Discover One of the Most Romantic Getaways in Iowa

The Oakwood Inn is a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast Inn located in Okoboji near Spirit Lake.

Romantic Getaways in Iowa, happy couple standing out in the snow

The New Year often comes along with resolutions, and our favorite goal for 2023 is to travel more! Thankfully, our Iowa Bed and Breakfast is ideal for romantic getaways in Iowa! Instead of booking a cookie-cutter hotel, you’ll love the special touches, our attention to detail, and personalized hospitality integral to what we do at our Okoboji Hotel. It’s the perfect place to reconnect and relish with your life partner, all while creating unforgettable memories in this beautiful part of the country.

Another excellent resolution is to spend more time with the people you cherish most. We easily get distracted in the day-to-day toils of modern life, making it ever-important to slow down and nourish our close relationships. That’s exactly what your agenda will involve on your stay at The Oakwood Inn—the premiere couples retreat near Lake Okoboji. Your romantic getaways in Iowa begin when you step foot into our warm and welcoming Inn. You’ll retreat to your luxurious and private guest suite and let the relaxation wash over you.

Book one of the best Okoboji hotels for your upcoming romantic getaways in Iowa! Reserve your room today.

Romantic getaways in Iowa begin at our Okoboji hotel, photo of the beautiful lake at sunset

Things to do on Your Romantic Getaways in Iowa

While we don’t blame you if your romantic getaways in Iowa involve rarely leaving the Inn, however, if you’re the kind of couple that connects best on adventures and exploring, you’ll find plenty of fun and romantic things to do in the Okoboji, IA, and the surrounding areas. You’ll find it all near our Iowa Bed and Breakfast, from outdoor adventures to relaxing dinners out. Although, we believe almost any activity can be romantic when you’re experiencing it with the right person!

Here are our favorite suggestions on how to get the most out of your romantic getaways in Iowa:

  1. Get Out on the Water: Our Iowa Bed and Breakfast is centrally located between the East and West Okoboji Lakes, so you’ll find water activities just at your fingertips. We suggest exploring the ever-popular West Okoboji Lake during the warmer months for swimming, kayaking, or boat rentals.
  2. A Sunset Crusie with The Queen II: Located at the famed Arnolds Park Amusement Park, hop aboard this large steamer boat for a guided tour of West Okoboji—especially beautiful and romantic as the sun sets over the sparkling blue water.
  3. Explore Kenue Park: Pop into the Dickinson County Nature Center first, then head out to explore the paved trails system. Try your hand at the 18-hole professional-level disc golf course for a fun, active afternoon together in the great outdoors.
  4. Wine Tasting at Round Lake Vineyards: Just across the Minnesota border, you’ll find one of the best additions to your romantic getaways in Iowa! This locally-owned winery is a great place to sip wine, tour the stunning vineyards, and enjoy an elegant meal at their on-site bistro.
  5. Tour the Okoboji Classic Car Museum: For classic car lovers and history buffs, visiting this museum in Okoboji is a must, and open year-round. And just nearby in town, you’ll find lovely cafes and breweries to stop off for lunch after exploring our county’s automotive history.
  6. Lakefront Dining and Cocktails: You’ll find a great selection of fresh seafood and classic midwest fare with creative preparations in Okoboji. We’re also known for our fun craft cocktails, locally brewed beer, and wine offerings, which all taste a little bit better with spectacular water views as your backdrop.
  7. Visit the Pearson Lakes Arts Center: From visual arts, live performances, and culinary classes, this cultural hub in Okoboji is a gathering space for locals and visitors alike.
  8. Tee Time for Two: Our Okoboji Hotel just so happens to be in the vicinity of a handful of fantastic golf courses. A day on the links could be precisely what you and your partner need to connect during your romantic getaways in Iowa.
  9. Wintertime Activities: For those who imagine romantic getaways in Iowa during the winter, you’ll find a host of cold-weather fun, from snowmobiling and cross-country skiing to ice-fishing and sledding. And the best end to a day in the snow? Cozying up by the fire with your sweetheart.

If you would like more recommendations or assistance with reservations, allow us to help at the Inn. Just let us know upon check-in.

Romantic Getaways in Iowa, a photo of a guest suite at The Oakwood Inn in Okoboji

One of the Best Okoboji Hotels for Elegant Lodging

As a boutique property with only 11 beautifully appointed guest rooms, you’ll never encounter unexpected crowds or noise at our Iowa Bed and Breakfast. Our spacious suites offer the perfect space for you and your partner to relax and unwind in big comfortable beds, and seating areas—some choice rooms have an elegant double whirlpool tub in the main area, for a particularly romantic activity during your stay.

We can also offer a level of hospitality that’s unattainable at large-chain hotels. This begins every day with a gourmet morning meal, included with your stay, prepared with care and from tried-and-true homemade recipes. It’s the best way to start your day on romantic getaways in Iowa—lovely leisurely mornings with hot coffee, delectable treats, and a beautiful setting to take it all in.

We can’t wait to host you in our dining room; book your getaway to Okoboji today! 

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