Summer may be over but if you’re anything like me, you’re planning your family adventures like you plan dinner! You have to have it! You want a full plate of activities. Some delicious time spent by the lake. Healthy options for your mind and body! You’re hungry for the details, right?! Let’s get to it!! You’re going to want to put Honey Creek Resort State Park at the top of your list!
Please note: We were invited to the resort to experience the resort and amenities at no cost to us. All thoughts are my own.
Honey Creek Resort State Park Location
This was my first trip to Iowa and I so wish we would have visited earlier! It was a few hour drive from our home so of course, we decided to road trip it! Mom and son adventure FTW! We packed up the car early and headed to Monravia, Iowa where Honey Creek Resort is situated on 850 acres of amazingness on Rathbun Lake.
We stayed in an adorable 2 bedroom/2 bathroom luxury cottage. Honey Creek has lots of options to fit your family and budget from 1 bedroom to 4 bedrooms. It had everything we could ask for. A clean and efficient kitchen, a large dining room area, living room with a cozy fireplace, comfy beds and a porch! Yes a porch! Great for sunrises, sunsets and wildlife viewing too! We saw deer, bunnies and lots of other woodland creatures that had us taking pictures like we were working for National Geographic. We felt like we had a ton of privacy even though there 3 or 4 other cottages on our cul-de-sac. My son was outside from sun up to sun down and he loved being able to ride the bike trail to and from our cabin.
Honey Creek Resort also has a lodge with 105 guest rooms too if staying close to the action is more your style.
Things To Do
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO DO. So. many. things.
We did some early morning fishing and my son caught a couple of fish. I just loved being out there on the pier in the sunshine. I don’t usually get up and out that early but the gorgeousness and my son’s excitement made it so worth it. Next, we did some paddle boarding and kayaking! This was a first time for both of us! Of course, he was much better at it than me!He LIVES for outdoor activities. Honey Creek has an amazing selection of bike rentals that will fit almost any age rider. There’s an indoor water park too if your family loves those like we do too.
Tasty breakfasts, outdoor dining and smores oh my!
They Love Being Green
They work so much to create a place where they make the smallest impact on the environment as possible. They even have a beekeeping class so your family can learn why and how its important to get started!! Their committed to recycling and reduced water usage too and so so much more!
This whole post has me wishing I could go back right now. Who knew I would love Iowa that much?!
What’s the next family adventure you have planned? Is Honey Creek Resort on your must visit list?
Disclosure: We were invited to the resort to experience the resort and amenities at no cost to us. Your experience may differ from ours. All opinions are 100% mine.