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The Inn at Okoboji

3301 Lakeshore Dr.
Okoboji  Iowa  51355
United States
(877) 265-4386
(712) 332-2113
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Midwest Living Review

Lori Erickson
A local landmark since 1896, The Inn at Okoboji offers reasonably priced lodging and a variety of resort amenities.

The Inn at Okoboji is an attractive destination for families thanks to a variety of on-site activities (big band music nights, sing-along nights) and a location convenient to Arnolds Park Amusement Park. One of the first resorts in the Okoboji area, this full-service hotel isn’t luxurious, but it does offer good value for the money. Since the original building burned down in 1934, they've rebuilt and added buildings through the decades, creating a hodgepodge of structures that can be somewhat confusing to navigate. The decor gives the place a casual, comfortable feel, which is part of the draw for the many guests who return again and again for family vacations and reunions.

Accommodations include 156 guest rooms: standard hotel rooms, kitchenettes, suites, poolside suites and a cottage designed for multifamily gatherings. A conference center capable of serving several hundred people is above the main building next to a nine-hole par-three golf course. Other amenities include a marina to dock and rent watercraft, indoor and outdoor pools, sand volleyball, a coffee shop, a bar, a restaurant, playground and grills for cooking a burger or two. Summer rates run $140 to $170; in the off-season, rooms go for $80 to $100.

At just 500 feet, the inn’s lakefront is narrow  and there’s no sand beach, but guests can swim off the boat dock, which is pretty much what everyone does at Okoboji.

September 8, 2012

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