Tiny homes are springing up all over the Midwest and especially at Country Cabins in Chariton Iowa. Located in beautiful South Central Iowa surrounded by hundreds of acres of public access timber and lakes, the rolling hills provide some of the best scenery in the State
Country Cabins offers eight different themed tiny cabins ranging from 264-512 square feet. Each of the cabins is very unique and they are all themed and have been furnished with rustic decor and each tells a story about our local history and community. Themes range from Military to Western and Railroad. Each cabin has a deck (Some covered) and most have full baths and kitchens. We have several that are fully handicap accessible and several that feature loft areas for the kids.
Each cabin also has from 2-4 beds which include murphy beds that come off the wall or nice sofa sleepers. If you have ever dreamed of living in a tiny home, this is your chance to try one out before you make the decision to go “tiny.” Our cabins are all available on a nightly rental basis and run from $100-$150/night for double occupancy.
There is plenty to keep you busy at Country Cabins and it is just a short walk to the lake below the cabins. There is also a State Park directly across the highway with trails that lead directly to both lakes. There is an abundance of birds and wildlife in the surrounding 1300 acres of public ground. The Frontier Trading Post and Soda Pop Saloon is also located right next door and they feature one of the absolute nicest gift stores in Iowa. They have a wide variety of items from up-cycled furniture to Americanna and Iowa wines. Each and every Saturday night from April thru October you can kick your heels up and listen to the Diamond Trio and guests at the Soda Pop Saloon. They have a nice dance floor and serve great food and it is family friendly and is a non-alcoholic venue.
There is also a nice bait and tackle store, antique “pickin’ barn”, and mini and soccer golf at the Trading Post. We host lots of family and class reunions at Country Cabins and we also have eight more themed suites in our main lodge and they have from 4-6 beds, multiple bedrooms and some even have two full baths. Themes range from Harley to Margaritaville and they also contain rustic decor and lots of history. This has been a labor of love and we have put years of work and many hours of looking for just the right items to be used in all of our suites and cabins. We use recycled and up-cycled items and will often use lumber from trees harvested right off our own property to build in even more history and help tell the story.
If you are looking for that special place to simply get away from the rat race or perhaps looking for a perfect sister’s weekend, give us a try. We can accommodate large groups with 62 beds in all and we love weddings and family reunions. We also cater to construction crews and hunters and have outdoor fire pits, BBQ grills and great fishing spots just down over the hill. Our construction workers tell me it is like being on vacation each night when they get off work. That’s what we like to hear and we enjoy getting to visit with each guest and have made many life-long friends.
If you want to try out one of our tiny homes (cabins) you can book on-line at www.country-cabins.com or give us a call at 641-217-0534. If you are interested in perhaps purchasing your very own tiny cabin and need a place to call home we would be happy to talk to you and perhaps set you up with your very own piece of heaven here in Chariton Iowa. Stop in for a tour anytime and we will be happy to show you around.