampoo, conditioner, and the extras you may forget. You can also use a Marin bicycle while you're here. Guest AccessAlong with all the downtown ammenities within walking distance, Mary Greeley Medical Center is just 3 blocks away. Great food, bars, entertainment, art, banks, post office, library, grocery store, and seasonal events are always withing walking distance. Bandshell Park is a short walk - and Ames still has weekly municipal band concerts every Thursday June and July. Interaction with GuestsLori is in and out. I'll be here to greet you and go over security, keys, etc. After that - it will be as much interaction as you care for and Lori has time for. The NeighborhoodYou can walk EVERYWHERE! The green and red CyRide Routes are just a few blocks away, making ISU campus easily accessible as well. Getting AroundYep! (URL HIDDEN) If you drive here, there is off street parking in a small lot north of the building. It's a very safe and secure neighborhood.
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    Enjoy a historic, spacious brick home in Boone, Iowa! The J.B. McHose House is located in the town of Boone (population 12,500) and is part of the downtown district. Guests are just a short walk from stores, restaurants and entertainment! Shop, dine, catch a movie at the local theater or enjoy a cold beverage at a nearby brewery – it's all within walking distance! Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall. Boone is also just 20 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless! History of the J.B. McHose Home: J.B. McHose was the owner of a brick and tile manufacturing company in Boone. McHose was a progressive leader who led many projects to improve the community. An admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, McHose' main interest was the development of parks for the enjoyment of the public. McHose and his wife donated the land and funds to the city with the intent to build a city park. McHose Park is the product of their generosity and is used year-round by hundreds of people. There is also a statue of Theodore Roosevelt in the park. Be sure to find it! J.B. McHose built his home in 1910 with bricks from his brick and tile factory. The home is a duplex, but at the time was called a ”double-house”. With two four-bedroom homes (a West Unit and East Unit) that are 'book-matched' together in the center the home affords a great deal of living space. McHose and his wife lived in the East Unit while his mother lived in the West Unit. This listing is for the East Unit. The exterior of the J.B. McHose House features hand-chiseled brick to give the appearance of rough stone, deep red mortar joints, horizontal bands of sandstone on the front and sides, low hip roofs with deep eaves, and “blind” entrances to each unit. These features were hallmarks of the Prairie School Style of Architecture that was appearing in the Midwest shortly after the turn of the century. The J.B. McHose House East Unit offers approximately 2,000 square feet of living space. The first floor has an entry with a foyer, a hall with a beautiful open staircase, a large living room, large dining room and cozy office space with a half bath. The house also features a galley kitchen complete with dishes and cookware. All you need to do is bring the food! The second floor features four bedrooms and a bathroom with walk-in shower. On a hot summer day you can enjoy a cold glass of lemonade on the wonderful front porch. Please be our guest at the J.B. McHose House East Unit! Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall. Boone is also just 20 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless!
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      Enjoy a historic, spacious brick home 15 minutes from Ames, Iowa! The J.B. McHose House is located in the town of Boone (population 12,500) and is part of the downtown district. Guests are just a short walk from stores, restaurants and entertainment! Shop, dine, catch a movie at the local theater or enjoy a cold beverage at a nearby brewery – it's all within walking distance! Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall. Boone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless! History of the J.B. McHose Home: J.B. McHose was the owner of a brick and tile manufacturing company in Boone. McHose was a progressive leader who led many projects to improve the community. An admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, McHose' main interest was the development of parks for the enjoyment of the public. McHose and his wife donated the land and funds to the city with the intent to build a city park. McHose Park is the product of their generosity and is used year-round by hundreds of people. There is also a statue of Theodore Roosevelt in the park. Be sure to find it! J.B. McHose built his home in 1910 with bricks from his brick and tile factory. The home is a duplex, but at the time was called a ”double-house”. With two four-bedroom homes (a West Unit and East Unit) that are 'book-matched' together in the center the home affords a great deal of living space. McHose and his wife lived in the East Unit while his mother lived in the West Unit. THIS LISTING IS FOR THE WEST UNIT. The exterior of the J.B. McHose House features hand-chiseled brick to give the appearance of rough stone, deep red mortar joints, horizontal bands of sandstone on the front and sides, low hip roofs with deep eaves, and “blind” entrances to each unit. These features were hallmarks of the Prairie School Style of Architecture that was appearing in the Midwest shortly after the turn of the century. The J.B. McHose House West Unit offers approximately 2,000 square feet of living space. The first floor has an entry with a foyer, a hall with a beautiful open staircase, a large living room and large dining room. The house also features a galley kitchen complete with appliances, dishes and cookware. All you need to do is bring the food! The second floor features four bedrooms and a bathroom with walk-in shower. On a hot summer day you can enjoy a cold glass of lemonade on the wonderful front porch. Please be our guest at the J.B. McHose House West Unit! Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall. Boone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless!
