Romantic Weekend Getaways in Iowa

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

Weekend Getaways in Iowa for couples

The New Year is the perfect time to get your weekend getaways in Iowa on the calendar! If you haven’t enjoyed a trip to Okoboji lately (or yet!), this is your sign to come discover our beautiful five-lake oasis. This popular resort town is located within three hours from the nearby metropolitan areas—only an hour and a half from Sioux Falls, SD; three hours drive from Minneapolis, MN; and three and half hours from Des Moines, IA. 

A road trip is a great way to kick off your weekend getaways in Iowa—plenty of time to bond on the ride to good music, sightseeing, and lively conversations. With The Oakwood Inn—one of the most secluded Okoboji Hotels—as your final destination, from the moment you check-in, you’ll feel a wave of relaxation take over from our peaceful grounds, elegantly appointed guest rooms, and welcoming hospitality. 

If you’re here with romance in mind, you may spend most of your time on-site, but you’ll be in the right place for those who connect best on adventures. There are five stunning lakes within two miles of our romantic Okoboji Hotel, a beautiful trail system mere steps from our front door, and fabulous restaurants, cafes, and shopping options are right nearby. Start planning your next weekend getaways in Iowa and book your room today! 

Weekend Getaways in Iowa start at the Oakwood Inn one of the best Okoboji hotels

The Best Weekend Getaways in Iowa for Couples Start Here!

The best weekend getaways in Iowa for couples start with elegant accommodations, a beautiful location, and welcoming hospitality. Thankfully, you don’t have to take our word for it! Our Okoboji Hotel has more than 300 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor and a 4.9-star rating on Google reviews. 

Here are five happy couples who chose to have their weekend getaways in Iowa at The Oakwood Inn:

  1. Such a wonderful place to stay in Okoboji!My wife and I stayed recently at Oakwood Inn. The innkeepers, Bill and Bridget, do such a wonderful job of making you feel at home the minute you walk in. Charming ambiance with modern accommodations (including Keurig coffee service, gourmet breakfast, gas fireplace, and whirlpool in room) make this a wonderful place to relax and unwind when visiting the Okoboji area!” 
  2. Absolutely love my staycations here! The Oakwood Inn is one of my favorite places to have a staycation! I drive about two hours to enjoy the cozy room with a fireplace and whirlpool, the den with a pool table and coffee bar, and not to mention the delicious food!”
  3. Cozy, Elegant Comfort:This was our second stay at this beautiful inn. The cozy room with a toasty fireplace was very comfortable. The made fresh from scratch breakfast dining experience was second to none. Bridget is a wonderful chef who paid careful attention to my dietary needs. The meals are creative and delicious, served on China. A very elegant experience. We will certainly visit Bridget and Bill again!”
  4. Best Weekend Getaways in Iowa! “We love the property! It is relaxing to sit outside, swing, and watch the birds. The rooms are very comfortable, and the breakfast is a very enjoyable experience. It’s always something yummy! Bill and Bridget do a great job anticipating the needs and wants of the people who stay with them. We really enjoy spending time here!”
  5. Couple’s Vacation: “We love The Oakwood Inn! Everything was perfect! First of all, the building is beautiful inside and out. The grounds are also gorgeous! Everything was spotless, comfy, and cozy! The staff are all kind, helpful and friendly. And the owners are amazing! Breakfast was fantastic and served with style as well. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We will remember our 41st anniversary and hope to stay again another time.”

As you can see, we’ve hosted many happy couples for their weekend getaways in Iowa, and we can’t wait for you to be next. We hope you’ll join us at our Okoboji Hotel in the new year and beyond. 

Weekend Getaways in Iowa start at the Oakwood Inn in Lake Okoboji

The Perks of an Okoboji Hotel with Bed and Breakfast Amenities

Why plan another one of your precious weekend getaways in Iowa at a cookie-cutter hotel when you can experience a new level of hospitality and service at our Okoboji Hotel with bed and breakfast amenities? You’ll genuinely be pampered and doted on! When our years of professional hospitality and a love for making people smile come together, we feel the joy right along with our guests. 

This begins in the early morning hours, as we start the coffee, preheat the oven, and ensure every detail is set in our dining room. You’ll have some of the most elegant home-cooked meals during your stay. The menu is ever-changing, but some of our breakfast favorites include Crème Brûlée French Toast, eggs Benedict with Mom’s hollandaise sauce and brunch bread, and quiche with homemade flaky pastry crust. 

Partaking in a hosted stay versus an impersonal hotel stay has other perks. As experts in the area, we provide an unparalleled concierge service. We are more than happy to help with reservations and provide advice for itineraries, rentals, and directions to nearby activities. But we also know when to step back and let our guests indulge in the privacy our adult-only lodging provides. We can’t wait to host you; book your room today! 

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