Vacationers and locals alike appreciate Iowa’s stunning natural beauty, and they do not want the weather to dictate their outdoor vacation schedule. Travelers seeking a destination that provides a year-round vision of the breathtaking scenery will find it at Honey Creek Resort State Park, located on picturesque Rathbun Lake in south-central Iowa. This locale provides the opportunity for recreation with a view during any season, making it an ideal spot for both spur-of-the-moment getaways and long-anticipated trips.
Although it is located a mere 95 miles southeast of bustling Des Moines, Honey Creek Resort nevertheless seems far removed from busy city life. Rathbun Lake, the jewel of the park, is the second-largest lake in Iowa and provides a vast expanse for both adventure and relaxation. The long shoreline allows for great beach-front recreation, and the forest area beyond provides the perfect environment for enthusiastic campers. And because it features numerous luxury facilities, it is desirable for not only true outdoor enthusiasts, but also for their more indoor-loving friends. Depending on your mood and needs, here are a few of the options worth exploring:
If you want the amenities of home but the view of an outdoor camp, check out these cabin options. They boast beautiful modern architecture and interior design, and you can choose anything from a small one-bedroom cottage to a more sprawling temporary abode with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Browse the photo gallery to decide which of the many choices is best for you, whether you need handicap accessibility, extra room for a large group, or even some free waterpark passes with your reservation.
To ensure that you feel at home, the cottages offer the necessities you would find in a permanent residence. From cookware to dishwasher soap, everything you need for everyday modern life is available. Vacationers wanting a home-like environment with all the trappings will love their stay here.
Those in search of a more traditional hotel stay may prefer a room in a centralized hotel building. Whether you need multiple beds or a smaller room, they have you covered. Some of the available features include 40-inch flat-screen televisions and whirlpool tubs. Look at your numerous choices and pick your favorite.
Lest you worry that a hotel will not offer your desired amenities, be assured that you will find what you need. Rooms offer everything from irons and ironing boards to blowdryers, and some even feature a kitchenette for meal preparation and food storage. If you want to stay for awhile without missing the little luxuries of home, this is your spot.
3.) RV Campground
If you are traveling with an RV, you will find everything you need to stay here. Electrical, sewer and water hookups, along with trash pick-up, make this the ideal home-away-from-home. You can even purchase firewood for an easy outdoor cook-out. Best of all, vacationers staying at the RV park have access to resort facilities! If you want the combination of adventure and modernity, you will enjoy the features of the campground.
As you can see, Honey Creek Resort State Park has something for every vacationer. Rustic or luxurious, large or cozy, one of the available options is sure to please your whole party.
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