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Cabin in Des Moines
Cozy Cabin 2 bedroom 1 bath, 2 miles to Downtown
Cheerful fully fenced 2 bedroom cabin, near the heart of Downtown Des Moines. Cozy cabin home offers: a patio off the back, fire pit and grill, basic cooking utensils, salt/pepper/cooking spray, toaster, coffee maker, teabags, decaf coffee, creamer and sweetener to get you started. Dining area: Dinning table for four, we also offer additional seating for two more guest. Living room space: one confort sofa, smart tv. Bedrooms: Two bedrooms are equipped with queen beds, nightstands. B
$98 per night
Cabin in Knoxville
Irving's Thrival Woodland Cabin in Iowa
There is a keypad on the cabin for self check in. We are on 7 wooded acres close to Knoxville and Pella. The cabin is well stocked to meet your basic needs. You must coordinate with the hosts if you have pets. Instant book is available for anyone without dogs/pets. We are owner operated and do our own cleaning. We don't charge additional cleaning fees. We are Lake Red Rock has lots of hiking trails, birdwatching, the Cordova Observation Tower, fishing and boating available.
$125 per night
Cabin in Cumming
Iconic Iowa - A 1920 Built Country Cabin
This 1920 Log Cabin sits at the beginning of the Madison County covered bridges Scenic Byway and features 2 rural country acres of space and a wonderfully remodeled home with loads of character and style. Situated just 10 minutes south of the West Glen area of West Des Moines and 25 minutes from downtown Des Moines, you'll experience the quiet and beauty of rural Iowa while being close enough for shopping or to go out for a nice dinner or evening show. The is a great getaway.
$125 per night

Stay near Des Moines's top sights

Photo of Iowa State Fairgrounds
Iowa State Fairgrounds27 locals recommend
Photo of Wells Fargo Arena
Wells Fargo Arena28 locals recommend
Photo of Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo47 locals recommend
Photo of Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Pappajohn Sculpture Park78 locals recommend
Photo of Merle Hay Mall
Merle Hay Mall7 locals recommend
Photo of Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden53 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Des Moines

Rental unit in Historic East Village
Cozy 1B1B in East Village | Pool | Gym.
$52 per night
Condo in Downtown Des Moines
Luxe Penthouse Suite, Des Moines Historic Building
$89 per night
Rental unit in Historic East Village
Cosmopolitan King Bed Flat in East Village/Views
$58 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Des Moines
Downtown Chic Apt with Gym Rooftop In Des Moines
$54 per night
Loft in Des Moines
Spacious Loft with Jacuzzi & Free Parking
$56 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Des Moines
Beautiful Studio Downtown with Rooftop and Gym
$57 per night
Rental unit in Historic East Village
Frontdesk | Simple + Roomy 1BR Apt
$66 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Des Moines
Modern 2 Bed 2 Bath Apt in Luxury Bldg Downtown
$67 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Des Moines
Frontdesk | Downtown 1 BR near Shopping
$90 per night
Rental unit in Des Moines
Lovely 1bed/1bath in Des Moines-FREE Parking
$60 per night
Rental unit in West Des Moines
✧Odyssey at Keystone | Exquisite 1BD Apartment✧
$79 per night
Condo in Historic East Village
Urban chic condo in East Village
$101 per night

Stays in Downtown Des Moines

Rental unit in Downtown Des Moines
Frontdesk | Studio Apt near Museums
$85 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Des Moines
Frontdesk | Bright 1 BR in Gateway District
$82 per night
Condo in Downtown Des Moines
Spacious Condo w/ King Bed in Heart of Des Moines!
$126 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Des Moines
Unmatched 1BD/1BA - DTWN Des Moines
$83 per night

Stays in Beaverdale

Private room in Beaverdale
Beaverdale Loft Bedroom
$35 per night
Private room in Beaverdale
Quirky and Charming Beaverdale Retreat
$40 per night
Home in Beaverdale
The Metal House
$115 per night
Private room in Des Moines
Cozy Beaverdale Home #2
$25 per night

Stays in Sherman Hill

Loft in Downtown Des Moines
Spacious Loft in Historic Sherman Hill
$105 per night
Private room in Downtown Des Moines
Des Moines Retreat - 2
$72 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Des Moines
Frontdesk | Bright 1 BR Apt in Gateway District
$82 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Des Moines
Modern Stylish Downtown Apartment!
$60 per night

Your guide to Des Moines

All About Des Moines

Des Moines is a thriving Midwestern hub where the streets are peppered with green spaces, an urban pocket in an otherwise agriculture-dominated state. Iowa’s capital is home to 76 city parks, including Greenwood Park, where you can meander through Pappajohn Sculpture Park’s outdoor gallery. There are more than 800 miles of walking, cycling, and hiking trails to explore here too. Water Works Park, directly across from Gray’s Lake in the city center, has 1,500 acres of wooded space where you can cast a line for shortnose gar or go horseback riding.

Des Moines’s arts scene includes massive public installations — such as the downtown Art Route, comprising 87 pieces extending across more than six miles — as well as numerous live entertainment venues, from small dive bars to the Riverfront Amphitheater. West Des Moines’ historic Valley Junction is a renovated railroad district with fashion boutiques, galleries, antique shops, and restaurants in red brick buildings.

Much of the food here centers around the vast farmlands surrounding the city. Des Moines’ eclectic mix of farm-to-table restaurants and food trucks put local produce in the spotlight. You can get a taste of the city staple Steak de Burgo, which has been a favorite here since the 1930s, alongside craft beers and speakeasy cocktails in the dining corridor between Grand Avenue and East Court Avenue, which spans the river.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Des Moines?

Des Moines has typical Midwest weather — hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Spring can bring frequent afternoon thunderstorms, but the skies generally clear up quickly. In spring and summer, you can spend a Saturday morning perusing local produce and handmade art from hundreds of vendors at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market. Don’t let the humidity in summer keep you away from the annual Des Moines Arts Festival, which hosts over 180 national artists, held in June.

Crisp fall days are perfect for enjoying the annual Oktoberfest held in late September — two days filled with polka music, German food, beer tents, and dancing. Temperatures drop come winter, and the accompanying snow makes this the perfect time for skiers and snowboarders to secure their vacation rentals in Des Moines and hit the slopes.

What are the top things to do in Des Moines?

Pappajohn Sculpture Park

The John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Western Gateway Park houses more than two dozen works by artists from around the world. You can wander around the 4.4-acre grounds, admiring the life-size sculptures and thoughtful landscape design. Sculpture Park Exploration Guides are available from the Des Moines Art Center to promote an interactive experience for people of all ages. The park is open from sunrise to midnight, and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic.

Saylorville Lake

Located on the Des Moines River just north of the city, Saylorville Lake contains over 26,000 acres of beautiful woodland, wetlands, and prairie habitats. The lake has several beaches and multiple boat launches you can take advantage of too. For a leisurely afternoon hike, stretch your legs along the Saylorville Lake Shore Trail.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Nestled behind the John Pat Dorrian Trail on the eastern bank of the Des Moines River, this seven-acre garden includes a historically significant bonsai tree collection, a tranquil water garden with more than 100 water lilies, and an 80-foot geodesic dome where you’ll find towering palms, delicate orchids, and diverse cacti in a tropical environment.

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