Top 12 Cabin Rentals In Iowa, USA - Updated 2024

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Are you looking for a stunning vacation destination in the USA? Heading to Iowa, a state that borders both the Mississippi and Missouri rivers is never a bad idea. Des Moines Art Center is worth visiting for its huge collection of modern art, sculpture, and paintings. National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is a fun place to meet animals that live in the water, including stingrays and turtles. There are also many golf courses and even a 4D theater in the state. Meanwhile, Effigy Mounds National Monument is an excellent hiking spot. During your hike, watch out for effigy mounds that resemble animals. You can also admire the Mississippi River from here. Looking for the best places to stay? Read on to find out more about the top cabin rentals in Iowa, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Quaint cabin in Pilot Mound (from USD 125)

This lovely cabin is tucked away in the beautiful Pilot Mound. While here, you can gather around the firepit ideal for an evening of tall tales told under the stars. Or, lounge in luxury with outdoor furniture beckoning you to take it easy and relish Mother Earth.

An inviting kitchen island is at the center of this cozy cabin. For those who start their day with a cup of joe, the coffee machine does its duty and provides exactly what is needed.

Take all your favorite critters with you to this pet-friendly cabin in Iowa that ensures the whole family has the best vacation ever. You’ll also create cherished memories with the barbecue as you have cookouts in the backyard on bright afternoons.

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Pilot Mound, Iowa, United States
18.07 km (11.3 mi) from Ledges State Park
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

2. Lakefront cabin in Spirit Lake (from USD 181)

Take time to unwind in this gorgeous waterfront cabin for rent in Iowa. It’s found on both Big Spirit Lake and Little Spirit Lake and will let you truly disengage from busy city life. Step foot on the deck and be captivated by the truly stunning view of the calm waters. In the cabin itself, you’ll find some nice touches, such as a pull-out couch.

Take in all of nature’s beauty from the comfort of the outdoor space with beautifully crafted outdoor furniture, providing an idyllic environment for rest and precious time with family and friends. For those of you wanting to dive into the sand, beach towels have been brought out for your comfort.

Explore the beautiful landscape of the area through cycling and discover the lakeside adventure at your own pace. There’s also a kayak or canoe here for fun on the water.

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Spirit Lake, Iowa, United States
195.96 km (121.8 mi) from Ledges State Park
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

3. Spacious abode with free wireless internet access, Des Moines (from USD 134)

Have an enjoyable experience with your loved ones when you book this spacious cabin, which can be occupied by seven people. It has three bedrooms that guarantee a restful sleep. In the morning, you can make a cup of coffee using the Keurig coffee machine. Then, you can prepare breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen.

For your entertainment, the cabin features a smart television, a cable television, and access to the wireless internet. In the evening, you can come to the deck to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the surrounding area.

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75.65 km (47.1 mi) from Ledges State Park
73 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated the breakfast foods and coffee
quiet cozy with all the comforts of home
Cleanliness:
house very clean & beautiful area
the corn crib was clean and cozy
the place was clean and charming
the house was incredibly clean and had everything we needed
the corn crib was very clean and had everything we needed to prepare our meals
Host:
wonderful space and gracious host
property owner very friendly & accommodating
barb is an outstanding host who was very welcoming
barb was a gracious host
the owner was easy to communicate with and made sure we had everything we asked for
Location:
great location convenient access to everything
we were close enough to town but yet far enough away to enjoy a nice weekend away
this is a beautiful property tucked away in the countryside close to town
a very cute clean cabin close to des moines
cute place kept up well
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4. Large retreat with a pool table, Center Grove (from USD 375)

Spend quality time with your loved ones at this cabin, which is large enough to accommodate 14 people with 8 comfortable beds. You can cook your favorite meals by using the appliances in the kitchen, such as a waffle iron, a George Foreman grill, and a toaster.

During the day, a pool table and a foosball table can give you some entertainment. Before going to bed, you can turn on the television and watch your favorite shows. There are also two decks available for your relaxation.

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187.18 km (116.4 mi) from Ledges State Park
77 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed the pool and foose ball tables in the evenings
game room was great for all ages
the bedrooms and loft were roomy and the beds were very comfortable
we would definitely recommend this cabin for a group looking for a great cabin with lots of room
game room downstairs is great with pool and fooseball
Cleanliness:
clean and well furnished
very clean and inviting
extremely clean and spacious
property was very clean and well stocked
it was clean and well stocked
Host:
rick and tina were excellent hosts
the owners were amazing to work with
the owners were very nice and the home met every need of our group
the owners were very good to work with
randy and tins were wonderful hosts
Location:
beautiful property and great location
it was a great location and a lot of space
great location to lots of restaurants but also quiet and secluded even though it’s in a neighborhood
the property is also in a great location with easy access to the lake and other activities
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5. Rustic cabin with a charcoal grill, Guthrie County (from USD 114)

If you are looking to indulge in a peaceful retreat in a prairie setting, you should consider booking this rustic cabin. Equipped with two queen-sized beds and a futon, the cabin can accommodate six people.

