Maquoketa Iowa for the Holidays

Traveling to Maquoketa, Iowa?  Need lodgings?  Love historic farmhouses?  We’ve got just the right lodgings for you. GrandView Farm Bed and Breakfast!

Bordered by the Northfork of the Maquoketa River and nestled in the middle of 100 acres of private woodland and walkways.  Stay in a lovingly restored 1920’s farmhouse homestead, but with modern conveniences.

Choose from four bedrooms:  The Blue Room, The Green Room, The Rose Room, or The Yellow Room — each with a queen sized bed. If relaxing on the porch isn’t for you, there is also a large attic with an entertainment center and Wii. The attic also sleeps up to four individuals and is available for private booking.  Free WiFi Internet access is available throughout the farmhouse.

Rooms are $65 per night.  The Attic is available for families with children at a rate of $20 per child.
Please call  to make a reservation: 563-543-5262

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Laura Ingals Wilder’s “Pioneer Girl” now available in print

Laura Ingalls Wilder completed the original draft of her autobiography, Pioneer Girl, in the spring of 1930. It was never published, but it led to one of the most beloved series of books of all time.

Interview with Pioneer Girl editor, Pamela Smith Hill – Talk of Iowa

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography is finally in print. Editor Pamela Smith Hill has painstakingly researched that original draft, sharing light on the events that Wilder wrote about, and painting a picture about a remarkable family that lived through momentous times.

“Laura Ingalls Wilder understood her characters and their motivations extremely well, and was able to really project that into her novels and into the hearts of young readers,” says Hill.

Clear Lake Iowa – a fall destination

The beauty of fall in Iowa can be seen all around you in Clear Lake.  And, the Larch Pine Inn is awaiting your arrival.

Graciously furnished with Victorian Period antiques, queen size beds and handmade quilts — and, your private bath is complete with a claw foot tub.  

Larch Pine Inn
401 North Third Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
Phone: 641-357-0345
Cell: 641-355-3789


Thursdays on Main in Clear Lake, Iowa

Downtown Clear Lake, Iowa, is the place to be for Thursdays on Main! This Chamber event features live music, featured entertainment, classic cars, a bounce house, hand-powered kiddie train rides, our retail stores stay open late, vendor street market, topped off with a movie in the park!
Event Phone: 641.357.2159
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Movie starts at 9 p.m. in City Park.

Members offering terrific lodging accommodations include Dickson’s Landing and Larch Pine Inn, check them out here: