Did you know Jesse James once frequented this scenic area to "hide-out" between his escapades? Do you need a getaway that has stunning views? A space to relax, breathe, and rest after a busy summer? Nestled in the rolling hills of rural Clayton County is a getaway destination just for you! Morning Mist Cabins is the perfect place to reset in the fresh country air surrounded by nature, just like Jesse James.
Just off a Northeast Iowa county paved road, sits a 120-acre old family homestead near Edgewood. Situated here are two different styles of accommodation for your personal private vacay. A fully-furnished cabin and cottage are situated on a ridge overlooking what the locals call Wolf Creek. Hideout here with all the comforts and conveniences you can imagine.
Morning Mist Cabin is a two-level open floor plan complete with a fireplace. Then there is Morning Mist Cottage, a settler’s two-story cabin built in the mid-1800s. It's now perfectly preserved with all the character of the past. Both spaces have extra amenities like whirlpool tubs, fire pits, decks, and grills. The decks offer amazing morning views as the sun comes up. Take in your hot cup of coffee while possibly catching a deer nibbling on grass or dried field-corn shining with morning dew. As you gaze across the ridge, Bald Eagles may be perched atop a tree.
Morning Mist Cabins are centrally located for various recreational activities. Explore the countryside of Northeast Iowa while fishing, kayaking, or canoeing in the trout stream Elk Creek. The Turkey River has a smallmouth habitat as well. Not to mention, the Mississippi River is fifteen miles away. Hike the grounds or go to local parks and trails like Osborne Welcome Center, Pikes Peak State Park, or Backbone State Park. You can also experience local history, art museums, unique shops, and local Amish community stores.
Host Larry (Butch) and Jo Thein worked diligently to create a place where guests feel right at home. The Thein’s welcome these guests all year long for. Come hide away at Morning Mist Cabins this fall.
By Gianna Manternach
Image credit: Darla Kelchen CCDG