Creating Relationships

People who build many relationships feel fantastic about who they are and always look for the positive in their friendships.

The Lodge of Ashworth

A truly picturesque setting surrounded by mature trees provides seclusion and privacy.

Enjoy Your Own Park

A truly picturesque setting surrounded by mature trees provides seclusion and privacy

Indoor Heated Pool & SPA

Physical activity is key to senior health and well-being.

Fun With Friends

So many fun activities to do you will never be alone.

Dining

Our extraordinary chefs mix up menus frequently to allow for the freshest ingredients.  With Full Table Service

All About Me Time

Sometimes you feel like "Me Time" in your suite with a cup of coffee and a good book.

Welcome to the Lodge of Ashworth

Iowa’s Premier Independent Living Community.

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The Lodge of Ashworth is located in the heart of West Des Moines on historical Ashworth road. A truly picturesque setting surrounded by mature trees provides seclusion and privacy while our location is only a few minutes away from, Valley Junction, Jordon Creek, and Valley West Malls, two minutes to Valley Junction and ten minutes to downtown Des Moines.

The Lodge of Ashworth is an independent all inclusive, no surprises fees or up-charges retirement living community located in a beautiful park-like setting in West Des Moines, Iowa.

-Dirk Roghair

General Manager / 515-344-4820

The Lodge Of Ashworth

Step into The Lodge of Ashworth, and you will immediately feel at home.  Iowa’s premier retirement community offers one of a kind resort-like atmosphere.  Enjoy living genuinely carefree for the first time. If you are considering the option of retirement living, look no further than The Lodge of Ashworth in West Des Moines.

“We Promise You Will Not Look Back.” 

Amenities At The Lodge

Our Suites

Our spacious independent living suites are designed to provide you with space and style for your furnishings and personal treasures. Available suites include One-Bedroom, One Plus & Two Bedrooms and Two + Bedroom Suites.  Stop by today for a tour.

Senior Health

Physical activities for seniors have proven that it slows the decline of dementia and will keep senior’s bodies more healthy.  The Lodge has several physical activities daily you can get involved in, including the Fitness Center, Indoor Heated Pool, Fitness Programs designed for you, Walking Clubs and Green fees at Willow Creek.

Underground Parking

One of our favorite assets to our members is our heated underground secured parking right below your building.  Also in the underground parking, every member receives a heated secure storage space for all the treasures that you want to store.  It’s great for the holiday decorations; our staff will even bring your stored items to your suite.  We have a fully furnished woodworking shop, in the garage

Dining

At The Lodge of Ashworth, the choice is paramount, and dining is no exception. When it comes to meals, the lodge takes the cake; you will get a five-star experience every time you dine. With fresh, seasonal menus created by our talented team of chefs.

Activities

The Lodge Of Ashworth’s Program design and activities allows every member to experience wide-ranging life enhancement.  Our exciting programs are gratifying and inspire our members to have a good time every day. The members never get bored with daily actives. We support seniors to live the life they hunger.

Guest Services

The Lodges Guest Services impacts our members and their families, no matter the challenges our professional staff treats you and your family, like our family.  Our team often become essential foundations in the sensitive support system of members and  visiting loved-ones as well.  We have 24/7 emergency support, security, and 24/7 front desk help.  Stop by and say hello.

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You Are Not Alone

As children, you never want the “kids vs. parents” character. You have to include your parent/s when doing your due diligence on senior living always asking their opinions. Take your parent/s to the Lodges website and let them look around at all we have to offer.

Members can bring their pets, furniture and all their treasures.  The next step is to contact the Lodge for a free personal tour and lunch, check out all we have to offer please stop and talk to a member and ask them how they fell about all that the Lodge of Ashworth has to offer.

We realized many seniors need a little help with daily living. Moreover, as our nation’s treasures, they certainly deserved not just to survive, but to thrive enjoy the finer things in life such as five-star dining, friendly staff, and everything the Lodge of Ashworth has to offer our members.

You do not have to do it alone, give us a call.  We Are Here To Help.

515-224-4824

When Is The Time Right To Contact the Lodge

Deciding if the time is now for senior living for yourself or a loved one is an exceedingly personal decision, constructed on many influences specific to your family. There are a few questions below, see how many “YES” answers you have.  If you answered “YES” to some, most or all of them, then reach-out to The Lodge Of Ashworth, call us today and set up a personal tour that fits your schedule.

Answer These Questions:

  • Have bills and other financial responsibilities been sliding?
  • Hard getting your mail and garbage?
  • Need help unloading your groceries from your car?
  • Are you lonely? just sitting around?

Answer These Questions:

  • Is keeping your house picked up hard?
  • Are you are nervous about falling?
  • Getting together with friends or family seems unpleasant?
  • Have a few meals been missed?

