Historic Cabin Retreat: Steps to Okoboji Lake

Property ID: 469927Arnolds ParkIAUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA
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Your quaint escape begins here at this 1950s 2-bedroom, 1-bath Arnolds Park cabin. Located within walking distance to Arnolds Park Amusement Park and Pillsbury Point State Park, this charming vacation rental promises couples or families a wholesome getaway to remember. When you’re not in the water, explore the eateries, museums, and state parks. See live music at Roof Garden Ballroom or tour the Abbie Gardner Cabin. At day’s end, return to a well-equipped kitchen, Smart TV, free WiFi, and more!


  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Essentials
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

OUTDOOR DESTINATIONS: Pillsbury Point State Park - lake access (walking distance), Cass Bay - beach, boardwalk, restaurants & shopping (0.2 miles), Kenue Park (3.5 miles), Emerson Bay State Recreation Area - beach & boat ramp (4.5 miles), Gull Point State Park (5.3 miles), Pikes Point State Park (5.6 miles), Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption (62.0 miles)

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Arnolds Park Amusement Park (0.3 miles), Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (0.3 miles), Roof Garden Ballroom (0.4 miles), The Queen II - tours (0.4 miles), Bouncelandia (2.1 miles), Dickinson County Nature Center (3.5 miles), Pearson Lakes Art Center (4.3 miles)

MUSEUMS: Abbie Gardner Cabin (walking distance), Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum (0.4 miles), Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association (0.4 miles), Clark Museum of Okoboji Area & Iowa (3.2 miles), Dickinson County Museum (5.7 miles)

AIRPORTS: Spencer Municipal Airport (16.5 miles), Sioux Falls Regional Airport (103 miles)


9 reviews
  • 2/5

    We stayed here for a family reunion. The pictures make it appear much nicer, bigger, and cleaner than reality.When we walked in, none of the AC window units were running and it was sweltering hot. If they have someone checking in, you’d think they would at least turn that on for them? It took almost 12 hours to cool down and could barely keep up during our stay. They do provide several fans though, which we’re running full time. The smaller bedroom barely fits one twin bed, let alone a trundle bed. Plus they didn’t provide sheets for the trundle. It was easier to sleep on the love seat, even though I am more than 6 feet tall. The bathroom is tiny and you barely have room to turn around in the shower. Also, I know it’s an old cabin but the spiders were not pleasant surprise, especially after seeing one walk across the bed. For the cost, I would not recommend.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published August 23, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Tim, we passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following: We do our very best to uphold high standards of hospitality for our property and provide all of our guests with an exceptional experience.
    - It's a standard protocol for our cleaners to turn on the AC units, and our property manager does a final check to ensure cleanliness and functionality before each check-in. For guest comfort, the cottage is equipped with fans and two new window AC units in the main room and master bedroom to keep it comfortably cool. Unfortunately, during your stay, an unusual heatwave affected the Midwest, which is beyond our control.
    - It's important to us that guests have all the necessities for their stay. For guest use, sheets for the trundle bed can be found in the master bedroom dresser.
    - We value communication with our guests and we do our best to maintain consistent availability. While you had multiple questions before the reservation, we didn't receive any contact from you in regards to any of these concerns during your stay, except for inquiring about parking for four cars.
    - The cottage is in the historic district, and its size is part of its historic charm. Despite generally positive cleanliness reviews, our cleaner noted extra cleaning was needed, possibly due to the presence of children.
    We truly go above and beyond for our guests, and we are confident that future guests will have excellent stays.

  • Vacation Rental


    Cute cabin and Nadia answered all my questions in good time. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you

    Published August 21, 2023
  • Vacation Rental


    Cute cabin and Nadia answered all my questions in good time. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you

    Published August 21, 2023
  • Cute inside, nice location


    We stayed 2 nights in this sweet cabin.It was nice inside for its small footprint.There was no outdoor space to enjoy the lake. The cleaning fee was steep for size.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Karen K.
    Published August 15, 2023
  • Cute inside!


    We stayed 2 nights while visiting with friends from the area.

    This cute little getaway was freshly decorated and conveniently close to the amusement park area.

    The only drawback was zero outdoor space. Instructions were to park directly in front of the front door.

    And the cleaning fee was more than the price for a night, a little steep imo.for the size.

    Published July 21, 2023
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