Guests awaken to gorgeous morning views of the expansive gardens and oak savannah after a refreshing night’s rest. The delightful smells of breakfast draw guests to the dining room where a gourmet breakfast awaits. The adults-only inn offers a king or queen-size bed, private bathrooms, and a romantic fireplace. 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. Guests will enjoy a variety of amazing treats during their stay, such as our famous homemade granola.
Things We Love
Our property boasts an estate feel with expansive gardens
Guests enjoy homemade gourmet breakfasts with all special dietary concerns addressed
Our guests are treated to bottomless chocolate chip cookies
At A Glance
- Complimentary WiFi
- Pet-Friendly Rooms Available
- Adult Only
- Fireplaces in All Guestrooms
- Jetted Tubs - Some Rooms
- Full House Rental Available
- Weddings & Events Available
- Gardens & Natural Wonders
- Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
In The Know
Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...
- Early Risers Enjoy Birding on the Green at Brooks Golf Course
- Take a Trip on the Queen II Steamship on West Lake Okoboji
- Enjoy a Round of Miniature Golf on a Real Grass Course at Indian Hills
- Revisit Vintage Funhouse Games at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park Museum
- Take in a Free Concert at Preservation Plaza
- Stroll along the Promonade in Arnolds Park
See & Do
Visit Okoboji Classic Car Museum, the ultimate destination for classic car enthusiasts, gear heads, art collectors and families looking for a unique experience
Enjoy the glacier-carved lakes in the Okoboji, perfect for fishing, kayaking and more
Visit Pearson Lakes Art Center for six galleries, performing arts theatre, interactive gallery and more
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.
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 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
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: Small Town/Village
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, Elopement
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