The Lodges Suites

Leasing Details

The Lodge of Ashworth has a Security deposit for the one bedroom suites of $1,500.00 for the two-bedroom suites is a $2,000.00 deposit; Leasing requires a twelve-month contract, after twelve months the agreement will continue going to a month to month lease. First and last month’s lease payment is due upon signing of the lease if you have a second occupant add $200.00.   

 

Multiple Floor Plans to Choose.

One Bedroom Suites

Square Footage

710 - 935 Sq. Ft.

Monthly Fee

$850 - $1,550

Refundable Entrance Fee

$109,000- $145,000

When You Want To Lease

Leasing Rates

$2,160 - $2,600

Prices subject to change without notification

Sample pricing only!

One Plus Two Bedroom Suites

Square Footage

987 - 1,110 Sq. Ft.

Monthly Fee

$900 - $2,400

Refundable Entrance Fee

$151,000 - $186,000

When You Want To Lease

Leasing Rates

$2,660 - $3,400

Prices subject to change without notification

Sample pricing only!

Two Plus Bedroom Suites

Square Footage

1,119 - 1,729 Sq. Ft.

Monthly Fee

$1,200 - $2,675

Refundable Entrance Fee

$190,000 - $289,000

When You Want T

Prices subject to change without notification

Sample pricing only

So Much To Do And See Around The Lodge

The Lodge of Ashworth members has so many opportunities to attend events and so much to do in the surrounding community. We offer scheduled transportation, as well as personal shuttle service, and arrange outings to popular destinations. We also work to bring cultural programming to the Lodge of Ashworth throughout the year.

Some examples of events and activities we have arranged for members offsite include:

Des Moines Playhouse Events/Celebrations, Concerts, Dances, and Socials.  Movie Theaters/Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino/Des Moines Civic Center Events and Concerts/Golfing, Iowa Cubs and other Local Sporting Events

Informative Lectures and Guest Speakers /Des Moines Library/Walking Groups/Biking Groups/Lunch Out/Pet Therapy/Card Clubs /Gardening/Shopping /Parades and Holiday Lights Tours.

The Lodge of Ashworth: “It’s Just A Good Time”

The Lodge of Ashworth Lifestyle

At The Lodge of Ashworth, our members bring together interesting people who share their skills and experiences. We provide an environment that encourages friendship, connection, and health, with an approach grounded in whole-person wellness.  Moreover, we provide services to aid you with daily living, so you have time and energy to invest in doing what you love.

What Members Have to Say

Safety First

First, we had to feel safe, at the Lodge it is very safe.  We love all the space in our apartment; it is much larger than most we have visited.  Every assisted living offers you something different, but the GM Dirk works with you on your suite and is very honest.  People get sick, and the RN plays a significant roll in the Lodge, ask and she is right there.  Food is phenomenal!  You never have to leave the lodge for dinner because every night the food is outstanding and we can eat with our regular friends or sit with new ones.

-Mr. Adams / Member The Lodge of Ashworth

 

 

Location That I Could Make My Home

I wanted a retirement location that I could make my home and had whatever the next stages were I could live and would be a part of my continuum.  I did not want my new location to look institutional.  The Lodge handles all of what I needed.  When I walked in the Lodge I said this is it.

-Ms. Bacon / Member The Lodge of Ashworth

Indoor Heated Pool "PERFECT"

My husband looked at many other retirement locations, however as soon he walked into the Lodge it felt like home.  I love to play bridge, and we have a bridge club that meets every week. Plus I enjoy the book club and all the evening activities.  I had to have an indoor heated pool so I could do all my water exercises the lodge has the best pool and program.  The staff is all so friendly and just regular folks that treat us like family.

-Mrs. Miller / Member The Lodge of Ashworth

I Don't Cook - I Don't Clean - I'm Treated Like A Queen

The Lodge would like to introduce you to our youngest Resident Mrs. Nole; she just turned 100 years young, she is active every day walking to all her favorite Lodge active.  She and her husband along with a few other residents came up with most of the current Lodge activities.  She loves BINGO and O'Shoot.  She feels that the Lodge is her built-in family and enjoys all her good friends.

-Mrs. Noel / Member The Lodge of Ashworth

Location That I Could Make My Own

I wanted a retirement location that I could make my home and had whatever the next stages were I could live and would be a part of my continuum.  I did not want my new location to look institutional.  The Lodge handles all of what I needed.  When I walked in the Lodge I said this is it.

 

-Ms. Bacon / Member The Lodge of Ashworth

Indoor Headed Pool "Perfect"

My husband looked at many other retirement locations, however as soon he walked into the Lodge it felt like home.  I love to play bridge, and we have a bridge club that meets every week. Plus I enjoy the book club and all the evening activities.  I had to have an indoor heated pool so I could do all my water exercises the lodge has the best pool and program.  The staff is all so friendly and just regular folks that treat us like family.

