Hipcamp host Rob C.
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CHECK WITH HOST-- OPEN DURING WINTER IF ONLY THE WEATHER IS PERMITTING --Enjoy the deer setting amongst the tree's and nature. Hiking trails close by. Come enjoy a relaxing experience close to the city, the zoo and other attractions. 

MOST dogs are welcomed -- BUT need to be approved first! before booking. ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED>  Walking trails close by!  and restaur

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CHECK WITH HOST-- OPEN DURING WINTER IF ONLY THE WEATHER IS PERMITTING --Enjoy the deer setting amongst the tree's and nature. Hiking trails close by. Come enjoy a relaxing experience close to the city, the zoo and other attractions. 

MOST dogs are welcomed -- BUT need to be approved first! before booking. ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED>  Walking trails close by!  and restaurants. Verify with host before booking please. The bathroom/shower is located across the yard in the lower level of the main house. 

Thank you! 

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Rob a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Biking
    Hiking

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at The Arrowhead Lodge of SW IA. in Iowa.

    Forest

    The vibe at The Arrowhead Lodge of SW IA.

    8 Written reviews
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    Hipcamper Eva
    Eva B.
    recommends this listing.
    July 22nd, 2018

    This was my first Hipcamp stay and I was very pleased.
    The location was perfect for someone like me looking for a quick stopover during a long drive, and would also be perfect for someone visiting Council Bluffs. The Arrowhead Lodge is located in "suburbacountry" - a short drive from the highway, nice area for walking, houses nearby but also a farm with horses a few doors down. It's a short drive to restaurants/stores.
    The lodge itself was clean, well appointed, cute. It's a single room with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and windows facing the woods. There is a porch, outdoor seating, and a small fire pit. It's a short walk to the host's house to reach the bathroom. I loved that there is a walk-in shower, because I recently injured my knee, There was plenty of hot water.
    The host has a mini horse and a pygmy goat. The next-door-neighboor has several feral cats (beyond the host's control). So if your dog goes crazy when he/she sees those animals, this would not be a good place. My dogs are chill about those animals so it was not a problem - in fact very dog friendly for calm dogs since there are lots of places to walk one's dog. If you don't have a dog you could leave with one - the humane society is within a half mile walk, and when I passed there while walking my dogs there seemed to be plenty of available dogs. But don't worry, it's far enough away that you can't hear any barking dogs.
    There were a few mosquitoes (it is near Mosquito Creek after all) so bring bug repellant if you plan to sit outside. Although there is some outdoor lighting, a flashlight will be handy for nighttime trips to the bathroom.
    I heard crickets, raccoons, and an owl during the night. Since I love those sort of night noises, I thought that was a bonus.
    I would highly recommend this host and the Arrowhead Lodge.
    (The name makes me chuckle because there is a county park near my home has an "Arrowhead Lodge" large enough to host wedding receptions.)

    Hipcamper Bora
    Bora C.
    recommends this listing.
    October 10th, 2019

    Beautiful cottage with moody vintage decor. Super comfortable bed, very clean and functional space. Bathroom is in the main house, LOVED the “rain” shower head!! Rob was great and accommodating. I booked 2 hours before arrival and he had the place ready for us! Definitely will stay again if ever back in the area.

    Hipcamper Lee
    Lee P.
    recommends this listing.
    October 5th, 2019

    This place is great, cozy and romantic and private

    Hipcamper Sarah
    Sarah D.
    recommends this listing.
    May 25th, 2020

    Rob's lodge is GORGEOUS! the grass was a little soppy because storms had just rolled through, but Rob laid out planks to help us traverse the wettest parts of it. The space is more of a retreat than a mere landing place--we only stayed one night on a road trip, but I would happily stay longer. Thanks for sharing your beautiful place with us!

    Hipcamper Jessica
    Jessica A.
    recommends this listing.
    May 26th, 2020

    What a great hidden gem! We had a wonderful "staycation" here. A fun spot with lots of wildlife. Rob was a wonderful host, and the goats are so sweet!

    Hipcamper Mack
    Mack S.
    recommends this listing.
    June 16th, 2020

    Such a cool set up. you feel like youre staying in one of ernest hemingway's safari bungalos

    Hipcamper Daphne
    Daphne C.
    recommends this listing.
    June 27th, 2020

    Very cute and cozy location! Rob was a friendly and accommodating host. Although the location is in a backyard, the site was thoughtfully private (around the corner from the goats - we had so much fun watching them!) with the entrance facing a heavily wooded area. It really felt like we had our own private space. There was a fire pit and BBQ set-up available. The bathroom is a short trek up to the main house and accessible throughout the day.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wished it had been for a leisurely trip instead of a rushed stop.

    Hipcamper Stephanie

    Cute, relaxing, charming.

    Stephanie W.
    recommends this listing.
    July 30th, 2020

    Rob's place was great. Well-appointed, rustic and cute. He had AC running on our arrival which was very welcomed! We loved saying hi to the goats and his puppy in the morning.

    Hipcamper Josh B.
    doesn't recommend this listing.
    July 11th, 2020
    Hipcamper Michael G.
    recommends this listing.
    June 27th, 2020
    Hipcamper Becky S.
    recommends this listing.
    June 18th, 2020

    Awards

    Best of 2019 Iowa
    2nd place
    Property
    Arrowhead Lodge of SW. Iowa.
    State
    Iowa
    Country
    United States
    $75/night
    1 Site
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