Discover a selection of 206 vacation rentals in Spirit Lake, 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 swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $125 per night, and cabins and cottages are popular options for a stay in Spirit Lake. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Enjoy waterfront fun with a Spirit Lake cabin to rent

Spirit Lake is on the western shore of Okoboji Lake, right across from the city of Okoboji, and Iowa vacation cabins in Spirit Lake offer a similar range of exciting adventures for singles, couples, families, and large groups. You can enjoy fishing and boating on West Okoboji Lake. You can travel not far from your cabin rental to enjoy the beach at Big Spirit Lake. Gulf Point State Park and Pikes Point State Park offer trails, swimming, and boating, while the Peterson Lakes Art Center presents local art installations and live performances for the family.

Things to do

The kids will love Spirit Lake

Cast your eyes to the south, where many Spirit Lake vacation rentals cluster around the banks of the Okoboji lakes, and you'll soon discover the wealth of attractions at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park. There's the timber-framed Legend Roller Coaster, built back in 1930 and still getting the heart thumping. There's the Raceway track, where go karts whizz around hairpin bends. There's a Maritime Museum chronicling the history of the Iowa Great Lakes, complete with retro skiffs and historic motorboats. And that's just a taster.


From fishing to family fun in Spirit Lake

You might just want to pack the waders and the rods for that trip to the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes. With a trio of famous fishing spots right on the doorstep, and oodles of boating outfitters to choose from, this is a great place to go and cast the nets in search of bullheads and bluegills. If you'd prefer to stay on dry land, then just 15 minutes in the car will reveal theme parks and rollercoasters, entertainment complexes, gaming halls, racing tracks, and more, all fringing the banks of West Okoboji Lake.


Staying warm in Spirit Lake

These reaches of northern Iowa follow the same seasonal pattern as towns and cities right across the American Midwest. You'll get hot summers with temperatures in the 70s and 80s, followed by mild falls, and then harsh winters of blizzards and subzero mercury levels. Put it like that and you can see why the bulk of the visitors opt to hit the fishing hotspots and amusement attractions of Spirit Lake between the months of May and October – they are the only times warm enough to ride the rollercoasters and sling the rods…

Natural features

Spirit Lake – the name says it all

Lakes are the landscape all around Spirit Lake. Ranging from Spirit Lake itself down to East and West Okoboji lakes, there's plenty of shoreline to explore. Many Spirit Lake vacation rentals will have views over the waters and banks – great if you're heading here for fishing and boating. Reserves worth checking out include the East Okoboji Lake Wildlife Management Area, where wooded banks give way to muddy creeks, and the Diamond Lake Wildlife Management Area, which has wild deer and waterfowl aplenty.

How many vacation rentals are available around Spirit Lake, IA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 206 vacation rentals around Spirit Lake. From 78 cabin rentals to 78 cottage 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 Spirit Lake?

Eat like a king, chill out like a boss and enjoy yourself like never before. If that's your sort of vacation, we have the keys to a range of incredible escapes where you can indulge in just that. Vrbo has 61 getaway rentals located within resorts available. Of course, that might not be your style. Fortunately, Vrbo has plenty more options, including:

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

Can I stay in Spirit Lake in a large group?

There's nothing better than meeting up with old friends or spending time with your loved ones in a fantastic new area. And the best thing is Vrbo has options to suit. Currently, cabin vacation homes are the hottest thing for big groups of travelers here, and you'll find 23 featured on our database. Properties in the area that can house large groups include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can sleep 10 people? We have 57 that will be suitable. Prices start from $250 per night.
  • Need a vacation property for 8 guests? We have 40 that will suit. You can book one for as little as $179 a night.
  • Searching for rentals suitable for 12 guests? You'll be happy to hear we have 34 that will fit the bill. You can secure one for as little as $284 per night.

You and all your besties will be well catered to when you plan your Spirit Lake escape through us!