The Hartley Room is on the second floor, and is available for booking all year round. It is $125 per night plus tax and includes evening refreshment and breakfast.
Named after Mr. and Mrs. John N. Hartley, this cheery room features a vintage Queen bedroom set with a comfy pillow-top bed. Beautiful, original hardwood floors set the stage for the vintage reproduction wallpaper. After exploring our beautiful bridges or museums or after a day of shopping, take a step back in time and relax as our ancestors did — but with the modern amenities of a shower and soaking tub, complete with everything you need to pamper yourself (including bath bombs and plush robes). The house and all guest rooms have central air. You will not find cable TV in the Hartley Room, but you will find a flat screen TV with a few channels and Netflix, as well as free Wi-Fi.
The Hartleys were the first family to purchase this historic home from the Judge Lewis Family in 1948. They owned the property from 1948 to 1984. Mr Hartley was a prominent Winterset attorney for 50 years and was elected County Attorney in 1928. Mr Hartley was also a Charter member of the Winterset Lions club. He was actively involved with the planning board of the Madison County Memorial Hospital from 1945 to 1954 and Chairman of the Board in 1973. Mr Hartley married Lois M. Martin in 1948, and it was at this time he purchased the estate from Fred Lewis (Judge Lewis’ son). Mrs. Hartley was a legal secretary until the birth of the first of two children, at which time she stayed home to raise their children and take care of her family. She was also a member of the Madison County Historical Society and the Current Topics Club. Both John and Lois were lifetime residents of Winterset, both graduating from Winterset High School.
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