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
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
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
for 2 blocks going west, and you will see our B&B and our
Charlie-Janes 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
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
114 W Madison St
Mt Ayr, IA 50854
Mill and Deli
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
Country Blossoms Another
wonderful gift shop in Mount Ayr, she has
collectibles, gifts and fresh flowers.
108 W Madison
Mt Ayr, IA 50854
Mount Ayr Public Library
Extensive genealogical collection that
includes the Iowa Heritage Digital Collection.
Mount Ayr Public Library was built in 1916. It is a Carnegie
Library. Visit the library online at:
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 &
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:
Iowas Amish Community
Looking for homemade items from the Amish? 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
range - golf cart available.
~ 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
Mount Ayr's Historical Town Square
Featuring cobblestone brick streets featuring the early 1900's
Courthouse, classic Carnegie Library, restored
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.