Vacation Rentals near Des Moines in Iowa

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Cozy Fox Inn

5898 Ne 6th St.
Des Moines, IA

This English inn keeper enjoys cooking and it shows. You can indulge in the many wonderful breakfast treats that most B&Bs offer such as cereals, muffins, fruits, egg dishes, toast, juice and coffee or go for the traditional English breakfast (pictured above). Or try lemon or fruit crepes with whipped cream, or scones with lemon curd.

A totally healthy and tasty breakfast is available for the health conscious eater.

Hyatt Place-Des Moines

418 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA


Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

4051 Dean Ave
Des Moines, IA

Summer is a great time to visit Sleepy Hollow. We offer a wide range of warm weather activities from Go-Karts to golf. These activities typically open in May and are open until at least October. Special group rates are available for your company or church/youth group.

Go-Karts – Sleepy Hollow has Des Moines’ only Go-Karts. Our Grand Prix style track is a quarter-mile long, filled with twists, and banked curves. Drivers are required to be 54′ tall, however, non-driving guests who do not meet the height requirement can co-pilot one of our two-seater cars with a licensed driver.
Bumper Boats – Get your splash on with our water attraction. You’ll have the time of your life as you crash into your friends while you cool off on a hot summer day. Drivers must be 48″ tall but shorter youths may ride with an adult.
18 Hole Disc Golf – Our scenic disc golf course is set against a backdrop of mature trees and is adjacent to 4-Mile Creek and nestled into the ski hill with an amazing view of Pleasant Hill to the East.
Golf Driving Range – Sleepy Hollow offers a full size target driving range so you can practice with your woods as well as your irons. We offer two basket sizes of range balls and have some clubs available for use.

Miniature Golf- Enjoy our great 18 hole miniature golf course. It’s fun and relaxing with nice landscaping, fountains, and a man-made creek running through the course.
Baseball/Softball Batting Cages – Sleepy Hollow offers three speeds of baseball machines and two slow-pitch softball machines. Take your cuts with the ski hill in the background.
Climbing Wall – Our 30 foot tall climbing wall is set up with 3 levels of skill. Beginners can use any color hold, intermediate can blue holds and experts can use black holds. All climbers are fitted in a safety harness and attached to an automatic belay.
Sand Volleyball Courts – Grab some friends and come play volleyball on one of our three sand courts – $2.00 per person.

Butler House On Grand Bed and Breakfast

4507 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA

Butler House on Grand offers a choice of seven guest rooms, each unique in decor. All seven rooms feature the luxury of private bathrooms, air-conditioning, in-room televisions with cable/HBO, and in-room telephones and wireless internet. Each floor offers a galley "refreshment niche" replete with complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, microwave popcorn, and sweets.
In 1923 Robert and Edith Butler completed building their magnificent home on Grand Ave. The house was designed by the talented architect, Norman T. Vorse. The Butlers, along with their three children Robert, Margaret and John, Mr. Butler's parents and the family's cook, Mary, initially resided in Butler House. For 40 years the family roamed around in the 6100 sq. ft Tudor home.

Mrs. Butler sold the home in 1963 to an individual who wanted to convert the home into condos. Fortunately, the house was constructed too well and those plans were changed. The new owner instead decided to build a five-story condominium building on the site of the home’s beautiful gardens. He then converted the home into an eight-unit apartment building. Careful effort was made to keep much of what was unique about the home. During the next thirty years the home was to have ten owners. The Smiths purchased the property in 1996 with the intention of converting the home back to a single dwelling and to welcome guests to its seven bedrooms.

The house was the Des Moines Symphony Alliance Designer Show House in the fall of 1999. The B&B features the work of area designers and artists.

Butler House on Grand has been used for numerous photo shoots for various Meredith Publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Midwest Living and Paint Decor magazines. Butler House on Grand has also been featured in the Des Moines Register, Home Style Magazine, The New York Sun, Cityview, Des Moines Business Record, and 50 Plus.

We welcome you to relax in our grand living room, whether you choose to listen to music, play one of our many parlor games or sit by the hand carved, Gothic-style limestone fireplace. Enjoy the books and movies on our library shelves during your stay in our home.

Enjoy your delicious breakfast at Lauren's grandmother's table in the elegant dining room, and be certain to note the impressive molded plaster relief ceiling and polished marble floor.

Clark and Lauren and their two daughters, Darby and Brigid, look forward to making your stay comfortable.


