Honey Creek Resort

Honey Creek Resort Honey Creek Resort is located in Southern Iowa on Rathbun Lake. It is a beautiful resort with much to offer! Become a fan to stay up to date with all the new events and information on Honey Creek Resort.
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At Honey Creek Resort we are focused on creating a great guest experience, and the health and safety of our employees and guests is our highest priority. We are taking appropriate actions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus based on the guidance of the CDC. After careful consideration with Iowa State Parks and public health officials, Honey Creek Resort's lodging, waterpark, activities building, golf course, and restaurant will be closing completely beginning Sunday, March 22, and re-opening Thursday, May 14, in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. If you have a reservation booked between now and May 14, and would like to change your reservation to another date or discuss other plans to visit with us at Honey Creek Resort, please call us at 866-797-5308 or re-book online. If you are not able to change your reservation to an alternate date, your reservation will be automatically canceled and your deposit refunded. We hope this temporary closure supports the national and global effort and look forward to seeing you at our property at a more opportune time this year. Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe. Honey Creek Resort is situated on 850 acres of pristine wilderness in southern Iowa on the shores of Lake Rathbun. The resort features a lodge with 105 beautifully appointed guest rooms. Our grand lobby welcomes you with a 60 foot high, two sided fireplace with Frank Loyd Wright inspired architecture. The artwork throughout the property is inspired by Iowa wildlife and it’s native prairie. The resort also showcases other state parks throughout Iowa.

Ah, memories from the summer of 2017. Can't wait to get back on the lake! Share your memories with us in the comments be...
04/29/2020

Ah, memories from the summer of 2017. Can't wait to get back on the lake! Share your memories with us in the comments below!

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.#MuirMonday #InThisTogether #myhoneycreekJHD Photography
04/27/2020

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
#MuirMonday #InThisTogether #myhoneycreek
JHD Photography

"He who plants a tree plants hope"- Lucy Larcom#arborday #myhoneycreek
04/24/2020

"He who plants a tree plants hope"- Lucy Larcom
#arborday #myhoneycreek

"The environment is where we all meet, were we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. It is no...
04/22/2020

"The environment is where we all meet, were we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become".- Lady Bird Johnson
Happy #earthday! #myhoneycreek

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.#MuirMonday #NationalParkWeek #myhoneycreek
04/20/2020

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
#MuirMonday #NationalParkWeek #myhoneycreek

Gilda had her goslings!!!! They are hard to see in the photo, but they arrived sometime yesterday. We had 2 correct gues...
04/20/2020

Gilda had her goslings!!!! They are hard to see in the photo, but they arrived sometime yesterday. We had 2 correct guessers that we randomly selected a winner from and that person is......

Reta Louise Sandner Long!!! Congratulations on winning a 2 night stay at Honey Creek! Please PM us your contact information and we will get that certificate to you. Thanks to everyone for playing along!
#myhoneycreek

Did you know? Honey Creek Resort is not only LEED certified, but has also been recognized by Green Key Global with a "4 ...
04/17/2020

Did you know? Honey Creek Resort is not only LEED certified, but has also been recognized by Green Key Global with a "4 Green Keys" Eco-rating for our environmental management and corporate social responsibility accomplishments?
#funfactfriday #nationalparks #myhoneycreek

Throwback Thursday.Dear Past, Thank you for all your lessons.Dear Future, We are ready.#memories #throwbackthursday #myh...
04/16/2020

Throwback Thursday.
Dear Past, Thank you for all your lessons.
Dear Future, We are ready.
#memories #throwbackthursday #myhoneycreek

The power of imagination makes us infinite.#MuirMonday #mondaze #myhoneycreek
04/13/2020

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
#MuirMonday #mondaze #myhoneycreek

Day 7: DOSM by a DOSM.In addition to the roaring of the mowers, other signs of Spring are starting to show at Honey Cree...
04/08/2020

Day 7: DOSM by a DOSM.

In addition to the roaring of the mowers, other signs of Spring are starting to show at Honey Creek!

