The Oakwood Inn Okoboji

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Reconnect, relax & refresh in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes!
23131 Nature Center Road Spirit Lake, IA 51360
The Oakwood Inn Okoboji
Backyard view of verandas and patio
king room with whirlpool
Front of Inn with parking and iron gate with sign
do not disturb sign
Garden shed with pergola on path
waterfall and pond in gardens
The Den has a pool table, big screen tv, table
Dining room with breakfast table set
Waterfall and stream connecting 2 ponds
Cranberry and Hazelnut Friands

Imagine yourself enjoying a weekend of tranquil bliss at The Oakwood Inn, located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes Region in Spirit Lake, IA.

Our Bed and Breakfast Guests awaken to gorgeous morning views of the expansive gardens and oak savannah after a refreshing night’s rest. The delightful smells of breakfast, featuring heirloom recipes, and the Inn’s own coffee draw guests to the dining room where a three-course gourmet breakfast awaits.

Adventures abound for guests looking to explore the five interconnected lakes that make up Lake Okoboji. More than 2,000 miles of bike trails are interspersed between the lakes and five golf courses are less than 10 miles from The Oakwood Inn.

Guests enjoy the culture of northwestern Iowa at the various museums, the Nature Center, and the Pearson Lakes Performing Art Center. Antique stores and boutique shops provide hours of browsing and tours of local vineyards and craft breweries are just a short drive from our Okoboji Bed and Breakfast.

After a day of enjoying all Okoboji has to offer, come back to The Oakwood Inn and relax on your spacious veranda, walk-out patio, in The Den, or wander out to one of the many garden seating nooks. The peaceful sounds of the garden waterfall and stream are known to lull guests into complete relaxation.

The owners strive to provide an intimate and peaceful atmosphere as an adults-only inn. Your B&B room choice will offer a king or queen-size bed, private bathrooms, and a romantic fireplace. Additionally, you will experience a luxurious bed and Comphy linens, business-class Internet, large flat-screen TVs, and much more. Eight of the rooms feature a two-person whirlpool.

Reconnect with a loved one to celebrate a milestone, relax on a weekend getaway with friends, or refresh with an overnight reprieve during your trip.

Visiting The Oakwood Inn is like visiting long-lost relatives . . . you arrive as guests and leave as friends.


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Inn Amenities: Fitness Center, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Laundry Facility, Business Center, LGBT Friendly, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services,

Food & Wine

Breakfast is the best time of day at The Oakwood Inn . . . Served in a sun-lit dining room with 12-foot ceilings, a romantic fireplace, and spectacular views of the gardens, breakfast is a special affair!

Heavenly smells from the kitchen greet guests after they awaken from a restful night's sleep. The three-course gourmet breakfast features vintage family recipes and everything is homemade.

The innkeepers strive to exceed their guests’ expectations. You’ll notice it in every bite of the homemade goodness, the ever-changing breakfast menus each day, and the extensive brunch buffet offered most weekends. Many of the breakfast recipes have been adapted to meet special dietary needs. Bill and Bridget can accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, lactose-free, and egg-free requests with a 24-hour notice.

The Oakwood Inn provides Breakfast in a Box for those guests looking to start the day early. Corporate guests with morning meetings and travelers who leave at sunrise find this time-saving option convenient and enjoyable. With 24-hour notice, the Innkeepers will have a 3-course breakfast to go ready by the time you need to leave for the day.

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Restaurant on Premises: No

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian , Vegan , Gluten Free , Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables

Pub/Tavern on Premises: No

Alcohol Permits: Beer , Wine

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Snacks , Complimentary Early Coffee Tea

Rooms & Suites

Prepare to be pampered when you stay in one of The Oakwood Inn’s 11 spacious rooms. All accommodations include fireplaces, expansive verandas or patios, luxurious Comphy linens, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. Several rooms have whirlpools. All rooms have private bathrooms, large flat-screen TVs, and refrigerators. A coffee station on each floor is stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and hot cider – available 24 hours a day. Complimentary business-class Internet assists corporate travelers with keeping connected while on the road. A bottomless cookie jar in the lobby satisfies as a late-night snack!

Accommodations: Adjoining rooms/Suites

# of Rooms: 11

Beds: Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV

Safes: Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Laundry Facility, Refrigerator, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

Guest Services

The innkeepers provide concierge services and guests receive a "Best of Okoboji" activity, shopping and dining list to help them enjoy their time in the Iowa Great Lakes.

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Fitness Center, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Laundry Facility, Business Center, LGBT Friendly, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village


Pet-Friendly: Yes

Innkeeper's Pets: Inside

Smoking Policy: Smoke Free

Family Friendly: No

Weddings & Events

Celebrate your love nestled in the comfort of the burr oak tree savannah, which towers over a charming gazebo, lush gardens, and a calming brook. Enjoy an exquisite indoor dining room experience on the main floor, with the ambiance of a relaxing fire in the fireplace and enchanting music playing in the background. This distinctive setting offers an elegant and effortless experience. Multiple packages are available.

The Oakwood Inn is ideal for accommodating out-of-town guests and intimate weddings for up to 100 guests.

The Innkeepers are seasoned in high-end weddings and pay great attention to every detail. They ensure your wedding at The Oakwood Inn will be a truly unique and stunning celebration.

Wedding/Events Capacity: 50-99

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopment

Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Outdoor

Reception Seating: Up to 100 ppl

Banquet Seating: Up to 100 ppl

Max Capacity Outdoor: Up to 100 ppl

Business Travel & Events

The Oakwood Inn is a popular location for informal executive retreats, off-site staff meetings, or break-out sessions for companies. Whether it’s a one-day session or multiple day retreat, The Oakwood Inn has flexible and comfortable space to accomplish your agenda.

Bridget employs her 20-year experience as director of hotel meetings and special events to help plan your company’s getaway. Strategy meetings at The Oakwood Inn are made easy with the business-class Internet and the 60-inch flat-screen television in The Den on the garden level. The dining room provides additional space for break-out sessions and presentations.

The Innkeepers can reserve your team a round of golf on a local course or a pontoon rental for a relaxing afternoon on one of the five local lakes, all within a 10-minute drive from the inn. Flexible breakfast and lunch arrangements can be made to accommodate your schedule.

# of Meeting Rooms: 2

Meeting Types: Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 24 ppl

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