The Best Nest


For Sale: Premier Horse, Hunting & Fishing Estate  |  Glenwood, Iowa

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25978 Pathfield Rd, Glenwood, IA 51534

$895,000 with 5.5 acres*

*additional land for purchase available

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Listing Agent: Tim Reeder

Best Nest | Fine Details

25978 Pathfield Rd, Glenwood, IA 51534


Just added to the market for $895,000 including the house, buildings, and 5.5 acres of endless possibilities! Your private resort just 35 minutes from Omaha. If you love the outdoors, this is the spot for you. The acreage is located in the Southwest Iowa region called the Loess Hills. Great retreat for outdoor recreational interests to hunt, fish, horseback ride, ATV, hike, golf, swim, or just relax and enjoy a level of peace and quiet you rarely experience elsewhere.

Ranch Style Home

  • 5,800 sq. ft. home designed with spectacular nature and lake views 

  • 5 bedrooms

  • 5 baths

  • hardwood floors and skylights

  • basement offers guest bedrooms, a second kitchen, private office, pool room, and children's play area







Secluded setting with private lakes stocked with fish just waiting for your bass boat. The lake stretches for almost a mile and has numerous fingers and branches that connect to the main channel. It is feed by creeks and springs, and has approx. 3.45 miles of shoreline and is over 35 feet deep. Bass, Bluegill, crappie, and catfish are in abundance. EZ Dock system reaches out for your boats and diving board and ladder for swimming. 


Located on a dead-end road, seclusion is key, only seeing one neighbor and the rest over a mile away. The land here is abounding with deer and turkey, and the waterfowl is amazing. 


Nature and the outdoors

It's beautiful park-like landscape is great for all kinds of uses, including horseback, ATV, and walking activities. Large groups of waterfowl, geese, ducks, heron, eagles and other migratory birds make their regular returns to the lake. The lake and forest combination creates a natural wildlife sanctuary, emphasizing waterfowl with wild geese and ducks; an average of 40 goslings are hatched to pairs of wild Canadian geese each year on the lake.  Also commonly seen are deer, beaver, owls, raccoon, and many many bird species.


Additional Details about the House

Main Level

  • Large eat-in kitchen with beautiful oak cabinets and tile floor.

  • Large 20x25 tiled Great Room surrounded with 44 linear feet of windows that overlooks the lake.

  • Large living room and formal dining room with hardwood floors, (3) skylights and french doors.

  • Large master bedroom with walkout covered deck; master bath with whirlpool tub, and skylight.

  • Beautiful 2,000 sq ft wrap around deck with covered area and outdoor fireplace give a great lakeview.

  • Country rustic 3-season porch off kitchen that backs up as a guest bedroom.


Basement Level

  • Basement finished with large rooms with fireplace and walkout concrete covered patio to lake level.

  • Below the deck is a drain system that allows outside covered patio area usage during wet weather.

  • Basement has complete kitchen, tile floor, two large bedrooms, full bathroom, and a children’s playroom.

  • Gorgeous office with large windows that offers a relaxing view of the lake can also be a guest bedroom.

  • Abundant food storage area in basement kitchen also has a combination tornado shelter / storage room.

  • Outside bathroom and shower to conveniently keep the kids or visitors outdoors and close to the water.



  • Underground utilities (phone and power).

  • Large 3-car attached garage with plenty of quality built-in storage cabinets.

  • Roof replaced in 2016 with 50-year shingles.

  • House has been recently painted with forever paint.

  • All exposed fascia boards are metal wrapped.



  • High production water well provides plenty of water for all the buildings.

  • Buried power and water lines throughout property to all the buildings.

  • (5) RV hook-ups with power and water near the house, barn, and shop building.

  • Two HVAC systems:

    • Carrier infinity high efficiency and furnace and AC system on main house.

    • Second zoned system in West Wing area of the house.

  • High efficiency windows throughout the home.

  • Furnace’s and hot water heaters are LP gas.

  • House is very well insulated and efficient.

  • House and outbuildings are wired with backup generator (Onan 30KW) running on propane fuel.

  • Premium water softener system, and two reverse osmosis (R/O) drinking water systems.

  • ADT custom security system for intrusion, fire, and flood.



  • Large 3-car garage with built in custom cupboards.

  • Attached “Garden Garage” for landscaping equipment, tools, ATV or golf cart.

  • Second level observatory and sleeping loft.



  • Horse/animal barn (40 x 40) with power and water. (4) Horse stalls connected with outside paddocks. Both tack room and cleaning room have concrete floors. Unfinished room upstairs is 1,600 sq. ft.

  • Work shop building (42 x 30) with power, water, and concrete floor.

  • Pole barn (40 x 60) with power.

  • Storage Building (38 x 9) with power.

  • (2) Chicken coops with power and water.


Yard & Landscaping

  • Wide variety of trees and shrubs, flowering Japanese lilac trees, Oaks, Maples, Walnut, Ginko, Linden, Conifers, Weeping Willow, Cyprus, & flowering crabs.

  • Raised bed vegetable garden including multiple water hydrants and protected with deer fence.

  • Custom in-ground sprinkler system that has pump-house (from lake) for both lawn and garden.





The Land

  • Pasture with high tensile wire, barbless fencing.

  • Pasture utilizes 16 foot gates for easy transfer and equipment access.

  • Balance of acreage is presently in alfalfa, approximately 20 acres.

Property Activity List

All kinds of outdoor recreational choices:

  • Camping

  • RV’s

  • 4-Wheeling

  • Snowmobiling

  • Bicycling

  • ATV Riding

  • Horseback riding

  • Off-road racing, motocross

  • Golf

  • Cross country skiing

  • Other activities 

    • Holiday party location

    • Family reunions

    • Business Meetings

    • Outdoor concerts

    • Weddings

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