510 W. Center St.
Monona, IA 52159
Phone: (815) 440-4451
Your 5-Star Superhosts -- Tim & Bridget Schlein -- welcome you to MONONA GUESTHOUSE, where you can have all to yourself the whole house & backyard. Room to sleep 6 guests in 3 bedrooms with 1 queen & 2 full beds & 1 1/2 baths.
Monona Guesthouse is located in our quaint, friendly Midwestern town with very relaxing serene country views & 1,500 darn nice people!
Enjoy a stay in a very loved, well-maintained and nicely-decorated 1927 Dutch Colonial home with modern amenities while maintaining some of its original charm and character, including the larger newly-renovated bathroom with its modern finishes. Available upon request, we offer a complimentary pack-n-play and high chair, and please help yourself to the adult and children's games and toys.
Winter Wonderland vista from Monona Guesthouse's dining room and back door . . . bring your sled, snowshoes & cross country skiis!
MONONA GUESTHOUSE 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.
In the Driftless Area, disappearing streams occur where surface water sinks down into the earth through fractured bedrock or a sinkhole, either joining an aquifer, or becoming an underground stream. Blind valleys are formed by disappearing streams and lack an outlet to any other stream. Sinkholes result from the collapse of a cave's roof, and surface water can flow directly into them. Disappearing streams can re-emerge as large cold springs, and cold springs as their sources are noted as superb trout habitat.
Monona Guesthouse 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, 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.
Enjoy your morning coffee or an evening refreshment while watching the world go by and gently rocking on the front porch sofa swing.
You’ll have the entire fully-furnished home to yourself or there's room for up to 6 total guests. The living room is equipped with a flat screen TV and comfortable couch. Reliable high-speed Wi-Fi is available.
You’ll have a full kitchen with gas range, dishwasher and beautiful eat-in dining area overlooking the backyard. There is a spacious patio and deck area with gas grill and picnic table, plus a fire pit seating area.
The master bedroom has newly-refinished hard wood floors and a comfortable queen-sized bed. The other two bedrooms are adjoining rooms with full beds and are separated by accordion-style doors for privacy, a perfect set up for guests staying with little ones.
Help yourself to the seasonal fresh produce from the garden. The home is located in a neighborhood at the edge of town with backyard views overlooking fields and pasture. An occasional train goes by and there is a small farm next door with chickens and two horses. There’s plenty of room to bring "your toys" too – with driveway space and 1 garage stall that is available upon request -- so bring your kayaks, canoes, boats or side-by-side vehicles and safely put them away.
For a full list of amenities offered at MONONA GUESTHOUSE, to check availability, see our 5-STAR SUPERHOST REVIEWS, or to make reservations, please visit airbnb.com/h/mononaguesthouse.