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  • Sat April 09 2016
  • Posted Apr 10, 2016
The Frontier Shack will be opening Friday April 22nd! Located at the Flat Tire Lounge, in Madrid and The High Trestle Trail!

We have a new menu which includes our Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 2016 Award Winning Bacon Smores!!! YUMMY!

The Frontier Shack is a collabroation between the Hotel Pattee and Flat Tire Lounge to bring you food service on the High Trestle Trail.

BIKEIOWA NOTE: The Bacon Smores were DELICIOUS at the Bacon Fest !! Getcha Some!

About the Frontier Shack

The Hotel Pattee's Frontier Shack is a tribute to the original Frontier Shack, a dining car on the "City of Denver" train that ran from Chicago to Denver.

Train history is a large part of the Hotel Pattee. In David's Milwaukee Diner, the dining areas are inspired by a railroad depot restaurant.

The expansion of the bike trails in Iowa as a result of Rails-To-Trails, created a natural connection as Hotel Pattee expands its food service to the High Trestle Trail in order to connect the ideas of railroads , cycling and history.

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Frontier Shack Grand Opening at the Flat Tire Lounge (May 2015)

About Hotel Pattee

Hotel Pattee is a destination Unto Itself.

The boutique hotel captures the culture and experiences of the local area into its 40 individually themed-rooms and the public spaces. More than 130 pieces of original art by more than 30 artists are on display, honoring noteworthy native sons and daughters of Iowa. Each of our guest rooms and suites is well accessorized for your comfort. Your experience will feature oversized beds, wireless internet access, spacious bathrooms, oversized bath towels and plush robes. Spa tubs and wood-burning fireplaces are available in selected rooms.

Under the recently new ownership of Jay and Denise Hartz, the hotel is a destination for bikers and travelers coming through Central Iowa for your overnight stay, food, drinks, and entertainment.

In 2014 the hotel received two awards - the Visitor's choice award for the "Hotel of the Year" as well as the "Outstanding Lodging Experience" from the State of Iowa’s Tourism Office/Iowa Economic Development Authority,

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About Flat Tire Lounge

The Flat Tire Lounge is only 3 miles from the High Trestle Trail and offers a great atmosphere to hang out with other cyclists and enjoy a cool refreshment (or two).

The Flat Tire Lounge was started by 10 local friends and opened June 2011. The building was originally an old feed store when the train tracks were in. The inside was remodeled featuring a unique bar counter top made with concrete and broken wine bottles polished down for a smooth finish. Their main attraction is there 800 square foot deck that is less than 12 feet from the High Trestle Trail. Over the last few years, we have made many friends and had plenty of great times!

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About the High Trestle Trail

The High Trestle Trail is a former railbed that winds 25 miles through Ankeny, Sheldahl, Slater, Madrid, Woodward and withing the next couple of years, will connect with Bouton before connecting to Perry and the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

The High Trestle Bridge is an award-winning 13 story tall breathtaking bridge that spans the Des Moines River between Madrid and Woodward.

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