Book the best place to stay in Oskaloosa! Call or text Missy @ 609-847-6955.
Book the best place to stay in Oskaloosa! Call or text Missy @ 609-847-6955.
Gather and be refreshed at The Cabin! ￼ This lake cabin is nestled between farmland, where the sun rises and a lake village over which the sun sets. ￼ With nearly 2 acres of private yard next to ￼366 acres of beautiful woods and picnic areas along an 84 acre lake that will soon be￼ reconditioned. Enjoy fishing and hiking in every season at Lake Keomah. Explore on our kayaks and pedal pontoon boat or take a picnic out on your paddle board.
Places for Rest at The Cabin: Sleeps 14-18
Gathering Spaces at The Cabin vacation rental:
Come inside The Cabin; make it home for a time to remember!
Fall Guests 2022
This is an original fishing cabin with renovations & additions over the years. You will love the cabin feel with original wood floors, ceilings and walls in most of home. The game and family room is vaulted with exposed beams with a large window receiving light and warmth from sunrise over the adjoining farm field until about noon. Each bedroom on the south side of the home gets their turn of the mid day and afternoon restful warmth of the sun. For sunset, hang out on the patio, hot tub, dock, kayaks or in the king sized bedroom with windows on most of two walls. Varied colors and textures daily as the sun sets behind the tree lined hills over the lake.
The Town Nearby:
Oskaloosa is the closest town with some delicious eateries with great atmospheres, three golf courses, several frisbee golf courses, fun boutiques, great vintage, antique and thrift options and both an award winning square, restaurant, and greenhouse filled with both activities for planting together and fun for the whole family, especially during their autumn acres.
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Bryan & Guests 2022
Bob, Michelle, & Nolan K. - Eagan, MN
We visited Osky to see our youngest son play Lacrosse at WPU. "The Cabin" is breathtaking and a home away from home. We cooked, baked and enjoyed famiyl meals. Also, we enjoyed the walking trails and met some of the locals. The cabin is a "must visit" again. Thank you to our hosts for the hospitality.
Dean, Dawn, Anthony, Jen, Logan, Ali, Alyonna, Carter, Sophia, Habhab, and Diane Wertz - Hubbard, NE, Indianola, IA & Des Moines, IA April 15-17, 2022 Easter Weekend
We absolutely loved our stay! We wanted a place to get away and relax without a flight or 10 hr. drive and this was perfect for all of us. No distractions, plenty to do and even more time to just be family in a tranquil location. Thank you so much! We will be back!
Joe, John, Shawn, and Rachael - April 27-May1 2022 for Rabbass wedding
Absolutely Beautiful home! Love all the decor and art! So much to do! and supplied perfectly! Will definitely book again when in town! Best airbnb we've ever used!
Thank you !
Jeremy & Michelle Skinner
Perfect, it was Perfect!
We needed to get away for a couple days but didn't want to travel several hours and we found this Little Gem 20 minutes from home. We loved it here. Peaceful, Restful, & Beautiful definitely Coming back!
Jennifer & Jamison, Charles, Triston, Archer, Jessalyn & Laurene - Guntersville, Alabama
This was great! We grilled & just hung out. we wish we had known about this place before graduation. It would have been great during WPU football season!
Beautiful, Comfy, & spacious!
Archer Charles #21 WPU football '18-'21
Jinnie & Dennis Ballestine - Alabama
We were here celebrating Grandson's graduation. Had a great time, really enjoyed the place.
Holly & James Mitchell - Phoenix, Arizona
Wonderful place! Great for a big family celebrating graduation.
Great place for family to spend time together. Comfortable & inviting. (Service with a smile also.) Thanks so much for the great experience-- Loved walking the trails!
The Funks - May 2022
Hey - I love Keith Green & Charlotte Mason! Were you home schoolers? We were too! We love the cozy cabin! What a respite for our family! Thank you!
Just a few weeks ago we were trying to describe cozy (architecturally& interior design of what cozy would look like). This place is definitley that! We did it all - hot tub, camp fires at night, games, pool table, kayaking & hiking. We love it here and hope to come back again.
Love - The Funks
David & Tanya, Clark Family - May 2022 - Holstein, IA
My family enjoyed their time here. The grand kids loved running around outside. The older kids had fun seating around the fire at night just talking. Our son had a college friend come along all the way from Alaska. The men liked going fishing. For me (mom) it was nice to enjoy my grandkids and watch them have so much fun. We all loved it here and plan on coming back.
Moser Family - Elleader - Manchester - McGregor, IA (Stay with us at Grumpsters Log Cabins.)
We absolutely loved our stay!
We enjoyed coffee & lunch at Smokey Row & got chicken at Taso's (& pizza too!!) We ran the trail around the lake, if you stick to the left it's 2.6 miles. And our absolute favorite was kayaking and paddleboarding the lake! (And swimming at the beach.)
