Foreside Acres - Resort to a simpler life


Farm stay hosted by Rick & Martha

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
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You’ll have the accommodation on the farm to yourself.
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Foreside Acres is an escape to a simpler life. This hobby farm has a large pond, 9 hole malletball course, grass tennis court, antique playground and many animals to keep you busy. Enjoy the beauty of the country yet be very close to town and 1.5 miles from Grinnell College. Sip your tea on the deck watching the sunrise or sunset while enjoying sheep grazing in the field. Harvest herbs, greens, fruits and cook in a large kitchen.

The space
You will find the kitchen stocked with most or everything you need to prepare and eat your meals. You can use what you find in the free standing refrigerator and freezer.

Above in the living room is a model train going around it. Relax in the booths with views of the pond and tennis court.

This is a ranch and all three bedrooms, two bathrooms and other living spaces are in the main floor. The main floor is single level, but there are two steps to enter the house and a step down into the living room. Please note that the basement is not part of this rental and is occupied by the hosts.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
High chair

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 37 reviews


Where you’ll be

Grinnell, Iowa, United States

We are located on a quiet part gravel dead-end road with a few houses. We are only a few blocks from town and very convenient to anything in Grinnell.

Hosted by Rick & Martha

  1. Joined in September 2019
  • 37 Reviews
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  • Superhost
We would like to welcome you to our farm in the historic town of Grinnell, Iowa. Foreside Acres is a unique vacation rental featuring a working farm, all kinds of outside activities in a relaxing rural setting. We are located just a quarter mile from the city limits making it an easy to walk or bike ride into downtown. This piece of land has been a part of the Mitchell family since the 1950s and the house was built 1982. Rick and Martha purchased it in 2003 and converted the entire property into a full working farm. In 2019, Foreside Acres experienced an entire overhaul, converted into the premium vacation rental property it is today. Come make yourself at home and resort back to a simple life while you are away from yours.
We would like to welcome you to our farm in the historic town of Grinnell, Iowa. Foreside Acres is a unique vacation rental featuring a working farm, all kinds of outside activitie…

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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