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Dayton Stagecoach Inn

Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Dayton Stagecoach Inn
•Fully-equipped kitchen
•Dining room
•Sitting room and full bath on both levels
•Sleeps up to nine people in three separate bedrooms
     *The Coachman Room on the first level has a single bed.
     *The Innkeeper Room on the second level has a queen bed.
     *The Bunk Room on the second level can sleep six on two bunkbeds, each with a lower double bed.
• The grounds of the Inn feature a mowed walking path, wooden deck, fire ring and grill, and picnic area.
Note: Showers allow ADA access, but the historic thick brick walls precluded the installation of wheelchair accessible doors. Bring your own bedding and toiletries.
Historic Visits Historic Visits at Dayton Stagecoach Inn

Seth Dayton was the first registered settler in Beaver Township. As one of his numerous enterprises, he built an Inn along the old Des Moines to Fort Dodge stagecoach route. Portions of the route were later incorporated into the interurban railroad line, a light rail service that ran between Perry and Des Moines from 1909 until the 1950s. In its history, the building has been an inn, bar, and private home.

Guided historic visits may be arranged by contacting the Forest Park Museum Curator at 515-465-3577.

Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Dayton Stagecoach Inn
Dayton Stagecoach Inn features a mowed walking path on the grounds. The Inn is only a few minutes' drive from the High Trestle Trail and Raccoon River Valley Trail.