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The Cottages at Rathbun Lake

Our 28 luxury cottages are the perfect place to make yourself at home and relax.

Winter Operational Update

Honey Creek Resort, Rathbun Lakeshore Grille, and The Preserve Golf Course are ​currently closed​ for the winter season.

The Preserve Pro Shop will continue to accept appointments throughout the winter season to purchase Gift Cards, Punch Cards, Season Passes, etc (call 641-724-1400 to make an appointment).

We will re-open for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night stays from March 31, 2022 - May 18, 2022, going back to full operation 7 nights a week as of May 19, 2022.

View our 2021-2022 Schedule

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to returning to full operation.

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Delaware North Parks and Resorts at Honey Creek


Situated between Rathbun Lake and The Preserve golf course, The Cottages capture the essence of the classic Midwest family retreat. Pairing upscale interior design with all the comforts of home, each cottage includes a beautiful full kitchen, a wrap-around deck with scenic views, and cozy touches like a fireplace in the living room.

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Simply give us a call toll-free at 866-797-5308. We are happy to answer your questions, help you make a reservation, or even create a custom package to make your stay just right. You may also make reservations online.


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Amenities

Amenities

  • Kitchen: variety of cookware and mixing bowls, silverware, knife set, kitchen utensils, dishes (plates, bowls, glasses, and coffee mugs), dish soap, dishwasher soap, dish towels, and broom with dust pan 
  • Bathroom: hand soap, body soap, shampoo, bath and hand towels, and washcloths (lotion and conditioner available upon request)
  • Bedrooms: bedding and pillows
  • Outdoor: wrap-around porches for two-bedroom and four-bedroom cottages, walk-out patio with picnic table, charcoal barbecue grill, campfire rings (firewood and charcoal available for purchase at the resort)
  • Rathbun Lakeshore Grille
  • Buccaneer Bay Indoor Water Park
  • Gorgeous scenic views
  • Numerous on-site activities
  • Business center
  • Fitness center
  • Internet access
  • Laundry room (Located in The Lodge; Cottages do not have laundry facilities in them)
  • ATM
  • ADA Accessible Cottages available
Honey Creek Resort cottage amenities
Room Types
Honey Creek Resort - 1 Bedroom Cottage Exterior
Honey Creek Resort - 1 Bedroom Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 1 Bedroom Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 1 Bedroom Cottage Loft with Bunk Beds
Honey Creek Resort - 1 Bedroom Cottage Queen Bed
Honey Creek Resort - 1 Bedroom Cottage Bath

One-Bedroom Cottage with Loft

  • Queen size bed in bedroom
  • Twin-over-full bunk bed in loft area
  • Sofa sleeper in living room
  • Full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, coffee maker, cookware, mixing bowls, silverware, kitchen utensils, dishes, dishwasher, dish soap and dish towels
  • One bathroom
  • Eight water park passes
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Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Exterior
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Bunk Beds
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Queen Bed
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Bath

Two-Bedroom Cottage - Style One

  • Queen size bed in first bedroom
  • Twin-over-full bunk bed in second bedroom
  • Sofa sleeper in living room
  • Full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, coffee maker, cookware, mixing bowls, silverware, kitchen utensils, dishes, dishwasher, dish soap and dish towels
  • Two bathrooms
  • 10 water park passes
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Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Exterior
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Queen Bed
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Queen Bed
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom Cottage Bath

Two-Bedroom Cottage - Style Two

  • Queen size bed in both bedrooms
  • Sofa sleeper in living room
  • Full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, coffee maker, cookware, mixing bowls, silverware, kitchen utensils, dishes, dishwasher, dish soap and dish towels
  • Two bathrooms
  • 10 water park passes
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Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom ADA Cottage Exterior
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom ADA Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom ADA Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom ADA Cottage Queen Bed
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom ADA Cottage Queen Bed
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom ADA Cottage Bath
Honey Creek Resort - 2 Bedroom ADA Cottage Bath

Two-Bedroom Cottage - Accessible

  • Queen size bed in both bedrooms
  • Sofa sleeper in living room
  • Full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, coffee maker, cookware, mixing bowls, silverware, kitchen utensils, dishes, dishwasher, dish soap and dish towels
  • Two bathrooms
  • 10 water park passes
  • Mobility and hearing accessible. Accessible features include, but are not limited to, shower chair, wider door frames, and visual alarms/alerts for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • View a full list of additional ADA Amenities here
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Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom Cottage Exterior
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom Cottage Queen Bed
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom Cottage Bunk Beds
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom Cottage Queen Bed
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom Cottage Bath

Four-Bedroom Cottage

  • Queen size beds in first and second bedrooms
  • Twin-over-full bunk beds in third and fourth bedrooms
  • Sofa sleeper in living room
  • Full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, coffee maker, cookware, mixing bowls, silverware, kitchen utensils, dishes, dishwasher, dish soap and dish towels
  • Two bathrooms
  • 12 water park passes
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Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom ADA Cottage Exterior
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom ADA Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom ADA Cottage Living Room
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom ADA Cottage Queen Bed
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom ADA Cottage Twin Beds
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom ADA Cottage Queen Bed
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom ADA Cottage Bath
Honey Creek Resort - 4 Bedroom Cottage Bath

Four-Bedroom Cottage - Accessible

  • Queen size beds in first, second, and third bedrooms
  • Two twin beds in fourth bedroom
  • Sofa sleeper in living room
  • Full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, coffee maker, cookware, mixing bowls, silverware, kitchen utensils, dishes, dishwasher, dish soap and dish towels
  • Two bathrooms
  • 12 water park passes
  • Mobility and hearing accessible. Accessible features include, but are not limited to, shower chair, wider door frames, and visual alarms/alerts for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • View a full list of additional ADA Amenities here
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Things To Do

So Much to Do

Simply step outside your door and you'll find plenty to do. We have something fun for everyone!

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Testimonials

Testimonials

The cabin was awesome. The dock is very convenient and the staff is excellent. A shout out to Cara the hostess and Mackayla our waitress who were both very accommodating to our party of 15+ people. They got tables together to fit us all together with very little notice. Food and service were great. I think I still owe Mackayla a drink. Definitely will be going back.

Very nice place to stay, more food options would be nice. My kids had a ball at the water park and out on their pontoon boats. The beds were good and the staff were all very nice. [There] was a lot of stuff to do in a small area.

Family fun on the lake!!! Rathbun lake is [definitely] Iowa's best kept secret!

Took our young family of 5 here and it was a great experience! Friendly staff, clean rooms, and great value for how affordable the rooms were. Loved swimming in the water park and riding bikes on the trails. We will be back in better weather to try kayaks or fishing next time!