The Ramsey Farm
at Lesanville

On Highway 2 at Lesanville Road, just 15 miles west of Interstate 35, Mount Ayr,  Iowa


The Ramsey Farm at Lesanville is a 180-acre historic working farm and village depicting the life and culture of rural America between the late 1800s and the early 1950s.  Visitors, young and old, can experience and sometimes even participate in the work and social activities of an Iowa farm as it existed in that memorable bygone era.

Paul Ramsey and Phil Burmeister established the Ramsey Farm Foundation in 2001 to restore and operate the farmstead and village for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Ramsey has fond memories of his childhood summers spent on this farm with his Aunt Jennie and Uncle George Vance. He regrets that his children, his grandchildren and others of their generations have never had that wonderful opportunity and learning experience.

Two-hour walking and horse-drawn wagon tours of the farmstead and village are available for non-lodging visitors for groups of ten or more by advance reservation.

One or more of the meticulous restored Victorian houses and a bunkhouse dormitory are available for families, corporate groups and reunion retreats for a minimum of two days.  Lodging guests may do their own cooking or order, in advance, the farm-style breakfast, chuck-wagon  lunch or steak dinners prepared and served by the Lesanville Inn Bed and Breakfast staff. 

Daily farm activities include buggy and wagon trail rides,  hiking, fishing and perhaps helping in the fields, garden or orchard. Evening options include fireside barbecues, ice cream socials and barn dances. Golf, tennis and swimming are available for our guests at the nearby Mount Ayr Country Club and Lewis Park. We cater special events (family or any type of group gathering) in our Pavillion Recreation Hall.

On Highway 2 at Lesanville Road, just 15 miles west of Interstate 35, Mount Ayr, Iowa
The Lesanville Inn at Ramsey Farm
2285 270th Avenue,  Mount Ayr, IA  50854 | Tel: (641) 414-8550
Email Innkeeper:  
Ruth Blanton
  The Lesanville Inn, 2006 - 2010
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