If you’ve driven through Lake Iowa Park within the last year, you’ll be happy to hear that construction on the two 20ft x 30ft cabins has been completed. Online reservations for the new cabins are set to launch Monday October 24th at 8:00 a.m.
These cabins were built in the campground on the previous site of the warming shed above the old sledding hill. That building was eventually turned into a make-shift nature center before it was torn down in 2012 to make way for cabins.
The south cabin (or Lakeview Cabin) was constructed by the combined efforts of the HLV Tech IV shop class and the Iowa County Conservation Board staff. All of the work on the north cabin (or Timberview Cabin) was contracted out.
Each cabin is ADA compliant and will sleep up to 8 people. They have a full kitchen with misc. dinnerware, cookware, utensils, a toaster, coffee maker, microwave, stove, and a full-size refrigerator. The bathroom has a walk in shower and the living room boasts a full-size futon and large dining table with chairs. There are two bedrooms; one with a queen bed and one with unique “full” size bunk beds.
The Friends of Iowa County Conservation Foundation stepped in and made sure that each of them contained beautiful hand-made log furniture that really drives home that cabin feel.
Making cabins at Lake Iowa a reality has been in the works since the year 2000. Many cabins throughout Iowa have been toured, and with all that collaborative effort for more than a decade, the Iowa County Conservation Board and staff decided on a location and design that was believed to be the perfect fit. In 2014, the Iowa County Conservation Board received a donation of over $20,000 from the estate of Alice Williamson that immediately went to help get both cabin foundations poured and the rest is history.
The cabins will be rentable all year long. Renters will have to bring along linens (including pillows) for bedding along with toiletries and food.
There has already been tremendous interest in people wanting to rent the cabins. It’s the perfect place to stay when you want to go ice fishing, or a camper that wants to stay in their park during the “off season”, or to just get away and enjoy the outdoors.
The cabin will run $110 per night with typically a two night minimum stay. For more information or to reserve your cabin with a debit or credit card, please visit mycountyparks.com and select “Iowa County” under cabins.