Our Villages are a favorite with Group Travelers!
Villages of Van Buren have hosted hundreds of group travelers over the years.
We strive to make sure our guests leave us with fond memories about the wonderful day that they have just experienced in our Villages.
We try to make it as easy for you as possible with a "one call covers it all" policy.
Give us your date(s). . . and we do the rest.
We will provide you some ideas (see a few sample itineraries below) and work with you to get exactly what you want. ALL of our itineraries can be customized but we do require a minimum of 30 guests.
If you'd like to do more than one day, we can accommodate groups at Hotel Manning which is located along the Des Moines River in downtown Keosauqua. We also have preferred accommodations at the Cobblestone Inn in Bloomfield (30 m. West of Keosauqua) and the AmericInn in Fairfield (25m. North of Keosauqua.) We have also have quaint B&B's in the Bentonsport National Historic District within walking distance of each other that can also accommodate small groups.
Our meal options fit every palette including a delicious meal in the historic dining room at Hotel Manning, 1st St. Grille in Keosauqua, a catered meal at Hel-Mart in Farmington, plus we have 2 Amish families that will prepare incredible home-cooked meals for groups!
We can cater meals to lovely facilities such as the Lodge at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park or the beautiful River Valley Lodge near Farmington.
Check out some of our new itineraries for 2014!
Ag-citement in the Villages spends a day experiencing a range of farms and agriculture life including Millard's Turtle Farm, Morris Park, Well's Organic Dairy Farm, Cedar Valley Winery and the new learning adventure at Klodt Cattle Co. You'll be amazed at all that you will learn about what your putting in your mouth!
Let Our History become your Mystery is a great Mystery Trip itinerary that includes lunch in the historic Hotel Manning dining room, guided tours of the historic Mason House Inn in Bentonsport, Bonaparte Pottery and the Pearson House Museum, a stop on the Underground Railroad. You'll conclude a wonderful day with a wonderful meal prepared by a local Amish family.
Oh, the Fun You'll Have...when you schedule your group for this itinerary! You'll start the day with a fascinating experience at Millard's Turtle Farm, followed by an interesting visit to the Indian Artifact Museum and then shopping in Bentonsport & Bonaparte. You'll enjoy a catered meal at Hel-Mart in Farmington, dinner at the quaint Lunchbox Cafe in Douds and conclude the day with a "night-cap" at Crane Winery in Selma....oh, the fun you WILL have!
Our Day Trip Itinerary is a shorter day with a little history, a little shopping and a lot of home-cooked food and home-made ice cream!
Or if you have your own ideas....no problem, just let us know and we'll put them together for the best efficiency and the most fun!
Planning a day for a small group of people?
We have a few ideas for you!
Are you up for some adventure?
Enjoy an leisurely afternoon exploring the trails in Shimek State Forest on horseback. An experienced equestrian guide will lead you through the forest as you enjoy nature at its best! Request itinerary.
Hungry for an old fashion home-cooked meal?
We can arrange for you and your group (no size limit) to enjoy a home-cooked full course meal with an Amish family. Call our office for more details. 800-868-7822 / 319-293-7111
Are you up for an outdoor adventure like no other?
Little Fox River Sporting Clays, south of Cantril just past the Missouri line, will fill your day with F-U-N!
Whether your an experienced shooter or not, the professionals at Little Fox will make sure you have the time of your life. They have a 12-16 station course in a park-like setting. You can bring your own gun or rent one there. Bring your family and friends...there's plenty of fun to go around!
We will create a memorable trip
especially designed for your groups interests!
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