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


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
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
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
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 43%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.



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


The vibe at The Arrowhead Lodge of SW IA.

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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 Ellis

Such a cute overnight getaway spot

Ellis W.
recommends this listing.
November 16th, 2020

My boyfriend and I booked a last-minute overnight date night here. It's just as beautiful as the pictures if not more in person. The decorations and upkeep are so lovely and relaxing. Has all the stuff to cook a campsite meal and then head inside the cabin for games or whatever else you would like. Great for the price and space utilization! Would absolulty reccomend to anyone.

The Arrowhead Lodge of SW IA.The Arrowhead Lodge of SW IA.


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