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New Day Dairy GuestBarn

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Beyond the Barn to the Farm

From the cow gazing windows to a walk down our private lane

With 24/7 cow gazing at our Central Iowa farm stay, it might be hard to pull yourself away from the loft windows. Luckily we’ve got some activities you can do at the pub tables while cow gazing.

If you want to explore more we’ve got you covered there too!

Fun Things to Do Inside Along with Cow Gazing:

  • Toys – Kids of all ages have fun playing with our toy barn complete with cows, a farmer, calf, gates, and lots of tractors!

toy barn with toy tractors, coloring book, and cow hat

  • Games – have fun while learning a little with our great variety of farm games! From silly and simple to in-depth strategy, there’s something for everyone!

shelves with games, puzzles, DVD's, and books

  • Books – read a picture book, curl up with a great novel, or browse through Cows on Parade sculptures. No matter your interest, you’ll find a book to suit your needs!  ** Love books?  Join the #readwiththecows Moo Crew… we read kids books with cows every Friday in our Facebook group!

woman reading books in a barn with cows

  • Coloring Book – each child gets their own Dairy Farm Coloring Book with their own crayons to color during their stay and take home with them!  Plus, take home a wearable cow hat too!
  • Puzzles – of all ability levels!  It’s the perfect pair to cow gazing.  Find the next piece and then notice that Mabel’s heading to get milked by Rita the Robot. After finding a few more see her moseying over to grab a drink.

Puzzle on the floor with shelf full of games, DVD, and books behind it with a chair in the background

  • Movies – Documentaries & movies are a powerful way to learn and be entertained at the same time. Spend the evening enjoying complimentary DIY popcorn and a movie!

room with 2 pub tables, chair and console holding TV & games & puzzles

  • Moo-Ga – There’s not room for everyone to start their day with a “Downward Cow”… but it’s a great reminder to start your day with moooooo-vement!
  • Cook – DIY Continental Breakfast is ready when you are but you’re also welcome to use the kitchen to cook up your own delicious meals.

Large dining area and kitchen with wooden table and blue and yellow chairs, view to the outside, white cabinets, and light green backsplash

Things to Do Outside the GuestBarn:

  • Porch & Patio – Enjoy the evening sunset or gather around the gas firepit out on the porch & patio spaces. One of our friendly farm cats may join you for company. Mid-Summer the fireflies over the hayfields put on an incredible show!

girl holding calico cat in garden

  • Grill – Grab some meat at Orly’s in Clarksville to throw on the gas grill for supper!

corn on a gas grill with patio beyond with colored patio chairs

  • Garden – The porch & patio is surrounded by a beautiful garden often graced by butterflies – find your favorite pollinator when you visit!

lush green garden with sign in the background and trees beyond that

  • Stargazing – Away from city lights, enjoy star gazing during your overnight stay in the country!
  • Berry PickingBook at the end of June and in early July to enjoy fresh picked raspberries – we have a patch of red raspberries & LOTS of wild black raspberries!  We’ll have the berry bucket waiting for you.

wild black raspberries on lush green plants

  • Take a Stroll – While we do NOT want you interact with the calves & cows without a tour guide, we encourage you to take a stroll down our wooded private drive – you might even spot “our” bald eagles & other wildlife!

tree covered gravel lane

little girl with a mask feeding a bottle to a Holstein calf with a man and woman in masks standing behind her

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