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Red Cedar Lodge

1880 Gilbert Street, Charles City, IA 50616
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Maxwell, Iowa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Our Art group stayed at the Red Cedar Lodge last October. The place we had always held our retreats at went up for sale and so we were looking for a new location and found this one in the Midwest Living magazine. To say it was perfect was an understatement! What an awesome place to stay. There were 6 of... More

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Grimes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My husband and I visited Red Cedar Lodge for our 10th anniversary and couldn't have been happier with our stay. The cedar cabins are beautiful, and the opportunity to take in the natural landscape was a huge plus. We enjoyed watching the sunrise by the river, afternoons with books by the fireside and evenings in the hot tub. A wonderful... More

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RedCedarLodge, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your impressions of Red Cedar Lodge. It sounds like our kind of anniversary with a good opportunity to reconnect with nature and relax completely. We hope you can visit again in summer to enjoy canoeing, tubing or kayaking. Thanks again for the very nice review and blessings for another 10+ years together! Lorraine and Tom More

Ankeny, Iowa, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I absolutely LOVE the Red Cedar Lodge. You get the best of both worlds, a rustic outdoors getaway without the hassle of camping. The cabins are actually more like beautiful, spacious and comfortable homes. Tom and Lorraine make you feel right at home. We highly recommend it!

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RedCedarLodge, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed the best of both worlds! The beautiful outdoors and campfires mixed with pillow top plush beds, a full kitchen and hot shower are so much easier to take than camping as we get older :) We've enjoyed our share of camping too! Thank you for the very nice review and we hope to welcome you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Had a great family outing at Red Cedar Lodge. Good times around the fire ring, biking, fishing and playing our newly invented game Frisbee Horshoes. The canoe/ kayaking trip was great! Not too difficult for the kids to manage the waters. Saw Bald Eagles and caught crawdads!

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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your family time here at Red Cedar Lodge~ that's what it's all about! It was great to have your family with us and we so enjoyed meeting you and hosting your family fun getaway. You experienced much of the high points here but if you return, we'll hook you up for fly fishing. We hope... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you are looking for the perfect getaway and like a clean, welcoming and soothing space this is the place for you! Tom and Lorraine and very hospitable and their property is beautiful. This is the place to stay if visiting Charles City!

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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your beautiful impressions of Red Cedar Lodge! We're glad that you enjoyed the serenity, peace and quiet ~ a country retreat and escape from busy lives. We knew that something here touched your soul upon discovering the beautiful paintings you left behind! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Iowa! Best wishes,... More

Marshalltown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Eight of us enjoyed our 2 1/2 days 2 nights at Red Cedar Lodge near Charles City Iowa. It was a beautiful setting with very comfortable accommodations. It was a perfect opportunity to share meals, good conversation, hiking and shopping.

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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Barb M! We're so glad you all enjoyed your time at Red Cedar Lodge and Charles City! Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again. Best Wishes, Tom & Lorraine More

Charles City, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We rented two cabins for a family reunion weekend. They were beautiful and clean. We took full advantage of both the well equipped kitchen and the outdoor grill. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were very nice. We especially enjoyed walking around the beautiful grounds in the early morning. We enjoyed every minute and look forward coming back.

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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

Christine G, Thank you so much for the very nice review! We hope that your beautiful review will inspire others to come stay at Red Cedar Lodge too! We're glad you enjoyed your cabins, stocked kitchens, decks, grills and comfy beds! We can thank Serta for those! Thanks again for your very kind words and best wishes to your family!... More

newton, iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Annual "Derby Party" weekend at the Red Cedar Lodge in Charles City, Iowa was awesome. Very easy to find, clean as can be, equipped with everything you need for a fun weekend with friends. The beds and bedding are very comfortable, the kitchen had all the necessities, the view of the river is beautiful and the hot tub was perfect.... More

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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks "Derby Girls" for the feedback on your visit! Despite the record snow in May, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your cabin and time with one another. We hope that next May you can enjoy the river and Derby party on the deck of your cabin! We look forward to your return and will be happy to "put... More

Madrid, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The lodging was extraordinary--from the custom-made furniture to the cleanliness of the cabin and how well appointed it was! We found the trail along the river well-suited for snowshoeing and liked the special effects of the frog and tin man! The deer wandered freely in the trees and during the night a barn owl let us know he was watching.... More

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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review and nice snapshot of your time spent at the Red Cedar Lodge! We are so pleased you noticed so much about our property and especially enjoyed snowshoeing, our cleanliness, the deer, Charles City's signature pedestrian suspension bridge and more! When we built the Lodge we invited some special friends to help take... More

iowa
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Spent 1/11 and 1/12 here in the "Eagles Nest" cabin... this place is immaculate!!!... We found the cabin to be super comfortable and relaxing.. Plenty of utensils plus appliances and a gas grill... all you add is the food!!! Beds were super comfortable, and the outdoor hot tub felt amazing on a icy winter night... Our cabin had a noticeable... More

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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this review

Marknfamily, Thank you so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the comfort, relaxation and the cleanliness of Eagle's Nest cabin! We've tried hard to make certain the water softeners in each cabin are full of salt to neutralize the well water odor but sometimes the salt needs replenished. Thanks again for stay with us and we hope to... More

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Additional Information about Red Cedar Lodge

Also Known As:
Red Cedar Hotel
Red Cedar Hotel Charles City
Red Cedar Lodge Charles City, Iowa
Address: 1880 Gilbert Street, Charles City, IA 50616
Location: United States > Iowa > Charles City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Charles City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape from your to-do list and retreat to the country! Three warm and beautiful log sided cabins along the scenic Cedar River await you. Located 1 mile west of Charles City, Iowa, our luxury cabins spaciously grace the high banks of the river providing a recreational getaway for family fun, adventure, solitude and wildlife viewing. Relax at the secluded Fireside Patio or explore 28 private acres. Our cabins feature a gas fireplace, full kitchens and appliances, BBQ grills, large decks,37" HDTV and wireless internet, campfire rings, lodge pole furnishings and pillow top mattresses. Activities at the Lodge or in town include kayaking, canoeing, golf, disc golf, biking, fishing, fly fishing, tubing, lawn tennis, hunting, girlfriend getaways, star gazing, art walk, barn quilt tour, shopping and more!Whatever you wish during your visit ~ a busy day of fun activities or relaxing in nature's playground ~ it's our desire to provide a retreat in which families, friends or business associates can unwind and reconnect...Return to Simpler Times. ... more   less 

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