No matter how you like to spend time in nature, Iowa has the perfect cabin for your weekend away. Whether you are traveling with a bunch of kids or escaping the chaos of day-to-day life for a solitary adventure, you’ll find the perfect lodging options right here.
1. Chimney Rocks, 3312 Chimney Rock Rd., Cresco
You'll love relaxing in the comfortably spacious heated cabins at Chimney Rocks. A full-sized bunk bed on the main level and a queen-sized bed in the loft make this a cozy option for a family. Cabins are equipped with electricity, stove, oven, fridge, and sink. Use the shower and rec room facility for showering, playing pool, and as a game room.
2. Rathbun Lake, Honey Creek Resort, 12633 Resort Dr., Moravia
There are 28 luxury cabins, here. Situated near Rathbun Lake, these cabins are a wonderful family retreat. A wrap-around deck, fireplace, and full kitchen will make you feel right at home.
3. Pinicon Ridge Park, 4729 Horseshoe Falls Rd., Central City
Located on the east side of the Wapsipinicon River, these cabins are nestled into a wooded bluff and offer amazing views of the surrounding woods. There are four modern camping cabins available for reservation through Linn County Parks, here.
4. Lake Darling State Park, 111 Lake Darling Rd., Brighton
These six modern family-sized cabins were opened just last year. Each cabin has air conditioning and heating, a full kitchen and bathroom, and sleeps six people comfortably.
5. Stone State Park, 5001 Talbot Rd, Sioux City
The beautiful new camping cabin at Stone State Park will be available June 22, 2017. It sleeps four, has heating and air conditioning, and a small kitchen area. It's located near a modern restroom and shower building.
6. Backbone State Park, 347 129th St., Dundee
Backbone State Park has both one and two-bedroom cabins with air conditioning and heat. They are comfortably sized, and offer an ideal way to relax in comfort on the grounds of this amazing Iowa park.
7. Lacey Trail Cabins, 24438 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua
Enjoy either of the two secluded cabins outfitted with a full kitchen, shower, bathroom, air conditioning, and heat. Cabins are located at the top of Lake Sugema's north boat ramp. Cabins sleep four people comfortably.
8. Pine Lake State Park, 22620 Co. Hwy S-56, Eldora
The cabins here have fireplaces, bathrooms with shower, stove, and refrigerator. The 654-acre park offers two lakes, and plenty of room to explore.
9. Lake Wapello State Park, 15248 Campground RoadDrakesville
The family cabin at Lake Wapello offers two sets of twin-over-double bunk beds, and is ideal for families with children. The beach is beautiful for swimming and lounging. Enjoy several miles of easy hiking trails that wind around the lake.
10. Waubonsie State Park, 2585 Waubonsie Park Rd, Hamburg
The Loess Hills call here at Waubonsie State Park. The cabin is primitive, but the fishing here is amazing. Lake Virginia has largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish. It's a wonderful place for kayaking and canoeing.
Are you inspired to spend some of your down-time this summer exploring (and staying in) Iowa’s amazing state parks? What’s your favorite camping spot in Iowa?