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      The SpaceSimple spacious bedroom, nothing spectacular, as you can see in the photo. You'll have a twin bed and a closet. The bathroom is across the hall and includes a shower/tub combo. Interaction with GuestsI typically only rent out the room when I'm also there so I'll be around to help with your stay if needed. The NeighborhoodI live in a neighborhood full of apartments and it's a few miles from the heart of Ames. Getting AroundMy place is located in southwest Ames, not far off of Hwy 30. It's close to a bus stop and there are lots of public transit buses and bus stops in Ames. Plenty of walking/bike trails around town as well. Campustown is about 2 miles away. Downtown and Duff Ave. are about 4-5 miles away. Other Things to NoteIf you're interested in a longer stay that includes dates blocked out on my calendar, feel free to reach out to me. I might be able to make adjustments for you as long as check in and check out are on days that I have listed as available.
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      Situated in Marshalltown, this motel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Marshalltown Community College and 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from Fisher Community Center Art Gallery. Iowa Speedway is 31 mi (49.8 km) away.
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      Situated in Marshalltown, this motel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Marshalltown Community College and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fisher Community Center Art Gallery. Iowa Speedway is 30.7 mi (49.4 km) away.
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      The SpaceCome stay with us in our newly renovated basement where you will be able to stay in a comfortable soft queen bed and enjoy your own private bathroom with a nice size bathtub. You will also have access to your own living space with a 50" flat screen TV and Satellite with over 240 channels. Guest AccessYou will have access to free street parking, your own private full bathroom, your own living space, a washer and dryer (at small extra charge), and a mini fridge. Interaction with GuestsI am a stay at home mother and am almost always home with my little girl. We pretty much stay upstairs while you have the newly renovated basment to yourself. I will always be more than happy to answer any questions you might have of different things to do in the area and surrounding cities. My goal is to help you have a great stay. The NeighborhoodWe are located in a very peaceful and quite neighborhood only 4 miles off I-35 and are only 15 minutes away from two main cities, Ames and Ankeny. So you can enjoy a nice and quite stay, while close to the action. Getting AroundWe are located in Cambridge which is only 4 miles off I-35, between Ames and Ankeny. There is only a 15 minute drive to both of these cities. There are many shopping, restaurant, and activity options available in these cities including: Jack Trice Stadium, Hilton Coliseum, North Grand Mall, Perfect Games, Reiman Gardens, Water parks, Cinemark Movies 12, and many more.
