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Uhlenhopp Cabin

The Uhlenhopp Arboretum Cabin is located in Grinnell and open for reservations year-round. Enjoy a relaxing weekend or weekday stay, wake up to the birds and watch the sunset while exploring all that Uhlenhopp Arboretum has to offer. 


Uhlenhopp Arboretum was gifted to Jasper County Conservation by Elliot Uhlenhopp, a former chemistry professor at Grinnell College. “The world needs more trees; plant as many as you can,” and that’s just what he did. He planted tens of thousands of trees all over his 250 acres and built 7 ponds, named for the days of the week. There are mowed trails for hiking, a picnic shelter, food forest and a beautiful cabin that is available to rent.


Uhlenhopp Arboretum Cabin is located 3 miles North of exit 179, off I-80. Follow T-38 North, then head East on Hwy 6 for 1 mile.


  • Full kitchen with limited pots/pans, cooking utensils, table service, coffee pot
  • Limited cleaning supplies
  • Parking for two cars. Trailers and RVs are NOT allowed
  • (1) Queen-sized bed
  • (1) Queen-sized hideaway bed
  • Full Bath
  • Heating and air conditioning

What to Bring:

  • Bedding, towels, hand towels and additional linens as desired
  • Toiletries
  • Food
  • Firewood
  • Books, games, and an imagination for indoor fun during rainy weather. We do not provide Wi-Fi in the cabin. We encourage you to unplug and enjoy this time with your family and friends by exploring the park.
Cooking / eating utensils
Fire ring
Pets prohibited
Shower facilities

Nearby Activities


$150/Night - Minimum 2 night stay.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Open Year Round

Holiday weekends require 3 night stay.


  Open Year Round