The home was so cozy and welcoming. The hosts were top notch! (Thank you!!) The perfect getaway for our groupd of 12, celebrating a 50th Anniversary.
Swartzentrube Family - May 2022- Amesbury, MA
Wonderful stay! This area was truly beautiful and perfectly tucked away. We enjoyed having my wedding in Oskaloosa this weekend, and this was a perfect place for my groomsmen and I to stay after long days rehearsing and preparing for the big day! Thank you for a wonderful place to stay!
Menden & Ballbach Families - June 2022
Our family enjoyed our stay. We loved the hot tub. We had fun fishing and caught lots of blue gill and bass. Downtown Oskaloosa had a lot of great shops. Pella was fun too! Smokey Row Coffee and Wood Iron Grille were two of our favorite places to eat.
The McDonald Family - July 2022
Stay was too short! Enjoyed fishing, paddle boat, & kayaks on the lake - our boys enjoyed the freedom/ independence & we appreciated the safety of being able to see the beach from the dock. We got to take a short visit to Lancaster, MO to see family history, and enjoyed some downtown restaurants. Thank you for sharing your lovely, comfy home.
Beau Family - July 2022 - Jesup, IA
We had a wonderful and relaxing time enjoying family. We went kayaking, enjoyed the hot tub, had all our meals here around the table. The guys went fishing. Sat outside for a while. They played pool and ping pong alot. Its so nice and quiet, that we were able to wind down. Thank you from the BEAU FAMILY.
Koeueke Family - Lincoln- Gretna- Nebraska City, NE & Minneapolis, MN
We had a wonderful stay. We enjoyed spending time on the lake in the kayaks and pedal boat. We spent a lot of time in the back room, playing pool, and reading in the area with the chairs. Thank you from the Koeueke Family.
The Styezynski Famiiy - Sterling - Fulton, IL & Bloomington - Minneapolis, MN
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We came to Oskaloosa for a wedding and some quality family time. We enjoyed getting out on the lake, sitting in the hot tub, and reading some of the books in your great collection. The Sweetcorn Serenade was fun for the kids too.
The Nelson Family - Muscatine, IA
The Andries Family - Marion, IA
The Athy Family - Anamosa, IA
The Rains Family - Cedar Falls, IA
Thank you so much for sharing your home with our families! We enjoyed our time on the lake, at the pool, and in the hot tub. It was a very relaxing get-away! The hospitality you showed us was unmatched. Our kids had a blast!
PA Posse (Selinsgrove, PA) August 2022
Great time - Knoxville Nationals.
August 2022 Guests from Muscatine & Cedar Rapids, IA; Aurora, Colorado; and Twin Falls, Idaho.
We had a great time here.
Mary, Martha Rachel and their Families from Springfield, IL; Lincoln, NC; and Rochester, IL - September 2022
Three sisters (Mary, Martha & Rachel) and our families met at the cabin to celebrate Martha's birthday. We enjoyed hiking, kayak and pontoon boat time and relaxing in the hot tub. It was wonderful to have plenty of room to spread out. The kids and teens enjoyed the dollhouse and the game room. Our families also enjoyed a tasty meal at Wood Iron Grille. Thank you for sharing your cabin with our family.
David (Clinton, IA), Mark (Fulton, IL), Peggy (Maysville, MO), Jody (Davenport, IA) - September 2022
Thank you for sharing your wonderful cabin. This area is so peaceful and we loved watching the wildlife. We played the games that were provided and enjoyed the pool table as well. The hot tub, grill, and fire pit were also pleasurable. We really had a great time for our family get together.
Alfred & Connie - Albany, MO; Tim - Grant City, MO; Glenda & Angie - Gliddon, IA September 29 - October 2, 2022
The cabin is so quaint and filled with treasures - we loved it! Enjoyed the wild life so much. Your hospitality was unmatched and this quaint cabin was so cozy and welcoming. Thank you!
The Gerhardstein's (etc.) Family
What a perfect home & lake/trails location to re-unite old & new family members!! Long walks, fireside talks alongside Justin's stringing and singing - Glorious nature deer eating the plentiful pears out back... & roming the yard in the wee hours under fate full moon :) ... Art & Nancy saw 4 at 1:30 AM :)
All comfy & cozy from baby Maddie to Eddie & Mirsada's sweet "tribe" Mariano & Juliano & Ja'Lynn!! Our Kitchen "Warrior"(Mirsada) ... With Dear Tom & Debby's presence despite their illness:( keeping them home... Debby's YUMMY Spinach & Meat Lasagna's & So Much More... "Uncle Art's leading ...moments", laughs, stories at the kitchen table! Sweet Daddy Joe's 41st Birthday & Cake surprise celebration while darling Grace "Championed" - cards, balloons & All :) Auntie Tracey's pure delight in every moment (That she could stay awake;)! Thankful for it all!! With Love, The Gerhardstein's (etc.) Family
Pranav and Friends
What a lovely experience with the cabin. Enjoyed every bit of the home & outdoors. Very well maintained, lots of amenities, the lake was a big bonus. Will definitely visit again.
