NEW! Historic Gem - Renovated 3BR Jefferson Home!

City: Jefferson, Iowa Property ID: 332709

grand total: From $150 total Per Night

    Plan your next getaway to the quaint town of Jefferson, Iowa and stay in the childhood home of Dr. George Horace Gallup. Known for his innovative ideas and for pioneering public opinion polling, Dr. Gallup dedicated his life to learning about others. This fully renovated octagonal structure, built by Dr. Gallup's father at the turn of the 20th century, is now a unique vacation rental home that offers 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 2,500 square feet of historically charming living space.

    Upon arrival, you'll immediately notice the distinctive architecture of the home. The octagonal shape of the exterior was widely popular during the 1800's and was said to withstand the wind and provide improved air circulation throughout the interior of the home. Step inside the home to find a tastefully decorated interior that you are sure to fall in love with. Boasting craftsman style details accompanied by Victorian elegance, this fully renovated home offers original woodworking throughout, complete with a warm palette and craftsmanship provided by talented artisans.

    Start a memorable vacation morning while you sip on a fresh brew of coffee from the inviting wrap-around deck. Later, prepare breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with a coffeemaker and dishwasher. Gather around the octagonal dining room table, hosting seating for 12 guests, and enjoy a home-cooked meal or challenge your comrades to a friendly game of cards. When you are ready to call it a night, retreat to one of the inviting bedrooms, where you can slip into a peaceful night's slumber before the next day's exhilarating activities.

    You won't have to travel far to experience the "Mayberryesque" quality of life in the midwestern town of Jefferson, Iowa. Walk to Raccoon Valley Bike Trail, only 5 minutes away, and bike, jog or stroll while you take in the picturesque scenery. Walk to town, only 10 minutes away, and eat doughnuts at Bunkers Dunkers Bakery or try the menu at Casa De Oro. Taste the produce at Greene County Farmer's Market or pick apples at Deal's Apple Orchard. Roll the dice at the Wild Rose Casino or take a day trip to walk the campus of Iowa State University, only 45 minutes away. Head to Des Moines, just 70 minutes away, where you can shop til you drop or dine at casual eateries and upscale restaurants. However you choose to spend your time while visiting the historic vacation rental Gallup House, you are sure to have an unforgettable stay!

    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen complete with a dishwasher and coffeemaker, in-unit laundry machines, flat-screen TV, DVD player, off-street parking, central air-conditioning and more
    - This charming historic home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
    - Ideal location boasting easy access to hiking, biking, apple orchards, farmers markets, restaurants, shopping, casinos and much much more!

    Bedroom Configuration:
    - Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed
    - Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed
    - Bedroom 3: Queen-sized Bed

    Additional Sleeping:
    - A Queen-sized Air Mattress is available to accommodate additional guests upon request

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - Events, parties and large gatherings considered with prior homeowner approval (please contact Evolve for additional information)
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in
  • Location


    • Antiquing
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Eco Tourism
    • Farmers Market
    • Festivals
    • Gambling
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Ice Skating
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Nightlife
    • Playground
    • Restaurants
    • Shopping
    • Snowmobiling
    • Tennis
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Winery Tours


    • DVD Player
    • Flat-Screen TV

    Included Services

    • Catering Available
    • Linens Provided
    • On-Call Maintenance
    • Towels Provided

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Central Heating
    • Dryer
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Washer

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Coffeemaker
    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Ice Maker
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Other Amenities

    • Onsite Laundry Facilities
    • Optional Housekeeping

    Outside Amenities

    • Charcoal Grill
    • Free Parking
    • Garden
    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking
    • Patio


    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking


    • Access Only By Stairs
    • Events Allowed
    • Suitable for Children

    View And Location

    • Downtown
    • Golf Course
    • Rural
  • Guest Reviews (1)
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    Reviewed by: Amani on


    We stayed at the Gallup House in Jefferson, IA. It's out of the way and in a small town, but it's a large property and it was big enough for three couples. The house itself is beautiful with plenty of historic charm and certain renovated features. Overall, we enjoyed our stay there, but there was one major issue: we kept finding some dead insects (mostly roaches?) throughout our stay. For those who care, the three full bathrooms do not have locks. There is WiFi there even though it is not listed for some reason. We also found hangers, an iron, and detergent for use; all of these things are also not mentioned in the listing and would have been helpful to know beforehand. This is a good place to stay for a family or group if the bug problem is resolved and if you don't mind driving about an hour to get to the nearest city.
    *This review was orginally posted on Airbnb for stay on 05/18/2017