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      Excellent
      28 reviews
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      The SpaceLyon-Hart Gardens is owned by hosts Ed Lyon and Dylan Hart. The Victorian home maintains the charm of when it was built in 1910 with a 1980's addition that includes large sunny family room. Original portion includes foyer, parlor, kitchen and formal dining room. private bathroom adjacent to the guest room. Sunny 3-season porch overlooks front garden. There are several areas to sit in or eat a meal and enjoy the gardens, which surround the house, including shaded gazebo and open brick terrace. One of the original neighborhoods part of “Old Town” with mature trees; very quiet and peaceful. The house is within reasonable walking distance to charming Main Street and a 5 minute drive to Iowa State University. Ed is the director of Reiman Gardens, a 17-acre public botanical garden that is part of ISU. He is nationally known in horticultural circles, lectures and teaches and wrote a book called Growing the Midwest Garden. He moved many of the plants in the current garden from a landscape around a historic Queen Anne home in Wisconsin as part of the move to Iowa in 2015. Dylan operates a custom wood working shop out of the basement and focuses on home repair and automotive repair. Guest AccessCheck-in between 3:00 and 10:00 pm; check -out by 11:00 am. We ask for estimated check-in ETA within an hour time frame to make sure we are available to receive you. Guests will have a private room with access to areas described elsewhere in the listing. Breakfast: Continental breakfast can be laid out in the dining room and coffee will be in the kitchen as early as 7:00 a.m. with advance notice. Please let your host know your anticipated morning schedule and dietary restrictions. For extremely specific dietary needs (such as gluten-free) there may be a small up-charge, check with the hosts. LINENS: You will find laid out clean towels and washcloths. If your visit is shorter than 3 days, we will not change the bed linens unless you request it. Extra towels and linens are available in the storage closet in the room as well as blankets and comforters. Television: We do not subscribe to cable. The bedrooms pick up some of the local networks and there is a ROKU unit that will provide you to our subscriptions to Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu Plus. If you have subscriptions to any of these services you will be able to watch any of their for-pay programs, otherwise you will have access to all of their free programming. Internet: Wireless internet is available. Bathrooms: The upstairs bathroom is set up for your use;. The upstairs bathroom has a hair dryer and we always stock extra toiletries. Towels and washcloths washed every 3 days unless otherwise requested. Ironing: An ironing board and iron can be provided in the dressing room. Toiletries: We can usually provide most toiletries that you may have forgotten to pack. Temperature: The two sections of the house are on separate furnaces and air conditioning units. If your room temperature is not to your comfort, let us know and we will make adjustments. Living Space: The hosts tend to spend most of our leisure time in the family room. The formal parlor and dining room will be available for you (as well as porch and outdoor spaces previously described); French doors separate the family room from the rest of the house to provide additional privacy. Parking: Parking is on the street in a quiet residential neighborhood. Smoking: Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property. Interaction with GuestsHosts are generally available, Dylan works from home and Ed is off weekends so guests will not feel left without assistance. We do ask for an estimated ETA for check-in. The house is large enough (the addition makes it a spacious older home) that guests can use the parlor as space for relaxation; hosts generally spend most of their leisure time in the family room. The NeighborhoodThis home is located in a historic neighborhood with mature trees, home owners who garden and is walking distance from Main Street retail shops, coffee shops, taverns, a food coop, parks and other amenities found in comfortable, established neighborhoods. It is close to the vibrant Iowa State University with athletic events (less than 1 mile), museums and a 17 acre botanical garden. Guests are supplied with two passes to the botanical garden, which has an admission fee. Getting AroundAmes is easy to get around and has taxi, Uber, buses and many bike paths for those who travel with bicycles. There is a fair amount of amenities within reasonable walking of the home. You will be provided with a list of favorite non-franchise restaurants (casual and higher end) as well as coffee houses. Other Things to NoteThe breakfast is continental. Unless you alert us, we will assume you have no dietary preferences; dietary restrictions that are stringent may incur an additional charge.
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      The SpaceMy home is located in a nice, safe neighborhood. I want you to feel at home and hope this place suits your needs. I have a queen sized bed in one room and a futon in another guest room if you have more people staying. Guest AccessOur guests will have plenty of space to enjoy their stay. They are welcome to their private room, upstairs bathroom, living room both up and downstairs, kitchen, backyard seating, and laundry room. Interaction with GuestsI am happy to meet up with and visit as much or as little as possible. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is friend and safe. There is so much to do within a few miles. Getting AroundThere is a CyRide bus stop just around the corner that can take you anywhere in Ames.
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        Lovingly restored single-family home in walking distance to ISU campus. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the house is set up for short- or long-term rental guests. It accommodates visiting scholars, government contractors, as well as families coming to see their students (graduates) and sport enthusiasts. You will find everything you enjoy in a home - from kitchen gadgets, to heated bathroom floors and outside seating.
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        The Space2 bedrooms, a living room, and a bathroom. Very comfortable and cozy. Just a disclaimer, we do have indoor/outdoor dogs and cats. If you have an allergy to either, we apologize but this may not be the spot for you. Guest AccessWe live in the upstairs of our house, we have 2 bedrooms and an extra living room for you to use as well as use of the kitchen (shared). Interaction with GuestsWe will help out in any way that we can :) Let us know what you would like to do in advance and we can have some options for you. The NeighborhoodWe are in the country- 15 minutes from Ames and 40 minutes from Des Moines downtown. Other Things to NoteJust a disclaimer, we do have indoor/outdoor dogs. Cats have been inside before but not currently.
