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Stay in one of our off the grid cabins that are on above the ground 20' x 20'  decks.  The cabins are at the top of Loess Hills bluffs, placed to provide great views.  They have been spaced to give you a lot of privacy.  Get ready for spectacular vistas and the ability to get away from it all.  

It begins with leaving you car down below. You can hike or ride your horse


Stay in one of our off the grid cabins that are on above the ground 20' x 20'  decks.  The cabins are at the top of Loess Hills bluffs, placed to provide great views.  They have been spaced to give you a lot of privacy.  Get ready for spectacular vistas and the ability to get away from it all.  

It begins with leaving you car down below. You can hike or ride your horse to the cabin. You don't need a horse to stay at Horse Creek Adventures. We bring up your gear in a gator.   The cabins easily hold queen size air mattresses. We also have cots you can use. (Rented at $5 a stay) Each cabin has a spindle picnic table with chairs; fire ring and some basic cooking items. You bring the rest of the gear you would bring for a camping trip.   We provide a 7 gal container full of water and a porta-potty toilet for your use.    

Once you are set up there are trails to walk or ride with your horses, or just sit on the deck enjoy the beautiful view and read a book. After a short hike, you can catch fish from the pond.  It is catch and release, you bring your own pole, no fishing license is required.  Depending on the season there are blackberries to pick and eat.  

At night get ready for the sounds of coyotes and other creatures sharing the space with you. These are just a few of the ways you can enjoy staying at Horse Creek Adventures.  We are less than an hour from Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska. St. Joseph and Kansas City, Missouri are about an hour and a half.  

Special Notes:

Horse owners: 

You can rent one or more of our cabins, keeping your horse with you in a nearby corral . 

Horse Rentals:  For children, a short ride accompanied by our wranglers in our arena or for adults, a two hour guided trail ride beginning with an introduction to trail riding. Contact us for more details.

Dog owners:  We are pet friendly at Horse Creek Adventures but it does require that dog owners work with us.  At any given time there are horses and dogs sharing the same space.  Tell us up front that you are bringing a dog and tell us about its size and breed.  Our rule of thumb is small dogs are welcome. Large dogs are on a case by case basis. This is especially important for dogs that are trained to protect their owners.  When dogs are here they must be kept on a leash, "no exceptions".

Our Facebook page "Horse Creek Adventures" provides up-to-date information about activities and the latest at Horse Creek.

Lodging provided
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Jack a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 70%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Catch and Release, Bring your own equipment, no license needed. Our customers have caught trophy size fish.

Horseback riding

Horse trails. Horse Camping. Horse arenas. We do not rent horses.


Using kayaks for fishing has been very successful in our pond. "Catch and Release", Bass, Crappie and Bluegill are predominate.

Snow sports

Snow shoe and cross country 🎿. Trails or blaze your own.

Wildlife watching

Abundance of wildlife. Birds, deer, eagles, waterfowl, coyote, linx and occasionally mountain lion.



Natural features you'll find at Horse Creek Adventures: Cabins in Iowa.


Part of Loess Hills Byway. Near Wabonsi State Park.

River, stream, or creek

5 miles east from Missouri River and Nebraska City. Or 12 miles west from Walbash Trace bicycle and horse trails. Or Wabonsi St...Read more


Horse Creek Adventures is a short drive from Riverton IA Wetlands Refuge. The refuge offers upland game and waterfowl hunting a...Read more


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Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
October 24th, 2021

We had a fun and relaxing weekend at Horse Creek Adventure Cabins. Our hosts were friendly and helpful but gave us privacy to enjoy a weekend in nature. Our pup loved walking the trials and was worn out from all of the excitement every night. We cannot wait to come back and have been raving to all of our friends about the great experience.

Hipcamper abby

Planning our next visit!

Abby M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 19th, 2021

Already want to make a trip back! We travelled with two groups of campers. We rented two cabins that were closer together, 1 & 2. (I believe). Our group of four including two kids under 10. The kids absolutely loved this place. Lots of land to explore. A pond for fishing. Lona is so wonderful. Helpful and very inviting. Great views. Make sure to watch the sunset at "sunset point." We also took a road trip into Nebraska City for lunch and hit of the antique shops. The cabins are so cute and clean.

watching the rain at sunset from our cabin
Hipcamper Kevin

Gets better each time!

Kevin G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 16th, 2021

This is our third time staying here and it just gets more beautiful each time. Lona is an incredible host and the views are breathtaking. Stay here! You will not regret it.

Hipcamper Abby

10 out of 10!

Abby D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 11th, 2021

I stayed at Horse Creek with some girl friends for a night and we had a blast. Great place to enjoy some hiking and outdoor time. The cabins are perfect and we loved getting to catch some fish down at the pond. Lona is a perfect host and made us feel very welcomed.

Fishing by the pondCabin 6Fishing by the pond
Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
October 3rd, 2021

Beautiful views, very quiet and peaceful. If you're up in the hills you will want to ride the gator they offer, as the walk up is steep. Great service, clean porta-potty, clean cabin - you can't get much better than this!

Hipcamper Eric
Eric C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 30th, 2021

It was a great experience! This was my first Hipcamp experience and it was very cool. I went with my two children and we had a great stay. Hiked, fished, and watched the stars.

Fishing hole adventure 😅
Hipcamper Karen

Great weekend getaway!

Karen D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 28th, 2021

This is the place to go to get away from it all! Very peaceful and relaxing, which is just what we needed this weekend. Lona was quick to answer all my questions and was very helpful.

Hipcamper Sheyda

Beautiful, peaceful oasis

Sheyda J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 26th, 2021

This place is a treasure! The scenery is so beautiful and peaceful. The cabins are perfect for campers who want a little more shelter and a lot less work. The host (Lona) is an absolutely charming and very welcoming soul—she was so patient and kind with our kiddo and so helpful to us. It was just dreamy. Not buggy, not too hot this time of year, and a lovely place to just…stop doing all the things for a few days. We loved it. Can’t wait to return!

Hipcamper Derrik

Awesome place!

Derrik W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 18th, 2021

Amazing host and amazing experience!


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