I am thinking that is Gilda's husband, having some "me" time away from the nest....
#myhoneycreek

Day 6: DOSM by a DOSMContest alert!We have been watching Gilda the Goose sitting on her eggs in the rain, snow and sunsh...
04/07/2020

Day 6: DOSM by a DOSM
Contest alert!

We have been watching Gilda the Goose sitting on her eggs in the rain, snow and sunshine.

When do you think her babies will be born? Comment below with the exact date and we will enter you in a contest for a FREE 2 night stay at Honey Creek!

Today is National Beer Day! This day recognizes the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Following water and...
04/07/2020

Today is National Beer Day! This day recognizes the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Following water and tea, it is the third most popular drink overall. What is your favorite kind of beer?

Day 5: Diary of a Shuttered Manager by a DOSM. Just another Manic Monday. The traffic this morning...WOW!#myhoneycreek
04/06/2020

Day 5: Diary of a Shuttered Manager by a DOSM.

Just another Manic Monday. The traffic this morning...WOW!
#myhoneycreek

Day 4: DOSM by a DOSMMower education & maintenance.Despite it being 38 degrees, mowing still continues (at least until w...
04/03/2020

Day 4: DOSM by a DOSM
Mower education & maintenance.

Despite it being 38 degrees, mowing still continues (at least until we couldn't feel out faces any more). Did you know that it takes 5 different mowers to mow a golf course? Learned that you blast them with air first and then hose off after using. Smart! Oh, and Josh is a saint.

Day 3: DOSM of a DOSM. What a gorgeous start to the day! Jeri was able to grab a picture of the goose who has been sitti...
04/02/2020

Day 3: DOSM of a DOSM.

What a gorgeous start to the day! Jeri was able to grab a picture of the goose who has been sitting on her nest for weeks now close to our entrance. This is what we love about Honey Creek!

What do you love about it? Share your pics with us!

Day 2: DOSM by a DOSM...Diary of a Shuttered Manager. Part of the new normal here is walking the property to check for c...
04/01/2020

Day 2: DOSM by a DOSM...Diary of a Shuttered Manager.

Part of the new normal here is walking the property to check for concerns....it is so quiet. Quiet makes you take notice of things you walk by every day. When the only sounds are the wind blowing off the lake, woodpeckers relentlessly pecking, and the crunch of your own footsteps in the grass or scuffing the carpet; you notice details. #teamhoneycreek #delawarenorthproud

Day 1: DOSM by a DOSM....Diary of a Shuttered Manager by a Director of Sales & Marketing.Today was learn how to mow day....
03/31/2020

Day 1: DOSM by a DOSM....Diary of a Shuttered Manager by a Director of Sales & Marketing.

Today was learn how to mow day. Wow. I have so much respect for our team that usually handles this! Special kudos to our Course Superintendent, Josh, who's patience was commendable teaching some old dogs new tricks. Oh- and he didn't even yell at me when my machine had an unfortunate mishap involving a bridge. :) #teamhoneycreek #delawarenorthproud

Honey Creek Resort
03/30/2020

Honey Creek Resort

Honey Creek Resort
03/30/2020

Honey Creek Resort

Hey Parents + Kids!Get your crayons or markers (or both) out and get ready for some FUN! We created a Kid’s Coloring and...
03/27/2020

Hey Parents + Kids!

Get your crayons or markers (or both) out and get ready for some FUN! We created a Kid’s Coloring and Activity Page just for you!

Once you complete the coloring page, share it and tag us! We want to see all the masterpieces✨

Link below to download the pages! ENJOY!
https://www.honeycreekresort.com/things-to-do/kids-activities

03/23/2020

Today is National Puppy Day and we want to give a big shoutout to all of the pups out there for being the best companions during this time! THANK YOU for being by our side, giving us support and snuggles, and continuing to show us love.

If you and your pup have visited us, find your favorite photo from your trip and upload it in the comments below! We want to see the cuteness!

