Welcome to Ramsey Farm

Step Back In Time

Experience the Life and Culture of Rural America's Memorable Bygone Era

A visit to the Ramsey Farm enables you to learn first hand what it was like to live and work on a farm in Iowa during the early 1900's. The huge big barn has hay lofts and big horse stalls and a milking parlor. A Tac Room where saddles and harness are kept, ready for use.

Daily farm activities include horseback riding, buggy and wagon trail rides, feeding livestock, milking cows, gathering eggs, hiking, fishing and perhaps helping in the fields, garden or orchard. Evening options include fireside barbecues, ice cream socials, hayrides, and barn dances. Golf, tennis and swimming are available for our guests at the nearby Mount Ayr Country Club and Lewis Park.

The animals you will see are much like those of the 1900's. Our chicken house is unique in that the eggs can be gathered from outside. We have Rock Island Red chickens and an incubator for hatching new chicks. Other animals are ewes with new lambs, a nanny goat and 2 kids, A jersey milk cow and four head of horned herefords. We also have tame ducks on our pond, numerous kittens and a puppy.

Behind the Axtel House is a farm pond, stocked with bass and and other kinds of fish. We have a catch and release program while we are trying to multiply our stock of fish.

Guests can enjoy many activities, helping with chores and watching the animals.


The Lesanville Inn at Ramsey Farm
2285 270th Avenue,  Mount Ayr, IA  50854 | Tel: (641) 414-8550
Email Innkeeper:  
Ruth Blanton
  The Lesanville Inn, 2010
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