Resorts in Red Rock Lake, Iowa

Resorts in Red Rock Lake, Iowa
Red Rock Lake, located in south-central Iowa, is a great destination for outdoor recreation. Activities around the lake feature boating, fishing, camping, bald eagle watching, mountain biking trails, swimming, water skiing, sailing and other water sports. The limited number of resorts in the Red Rock Lake area primarily offer basic lodging while keeping the focus on outdoor activities--providing ponds, golf courses and trails for guests.

Holiday Inn Express/Bos Landen Golf Resort

Holiday Inn Express, located adjacent to the Bos Landen Golf Course, features 87 guest rooms and 14 suites. Located two miles from Red Rock Lake, guests can enjoy the on-site fitness center, guest laundry, sauna, whirlpool, pool and complimentary breakfast bar. High-speed Internet, sofa beds and connecting rooms area available in all rooms, and suites feature separate living rooms, kitchenettes, microwaves, mini fridges, private bathrooms and whirlpools. Rates range from $79.95 to $194/per night (as of 2009).

The 18-hole championship Bos Landen Golf Club earned 4½ stars from Golf Digest, which also ranked it as the top public course in Iowa (1997-2001), Depending on the tees, the course length ranges from 5,100 to 7,000 yards. The Grille on the Green, Bos Landen's dining facility, offers American fare seven days a week. Banquet rooms are available for special events.

Holiday Inn Express
2508 Bos Landen Drive
Pella, IA 50219
(877) 863-4780
hiexpress.com

Bos Landen Golf Resort
2411 Bos Landen Drive
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-4625
boslanden.com

Twin Oaks Retreat

Twin Oaks Retreat, located on a private four-acre pond, is a 3-bedroom modern cabin. Enjoy the serenity of nature by relaxing on the deck by the pond. Spend an afternoon fishing at Twin Oaks' private catch and release pond. Twin Oaks Retreat amenities include a family room, home entertainment center, fully stocked kitchen with appliances, dining area, two queen beds, four bunk beds, 1.5 bathrooms, gas grill, picnic table and patio furniture. Open year round, the retreat charges range from $100/nightly to $950/weekly (as of 2009).

Twin Oaks Retreat
1746 Bayard Avenue
Pella, IA 50217
(641) 780-4802
www.twinoaksretreat.com

Horn's Ferry Hideaway

Experience the tranquility and seclusion of Horn's Ferry Hideaway. Luxury cabins offer all the comforts of home. Enjoy hiking and biking the 23-mile Volksweg Trail which passes steps away from Horn's Ferry. Horn's Ferry amenities include a whirlpool tub, fireplace, king bed, gas grill, satellite TV, living room with sofa and recliner, furnished deck and screened in porch.

Horn's Ferry Hideaway
1136 198th Place
Knoxville, Iowa 50138
(641) 780-9440
www.hornsferryhideaway.com

Spring Valley Bed and Breakfast

Spring Valley B&B, located on 600 acres is much more than your typical bed and breakfast--it is true a resort. Guests can gather fresh eggs; feed animals such as goats, llamas and peacocks; explore the farm on one of the ATV farm tours; fish in the pond or play pool, ping pong and air hockey in the game room. Other amenities include breakfast, nightly campfires and fishing. Accommodations feature cabins with queen beds, bunk beds, TV and kitchenette. Rates are $85/night for all accommodations (as of 2009).

Spring Valley Bed and Breakfast
1567 Rutledge Street
Knoxville, Iowa 50138
(641) 828-9021
www.springvalleybb.com

Article Written By Sommer Leigh

Sommer Leigh has produced home, garden, family and health content since 1997 for such nationally known publications as "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "Midwest Living," "Healthy Kids" and "American Baby." Leigh also owns a Web-consulting business and writes for several Internet publications. She has a Bachelor of Science in information technology and Web management from the University of Phoenix.

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