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 with a sample itinerary(s) and work with you to get exactly what you want...because ALL of our itineraries can be customized!
Some new attractions that we've added exclusively for group tours of 30 guests or more include Millard's Turtle Farm, Zimmerman's Camel Farm and home-cooked Amish meals. Your group will love the fact that they are getting to experience something special that has been arranged just for them!
J-40 Farm Crawl Your group will love this “Crawl” along the HIstoric Hills Scenic Byway. You’ll stop and visit several Amish businesses, greenhouses, wineries, special artisan demonstrations, antique aircraft restoration and more! Available Annually on the 4th Saturday of July. Upcoming dates: July 27, 2013 and July 26, 2014.
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 two quaint B&B's within minutes of each other that can also accommodate smaller 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.
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.
Canoe floats for any size of group can be arranged as well. Our outfitter will prepare the canoes at an access point of your choice and arrange for shuttle service back to your vehicle. There is nothing better than spending a lazy day on the water with family and friends! Request Itinerary.
Needing to relax?
A luxurious morning at the spa can be arranged for small groups of women &/or men! Massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and more will definetely be the highlight of your day! Request Itinerary.
Ladies- looking for a special day out?
Enjoy a morning exploring the fascinating Pearson House Museum with a knowledgable tour guide who will tell you all about the history of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War in Van Buren County. Enjoy a light luncheon at the historic Hotel Manning and then spend the afternoon in Cantril browsing through the aisles of the ever-popular Dutchman's Store and end your day nibbling on samples of delectable gourmet cheese at the Milton Creamery. 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
NEW for 2013! 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!