Kinseth Hospitality Companies History
Kinseth Hospitality Companies started as a vision from Kenneth Kinseth who was a successful business man that developed several hotels, apartment housing and golf courses. In the mid to late 50's Kenneth and his wife Cyrena bought a small hotel property known as the Deluxe Motel located in Decorah, Iowa.
In 1963 they added a restaurant and the hotel name changed to Cliff House. Cyrena planned weddings and special events for customers, and was well known as the consummate hostess with a special knack for making all guests feel welcome. With a lot of hard work and support from their children Les, Linda, Bruce and Gary, they expanded the property into a thriving 108-room hotel and restaurant.
Fourteen years later in 1977 the semi-retired Kenneth and Cyrena sold the Cliff House and helped their children become established in the hotel business. The Kinseth family bought a Ramada Inn in Council Bluffs that they renovated into a Best Western. In 1981 they bought another Best Western located in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Over the years the entire family had gained considerable hospitality experience, in addition they loved their jobs, and the industry. The four children set out to expand the portfolio to what it is today.