With the passing seasons...

The driftless region of Iowa offers year round beauty and an abundance of adventures.  Snow shoeing and cross country skiing through the Effigy Mounds calls for a welcoming wood fire at StoneHaus Farm.  Spring time foraging inspires culinary creations back in the kitchen.  Bikers and fisherman alike delight in the rolling hills and spring-fed valley streams.  Autum colors paint a beautiful backdrop for hikers and hunters.  StoneHaus Farm is a tranquil retreat for any season.

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Please read, print, sign and mail the Guest House Terms and Conditions with your deposit.


Terms & conditions


It is understood that StoneHaus Farm is owned by Mark & Cheryll Mellenthin, including linens and all furnishings and is located on their private property. The guest(s) agree to compensate the owners for any damages caused by their carelessness or negligence including missing or damaged linens and other items.


Standard stay

  • A standard weekend stay is arrival on Friday and departure on Sunday
  • A standard weekday stay is arrival on a Monday or Tuesday and departure on day three
  • A standard 7 day stay is 6 nights and 7 days
  • Check-in and check-out times are flexible if arranged in advance


Holiday stay (includes major US holidays)

  • A minimum of 2 nights and three days (Unless a special holiday package)
  • Additional $100 holiday premium is applied to standard rates
  • Deposits are non-refundable/non-transferable


A 50% deposit of the rental fee is required to confirm reservation and payment must be received no later than one week prior to arrival.  In addition to the listed rental rate, local and state tax plus $100 security deposit will be added.  A $25 handling fee will be added to the guest balance for each returned check.  The security deposit will be refunded in full promptly after inspection has shown the house was left damage free. We accept personal checks and cash only.


A one week notice to cancel or change a reservation is required to receive a full refund. When possible, we will attempt to transfer your deposit for another date. Deposits for holiday stays are non-refundable/non-transferable.


Your social, travel-savvy pets are welcome. Your request must be made at with the booking. Note that secure fencing is not available. Any damage incurred by pets will be subject to security deposit inspection.


Not allowed in the house or any outbuildings. If smoking outside, remains must be discarded in the receptacles provided.

Check-in time is Noon unless approved by owners.

Check-out is Noon unless approved by owners.

Telephone, TV & Internet Service

No LAN phone service, TV or internet in the house.  Cell service is limited.

Owners are not responsible for guest personal property damage, lost items or articles left behind.

Owners are not responsible for guest accidents or injuries.

Guest(s) agree to:

  • Keep the premises clean, free of trash, garbage or other waste during stay. 
  • Clean up spills in the kitchen while cooking as well as food or drink spilled in other areas on the premises.
  • Clean up after pets.
  • Use the provided trash and recycling containers for their clean up prior to departure.

Liability release form is required to be signed by guests by arrival.  Form will be emailed upon confirmed booking.  Please enclose with mailed deposit.

The guest(s) acknowledge and understand that this reservation is limited to the number of adults and children listed below.

I agree to the above terms:


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