Beginning of main content

Get 24/7 travel help, thanks to our Customer First Guarantee

Save an extra 10% or more on select hotels with Member Discounts

Access exclusive hotel deals, only with the Travelocity app

Featured Cottages in Central Iowa

The Cottages at Rathbun Lake - Honey Creek Resort Get Rates
The Cottages at Rathbun Lake - Honey Creek Resort

The Cottages at Rathbun Lake - Honey Creek Resort

Moravia, IA
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    A fitness center is available at this cottage.

    New Lake Red Rock Cottage Retreat Get Rates
    New Lake Red Rock Cottage Retreat

    New Lake Red Rock Cottage Retreat

    Pella, IA
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      A garden is available at this cottage.

      Rock Creek State Park Home, Near Grinnell College & Iowa Speedway Get Rates
      Rock Creek State Park Home, Near Grinnell College & Iowa Speedway

      Rock Creek State Park Home, Near Grinnell College & Iowa Speedway

      Kellogg, Iowa
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        A garden is available at this cottage.

        The Cottage at Sun Valley Lake Get Rates
        The Cottage at Sun Valley Lake

        The Cottage at Sun Valley Lake

        Ellston, Iowa
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          An outdoor tennis court is featured at this cottage, along with a garden.

          Map

          Central Iowa Cottages For Rent

          Dreaming of a getaway that’s reminiscent of a fairytale? Travelocity doesn’t have magic wands or talking animals in our inventory—at least, none that we can find—but we do have holiday cottages in Central Iowa that will make you feel like you’ve stepped inside your vacation dreams.

          The word “cottage” may make you think of whitewashed walls, flower print curtains, and sprawling views of rolling green hills—lucky for you, we do offer tons of country cottages that were furnished with a rustic feel in mind. Appreciate the vase of daffodils on your dining room table, and peek out the window onto the private patio that surrounds yours and other rustic cottages in the area.

          These charming “home away from homes” have long been a beacon for those who love the outdoors, so pick a spot peppered with hiking trails and spend lazy afternoons meandering through the gorgeous scenery Central Iowa is known for. Snap some pictures while you’re at it—you’ll want to remember sunset over this waterfall for the rest of your life. When the sun goes down, cuddle up in front of a cheerful fire, or head into town to explore the shops, restaurants, and art galleries that have sprung up over the years. Ah, it’s nice to return to civilization every once in a while, isn’t it?

          Whether you select cottages minutes away from the bustling city center, or coastal cottages that are footsteps from the sand and surf, you’ll find the accommodation you’re looking for here on Travelocity. Just because you’re booking a place that reminds you of a fairytale doesn’t mean you need a fairy godmother to find the best deal around! Just a gnome…

          Top Trending Hotels in Central Iowa

          See all 429 Properties in Central Iowa
          Wildwood Lodge $94
          Wildwood Lodge

          Wildwood Lodge

          11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Clive, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Pump It Up, Wells Fargo Arena, and Des Moines Public Library. Des Moines Civic Center and Science Center of Iowa are also within 12 mi (20 km).

            Motel 6 Des Moines West $44
            Motel 6 Des Moines West

            Motel 6 Des Moines West

            7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, IA
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in West Des Moines, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jordan Creek Town Center, Mercy Medical Center West Lakes, and West Glen Town Center. Clive Aquatic Center and Valley West Mall are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport $67
              Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

              Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

              1901 Hackley Ave, Des Moines, IA
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Greater South Side, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Air Lanes Bowling Center and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Blank Park Zoo. Gray’s Lake Park and Fort Des Moines Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines $65
                Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines

                Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines

                5000 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the suburbs, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Buccaneer Arena, Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, and Des Moines Community Playhouse. John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park and Iowa Hall of Pride are also within 9 mi (15 km).

                  *Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.