Farmington Journals

The Villiages of Van Buren County -Farmington

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A travel journal to Farmington by datnurse

Quote: Life in rural Iowa moves at a slightly different pace. Read on to learn how to relax and enjoy the beauty and the solitude of life in Farmington and the other the villages of Van Buren county.

The Villiages of Van Buren County -Farmington

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Overview

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Let the friendly canoe rental owner, help you put your canoe into the Des Moines River at Keosauqua and float on down toward Bentonsport, two or three hours away. There you can enjoy taking a step back in time. Watch pottery being thrown on a potter's wheel and browse in the antique stores or take a hike on the Lindsey Wildnerness trail. Then return to your leisurely float down the River for another hour enjoying the lush greenery along the river and the birdlife that abounds in SE Iowa to Farmington, where you can enjoy a delicious home-cooked dinner at the Bridge Cafe and Supper Club like the ones mom used to make. Complete your day when you tumble into bed in a cabin at the Riverview ...Read More

Riverview Retreat & Campground

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Hotel | "Riverview Retreat & Campground"

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With the Des Moines River only feet away from your door, you can cosy into one of the comfortable cabins for a real return to nature. Nestled on 275 acres of wooded hills and open fields, the retreat/campground provides ample room for the children, as well as the grownups, to explore. The turkeys gobble in the fall, catfish bite in the spring, squirrels chatter in the fall and the deer play in the snow. Come in late spring and join the locals in their search for the edible and coveted Morell mushrooms! Anytime time of year there is something for everyone! The cabins are rustically furnished but comfortable. Bring your own bedding, but everything else is provided. If you prefer tentin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 8, 2000

Riverview Retreat & Campground
26070 Hawk Drive
Farmington, Iowa 52626
(319) 878-3715

Bridge Cafe & Supper Club

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Restaurant | "Bridge Cafe & Supper Club"

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AS you step inside the Bradge Cafe & Supper club you are walking through a time warp - circa 1940s. Paraphernalia that must have belonged to grandma hangs on the wall but, unlike some of the more sophisticated urban dining establishments going for this "old" look with intention, here the stuff looks like it was used yesterday, or that it might be used today. Granny's egg beater, garlic press and washboard and so forth surround you when you sit down at the plain tables with Formica tops. "Gee Beav, what do you want to eat? Ah I don't know Wally, what do you want?" I recommend eating breakfast here and order whatever is on Special. It will be good, large portions and unbelievably CHEAP. The homem...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 9, 2000

Bridge Cafe & Supper Club
101 Olive Street
Farmington, Iowa 52626
(319) 878-3315

Iron and Lace

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Here, you not only buy unique gifts and souveniers, you can even watch the pottery being through by hand on a potters wheel. Demonstrations happen daily but without schedule. If it's "not happening" when you arrive, then just ask for one! Folks in Iowa are very friendly and happy to accommodate. The specialty of this pottery store is the "Queen Anne's Lace" pottery- that is pottery decorated with the design of actual Queen Annes Lace wildflowers burnt into them. You can get to this unique little store via country road 40 off highway 2, or better yet, arrive via canoe from the Des Moines River and make this a stop off place before floating on downriver.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 9, 2000

Iron and Lace
21909 Marion Street
Farmington, Iowa 52565
(319) 592-3222

The Sportsman Canoe

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Attraction

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Grab a friend, head for southeast Iowa and stop by in farmington to pick up a canoe. They'll haul you upriver as far as you want to go and arrange a pick place and time as well. I highly recommend the trip from Keosauqa to Farmington that will take you a leisurely 4-6 hours depending on how long you stay at Bentonsport when you stop for Luc and shopping. Of course if you have your own canoe bring it along. They will provide you with shuttle only service for a negotiable fee. The beauty scenery along the Des Moines river will delight your senses and you'll enjoy a lazy afternoon with nature. end your day at Farmington right under the bridge so you can simply walk up to the road and enjoy super at t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 9, 2000

The Sportsman Canoe
Farmington, Ia -319
Farmington, Iowa
878-4145