Last Updated on January 3, 2022
In this post I will be sharing different options for cabin rentals in Iowa, including cabins with hot tubs! You may have seen my previous post about glamping in Iowa, but cabins can often bring an extra level of comfort. Some cabins are larger, perfect for a getaway with a group of friends or a couple of families! The majority of cabins listed are located in East Iowa.
Iowa Cabin Rentals With Hot Tub
🗺11837 Lorelei Ln, Dubuque, IA 52003, United States
⭐️Open Year Round
Lorelei Cabins are located near Dubuque. They have 2 cabins with private hot tubs. Each sleeps up to 6 guests. As well as the standard cabin amenities, guests can use outdoor equipment such as kayaks and snow shoes. There’s a fishing lake and a ‘Party Barn’ with various games. Rates start from $228 per night for 2 people. Additional guests over 13yrs old are $30 each. Prices include a free bundle of firewood.
Allamakee County – NE Iowa
Iowa Cabin Rentals
⭐️Open Year Round
Iowa Cabin Rentals has a huge range of cabins in North East Iowa. They are mostly along the Great River Road around Harpers Ferry. They range from small (up to 6 people), medium and large cabins (up to 15). Many have hot tubs, swimming pools or natural swimming ponds! Rates vary depending on the season. Here are a selection of the 20 cabins they have:
- Chestnut Hill (small) – sleeps up to 6 with a hot tub, prices start at $75 per night (winter weekday rate)
- Lazy River Cottage (medium) – sleeps up to 12 with a hot tub and river views. Prices start from $75 per night in winter and from $195 per night in summer
- Paint Creek Lodge (large) – sleeps up to 14 with a hot tub and private swimming pond. From $95 per night in the winter and from $275 per night in the summer.
Decorah High Point Cabins
🗺284 Old Spruce Dr, Decorah, IA 52101, United States
⭐️Some year round options
Decorah High Point Cabins have 8 cabins all together with 4 available year round. The 2 smaller cabins: Aspen Cabin and Magnolia Cabin sleeps 2 and both have hot tubs. These 2 are not suitable for children, however they are welcome in the larger cabins. A 2-night minimum stay is required. There is a hiking trail nearby as well as the Upper Iowa River, great for canoeing or fishing.
Iowa Cabin Rentals Without Hot Tubs
Spook Cave & Campground
🗺13299 Spook Cave Rd, McGregor, IA 52157, United States
⭐️May to October
As well as being a campground, Spook Cave has a selection of cabin rentals. There are several different designs, the two smaller cabins sleeping up to 6 people and the bigger sleeps between 8-10. They were built locally by the Amish. These cabins come with more amenities than the Hut, which is a smaller option. Each cabin has their own bathroom and shower, as well as a full kitchen with pots, pans, plates and cutlery etc.
Four of the cabins have lake views. The largest cabins have TWO lofts and two bedrooms, giving plenty of space to spread out if being shared between a couple of families or friends. The porch has lots of comfy outside seating.
The Woodland Cabins are set further back into the woods. I like the way these cabins had a swinging bench and a rocking chair on the porch! The Cabin Mansion is the most recent addition and sleeps up to 27 guests!
Guests have access to a playground, a swimming and fishing lake and boat tours of Spook Cave are an additional fee. Golf carts can be rented to explore the grounds.
Cabins start from $150 per night. (Weekly rates available). The season runs between May and October.
Grumpsters Log Cabins
🗺535 Ash St, McGregor, IA 52157, United States
⭐️Open Year Round
Grumpsters Log Cabins have 4 cabins sleeping from 2 – 12 people. Cabins come with linens, towels, pots, pans, utensils, coffee pot (with grounds) and free WiFi. The cabins are located 1 mile from McGregor, close to the Mississippi River and Pikes Peak State Park. Rates start at $155 per night.
Whispering Meadows Resort and River Ridge ATV Trails
🗺34580 100th St, Spragueville, IA 52074, United States
River Ridge ATV Trails is a 200 acre park with 21 miles of ATV trails. The Whispering Meadows Resort is on site, with a couple of cabins available to rent. You don’t have to be an ATV rider, but it’s perfect for those with 4 wheelers that want to be right on the trails! The trails are open to the public, but they are asked to stay away from the cabins for guest privacy.
Moon River Cabins
🗺905 Riverview, Bellevue, IA 52031, United States
⭐️Open Year Round
There are 7 cabins at Moon River Cabins that are on the banks for the Mississippi River. The largest sleeps up to 7 people. The North Star cabin sleeps 2 and has a jacuzzi bath. There’s a 2 night minimum requirement. Boats are welcome as the public boat ramp is next door. The cabins are a short walk from the town and Bellevue State Park.
Horn’s Ferry Hideaway
🗺1136 198th Pl, Knoxville, IA 50138, United States
The Horn’s Ferry Hideaway is located in Central Iowa, just outside of Des Moines and close to Pella. There are 2 cabins that both have a 2-person jacuzzi bath. Cabins sleep up to 4 people (one king bed and 1 sleeper sofa). Tea, coffee and popcorn is included and roasting sticks are available to cook s’mores and hotdogs over the fire pits. Horn’s Ferry Hideaway have a 3 night special which comes with a $25 gift certificate which can be used at a local restaurant or the grocery store!
Ideas For A Cabin Getaway
I went on a cabin getaway with some of the Midwest Travel Bloggers. A big part of our trip involved food and drink! We had a cooking lesson from Mary who blogs over at Farm Girl Cook’n, with each of us bringing different bits and pieces. We made homemade bread that tasted AWESOME.
Another interesting thing we made was a variation of Kahlua (coffee flavoured liquor) which goes AMAZINGLY well with hot chocolate (thanks for the suggestion Katy @Flint & Co!). What we didn’t drink we divided up and took home! Theresa @The Local Tourist brought homemade Amaretto.
Being writers we had times where we’d just be relaxing and catching up on online things or bouncing ideas off each other, giving each other ideas and tips etc. Cabins are usually in locations that are perfect for hiking or have fire pits, to enjoy the outdoors!