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  • Dayton Stagecoach Inn

    Dayton House Tree
    1. Address:14750 Pecos Court
      Bouton, IA 50039
    2. Phone:(515) 465-3577
    3. Capacity:1 - 10
    1. ADA Restroom
    2. ADA Shower
    3. Air Conditioning
    4. Electricity
    5. Fully Equipped Kitchen
    6. Heat
    7. Lighting
    1. Lodge Rental
    2. Parks and Recreation




Seth Dayton HouseSeth Dayton was the first registered settler in Beaver Township. As one of his numerous enterprises, in 1868 he built an Inn, south of Bouton and Hwy. 141, along the old Des Moines to Fort Dodge stagecoach route. Portions of that route were later incorporated into the interurban railroad line - a light rail service that ran between Perry and Des Moines between 1909 and the 1950s.

The building, a former combination of inn, bar and private home sits on approximately 10 acres of land that includes 150 year old oaks and limited access to Beaver Creek. It is only a few minutes drive to the High Trestle or Raccoon River Valley recreation trails.  

Dayton House 1
The Inn has been restored and developed into a historic site for tours, special programs, and overnight rentals. It has a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, 2 bathrooms with ADA showers, 2 sitting rooms, 3 bedrooms that sleep a total of 9 people, plus an outdoor deck, picnic table and fire ring.

The Coachman Room on the first floor has a single bed, the Inn Keeper Room on the second floor has a queen bed and the Bunk Room on the second floor has 2 bunk beds, each featuring a lower double bed. 




Rental Capacity Cost Amenities Reservations Rental Info
1-9  $92.00/night – Friday or Saturday
$80.00/night – Sunday – Thursday, no minimum
$500.00/week – 7 nights
5% excise tax 

ADA bath/shower
Heat/Air cond
Full kitchen

May 1st - Oct 31st
Reservations accepted 
April - when conditions permit
November - when conditions permit
Call to reserve by the week.
$150.00 deposit 




From Perry, go about 4 miles east on Hwy. 141 to Hwy.169. Take Hwy 169 south 1 mile to gravel 150th St. Turn left (east) and go about 2 miles on 150th St. (same road as Lake Robbins Ballroom) to Pecos Ct. Turn north on gravel Pecos Ct. This dead-ends at the driveway for the Dayton Stagecoach Inn.

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