Rent a cabin for a wintry getaway

Pine Lake State Park in Hardin County rents out stone and timber cabins with wood-burning fireplaces. Photo: Iowa DNR.

Winter is a great time to hike trails, watch wildlife and go ice fishing in Iowa’s state parks. It’s even better when the chilly adventure ends in a cozy cabin.

Choose from more than 90 rental cabins across 20 state parks. Some can accommodate up to 10 guests, depending on the unit, and are available year-round, with two-day minimums. Find detailed photos and information about the cabin amenities on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ website.

Winter rental options include Backbone State Park near Strawberry Point, Black Hawk State Park in Lake View, Lake of Three Fires in Taylor County, Pine Lake in Hardin County, Union Grove in Tama County and Waubonsie in Fremont County.

You can learn more and make a reservation online.

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