Larch Pine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Awarded "Outstanding Lodging Property" by the Iowa Tourism Office in 2021 and rated one of Iowa's top 10 cozy Bed & Breakfasts, Larch Pine Inn is nestled in the heart of Clear Lake, Iowa. When it comes to an enjoyable lake vacation or a quick retreat from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Larch Pine Inn offers the perfect escape for you and your family. With a daily three-course breakfast, whirlpool-style bathtubs and a breezy wrap around, screened-in porch, you’ll have everything you need for a memorable, but relaxing getaway.
Located an hour and half from Des Moines, the Inn is situated on half an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens and hosts four guest rooms with private baths in the Main House and the Crow’s Nest - a one-bedroom apartment above the two-stall garage. Larch Pine Inn blends modern amenities with the charm and character of its romantic Victorian roots. All guest rooms are tastefully decorated and fully furnished with a comfortable king or queen size bed, hotel quality bedding, in-room private bathrooms, and so much more.
Once here, the Larch Pine Inn is a perfect home base for all Clear Lake has to offer. Park your car and take a short walk to the most popular attractions - one block to the lake, two blocks to the historic Surf Ballroom, and three blocks to downtown.
Take your shoes off and stay awhile at the Larch Pine Inn Bed & Breakfast.
The Larch Pine Inn has four guest rooms with private baths in the Main House (the Harbor, Regatta, Spinnaker and Mooring Rooms) and the Crow’s Nest, a one-bedroom apartment above the two stall garage. All guest rooms are tastefully decorated and fully furnished with a comfortable king or queen size bed, Comphy Company hotel quality linens, pillows, comforters and bedding, WiFi and Flat Screen Smart TVs. All guests at Larch Pine Inn are welcome to enjoy the wrap around screened-in porch. We proudly serve Cabin Coffee’s ‘Cabin Breakfast’ blend of coffee. Guests will find everything they need to make their first cup of coffee in the kitchen of the Main House and in the Crow’s Nest – coffee pot, filters, filtered water, coffee cups/mugs, stevia and creamer (in the fridge). Should any issues arise during your stay, there is an Innkeeper just a phone call away to answer any questions or help should you need assistance.
“We had such a great stay at Paula and Ken's Larch Pine Inn Bed and Breakfast. The brand new bed was super comfortable, great jacuzzi tub and shower was perfect after a long hot day outside for a wedding. Paula had bundt cake waiting for us when we got in that evening and the most amazing breakfast prepared for us, served on the screened-in porch, in the morning. Ken gave us a great tour of the house and history of the property and recommended a nice walk down to the lake after breakfast. We are looking forward to our next visit.”
“Ken and Paula couldn't have been kinder or more attentive. They have new mattresses (even pillows of different softnesses) and getting everything in ship-shape. The three-course breakfast was amazing. And they are perfectly located—a ten-minute walk from both the town square to the south, and the historic Surf Ballroom to the north. You will not find friendlier or more generous hosts!”
“The stay was perfect! We enjoyed the warm hospitality and cozy feel you've created. It made me think of the Danish concept of "hygge." The bed was comfortable too. The deluxe breakfast was fantastic, and the history of the Inn was nice. I've been to many hotels in almost 40 different countries, and thought the Larch Pine was very charming. We look forward to staying there again on my next visit to Clear Lake.”
The Crow's Nest
The Crow’s Nest is comfortably decorated and a perfect getaway for longer term stays and families. This one-bedroom apartment offers a king-size bed, queen-size pull-out sofa and plenty of room to set up the queen-sized inflatable guest bed stored in the bedroom closet. Other amenities include a great room with living and dining area and a fully equipped kitchen, office space, flat-screen TV, fireplace, whirlpool tub/shower, and stack washer & dryer.