Driftless Manor Getaway
407 S. Egbert St.
Monona, IA 52159
Your 5-Star Superhost -- Rachel Thurn -- welcomes you to DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY, in MONONA, IOWA where you can have all to yourself the whole house & backyard. Room to sleep 15 guests in 4 bedrooms with 2 kings, 2 queens, 1 double, 3 singles & 1 sofa bed + 2 baths.
DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY is located in our small quaint Midwestern town in the heart of Iowa's Driftless Area with plenty of recreational and cultural offerings, natural beauty, shopping, restaurants + more await you in Monona, Iowa.
Book your stay at the DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY! Enjoy our completely renovated century-old house with its modern finishes, preserved woodwork throughout and early-20th century charm. DMG features a full kitchen with eat-in island, dining room, family and living rooms, and 4 private bedrooms, where your entire family will have its own privacy when wanted and gathering spaces when needed.
The DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY is a perfect location for solo getaways or as your family's vacation guesthouse. Our unique tiny slice of the world -- known as the Driftless Area -- offers you a wide variety of fun and entertaining activities such as antiquing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing, motorcycling, pedal biking, motor boating, canoeing & kayaking, trout & other fishing, casino gambling, hiking, hunting, historical museum touring, golfing, swimming, waterskiing, shopping and winery / brewery hopping. Come explore the area to enjoy the adventures awaiting you during your stay in DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY's clean roomy, relaxing spaces.
DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY is centrally located in northeast Iowa and provides an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities around town on Monona's Butterfly Trail, Butterfly Gardens park and 3 other city parks, full-service RV campground, aquatic center, golf course, library, 2 museums, veterans memorial, 2 all-inclusive playgrounds, c. 1916 bandstand, farmers market, great eateries, historic downtown, a variety of shopping and much more. Monona is a great central location from which you may enjoy day-trips around the area, as it's located just 35 mins. from 3 breweries in Decorah and Calmar; 10 mins. from Yellow River for the best-around trout fishing, tubing, canoeing and kayaking; and, just 20 mins. from an award-winning winery & scenic-historic Mississippi River towns of McGregor and Marquette, Iowa & Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and their abundant specialty and antique shops, state parks, state forest preserve, and a national monument of American Indian burial mounds and cultural history in the Driftless Area bluffs and valleys of Mississippi River Pool No. 10, again only 12 mi. east of Monona on U.S. Highway 18/52 or C.R. B45.
Make MONONA, IOWA your BASE FOR DAY-TRIPPIN' to Pikes Peak State Park (view above taken from 1 of 4 overlooks), Effigy Mounds National Monument, Yellow River, Missisisppi River, Yellow River State Forest, all with endless recreational possibilities next door to DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY. Getting to your activity's destination is fun too, as you'll be traveling amongst some of the most-beautiful and picturesque areas of Driftless Area bluffs, valleys, ridge roads, rivers, and forests.
The Clayton Co. Snowbirds Club directionally marks and grooms the area's snowmobile trails, which they are permitted to use through rural areas, road ditches and farmers' lands. Bring along your own snowmobile -- be respectful of the land -- and enjoy a safe, long & fun ride in God's country, then come "home" to DMG to relax.
Peaceful. Quiet. Relaxing. You'll find it all at Monona Butterfly Gardens & Trail -- a mere 5-minute walk from DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY. In snowy winter months, bring along your sled, snowshoes, cross country skiis (and ice skates if Yellow River is frozen solid; great ice fishing too!) to recreate on Monona Butterfly Trail and Monona's many parks. In warmer weather, bring along your hiking or running shoes and bicycles to enjoy Monona Butterfly Trail in and all around town! Shown below is Monona Butterfly Gardens, where one feels like they are out in the country . . . but really are hiking in the middle of town.
Reliable high-speed Wi-Fi is available. You’ll have the entire fully-furnished home to yourself or for up to 15 total guests in your party. Living room has a flat screen TV and cozy lounging sofas, bonus room has a bar and spaces for relaxing and games, and gathering areas outdoors.
What better time to remodel a large single-family house into a lodging house than when you are forced to stay home during 2020's coronavirus stay-at-home period? I have to give the biggest applause to my talented and hardworking family for helping make our vision a reality. Together, we were able to bring out the beauty and charm in this historic brick house. Renovating not only restores the house, but restores the story of the home and neighborhood. We are so blessed to be able to give back to a community that has given so much to us. If you need a vacation from your home, please enjoy our labor of love and book your stay at the DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY! I look forward to hosting you.
~~ RACHEL THURN, Owner & Operator
DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY is located in the heart of northeast Iowa's DRIFTLESS AREA. Karst topography is found throughout the Driftless Area, characterized by: caves & cave systems, disappearing streams,
blind valleys, underground streams,
sinkholes, springs & cold streams.
Head out for a day of trout fishing, tubing, canoeing or kayaking a mere 5 miles north of Monona (north on Main St.) then return to your Monona homebase for a relaxing evening, making a great meal in the full kitchen or grilling out (grocery & convenience stores nearby), or letting one of our eateries do the work for you (take out & dine-in). Sit a spell on the porch or around your backyard campfire.
You’ll have a full kitchen with range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and beautiful eat-in dining island and dining room. There is a cozy front porch, lounging areas, spacious outdoor area with grill plus a fire pit seating area.
Enjoy four private bedrooms and a sofa sleeper in a common area to comfortably sleep 15 of your friends and familly members in your party.
For a full list of amenities offered at the DRIFTLESS MANOR GETAWAY or to check availability, see our 5-STAR SUPERHOST REVIEWS, or make reservations, please visit airbnb.com/driftlessmanorgetaway.