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Why? Because you get to leave the busy of the city behind and you disappear into gorgeous country but keep amenities that are second to none! Want more reasons? Food! Fantastic delicious home cooked meals! Not only do we handle the cooking but also the cleaning! Everything is catered for you according to your personal preferences!

You can start your morning by taking in the breathtaking beauty of the Heritage 1865 grounds from our vaulted great room with floor-to-ceiling windows, the quietness of the country, and the smells of a farm fresh Iowa breakfast being prepared to your liking. Have your coffee warm, your juice chilled, sparkling water or whatever morning beverage you prefer ready and waiting for you.

Throughout your stay, you’ll be served incredible meals from a personal chef, Tim Holmes, who uses all of Grandma Judy’s recipes. Her recipes have been in the family for decades. From the beef raised on our own farm, to homemade chicken noodle soup, to warm apple pie, you’ll never leave for a hunt or go to bed hungry! Don’t be surprised if Grandma Judy herself drops off some of her famous caramels or other sweet treats for your delight.

After you return from guided upland bird hunting in the afternoon, gather around the stone fireplace and sink deep into our big comfortable couches and retell the day’s adventures while sipping on a cold brew or premium scotch. Be sure to let us know if you have a specific request for the bar! And of course, with your closest friends and family, a game of pool is bound to break out! At Heritage 1865 we strive to ensure you’re comfortable the entirety of your stay.

The night will eventually come to a close and when you’re ready, our relaxing guest rooms are ready for you. We know how valuable sleep is after a long day, so we’ve created a clean and comfortable, quiet space to dream about tomorrow’s hunt. Isn’t it time to leave the hectic demands of work and home and take that beautiful drive down our private gravel road into your perfect weekend? Book your excursion with us today, but don’t wait too long as the calendar books fast.


Flying in? Great! We recommend the convenience of the Des Moines (DSM) airport, just 60 minutes away. Need airport pick up and door to door service? Not a problem! We provide private transportation service, including airport pick-up and drop-off, as well as transfers to your lodging and hunting sites. We welcome you just like family.

Need group transportation? Not a problem! We can provide charter services for up to 8 guests, including luggage and access to unlimited range land 20 minutes from the Heritage lodge. We are here to make this an easy and wonderful hunting excursion for you!


Contact us to help us start building your customized Upland Bird, Whitetail Deer and Wild Turkey hunting experience!

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