Bluegill season! Everyone is bringing in their limits, and they've brought in a few walleye, too!
Bluegill season! Everyone is bringing in their limits, and they've brought in a few walleye, too!
Little River Lake - Get fishing reports, maps, and regulations on this page:
Check out these events at our county parks this summer!
Iowa Fishing Licenses & Laws: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing-Licenses-Laws
Fishing Regulations for 2019: file:///C:/Users/Admin/Downloads/regs_fish.pdf
Good news, folks! Ice fishing season is over, but it's about time to get those boats out on the water!
The lake is now ICE FREE!! We plan to get the docks in ASAP and will post an update when that is done. Thank you!
Friendly hospitality is important to us! We want you to feel comfortably at home when you visit us. 😃
These quotes were taken from the article, "Survey: Unfriendly Hotel Staff Frustrating" in the Asian Hospitality journal:
> Most hotels tell their staff to be friendly with guests, but a new survey commissioned by hotel communications software producer ALICE found that unfriendly employees really are a big problem for travelers.
> 62% of respondents complained that unfriendly staff are the most frustrating part of their hotel stay.
> Friendly hotel staff is a priority for 49% of those travelers.
> Hospitality is a feeling guests get, and personalization is how it is delivered.
Little River Lake is open water! There might be few bits of ice in the shallows by the trees, but the main boat ramp is open.
Good tips to reduce problems with losing your luggage while traveling!
These 14 tips can help you avoid having any baggage issues.
Today's report for ice on Little River Lake - it's still GOOD!
What's the status of the ice for fishing?
Have you recently been to any places like the ones mentioned in this article? They are few and far between these days... We can offer one experience: we still have "normal" keys with those plastic tags!
For better or worse, today's hotels have phased out these features that used to be commonplace.
Little River Inn Motel
And here's a list of the amenities offered in an early motel chain:
Green Gables Tourist Camp --- located two miles South of McAlester, Oklahoma. Postcard.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE
We love true "mom & pop" motels! Here's the story of an early motel chain.
From the SCA Article Archives – Lyell Henry, professor emeritus of political science at Mount Mercy University, asks, were Green Gable Cabin Camps the first modern motel franchise?
Good info for the Anterless Season starting tomorrow (Jan 11-27)!
Lots of this going on this year
There aren't as many mom & pop motels as there used to be! What are some favorites that you've discovered on your travels?
In the first three decades of the 20th century, America cemented its love affair with the automobile. For the first time, most people – no matter their struggle or station in life – could hop in their cars, hit the road and escape from the places and circumstances that bound them.
Smoke the Town BBQ Competition Oct 12-13, 2018.
Grand Champion: $1,000
Reserve Grand Champion: $500
1st Place in Each Category: $250
2nd Place in Each Category: $100
3rd Place in Each Category: $75
4th Place in Each Category: $50
5th Place in Each Category: Trophy
Visit this website to register: http://smokethetown.com/event-information
The second annual Smoke the Town BBQ Competition in Leon, Iowa will be held October 12-13, 2018. The event will include a street dance on Friday night, and the BBQ cookoff and other community activities, including the Fall Festival, will take place on Saturday. Check back soon for a list of events...
Wow! Little River Lake is on the list!
We are excited to report that Field and Stream Magazine voted Little River Lake to it's list of the " 50 Best Fishing Spots in America"!
The shower houses and campgrounds at Slip Bluff and Little River will open for the season this Friday (March 30th). Little River Bait Shop will also open for the season this Friday, but will be closed Easter Sunday.
Bait shop Spring hours are as follows:
Wed.-Sun. 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:30
See you soon!!
Wow - take a look at this! Congratulations to one of our guests here!
Hmmm-mmmm - BBQ Cook-Off coming up soon! Come check it out or enter the contest!
Smoke the Town is an annual KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Competition in Leon, Iowa.
Great info on unusual occurrences you might observe during the eclipse!
Everyone talks about how visually stunning it is when the darkened Moon fully covers the face of the Sun in a total solar eclipse. And i...
For those of you planning to take photos of the eclipse, consider your camera... https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/dont-let-the-solar-eclipse-break-your-camera/xommg5yze6rux4xq_alewlhi-mefmzuj
Total solar eclipses don’t happen often and they aren’t easy to take pictures of either, but if you don’t have the right protection, you could very easily break your digital camera or the camera on your phone.
Grab a chair or blanket, then enjoy a great summer evening outdoors with the UNDER THE STARS movie event! They'll have popcorn, but make it even better by having a picnic. Don't forget the bug repellent. :)
The annual Leon Rodeo is coming up soon - July 1-4! https://www.facebook.com/leon.rodeo?fref=nf&pnref=story
A gorgeous Memorial Day weekend! Here's a little reminder of the solemnity behind our freedom to spend time with friends & family:
Summer's almost here! ... and so are the ticks and mosquitoes. For all who love the great outdoors, here are some great ideas & recipes for natural repellents for you and your faithful dog.
