Enjoy the garden areas at the Whiterock Conservancy

Coon Rapids, IA — The Whiterock Conservancy invites you to spend a night in the comfortable bed and breakfast, the location of the former Garst Home Farm.

The Garst Farmhouse offers garden lovers a room with private Garden Terrace access on the main floor.  Appropriately named, the Garden Terrace room and is ornately decorated with a flora and fauna theme. The room features a Queen bed and private bath (shower only), a comfy reading chair, dresser and TV. Complimentary continental breakfast is included in your stay and is available in the kitchen.

Garden Terrace Room at the Garst Farmhouse B&B

Sit back, relax, and enjoy an escape from the hectic pace of everyday life as you enjoy the variety of landscapes at the Whiterock Conservancy.

Whiterock Conservancy
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Breakfast at the Historic Decker House

Due to the overwhelming interest in our nationally recognized entree, Sweet Potato Waffles with Praline Sauce, we will be serving breakfast to the public on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday April 13 9:00am-Noon.
Dining guests will choose between an entree of Sweet Potato Waffles ($10.00) or Eggs Mornay ($12.00), another Decker House Specialty. Price includes fresh fruit, coffee and hot tea.  Orange juice, Mimosas and breakfast meats may be ordered at additional cost.
Guests will dine in the historic elegance of the Decker House dining and living rooms at private or communal tables.
Reservations are highly recommended, as seating is limited. Call 641-423-4700.
Come enjoy the breakfast without the bed!
Hope to see you there!
Mason City, Iowa

Vote on April 2 for Decker House Recipe

Hello Guests and Friends of The Decker House Bed and Breakfast!
We have just received word that our recipe, Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles w/Praline Sauce is a finalist in the breakfast recipe contest on bedandbreakfast.com. 16 recipes have made it to the finals where voters will decide, in NCAA March Madness fashion, who will become the final winner. On Thursday, March 27, the “Sweet 16″ will be featured on the bedandbreakfast.com website. Each night, for the next 2 weeks, 2 recipes will match up for voting on the bedandbreakfast.com facebook page. Voters choose which recipes will move on to the next round.
Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles w/ Praline Sauce from the Deck House in Mason City, Iowa

Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles w/ Praline Sauce

To view all Sweet 16 finalists, go to www.bedandbreakfast.com/travelers/awards/breakfast-tournament/2014-winners.

Our night is Wednesday, April 2, 2014. How can you help? VOTE! Then come book a night at The Decker House and we’ll remind you why you voted for us!

Decker House Bed and Breakfast
119 2nd Street Southeast
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: 641.423.4700

Nancy Huisenga featured speaker at IBBIA conference

This year’s Iowa Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Association conference will be held on Sunday and Monday March 23rd and 24th at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa.  Nancy will speak about her new book, Behind the Door Marked Private: Confessions of a Small Town Bed and Breakfast Owner.  Nancy’s book reflects 13 years of experience owning and operating the Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast in Lanesboro, MN.  Nancy will also integrate the theme of marketing your B & B in her presentation.  Copies of her book will be available to purchase during the conference-signed by the author!

Author and Innkeeper, featured speaker at IBBIA conference.

Author and Innkeeper, featured speaker at IBBIA conference.