Renae, Russ, Rebecca, Tarrin, Jacob & Sarah - November 2022 - DesMoines, IA
We loved staying here! We're a small Bible study group from DeMoines & wanted a weekend away to enjoy one another. We spent the weekend playing games, walking the trails, spending time with one another, & eating. Thank you for sharing your home with us! PS: We got to see the white buck last night! What an absolute delight! We all stood at the window just watching him!
Doug, Laura, Julia, Samuel, Anna, Faith, John, Moriah, Ezra, Tony, Anthony, Shyanne - November 2022- IA, FL, VA, NJ
All the many of us enjoyed our stay at the cabin! We spent a lot of our time inside hanging out together. It was enough entertainment just to look at all of the quirky & thoughtful decorations. Everything felt homey & it did not take long to settle in. 12 of us have stayed here over the course of our visit. We celebrated the marriage of our oldest sister and enjoyed being all together for Thanksgiving. We are all v. thankful for you both and the hospitality you've been able to show us. - The Coniglio's
Renae and guests - November 2022
Great, spacious but still cozy place to stay. We liked the fireplace in the living room and the large game/tv room. Well appointed with thoughtful touches - from towel hooks to cocoa to books and games. Room to spread out and gather. The lake is great to walk around. Hosts are very welcoming and accommodating.
Justin and Guests - October 2022
We all had a wonderful time at this fun gem in the middle of Iowa. The lake is beautiful and having access to a private dock allowed for fishing and fun on the lake in the paddle pontoon boat. The kids also loved the hot tub, pool table and big yard to play soccer in.
Pranav and guests - October 2022
Lovely country cabin at the lakeside. Very well maintained, lots of amenities, plenty of space inside and outside. We enjoyed the grill, the hot tub and our time by the lake. Great communication by the hosts. Overall, a memorable experience for me and our guests. Would definitely want to visit again.
Emberly and Family - September 2022
We had a wonderful time, the cabin was very peaceful and beautiful. My sons and I used the paddle boat around the lake and they enjoyed playing pool and being in the whirlpool. The time was very relaxing and Melissa was very kind and understanding with our need for rest and relaxation after my daughters wedding at the lake. We love this place and will definitely return, thanks for everything.
Paul R., Lincoln, NE- September 2022
We were seeking a place that would satisfy multiple age ranges and with the lake, the jacuzzi, pool table, toys, and plenty of space to spread out, this was a great spot.
Due to severe thunderstorms, we were stuck inside for half of our visit, but we were still able to have a great time.
Eric J. and Guests - September 2022
Very nice property that provides plenty of opportunity to get outdoors to explore or stay inside during inclement weather and enjoy yourself anyway
Renee and Family - August 2022
Great location! This was perfect for a large group of people and allowed us to gather in several different areas and be able to spend lots of quality time with each other. Enjoyed the hot tub, the lake, and the beautiful scenery all around us!
Craig and Guests - August 2022
Christian and Melissa were so easy to work with through the entire trip process.
Seiko & Moss and Family August 2022
our family enjoyed staying at the cabin for the weekend. we enjoyed the activities at the lake.
Ann and Family - July 2022
The cabin was perfect for our large family gathering! There was plenty of room, and toys and books for the kids. Lots of amenities: kayaks, pedal boat, pool table, hot tub. We all had a great time! Check-in was easy and Christian and Melissa are great at responding quickly! Thank You!
Theresa and Family - July 2022
Very quiet and relaxing! Cabin was clean, very homey and cozy! Our group of ten people were very comfortable! The pedal boat and kayaks were very much enjoyed! Pool table, games were very much enjoyed. Cozy places to read and take a nap. Breakfast music and dinner jazz on Alexa and yummy coffee bar were also treats. All in all a win for our family gathering.
Rob F. and Family - July 2022
We stayed here for a get together with family. There were plenty of activities for the kids between boating & swimming in the lake, hiking, hot tub, pool table, movies, etc. It was a perfect place for the whole family. Would definitely stay here again if we are in the area.
Nick and Guests - July 2022
We loved the cabin! It was family friendly and a fun unique house. very convenient for access to the lake. We enjoyed the trails as well.
Suzanne and Family - July 2022
Thanks for letting my family and me enjoy your beautiful space. My family had a wonderful time and we hope to stay there again sometime soon. The patio is a beautiful space to gather. The hot-tub has strong jets and was exceptionally relaxing. The area is just gorgeous, my grandkids and I really enjoyed hiking around the lake.