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        The SpaceSpacious private room with attached bathroom. Guest AccessAccess to entire house if needed, including kitchen, washer/dryer, 70inch TV. Please note that the rest of the house outside of your bedroom is basically a construction zone, but still usable. Interaction with GuestsWe are not often home. We stay pretty busy and will likely not be around except in passing. The NeighborhoodPrivate, secluded, nature is one step outside. Getting AroundAmes Auto Rentals, Uber. You will need your own car most likely, as the house it several miles outside of town. There are services available if you need a ride to/from: Ames Auto Rentals for a rental car. Uber (if available). Taxi. Other Things to NoteSome areas of the house are being renovated and are under construction. Will not affect your room or stay in any way. We have two dogs which may occasionally wander around the house if we are not there. There is no internet here. The driveway is a single lane paved road - look ahead for oncoming traffic. Outside of city limits, house numbers can be found on blue signs at the end of the driveway.
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        The SpaceStay in a beautifully appointed bungalow in one of Ames' most sought after neighborhoods; just minutes from the ISU Campus, historic Downtown Ames, the Ames trail system and one block from CyRide. Conveniently located near Ames Historic District and Brookside Park, Chez12 offers all the comforts of home with the cleanliness of a hotel, and the charm and allure of a sweet getaway. Enjoy a concert at one of the neighborhood’s outdoor concert series, dine at one of our favorite local restaurants, ride a bike to historic downtown or Brookside Park, or just hide out and enjoy a cocktail by the fire pit outside. Our home features two private bedrooms, connected by a jack and jill bathroom. The master is appointed with a brand new queen sized bed, and all new linens. The second bedroom features two new twin beds, also with all new linens. Both bedrooms have walk in closets for storage. Chez12 is stocked with toiletry products from Beekman 1802 and environmentally responsible cleaning products. The inside features a spacious living and dining room with seating for four, a small desk and a fully updated kitchen with all new appliances. A washer and dryer are also both available on site. For additional information, photos and info on the area: (URL HIDDEN) Guest AccessGuests rent the entire home, including outside patio/spaces and use of a two car garage. There is a fire pit outside, a basketball hoop and use of a bike (on request). Interaction with GuestsYes, as much or as little as you prefer! The NeighborhoodThe Roosevelt neighborhood is one of Ames' most sought after neighborhoods, and is full of cute, single family homes. The neighborhood recently underwent a significant transformation when the former elementary was repurposed into luxury condos and a park. The park has weekly concerts throughout summer. The home is also just a couple blocks from trail access and Brookside Park. Getting AroundThere is a CyRide stop less than a block away. Ames is also serviced by Uber. Other Things to NoteOne of us is a native and one of us is a transplant, we can help with everything from directions, to contacts, to restaurants!
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        The SpaceThank you for taking a look at my listing! I love hosting guests in my quirky little house. The house is in a laid-back neighborhood nestled between beautiful Brookside Park and Main Street where there are many opportunities for shopping, dining, and bar-hopping. As a guest, you will have the downstairs bedroom with access to a full bathroom (shared with me). Feel free to use the kitchen for any cooking needs, and help yourself to coffee in the morning. Make yourself at home in the living room with TV, movies, board games, and snuggles with my cat (Pinot Noir) or my dog (Bogie). I am a busy grad student at ISU, so I'm not home much during the day, but I'm always happy to offer tips for things to do and see in Ames, and am always available by phone or text. Guest AccessGuests are free to use the living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and of course, guest bedroom. Interaction with GuestsI am usually around in the evenings and mornings to help guests with any needs! The NeighborhoodMy neighborhood is filled with beautiful gardens, friendly neighbors, and awesome walking access to parks, school, and Main Street. Just 2 blocks away is the Wheatsfield Co-op, a cool grocery store with lots of healthy treats. Getting AroundMy house is just a block from CyRide, our awesome bus system! Green Line West goes straight to campus.
