Enjoy the peace and comfort of Onion Creek Farm and Guest House located just minutes from the heart of Ames and Iowa State University. Our guest house has two comfortable bedrooms, a kitchenette and a shared bath with composting toilet. A whole-house fan cools the house in summer and passive solar design helps warm the rooms in winter, along with wood heat; there is no air conditioning. 

We've been growing high quality food for our local market using organic methods since 1998. Onion Creek Farm produces greens, herbs, onions, garlic, beans, heirloom tomatoes and much more. Joe drives an electric pickup truck to deliver our vegetables each week.  OCF strives to be an example of sustainable design and environmentally conscious living. We enjoy music, dance, good food, guests and lively conversation.

Amenities include lovely gardens, internet access, morning bird song, walks in the woods, great sunsets and rocking chairs on the porch. Come and enjoy a good night’s sleep. 


We are located on the northwest edge of Ames, Iowa. Travel north on North Dakota Avenue. Go one mile north of the RR track, turn right on Onion Creek Lane (gravel). Follow signs… stay to the left as the road forks.


Single room – $75/night*

Two room suite including the kitchenette – $135/night*

*We do not serve breakfast.


Call Lonna or Joe at 515-292-0117 to make your reservation with cash, check or card.