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Red Cedar Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Charles City B&B and Inns
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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 us girls and we had a blast. The cabins are so clean and well kept. There was plenty of space for us all to sleep. The grounds are beautiful! The couple that owns it are so nice and we loved chatting with them. We loved walking along the Cedar river. The town of Chrales City was new to us as well and we loved it there. Had some great food experiences and it's close enough to town to run in and get your groceries so you don't have to lug food aloong on your trip! We are booked again for this October and I'll be making our reservations for 2 retreats next year this week! We love this place!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

Thank you so much for the very nice review! We are so glad you found us in Midwest Living too! We enjoy groups like yours so much and glad you found Charles City enjoyable! We look forward to your visit back and await to see the creativity that abounds!
Best Wishes!
Lorraine & Tom

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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 stay!

Room Tip: We enjoyed the view at Moonlight bend very much. Best view of the river from the cabin.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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RedCedarLodge, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

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

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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!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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RedCedarLodge, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

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 back to Red Cedar Lodge again soon!

Lorraine & Tom

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

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!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

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 our paths cross again and wish you the best!

Lorraine & Tom

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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!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2013

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,
Lorraine & Tom

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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.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2013

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

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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.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Christine G
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RedCedarLodgeIowa, Owner at Red Cedar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

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!

Lorraine & Tom

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Additional Information about Red Cedar Lodge

Address: 1880 Gilbert St, Charles City, IA 50616-9128
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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 3 B&Bs / Inns in Charles City
Price Range: $119 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape from your to-do list and retreat to Award Winning Red Cedar Lodge in 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. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
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Red Cedar Lodge Charles City, Iowa

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