The Hartley Room is on the second floor. Named after Mr. and Mrs. John N. Hartley, this cheery room features a vintage Queen bedroom set with a comfy pillow-top bed. It features an antique writing desk, original hardwood floors and complementing reproduction wallpaper. The attached bath includes a soaking tub and walk in shower – your private bath comes complete with shampoo, conditioners, body wash, bath bombs, hand soap and hairdryer.

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.

All guest rooms have ceiling fans, central air, and WI-FI as well as TV with a few channels and Netflix. We have added window air conditioners to the upstairs bedrooms to help with your comfort! We invite you to kick back and relax here after you visit our beautiful community!


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