🐶HAPPY NATIONAL PUPPY DAY🐶
#nationalpuppyday #honeycreekresort

At Honey Creek Resort we are focused on creating a great guest experience, and the health and safety of our employees an...
03/20/2020

At Honey Creek Resort we are focused on creating a great guest experience, and the health and safety of our employees and guests is our highest priority. We are taking appropriate actions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus based on the guidance of the CDC.

Honey Creek Resort's lodging, waterpark, activities building, golf course and restaurant will be closing completely from Sunday, March 22 through Wednesday, May 13. We will reopen Thursday, May 14.

If you have a reservation booked during affected closure dates and would like to change your reservation to another date or discuss other plans to visit, please call us at 866-797-5308 or re-book online. If you are not able to change your reservation to an alternate date, your reservation will be automatically canceled and your deposit refunded.

We hope this temporary closure supports the national and global effort and look forward to seeing you at our property at a more opportune time this year. Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.

Sincerely,

Honey Creek Resort Management

These specials will be available in our restaurant ALL DAY tomorrow!☘️🍻🍀
03/16/2020

These specials will be available in our restaurant ALL DAY tomorrow!
☘️🍻🍀

Our Saturday night dinner special at our restaurant is: Grilled Salmon with a soy ginger glaze. $23.99Don't forget about...
03/13/2020

Our Saturday night dinner special at our restaurant is:

Grilled Salmon with a soy ginger glaze. $23.99

Don't forget about our FISH FRY tonight:
5-9PM
$14.99
All you can eat fried fish, fries, coleslaw, and hushpuppies.

We hope to see you this weekend!

Your family’s new tradition: SPRING BREAK AT THE LAKE✨There is so much to do here and we offer what you need to make the...
03/10/2020

Your family’s new tradition: SPRING BREAK AT THE LAKE✨

There is so much to do here and we offer what you need to make the most of your Spring Break vacation: play in our indoor water park, tee off at our golf course, explore miles of walking trails, rent a bike and cruise on paved bike paths, and enjoy a great meal at our restaurant! There is something for everyone here!

REMINDER: To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Iowa State Parks System, we are offering a special Centennial nightly rate of $100 (plus tax)! This rate is available Sunday-Thursday nights all year long.

We offer a variety of room types in our lodge and cottages, and welcome dogs🐶

Treat your family to a Spring Break at the Lake! Call us at 866.797.5308 to book your stay or click the link below:
https://www.honeycreekresort.com/stay

Happy Friday! If you are looking for fun dinner plans this weekend, we have you covered!TONIGHT, join us for our FRIDAY ...
03/06/2020

Happy Friday! If you are looking for fun dinner plans this weekend, we have you covered!

TONIGHT, join us for our FRIDAY NIGHT ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY: 5-9PM, $14.99, fried fish, fries, coleslaw, and hush puppies.

SATURDAY, our dinner special is Blackened Mahi Mahi with fruit salsa for $23.99.

We hope to see you all this weekend☀️

Treat your family to a Spring Break vacation they will never forget at Honey Creek Resort!We offer on-site amenities the...
03/04/2020

Treat your family to a Spring Break vacation they will never forget at Honey Creek Resort!

We offer on-site amenities the whole family will love: indoor water park, on-site restaurant and bar, golf course, and so much more!

No matter what the temps are outside, it’s a tropical party at our Buccaneer Bay Indoor Water Park🏖

Book your Spring Break vacation today!!!!!
https://www.honeycreekresort.com/stay

The weekend forecast is calling for SUN and more SUN☀️Tonight, we have our FISH FRY from 5PM-9PM. Enjoy all-you-can-eat ...
02/28/2020

The weekend forecast is calling for SUN and more SUN☀️

Tonight, we have our FISH FRY from 5PM-9PM. Enjoy all-you-can-eat beer battered Pollock Fish. Each entree includes fries, coleslaw, and hush puppies // $14.99 // $3 domestic draft beers

Tomorrow, we have a Catfish Dinner Special from 5PM-9PM // $14.99

Tomorrow, our golf course, The Preserve on Rathbun Lake, is opening at 11AM! Call 641.724.1400 to reserve your tee time!

