Hotel Year Built 2007 Year Remodeled 2007 Additional Property Description This Grinnell, Iowa hotel is located near Grinnell College. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Inn and Suites offers a peaceful and private location with well appointed guestrooms and an upscale, comfortable lobby. Travelers are one mile from Grinnell Airport and 55 miles from the Des Moines Airport. Guests of this hotel are welcome to enjoy a daily complimentary full breakfast in a spacious dining room and the use of high speed Internet free of charge. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Inn and Suites features a beautiful and airy indoor heated swimming pool. Other hotel amenities include a hot tub and well equipped workout room. This hotel is three miles from Grinnell College and Iowa Valley Community College and is also near Buena Vista University and Marshalltown Community College. Hotel guests are 12 miles from NASCAR events at the Iowa Speedway and 20 miles from events at the Knoxville Raceway. Fun Valley Ski Area, Adventure Land and Six Flags Amusement Park are also nearby. Make a reservation today and save at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Inn and Suites.
The smells of hay and freshly picked apples mingle with the shouts of children on the annual Erie Shores Farm Tour. An organized event between four very different, yet equally welcoming, farm facilities, the self-guided tour encompasses fall foods and a range of harvest-themed activities. Hillcrest Orchards welcomes visitors with attractions such as hayrides, a corn maze, and pedal carts, while staff at Dostall Farms lead their guests on a guided tour of their humane meat-processing facility, where animals are fed only grass or corn. The event ends with a prize drawing at Matus Winery, where staff also give a guided tour of the wine-making facilities, including the giant barrel where the winemakers sleep every night. To ensure participants don't lose their ways, Erie Shores Farm Tour provides a complimentary map and suggested travel routes between locations.