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We invite you to relax in the friendly atmosphere of our peaceful, well-kept, small town of Mount Ayr. Whether you want to browse in our gift shops, sample local restaurants serving steaks to pizza, enjoy sitting on the wrap around porch, watch TV or curl up with a book on the sofa, we promise to make your stay enjoyable.


Mount Ayr is located 95 miles southwest of Des Moines, 130 miles southeast of Omaha, 50 miles south of Winterset, 23 miles west of Lamoni and 150 miles north of Kansas City. We are located at the Junction of Hwy 2 & 169, 23 miles from I-35.  Directions to Charlie-Janes:


From Hwy 2

Turn at the Sinclair station and come to the square.  As you circle the square you will see the US Bank that is Madison Street, continue on Madison Street for 2 blocks going west, and you will see our B&B and our sign is in the yard on your right.  

Aunt Jennie's Attic
Aunt Jennie's Attic is located at on the north side of the Town Square in Mount Ayr. Aunt Jennie's Attic for fine antiques

Aunt Jennie's Attic is a unique shopping experience where visitors will find a unique collection of antique furniture, dishes, glassware, as well as rustic paintings, original woodcarvings, pottery, Amish baskets, dolls, quilts, collectibles, and giftware with a country theme. New treasures arrive almost daily, so there's always something "new" in the attic.

114 W Madison St
Mt Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2149

Jamie's Coffee Mill and Deli

The building is dated to the 1920's as a old feed store. The building was completely remodeled in 2006, keeping the rustic feel alive. Inside you will find a selection of many unique gift items, home decor & a relaxing setting for eating the freshly made sandwich, wrap or panini. A variety of coffees, espresso's & smoothies are made to order.

118 W Adams St
Mt Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2422

Country Blossoms Gift Shop in Mt Ayr IowaCountry Blossoms  Another wonderful gift shop in Mount Ayr, she has collectibles, gifts and fresh flowers.

Located at:

108 W Madison St
Mt Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3120

Mount Ayr Public Library
Extensive genealogical collection that includes the Iowa Heritage Digital Collection. 
Mt Ayr Public LibraryThe Mount Ayr Public Library was built in 1916. It is a Carnegie Library. Visit the library  online at:



Greggo's Pizza Parlor in downtown Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Greggo's Pizza serving specialty and person pizzas as well as sandwiches. Located next door to the Princess Theater downtown.

Poe Hollow Park & Ringgold Trailway
The trailway begins at the Caboose, just a few blocks N of the Mount Ayr Inn on Highway 169 and ends at Poe Hollow Park. (Shelter houses, gazebo, wooded picnic area & camping.)

Judge Lewis Recreational Park
Features a large swimming pool, lighted tennis and baseball diamond, sand volley ball court, horseshoe courts, bike and hiking trail and picnic area.  

Shaw Center for Performing Arts
The Graceland Performing Arts Series brings international performances of dance and music to Decatur County and Mount Ayr is only 23 miles from the University campus in Lamoni, Iowa. A schedule of performances may be found under the Calendar of Events or on the University's Web site at:

Redding, Amish Community

Looking for homemade items from the AAmish Store signmish? Like antiques, woodworking, rag rugs, candy, baked goods? Just 17 miles from Mount Ayr, Redding is a great place to visit!

Mount Ayr Golf & Country Club
Semi-private 9-hole golf course with driving
range - golf cart available.  Golf Specials ~ We have a beautiful tree-lined nine hole semi-private golf course. A golf cart, at no charge, has been reserved for you to play! Check with us for seasonal golf packages!

Mount Ayr, Iowa, Princess Theater in downtown


Mount Ayr's Historical Town Square
Featuring cobblestone brick streets featuring the early 1900's Courthouse, classic Carnegie Library, restored Princess Theatre, interesting antique stores, gift shops, restaurants, and taverns will take you back in time to a slower-paced era. And, don't forget to visit the 1879 restored Mount Ayr Depot Museum on North Taylor Street.

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Charlie - Jane's Bed n' Breakfast
Enjoy our Southern Iowa Hospitality
400 W. Madison
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

For Reservations Call: 641.464.2564


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