Pam G and Family - July 2022
We were looking for a 4 bedroom property near a lake with activities for our 9 and 12 year old boys. This met and exceeded our requirements. We had plenty of room to spread out, lots of options for activities, and plenty of peace and quiet. The boy spent time on the water and skating around the neighborhood. My mother-in-law relaxed in the various rooms in the house. My brother-in-law was able to call in to some Zoom meetings for work between fishing jaunts. The guys put in the fishing boat at both Keomah Lake and Red Rock Lake. Everything was super easy, and it was no trouble to hop into town for dinner when we didn’t feel like cooking. I would love to live in a place like this.
Katie E and Family - June 2022
House was well stocked with everything we needed and more. Just a short walk to the dock and a very nice pontoon paddle boat. The whole family enjoyed the large hot tub. There was quite a heat wave when we arrived and the air conditioning took a day to catch up. Chris offered to bring fans, but there were already plenty in the house. You should know there are no heating and cooling vents in the bedrooms, so everyone has to sleep with the doors open. That wasn’t a problem for us, but with some traveling crews it could be. It was a nice place for our family to get together and enjoy a relaxing week.
Note from Christian and Melissa with ARI: We remedied the heating and cooling. We had hoped the units bought would have come in in a timely manner. We are very thankful now to report that while over $14,000 was spent, each room is able to be heated and cooled with the door closed now!
Wendy and Family - June 2022
The Cabin is in a wonderful location near the water and with a layout that allows plenty of room for even the largest groups. There is a large dining room table and another games table by the pool table. Plenty of seating in large couches and other chairs. Highly recommended.
Maureen and Family - June 2022
Wonderful stay! Extremely clean, relaxing and lovely gardens! The hosts are easy to work with and the home itself is large enough for many people to enjoy! Thank you for allowing us to stay at your home! We would definitely recommend!
Courtney and Guests - May 2022
This cabin was a fantastic place to stay, especially with young kids! We loved the hot tub and the screened in porch. The layout and size was perfect to share with another family and we didn't feel crowded at all! Our children really enjoyed the toys and books available. It was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed!
Bryan and Guests - May 2022
The house and surroundings are beautiful, the hot tub is delightful and the evening peace is hard to match. As listed there is plenty of open yard space and parking as well. Would visit again and highly recommend.
Thomas E. and Guests - May 2022
The word my fellow travelers used most for describing the cabin when we got there and explored the number of rooms was "cozy". There are a number of couches and seating areas and nooks and niches in and around the place that invite you to plop down and browse one of the many books sitting on the shelves. But you may not want to just read a book because there is so much else to do and see. Play a round of boccia in the vast backyard shaded by large trees. Or go canoeing, or hike around the lake. Or listen to the sounds of the woods from the veranda, or ... In short, if you get bored here it's your problem.
Glenda and Family - May 2022
Wonderful experience during a once in a lifetime event. The house was so comfortable, it was like being at home away from home. Responses from property owners/managers (?) was exceptional from the time of making reservations until checking out.
Taylor and Guests - May 2022
What a great place to stay! This was a perfect place for us to meet up halfway with family from Wisconsin, lots of room to spread out! We loved the two big gathering areas, especially the pool table and game table for the evening! A short walk down to the water was very convenient, and we loved the Nespresso machine! The hosts were great to work with and answered all my questions very timely! Thanks for a great stay!
Joe and Guests - May 2022
What a great stay. The house is very big with plenty of room for everyone. Tons of room, many activities and fully stocked.
I stayed for 4 days with friends and we all had a blast.
Dean H. and Guests - April 2022
We had a great time the place was very clean and the located was where we could spend time with our family,
The owner Christian even reach out to let us know we could have a late check out beings it was Easter. the hot tube was nice even had the fire pit all set up for us to use. and toys and books for the kids. Thank you!
Erin and Guests - March 2022
Cute and cozy cabin. We enjoyed our stay
Chris and Guests - March 2022
Great hosts, great place. Would stay here again.
Shelby and Guests - March 2022
Our team really enjoyed the cabin. It was so cozy and the perfect place for us to grow as a team and be together! The owners were so easy to work with and were very accommodating to our group and everything we needed for our stay. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area!
Richard and Guest - February 2022
Very nice, cozy, homey feel. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet get away with a very country feel.
Christina and Guests - January 2022
They are amazing host and we look forward to booking with them again.
Leslie and Family - December 2021
We met family for Christmas. It's a beautiful location! The house has plenty of room in all the common spaces for all 11 of us to gather and hang out together comfortably. Chris and Melissa were very helpful and responsive when we had questions. We would definitely stay with them again.
Rob and Family - November 2021
This was a great central meeting place for multiple families to stay in one place. Comfort was high with plenty of beds and two separate living areas to occupy. Many opportunities to be close to nature. Hosts communicated proactively, and we left feeling that all expectations were met or exceeded.