There is a fully equipped kitchen if you need to prepare delicious meals. If you prefer cooking outside, feel free to use the charcoal grill or fire pit. Firewood, lighter fluid, and charcoal will be provided. Other available amenities include a bathroom, a television, and a DVD player.

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66.44 km (41.3 mi) from Ledges State Park
48 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
including a floor fan for each room
the cottage was cozy and comfortable and the hiking trails afforded us beautiful walks with our dogs
Cleanliness:
the place was clean & quiet
nice spacious cabin and very clean
the property was very clean which made us feel comfortable
the cottage was clean peaceful and perfect for our short getaway
the rookery cottage was wonderful very clean very peaceful
Host:
emily was a perfect host
the hosts are amazing people
highly recommend emily & matt as hosts as well
matt and emily are very friendly and great hosts
matt & emily are honestly the bests hosts i think i ever stayed with
Location:
the location is fantastic with easy access to trails and nature
we loved that we could simply walk out the back door and connect with hiking trails
we were looking at getting away for our anniversary to someplace quiet and relaxing
we also went for a drive and walk through the conservancy forest area and it was pretty scenic
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6. Secluded cabin with an outdoor fire pit, Lick Creek (from USD 125)

This romantic cabin in Iowa promises a tranquil stay, as it is located in a secluded area in the woods. The cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom, which means it can easily accommodate a group of four travelers.

There are plenty of appliances that you can use in the kitchen, including a stove, a toaster oven, a blender and a microwave. On the covered deck, you can take advantage of a gas grill to satisfy your appetite in the evening. By the swing, there is an outdoor fire pit where you can roast marshmallows.

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Bloomfield, Iowa, United States
177.11 km (110.1 mi) from Ledges State Park
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having coffee on the deck or in the living room looking into the woods is fantastic
we enjoyed the sunroom with its two recliners and tv
the cabin is very comfortable and stocked with almost everything you need
Cleanliness:
very clean very peaceful
house was clean and comfortable
the cabin was very nicely kept clean and homey
the cabin was clean and had everything you needed
this is a clean quiet cabin literally in the woods
Host:
the caretaker checked in to make sure things were going smoothly
jerry and carol lanferman were kind and easy to communicate with
the owners are very nice and respectful
everything we needed and extremely helpful owners
Location:
it was the perfect location
beautiful trails to walk pond just steps away for fishing
this was a wonderful cabin in the woods yet still close to town
the location is great and is a good place to recharge
loved the cabin "bear" deco throughout beds were very comfortable loved having the fishing pond so close
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7. Cozy home with a backyard, Moravia (from USD 165)

Views of beautiful oak trees and native grasslands can keep you company during your stay at this cozy cabin. In the morning, you can start fresh by spending a quiet moment with your favorite drink on the deck. In the evening, you can gather around a fire ring that can be found in the backyard.

Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are features inside. Other amenities available include a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and a dryer, and a wireless internet connection. What’s more, this cabin is large enough for eight people.

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143.97 km (89.5 mi) from Ledges State Park
142 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean 3 bedroom house
everything was very clean
clean clean clean everything you could need was provided
clean nice area and relaxing
the property was very clean and well maintained
Host:
the host answered my questions in a very timely manner and the whole process was easy
scott is a fantastic host and is very responsive
owners were fantastic with communication
owner scott promptly responds and easy to work with
so many extras and super friendly owners
Location:
very nice property and location was very peaceful
the lake is near by and the walking path is nicely mowed
we loved the walk to the beach
area and property were perfect short walk to the lake
10 minute walk to lake really nice beach area
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8. Charming cabin with a fireplace, Larchwood (from USD 395)

Say yes to a splendid stay at this charming cabin that overlooks a beautiful river valley. The cabin features 5 spacious bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, which makes it perfect for 10 people. When the weather gets cold, there is a tall fireplace in the great room that will keep you warm and cozy.

There is a hot tub for your relaxation at the back of the property. A huge deck just off the great room and an open balcony are also available if you love unwinding outdoors.

