Come to Kalona, Iowa 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 this home in Kalona, Iowa, 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, at Ethel's Gourmet Kitchen B & B.
Where Delicious Gourmet Food is Served
With Courtesy, Generosity, and Hospitality
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: $ 89.00-$ 125.00
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, Money Orders.
Chocolates and Bathrobes in Guest Rooms.
A Full Gourmet Breakfast.
Large Common Room Warm Ambience Guest Room Secluded Serenity Guest Room
(Shared Bath) (Private Bath)
A full All-You-Can-Eat breakfast included.
Main Entree - Rolls - Fruit - Coffee
Pancakes or Waffles
Eggs Brunch Braid
Strata with Spinach & Gruyere
Bacon, or Sausage
Kaiser House Favorite Coffee
Prize Streusel-filled Coffee Cake
(All breads homemade fresh every
Freshly baked cinnamon rolls
Grapes, Blueberries, Pineapple,
Orange Slices, Juices,Others in Season
ground and brewed
Rustic Autumn Cranapple Tart
Dessert and Beverage
served each evening
Visit Kalona's many unique shops (quilts, crafts, antiques, gifts), Kalona Historical Village and Quilt Museum, Mennonite Museum and Archives, Twin County Dairy (Cheese Factory), 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 (319-656-2660)
2012 Kalona Calendar of Events (click to view yearly calendar)
For more information, contact the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce at 319-656-2660
$25.00/room deposit with reservation.
Cancellation fee imposed if cancelled within 2 weeks of reservation.
Children can be accommodated, if supervised. No crib available.
Pets cannot be accommodated.
All rooms are NON-SMOKING.
Open all year around.
Innkeeper - Ethel BontragerSingle, 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. "Love those fresh vegetables!" Click here to find me on Facebook
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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
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This page was last updated on March 28, 2013