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Cabin in North Liberty
Winter/Spring Waterfront Getaway - Hot Tub! Games! Pet Friendly! Beautiful Views! Secluded!
Look no further for your ideal waterfront retreat surrounded by mature trees with direct access to the river . We are the only Vacation Rental in this region offering private dock access on the river perfect for kayaking (2 kayaks included). Enjoy a drink out on the large deck or roast s'mores at the outdoor fire pit. Take in the snowfall while relaxing in the hot tub or spend the day playing various board/ arcade games in front of the wood burning fireplace. Go kayaking, fishing, hiking or set up a romantic picnic on the rocky riverside! You can Moore your boat on our dock - please contract us before you book if you plan to bring your own boat or PWC. PERFECT IOWA GETAWAY!
$232 per night
Cabin in Dorchester
Fly Reel Cabin w/ hot tub
Is there a better way to enjoy NE Iowa, outside Dorchester, other than checking into your very own beautiful cabin with a loft and covered porch. Pack your hiking gear, hunting gear, fishing gear, kayaks and tubes, or maybe just your cup with coffee to check out some amazing scenery of bluffs, valleys, and river. This property is perfect for a lovers getaway, family trip, or just a disconnect from life's craziness! Close by is the Upper Iowa, the Mississippi River, along with public land access!
$124 per night
Cabin in Thurman
NEW! Pet-Friendly Outdoor Paradise w/ Grill, Decks
Fields of opportunity await at this beautiful vacation rental in Thurman, Iowa! Hosting tons of outdoor amenities and a modern, eclectic-style living space with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, this cabin serves as the perfect sanctuary for anyone seeking to explore the southwest Iowa area. Whip up family recipes in the kitchen or start up the grill for an afternoon barbecue, gather around the fire pit for quality time over roasted marshmallows, or kick back on the sectional for a movie night.
$119 per night

Family friendly cabins for rent in Iowa

Cabin in Newton
Little Cabin in the Woods - Great for Staycation!
$141 per night
Cabin in Decorah
Trout River Log Cabin
$117 per night
Cabin in Keosauqua
River's Edge Cabin-Riverfront Acres/DISH/WiFi
$109 per night
Cabin in Coon Rapids
The Rookery Cottage
$95 per night
Cabin in Newton
Log Cabin In The Woods - Great for a Staycation!
$154 per night
Cabin in Larchwood
River Retreat Cabin on bluff over Klondike Falls
$250 per night
Cabin in Algona
Tiny House Living Experience
$79 per night
Cabin in Ayrshire
Little Prairie House on the Lake!
$119 per night
Cabin in Clarion
Cozy, sunset view cabin on Lake Cornelia!
$200 per night
Cabin in Ossian
Serene log cabin escape in Secluded Valley
$285 per night
Cabin in Lansing
3 BR, Secluded Cabin on Mississippi Backwaters
$150 per night
Cabin in Decorah
Fern Hollow Cabin in Lush NE Iowa
$130 per night

Cottages for rent in Iowa

Cottage in Harpers Ferry
Harpers Slough Cottage w/ Hot tub
$179 per night
Cottage in Boone
Woodsy Country Cottage near Ames
$98 per night
Cottage in Dorchester
On Upper Iowa River -W/HOT TUB JACUZZI
$129 per night
Cottage in Guttenberg
Lilly Pad Cottage on the River, Abel Island
$153 per night
Cottage in Eldora
Pine Lake Getaway: Little Red House in the Woods
$50 per night
Cottage in Belle Plaine
The Gate House
$85 per night
Cottage in Soldier
Retreat Cottage-Jordan Creek Aronia Berry Farm
$65 per night
Cottage in Mingo
Quiet Country Home Close to Metro
$71 per night
Cottage in Steamboat Rock
"Cottage on the Edge" in Steamboat Rock, IA
$135 per night
Cottage in Clear Lake
The Wren House- Close to beach and PM Park
$100 per night
Cottage in Sabula
Cozy Wintertime "Nantucket" Cottage Getaway
$149 per night
Cottage in Wyoming
Cozy & Beautiful Getaway | Wapsi River Retreat
$170 per night