Mussell Inn

6705 Colby Ave.
Des Moines, IA


The Cottage

1094 28th Street
Des Moines, IA


American Inn and Suites

5626 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA


Peaceful Haven Lodge Room

SW 29th St
Des Moines, IA

Relax! Enjoy a room in a private/secluded wing in our large home Your room will have a relaxing canopy bed, private bathroom and luxurious linens Enjoy Des Moines the friends and family waywhy stay in a crowded hotel with strangers? We don't do volumewe do quality!
We will frequently offer multi-room, or weekly discounts to guests, please don't hesitate to contact us Students and members of the United States Military always get a discount
Large, (5000 sf) located in an upscale neighborhood on a beautiful tree-lined street in South Des Moines Central to Everything! 5 minutes to Des Moines International Airport and 10 minutes to downtown
We have 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, of which 4 are in a private wing and available for guests The room rate is per room The two Queen Canopy Rooms are very quiet and have views of the backyard and have dedicated bathrooms
THE LODGE ROOM: features a queen size canopy bed with either flannel or cotton sheets, electric fireplace, 2 side tables, alarm clock, 26" plasma TV/DVD combo with hundreds of Dish Network Stations, Desk/workstation/chair with basic office supplies, closet and dresser Unlimited local and long distance telephone + Wi-fi small, very clean 3/4 bath just steps down the hall with lot's of nice fluffy towels This bath is occasionally shared with 1 other guest

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Bear Creek Cabins

752 Volney Road
Monona, IA

 Rated 5 based on 1 customer reviews
Loved it so peaceful and romantic can't wait to go back again:)
Submitted by: on 2010-09-02 21:51:07

Red Cedar Lodge

1880 Gilbert Street
Charles City, IA

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 Rated 5 based on 1 customer reviews
Beautiful cabins and property! Looks like the perfect place to recharge summer or winter. Loved the view of the river and deer in the meadow. First Class!
Submitted by: on 2009-12-14 17:47:30

Skyline Sportsmans Club

2556 150th St.
Thurman, IA

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 Rated 5 based on 2 customer reviews
Another great dinner at the Sportsman Club! 8 oz sirloin cooked to perfection.
Submitted by: on 2011-05-08 00:09:53
Nice place, I especially like going there to eat on Fri or Sat nights.
Submitted by: on 2008-11-23 20:58:52

Cabin In The Woods

12541 Nettle Ave.
Bloomfield, IA


Cuttys Okoboji Resort Club

1528 Hwy. 86
Spirit Lake, IA

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 Rated 5 based on 2 customer reviews
You'll need to call Cuttys or ask your friends. /steve
Submitted by: on 2009-07-25 18:34:57
We visit our friends at Cutty's Resort yesterday. its was very nice n clean thats what We looking for a place that has everything and nice place We likes. and How do We knows how much rates for memberes/guests for Cutty's Resort We been thinking about wanting stay over night for the weekend sometime to away from home relax and more.. Thanks
Submitted by: on 2009-07-25 17:06:13

Triggs Bay Resort

P.o. Box 116
Arnolds Park, IA

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 Rated 3 based on 2 customer reviews
Me and my family love it here! This summer will be the 18th year in a row that we have stayed at Trigg's. Very friendly and family orientated. They offer everything right there at the resort (boat and jet ski rental; snack/concessions, game room, pool, sanded beach) I wouldn't stay anywhere else!
Submitted by: on 2008-06-30 22:35:14
Visited this resort one June looking for a place to have a 5 day family reunion. The owner and his wife showed us around and we decided to book it for the following June. We were told they did not take reservations until January 1, and if we called early they would book us. SO - waited 6 months, and called at 7:30 Am. I told him who I was and what I wanted and was told very rudely that they were already booked for the entire month. I thought about and called back to see when they had openings and was told the WHOLE YEAR was booked. I asked how many had called before me and was told - none. Then how, I asked, did the resort get totally booked when I was the first caller of the year?? He finally told me he did not want us there because we only wanted 8 rooms for only 5 days, and that if we booked for 7 days he would give us a reservation. I told him I would report him to the Chanber of Commerce - and he actyually laughed and said go ahead - he was on the ch! amber and our busines wasn't even a drop in the bucket. SO---------go elsewhere - we now go to a resort in the Black Hills of SD that tretas us well and books years in advance. E-mail me at - I confirm this episode. Regards Rick C
Submitted by: on 2008-06-21 22:00:02

Hillside Cottages

975 Sunnyside Ave
Missouri Valley, IA


River Of Glory Country Retreat

16484 Alcorn
Council Bluffs, IA


Arnolds Park Classic Cottages

35 Zephyr Drive
Arnolds Park, IA

 Rated 5 based on 1 customer reviews
smelled moldy, fell in hole that was under carpet, slanted floors, bug splattered on walls, leaky shower, overpriced.
Submitted by: on 2011-06-27 00:59:41

Cuttys Resorts

2500 SE 37th St # A
Grimes, IA