Midwest Living Review
While staying at the Charm Countryview Inn, you don't have to go far to commune with the local Mennonite community. It's run by a Mennonite couple, and thus the rooms have no televisions, Internet or telephones, and smoking and drinking aren't allowed on premises. What it does have are ruffled curtains on the windows, old-fashioned quilts on the beds and an amazing hilltop setting with sweeping views of white-fenced farm fields where alpacas graze. The inn has 15 rooms, all with in-suite baths, priced $99 to $135. Bounteous breakfasts include sausages, banana and bran muffins, scrambled eggs, shredded potatoes with cheese sauce, stuffed French toast and fruit slush. In the evening, desserts like chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting and spice cake with cream-cheese filling are served with fresh coffee, and you can help yourself to freshly made mint iced tea, soft drinks, bottled water and ice-cream cups in the fridge. The innkeepers often begin breakfast with an inspirational reading or story. If you don't find that off-putting, we highly recommend this unique, quality inn in a serenely stunning setting.