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Cabins for rent in Iowa

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Entire cabin · Winterset
Whimsical cabin nestled in the woods
Iris Aisle is a whimsical, intimate venue + hemp farm located in Madison County Iowa. Our Victorian conservatory is used for many different events and classes and of course, plants. * please contact us first before booking. We host many events out here.
$135 per night
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Entire cabin · North Liberty
Fall/ Winter 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!
$239 per night
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Entire cabin · Keosauqua
Timber Creek Cabin
Our secluded cabin sits on the edge of timber overlooking the Des Moines River!
$91 per night
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Family friendly cabins for rent in Iowa

Entire cabin · Newton
Little Cabin in the Woods - Great for Staycation!
$147 per night
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Entire cabin · Decorah
Trout River Log Cabin
$113 per night
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Entire cabin · Newton
Log Cabin In The Woods - Great for a Staycation!
$180 per night
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Entire cabin · Clarion
Cozy, sunset view cabin on Lake Cornelia!
$200 per night
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Entire cabin · Coon Rapids
The Rookery Cottage
$95 per night
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Entire cabin · Keosauqua
River's Edge Cabin-Riverfront Acres/DISH/WiFi
$109 per night
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Entire cabin · Waukon
Little Red School House
$99 per night
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Entire cabin · Ayrshire
Little Prairie House on the Lake!
$114 per night
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Entire cabin · Decorah
Fern Hollow Cabin in Lush NE Iowa
$136 per night
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Entire cabin · Larchwood
River Retreat Cabin on bluff over Klondike Falls
$250 per night
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Entire cabin · Earlham
Shady Brook's White Tail Cabin Retreat
$170 per night
Entire cabin · Algona
Tiny House Living Experience
$73 per night
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Cabins with a pool for rent in Iowa

Entire cabin · Panora
Beautiful waterfront House at Lake Panorama
$271 per night
Entire cabin · Arnolds Park
Spacious Bridges Bay Cabin! Water park included.
$155 per night
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Entire cabin · Arnolds Park
Okoboji Bridges Bay Cabin on Pond
$155 per night
Entire cabin · Arnolds Park
Hip Nautic Poolside Cabin *Great Location*
$150 per night
Entire cabin · Arnolds Park
New Cabin at Bridges Bay Okoboij Cabin #245
$207 per night
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Entire cabin · Dorchester
The Log Cabin @UpperIowaResort
$175 per night
Private room · Mason City
Nice modern cabin
$75 per night
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Entire cabin · Arnolds Park
Stunning Bridges Bay Retreat Cabin Accommodates 11
$199 per night
Entire cabin · Arnolds Park
Okoboji Getaway Bridges Bay Cabin#37
$150 per night
Entire cabin · Dorchester
The River Valley Cabin @UpperIowaResort
$135 per night
Entire cabin · Arnolds Park
The Lost Anchor Cabin-many memories to be made!
$200 per night
Entire cabin · Arnolds Park
Bridges Bay Getaway on the Pond- 2 bed/2 bath
$100 per night

Cottages for rent in Iowa

Entire cottage · Le Claire
🐶 Cottage on the Mississippi. Dog friendly ❤️
$159 per night
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Entire cottage · Clayton
2-Bedroom Creekside Cottage Near the Mississippi
$99 per night
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Entire cottage · Mingo
Quiet Country Home Close to Metro
$84 per night
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Entire cottage · Harpers Ferry
Harpers Slough Cottage w/ Hot tub
$239 per night
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Entire cottage · Davenport
The Honey House
$92 per night
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Entire cottage · Guttenberg
Lilly Pad Cottage on the River
$250 per night
Entire cottage · Eldora
Pine Lake Getaway: Little Red House in the Woods
$53 per night
Entire cottage · Soldier
Sweet deal! $ Jordan Creek Aronia Berry Farm
$69 per night
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Entire cottage · Kellogg
4 bedroom cottage with 2 indoor fireplaces
$300 per night
Entire cottage · Belle Plaine
The Gate House
$85 per night
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Entire cottage · Spirit Lake
Lake Access! Cozy home near West Lake Okoboji!
$80 per night
Entire cottage · Wyoming
Cozy & Beautiful Getaway | Wapsi River Retreat
$208 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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