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Iowa is known for its fertile farmland and quaint towns, which makes it a great destination for a peaceful getaway with your favorite people. There are lots of cabins available to rent through Airbnb and Vrbo to give you an authentic Iowa experience with plenty of nature all around you. Here are the best Iowa cabin rentals to consider for your next getaway in the Midwest.
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This popular Iowa cabin sleeps seven people and has two bedrooms, five beds, and two baths. It’s at the start of the Madison County Covered Bridges Scenic Byway and is on two acres of rural space. The cabin is close enough for shopping nearby while also offering the quiet of a country getaway. That’s because it’s about 25 minutes from downtown Des Moines. The Great Western Bike Trail is 2.5 miles from the cabin too. Amenities offered at the cabin include Wi-Fi, a kitchen, a dedicated workspace, and parking. Book this cabin to experience the rolling hills that make Iowa so iconic with easy access to local Americana attractions.
Up to six people can stay at this Iowa cabin that has two bedrooms, three beds, and one bath. Pets are allowed here when you notify the host and pay a pet fee of $25 per stay. The cabin is at the Riverview RV Park and offers a Sleep Number bed, central air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, and private boat docks for guests to use. The cabin also comes with linens, cookware, and toiletries. From here, you can access all the RV park’s amenities, including a children’s playground, picnic areas, and a fish cleaning station. You can walk to downtown Bellevue and enjoy the restaurants, bars, and shops when you stay here. City Riverfront Park is also nearby with walking and biking trails.
Available to rent on Airbnb, this cabin sleeps up to three guests (although it’s best for just two people) and is a 19th-century Norwegian-built log house in the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. You’ll be seven miles from downtown Decorah here and three miles from Toppling Goliath Brewing. The cabin has one bedroom, two beds, and one bath for guests. It’s a small space that measures just 17 feet by 18 feet but still has a kitchen, shower, air conditioning, heating, and gorgeous views. The cabin dates back to the 1850s. There is no Wi-Fi or TV here, but Verizon cell service works well.
Here’s a Vrbo cabin rental that is very popular and 840 square feet in size. It sleeps four people and has one bedroom and a full bath. It’s fun to stay here to enjoy sitting in the hot tub and looking out over the river for a true vacation getaway. Fishing, birdwatching, skiing, canoeing, and simply relaxing are all great things to do when you stay in this quiet and peaceful retreat by the river. Pets are welcome here, and the cabin also comes with internet, TV, laundry machines, air conditioning, and heat.
In the Dubuque area, consider this Iowa cabin rental available on Airbnb. It accommodates four guests and has one bedroom, three beds, and one bath. You’ll be on a private lane and in the woods overlooking the Mississippi River. The cabin features a riverside deck, large fireplace, full kitchen, queen-size bed in the bedroom, and two twin beds in the common area. Pets are welcome here as long as you let the host know. Other perks are Wi-Fi, a TV with standard cable, and a kitchen.
Here’s a private cabin that’s next to the owner’s home and that offers 480 square feet in the downstairs area and a 90-square-foot loft. The cabin is at the gateway to the rolling hills and scenic bluffs of Northeast Iowa and near Dutton’s Cave and Echo Valley for hiking. It’s ideal for a couple’s getaway but does not allow pets. You’ll have a private front and back door, as well as free parking here. This space is best for people who aren’t too tall or heavy due to the size of the sleeping loft.
A Vrbo option worth considering for your big group is this Iowa cabin that sleeps up to 10 people. It is 2,500 square feet in size and has five bedrooms and 3.5 baths. With this rental, you’ll have high ceilings, a huge fireplace, an open balcony, and a beautiful view of the river valley from the back of the home. The home has been used for small wedding parties, so inquire about event fees if you’re celebrating something special. Pets are not allowed at the cabin.
Large groups (maximum 12 guests) can also stay in this 2,300-square-foot cabin that’s available to rent on Vrbo. It has three bedrooms, five beds, and three full baths. The rental includes the lower level of a log home and has no shared spaces. There’s a kitchenette here, as well as a separate entrance, patio, grill, and firepit. The hosts live in the upper level of the cabin and are onsite most of the time. Kayaks, a paddleboard, and life jackets are provided for guests to use.
