IMG_0489 Hamilton County Conservation Board (HCCB) now has some of the most beautiful cabins available to rent in the north central Iowa region. They started this journey over four years ago and continue to make progress by adding more cabins. Hamilton County Conservation Board will be done building their sixth cabin this summer.

This cabin is at Briggs Woods Park by Webster City and has a different layout than its predecessors. This new cabin has a footprint of 25×36, with the loft being 18×46.  Whereas the Legacy and Lakeview cabins have a foot print of 25×32 and the loft is 16×30. Even just by looks the cabin seems much bigger.

The purpose behind the different floor plan with an open layout concept on the first floor is to serve as a place the community and others can hold gatherings, parties, and classes in (I think I know where our next work meeting is being held!). The cabin will still serve its purpose of sleeping 12-15 but with an open floor plan on the first floor the possibilities are endless.

IMG_0488This idea for the cabin started off with Hamilton County Consecration and Legacy Learning Boone River Valley coming together to write a grant to build this cabin not only for overnight rentals but a location that Legacy Learning can host classes. This also is a great opportunity for the community as there is no place like it around. This new cabin will also have access to table and chairs and a large TV that you can hook up your computer to for giving presentations.

Going through records, we that the cabins have been a staple for family outings. You can stay all year around making any gathering a breeze. The cabins are spacious, not to mention gorgeous, and a money saver as they are reasonably priced and with a full kitchen you can enjoy a good home cooked meal.

Prairie Rivers of Iowa’s connection in this is that our Log Product Program supplied the logs for all of the cabins and has helped in the process any way needed. In return Hamilton County has been a great asset to let others tour the cabins and talk about their experience of the process. Prairie Rivers of Iowa also has held a contract for the past couple years to help Hamilton County Conservation with the marketing of their cabins to let people become aware of their fantastic opportunity.

Mike Brandrup, President of Hamilton County Conservation Board talked to us about the marketing efforts held by Prairie Rivers of Iowa saying, “The success of the Hamilton County Conservation IMG_0483Board cabins can be directly attributed to the high quality marketing skills of Prairie Rivers of Iowa and Jessica Johnson, the Marketing coordinator of Prairie Rivers of Iowa.”

Hamilton County Conservation would love to have you come stay in Hamilton County as it is only 25 minutes from Ames so after football and basketball games it would be a great place to stay or even just a weekend getaway. You can learn more about the cabins at

They can’t wait to see you there!