Our Area

Covered Bridge Realty is located in Winterset, in scenic Madison County, Iowa. We are centrally located to Polk, Union, Adams, Warren, and Clarke counties, and serve the surrounding communities of St. Charles, Macksburg, Peru, Truro, Earlham, Lorimor, and more. We can provide you with helpful insights about Madison County and the area, and we can show you why real estate in Madison County, Iowa is truly something to be desired.

Madison County

Madison County is known around the world for our Covered Bridges, made famous by the Robert Waller book The Bridges of Madison County, and the movie by the same name, which starred Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.

The Madison County communities of Winterset, Truro, Earlham, St. Charles, Patterson, Macksburg, East Peru, and Bevington offer small town living with easy lifestyles and a reasonable commute to the capital city of Des Moines which is home to major events and attractions.

Events, Places and Items of Interest

The Covered Bridge Festival – a tradition since 1970, and held the 2nd full weekend in October promoting the gorgeous fall colors and our famous covered bridges

John Wayne Birthplace & Museum – Ground breaking will take place in early Spring, 2014, for the only museum in the world to honor “The Duke.”

Madison County Court House — Located in historic Winterset, this beautiful structure is made from native limestone and serves as the hub for our county officials.

East Peru – home of the first Delicious apple and Apple Days Festival

Clark Tower in the City Park – erected in 1926 as a memorial to the county’s first pioneer family by its descendants. You’ll be amazed by the views from the top!

Wineries, Bed and Breakfast establishments, and MORE!

Community Links

City of Winterset

Parks and Rec/City of Winterset

Madison County

Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Madison County Health Care

Madison County Historical Society

Winterset Art Center

Winterset Community Schools

Winterset Madisonian

Winterset Public Library