Family friendly cottages for rent in Iowa

Cottage in Minburn
Kim's Kottage on the RRVT, in Minburn, IA.
$53 per night
Cottage in Cedar Rapids
Cozy Cottage
$99 per night
Cottage in Le Claire
🐶 Cottage on the Mississippi. Dog friendly ❤️
$159 per night
Cottage in Clear Lake
South Shore Gem, Lake Views Throughout!
$137 per night
Cottage in Clear Lake
Charming Cottage on North Shore GREAT LOCATION
$180 per night
Cottage in Davenport
Iowa Farm Cottage
$110 per night
Cottage in Guttenberg
Large Home with a Mississippi River View!
$225 per night
Cottage in Decorah
Clem's Cottage
$85 per night
Cottage in Bellevue
Cute cottage, short stroll to Mississippi River!
$119 per night
Cottage in Arnolds Park
Stunning Bridges Bay Cabin • FREE Waterpark Passes
$207 per night
Cottage in Clear Lake
The Last Little Lake Cottage (Location!)
$225 per night
Cottage in Garnavillo
Valley Mills Miller's Cottage
$111 per night

Your guide to Iowa

Welcome to Iowa

Those who don’t know Iowa will associate it exclusively with corn. The state is the country’s largest producer of the crop, anchoring the Midwestern Corn Belt. But beyond its obvious associations with farmland in the heartland, Iowa is rich in culture and nature. Home to the world’s largest truckstop and the country’s most famous state fair, the state is represented by snippets of real Americana, patched together like a quilt across the prairie. In western Iowa, the town of Le Mars is known as the ice cream capital of the world. The eastern part of the state boasts a UNESCO-designated City of Literature, Iowa City, as well as the cultural hubs of Cedar Rapids and Davenport. And in the heart of the state, Des Moines stands as its center of politics and economy. No matter where your Iowa journey takes you, there’s sure to be a scenic byway, a quiet monument, or a photo opportunity along the way.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Iowa?

Extreme heat. Frigid cold. Thrilling summer thunderstorms. Awe-inspiring tornadoes. Depending on when you visit Iowa, you could experience any number of weather patterns, thanks to its position in the landlocked, wide-open plains. Iowa’s variable climate also means that spring is glorious and fall color is gorgeous, and the only thing rivaling the state’s sticky-hot summers are its postcard-perfect winter scenes. In general, it’s best to book one of Iowa’s cabins for rent during the warmer months, when festivals and fairs dominate the event calendar. Book a trip to the northwest in May for the Orange City Tulip Festival, an homage to Dutch heritage that’s more than 80 years old. In late July, Indianola hosts its glorious National Balloon Classic. The famous Iowa State Fair takes over Des Moines the second week of August, drawing fans of funnel cake and carnival rides to see the famous butter cow sculpture. And in the fall, the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival is a fantastic occasion to go leaf-peeping just outside Des Moines.

What are the top things to do in Iowa?

Charming small towns

Some of Iowa’s best spots to visit are its smallest. Pella shows off its 175-year-old Dutch heritage with the tallest working windmill in the country and the annual Tulip Time festival, held during peak blooming season each May. The seven tiny villages that comprise the Amana Colonies were established in the 1850s for German exiles, and stand today as National Historic Landmarks. All over the state, small towns with unique histories welcome visitors year-round.

The Bridges of Madison County

Chances are you’ve heard of Madison County’s picturesque covered bridges, which have stood sturdy since the 1800s. Of the 19 originally built around the county, there are now just six, and they’re well worth the visit — especially in October, when they’re honored with a celebratory festival.

Driftless Area

Earning its name for the fact that it was bypassed by glacial drift, the Driftless Area was left with beautiful and unique geographical features unlike a typical Midwestern landscape. The Iowa section of this multistate region is marked by deep river valleys, limestone bluffs, and steep inclines. Beyond numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, the sparsely populated Driftless Area is home to quaint inns, old churches, and charming antique shops.

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