Discover a selection of 216 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 WiFi. Prices start at $170 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 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 216 vacation rentals around Spirit Lake. From 75 cabin rentals to 75 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 Cabins in Spirit Lake?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 75 Cabins in Spirit Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Spirit Lake include:

  • Cottages: 75 rentals available
  • Houses: 146 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 68 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Spirit Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 163 vacation rentals with pool available in Spirit Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.