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        Poor
        19 reviews
        35br motel
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        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Nevada, this motel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Octagon Center for the Arts, Jack Trice Stadium, and Reiman Gardens. Center Grove Orchard and Stephens Auditorium are also within 12 mi (20 km).
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        58br motel
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        • Pets Allowed
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        • Wifi
        Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Marshalltown Community College and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fisher Community Center Art Gallery and Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center. Big Treehouse is 4 mi (6.4 km) away.
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        Poor
        159 reviews
        78br hotel
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        Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Octagon Center for the Arts and within 6 mi (10 km) of Jack Trice Stadium and Reiman Gardens. Hilton Coliseum and Brunnier Art Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).
        Home/Apartment
        Excellent
        8 reviews
        1br Home/Apartment
        • Breakfast
        The SpaceI doubt there is another unit nearby to compare this to, with its combination of modern aesthetic and beautiful original stone masonry. This unit was created by a former resident who visits frequently and wanted to stay IN the town as opposed to the nearest hotels in towns many miles away. Once the unit was complete, the owner received numerous requests to rent the unit from others with connections to State Center who also preferred to stay IN the town, and the B&B was born. Most guests have a tie to the town, though we've had numerous others brought to the area for the industry in Marshalltown to the east, Ames/Iowa State University to the west, and Des Moines 45 miles southwest. The location allows one to be immersed in the charm and rhythm of rural small-town life in this friendly, busy village. Guest AccessThis unit is in the heart of our small downtown historic district. Within two blocks are the following; 1. Two restaurants, one pizza and broasted chicken and the other with sandwiches/burgers/salads/general fare. 2. A gas station/quick shop. 3. A grocery store. 4. Retail shops, including women's apparel and antiques. 5. A drugstore. 6. A bar. 7. A fitness center. 8. A Post Office. 9. A bank with ATM. 10. A local butcher with retail meats. 11. A preserved grocery store museum. 12. Beauty shops. 13. Barber shop. 14. Laundromat. Within six blocks are; 1. Another antique store. 2. A historic house library with free internet/computer access and small playground. 3. The public Rose Garden. 4. A restored one-room schoolhouse. 5. A restored train station (nearly complete as of early 2016). 6. Several churches. Take your time and enjoy looking the town over. Interaction with GuestsAs we are in a small town, to provide a potential snack for late arrivals and a start toward our guests' first day in town, we stock the unit once with coffee and basic cold breakfast items which may include milk, cereal, bagels or English muffins, yogurt, fruit and juice. We give guests a key, answer any questions and give them a phone number should any other questions arise. Otherwise they are left to enjoy their privacy for the duration of their stay. The NeighborhoodThis is vanishing small-town agricultural America at its most authentic. There is a large grain milling operation on Main Street just to the west, and farm tractors on Main Street are not uncommon. The main east-west Union Pacific railroad line runs just north of Main Street, with an average of over 80 trains per day passing through daily, great for train buffs. History buffs will enjoy our "Remarkable Row", 13 continuous attached turn-of-the-century storefronts each with individual character and most sporting recent renovations. Explore the Main Street shops or take in a high school sporting event during your stay and meet the friendly locals! Getting AroundAs a small rural town, our only public transit is walking. Other Things to NoteThis building is part of State Center's "Remarkable Row", said to be the longest contiguous row of turn-of-the-century storefronts left standing in the state. In the late 1800's, the entire city block of then-wooden structures burned, with the exception of one wooden structure still standing at the far west end of the "Remarkable Row". As a result, the city mandated brick for rebuilding, resulting in the "Remarkable Row" seen today. One of the most interesting aspects of the unit is the exposed stone masonry, and if one looks closely at the western living area wall, it is possible to see a change in the type of masonry where the bottom of the stone foundation from the original burned building on this site was re-used for this newer building, with newer masonry completing the top 2/3 of the wall. The other masonry exposed in the kitchen/bedroom/bath areas was the foundation for a large iron vault which used to sit on the main floor of the bank. The harsh Midwest climate precludes exposing any of the exterior masonry to the north or east. This bank eventually merged with the local bank across the street, whose original building is still standing, and that local bank still operates across the street today from their expanded facilities. Subsequent to housing a bank, the building housed for many years the local doctor's office, and at times has housed various retail ventures, the newspaper office, a real estate office and a dental office.
