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Reviewed 22 November 2011

My wife and I were looking for a little get away, someplace we had never visited. I stumbled upon the cabins at Hatfield Lake. This was only 1 1/2 hrs from our home, so it made for a quick, but relaxing mini vacation!

We set our GPS for the address given, and were taken right to it. The cabins are located just north of Creston, Iowa, out in the country. We arrived to find an electronic gate. I entered the code we were given and the gates opened, then closed behind us. Made us feel secure at night knowing that just not anyone could drive down and check the place out.

The cabins are located right on the edge of the lake. There are 2 cabins, 1 with a lower and upper level. So, technically 3 different parties could stay here. Each cabin was very well lit up on the outside at night. Even though we were out in the middle of nowhere, we felt safe.

The weather for our stay was rainy and very cloudy and foggy. Not much we could outside. We stayed in Big John's Cabin. From the moment we opened the front door, to the minute of our departure, we were captivated by the elegance of every room!!

Don't bring your laptop because there is no internet service. And, don't plan on watching a game on TV, because there is no dish or cable. But..... bring your favorite DVD movie and you can watch it one of the bedrooms. There is also a very nice sound system that will play am/fm, CD's, or your ipod.

Big John's had 1 bedroom and 1 full bath down, and the same upstairs. The ceilings are the high cathedral ceilings you would expect to find in a cabin such as this! The bath and hand towels, along with the bedding are of the finest quality. There is hand soap, but no shampoo or hairdryer. Bring your own!

There is a complete kitchen including stove with oven, dishwasher, large refrigerator, and all the tableware you would need. The dining table is huge with plenty of room for 6. The great room had beautiful furniture and a stone fireplace. We expected a gas insert, but the artificial was just fine. There is a very nice front porch with oversize wooden rockers and even ceiling fans!

We didn't fish in the lake, but read it was stocked with bass and bluegill. There was also a small aluminum boat, along with fishing reels. We didn't see any life jackets though.There were plenty of wooden chair gliders around a small firepit. Each cabin also a concrete slab with chairs covered by a pergola.One of the patios had a gas grill.

We didn't really explore the other cabin, but they look nice, just not as elegant as ours.

You can't go wrong staying here if you are looking a quiet out of the way place and out of the ordinary experience!! Visit the website at Hatfieldlakes.com

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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