Everyone loves an excuse to explore the great outdoors—and luxurious glamping experiences offer all the charm of a secluded getaway, but with the conveniences of a five-star resort. Iowa has a handful of fantastic glamping alternatives that offer unparalleled views at some of the state’s most iconic lakes, nature preserves and national parks.
Fillenwarth Beach Resort Cottage Colony
With more than 100 years of experience in hospitality, it’s safe to say that the team at Fillenwarth Beach Resort know how to take care of their guests. Glamping at the Cottage Colony, visitors can enjoy complimentary lake activities during the day, and unwind in a luxurious and cozy retreat in the evenings. For more information, visit www.fillenwarthbeach.com.
Red Cedar Lodge
These cabins comfortably sleep up to eight people and are fitted with all of the amenities to ensure that every visitor’s stay is convenient and unforgettable—for all of the right reasons, of course. Guests can enjoy kayaking, hiking, canoeing and fishing on the Cedar River. For more information, visit www.theredcedarlodge.com.
Sunrise Cottages at King’s Pointe Resort
The Sunrise Cottages at King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort are newly renovated, luxurious and in the heart of one of Iowa’s most vibrant rural counties. Each cabin features a private patio, gas grills and a number of other amenities. The cottages are located across Storm Lake and Pirates’ Pointe Mini Golf—so regardless of what sort of getaway you’re looking to embark on, you’ll find the perfect balance at Sunrise Cottages. For more information, visit www.kingspointeresort.com.
Pine Ridge Retreat
Settled in the Villages of Van Buren is the Pine Ridge Retreat—a 12-cabin lot that serves as the perfect escapes for visitors looking to explore more of southeast Iowa. The property is located near Lake Sugema and Lacey Keosauqua State Park too, so tourists are in a prime location for nearby day trips and days spent on the water. For more information, visit www.pineridgeretreat.com.
Little Wall Lake
With three modern cabins perched right alongside the lake, this glamping retreat offers visitors the chance to kick back and relax in Iowa’s stunning countryside—while also offering convenient adventures right on the lake, like boating, water skiing and swimming. For more information, visit www.mycountyparks.com.