Iowa Falls B&B Under New Ownership

Dr. Rita Schoeneman is the new Proprietress at the River’s Bend B&B in Iowa Falls, Iowa. The Greek revival house, built in 1902, was renovated with guest comfort in mind. An overwhelming sense of history greets you as you step into the columned foyer of the Victorian era home. You’ll find many antiques throughout the house to admire as you enjoy the hospitality of a gentler age.

Relax in the parlor or on the Second-story porch overlooking the Iowa River and the City of Iowa Falls. For further information or to make a reservation call: (928) 951-1910. River’s Bend Bed & Breakfast http://www.iafalls.com/riversbendbandb.htm

Leaf Arts and Crafts Festival

Arts and crafts including ironwork, drawing and painting, wood products, quilting, jewelry, pottery, and more. Live entertainment and food.

Triangle Park Phone: 800.896.0910 www.mcgreg-marq.org When:  Oct 08, 2011 – Oct 09, 2011

Enjoy the natural beauty of nearby Effigy Mounds National Monument, Pikes Peak State Park, and Yellow River State Forest.

The innkeeper at the Stauer House Bed and Breakfast in McGregor is waiting to serve you.  The Stauer House is a place of Victorian charm filled with unique bedrooms of luxury and comfort.  Centrally located in the city of McGregor, Iowa, along the Mississippi river. Visit surrounding attractions that include numerous parks, antique, gift shops and book stores, and much more.

The river at McGregor is the Mississippi at it’s very best. Located in McGregor is an office and visitor’s center for The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. McGregor is located in the middle of the refuge.

The trees are alive with color during the month of October at the Stauer House B&BThe Stauer House Bed & Breakfast 629 Main Street Box 340 McGregor, IA 52157 Phone: 563-873-2713  or 563-873-2068 ~ Visit them online at:  www.stauerhouse.com

Barn Tours ~ Oct 15 & 16, 2011

On Oct. 15 and 16, 2011, dozens of the state’s historic and restored barns will be open to the public, on a self-guided tour, with the assistance of the Iowa Barn Foundation. On both days, about 120 participating barns will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“The purpose of the tour is to encourage barn preservation in the state, to teach young people about Iowa’s rich agricultural heritage, and to renew pride in this unique heritage,” according to the foundation.

Iowa is at the forefront of a campaign to save and restore barns. Two organizations in state are both leading the campaign the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance and the Iowa Barn Foundation.