Last Updated on February 5, 2018 by Jody Halsted
Mt.Ayr, Ringgold County, IA Link to Ramsey Farm Homepage
We spent an entire weekend in the Axtel House with my siblings and their families in the early fall of 2005. This house has two bedrooms with ensuite baths and two bedrooms with a shared bath. There is also a half bath on the main level. The living room has extra comfy couches and all rooms have satellite TV.
Just off the back porch is a fire pit and firewood is available. We made use of this the first night after all the kids had gone to bed; making smores, talking and looking at all the stars you can't see from the city.
Mt Ayr is the closest town. There are a handful of places to eat in town but I highly recommend bringing supplies or stopping at one of the two grocery stores in town and making use of the large kitchen. Since this is a Bed and Breakfast, breakfast is included in your cost but we chose to make our own due to our large group. (We did receive a discount.)
You can rent a single house or the entire farm for a large gathering (there are many family reunions held here every summer.) The farm is interactive and also features a one room schoolhouse and church.
The Carriage House and Lesan House also have rooms available. I prefer the Axtel house because it has the largest kitchen.
Mt. Ayr itself is undergoing a major restoration greatly supported by Paul Ramsey, the man behind the Ramsey Farm. On the town square are craft and antique shops. The old movie theater is under renovation. And, if you venture off the square a bit, you'll find a tasty coffee house and cafe.
Also close by is Lamoni. A destination for Amish Quilts and Crafts, Lamoni also hosts Civil War Reinactments over Labor Day weekend.
On Highway 2 at Lesanville Road, just 15 miles west of Interstate 35, Mount Ayr, Iowa
The Lesanville Inn at Ramsey Farm
2285 270th Avenue, Mount Ayr, IA 50854 Tel: (641) 464-0811