Economic Development & Tourism

Prairie Song Farm Guesthouse
Dorchester, IA

Prairie Song Farm Guesthouse

Custom built log home, gourmet kitchen, greatroom, fireplace, laundry. Master suite; screened porch. Guest bedroom adjoins full bath. Upper level: Shower bath, 3 beds. Tents available. Fire ring. Opportunity to see eagles, deer, birds, wildlife, flowers & oak savannah. Hiking trails thru-out 98 acres. Note: Special guest fishing rates offered - see below. Fishing not allowed October 1st thru mid-February in order to protect the spawning process.

The space
This is the only property in the IA, MN and WI Driftless Area with three blue ribbon cold-water trout streams (refers to streams with naturally reproducing Brook, Brown, Rainbow and Tiger Trout) and includes over 1 mile of stream (described in a public program document by Minnesota Trout Unlimited as the "best mile of fishing in the Midwest"). The stream restoration and fishing experience has been featured in national TV and print media, including the New York Time, numerous national sportsman publications (Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, Trout, American Angler, Midwest Fly Fishing), national Trout Unlimited publications, regional sportsman shows and regional newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, LaCrosse Tribune. Now home to over 170 bird species which is noted to be the largest number recorded for any single property in the Driftless area. Please note: Young children would need close supervision due to multiple streams on property. Pets approved on case-by-case basis with housekeeping fee - please ask before reserving. Fishing guests: we offer onsite fishing at reduced rates of $75/day per person or $150/stay per person, which supports annual land burns and stream conservation efforts.

Guest access
Guests may fully access the home, garage, trout fishing with separate rod rental fee, and hiking trails. As cell phone service is limited in this area, guests will be give access to internet or wifi password and a landline phone. Contact hosts for details on rod rental.

Other things to note
Security system in place and code will be given to allow access throughout your stay. Holiday rates, when available, are additional $50 per night.

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