About the Farmhouse Stay
The Farmhouse is a 120+ year old home located on our private 50-acre wildlife refuge and nature preserve near Cedar Rapids.
Enjoy beautiful views with Llamas, YES LLAMAS in a cozy space and spend time in nature at your leisure.
City close with country charm, the home is 10 minutes from the Cedar Rapids/ Eastern Iowa Airport, Lake Mac Bride, Kirkwood Community College and 15-20 minutes to Cedar Rapids & Iowa City.
Your next Llama-cation awaits!
Two night minimum and rates range from $199 to $249 per night
The Farmhouse is a century old home and is a private one bedroom (with queen bed) and one full bath dwelling on one level.
The living area has a sleeper sofa and flat screen TV equipped with an amazon fire stick and access to high speed internet.
The kitchen includes essentials to cook basic meals and we provide a complimentary coffee bar via Keurig brewing system.
Uniquely, the back porch is part of the Llama pasture and don't be surprised if our charming creatures come right up to the windows during your stay with us!
Within one mile of the farm you will find a fantastic local pizza shop with ice cream and a darling wine and spirits shop and gas station.
The Farmhouse is your private space to enjoy, we live on the property in a separate dwelling.
Parking is available in front of the farmhouse by the steps
Guests have access to our common areas, hiking trails, and can visit with the llamas at the fence or if they enter the pasture area in the Farmhouse backyard
Other things to note
Please review everything below to know what to expect in staying in a century old home:
Entrance to the home includes a few steps on the porch that leads you into the kitchen which contains original cabinets and built-ins
Enjoy complimentary coffee ( Keurig system) and tea, you can also find the basics in cookware and spices/condiments
There is one bathroom with a tub and shower which was remodeled in 2013
* Please note that we are on a well system
- Water may sometimes smell like sulfur and the minerals in the water may
leave orange mineral stains in the shower and sinks
High quality reverse osmosis water (RO) is available for drinking and cooking on a separate spigot on the kitchen sink
There is one bedroom without a door, but has curtains for privacy which includes a queen bed, walk-in closet, room darkening curtains, and washer/dryer with soap for your convenience.
* We do not recommend washing whites or lights in the washer due to the well water.
The living area TV is equipped with an Amazon Fire Stick and includes basic channels, and our library of movies and TV shows
High Speed fiber WIFI available
Wall unit heaters for colder nights can be adjusted on the unit and in-window AC units are available for the warmer months
Please note this is a 120 year old farmhouse and has many of its original flooring and structure
Though we do mitigation for bugs you can expect to see them inside and outside of the farmhouse especially during spring season
We do not offer refunds for bug sightings!
Bugs including spiders, ticks, ants, mosquitos, and wasps which are common around the farm and creatures such as coyotes, raccoons, opossums, mice, bats, and snakes all call Prairie Patch Farm home as it is a wildlife refuge and nature preserve.
Please consider this before booking your stay with us.
Interacting with Llamas:
We welcome you to pet and interact with the Llamas, if they approach you- we ask that you do not chase them or feed them food of any kind
Inside the barn the llama stall is off limits to guests as well as their pasture and areas beyond the farmhouse backyard as this is where llamas eat and rest, however you can go inside the llama barn to visit with them
We cannot guarantee that the llamas will visit the backyard of the farmhouse during your stay, though they commonly enter there during the early morning and evening
We also have a small herd of goats and pigs, please do not feed them but you are welcome to pet them.
** Throughout the year we host guests in our community for farm visits, llama hikes, and special events and these may occur during your stay
If you would like to book a Llama- Hike or Farm Visit please reach out to us to check for availability through our website
We book our Llama Experiences separate from our Farmhouse stay
Booking the farmhouse does not guarantee a spot for a Llama Experience and the llamas are on rest July- August due to heat
WE HAVE A NO PETS POLICY for the safety of our animals and yours we do not allow pets during your stay
The farmhouse capacity is 4 registered guests, booking for 3-4 guests has an additional fee.
We do not allow parties or gatherings, however
we welcome additional friends/family for visits who are not on the original reservation during your stay for a fee.
We allow up to 6 additional visitors for a day pass of 15.00 per person per day
Exact location provided after booking