        hotel
        Okay
        166 reviews
        48br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Ames, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Octagon Center for the Arts, Jack Trice Stadium, and Hilton Coliseum. Brunnier Art Museum and Iowa State Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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        49br motel
        • Breakfast
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        • Pets Allowed
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        • Wifi
        This motel features laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a front-desk safe.
        hotel
        Good
        129 reviews
        65br hotel
        • Breakfast
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        • Pets Allowed
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        Situated in Ames, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, and Jack Trice Stadium. Stephens Auditorium and Farm House Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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        80br hotel
        • Breakfast
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        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Marshalltown, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Marshalltown Community College and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fisher Community Center Art Gallery and Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center. Big Treehouse is 3.8 mi (6.1 km) away.
        hotel
        106br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Marshalltown, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Marshalltown Community College and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fisher Community Center Art Gallery and Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center. Big Treehouse is 3.7 mi (5.9 km) away.
        hotel
        30br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
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        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        A 24-hour front desk, free self parking, and free WiFi in public areas are available at this motel.
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        25br hotel
        • Breakfast
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        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        A 24-hour front desk, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided.
        hotel
        48br hotel
        • Breakfast
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        • Pets Allowed
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        • Wifi
        Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Marshalltown Community College and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fisher Community Center Art Gallery and Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center. Big Treehouse is 3.8 mi (6.1 km) away.
        hotel
        Okay
        50 reviews
        52br hotel
        • Breakfast
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        • Pets Allowed
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        Situated in Boone, this motel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum and 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from Iowa Arboretum. Stephens Auditorium and Iowa State University are also within 16 mi (25 km).
        hotel
        Poor
        21 reviews
        54br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Boone, this golf hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum and 10 mi (16.2 km) from Iowa Arboretum. Farm House Museum and Iowa State University are also within 16 mi (25 km).
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        49br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Boone, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum and 9.3 mi (15 km) from Iowa Arboretum. Stephens Auditorium and Iowa State University are also within 16 mi (25 km).
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        120br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Ames, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Octagon Center for the Arts and within 6 mi (10 km) of Farm House Museum and Jack Trice Stadium. Veenker Memorial Golf Course and Stephens Auditorium are also within 6 mi (10 km).
        hotel
        Excellent
        103 reviews
        15br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
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        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Ames, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Iowa State University, Farm House Museum, and Stephens Auditorium. Iowa State Center and Brunnier Art Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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        74br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Located in the heart of Ames, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Octagon Center for the Arts and within 6 mi (10 km) of Farm House Museum and Veenker Memorial Golf Course. Iowa State University and Jack Trice Stadium are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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        53br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Located in the heart of Ames, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Octagon Center for the Arts, Reiman Gardens, and Jack Trice Stadium. Hilton Coliseum and Brunnier Art Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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        75br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Ames, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Reiman Gardens, Jack Trice Stadium, and Stephens Auditorium. Hilton Coliseum and Iowa State Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
        hotel
        Poor
        172 reviews
        112br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Ames, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Iowa State University, Reiman Gardens, and Farm House Museum. Jack Trice Stadium and Stephens Auditorium are also within 3 mi (5 km).
        hotel
        55br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Ames, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Iowa State University, Farm House Museum, and Iowa State Center. Brunnier Art Museum and Stephens Auditorium are also within 15 minutes.
        hotel
        187br hotel
        • Breakfast
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        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Reiman Gardens, Jack Trice Stadium, and Stephens Auditorium. Hilton Coliseum and Iowa State Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
        hotel
        Poor
        162 reviews
        54br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Ames, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Octagon Center for the Arts and within 6 mi (10 km) of Jack Trice Stadium and Reiman Gardens. Hilton Coliseum and Brunnier Art Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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        78br hotel
        • Breakfast
        • Gym
        • Parking
        • Pets Allowed
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Situated in Ames, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Octagon Center for the Arts and within 6 mi (10 km) of Jack Trice Stadium and Reiman Gardens. Hilton Coliseum and Brunnier Art Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).