The Milk House at Lucky Star Farm

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Farm stay hosted by Susan

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the accommodation on the farm to yourself.
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Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Free cancellation before Sep 28
The Milk House is a unique newly renovated space located in the countryside between Iowa City & Kalona in rural Johnson County. This 700 square foot home has ample parking and room for four adults. The house is well appointed with a full kitchen, two luxurious queen beds, wifi and a Smart TV. Guests are invited to explore our 20-acre working farm with goats, llamas and chickens. It's a perfect blend of rural living with the perks of beautiful Iowa City nearby. Come unwind at Lucky Star Farm!

The space
Our family moved to this farm in 2011 with a mission is to create a sustainable family-centered farm that provides ethically raised food and educational opportunities for the community. Our intention is to welcome and connect with local consumers and learners as well as provide supplemental income for our family.

We started our journey by buying some chicks and planting some fruit trees. Next came dairy goats and sturdy fences. We added a llama or two for protection and then some Thanksgiving turkeys and solar panels. We follow organic practices and raise animals on pasture to regenerate the soil and produce the healthiest food possible. Each year we continue to work towards those goals and put next steps into action.

In 2020, we achieved a key part of our original vision - to welcome people to the farm and help connect them to the land and local food through farm stay experiences.

We are excited to share our vision with the community and to educate interested guests about the diversity on our farm, which was once one of many small dairy farms scattered throughout the area. The milk house was originally built sometime before the 1950s. Cows were walked from the barn to the parlor, tied to a stanchion, fed and milked. After they were returned to the barn, the floor was washed and the water was carried away through the floor drains. We decided the story this building told was worth preserving and sharing as an ideal space for visitors and overnight guests.

Because sustainability is an important part of our mission, rather than build a new structure we opted to remodel the original building, incorporating repurposed materials from our farm, including the old tin from our barn roof, weathered old siding, and planks from the haymow. Powered in part by the sun, the Milk House offers guests the comfort of modern amenities with these reminders of the past.

We hope your stay on Lucky Star Farm is special and that you will leave with a smile on your face and a deeper appreciation of small farms and the Iowa countryside.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Beach access
Kitchen
Wifi – 40 Mbps
Free parking on premises
TV
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Children’s books and toys
Security cameras on property

2 nights in Iowa City

Oct 3, 2021 - Oct 5, 2021
Check-in
10/3/2021
Checkout
10/5/2021

4.97 out of 5 stars from 152 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Iowa City, Iowa, United States

We are located on a beautiful drive halfway between Iowa City & Kalona. Guests can stay on the farm and unwind, travel to the shops in Kalona, or enjoy all that Iowa City has to offer.

Hosted by Susan

  1. Joined in September 2019
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Welcome to Lucky Star Farm~ I'm Susan, your host & local farmer! I'm an Iowa gal with a passion for our land and livestock, community and family. I enjoy being an ambassador for rural Iowa and hope to share our little slice of heaven with guests from near and far.
Welcome to Lucky Star Farm~ I'm Susan, your host & local farmer! I'm an Iowa gal with a passion for our land and livestock, community and family. I enjoy being an ambassador for ru…

During your stay

Your hosts, Susan & Rich, live in the main house on the farm. When we are not on the farm we will be available via cell.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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