We use cookies to provide you with the best browsing experience. The data collected by cookies is used to optimise the website for our users and deliver an appropriate service and relevant information to you. By using our site we assume you’re aware and agree to use the cookies for this purpose.

Destination Photo

Iowa Vacation Rentals

Iowa Travel Guide

Nestled between Mississippi and Missouri, Iowa is a delightful US travel destination. The state capital of Des Moines makes a perfect spot for an alternative weekend break in a historic, culturally rich city, while a wider exploration of the state enables travelers to enjoy incredible natural scenery and national parks.

Things to Do in Iowa

Des Moines offers plenty of excellent shopping, dining and nightlife options. The city is also home to a host of stunning parks and green open spaces. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers a fragrant stroll through beautiful flower gardens with influences from around the world. Pappajohn Sculpture Park is a nice place to enjoy a picnic or a walk amid unique and quirky contemporary art installations and sculptures that are scattered through its grounds. Outside of Des Moines, Iowa has a lot of wonderful natural attractions. Hiking enthusiasts will love trekking through the Maquoketa Caves State Park, and the Effigy Mounds National Monument. The latter of the two contains a lot of archaeological exhibits and museums about Native American history in the area.

Best Places to Stay in Iowa

Des Moines is a great place to base yourself in Iowa, but feel free to visit any of the bucolic towns scattered throughout the state en route to discovering the underrated beauty of Iowa.

Best Time to Visit Iowa

Iowa can be enjoyed all year round, though Spring, Summer and Fall are the best options for hiking and being outdoors.

Price and Availability in Iowa

Most expensive
Most availability
, , , , , , , , , , , Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec 1 , 0.9 , 0.8 , 0.7 , 0.6 , 0.5 , 0.4 , 0.3 , 0.2 , 0.1 , 0 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec 1 , 0.9 , 0.8 , 0.7 , 0.6 , 0.5 , 0.4 , 0.3 , 0.2 , 0.1 , 0 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec 1 , 0.9 , 0.8 , 0.7 , 0.6 , 0.5 , 0.4 , 0.3 , 0.2 , 0.1 , 0
Powered by:
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Iowa is in July, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Iowa is in the high season in July. Iowa has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Iowa tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Iowa tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

What Expert Travelers Think

Vacation Rentals in Iowa

Browse accommodations from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Glamping Hub, VRBO and many more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 5,455 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Iowa, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. If you are wanting to save money, the lowest priced place to stay in Iowa is only $10 per night. In general, an accommodation in Iowa will cost you $122 per night.

If you need to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 186 accommodations in Iowa that have WiFi. 60 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 19 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you are driving to Iowa, you'll want to pick from 218 places to stay that provide parking. 24 vacation rentals have a a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 75 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Iowa accommodations including vacation rentals, home stays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 5 providers, including 158 places to stay from Airbnb, 41 accommodations from Glamping Hub and 27 places to stay from VRBO.

2,481 of our accommodations in Iowa have been reviewed and rated. 60% are rated excellent or good. 1,051 places to stay in are instantly bookable.