We hope you are able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Our golf course is opening this Saturday, February 29th at 11:00AM! The weekend forecast looks beautiful, so make your t...
02/27/2020

Our golf course is opening this Saturday, February 29th at 11:00AM!

The weekend forecast looks beautiful, so make your tee time today☀️

The moment you have been waiting for.....

WE ARE OPENING at 11:00AM THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH for the season!!

The weekend forecast looks beautiful, so make your tee time and join us for opening day!

Here are our rates (effective February 29-March 22):
*Weekdays (Monday-Thursday): $35 plus tax golf and cart
*Weekends (Friday-Sunday): $40 plus tax (golf and cart)
*Any day 18 hole replay: $20 plus tax (golf and cart)
**Make note: Beginning March 23 we will switch back to our posted off season rates.

Call us at 641.724.1400 to reserve your tee time!
For more information, click here:
https://www.honeycreekresort.com/golf?utm_source=silverpop&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=golf_course_opening&spMailingID=41889122&spUserID=MTAyMzk3MjU3MTQ1NwS2&spJobID=1702345734&spReportId=MTcwMjM0NTczNAS2

Spring is in the air, which means our GOLF COURSE IS OPENING SOON!Mark your calendars for MARCH 2ND! The Preserve on Rat...
02/21/2020

Spring is in the air, which means our GOLF COURSE IS OPENING SOON!

Mark your calendars for MARCH 2ND! The Preserve on Rathbun Lake will be open from 7:00AM-6:00PM (weather permitting).

Hours of Operation this year:
*March 2 - April 16
7:00 AM-6:00 PM (weather permitting)
*April 17 - September 13
6:30 AM- 8:30 PM (weather permitting)
*September 14 - October 31
7:00 AM-6:00 PM (weather permitting)

We look forward to seeing you all this 2020 season!
For more information, click here:
https://www.honeycreekresort.com/golf

Take in some great music under the stars this summer at our HONEY CREEK LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES✨As a part of the Iowa...
02/21/2020

Take in some great music under the stars this summer at our HONEY CREEK LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES✨

As a part of the Iowa State Park's Centennial Celebration, the eight-week outdoor concert series will take place at our resort every Thursday from 6PM-9PM, July 2 to August 20. It's free and family friendly!

Enjoy the best of Iowa musical acts, including nationally recognized artists in pop-rock, country, folk rock, blues and funk. The stage will be located on Honey Creek's Great Lawn, allowing for picturesque views of Rathbun Lake.

MUSIC SCHEDULE:
July 2 - Brazilian Twins
July 9 - Pirates, Guitars & Beachfront Bars
July 16 - Exit 185
July 23 - Trainwreck
July 30 - Keifer & Scotty Band
August 6 - Final Mix
August 13 - Casey Muessigmann
August 20 - Standing Hampton

Make a weekend of it and book your summer stay with us! Click the link below for all of the details on the Summer Concert Series and to book your stay! We hope to see you this summer☀️

https://www.honeycreekresort.com/things-to-do/honey-creek-live

Don't leave anyone behind on your next Honey Creek Resort vacation! We welcome pets in a limited number of our guest roo...
02/20/2020

Don't leave anyone behind on your next Honey Creek Resort vacation! We welcome pets in a limited number of our guest rooms, cottages, and RV campsites. Just mention you need a pet unit when making your reservation.

Happy National Love Your Pet Day❤️

For all the details on our pet friendly lodging, click here:
https://www.honeycreekresort.com/stay/pet-friendly

Address

12633 Resort Dr
Moravia, IA
52571

General information

Overlooking Rathbun Lake, this polished hotel and golf resort is 7.9 miles from Honey Creek State Park and 8.3 miles from downtown Moravia. Classic rooms and suites come with coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some have sitting and dining areas, while upgraded quarters add kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs. Private cottages come with up to 4 bedrooms, and add fireplaces and decks. Room service is available. In addition to an 18-hole golf course, resort amenities include an indoor waterpark with a lazy river, a relaxed restaurant serving traditional cuisine and Sunday brunch, and boat rentals. RV sites are available.

