My partner and I drove to Des Moines from Little Rock to get married on my birthday, and we stayed at this B&B for two nights. A friend booked the room for us as a wedding gift.
From the moment we arrived, we were beyond charmed, not just by the beauty of the enormous house and our incredibly spacious (and wonderfully decorated and appointed) room, but also by the hospitality. Lauren and Clark were wonderfully kind, and Lauren gave us great information not just on what there is to do in Des Moines--as well as how to get around the city--but also on the city's history, including the histories behind its various attractions. She's a wealth of knowledge, and every bit of it is useful, and it greatly enriched our experiences in visiting the city's sights.
Breakfast both mornings we were there was a great experience, too. The food was incredible, and the service in the beautiful dining room was as fabulous as everything else Lauren and Clark did for us.
Though we were only there two nights/days, I must say I'm rather taken with this place. It's a gorgeous house with gorgeous rooms, and it's owned and staffed by some of the most gracious hosts I've ever encountered, and that's really saying something, considering I'm from the south. Also, its location is superb, being in one of the nicest, grandest areas of Des Moines, including being literally right across the street from a world-class art museum and a sprawling park and rose garden, all of which is free to visit.
I look forward to going back on our wedding anniversary, and I highly recommend this B&B to anyone who wants a truly grand experience in Des Moines.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are the oldest B&B in Des Moines. We have been featured in the New York Times, Des Moines Register and many other publications. We enjoy making your stay in Des Moines memorable. Please come and stay! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Butler House On Grand Des Moines, Iowa