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What Are The Best Rental Amenities in Rathbun Lake, IA?

Rathbun Lake, IA Rental Amenities

There are in total of 14 rental amenities in Rathbun Lake, shown above with the property numbers. In Rathbun Lake, 27 rentals offer Heater, 26 rentals offer TV, 25 rentals offer Bed linens provided. So, if you need Heater during your vacation, use the Heater filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Pool, Fireplace.

Which Price Range Is Considered As A Good Deal in Rathbun Lake, IA Area?

Vacation Cabin & House Rental Price Information in Rathbun Lake, IA

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Rathbun Lake has the largest percentage (42.86%) of homes in $100 - $150 price range.
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What Are The Most Liked Rental Accommodations in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Best Accommodation Types in Rathbun Lake, IA
There are various types of homes in Rathbun Lake area. Depending on your group size, you can pick the one using filters accordingly. Cabin is the most popular accommodation type, and the largest homes can accommodate 87 people.The least popular accommodation in Rathbun Lake is Lodge rentals
How Many Rental Accommodations Are Pets Friendly in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Pets Allowed vs Not Allowed in Rathbun Lake, IA
31.03% of vacation homes in Rathbun Lake are pet friendly. Either you bring your loved pets on vacation or you have pet allergies, make sure to select the homes by applying the right filters.
What Are The Must-Visit Places in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Must Visit Places In Rathbun Lake, IA

Here we list the must-visit places in Rathbun Lake:

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Hidden Gems

Just a 10-minute drive from Rathbun Lake to Centerville brings visitors to one of the most unique hidden gems in the area, the Appanoose County Historical and Coal Mining Museum. The museum is located at 100 West Maple and visitors can learn more about the coal mining history in the area. The museum is located in a 1903 Georgian-styled former post office and exhibits offer a look back not only at the coal mining history, but also a large collection of quilts and textiles, an old dentist chair, military displays, and more.

Anyone who has an interest in the arts will want to visit Forbush ARTiques, one of the most creative locations in the area. Marlin and Jo O’Conner offer her unique artwork for sale along with handcrafted items from other local artists. The store is located in what was once known as Forbush when the White Breast Coal Mine was at its peak. In the early 1900s, the town offered a post office, hotel, store, and more than 60 homes. Although the buildings are now gone, the O’Conner’s offer their own collection of historical items on display in their beautifully restored home, studio, and store.

How to get around in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Transportations

The closest airport to Rathbun Lake, Iowa, is Kirksville Regional Airport which is 73 miles from the center of town. Des Moines International Airport is 85 miles from Rathbun Lake. Kirksville Regional Airport is designed for small to large corporate jets but does not provide service for large jumbo jets. Most visitors fly into Des Moines International Airport.

Once at Des Moines airport, the best way to travel to Rathbun Lake is by car. From the airport, take Fleur Drive until it becomes 85th Avenue, then merge onto IA-5 South toward Knoxville. Take Exit 72 toward Carlisle, then turn left on Highway 92/IA-92 East. Take Exit 60 toward Albia/Knoxville, then right onto Highway 5/IA-5. Follow Highway 5/IA-5 to Highway J18/Historic Hills Scenic Byway/IA-142 and turn right. Follow that road into Rathbun Lake.

What are the activities in Rathbun Lake, IA that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

Rathbun Lake has many activities that are designed with families in mind. Relaxing along the shores of the lake with a fishing pole or taking the family on a canoe trip is a great way to recharge. The Aquapark is especially fun for families with its many inflatable water rides. Many of the trails in the area are designed for bicycles as well as pedestrians, so it is not unusual to see families enjoying a ride. For guests staying at Honey Creek Resort, the Buccaneer Bay Indoor Waterpark is great for families. Families enjoy a two-story water slide, lazy river, and hot tub. There is also a restaurant and arcade to provide families with endless hours of fun.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Local Events & Festivals

In May, the Rathbun Lake Marina holds a Castaways Disability Fishing Event which is an event that allows disabled people to enjoy a day fishing on the lake.

Over the Independence Day holiday, there is usually a fireworks display in nearby Moravia. July and August are also when the RYC Regatta is normally held.

Live music events are planned throughout the summer months as well as a barbecue contest. Poker runs, lighted boat parades and themed dock parties are also regular events at the marina.