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Honey Creek Resort is situated on 850 acres of pristine wilderness in southern Iowa on the shores of Lake Rathbun. The resort features a lodge with 105 beautifully appointed guest rooms. Our grand lobby welcomes you with a 60 foot high, two sided fireplace with Frank Loyd Wright inspired architecture. The artwork throughout the property is inspired by Iowa wildlife and it’s native prairie. The resort also showcases other state parks throughout Iowa.

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Best place to stay in Iowa. Beautiful grounds. Beautiful structures. Wonderful staff. If you have'nt gone to at least look around, you're missing out.
We lost our blue and yellow Aqua Lilly pad (6x18) tonight on our way home from the resort. We believe it flew out of our pontoon. Went back and searched with no luck. If someone happened across it, we would sure appreciate a message.
Honey creek once again screw up on reservation had pontoon boat rented on Saturday July 13 from 2 to 7 went to get it said is was down for in the morning and said there was no more available for the afternoon!! Gave the lady my email but she never sent me anything only had my confirmation number!! Very sad family looking forward for a boat ride!! Guess I should of call them when I didn’t get email!!!
Restaurant/Dining: Our All You Can Eat Fish Fry experience Fri. 3-23: Family came to swim & eat dinner. Fish was so greasy it was unreal. I truly am not trying to be hateful, but we were shocked how bad it really was becase 2 yrs ago we went & it was ok. Our table of 5 spent almost $100 & I promise you the fish at Hardees or Burger King is superb in comparison. It tasted like the fish was re-dipped in grease/fried twice, but as busy as they were, I don't believe so. The papers in our baskets were soaked entirely with grease. They need to be draining & putting fish out on something to soak it up before placing it in baskets/serving it. We all ordered a second serving & it was just as soaked in grease. The service was the slowest service I have expeienced & was confusing. It took about an hour to get food when there were only a maximum of 10 tables. Had to get up & get k-up, get up to ask for drink refills & up twice to check on where our re-orders of fish were after another 40 min. We finally gave up & left. THE #1 REASON FOR THIS POST IS TO ASK THE RESORT TO PLEASE MAKE FOOD BETTER & TRAIN WAIT STAFF. We live close by & would love to come, but it was a horrible meal & a big waste of time (2hrs) for 2 pieces of fish, each. No way you could wait any longer. So it's not really all you can eat, unless you have over 2 hrs to spend. And I can't believe the money we all spent on such terrible quality food/service. They were not busy until later when the line got huge. If it took us 2 hrs, I can't imagine how long everyone else waited on food. Long John Silvers or Champs Chicken's fish is better quality for sure. So disappointed...ruined our evening with family that hardly ever gets to come visit us. A resort this size should have an amazing restaurant. The table next to us commented out loud that they'd been waiting for over 30 min for their drinks. This post may sound like an exaggeration, but even typing it the next morning, I'm still in awe of the experience. I have never done a review, but again I hope the resort will fix the problems & hire more help that are trained. #HoneyCreekResort
The beer pairing dinner last night was fabulous. Thanks for a fun evening, delicious food and great beer.
Will the kids day be cancelled due to the incoming winter storm?
Are there any nearby restaurants?
What do you have new years for kids or kid friendly
Looking at coming down over XGiving and was looking at Wed,Thur,fr night but no 3day deals or with BnB like in the past. Plus I am a USAF vet. Any deals left??
Going RV camping here soon...why are there no camping photos posted? Could find very little info on website for camping as well. A photo or diagram showing layout of campground would be nice to see. Keeping fingers crossed we aren't making a mistake.
Our group of 30 had a lovely weekend with lots of water and non-water activities. We enjoyed the amenities, including the restaurant, which would be improved by a new staff training. Marina, our server, deserves special mention for taking good care of us. Miniature golf would be a great addition! We hope to come back soon.
Honey Creek Resort did a great job for our family with the recent anniversary reunion. Jewell Martin did an amazing job of coordinating every detail of the banquet and we are very thankful. Highly recommend it!