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Awarded Outstanding Lodging by Iowa Tourism

Red Cedar Lodge, Charles City, Iowa

Escape from your to-do list and retreat to Iowa's countryside along the scenic Cedar River. The Red Cedar Lodge offers three beautiful log-sided vacation cabin rentals, providing a recreational getaway for family fun, adventure, solitude or wildlife viewing. The Red Cedar Lodge is conveniently located on Business 218, just two miles west of Charles City, Iowa.

Weekend Cabins Available:

September 7 & 8       Eagle's Nest, Sunrise Ridge 
September 14 & 15   Eagle's Nest
Cabin Amenities

Full Kitchens
Full Size Appliances
Gas Fireplaces
Gas Grills - Seasonal

37" Cable HDTVs
Wireless Internet
Large Decks
Coffee Makers

Pillow-top Mattresses
Angel Soft Pillows
Keyed Entry

Red Cedar Lodge Amenities

Canoes
Kayaks
Fishing
Fireside Patio

Hot Tub
Campfire Rings - Seasonal
28 Acres

Trails
Fireflies
Dark Night Skies

Area Activities

Tubing
Fly Fishing
Bird Watching
Paint Ball
Snow Mobile Trails

Sledding
Cross Country Skiing
Snowshoeing
Bicycling
Golf

Disc Golf
Lawn Tennis
Mini Golf
Batting Cages
Pickle Ball

  • Cabin Amenities

Full Kitchens
Full Size Appliances
Gas Fireplaces
Gas Grills - Seasonal

37" Cable HDTVs
Wireless Internet
Large Decks
Coffee Makers

Pillow-top Mattresses
Angel Soft Pillows
Keyed Entry

  • Red Cedar Lodge Amenities

Canoes
Kayaks
Fishing
Fireside Patio

Hot Tub
Campfire Rings - Seasonal
28 Acres

Trails
Fireflies
Dark Night Skies

  • Area Activities

Tubing
Fly Fishing
Bird Watching
Paint Ball
Snow Mobile Trails

Sledding
Cross Country Skiing
Snowshoeing
Bicycling
Golf

Disc Golf
Lawn Tennis
Mini Golf
Batting Cages
Pickle Ball

Reviews

Mike Hardt

Syracuse, New York

"Our family can't say enough wonderful things about the Red Cedar Lodge. We were called back to the area for a family funeral. An event that is always so difficult. My brother suggested that we rent out the cabins at the Lodge. It was one of the best ideas ever. The stress and the strain of the entire funeral process was greatly eased every day by knowing that everyone in the family could go back to the Lodge and relax. If you needed to be alone and get away on a walk, the river paths were right there. If you wanted to gather and share stories, there was room for everyone around the fire. The Red Cedar Lodge allowed everyone the space they needed to find their peace with the situation. We all will be back to celebrate a much happier time at the Lodge. Tom & Lorraine, Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality and beautiful facilities!"

Jo Fields

Nora Springs, Iowa

"What a wonderful getaway! We stayed at Sunrise Ridge cabin for a Girlfriend Getaway Weekend. It was a fabulous time and Tom and Lorraine were so welcoming! We were already planning our next stays! There were 8 of us and plenty of room. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to go to enjoy the weekend. We will definitely be back again and again!"

Louise & Steve Peasley

Boone, Iowa

"At the end of December, we spent 2 nights in The Eagle's Nest. It was a surprise trip my husband had planned for our 42nd anniversary. We arrived after dark and I was pleasantly surprised when we entered the 'cabin'. The 'cabin' was immaculate and breathtaking, what I’d call “rustic luxury.” We both love the birch wood furniture throughout the cabin. My husband had asked Lorraine where he could order flowers for me and they were sitting on the table in the living room when we arrived. It was a gorgeous arrangement! Thanks, Lorraine! The living room held the unique excitement of an eagle sculpture that looked like it was flying out of the log wall. As we sat in the warmth of the fireplace, we talked and enjoyed the view of the snow-covered trees and the untouched snow through the front windows. If we had been there longer, I would have loved using the reading nook on the second floor. Our stay was much too short! When we left my husband told Tom how much I enjoyed the surprise stay and Tom said it sounded like Steve hit a ‘Homerun’. Steve told him it was better described as a “Grand Slam”! I have told many people about it and advised them to take a trip and spend some time there. We hope to return for another stay when we can enjoy the Fireside Patio, warming up on a chilly summer night! Do not hesitate to make time to stay at the Red Cedar Lodge. This is a treasure hidden in the woods of Floyd County!"

