Vacation Rentals near Des Moines in Iowa

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Ambrose A Call State Park
Anderson Prairie State Preserve
Ashton Pits State Public Hunting Area
Backbone State Park
Backbone State Park Historical Marker
Badger Creek State Recreation Area
Badger Lake State Wildlife Management Area
Banner Mine State Wildlife Management Area
Barber Creek State Wildlife Management Area
Barkley Memorial State Park
Barringer Slough State Game Mgt Area
Bartlett State Wildlife Management Area
Bays Branch State Wildlife Area
Beeds Lake State Park
Bellevue State Park
Big Creek State Park
Birge Lake State Game Management Area
Bixby State Park
Black Hawk Marsh State Game Management Area
Black Hawk State Park
Bluffton Fir Stand State Preserve
Bob White State Park
Bradgate State Fishing Access
Brush Creek Canyon State Park
Brushy Creek State Park
Buffalo Creek State Game Management Area
Buxton State Historical Marker
California Bend State Wildlife Refuge
Cameron Woods State Preserve
Cardinal Marsh State Wildlife Area
Cayler Prairie State Preserve
Cedar Rock State Park
Cheever Lake State Game Mgt Area
Chimney Rock Indian Bluffs State Game Mgt Ar
Clear Lake State Game Management Area
Clear Lake State Park
Cold Springs State Park
Colyn State Wildlife Area
Cone Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
Cory Marsh State Game Management Area
Cottonwood Pits State Game Management Area
Crystal Lake State Game Mgt Area
Cunningham Slough State Game Management Area
Cutshaw Bridge State Access Area
Dallas Lake State Wildlife Area
Dalton Pond State Fishing Access Area
Decatur State Wildlife Area
Deer Island State Game Management Area
Deweys Pasture State Game Management Area
Dinesen Prairie State Preserve Wildlife Area
Dolliver Memorial State Park
Doolittle Prairie State Preserve
Dudgeon Lake State Wildlife Mgt Area
Dunbar Slough State Wildlife Management Area
Eagle Lake State Game Management Area
Eagle Lake State Park
East Swan Lake State Games Management Area
Echo Valley State Park
Elk Lake State Game Mgt Area
Elk Rock State Park
Emerson Bay State Recreation Area
Falcon Springs State Wildlife Area
First Iowa State Fair 1854 Historical Marker
Five Ridge Prairie State Preserve
Forneys Lake State Wildlife Management Area
Fort Defiance State Park
Frank Gotch State Park
Freda Haffner Kettlehole State Preserve
Galland School State Park Preserve
Geode State Park
Giard Tract State Historical Marker
Goose Lake State Game Management Area
Goose Lake State Wildlife Area
Goose Lake State Wildlife Management Area
Grass Lake State Game Management Area
Green Valley State Park
Gull Point State Park
Gutchie Manitou State Monument Park
Hanging Bog State Preserve
Harmon Lake State Game Management Area
Hawkeye State Wildlife Area
Hayden Prairie State Wildlife Area
Heery Woods State Park
Hendrickson Marsh State Hunting Area
High Lake State Game Management Area
Historic Amana Colonies State Historical Marker
Historic Black Hawk County State Historical Marker
Historic Cedar Falls State Historical Marker
Historic Council Bluffs State Historical Marker
Historic Davenport State Historical Marker
Historic Des Moines State Historical Marker
Historic Grinnell State Historical Marker
Historic Iowa City STate Historical Marker
Historic Northern Iowa State Historical Marker
Historic Pella State Historical Marker
Historic Sioux City State Historical Marker
Honey Creek State Park
Hooper State Game Area
Hoover Historic Site State Historical Marker
Hoover Historical Site State Historical Marker
Hull State Game Management Area
Ida B Wise Smith State Historical Marker
Idlewild State Park
Indian Village State Park
Ingham Lake State Game Management Area
Interstate Park
Iowa Lake State Game Management Area
Iowa State Nursery
James Harlan State Historical Marker
James Tame Jim Wilson State Historical Marker
Jessie Field Shambaugh State Historical Marker
John L Lewis State Historical Marker
Jonathan P Dolliver State Historical Marker
Kaslow Prairie State Preserve
Kellogg State Game Management Area
Kish-Ke-Kosh Prairie State Preserve
Klum Lake State Game Mgt Area
La Hart State Public Hunting Area
Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
Lake Ahquabi State Park
Lake Anita State Park
Lake Cornelia State Game Management Area
Lake Darling State Park
Lake Keomah State Park
Lake Macbride State Park
Lake Manawa State Park
Lake of Three Fires State Park
Lake Wapello State Park
Lakin Slough State Game Management Area
Lamson Woods State Preserve
Ledges State Park
Lennon Mills State Wildlife Area
Lenon Mill State Wildlife Area
Leslie M Shaw State Historical Marker
Lewis and Clark State Park
Lincoln Land Grant State Historical Marker
Little Maquoketa River Mounds State Preserve
Lizard Creek State Recreation Area
Lost Island Lake State Park
Malanaphy Springs State Preserve
Maquoketa Caves State Park
Marble Beach State Recreation Area
Marble Lake State Game Management Area
Margo Frankel Woods State Park
Marietta Sand Prairie State Preserve
Marion G Crandell State Historical Marker
McCord Pond State Wildlife Management Area
McFarlane State Park
McIntosh Woods State Park
McMahon State Wildlife Management Area
McPaul State Wildlife Management Area
Merritt Forest State Preserve
Mill Creek State Park
Milo Ray State Wildlife Area
Mines of Spain State Park
Mini Wakan State Park
Minnewashta Lake State Game Mgt Area
Mississippi River Islands State Wildlife Management Area
Mississippi Valley Overlook State Historical Marker
Montauk State Historical Site
Mossy Glen State Preserve
Muskrat Slough State Game Management Area
