8 Unique Places To Stay In Iowa USA This Year!

As much as I love any sort of hotel stay (yep, even Motel 6, I’m not fussy), it does add an extra element of excitement if the accommodation has a unique aspect to it!  I share some of my favourite unique places to stay in Iowa, USA, from glamping, to converted hotels, to sleeping with cows! Where would you like to stay?

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15 Essentials To Add To Your Glamping Packing List! (Downloadable Glamping Checklist)

Glamping is becoming more and more popular and I think it’s brilliant.  It’s a way of being able to give people the camping experience without the need of providing their own accommodation (RV, caravan, tent etc).  First things first, there are several different levels of what I’d consider ‘glamping’, and even then other people’s opinions could be different!  I grew up going on caravan holidays, now our UK caravans are very different from the US ‘campers’.  Our caravans are tiny, where the only beds are converted forms of the tables and chairs.  USA caravans are like huge mansions with full sized kitchens and bedrooms with extendable sides and air conditioning.  That alone I’d almost consider quite a ‘high up’ version of glamping! In this post I share 15 accessories and essentials to add to your glamping checklist!

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A Glamping & Cave Exploration Adventure at Spook Cave Iowa!

My childhood years were spent touring around various campgrounds in the UK, it was always the highlight of my summer.  As I got older I even thought about getting my towing license so I could pull a caravan (failing that I really wanted a camper van).  In the UK people my age don’t have the ‘grandfather rights’ to tow above a certain weight and have to take a test…I believe in the USA anyone can tow automatically.  But now with the growing popularity of ‘glamping‘, it lets you have the camping experience without the need on having to pull your own accommodation to the campground!  I visited Spook Cave and Campground, just outside of McGregor in East Iowa and stayed in their ‘Hut’ cabin.  Here’s why Spook Cave should be on your Iowa bucket list!

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