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Loess Hills Lodge




Hitchcock Nature Center's Loess Hills Lodge is an excellent place to begin your journey of the Loess Hills landform. The exhibit gallery invites visitors to

  • Disocver how the Loess Hills were formed and identify common prairie plant species found on the preserve.
  • Take a 3D tour of the entire 1,003 acre preserve in our mini-theatre and learn about the fascinating tools used at Hitchcock to preserve the native prairie ecosystem.
  • Simulate raptor wing motions as you move through aerial centers, identify raptors in flight, and listen to their unique calls.
  • Learn more about the 20 migrating raptor species spotted at Hitchcock during the fall.
  • Explore Curiosity Cove, a hands-on learning area for children of all ages. Enjoy the tracks pin board or find antlers, leaves, insects and more at the discovery amoeba table.
  • Purchase unique nature gifts in our gift shop. Perfect for the nature lover on your list!

Loess Hills Lodge Rentals
The beautiful Loess Hill Lodge has two rooms available for your next meeting or family gathering.   The Goldfinch Room has a maximum occupancy of 50 people. The Bluestem Room has a maximum occupancy of 70 people.

Weekday Rental: 
Tuesday-Thursday & Friday before 3:00 p.m.
One Room (Bluestem Room or Goldfinch Room):
$275 for a full day (9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
$150 for a half day (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. OR 3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.)
$50/hour
Both Rooms (Bluestem Room and Goldfinch Room)
$325 for a full day (9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
$200 for a half day (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. OR 3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.)
$65/hour

Weekend Rental
Friday after 3:00 p.m. & Saturday and Sunday
One Room (Bluestem Room or Goldfinch Room):
$325 for a full day (9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Only)
$200 for a half day (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. OR 3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.)
$200 for a half day (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Sunday Only)
$65/hour
Both Rooms (Bluestem Room and Goldfinch Room)
$450 for a full day (9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Only)
$250 for a half day (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. OR 3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.)
$250 for a half day (1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday Only)
$75/hour

Rental Discount
A discount of $50.00 off the rental fee is available to any group willing to completely set up and tear down their rental. This includes moving all tables and chairs- starting with an "empty" room and returning it to this state. Standard rental hours still apply. Discounts do not apply to hourly rentals or rentals of less than half-day.
 
For more information or to make a reservation for the Loess Hills Lodge, please contact Kate Simmons at 712-545-3283 x5830 or via email at katherine.simmons@pottcounty.com



Location

The Loess Hills Lodge is located at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, IA in southwest Iowa.

Loess Hills Lodge Contact Information
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
(712) 545-3283

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Amenities

The lodge will open for restroom use from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Restroom

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Loess Hills Lodge Exhibit Gallery Hours

March - November
Tuesday- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

December - February
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Closures

Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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