In June, the Centerville Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce holds the Wine & Finds fair. Visitors can sample Iowa wines and beers while enjoying live music, garage stomping, and more. There is normally a pie-eating contest, beer tent and more designed to raise funds for the Pancake Day Queen event.

Centerville also holds a Pancake Day event in September each year. The event began in 1949 as a way to thank the people of Centerville for their patronage of local businesses. The event includes a Kiddie Parade, Pancake Day Queen contest, the Big Parade, and many other events throughout the day. This event has been featured by TIME Magazine, The New York Times, and more. Throughout the day, free pancakes are provided in an effort to thank those who continue to patronize local businesses.

What are the must-visit places in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Must See Attractions

Honey Creek State Park is a must-see attraction in Rathbun Lake. The area offers a beautiful setting for picnics, camping, and hiking. There are even pine log camper cabins available for those who want the experience of camping with some modern conveniences. Honey Creek State Park is also a very popular location for those who enjoy water activities, such as sail boating, power boating, water skiers, fishing, and more. The lake has a large supply of crappie, walleye, and channel catfish. Hikers also enjoy the many miles of trails, especially the Woodland Interpretive Trail where visitors can learn about the Native Americans who inhabited the area.

The Rathbun Lake Aquapark is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is included with any stay at Honey Creek Resort, but tickets can be purchased by those who are not guests of the resort as well. Families can play on 16 different inflatable components in the 3,900-square-foot park. In 2017, a water trampoline was added to the park.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Trip Planning

Most of the activities in Rathbun Lake are designed to help visitors explore the great outdoors. If you will be in the area for one day, rent a canoe or kayak and explore the lake. If you are more adventurous, consider renting a jet ski, sailboat, or powerboat for part of the day. Hike the many trails around the lake or take in a game of golf at The Preserve.

If you are on a two or more-day trip to the Rathbun Lake area, take a ride to Centerville to visit the Coal Mining Museum. Spend some time at the Aquapark with the kids before checking out the fun artistic items for sale at Furbush ARTiques.

What are the nightlife spots in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Nightlife Spots

My Place Party Lounge, located at 301 West State Street in Centerville is family-owned and operated, offering a 45-foot bar. The lounge offers live entertainment, pool tables, jukebox, video games, basketball table, and shuffleboard as well.

North End Tap, located at 1908 Highway 5S in Lovilla, which is about a half-hour from Rathbun Lake. North End Tap is a local favorite, offering pub-style food including burgers and wings. They offer live music and fun events as well as pool tables.

Lucile’s and Louie’s also offer live entertainment as part of the nightlife in the Rathbun Lake area.

What are the travel peak seasons in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Peak Seasons

Average monthly temperatures in Rathbun Lake are:

  • January – Low of 17F (-8C); high of 30F (-1C)
  • February – Low of 19F (-7C); high of 33F (.5C)
  • March – Low of 34F (1C); high of 49F (9C)
  • April – Low of 42F (5C); high of 60F (15C)
  • May – Low of 53F (12C); high of 70F (21C)
  • June – Low of 63F (17C); high of 80F (27C)
  • July – Low of 66F (19C); high of 83F (28C)
  • August – Low of 63F (17C); high of 82F (27C)
  • September – Low of 56 F (13C); high of 76F (24C)
  • October – Low of 45F (7C); high of 62F (17C)
  • November – Low of 34F (1C); high of 49F (9C)
  • December – Low of 24F (-4C); high of 36F (2C)

The average humidity in the area ranges from 72 to 83 percent. Rathbun Lake has about 44 snow days per year with the majority of those days occurring in January and February. There are about 40 fog days per year with most occurring from May through August.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Rathbun Lake, IA?
Art & Culture Places

The Appanoose County Freedom Rock, located at 200-398 in 8 North 13th Street in Centerville is one of 99 planned. Currently, there are 95 completed. The Freedom Rock Tour is designed to honor veterans and provide unique artwork to each county.

The Wabash Combination Depot was built in 1903 and served the Wabash Railroad. In 1975, it was moved to the south side of the street and restored. It now houses railroad artifacts and a restored railroad car. It is located at 800 West North Street in Moravia.

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