Discover a selection of 15 vacation rentals in Ames, IA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including air conditioning and swimming pools. Prices start at $74 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Ames. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Ames

Enjoy the live music and other features of Ames. This city's sporting events, university setting and restaurants draw many visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Ames

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Ames a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Boone Speedway (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Honey Creek Golf Club (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Center Grove Orchard (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Tournament Club of Iowa (19 mi / 30.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ames

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Ames is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Reiman Gardens (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Ledges State Park (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Iowa Arboretum (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Big Creek State Park (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
  • Saylorville Lake (20.9 mi / 33.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Ames

Fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), the closest airport, located 35.6 mi (57.2 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Ames, IA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 15 vacation rentals around Ames. From 3 house rentals to 11 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Ames?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ames. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Iowa State Center: 15 vacation rentals
  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course: 15 vacation rentals
  • Jack Trice Stadium: 15 vacation rentals
  • Hilton Coliseum: 15 vacation rentals
  • Brunnier Art Museum: 15 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ames listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ames?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 3 Houses in Ames. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ames include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 11 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 2 rentals available
  • Studios: 12 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ames?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Ames. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.