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EXPERIENCE AN ADVENTURE

At 'Evans Gate, we give our guests the choice to be as public or private as they want to be. There are plenty of group or solo activities available both in the lodge and outside in the great outdoors.

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HUNTING*

Welcome to Deer hunter's paradise. The expansive acreage is filled with dense forest, streams, and ponds and is prime southern Iowa hunting ground which abounds in white tail deer, mule deer and wild turkey.

*Extra charge applies.

 

BIRD WATCHING

There are plenty of varieties of birds including bald eagles, red tail hawks, goldfinches and indigo buntings. Don't miss out on the "Hummingbird wars" during the summer!

PROXIMITY TO RATHBUN
FISHING

Whether it's out back at the Lodge pond, or at one of the many ponds across our land, you are guaranteed to have a fun time fishing. Largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegills are all abundant.

HIKING & PHOTOGRAPHY

Explore the vast 1200 acres of 'evans Gate Bed and Breakfast.  You'll find the perfect nature setting to get away from the every day. There are plenty of hidden photogenic squirrels.

FIRE PIT

Gather round the warm fire on cool summer nights. Sit back, relax, make a few smores, and watch the night sky light up.

We're just 15 minutes from Honey Creek State Park, and 20 minutes away from Rathbun Marina. Enjoy the beach and Buccaneer Bay Water Park during the day and escape the crowd at night! Check out The Preserve on Rathbun Lake, a beautiful 18-hole golf course.

GAMES ROOM

When Iowa summer heat gets to be too much, head inside to the games room for a game of ping pong, foosball, or air hockey.

Places to go

Check out some of the local attractions and events of Monroe County!

GEORGETOWN
  • St Patrick's Catholic Church - the oldest Catholic church built in Iowa, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places

MORAVIA
ALBIA
  • Courthouse Square

  • Civil War Monument

  • Monroe County Historical Museum

  • Welcome Home Soldier Monument

  • Monroe County Aquatic Center

CHARITON
  • Rathbun Lake

  • Rathbun Marina

  • The Preserve at Lake Rathbun

  • Honey Creek State Park

  • Lake Rathbun Country Music Theater

  • Lucas County Historical Society Museum

  • Red Haw State Park

  • Lake View Golf & Country Club

  • Stephens State Forest

KNOXVILLE
  • Knoxville Raceway

  • National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

  • Lake Red Rock

CENTERVILLE
  • Appanoose Historical and Coal Mining Museum

  • Appanoose Country Club

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