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  2. Keosauqua
Timber Creek Cabin

Our secluded cabin sits on the edge of timber overlooking the Des Moines River!

$84 per night
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  2. Newton
Log Cabin In The Woods - Great for a Staycation!

Our cabin in the woods is a great place for couples and families to relax and connect. Nestled in the woods on 115 acres of land, there are many trails to explore throughout the timber. Enjoy watching wildlife, laughing around a fire, sitting on the front porch watching the sunset, reading, playing games, and stargazing.

$182 per night
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  2. Newton
Little Cabin in the Woods - Great for Staycation!

Our little cabin in the woods is a great place for couples to relax, reflect and connect. Nestled on 115 acres of land, there are many trails to explore throughout the woods. Enjoy watching wildlife, laughing around a fire, sitting on the front porch watching the sunset, reading, playing games, and stargazing.

$136 per night

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Family friendly cabins for rent in Iowa

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  2. Decorah
Trout River Log Cabin
$132 per night
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  2. Ayrshire
The Lake Cabin
$89 per night
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  2. Clarion
Cozy, sunset view cabin on Lake Cornelia!
$200 per night
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  2. Coon Rapids
The Rookery Cottage
$95 per night
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  2. Pacific Junction
Oasis of Joy-Higgs' Family Cabin 764 Sq. feet
$134 per night
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  2. Algona
Tiny House Living Experience
$69 per night
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  2. Eldora
Woodland City Cabin
$115 per night
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  2. Decorah
Fern Hollow Cabin in Lush NE Iowa
$130 per night
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  2. Waukon
Little Red School House
$99 per night
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  2. Lansing
3 BR, Secluded Cabin on Mississippi Backwaters
$150 per night
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  2. Larchwood
River Retreat Cabin on bluff over Klondike Falls
$260 per night
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  2. Malvern
Malvern Depot
$92 per night

Houses for rent in Iowa

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  2. Des Moines
Fancy Cottage near Drake, DMU, & Downtown
$67 per night
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  2. Des Moines
Spacious House Minutes to Downtown w Patio+Yard!
$65 per night
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  2. Boone
*No Cleaning Fee* The Cabin on Nobb Hill
$149 per night
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  2. Newton
Affordable Guest Bedroom
$40 per night
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  2. Hawarden
NEW! A cozy historic stone cottage
$104 per night
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  2. Goldfield
Entire 2 bedroom house in Goldfield, IA
$67 per night
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  2. Dallas Center
Maggie's Place
$57 per night
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  2. Fort Dodge
Comfortable, clean & safe place to feel like home
$40 per night
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  2. Pella
Historical Cottage- "The Rock House"
$140 per night
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  2. Waverly
Stunning 5* w/HotTub! Sleeps 12. Kayak Trips!
$166 per night
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  2. Altoona
Spacious bedroom with large closet (B)
$34 per night
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  2. Carlisle
Historic Home, amazing bed outside Des Moines
$28 per night

Cottages for rent in Iowa

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  2. Mingo
Quiet Country Home Close to Metro
$84 per night
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  2. Guttenberg
Lilly Pad Cottage with Hot Tub and Sauna
$177 per night
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  2. Le Claire
🐶 Cottage on the Mississippi. Dog friendly ❤️
$153 per night
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  2. Eldora
Pine Lake Getaway: Little Red House in the Woods
$57 per night
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  2. Arnolds Park
Bay 21
$244 per night
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  2. Soldier
Jordan Creek Aronia Berry Farm
$55 per night
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  2. Indianola
Cottage getaway; perfect for some relaxation
$115 per night
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  2. Boone
Woodsy Country Cottage near Ames
$90 per night
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  2. Ames
Chetwin Cottage a peaceful getaway
$35 per night
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  2. Minburn
Kim's Kottage on the RRVT, in Minburn, IA.
$61 per night
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  2. Harpers Ferry
Harpers Slough Cottage
$263 per night
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  2. Clayton
2-Bedroom Creekside Cottage Near the Mississippi
$103 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.


How do I get around Iowa?

People drive in Iowa. Be it tractor or truck, most Iowans own at least one vehicle, necessary for traversing the long country roads between farms and navigating the metropolitan cities of Des Moines, Sioux City, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids. All four act as hubs to the state, and the capital city of Des Moines is home to the Iowa’s major airport: Des Moines International Airport (DSM). Visitors should plan to have their own vehicle no matter where they’re headed. While Iowa is vast, it’s still possible to cross the state by car in less than a day, making it possible to easily explore multiple regions.


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.