Foreside Acres is truly a home-away-from-home! Enjoy full access to our large kitchen and formal dining room. The sunken living room features a railroad theme complete with wood burning oven, dining car booths, and an overhead model train that runs around the entire room. Its sitting area has a large TV with a fainting couch and comfy chairs to enjoy each other’s company. Free wifi throughout the house.
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A unique stop for families! Foreside Acres has an on-site vintage playground. Continually growing, each piece has been saved or salvaged from playgrounds across the state of Iowa.
• Elephant slide: A former fixture to the Iowa State Fairgrounds, these elephant slides were a popular during the 1960s. Many were manufactured by Miracle Playground Co., formerly headquartered here in Grinnell. An anvil was traded for this slide which started our vintage playground adventure.
• Merry-go-round: Sourced from the literal scrap pile, our merry-go-round was saved from Grinnell’s own Ahrens Park after a recent renovation to its playgrounds. The second piece added to our playground, we managed to grab it before it went to a landfill!
Grass Tennis Court
A labor of love taking seven years to complete, we have carved a full regulation size grass tennis court into our hillside! This surface is unique for our area. Come experience the joy of playing on grass!
One and a half acres in size, our pond has been a feature of our land since the 1950’s. If you’re feeling lucky, head out early in the morning and see what you can pull in! We’re stocked with large-mouth bass, crappie, bluegill, perch, catfish, and grass carp.