Hipcamp host Rob
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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Group sizes
Up to 3 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Fire ring, charcoal grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table 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
Hot spring
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at The Arrowhead Lodge of SW IA.

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Hipcamper Eva
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.)

Arrowhead Lodge of SW. Iowa.
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