*Northwest Iowa is a region that’s big on beef and that means Ida County was making another appearance on the T-Bone Trail! Our visit to Ida County was funded and sponsored by the Western Iowa Tourism Region. Some of the goods, meals and services were complimentary. The views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant!
Keep the good times going on Highway 20 in Northwest Iowa and into Ida County! The rural getaways folks are looking for are picking up a lot of steam, and these Ida County communities are supplying some terrific options for travelers wanting a taste of the good life in Western Iowa. The convenience of what small towns offer is a giant perk during my travels because I’m always looking for restaurants, shops, markets, lodging and Main Street charm within minutes of each other. Holstein, Iowa has just what I need for this concept!
A Whole Lotta Holstein
Dusk in Holstein
Some of the most picturesque photos we took all summer were during a three county trip on Old Highway 20. Holstein is one of the communities on this historic path that goes coast to coast, and the endless Western Iowa horizons seemed to be calling out for a perfect photo-op when we were enjoying Ida County.
Let’s Eat Steak
People all over NW-Iowa talk about Holstein’s authority when it comes to pizza. However, this popular establishment is known for more than their delicious pizzas with cream cheese and beefy BBQ brisket. Backdraft Bar & Grill is back on The T-Bone Trail!
We’ve been to a lot of Cobblestone Inn & Suites properties throughout Iowa including a return visit to this one in Holstein! They kept up the positive momentum we’ve had with their hotels because it was another pleasurable stay in Ida County!
The staff was amazing once again at Holstein’s Cobblestone Inn & Suites. Hot breakfast, tidy rooms, comfortable beds and stone’s throw from everything in town. Like fresh coffee….
Roadside Attractions in Ida Grove
Castles, castles and more castles! No, I’m not talking about Europe or some put-put golf course. I’m talking about Ida Grove, Iowa!
Big and beautiful burgers is what I was in the market for when I arrived to Zimmy’s Bar & Grille. Their regulars highly recommended that we stop here for some of the most mouthwatering burger selrctions in the area. Well, that’s all I needed to hear!
Ida County provided some scrumptious meals and more castles you can shake a jousting stick at. A Holstein Main Street that’s still creating timeless memories for generations of local families and visitors that look forward to their travels through this rural beauty in Northwest Iowa. Catch a sunset and beefy meal in Ida County like we did!
Make your reservations for Cobblestone Inn & Suites-Holstein on their website.