Whiterock Resort (Formerly Garst Farm Resort) – Coon Rapids, Iowa

Whiterock Resort (Formerly Garst Farm Resort) – Coon Rapids, Iowa

In mid-February 2007 Garst Farm Resorts was donated by Liz Garst and her family to the Whiterock Conservancy and it was renamed the Whiterock Resort!  While the name has changed, the experience has not! 

The Resort offers outdoor recreation including the best trail riding in Iowa. Rent a canoe, mountain bike, draft horse wagon or gator. Take a tour of commercial or alternative agriculture, learn about prairies, astronomy, raptors, local history and more. Try out one of the 35 fishing ponds, take a hike, try bird watching. Visit the buffalo herd and the unique gift shop. Stroll the expansive gardens, and admire the family antiques and Khrushchev photo collection. Farm tours and astronomy tours can be arranged.

This is the farm where Soviet Premier Khrushchev visited in 1959, visitors can take advantage of several types of accommodations—bed-and-breakfast farmhouse, cottages, and facilities that can handle larger groups.

Admission – Fees are charged

Directions – ½ mile east of Coon Rapids on State Highway 141 50058

Hours – year-around (call for hours and tour schedule)

Phone – (712) 684-2964  

 

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