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Darling Cabin

2543 Glass Road
Marble Rock, IA 50468

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The Darling Cabin is a modern twist on camping. 

The cabin is named after Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling, a conservation cartoonist that was published in the Des Moines Register and the New York Herald tribune.  He initiated the Federal Duck Stamp program and designed the first stamp.  Despite his inexperience, he was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as head of the U.S. Biological Survey, forerunner of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  In 1924 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.

Tour of the Darling Cabin

Looking for an activity while staying at the Tosanak Recreation Area? Fat tire bikes, XC skis and Snowshoes are available. Contact Floyd County Conservation 641-756-3490 for more information.


Located within the Tosanak Recreation Area close to playgrounds and open area space.


This is cabin contains:

  • Kitchenette: microwave, refrigerator, & stove 
  • Bedroom with full size bed
  • Living area with hide-a-bed couch, recliner & dining table with benches
  • Modern bathroom with tub/shower
  • Heating & ceiling fans
  • Vehicle parking nearby
  • Nearby playground

Supplies provided:

  • Toilet tissue & paper towels
  • Broom, dust pan & Swiffer wet mop
  • Dish washing detergent
  • Cooking utensils, pot holders & pots/pans
  • Dishes, bowls, glasses/cups & silverware

Renter will need to bring:

  • Complete bedding with pillow, sheets, blankets and/or sleeping bags
  • Food & Beverage supplies
  • All bath linens and toiletries
  • Lawn chairs (if desired)
Cooking / eating utensils
Fire ring
Handicap Accessible
On-site resident host
Pets prohibited
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Refuse cans
Shower facilities
Table with chairs


$75 per night 2 night minimum stay and 3 night for Holidays

A damage deposit of $100 is due two weeks prior to your stay. 

The deposit must be mailed to: Floyd County Conservation, P.O. Box 495, Rockford, Iowa 50468.  

Check in time: 3:00 pm Check out time: 12:00 pm

Hours of Operation & Seasons

The Darling Cabin may be reserved year round.

Reservations may be made up to two years in advance of the date.  Check-in time may be any time after 3 p.m. on the day of arrival, and checkout time is prior to 12 p.m. on the day of the departure.


Cabin cannot be used without an advanced reservation and payment of the required fees.