It’s that time of year again and the Red Bud trees are in full splendor across the highway at Red Haw State Park in Chariton Iowa. Just a short walk from your cabin or suite at Country cabins Motel you will be able to walk the trails around the lake or also down to the shores of Lake Ellis.┬áThe morel mushrooms have just started to pop up the last couple days and the fish are biting.

There is nothing better than a frying pan full of mushrooms, a hamburger on the grill and a mess of crappie. The fishing in all three lakes has already been excellent. Red Haw Lake, Lake Ellis and Lake Morris all offer largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Right next door to Country Cabins Motel is the Hook, Line & Sinker Bait and Tackle shop and they carry a wide array of tackle and live bait and Donna and Norm can direct you to the best hot spots in the area. While you are there make sure to check out the Frontier Trading Post and Soda Pop Saloon for Saturday evening entertainment.








We have everything from a standard $50 single room to large 3 bedroom 2 bath suites at Country cabins. They suites all have full kitchens and are stocked with dishes and pots and pans. We have several different themed rooms and cabins and we are surrounded by over 1200 acres of public access timber and three lakes with wildlife galore and miles of trails. Country cabins is the perfect place to hold your family or class reunion, wedding or family vacation or if you are working construction we have the best per diem rate available. Stop by for a full tour anytime and check out all the various options. You absolutely have never seen rooms or cabins like we have available. You can also check out our wesite at and click on the pictures for virtual tours of our suites and cabins. Hope to see you soon!