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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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Hi! We’re Mark and Cheryll Mellenthin, proprietors of StoneHaus Farm. We fell in love with this Driftless corner of NE Iowa in 1999 when we purchased a small, rustic cabin on an isolated trout stream a few stream valleys west.  Then in the winter of 2009 we chanced upon this 165-year old farmstead. Icicles had formed in the one of the basement rooms and the house had no usable plumbing, heat or electricity. Still, the massive stone house, glorious hand-built bank barn and other outbuildings made up for what the farm lacked in basic infrastructure. StoneHaus Farm has been a labor of love us.