Iowa Bed & Breakfast Guild
9001 Hickman Road, Suite 220
Des Moines, Iowa, 50322, United States

Ethel's Gourmet Kitchen Bed and Breakfast

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1070 Hwy. 1, Kalona, IA 52247
Phone: 319-656-2481 or 319-936-6131

Come and enjoy gourmet food and old-fashioned hospitality in this beautiful, cozy, and comfortable air conditioned country Bed and Breakfast.

Relax on the screened-in deck and enjoy the flowers and shrubs that enhance the home, as you observe horse drawn buggies passing by or recline in the large, lower level common room.

Dessert and beverage of choice served each evening.

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  • 2009 Warm Ambience Guest Room- shared bath formerly Rose Garden Room
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  • 2009 Large Common Room

Awards: 2012 INN-Credible Stays Award -- "BEST GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS"
2011 INN-Credible Stays Award: "Best Local Attractions"
2010 INN-Credible Stays Award: "Best to Recommend to Others"
2008 Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper of the Year - Iowa Lodging Association


Number of Rooms: 2
Private Bath: 1 Shared Bath: 1
Room Rates: $ 98.00-$ 125.00
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, Money Orders.


Chocolates and Bathrobes in Guest Rooms.
Wireless Internet.
A Full Gourmet Breakfast.

  • 2009 Warm Ambience Guest Room- shared bath formerly Rose Garden Room
  • 2009 Large Common Room
  • 2009 Signxx

Visit Kalona's many unique shops (quilts, crafts, antiques, gifts), Kalona Historical Village and Quilt Museum, Mennonite Museum and Archives, Amish stores, or take a "Kalona Byways Tour" of the countryside. This takes the scenic backroads with a guide explaining the world of the Amish who continue to flow with the seasons and live the simple, wholesome lives of our great-grandparents. You'll see their homes, schools, farms and beautifully manicured gardens as you pass by.

Tours: April 15 - October 31
Monday - Saturday (Except Holidays)
Register at Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce


$25.00/room deposit with reservation.

Cancellation fee imposed if cancelled within 2 weeks of reservation.

Children - please inquire.

All rooms are NON-SMOKING.

Open all year around.

Innkeeper - Ethel Bontrager

Single, energetic, fun-loving, Christian, retired nurse and award-winning chef,
enjoys meeting people,entertaining, gourmet cooking, gardening, landscaping, and flowers.

Speaks English, Spanish, and Pennsylvania Dutch.
Her other interests include crafts, traveling, skiing, camping,
and spending time with family and friends.
Very active with internationals.


Innkeeper:  Ethel Bontrager

Phone: (319) 656-2481 or (319) 936-6131

1070 Hwy. 1, Kalona, IA
"In the heart of the friendly Amish Mennonite Community."
1 mile north of Kalona on Hwy 1 (From Hwy 218, 9 miles west on Hwy 22, then 1 mile north)
17 miles southwest of Iowa City (home of the University of Iowa & the Iowa Hawkeyes)
30 miles southeast of the Amana Colonies
48 miles south of Cedar Rapids
15 miles north of Washington
2 miles from an excellent 9-hole golf course