*I received a complimentary Glamping Getaway from the Red Cedar Lodge to facilitate this review. All views and opinions shared are my own.*
Looking for a place to getaway with your family or your friends? Then look no further than the Red Cedar Lodge on the outside of Charles City, Iowa for a relaxing and peaceful glamping experience, open all year long.
From first driving into the Red Cedar Lodge to head to my glamping getaway at the Moonlight Bend Cabin (pictured above), one of three beautiful log-sided vacation cabin rentals available on the property, I was immediately greeted with hospitality from owners Tom & Lorraine Winterink. Tom and Lorraine built these cabins where Tom use to play and explore the outdoors as a child, situated along the Cedar River.
|The Cedar River in Charles City, Iowa|
Our first local stop was at the Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home. Carrie Chapman Catt was a leader in the woman's suffrage movement and founded the League of Women Voters upon ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. Cheryl Erb, President of the National 19th Amendment Society, gave us an inspiring tour of the welcome center and girlhood home. Inside the home there are display panels that not only share Carrie's story, but gives you a timeline of national and world events. I can't wait to bring my kids here later this year as they celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, seven days a week and admission is free.
|The Breaded Pork Tenderloin at the Pub on the Cedar|
|The Rustic Corner located in Downtown Charles City|
Check out their engraving machine for personalized gifts!
|Relaxing by the fireplace at the Red Cedar Lodge|
|Mary, Theresa and I making homemade ricotta cheese!|
|Kylie, Theresa, Mary, Katy, Michelle and myself posing for a picture|
with Kylie's drone at the Red Cedar Lodge