-Mrs. Miller / Member The Lodge of Ashworth

I Don't Cook or Clean, and I'm Treated Like A Queen

The Lodge would like to introduce you to our youngest Resident Mrs. Nole; she just turned 100 years young, she is active every day walking to all her favorite Lodge active.  She and her husband along with a few other residents came up with most of the current Lodge activities.  She loves BINGO and O’Shoot.  She feels that the Lodge is her built-in family and enjoys all her good friends.

 

-Mrs. Noel / Member The Lodge of Ashworth

Safety First

First, we had to feel safe, at the Lodge it is very safe.  We love all the space in our apartment; it is much larger than most we have visited.  Every assisted living offers you something different, but the GM Dirk works with you on your suite and is very honest.  People get sick, and the RN plays a significant roll in the Lodge, ask and she is right there.  Food is phenomenal!  You never have to leave the lodge for dinner because every night the food is outstanding and we can eat with our regular friends or sit with new ones.

 

-Mr. Adams / Member The Lodge of Ashworth

Questions You Have About The Lodge of Ashworth

Can i purchase a suite or do you just rent the suites?

Both, you can Purchase your suite, the costs will depend on the number of bedrooms you would like to buy when you purchase a suite you are able to customize the suite anyway you would want.  We also have several suites for rent on a 12-month contract.  Our spacious independent living suites are designed to provide you with space and style for your individual needs, furnishings and personal treasures. Available suites include one-bedroom suites, one plus, and two bedroom suites and two plus bedroom suites.

When i become a member of the Lodge what comes with it?

The Lodge has all these amenities when you become a member

Activities /Garden Plots/Weekly Movie with Popcorn and Beverages/Green Fees at Willow Creek Golf Course Provided/ Miniature Indoor Golf (Winter season)/Fitness Center with Onsite Showers/Indoor Heated Pool/Fitness Programs/Wellness Center Health Services/Educational Programs and Classes/Daily Newspaper and Magazines in the Our Multiple Libraries Onsite/Computer with Internet Access and Printer/Cards, Games, WII Ping-Pong/ Billiards/Woodworking Shop.

Dining: Complimentary Coffee and Muffins Daily/One Meal Daily Developed for the Nutritional Needs and Flavor Preferences of Older Adults/Buffet Style Serving with Table Service/Full-Service Cocktail Lounge/Catering Available for Private Parties and Events/Monthly Theme Parties/Weekly Musical Entertainment with Hors-D'oeuvres.

Suites: Weekly Housekeeping/Personal Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services/Utilities Provided/Suite Individual Climate Control/Cable Television/Climate Controlled Onsite Storage/Trash Picked up by Lodge Staff/Water Provided/Bay Windows/Private Balcony or Patio/Suite Maintenance Provided

Parking and Transportation: Heated Secure Underground Parking Below Your Building/Plenty of Parking Spaces for your Visiting Friends and Family/Weekly Scheduled Transportation/Free Transportation Courtesy of West Des Moines Human Services.

Extras: Pet 30 Pounds and Under are Welcome/Sidewalks Throughout our 12-Acre Community with a Parklike Setting/Mature Trees in a Neighborhood-Like Setting/ Onsite Salon Services/Barber/Massage Therapist/Manicurist/ Front Desk Staffed 24 Hours a Day to Welcome Members and Register Guests/Emergency Alert System in every Members Suite/Notary Public Available On-Site.  

 

 

Will i get Privacy at The Lodge of Ashworth?

Yes, you can have as much privacy as you want by enjoying your own home.  However, living at the Lodge, you will be able to visit friends in there home or invite them to your home and relax in privacy, it is all up to you every day.  "Don't forget it's your home just like you have currently."  We have members that love to sleep in getting up having their coffee and reading the newspaper all in the privacy of there own home.  It's your time.

 

Do i have to eat my meals in the Dinning Room?

The Lodge knows the importance of appropriate nourishment and hydration. In fact, a poor diet is commonly the cause of health issues for seniors living unaccompanied in their homes.

Covered in the monthly fee includes one meal per day.  We offer coffee, juice and Danishes in the dining room for breakfast.  Dining at the dining room allows you the opportunity to be social with other members, interacting with members is part of a healthy lifestyle.  If you become ill and can not make it to the dining room, we will bring your meal to your suite at no charge for a limited time.  Any day you can come to the dining room and get your meal to-go taking it back to your suite.

Can i bring my furniture to my new home?

YES! The suite is yours, and you have all the luxuries and furnishings you relish to bring with you. Our members take pride in beautifying their new suites and adding a personal touch.  For items that do not fit in your suite, every suite comes with heated indoor private storage. 

Important Information To Ask Before You Move

How many scheduled daily activities does the senior live location have? Planned evening events for the resident to get active in?  

Important Information

How easily can a loved one come visit? Residents who get frequent visitors tend to be happier, so try to choose a Senior Living home that is accessible to your family and friends to be able to visit, when they want.

Important Information

Be sure to taste the food, check the cleanliness of the facility and inquire about the staff, their training, average turn-over, policies, interactions with residents, etc.  You have to be careful. 

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