Destination guide

Head to the captivating city of Spirit Lake

The area's churches and entertainment are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Spirit Lake. Renowned for its lake, boating and fishing, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Spirit Lake

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Spirit Lake has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ranch Okoboji (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Brooks Golf Club (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Emerald Hills Golf Course (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Jackson Golf Club (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Clay County Fairgrounds (18.8 mi / 30.2 km)
  • Spencer Golf and Country Club (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Spirit Lake

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Spirit Lake is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Arnolds Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • West Okoboji Lake (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Fort Defiance State Park (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Thoreson Memorial Park (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Ashley Park (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Riverview Park (20.1 mi / 32.4 km)

Where to stay around Spirit Lake?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 199 holiday lettings near Spirit Lake. From 79 Cabins to 53 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Spirit Lake is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Spirit Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Spirit Lake. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum: 200 holiday lettings
  • Jackson Golf Club: 178 holiday lettings
  • Arnolds Park: 199 holiday lettings
  • Emerald Hills Golf Course: 201 holiday lettings
  • Clay County Fairgrounds: 200 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Spirit Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Spirit Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 79 Cabins in Spirit Lake. Our other popular types of Spirit Lake holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 53 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 79 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 79 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Spirit Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 149 holiday homes with pool available in Spirit Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.