Come Rest at Come Away Cottage

Come Away Cottage is a home away from home, a sanctuary provided for full time pastors, ministers, and church leaders. Provided by Pastor David and Mary Grandon, Come Away Cottage is intended as a ministry and a blessing to our church and ministry leaders, so if you need a break, a getaway, or just someplace new to Come Rest in His love please feel free to use Come Away Cottage. See below for booking information.
Front of Come Rest Cottage

About the Cottage

  • Purchased by Pastor David and Mary Grandon in 2007 for the specific purpose of blessing ministers and church leaders.
  • Its sole purpose is to be used as a getaway, thus no one lives in the cottage and it remains vacant when it is not booked.
  • It is equipped with a full kitchen! This includes a stove, oven, toaster, coffee pot and fridge.
  • It has a full washer and dryer for laundry convenience.
  • The cottage has two full bedrooms and one bathroom.
  • It has two living room areas.
  • Come Away Cottage is nestled in the small community of Edgewood, Iowa.
  • The cottage is located directly across the street from the beautiful city park.
  • One of the largest advantages of the cottage is that it is only a 15-20 minute drive from the spectacular Backbone State Park. Backbone State Park has 21 miles of trails, including trails designed specifically for mountain biking. It has cliffs of rugged dolomite limestone that will delight any rock climber. The park is also an excellent place to fish for trout, camp, or picnic!
  • Come Away Cottage is only an hour drive from the great Mississippi river and just an hour and twenty minutes from the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge which includes walking trails, canoing, and fishing.

All of these features make the Come Away Cottage a great get away for any minister or full time church leader. Be blessed with a weekend getaway, or bring the kids for a week long family vacation. Whatever you use the cottage for we hope that it is a huge blessing for you and your family. Because this cottage is meant to be a blessing, there is no fee for using the cottage. Pastor David and Mary do ask for a small donation of $12 a day or $50 a week in order to cover utilities and taxes. The grounds are up-kept by the neighbor, but we ask that each guest be their own housekeeper and that they leave the cottage clean and ready for its next guests.

Booking Come Away Cottage

To book Come Away Cottage contact Pastor David and Mary Grandon directly:

Contact by Phone

  • David's cell - 319-213-3170
  • Mary's cell - 319-213-2166

Contact by Email


After you contact Pastor David and Mary they will send you any additional information via email. Come Away Cottage is booked at a first come first serve basis. We ask that all reservations be made at least two weeks in advance. Should you need additional information please feel free to contact Pastor David.

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