The main lodge at Honey Creek Resort from the entrance

Pet-Friendly Accommodations

Pet dogs are welcome in a limited number of guest rooms, cottages and RV campsites. We allow a maximum of 2 dogs up to 80 pounds per room/cottage/RV site. When making a reservation, please request a pet unit.

Winter Operational Update

Honey Creek Resort and Rathbun Lakeshore Grille have moved to seasonal operations. We are currently open Thursday to Sunday, and will be temporarily closing for the season beginning December 13, 2020.

  • Our Indoor Waterpark is open Friday/Saturday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • The Rathbun Lakeshore Grille is open for dinner at 5 PM on Thursdays. Friday and Saturday we are open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Sunday we are open 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Our regular hours of operation for The Preserve Golf Course have concluded for the year. However, we will continue to allow play on a day-by-day basis (weather dependent). Please call the Pro Shop at 641-724-1400 to check availability.

Pet Owner Responsibilities

Pet owners are responsible for picking up any dog waste on the resort grounds.

All dogs must be in a kennel or secured when a unit is unoccupied, and must not disturb other guests in nearby rooms, cottages, or RV sites.

Pet-friendly accommodations are available at Honey Creek ResortPets may accompany guests while on the resort grounds, with the exception of the lodge and lakeside area of the resort. Pets must be on a six-foot leash at all times or on a stake and cable tie-down in the lawn. Securing a leash, chain, cable, or rope to any part of the cottage is not allowed.

Pets are not allowed on furniture or beds.

Pet Fee

A non-refundable fee of $25 per night will be charged for pets, with a maximum fee of $100 per week, which will be added to your room rate upon arrival.

Pet owners are responsible for any damage caused by their pet inside or outside of the unit. Each pet friendly unit will be inspected by a manager upon the guest's departure. Any excessive cleaning, carpet shampooing, stain removal, or damaged furniture due to the guest's pets will be charged at a minimum an additional $125 cleaning fee, or the actual cost of cleaning and replacement.

Pampered Pet Package

Dog laying on grass with frisbee and lake in the backgroundBringing a dog? Start your Honey Creek getaway off on the right paw!

This package includes:

  • Lodge or cottage accommodations, nightly pet fee, dog treats and cleanup bags
  • Honey Creek Resort travel water bowl and rope frisbee


Or call us at 866-797-5308 and ask for the Pampered Pet Package

Blackout dates may apply. May not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Rate is subject to applicable taxes and add-ons.


The resort lodge has designated three pet-friendly hotel guest rooms and three pet-friendly cottages (including a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and four-bedroom cottage).