Here’s a two-bedroom, one-bath cabin that sleeps up to four people in Iowa. It has a unique A-frame design and is close to town yet in an ideal location for hunting, fishing, biking, and hiking. The cabin is next to Pine Lake State Park, which offers lots of outdoor recreation. Guests can use the laundry machines on-site at no charge. Pets are welcome for a fee of $10 per night. Amenities provided here include Wi-Fi, a TV, kitchen, and air conditioning.
To be in a lovely rural setting and in a handcrafted log cabin, consider this Vrbo rental. It is 2,040 square feet in size and has three bedrooms, four beds, and two full baths to accommodate eight people. The host provides locally roasted coffee and a full kitchen. With this rental, you’ll be about 18 miles from Decorah, which is one of the best small towns in America to visit. Featured amenities include internet, TV, laundry machines, a fireplace, a heater, and air conditioning.
Couples enjoy this cute Iowa cabin that’s on 115 acres of land with trails to explore through the woods. It has one bedroom and one bath. At this Airbnb rental cabin, you can watch wildlife, hang out around a fire, watch the sunset from the front porch, and disconnect from technology with no Wi-Fi or TV. The log cabin features a kitchenette, a loft with a jetted tub, and an outdoor fire pit. Make sure to look up at the starry night skies when you stay here to soak up the natural beauty. The cabin is about a mile and a half down a country road and offers a wonderfully slower pace of life.
This 1,850-square-foot cabin sleeps up to nine people and has three bedrooms, six beds, and 1.5 baths. It’s been getting some great renovations lately and has internet access. The cabin is on 13 private wooded acres of land with wildflowers, wildlife, and nice opportunities for hiking and stargazing. To further enjoy the outdoors, there is an outside deck and patio here. Pets are not allowed in this rental cabin. The Prairie Farmer Bike Trail is just minutes away, as well as a pool, fitness center, and brewery in Calmar nearby.
Guests love this highly-rated Airbnb cabin rental for up to four people. It has three beds, two bedrooms, and one bath in a private country location. You’ll be nine miles west of Dubuque here and close to wineries. The cabin is stocked with essentials, close to nature, and has a relaxing outdoor space. The host provides breakfast items for guests, including farm-fresh eggs, bread, fruit, juice, and milk. Then take a walk on the path around the pond to soak up the scenery. Pets and children under 12 are not allowed in this cabin.
The Rookery Cottage is a fun cabin that sleeps up to six people in the heart of the Middle Raccoon River Valley. It’s a quiet retreat that overlooks a garden and prairie, and Whiterock Conservancy is nearby for hiking, biking, and river access. This space used to be a flower shop and was built with reclaimed barn wood. It still has a lot of rustic charm now as a guesthouse and is equipped with a kitchenette, air conditioning, and heated floors. Sleeping arrangements are two queen-size beds and a futon. There is no Wi-Fi in the cabin, but you can access the internet in the yard near the main house if needed. Dogs, chickens, cows, honeybees, and a goat live on this unique property.
Book this Iowa cabin to be in a secluded setting that overlooks the Des Moines River. You’ll have riverfront access and access to the flowing creek when you stay here. The Airbnb cabin sleeps four guests and has one bedroom and one bath. There’s a queen-size bed in the bedroom and also a kitchen, cable TV, and indoor fireplace inside the cabin. Guests can use the wood stove indoors on chilly nights. Although there are two properties at the end of the private driveway here, there is plenty of distance between them so you’ll have a quiet getaway when you reserve this cabin.
Four people can stay at this Airbnb rental cabin that has two bedrooms, two beds, and one bath. It’s outside Pella at Lake Red Rock and on a one-acre lot in a quiet neighborhood. The cabin was recently remodeled with a brand-new kitchen and bathroom. You’ll be in an 806-square-foot cozy space here on a wooded lot. There is a great bike trail nearby and an antique radio and record player to take a step back in time. The hosts intentionally do not provide internet or TV here to encourage you to relax and disconnect.