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.)
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