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Butler House on Grand

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Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 29 April 2013

I am a huge fan of B&B's and Lauren and Clark's beautiful home made my top ten list! So warm, so welcoming, a great family who clearly love opening their home to interesting and a wee bit wacky travelers. The rooms were lovely and clean. The house is surrounded by trees so waking to the birds singing was simply magical!...

1Thank NeophyteHiker
Reviewed 8 April 2013

If we could pack Butler House up and move it to our home we would! We had a wonderful and relaxing stay with our 7 month old while there was a blizzard outside. Warm cozy fires, cup of coffee and tea with m&m's in the living room watching the snow fall was great. Lauren & Clark were so friendly and...

1Thank nfranka
Ames, Iowa
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We stayed at the Butler House for our four year anniversary. The room was lovely and the house had a lot of character. However, the bathroom was not well kept. Granted the age of the house added to its character, but that did not excuse the peeling wallpaper and clunky fixtures. There was a extraordinarily large clock in our room,...

1Thank Anna S
San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 October 2012 via mobile

We stayed in the Butlers Master Suite and felt like we were nestled in the tree tops. The room is enormous and beautiful, with custom furnishings from Sticks, a local business in Des Moines that specializes is handmade funky furniture. Amazing spa tub! Lauren and Clark are great hosts and made us a wonderful breakfast, catering to my vegan husband...

1Thank rheaju
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We only had a chance to stay one night in Des Moines, this was a perfect choice, great neighborhood right across the street from the Art Center (definitely worth visiting). Fantastic Tudor style house. Great hosts, Lauren made dinner reservations for us upon checking in. Stayed in Greenwood room at the front of the house, large, with lots of room...

1Thank RKAustin
Reviewed 27 September 2012

We stay every year on our anniversary, just love the Smith family. Love catching up on the girls' lives. House is beautiful, especially around the holidays! Breakfast is always a delightful treat! Perfect location for visiting the art center.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The Butler House is situated in the lovely surrounds of the Des Moines Art Center and "Grand" Avenue perfectly situated for long walks, cycling, and exploring Des Moines which is a fine city in which to dine, enjoy music, art, cultural events and sports. Our room was very comfortable, beautifully appointed, quiet, and every comfort was attended to. The breakfasts...

Thank Nancster070
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We visited Des Moines in the spring of 2012 and stayed in the Cooks Quarters(we needed a walk- in shower for my disabled husband) at the Butler House B&B. The trip was to attend a wedding. The best part of the trip was the way Clark, the host, greeted us and explained everything. He was gracious, helpful and thorough. He...

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 30 November 2011

The Butler House on Grand B&B is a beautiful old tudor mansion, located across the street from the Des Moines Art Center. The downtown area, the east village and Valley Junction shopping areas are just minutes away. Great restaurants are close by too. For a relatively small city, Des Moines has a lot of cool things going on. The Smiths...

2Thank sgfintl
Reviewed 22 November 2011

We frequent Butler House on Grand everytime we visit Des Moines and it is our favorite B&B anywhere! The rooms are fantastically clean and unique in decoration and design. Each room is a completely different experience but all cozy, comfortable, and relaxing. Lauren and Clark are incredibly hospitable - both friendly and respectful with attention to detail but never in...

3Thank nfranka

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: 4507 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-2401
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: RM462 - RM837 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Greenwood was comfortable and roomy”
bayoupots, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“(See description above.)”
C_L_C_100000, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cook's Quarters is budget-friendly, but bathroom is quite small. Otherwise, was perfect for our needs.”
kmportero, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Tell Lauren or Clark your plans needs and they are wonderful at suggestions.”
R6092PClindat, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Great elegant room, great sleep. Couldn't have asked for more.”
bobandlucillem, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
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