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Coziest Places to Visit in Iowa

With the holidays just around the corner, we’re officially entering into the season of all things cozy. Whether you’re hoping to snuggle inside your home through the long winter months or unwind at a cabin retreat, you’ll be able to immerse yourself fully in the spirit of the season just about anywhere in Iowa—thanks to a number of local, cozy resorts and quintessentially romantic destinations. Here are some of the coziest places to visit in Iowa this winter and beyond.

Butler House on Grand Bed and Breakfast Des Moines, Iowa
Photo courtesy of Butler House on Grand Bed & Breakfast.

Butler House on Grand Bed & Breakfast

Des Moines

If you’re hoping to get a taste of classic Des Moines while still enjoying the comfort provided by modern amenities, then a trip to Butler House on Grand Bed & Breakfast is definitely a must this season. The Butler House has seven uniquely decorated rooms that boast as much elegance as they do Old World charm. Plus with the quiet surrounding area and on-site breakfast offerings, guests can properly detach from the outside world and still enjoy a charming winter escape. For more information, visit

Lake of Three Fires State Park Cabin


Lake of Three Fires State Park might have more of a reputation for its summer offerings—particularly for dedicated tent campers—but thanks to several on-site cabins, visitors can also venture to the secluded and notably romantic region year-round, as well. Detach from the outside world and cozy up inside one of the state park cabins or spend some time enjoying the untouched, natural surrounding land—complete with a classic winter glow and the occasional fresh snowfall too. For more information, visit

Hotel Pattee Iowa
Photo courtesy of Hotel Pattee.

Hotel Pattee


The entire Perry community is pretty charming—so it makes sense that one of the city’s most iconic destinations, the Hotel Pattee, would be equally quaint and cozy. Each room at this hotel boasts an individual theme, so guests can book the space that best fits their taste. And while the hotel is decorated with all of the modern amenities needed for a properly comfortable stay, visitors will still enjoy getting to immerse themselves in the historic and ethereal ambience of the property. For more information, visit

Honey Creek Resort


Honey Creek Resort is one of the coziest places around in any season—but with Iowa’s often eventful winter season, it becomes an even more charming and peaceful destination. A quick trip inside the resort’s lobby space will prove that—with a picturesque fireplace front and center. The resort often features different operational hours and dates during the winter, so be sure to check their availability well in advance of any hopeful stay. For more information, visit

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