Experience peace, quiet, relaxation, and restoration
at Horn’s Ferry Hideaway.

Vacation Rental Cabins

Our two luxury vacation rental cabins that will insure your home away from home offers every comfort possible. Whether you are seeking a serene place to read a book or an exciting hike in the woods, Horn’s Ferry Hideaway is your place!

We are located just steps from the 23 mile Volksweg Trail where you can bike, hike or walk; next door to Ivan’s Campground, making us a perfect destination for large group gatherings and moments from Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest man-made lake where you can boat, fish, or swim until your heart’s content. Horn’s Ferry Hideaway is also adjacent to the 32 acre Gladys Black Bald Eagle Refuge – making for outstanding bird watching.

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Great Outdoor Activities

For other excitement, check out the Sprint Car Capital of the World at Knoxville Raceway, or visit in early May for Pella’s famous Tulip Time Festival. Historic Pella is a treat to visit any time of year with countless charming shops, dining options, and historic points of interest. Golfing is always a fun alternative!

We look forward to your visit, and the opportunity to create just the experience you are looking for – a romantic getaway or action-packed vacation!

Vacation Rental Cabins

1136 198th Place • Knoxville, Iowa 50138
Phone: 641-780-9440 • Email: owner@hornsferryhideaway.com

“We really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for helping make our 2nd anniversary very special. Thank you for the hospitality and for building such a peaceful and hip little place. We will definitely be back and will send our friends and family your way!”

We have two nearly-identical cabins that are fully-furnished to assure a fantastic getaway.

Both cabins are nearly identical and offer a studio layout with the kitchen, dinette area, family room and bedroom running together as one large living space.  Both cabins offer a comfy king-size bed and a queen sleeper sofa, offering capacity for 4 guests.  The spacious bathroom offers plenty of privacy, equipped with a Whirlpool tub and separate stand alone shower.  Cabin amenities are listed below. 

• Whirlpool tub
• Gas fireplace
• King-size bed
• Comfortable living room with sofa and recliner

• Gas grill
• Satellite television
• Completely equipped kitchen
• DVD/Stereo/Home theater system

• All bedding and linens provided
• Air Conditioning
• Furnished deck and screened-in porch
• Outdoor Fire Ring

 

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Rates & Specials —

Specials

3 night package – $375 – includes $25 gift certificate to local restaurant or grocery store
7 night package – $750 – One FREE night — A $125 savings!

10% Discount on Boat Rentals at The Red Rock Marina – Horn’s Ferry Hideaway Guests Only!

Standard Rates

Sunday – Saturday – $125 per night

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All rates based on double occupancy. For each occupant above double, there will be an additional charge. All rates are subject to state and local taxes. No pets, no smoking allowed in cabins
Cancellation policy:  In the event guests need to cancel reservations with us, a 10% service fee will apply.  Cancellations within 14 days of the beginning date of reservation are subject to full charge.  Decreasing length of stay is considered a cancellation and will be subject to cancellation policies.

Reservation Calendar

Use this calendar as a resource to check available dates for your getaway at Horn’s Ferry Hideaway.

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Activities & Attractions

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Other Attractions

All the attractions listed below are within an hour of driving distance from Horns Ferry Hideaway.

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Our Namesake

The Horn’s Ferry Bridge was built in the early 1880’s for a tidy sum of $17,787.52. This was the first bridge to cross the Des Moines River in Marion County. As well as being historically significant in terms of allowing commerce between Pella and Knoxville, the construction of the bridge was also technologically significant for its time.

After 101 years of service, in 1982, the bridge was closed to vehicular traffic, but remained open to pedestrians and bicyclists.

In the middle of the night August 31, 1991, one of the stone piers collapsed and in a long, loud, agonizing groan 300 feet of the bridge folded into the river. The remainder of the bridge is maintained as an observation vantage point – an eagle watcher’s dream!

Prior to the bridge, a ferry was operated at this location by Elias Horn who came to Iowa in 1869. Horn bought a small plot of land on the south side of the river and obtained a license to operate a ferry. His flat-bottomed ferry boat carried cattle (5 cents a head), teams of horses and wagons (25 cents), sheep and hogs (3 cents a head), and household goods. Thus, the name Horn’s Ferry Bridge.

Directions

Vacation Rental Cabins

1136 198th Place

Knoxville, Iowa 50138

Phone: 641-780-9440

Email: owner@hornsferryhideaway.com

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Horns Ferry Hideaway – Vacation Rental Cabins
1136 198th Place
Knoxville, Iowa 50138
Phone: 641-780-9440
Email: owner@hornsferryhideaway.com

Testimonials

We really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for helping make our 2nd anniversary very special. Thank you for the hospitality and for building such a peaceful and hip little place. We will definitely be back and will send our friends and family your way!

We really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for helping make our 2nd anniversary very special. Thank you for the hospitality and for building such a peaceful and hip little place. We will definitely be back and will send our friends and family your way!

The time I spent at the cabin was a springboard for a host of positive changes in my life. God really spoke to me, challenged me, held me, refreshed me and renewed me. I walked into the cabin exhausted, filled with pressures and left realizing the problems were still there, but I had a filled heart knowing Jesus loves me and promises to be with me.

We enjoyed the ‘hideaway’ so very much! What a perfect name! A weekend wasn’t long enough. Thanks for your hospitality.

We learned about you in a local paper and are so glad to have found out about Horn’s Ferry Hideaway. I don’t think we have ever had a more relaxing vacation. Thank you for your inspirational vision of what a ‘hideaway’ should be. We will recommend it to others seeking a peaceful retreat.

Thank you for sharing this great place with us! What a beautiful and awesome expression of God’s creation we’ve experienced in this setting. We had a wonderful time ‘getting away’ – only wish we’d have set aside more time to stay. We’ll be smarter next time!

Thank you again for your hospitality. Some folks use massage therapists, some do yoga, for real relaxation we think the cabin cannot be beat! We will be counting the time til we can come again and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind even if it is just a day!

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