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Larchwood, Iowa, United States
272.49 km (169.4 mi) from Ledges State Park
cabin 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the great room soars overhead and the loft balcony was a favorite place of the kids
great house with lots of room
Host:
kevin was extremly helpful
beautiful house kevin was responsive and informative and helpful
Location:
plenty of yard space for outdoor activities and a peaceful secluded location
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9. Soothing home, Charles City (from USD 188)

If you want to experience how awesome it is to wake up to the sound of singing birds and sleep to the soothing noise from the river, you need to book this cabin that can sleep up to four people.

As this cabin in Iowa comes with a hot tub, be prepared to relax your muscles when you get back from a day of exploring the exciting places to visit in Iowa. The cabin’s other amenities include Internet, a television, and a kitchen.

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153.95 km (95.7 mi) from Ledges State Park
198 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the big sectional couch (with foldout bed) was super comfy
(maybe an electric fireplace in the living room?) the positives definitely outweighed the few criticisms
Cleanliness:
property was clean well equipped
beautiful scenery clean environment great place to rejuvenate
very clean comfy house right on the river
everything was clean and as described in the listing
if you want a clean quiet cabin with scenery and a hot tub this is the place
Host:
communication with the host was fantastic
Location:
we decided to venture away from city life and this place was perfect
we would highly recommend this location and hope to be back
we had a great time the place was so nice and cute
enjoyed a quiet weekend get away
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10. Comfortable cabin with views of rolling hills, Highlandville (from USD 164)

Feel the comforts of home when you book this cabin in the Highlandville area. When sipping your drink in the morning, you can admire the rolling hills that surround you.

The cabin is equipped with two bedrooms for six people. In the living room, you can recharge by laying down on a sofa sleeper or a full-sized futon. For added convenience, the kitchen comes with an oven, a microwave, and a grill among other appliances.

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240.56 km (149.5 mi) from Ledges State Park
40 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds & couches and the view from the front porch is great in the evenings
Cleanliness:
great outdoor relaxing options comfortable beds and very clean property
it is very nice and clean
the cabin has everything you need and is very clean and comfortable
the cabin was clean comfortable and had all of the items/supplies one would need to get by
check in / out and list of things we had to do for clean up was very minimal
Host:
a big thanks to the property owners for the hospitality and sharing their perfect little space with us
we had a great time during our stay but had some major issues with the owners upon returning
Location:
a peaceful and serene location
i hope to plan a trip to the same location next year
a great place to get away from it all
it is a very peaceful location nestled in a valley with the bear creek a few feet away
this place was super cute and exactly as described my kids loved the bunkbeds and loft area
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11. Conveniently located holiday home, Pella (from USD 170)

Surround yourself with a quiet atmosphere and the beauty of nature by staying at this modern cabin. The cabin enjoys a location that is just a few steps from Volksweg Trail, an excellent place for outdoor activities, such as hiking and biking. Fishing opportunities are also nearby.

The cabin accepts five people. During chilly nights, you can use the fireplace to feel warm. The cabin also has a kitchen, a living room, and a deck.

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102.72 km (63.9 mi) from Ledges State Park
25 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 5 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the cabin was very clean and comfy
the cabin was super clean and comfortable and had everything we needed
the cabin is always very clean comfortable and nicely decorated which makes it feel like home
Host:
great owners and a beautiful place
the owner called prior to our stay to ensure we understood everything and was very cordial
Location:
it's a cute cozy cabin and very close to hiking trails
the location was beautiful so close to the lake and right next to an eagle refuge
great scenery well located very accommodating
quite cozy very relaxing but close enough to town if you want to exsplore pella
this is a special spot it's close to home and away from it all
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12. Lakeside cabin with a grill, Knoxville (from USD 131)

Are you fond of water-based activities? Then you are more than welcome to spend a couple of days at this lakeside cabin. As a guest, you are granted access to use the lake for kayaking, swimming, and fishing. The deck is a great spot to unwind.

The cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom, perfect for four people. There is a grill that you can use to cook your lunch or dinner. For light meals, you can use the microwave.

Stayed at this property?

112.32 km (69.8 mi) from Ledges State Park
22 reviews  
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the cabin was beautiful and very clean
everything was super clean and prepared for the perfect getaway
Host:
we highly recommend this for any family the host was very nice and helpful
there was lots to do and the hosts are so kind
i had a great stay the owners were very friendly and it was overall a beautiful place
Location:
this location and property worked perfectly for a nice week long stay during bow season
great location nice and quite so much to do at this place
we will definitely be back - loved this place
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Visit Iowa for an unforgettable vacation

Are you ready to visit and explore Iowa? Visit as many attractions as possible so that you have a lot of beautiful memories to bring home. However, before your trip begins, be sure to book one of the top cabins listed above.

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