Myre Slough State Game Management Area
Nester Stiles State Preserve
Nine Eagles State Park
Nobles Lake State Wildlife Management Area
Oak Grove State Park
Ocheyedan River State Game Refuge
Okamanpeedam State Park
Oppedahl State Game Management Area
Orleans State Park
Otter Creek Marsh State Wildlife Refuge
Ottosen Marsh State Game Management Area
Palisades-Kepler State Park
Palo Alto State Wildlife Area Number One
Pammel State Park
Pella State Game Management Area
Pellet Memorial Woods State Preserve
Percival State Wildlife Management Area
Perkins Marsh State Game Management Area
Pickerel Lake State Wildlife Management Area
Pikes Peak State Park
Pikes Point State Park
Pillsbury Point State Park
Pilot Grove State Preserve
Pilot Knob State Park
Pine Lake State Park
Pioneer State Park
Pleasant Creek State Park
Pleasant Lake State Game Management Area
Pleasant Valley State Wildlife Area
Prairie Rose State Park
Preparation Canyon State Park
Rathbun State Resort Area
Rathbun State Wildlife Area
Red Haw State Park
Rentz Memorial Woods State Preserve
Rice Lake State Game Management Area
Rice Lake State Park
Ringgold State Wildlife Area
Rippey State Access Area
Roberts Creek State Preserve
Rock Creek State Park
Rock Island Botanical State Preserve
Round Lake State Game Management Area
Round Lake State Wildlife Management Area
Rush Lake State Game Management Area
Rush Lake State Wildlife Management Area
Ryan Lake State Game Management Area
Saint James Lutheran Church State Preserve
Samuel Freeman Miller State Historical Marker
Samuel Jordan Kirkwood State Historical Marker
Sand Creek State Wildlife Area
Schwob Marsh State Game Management Area
Scott State Wildlife Management Area
Sergeant Floyd Monument State Historical Marker
Sharon Bluffs State Park
Sheeder Prairie State Preserve
Shimek State Forest Wildlife Management Area - Croton Unit
Shimek State Forest Wildlife Management Area - Donnellson Unit
Shimek State Forest Wildlife Management Area - Farmington Unit
Shimek State Forest Wildlife Management Area - Keosauqua Unit
Shimek State Forest Wildlife Management Area - Lick Creek Unit
Siewers Spring State Park
Silver Lake Fen State Preserve
Sioux City State Prairie Preserve
Smiths Slough State Game Management Area
South Skunk River State Wildlife Area
Spainer Br Skunk River State Wildlife Area
Spirit Lake State Game Management Area
Spring Run State Game Management Area
Spring Run State Game Management Areas
Springbrook State Park
State Line Marsh State Game Management Area
Steamboat Rock Wayside State Park
Steele Prairie State Preserve
Stinson Prairie State Park
Stone State Park
Storm Lake State Wildlife Management Area
Sunken Grove State Game Management Area
Swan Lake State Park
Sweet Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
Syracuse State Wildlife Management Area
T F Clark State Park
The Mormon Trail State Historical Marker
Toolesboro Mounds State Preserve
Towhead Lake State Game Management Area
Townhead Lake State Game Mgt Area
Trappers Bay State Park
Tri-State Iron Post Historical Marker
Troy Mills State Fish and Game Area
Trumbull Lake State Game Management Area
Turkey River Mounds State Monument
Turkey River Mounds State Preserve
Tuttle Lake State Game Management Area
Twelvemile Lake State Game Management Area
Twin Lakes State Park
Twin Lakes State Park West
Tyrone State Game Management Area
Union Grove State Park
United States Constitution Bicentennial Tree Historical Marker
Upper Gar Lake State Game Management Area
Viking Lake State Park
Virgin Lake State Game Management Area
Volga River State Recreation Area
Wallace Hall and George Washington Carver State Historical Marker
Walnut Woods State Park
Wanata State Park
Wapiti Marsh State Game Management Area
Wapsipinicon State Park
Waubonsie State Park
West Swan Lake State Game Management Area
West Twin Lake State Game Management Area
White Pine Hollow State Park
Wiese Slough State Game Management Area
Wildcat Den State Park
Williams Prairie State Preserve
Williamson Pond State Public Hunting and Recreation Area
Willow Slough State Game Management Area
Wilson Island State Park
Woodland Mounds State Preserve
Woodmans Hollow State Park
Woodthrush State Park
Worth State Game Farm
Yager Slough State Game Management Area
Yellow River State Forest
Zo-el Annett Woods State Area

Featured Vacation Rentals

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.


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.

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


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.

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

Skyline Sportsmans Club

2556 150th St.
Thurman, IA

RentSkyline+Sportsmans+Club at 2556 150th St. Thurman, Iowa
 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

Red Cedar Lodge

1880 Gilbert Street
Charles City, IA

RentRed+Cedar+Lodge at 1880 Gilbert Street Charles City, Iowa
 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

Cuttys Okoboji Resort Club

1528 Hwy. 86
Spirit Lake, IA

RentCuttys+Okoboji+Resort+Club at 1528 Hwy. 86 Spirit Lake, Iowa
 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

RentTriggs+Bay+Resort at P.o. Box 116 Arnolds Park, Iowa
 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

Cabin In The Woods

12541 Nettle Ave.
Bloomfield, IA


Hedge Row Cottages

P.o. Box 20872 Blue Water Drive
Spirit Lake, IA


River Of Glory Country Retreat

16484 Alcorn
Council Bluffs, IA


Hillside Cottages

975 Sunnyside Ave
Missouri Valley, 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