Butler House on Grand

4507 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312
Innkeeper(s): Lauren and Clark Smith
 

The Retreat

From $166.00 / night

This very large room, with wood beamed ceiling and natural gas fireplace, is reminiscent of a mountain lodge. From the very top of the house, you look down on the Des Moines Art Center across the street. The room is outfitted with a game table and chairs for four and a queen-size bed, as well as a super single hide-a-bed. The bathroom features a traditional tub/shower combo. The TV is equipped with VCR. This room truly offers the perfect family retreat!

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Dynasty Suite

From $185.00 / night

The furniture in this richly elegant gold and silver suite replicates pieces found at William Randolph Hearst's magnificent castle above San Simeon Bay, CA. Just two steps from the queen-size bed is a jetted bath for two! The Dynasty bathroom features a shower, as well as an antique marble-topped vanity brought to Iowa from Holland, a wedding present to a young bride from her parents. The TV is equipped with VCR. This suite is the perfect choice for an anniversary, birthday or romantic get-away.

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The Elmwood Room

From $115.00 / night

This quaint hide-away, with a natural gas fireplace as the heat source, will transport you to a time gone by. The queen-size bed, dressed in ecru and blue toile bedding, will wrap you in comfort. The TV is equipped with VCR. Thick bathrobes are provided for comfortable access to the Elmwood's large private bathroom, across the hall. The shower (and water pressure!) is terrific, but the large, deep soaking tub made for two is a treat not to be missed!

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The Secret Garden Room

From $135.00 / night

Handcrafted Swedish furniture distinguishes this charming room, whose many windows offer enchanting views of the bricked in Secret Garden below, as well as Greenwood Park across Grand Avenue. The four-poster, queen-size bed almost requires a footstool to climb into, because of the ultra-thick feather bed and down comforter. Guests regularly comment that they don't want to get out of this wonderful bed! The bathroom features a traditional tub/shower combination. TV is equipped with VCR.

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The Cook's Quarter

From $115.00 / night

Although all our rooms have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and various Meredith Corp. publications, this room is the only one to grace a cover shot! Whimsical, bright, light-hearted and happy all describe this cozy room's decor. The double bed has an antique gate for the headboard, featherbed mattress, and a toasty-warm down comforter. The "3/4" bathroom has a large hand-tiled shower, but no tub.

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Greenwood Room

From $135.00 / night

Rich mahogany furniture and deep jewel-tone colors combine to create an Old World ambiance in this room, which overlooks Greenwood Park across Grand Avenue. Open the curtains and enjoy the warm, sunny, southern exposure. There is no excuse for being late for breakfast, as this room features a very unique large wall clock. The room is outfitted with an extraordinarily comfortable queen-size bed, roomy bathroom with traditional tub/shower combination, and the TV is equipped with VCR.

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Butler's Master Suite

From $205.00 / night

This suite is perfect for the ultimate in pampering! The room is outfitted with a one-of-a-kind, queen-size bed with feather mattress, vanity area, entertainment center, and game table, all hand-crafted by Sticks, Inc. Bathroom features include a jetted bath for two and large walk-in shower. The TV is equipped with VCR. With 18 windows in this room looking out on our towering oak trees, some guests have commented they feel like they are in the most beautiful of tree houses!

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  • Policies

    • Check-in time is from 4 to 6 p.m.
    • Check-out time is at 12 p.m.
    • We accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, cash and personal checks
    • Butler House on Grand is a smoke free environment
    • If a person must cancel they must do so 48 hours before their scheduled check-in date
    • If a person must cancel after the 48 hours, there will be no charge if we rent the room
    • If we don't rent the room you will be charged and we will provide a rain check for another date
    • Full breakfast served (except when communicated otherwise by Clark and Lauren when the reservation is made)
    • Private baths in each room
    • Cable television including HBO in each room
    • Wireless high speed internet is available in most rooms
    • Telephones in each room with modem hook up
    • Please park behind the house, as parking in front is used by our neighbors.

    We look forward to being your host at Butler House on Grand, a Bed & Breakfast with nostalgic elegance.