Amish Country Granary
Welcome to The Granary on Paint Creek Farm, the perfect accommodation for couples, families, sportsmen, or your own personal getaway.
The Granary was built in 1896, among the rolling hills and limestone outcroppings of Northeast Iowa, in an area that has now become a large Amish community.
This is horse & buggy country, where it's still a common practice to wave when passing others on the roads and Amish children are seen walking to school with lunch pails.
The Granary has two full size bedrooms and sleeps six. It features a spacious 'Country Kitchen' with dining table and a large living room with a breathtaking view of the valley and the farm's bridge over Paint Creek.
There is a trout stream for fishing and several miles of hiking/walking trails that wind through the woods on this 120 acre farm. Two large porches, one with an 'Old Fashion' porch swing, provide a place to simply relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the valley.
This Things To Do link has videos and a list of fun things to enjoy during your stay with us.
At the turn of the 1900's, traditional timber frame granaries where built to store grain harvested from the fields. Hand cranked fanning mills where used to clean the grain before storage. Today the Granary's original fanning mill from 1896 is now in one of the bedrooms.
The inside has the original hand-cut mortise and tenon beams. The original wood floors remain, as well as the wooden walls once used to separate the different types of grain stored in the granary. The outside of the Granary has been encased with new siding protecting the building for future generations.