We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Lorelei Cabins, Dubuque
Lorelei Cabins are truly charming and cozy cabins perfect for a weekend getaway. Situated in a secluded setting, there are plenty of activities to do year round, from hiking, bonfires, wildlife watching and more. The cabins are also located five miles away from Dubuque, a beautiful, historic city with plenty of shopping, dining and attractions. There are two cabins available to rent. Both have hot tubs, and one also has a spa tub, gas fireplace and outdoor grill. Phone: 563-599-9916. Address: 11823 Lorelei Ln., Dubuque, IA.
2. The Natural Gait Cabins, Marquette
Located in the beautiful Northeast Iowa, the Natural Gait Cabins are fully furnished and are designed with relaxation and enjoyment of nature in mind. You can curl up by the fire with a good book, or get into the outdoors for a hike, horseback ride and more. Phone: 563-535-7314.
3. Cabins at Lacey Keosauqua State Park, Keosauqua
These family cabins provide the perfect fall weekend away. The cabins are near a bend in the Des Moines River, and there are plenty of activities, including boating, fishing and hiking, and nearby towns to explore. You can make reservations
4. Horn’s Ferry Hideaway, Pella
These cabins are near the charming town of Pella, so you can retreat to nature while still enjoying everything the town has to offer. The spacious studio cabins offer fully equipped kitchens, large jacuzzi tubs, king sized beds and more. Phone: 641-780-9440. Address: 1136 198th Pl., Knoxville, IA.
5. Five Ridge Prairie Cabin
This small, rustic camping cabin will really make you feel like you’re a million miles away from it all. If you like roughing it with a few modern conveniences, this is the place for you. It’s a one-room cabin with a lofted bed, futon, table and chairs and a propane grill and stove outdoors. There’s also a primitive bathroom and a small amount of power. The cabin is available year-round, weather permitting. Phone: 712-947-4270. Address: 15561 260th St. (east entrance), 7 miles south of Westfield, IA.
6. Honey Creek Resort Cottages, Moravia
The cottages on Rathbun Lake are beautiful luxury retreats under a canopy of lovely trees. There are several styles to choose from, from a 1-bedroom with a loft to a 4-bedroom with two bathrooms. All cottages have a full kitchen, furnished living room, fireplace, plasma television and wrap-around deck. You’ll have the cozy cabin experience with all of the fun and amenities of Honey Creek Resort nearby. Phone: 641-724-9100. Address: 12633 Resort Dr, Moravia, IA.
7. Iowa Country Cabin, Clarinda
The Iowa Country Cabin is located in a peaceful country setting that provides the perfect fall weekend away. With beautiful scenery, a campfire area, gardens and a horseshoe pit, you’ll be sure to enjoy your stay. Phone: 712-585-3701. Address: 2370 X Ave., Clarinda, IA.
8. Jester Park Cabins, Granger
The Jester Park cabins offer large, modern spaces perfect for a nature getaway. You can explore the 1,800-acre park, enjoy the fall colors and take part in the many available recreational activities. Phone: 515-323-5300. Address: 11407 Northwest Jester Park Drive, Granger, IA.
9. Foxtail Cabins, Moravia
Foxtail Cabins are near the beautiful Rathbun Lake. They offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cabins, with pet-friendly options. There are many activities to entertain you, like hiking around the pond and grounds, boating and exploring the nearby forests, prairies and wetlands. Phone: 877-736-9824. Address: 17155 Hwy J18, Moravia, IA.
10. Andy Mountain Cabins, Harpers Ferry
The cozy Andy Mountain Cabins are in the beautiful Northeastern Iowa, near the Mississippi River, the Effigy Mounds and Pikes Peak Park, where you can enjoy gorgeous hikes, explore the effigy mounds and take in the spectacular fall scenery. Phone: 563-586-2123. Address: 2335 Andy Mountain Ln., Harpers Ferry, IA.