Hotel Pattee - Perry, IA

One- or Two-Night Stay with Dinner for Two at Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA

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Boutique Hotel Pays Homage to Iowa History

The Hotel Pattee property is at once a quiet countryside retreat and a carefully curated tribute to Iowa’s history: each of the building’s 40 individually decorated guest rooms is adorned with original art and antiques that highlight elements of Iowa culture. In one room, the color scheme pays homage to the cream and eggs that sustained families during the Great Depression, whereas another room is decorated with a lamp fashioned out of a canary birdcage—a tip of the hat to the region’s coal-mining history, as canaries were often sent into mines to detect gases.

David’s Milwaukee Diner, meanwhile, has dining rooms modeled after passenger trains, complete with coffered ceilings, wood paneling, and murals of the countryside. This Groupon includes entrees for two; you can enjoy American cuisine such as sirloin steak basted in a whiskey glaze or tortilla-encrusted tilapia topped with pineapple salsa. Feel free to finish your day with cocktails at the Inter-Urban Lounge, or play a few frames at the onsite bowling alley.

Works by more than 30 artists are featured throughout the property, including a few pieces by acclaimed woodworker Chris Martin in the Woodworking room. The Russian room is modeled after a dacha, or 18th-century Russian summer house; it commemorates Nikita Khrushchev’s controversial visit to Iowa during the height of the Red Scare.

The hotel just opened a new Aveda spa, too, called Copper Door Spa. You can indulge in a variety of exotic treatments here: the Caribbean Therapy body wrap includes a detoxifying seaweed-wrap mask, and the Pattee signature chakra draws from the healing arts of India to relieve muscle tension.

Perry, Iowa: Quiet Farmland Outside Des Moines

Perry—situated about 40 miles northwest of Des Moines and 140 miles from Omaha—is a small rural town that once served as a major railroad junction. The railroad presence remains strong; there are themed restaurants like the one at Hotel Pattee. In the neighboring town of Boone, you can hop aboard an authentic steam engine that pulls 1920s-era coach cars through the scenic countryside to the old coal-mining town of Frasier. Along the way, you can take in fantastic views of the river valley from the train’s open-air car.

Farming is embedded in Iowa’s history. It’s worth visiting the living-history farms in nearby Urbandale. This 500-acre outdoor museum tells the story of how Iowans transformed the prairies into one of the most productive farmlands in the world. You can also learn how indigenous tribes grew crops in the 18th century and explore a replica of Walnut Hill’s main street as it appeared in 1875.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a standard king room with two dinner entrees at David’s Milwaukee Diner

  • Option 1: $99 for one night, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $199 value)
  • Option 2: $113 for one night, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday (up to a $229 value)
  • Option 3: $169 for two nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $348 value)

Book by: 3/15/13
Travel by: 4/30/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Fitness center with sauna and steam room
  • Bowling alley
  • Aveda spa onsite
  • Hot tub

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/15/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/13. Not valid for 2/1/13 - 2/2/13
  • Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24 hour cancellation notice required or fee up to 50% Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 14% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Rooms are individually decorated. Explore each one by clicking here.

Standard King Room

  • King bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Complimentary Internet access

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $35 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available for an additional fee at booking.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 43 miles from Des Moines International Airport (DSM); about 58 miles from Fort Dodge Regional Airport (FOD)
  • By car: about 40 miles northwest of Des Moines; about 134 miles northeast of Omaha; about 142 miles west of Cedar Rapids

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Customer Reviews

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Linda P. · 30 reviews TOP REVIEWER
May 11, 2013
unique rooms


Christa · 5 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· August 21, 2017
The room was beautiful, unique, cozy and clean! The staff is overly kind and helpful. Everything was better than I expected!!


Judy A. · 1 review
· August 3, 2017
Beautiful Hitel
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