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Welcome to Iowa's Finest Vacation and Event Destination Resort

Escape with friends, family, or that special someone to a place where luxury, outdoor adventure, and comfort blend together for one incredible vacation. Honey Creek Resort is a unique Iowa destination. Whether you're looking for a quiet romantic getaway or a thrilling family excursion, Honey Creek has it all to make your stay unforgettable. Choose from one of their 105 spacious rooms or 28 resort cottages. Or, bring the RV and camp in their campground! Their launch lets you take out a boat to Rathbun Lake for a day of fishing, waterskiing and more. The pirate-themed indoor water park is perfect for the kids! An 18-hole championship links-style golf course, playground, and hiking trails are some more exciting things to try out during your stay. All this and more can be found within the resort's prime location!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 136 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Des Moines
  • Nearby Water Rathbun Lake
  • Open Dates All Year


Honey Creek Resort knows what families love and here you'll find so many great family activities you won't know where to start! Make a splash at their indoor pirate-themed waterpark, or head outdoors to Rathbun Lake for fishing and water skiing. Teach the kids how to play a round of golf at the onsite course, or just let them enjoy fun on their own at the playground. Surrounding hiking trails are perfect for family explorations!


The Preserve on Rathbun Lake is an exquisite and exciting golf course that's perfect for everyone. This Kevin Norby-designed links course sits within 240 acres of rolling greens that offer a breathtaking backdrop to your day's round. Enjoy plenty of golf on The Preserve when you stay at Honey Creek Resort.


At Honey Creek Resort you can immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of nature. Being eco-friendly is a solid commitment by the resort, with amenities like recycling options, paper free check-ins and more. With Rathbun Lake just outside your door and acres of rolling prairies as your setting, you can take in the fresh air every day of your stay. Enjoy water sports, golf, hiking through nearby nature trails and much more!


Make it a getaway you'll always remember with a romantic stay at Honey Creek Resort. Here, you can choose from one of their luxury rooms or a cozy cottage to spend your intimate vacation. Dine together at the Lakeshore Grille, enjoy swimming at Rathbun Lake, play a round of golf, and indulge in spa services at the end of the day!


Welcome to beautiful Rathbun Lake at Honey Creek Resort! At this pristine lake you'll find an abundance of exciting activities to experience. Their launch makes it easy to take out a boat for fishing, water skiing and more! Go swimming or just stroll along the shore. Enjoy lovely views of the water from your cottage or room!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Honey Creek Resort features 28 beautiful and cozy cottages with glorious views of the rolling prairies or the pristine waters of Rathbun Lake. Their cottages come in three styles: one-bedroom with loft area, two-bedroom, and four-bedroom with two bathrooms. They all feature full kitchens, living area with fireplace and much more!


Take a break with friends or family during the holidays and treat yourself to a great time at Honey Creek Resort. This Iowa getaway offers luxury accommodations, an indoor waterpark, and 18-hole golf course right on-site. Plus with Rathbun Lake just steps away you'll can enjoy tons of exciting water sports, fishing, and more!


The Buccaneer Bay Water Park is perfect for children and the young-at-heart! This indoor water park features a two-story indoor water slide, secluded whirlpool area, and a whole lot more! Make a splash this summer at the Honey Creek Resort. It's ideal for reunions, birthday parties and fun weekend retreats!

Additional Information

  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Waterpark
  • Golf Course
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Sailing
Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Rock Climbing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • A/V Equipment
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Fitness Programs
Languages Spoken
  • English

Nearest Airports

  • Ottumwa Regional Airport (OTM) / 29.5 miles
  • Kirksville Regional Airport (IRK) / 57.1 miles
  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) / 60.1 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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