Larch Pine Inn

Rated as one of Iowa’s “Top 10 Cozy Bed and Breakfasts”, the 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, the Larch Pine Inn offers the perfect escape for you and your family. From a daily three-course breakfast to jacuzzi bathtubs to a breezy screened-in wrap around 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 three guest rooms with private baths in the Main House and the Crow’s Nest - a one-bedroom apartment above the two-stall garage. The house blends modern amenities with the character and refined elegance of its historic Victorian roots.

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 beach, two blocks to the historic Surf Ballroom, and three blocks to downtown.

Take your shoes off and stay awhile at the Larch Pine Inn.

Main House

The Larch Pine Inn has three guest rooms with private baths in the Main House (the Harbor, Mooring and Spinnaker 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, hotel quality, compfy pillows, comforters and bedding, WiFi and Flat Screen Smart TVs. All guests at the 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 on each floor 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 on premise to answer any questions or help should you need assistance.

The Harbor

  • Queen sized bed
  • Private bathroom
  • Fireplace

The Spinnaker

  • King sized bed
  • Private bathroom
  • Kohler bubbler tub with shower

The Mooring

  • Queen sized bed
  • Private bathroom
  • Claw-foot tub with shower


“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 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.

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