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Luxury Cabins for Couples and Families to Get-Away

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Experience peace and quiet, relaxation and restoration at Horn's Ferry Hideaway. Our luxury cabin will make sure your home away from home offers every comfort possible.

Whether you are seeking a serene place to read a book or an exciting hike in the woods, Horn's Ferry Hideaway is your place! We are located just steps from the 23 mile Volksweg Trail where you can bike, hike or walk; next door to Ivan's Campground, making us a perfect destination for large group gatherings and moments from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest man-made lake where you can boat, fish, or swim until your heart's content. Horn's Ferry Hideaway is also adjacent to the 32 acre Gladys Black Bald Eagle Refuge - making for outstanding bird watching.

For other excitement, check out the Sprint Car Capital of the World at Knoxville Raceway, or visit in early May for Pella's famous Tulip Time Festival. Historic Pella is a treat to visit any time of year with countless charming shops, dining options, and historic points of interest. Golfing is always a fun alternative!

We look forward to your visit, and the opportunity to create just the experience you are looking for - a romantic getaway or action-packed vacation!

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More Details

Hugh and Tracy Howe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2018

About Hugh and Tracy Howe

Hello Potential Guests! My wife and I, Hugh and Tracy Howe, own and operate Horn's Ferry Hideaway. We are a small Ma and Pa type business that takes pride in the comfort and details of your stay with us. We have made it our mission to provide the best accommodations in the area for couples, families, and sportsmen to getaway from it all and connect with each other and God's creation. We often hear our guests tell us the cabins and property exceeded their expectations. This is why we have so many repeat customers. Be prepared for a pleasant surprise when you arrive and an unforgettable experience at Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake and public land.

Hugh and Tracy Howe purchased this cabin in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is magic! This is our first time here, but it won't be our last. We spent good times with family and with the outdoors. Did our first experiences with geocaching (loved it!) and took several "roads less traveled" through the woods. "Haven" is the perfect word. Thanks and thanks again. We'll be back!
Dec 2014
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Harvey Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large jet tub and separate walk in shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen sleeper sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Screened in porch, fire pit, view into an eagle refuge, great bird watching.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.928571 based on 17 reviews
Marion, IA

Our Favorite Cabin Getaway Yet!!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at Horn's Ferry Hideaway! Wow! From the incredible customer service from the owner, Hugh, to the cabin itself, we can't wait to go back. The pictures just don't do the cabin justice. This beautiful, cozy cabin is located right by Red Rock Dam in a beautiful, picturesque setting. It's perfect for couples to get a way from it all. Every detail is taken care of from the furnishings (all look brand new), to a basket filled with tea and popcorn, games, satellite TV, a fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, dinnerware, etc., a huge comfy bed, a sunken tub for two, we felt like we were much farther away from home than we really were. We took in some of the area, had lunch at a local winery, wine tasting, and walked around Pella. We headed back to the cabin for the rest of the afternoon and evening to relax. We cooked a full dinner, and had a lovely evening. Deer came right up to the screened in porch to visit, it was just beautiful.

Hugh, the owner stopped in when we got to the cabin to make sure everything was to our liking, showed us how to work the Satellite TV, told us more about the area - such great customer service.

We are already planning our next little getaway to this perfect little magical cabin in the woods to get away from all the hustle and bustle every day life.

Thank you, Hugh for making our visit extra special!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thank you for the wonderful review! My wife and i are thrilled when we hear our customers enjoyed the cabins to that degree. It is a special place and we look forward to your return! Sincerely, Hugh
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  • 5 of 5

Quiet and enjoyable- just what we needed

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenfield, Iowa

Great for wildlife lovers and hikers

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay and our host greeted us the day we arrived to give us tips what to see and do. It's a cute cozy cabin and very close to hiking trails. We enjoyed our stay and would go back in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watched bald eagles feed steps away from the cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is a special spot! It's close to home and away from it all. My husband and I enjoyed our visit and were talking about our next. The wildlife is more impressive than average in the part of the country.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome is an understatement!!! This was such a perfect spot!!

  • 5 of 5

Great scenery, well located, very accommodating. Very nice owners!!! A must go back one day place!!! Can't say enough great things about it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cabin choice!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for or a nicer/cleaner cabin, with all the amenities!

What a quiet get away, nature and a peaceful place to relax.

We will definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend this cabin to anyone

looking to get away from the busy world and schedules we all have. We also enjoyed

fishing, the opportunities that Pella has to offer, and mini golf in Knoxville both of which

are very close by. We would give Horns Ferry Hideaway a A+++++

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Des Moines, IA
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bos Landen Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many in the area
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
North Overlook Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

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**Special** 3 night stay is eligible for a $25 gift card (excludes holiday weekend)
3 Night minimum on Holiday weekends during peak season (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
2 Night minimum on weekends during peak season (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
15% cancellation fee outside of 2 weeks. 100% cancellation fee if cancelled within 2 weeks. A change of dates or decreasing length constitutes a cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.