Go glamping in Iowa to explore prairie, plains, forests, grasslands, and wetlands in comfort.
There's more to the Hawkeye State than just fields of corn, especially if you're glamping. Stay close to Des Moine or Cedar Rapids to explore cultural and historical sites. Follow the Covered Bridges Scenic Byway to visit the Bridges of Madison County or visit the Field of Dreams in Dyersville. During the hot and humid summers, cool off in a water park or lake, including at Clear Lake, McIntosh Woods, or Pine Lake state parks. Explore towering ledges at Ledges State Park, numerous caves at Maquoketa Caves State Park, and hike up for sweeping views at Pikes Peak State Park. Winters can be cold and snowy, perfect for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. A number of Iowa state parks offer basic, modern, deluxe, and camping cabins and yurts, with varied amenities. Private glamping options are also available and include luxury tents, tipis, yurts, domes, and cabins with extras like pools, hot tubs, playgrounds, and wifi.
In Iowa, glamping is a type of outdoor stay combining camping's nature setting with the luxury and convenience of comforts like beds, warm showers, or electricity. When glamping in Iowa, there's no need to bring your own tent—instead, glampers may stay the night in a cabin, a vintage Airstream, a canvas bell tent, a yurt, or even a treehouse.