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What you seen upon first entering the barn.View of the barn in the winter with a beautiful yard and setting.
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Charming Vintage Guesthome / Barn.

Charming Vintage Guesthome / Barn.

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

Horse barn converted into cozy quiet 1BR retreat. Located minutes from the airport and a quick drive or bike ride to downtown, 'The Barn' offers tranquility, a large yard and true country living within the city. Ideal for a solo traveler or a couple.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

37 Reviews

Laura User Profile
March 2018
The greatest airbnb or (Hidden by Airbnb) ever! Sarah and Andy were wonderful hosts and we left feeling like friends. Convenient location, lots of great touches, I love the fireplace! And the chocolates. The rustic antiques were perfect and the bed comfy. Sarah's restaurant recom…
Leslie User Profile
March 2018
This was a wonderful place to stay. The barn was impeccably decorated with a wonderful assortment of antiques. They were very gracious hosts, with little details being handled, including a bottle of wine at checkin. The hosts also obviously read reviews and make changes to their…
Tim & Vickie User Profile
Tim & Vickie
February 2018
The barn was more than we could have expected. It was very quaintly decorated, loaded with charm, and the bedroom is in a horse stall! The charm and privacy of the barn is exactly what we were looking for. It is very close to the city along with great restaurants and shoppin…
Amee User Profile
February 2018
What a peaceful and comfortable joy. It was a snowy weekend in Des Moines and the cozy barn was just what I was looking for. Sarah and Emily were very kind and hospitable. They left some snacks and drinks and gave me a little history on the neighborhood and the horse barn. I was …
Karl User Profile
January 2018
I stayed for 2 nights in the barn and it was absolutely fantastic. It is a small, quaint space filled with genuine antiques that create a warm homeliness that is totally unique. The hosts are exceptionally kind and welcoming people. Definitely one of my best Airbnb experiences.
Dave User Profile
December 2017
A wonderful, quaint getaway. Wonderful communication, hospitality and wonderful touches made for a great stay.
Shon User Profile
October 2017
We loved our weekend in the barn! It was just as pictured and offered us a peaceful retreat which felt cozy/secluded while offering easy accessibility to Des Moines. We were greeted with a warm welcome and gifted wine, beverages and snacks with all the homey touches you could a…

Hosted by Emily

Des Moines, Iowa, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Emily User Profile
63 Reviews
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Des Moines, IA, United States

Des Moines as a whole boasts a growing, dynamic economy. With restaurants and local retail abound, there is an abundance of things to do and see in Des Moines. Numerous recreational activities exist, …

Getting around

Parking available in driveway. Having a car is necessary in a place like Des Moines although Uber exists. No trains are available though the city has a well-planned bus system.

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