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New Day Dairy GuestBarn

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Extras for Your Vacation at Our Iowa Dairy Farm

Special Offers, Extra Tours, Gift Shop, and More!

Your stay already includes:

If you’re looking for an in-depth hands-on tour, extra food packages, limited time or special offers, or something from the gift shop to take home look no further!  We’ve got all the Extras right here.

Everything about the Guest Barn was great! There was enough space for everyone to have there own area to hang out if needed. The entire place was spotlessly clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to make a meal.

We purchased the ice cream add on and Lynn had it set up for when we were ready. Along with that breakfast was ready to go in the fridge too. All was perfect for an easy breakfast.

Of course the cows and kittens were a hit, we enjoyed watching what they did all day and night from the windows upstairs. Lynn was able to answer any questions we had on the barn tours. ~ Lisa, Minneapolis, Minnesota

We chose to do the add-on tour and it was great to get to talk to the farmers more and the highlight was our four-year-old handing feed to the calves. ~ Neil, Des Moines, Iowa

We took the Be A Dairy Farmer Challenge and grew a new appreciation for the dairy farmer family. Bottle feeding 6-day-old Dave was a true highlight. We urge anyone to sleep with the cows! ~Adair, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Sign Up to WIN: $100 stay voucher or $50 beef coupon

Reserve NowCost: FREE

Did you know that every time we send out a e-newsletter EVERY subscriber has a chance to WIN?  You’ll hear from us about monthly with specials, upcoming events, farm fun, and more!

Winners can choose from a $100 voucher for the GuestBarn or a $50 off a beef order.



Coming to #sleepwiththecows is on your bucket list, right?  This will help us gently remind you so you make sure to visit soon!

Don’t worry, we won’t ever sell, rent, or give your e-mail to someone else.  We’re just glad we can get to know each other! And don’t worry, it’s a simple click to leave anytime.  Although you’ll no longer have a chance to win!

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“Be A Dairy Farmer Challenge” In-depth Hands On Tour

Reserve NowCost: $145

Want to know what it’s really like to be a dairy farmer? Want to get REALLY up close with the cows?


Be a farmer for a day! Up to 4 people can walk in #DairymanDan’s boots and you’ll get to:

  • Take over for Rita for a couple minutes and try your hand at actually milking a cow, old-school style!
  • Get up close with the cows by scraping manure in the barn with the cows!
  • Learn about a cow’s “personal bubble” & then help make her go where you want – like to get milked!
  • Ride in a tractor!
  • Feed a calf a bottle (if available) or bucket feed milk!
  • Hand feed calves pellets!
  • Peek under Rita’s “hood” at the inner workings of the robot!

After you’ve completed the challenge you can wear your included “I walked in #DairymanDan’s boots” t-shirt proudly!

** Stay 4+ Nights & we’ll include the Challenge with your stay!  Or give you smaller daily tours/visits to the cows! **

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Dine-In Options

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You’ll enjoy a DIY Continental Breakfast each morning, & we always have popcorn available to pop for snacking but it you want a little more here are some great add-ons. You have the option to add these on when you book your room.

  • Float Party Add some ice cream and root beer to your evening snack!
  • Make Your Own Ice Cream We’ll have the supplies and ice cream maker ready for you to try your hand at making (and then eating!) ice cream!
  • DIY Pizza Night Don’t want to go out? Make personal pizzas at the GuestBarn instead!
  • Hot Chocolate Bombs – Pour hot milk over these popular marshmallow filled chocolate “balls” and enjoy sipping hot chocolate while cow gazing.
  • Grazing/Charcuterie Boards – Don’t want to make supper or find a place to dine-in or carry-out or even make your own pizzas?  Our Grazing Boards, also known as charcuterie boards, are the perfect option!
  • Dozen Cow Cupcake Party Package – Celebrate with 12 “cow” themed cupcakes waiting for you upon arrival + some fun celebration decorations!
  • S’more Fire Fun – Our gas fire pit is always available for our guests to use.  If you want to have a real fire during your stay complete with s’more supplies add this to you stay!
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Special Packages

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We’ve already packaged up some great opportunities & offers for you. All you have to do is choose which one is right for you!

  • Spend 2 or more nights sleeping with the cows, you’ll always save with each additional night!
  • Stay 4+ Nights & we’ll include the Be A Dairy Farmer Challenge Tour OR smaller daily tours/visits to the cows!  Book Direct with us to get this deal!
  • Referrals: Tell us who told you about sleeping with the cows when you book (in the “special accommodations” section when booking) and we’ll give you either a Float Party or Hot Cocoa Bombs for 2 during your stay!  Then we can say “thank you” to them too!
  • Stay on Thursday night and join us for #readwiththecows Moo Crew Story Time in the barn on Friday mornings at 9am!
  • Loyalty Program: Enjoy the farm & cows again & again… after 10 nights you get one 1 night on us.  Your nights never expire!  Visit a couple times a year or every year for a few days… you may even get to meet the calf you named during your last visit.

Check back as we update our Packages & Specials with unique offerings just for you!

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Limited-Time Offers

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  • Spring Special! Book a 3 night stay in the month of February 2024 and we’ll give you Dan’s “Be A Dairy Farmer Challenge” Tour for free during your stay!
  • Just book 3 nights & let us know you want to do the Challenge Tour & we’ll add it on free!


  • Last Minute Deals! Typically our prices drop 1-3 weeks before their date so if you don’t mind waiting & are flexible – you might get a good deal!

Check back often for our latest Limited-Time Offers.

Pssst… follow us over on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter so you’ll be the first to know!

Find out about great things to do in the area, last minute deals, farm happenings & more by signing up here.

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Gift Certificates

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Gift Certificates are the perfect way to give someone the gift of “Experience”!  It won’t clutter their closet or end up at the thrift store.  A gift certificate to New Day Dairy GuestBarn gives the gift of memories, new adventures, and enriching experiences!

Gift Certificates are good for 5 years! That’s a long time!

A  printable Gift Certificate will be e-mailed to an e-mail of your choice – either your own or the person you’re gifting it to.  Print it off and wrap it up or leave it digital for that special someone miles away.

Ready to book?  Just give us a call and give us the number included on your gift certificate. We’ll see you soon!

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Gift Shop

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Finding that perfect gift to bring home to your mom, kids, or pet-sitter can be tough.  We’ve taken the stress out by finding great items they’ll love – just grab, pay, and go!


Our Gift Shop Includes:

  • Cow Milk Soap – you even get a small one to try in your room with your stay!
  • Local Honey from Spree Family Farms
  • Local Jam from ANKRA Acres
  • Local Beeswax products like lip balm, lotion, and candles from Bluff Creek Acres
  • Cheese from Prairie Farms – well that’s in the fridge!
  • Local High Quality Beef from West Forty
  • New Day Dairy GuestBarn Lunch Coolers (to help you take home the meat & cheese!)
  • Fun Iowa Items like hats, stickers, or cards
  • New Day Dairy GuestBarn Stress Cows, because cows are always calming
  • More fun surprises whenever we find them!
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