Sleep, eat, chill, ride!

Comfortable beds for weary heads. A place for you, your bike, your dog - whatever you need to rest up for your next day back on the road.

Good Eats!

A home cooked meal to start your day. Not too fancy, but tastes great and plenty of it! Also an optional boxed lunch, dinner or snacks available. We do our best to accommodate special diets, too.


Choose from 5 different themed rooms, including our bunkhouse where you can bring your bike inside with you for the night.


Southern style, full breakfast each morning. Boxed lunches, dinners, and snacks also available for a nominal extra charge.


Relax in our hot tub, work out in our exercise room, surf the net on free wi-fi, or just sit a spell in our lawn chairs and enjoy the view.


A great midway point for long rides or use the manor as a home base and explore dozens of nearby interesting sights.

News from the Road

  • Nearby Event Venue

    Need somewhere to hold a wedding, meeting, or other event near Laid Back Manor? Check out the Green Mountain Community Building!!
    Check out the Green Mountain Community Building Facebook page for photos and contact information.
    The Community Building is just down the […]

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  • Cedar Valley Honor Flight

    We are honored to announce we have been asked by the Amvet Riders to support the Cedar Valley Honor Flight here in Iowa. This is a project near and dear to my heart, and we are donating an all inclusive […]

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  • John Wayne’s Birthplace

    Did you know that John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa?
    He was born Marion Robert Morrison, on May 26, 1907. Later changed his name to Marion Mitchell Morrison, then adopted the stage name John Wayne and became known to friends […]

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  • A Jemez Sunset

    Gotta love that sunset from the road. What does your sunset look like?
    This was the night sky as we rode through New Mexico, a few years ago.

    If you have a cell phone that takes good pictures or a decent camera, […]

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What our Guests are Saying

Laid Back Manor Reviews

Laid Back Manor was the best thing we've ever done in Iowa. Totally recommend stopping there for a good night's sleep and some great food. Amy is a great cook and Dean makes for some really great conversations while chilling on the front lawn watching the sunset.

Enthusiast Guest #1

We've all ridden through storms, but I don't like leaving my bike outside when they are calling for hailstorms or extreme weather. We booked the Laid Back Manor bunkhouse and brought the bike inside with us. Great feature! Enjoyed the breakfast when we were ready, too.

Enthusiast Guest #12

Maybe most bikers don't think about staying in a bed and breakfast while on a long ride, but we are sure glad we heard about Laid Back Manor. We were totally weary when we stopped for the night, but enjoyed it so much we decided to stick around for an extra day. Thanks, Amy!

Enthusiast Guest #3