The McBride Family

Logan, Iowa

"The McBride family wants to take this opportunity to let you know how very pleased we were with your Lodge. The accommodations are second to none and the hospitality shown to us all was wonderful. We can honestly say everyone had a great time and will keep you in mind for future visits. We will also spread the word about your Lodge to others we know who are looking for a nice weekend getaway. Thanks again for a lovely place to stay and enjoy."

Frank & Eleanore Martin

New Hampton, Iowa

"We booked all three cabins for Christmas presents to our children and their families last Christmas. We stayed there in the fall, this year. It was a great time had by all and we hope to make it an annual affair. Tom & Lorraine were great hosts and the cabins were amazing! They are also centrally located for the family."

Janelle & Bob McDonough

Hermitage, Pennsylvania

"We recently rented the Moonlight Bend cabin for an annual family reunion on Memorial Day weekend and it was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! Our kids and grandchildren just loved the experience and accommodations! We've been home 2 weeks and they are still talking about how much fun they had and how great the hospitality was from Tom and Lorraine. Our family reunion could not have gone better and all agreed it was a wonderful venue. The view overlooking the river was beautiful and each morning we enjoyed our coffee with this view. Thank you so much for making our family reunion one that will be memorable for many years to come! We hope to return again someday when such a venue is needed. This will certainly be our 1st choice!"

Neal & Shannon Hunger

Iowa City, Iowa

"We just returned home from staying in the Eagle's Nest cabin, and we're already planning our trip back! We enjoyed every minute. It is one of the most beautiful places to wake up in the morning! Every hour of each day was so relaxing, and our kids thoroughly enjoyed every second! You have sure thought of everything! THANK YOU!"

Tom Lidd

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"I grew up near the Red Cedar Lodge. I understand why the Winterinks built this lodge, knowing we would come. The peacefulness and serenity of the beautiful Cedar River is better experienced than described with words - limestone cliffs, sand dunes, clear water, forests, fish, wildlife, birds, canoeing, kayaking and fishing: you become one with nature, the mind and soul are rejuvenated. The cabins, with their magnificent views, are wonderful places to relax during the evening before you are summoned by the outdoors to wake up and do it all again."

Jeff & Barb Ramsland

Daphne, Alabama

"We stayed in Sunrise Ridge for Wartburg's Homecoming. What a great place and beautiful view! These cabins are cleaner than any hospital room, and a lot more fun. Very relaxing place to stay. The Winterinks are great hosts. I look forward to the next visit."

Marg & Bill Kennedy

Canfield, Ohio

"My husband and I were at the Red Cedar Lodge during the building and development by the Winterinks. We plan on returning soon to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of Tom and Lorraine, two talented people. We can't wait to see their project completed and to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of the Red Cedar Lodge."

John & Leanne Seli

Las Vegas, Nevada

"Tom and Lorraine have taken a beautiful piece of property and added their personal style and hospitality to create a truly unique and peaceful retreat. Well worth the trip!"

Janee Fisher

Altoona, Iowa

"We rented one of the cabins over the 4th of July weekend and had a great time. The Red Cedar Lodge was the perfect place for our families to stay and relax while visiting family in Charles City. The accommodations were fantastic and our young children had a great time experiencing the Cedar River. We recommend anyone planning time in Charles City to consider staying at the Red Cedar Lodge. We're planning on it again soon!"

Jeff Sisson

Charles City, Iowa

"The Red Cedar Lodge provides an easily accessible recreational opportunity second to none for guests of all ages. Mother Nature created this gem of a place in the North Iowa wilderness for all to explore and whether it is fishing, hiking, bicycling, canoeing or just plain relaxing...this is the spot. I invite you to enjoy the beauty of the upper Midwest welcomed by great hosts in a great location...guaranteed!"

Paul & Michelle Gulbranson

Austin, Minnesota

"We rented the Moonlight Bend cabin for my wife's birthday. What a pleasant surprise. We stay at many timeshares and cabins and this was by far the most immaculate we have ever seen. The quality of the cabins is second to none and the hospitality of the hosts made our stay extra special! We are already planning when we can come again and share this with family and friends."