If you need to keep it really simple, just dab a couple of drops of peppermint, lavender, or eucalyptus (or a mix of these) on your clothes. Or dilute the oils with lotion or a simple oil like olive, jojoba, or almond, and slap some on your skin.
Peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus oils are even available in the Walmart pharmacy section. You can also spritz your camping area or lawn chairs to keep the biting things at bay.
Go - enjoy the outdoors!
Blue gill are biting! They're in the shallows at Little River Lake, and everyone seems to be catching their limit.
Crappies, on the other hand, are slow to start this year. But that could change any minute...
Crappie fishing coming right up!
Our fisheries biologists tell you the most valuable lures to have in your tackle box!
Come see us the 1st weekend of June!
Five towns in two states have joined together for Junkin' on the Jefferson. It will provide a week-end of shopping and other fun events. Bethany & Eagleville, Missouri, along with Osceola, Lamoni and Leon, Iowa are hosting this program. For more info, contact the Lamoni Area Chamber of Commerce, or other members of the Jefferson Highway Association in that area.
SPRING! It's greening up around here - time to go fishing. :)
Any of you fishermen seen one of these?
While Iowa anglers have reeled in a 93-pound bighead carp and a 101-pound blue catfish, neither of those can dethrone Iowa’s largest official state record fish.
Activities of the week in the area: ice fishing & quail hunting!
Little River Inn Motel & Guest House's cover photo
Pretty sure this was originally a motor lodge (motel), with the small building in corner comprising of two bathrooms shared by all the cabins/cottages.
Shotgun Season (deer) is in full swing!
Would you enjoy a motel room like this one?
The Skylodge Adventure Suites in Cusco, Peru, take glamping to a whole new level.
Come enjoy the fishing! We have boat hookups, fish cleaning station, and a freezer to freeze your catch.
Little River Recreation Area was named the #1 fall fishing spot in the Mt. Ayr District for 2016! Check out this article from our district Fisheries Biologist updating fishing in Southern Iowa.
SEPTEMBER - Best Fishing Days!
Our fishing calendar offers the best time of day to fish, but are subject to change by local conditions such as high winds, storms, or cold. These forecasts are based on fishing experiences over many years.
Wow, fascinating - when we think of how much work that will be, we're just happy to have a small town place. It could an interesting facility to visit, though, just to see how they operate. Meanwhile, come visit us and make yourself at home...
Each year, more than 15 million Muslims from all around the world make a spiritual pilgrimage to the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. With that many visitors, the area needs plenty of hotel space. And, as Travel + Leisure reports, it will soon...
Today is our 10-year anniversary with the Little River Inn Motel! The motel has been in operation since 1951, but we signed papers making us the new owners 10 years ago today.
Tuesday, July 26 - RAGBRAI overnight stay! Click on these helpful links:
* http://ragbraileon.com/ Browse through all those tabs for great information on camping, vendors, maps and more.
* https://jcgland.app.box.com/s/h8cegjjmha6mbdqv18a3f3ji6wh3khia Direct link to maps
Welcome! Thank you to our sponsors! We couldn’t pull off this event without your help. Click the graphic below to learn more about our sponsors! In the heart of southern Iowa lies the small town of Leon, just minutes from Interstate 35 and at the intersection of Highways 2 and 69. With a population…
RODEO WEEKEND! July 1-4 - Fairgrounds in Leon. July 4 parade, fireworks, & more.
A couple of motel guests are involved in helping their community - and the bicycling community - heal from the Kalamazoo bicycle accident. Read the article here: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/five-bicycles-in-kalamazoo/ar-AAh3BcP?li=BBnbcA1
How a vibrant cycling community in Western Michigan copes with an unthinkable tragedy
If any RAGBRAI riders are still looking for lodging, try this site our community set up for matching riders with hosts: www.ragbraileon.com
RAGBRAI is coming to Leon, Tuesday, July 26!
Our motel and guest house are completely booked, but our community is working on organizing other lodging. When that’s ready, we’ll post it here. Enjoy your stay in our community!
Meanwhile, see our website at http://littleriverinnmotel.com/news/ for ideas for alternative lodging.
RAGBRAI – 2016 Posted on January 26, 2016 by mjllbeemer RAGBRAI is coming to Leon, Tuesday, July 26! Our motel and guest house are completely booked, but our community is working on organizing other lodging. When that’s ready, we’ll post it here. Enjoy your stay! Meanwhile, here are some ideas for a…
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