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Red Cedar Lodge

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1880 Gilbert Street, Charles City, IA 50616
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Rudd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second year that our family of 8 adults and 5 grandkids have spent the week end at Red Cedar Lodge. The cabin was everything you could ask for and more! Very spacious, clean and the pillowtop beds were so comfortable!! Our kids enjoyed the 3 hour canoe trip and it was so fun to use the hot... More 

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Denmark, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family of 21 recently stayed in the Moonlight Bend and Sunrise Ridge Lodges at Red Cedar Lodge. We love spending time with all of our children and grandchildren and enjoy finding places to relax and have fun together. We found all of that and more at the Red Cedar Lodge. The kids enjoyed fishing and especially enjoyed the fireside... More 

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Charles City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a wonderful time. Very relaxing. All the amenities of home. We were hoping for peace and quiet and it's just what we found. We cannot wait to go back which might plan to b in January. Thot we'd try winter time!

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grinnell iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every year we plan a long weekend with the our parents and my sisters family and my family. There are 12 of us so it's hard to find enough room at some places. The cabin we stayed in had plenty of room and was clean and beautiful. It had everything we needed other than food but there were 2 grocery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge is amazing. Incredibly clean and well maintained. The rustic furniture adds a special touch of elegance to each room. One of my favorite features of the Red Cedar Lodge is the fireside patio. Imagine a roaring fire and a hot tub allowing you to relax as your cares melt away under a beautiful starry sky! Each cabin is... More 

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

Thank you Sara for the wonderful review! We appreciate that you noticed the cleanliness of your cabin as it's our #1 goal for our guests. We;re glad that you enjoyed the hot tub with the perfect combination of water, fire and a clear starry night! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Tom and Lorraine More 

Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Red Cedar Lodge has become an annual tradition for us. The cabins are spacious, well-equipped, and sparkling clean with gorgeous views. We love the green space for kids to run around, the hot tub, and the general atmosphere of serenity. Tom and Lorraine are wonderful hosts, very thoughtful and attentive. We look forward to next summer.

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

Thank you so much Christine! We certainly enjoy seeing your growing family each year! It give us great joy to know that families are enjoying their cabin, campfires and the property in the manner which we dreamed~ designed. We hope to see you again next summer! Thanks again for the kind words! Tom and Lorraine More 

Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband and I went to Charles City for a wedding and stayed in Red Cedar Lodge's Eagle's Nest cabin. This cabin is beautiful and spacious inside and out. It's beautifully decorated, super clean, with beautiful grounds. Central heating and cooling, cozy gas fireplace, and clean and modern appliances in the kitchen. This lovely lodge exceeded our expectations.

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

Thank you so much for the beautiful review! We are so glad you could relax away from the wedding festivities and feel so comfortable in Eagle's Nest cabin! We are pleased to see you mention clean a few times~ something that is very important to us! Best wishes to your lovely wedding couple! Tom and Lorraine More 

Brighton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The perfect place for a mother/daughter relaxing weekend. While it looked lovely online, it is even better in person. So clean! A very well stocked kitchen - we could make anything and had plenty of pots, pans, bowls and utensils. The beds were very comfortable and Lorraine & Tom (friends from a job 25 years ago) were a bonus. We... More 

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

What a nice surprise to accidentally cross paths with you and your daughter after all these years! We are delighted you found Red Cedar Lodge all the way from Colorado/ online and that we've been able to revisit a friendship from years ago. Thank you so much for the review! You found what we hoped our guests would most enjoy~... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I have been staying in Charles City when I work at a nearby ethanol plant for several years. I travel frequently and tire of hotels and motels, so I opted to check for a B and B and was pleased to find Red Cedar Lodge. The owners are exceptionally hospitable and the Lodge I rented was even better than described!... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and very kind words. We're so pleased your found Red Cedar Lodge also! We used to travel for business every week and understand how difficult it can be to feel at home in hotels. We are happy to hear that you were comfortable, enjoyed the view and your stay while working in... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We met for a cousins reunion at Red Cedar Lodge. It was amazing! The lodge is beautiful, peaceful, exceptionally clean, and had the basic amenities for comfort. The owners are wonderful people who really care about keeping their lodge pristine. They were thoughtful in planning for their guests arrival. The kitchen cabinets are filled with everything you may have failed... More 

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

Hi Cousins~ It was so fun to meet and welcome your family! We thank you for the great review and appreciate all the extra's we provide that we think are important. The Gooseberry Patch cook books are one of our favorites and glad you enjoyed it too! Books, puzzles and games are a nod to our tag line~ ...return to... More 

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