Destination guide

Find an Okoboji cabin accommodation

The city of Okoboji in Dickinson County is along the eastern shore of West Okoboji Lake. That means that Iowa vacation cabins in Okoboji offer a full range of fun and exciting options for family, couples, and individual adventure. You can relax by the water with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, head for the hiking and wilderness trails at Gull Point State Park, or even pack up the kids for a fun day out at Dickinson County Nature Center or at Arnolds Park Amusement Park with its rides, games, and entertainment. Your Okoboji, Iowa, vacation cabins offer luxury and adventure.

Things to do

Unleash your inner child in Okoboji

Okoboji vacation rentals give you the chance to unleash your inner child and have a blast at the Arnolds Park amusement park, located just across Smith’s Bay. Enjoy a carefree afternoon with the family making memories in this fun theme park with many attractions. Ride the famous ‘Legend’ roller coaster or end the day with a lazy stroll down Queen’s Court where you can grab an ice cream cone and shop in unique shops. Fish off the new state pier, or take in the amazing view of the blue waters of West Lake Okoboji from 65 feet up in the air on the Ferris wheel.


Escape to Okoboji

Whether you find peace with yoga, enjoy fishing on crystal-clear waters, or prefer water activities like paddling or peddling, you’ll have many family-friendly activities to do in Okoboji. Play on the slides off the shoreline with your kids or take a guided tour on the water with The Queen II. On a romantic getaway? Plan a picnic on the beach and watch the sunset. Then listen to live music on the Ice Breaker Cruise. If you’re visiting in the summertime, be sure reserve tickets for a performance at the Okoboji Summer Theatre, which is owned and operated by Stephens College and offers comedies, classics, and musicals.


A summer of fun in Okoboji

The summer season in Okoboji offers sunny weather to enjoy boating, sailing, or swimming in West Okoboji Lake. On the land, enjoy activities like horseback riding, hiking, and exploring local campgrounds while bonding with loved ones. Springtime is the beginning of fishing season and it lasts into early winter. If you’re visiting in the wintertime, plan around the Winter Games at the University of Okoboji. This annual 4-day festival features a full schedule of activities, contests, parties, and fundraisers.

Natural features

Enjoying the sunset in Okoboji

Glacier-carved lakes are a main attraction in Okoboji and provide visitors with a year-round playground. Okoboji vacation rentals near this chain of lakes, which spans over 15,000 acres are a fisherman’s paradise; the lakes feature over 47 species of fish and 11 species of popular sport fish. Whether relaxing on the shoreline of West Lake Okoboji or in a boat enjoying the gentle waves, the view of the sunset over the horizon is a beautiful sight. You can enjoy nature while trekking through the surrounding forest as you catch glimpses of local wildlife.

How many vacation rentals are available around Okoboji, IA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 211 vacation rentals around Okoboji. From 79 cabin rentals to 67 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a resort property in Okoboji?

Sometimes you simply need to spoil yourself (what else are getaways for?). So if you want to sample some of life's little luxuries, you've come to the right place. Vrbo has 61 getaway rentals located within resorts available. Open to more suggestions? Vrbo is teeming with other options to look through, including:

  • 56 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 34 lakefront vacation rentals.
  • 23 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I stay in Okoboji in a large group?

Whether you're heading off on a special trip with the whole family or spending a few nights away with all your old school friends, it's a whole lot of fun hanging out in a brand new place together! The good news is that Vrbo has places that'll suit. Cabin vacation homes are the most popular option for large groups of visitors, with 23 featured here. If you are hoping to stay with a large group, the property options that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a crew of 10, we have 57 vacation homes just right for that size. Spend a night for as little as $250.
  • If you have 8 in your group, you'll be happy to hear that there are 40 vacation homes perfect. The starting price is $188 a night.
  • Hunting down properties for rent to suit 12 people? You'll be delighted to hear we have 34 that'll be perfect. You can get one from just $290 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your grandpa and all your pals to Okoboji.