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Lake MacBride Cabin- State Park! 15 min to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, or Amanas!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 15! 3 bed, 3 bath, sleeping loft, family room with 3 futons couch/beds.

This incredible property has original beams and flooring from a 1800's church! Renew your spirit with state park hiking trails or a hammock. Walk down the 2 minute path to the Coralville Reservoir and enjoy the beach! Nestled between Lake MacBride State Park and the beautiful Coralville Reservoir, this retreat is a Godsend! Boat rentals 1 minute away! Located next to trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling.

Lisa Martin-Eatinger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2017

About Lisa Martin-Eatinger

I grew up in Iowa near here and enjoyed the family picnics at the state park. My extended family is still in the area! We now live in downtown Chicago, and this retreat is a great escape from our hectic lives.

Lisa Martin-Eatinger purchased this house in 2011

Why Lisa Martin-Eatinger chose Iowa

My family has been enjoying Lake MacBride since it first opened. My grandmother told me about her experiences growing up and enjoying the lake so she made sure to bring her children. My mother has great stories of Lake MacBride and the Coralville Reservoir and she made sure to bring me and my brothers! Now a fourth generation, my own daughters, are growing up with peace and tranquility because of this fabulous property.

What makes this house unique

We are next to cross-country ski and snowmobile trails!


Solon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We've added a 3rd full bathroom! Now every level of living has its own full bathroom. Hooray!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , New Sunroom Bedroom has a Queen sofa futon
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size bed In main floor bedroom, Double Bed in top floor bedroom, 1 Sleeper Sofa in loft area, 1 sleeper sofa in main floor living room, Sunroom-bedroom has a deluxe Queen sofa-futon, also in the family room we have 2 futon couches and 1 futon-chair bed that becomes a twin bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fire pit, hiking & biking trails, beach, lake, snowmobile trails, horseback riding down the road, watercraft rentals


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Lake MacBride Cabin- State Park! 15 min to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, or Amanas!
average rating of 4.625 based on 48 reviews

Rustic Cabin in the Woods

  • 3 of 5

Directions were accurate and the place was clean (except for the refrigerator). There were only 2 beds, and one of those was a daybed, but they were comfortable. There were lots of futons, not so comfortable. It took us 24 hrs. to cool the cabin after arriving because the thermostat was set at 80, the showers did not have a. place to put the soap or shampoo. They provided plenty of mismatched towels, and there weren't many closets. There are lots of steps here and they are pretty narrow and steep.

Some of the electrical hook-ups were a little scary. The 10 minute hike to the water was on an overgrown trail with a lot of tree roots, so be careful. And don't try it after a rain because you just slide in the mud. We saw deer, rabbits, a beaver, snake and a variety of birds from the deck. And a crazy rooster crowed all day. All the appliances worked and the kitchen was stocked (only had 3 coffee cups). It was okay, but a little disappointing especially considering the high nightly price. That's why it received only 3 stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you didn't thoroughly enjoy your time at the cabin. If I had known you were having any issues, I would have addressed them right away because we want our guests to have a great experience. If you can't find the coffee mug shelf or are having difficulty operating the thermostat, we are happy to assist. We also have a beautiful Welcome Booklet on the counter for our guests, explaining the different hiking trails around the cabin so you have a variety of options to choose from. The crushed limestone paths are the easiest. Our website photos and descriptions accurately describe our sleeping accommodations. Again I am sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. We aim to please everyone, but it isn't always possible if we don't know of any issues you are having.
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A great place for a girls weekend.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the property. The location is fantastic and it slept 10 women really well. You are the front steps of the park and five minutes from great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishing weekend/family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Charming cabin with a fantastic location. Host was easy to work with. We look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family gatherings

  • 4 of 5

This fun cabin has everything one needs to stay over. Plenty of comfy bedding there for everyone, and I was worried that the futons would be uncomfortable but they were great. Having the new shower and extra bedroom was very nice to have.

Thank you and we loved the scenery and wrap around porch! Lisa is very helpful by the way.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A convenient natures escape

  • 5 of 5

Booked this house for a long weekend with my family to visit colleges in the area. This lake cabin home is conveniently located 15 min to the University of Iowa and 15 min to Cornell University making it a perfect mid-point. Lot of different areas for my boys to lounge in which was perfect and the trail down to the beach provided a nice afternoon adventure. The home is nicely stocked with pretty much everything you would need and has nice areas for entertaining numerous people. Lisa was very responsive and super nice to work with.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place! They have spent a lot of time and money working on the place. Beautiful scenery. Including deer every morning and evening. Close to where I was working and fantastic owners.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cedar Rapids, Eastern Iowa Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Solon Station
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lake MacBride Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Big Grove Brewery
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Cross Country Trails
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Coralville Reservoir, Lake MacBride Beaches
Car: necessary

We are located 15 minutes from Iowa City, Cedar Rapids or Amana Colonies! We are also right next to Lake MacBride State park. There are hiking and biking trails, public beaches and boat rentals including paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, & pontoons. Enjoy Iowa City nightlife including shopping, Hawkeye football games & shows. Fossil hunting is nearby at the Devonian Fossil Gorge.


Rates & Availability

Solon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 30 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day wknd
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall weekends
Sep 7 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Break rates
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Weekends
Mar 16 2018 - Mar 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Weekends
Apr 5 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day pricing
May 24 2018 - May 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
May 30 2018 - Aug 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Some weekends, holidays and time periods require a 3 night minimum or longer.
Cleaning fees are dependent on the number of beds needed for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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