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Pammel Park Yurt Cabin Hickory

1900 Pammel Park Road
Ph: 515-462-3536
Winterset, IA, 50273

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Yurt cabins are somewhat unique to Iowa parks and campgrounds, but have been widely used throughout the mountain west for many years as remote shelters provided for users on extensive hiking, biking & cross-country ski trails. The yurt cabins provide for a fun overnight alternative for families who don’t own a motor home or don’t like the hassle of tent camping. The yurts are fashioned from the nomadic Mongolian culture that often moved their “circular” huts from one region to another following food or warmer weather.

Two Yurt cabins are located adjacent to south camping loop in Pammel Park. These yurt-style cabins are managed as a “3-season” cabin that are open for public use from April through October and are available by advance reservation only. Book early for weekends & holidays. Week nights have better availability.


Two Yurt cabins are located adjacent to south camping loop in Pammel Park.


We provide:

  • 24 foot diameter yurt (very efficient use of 450 square foot living space) with sky-light/2 windows.
  • Sleeps 8 (2 sets of bunks, 1 futon and 1 sofa-sleeper).
  • Air Conditioning/Heated (insulated floor, walls & ceiling).
  • Electrical outlets, ceiling track lighting, desk lamp
  • Kitchenette; which includes an electric stove/range top, microwave, refrigerator and counter space.
  • Dining table and chairs (seats 6).
  • Attached elevated deck with a picnic table that seats 8, hooded BBQ grill, ground fire-ringOutdoor water hydrant & wash pit for rinsing dishes. 

Recommended items YOU provide:

  • Sleeping bags or bed linens
  • Pillows
  • Towels/blankets
  • Coffee maker/toaster
  • Dish soap, dish towels, dish cleaning pan, potholders
  • Table service, cooking pots & pans, utensils
  • Cutting board
  • Flash light & lantern for deck lighting (no liquid fuel lanterns allowed inside cabin)
  • Trash bags
  • Lawn chairs
  • Charcoal & lighter fluid
  • Camera 


No bathroom/shower facilities located inside cabin. Renters must use nearby campground bathroom/shower facility.

Tents are not permitted in the cabin area – tents may only be placed on designated camp sites in adjacent campgrounds.

Smoking is NOT allowed inside or outside cabins.

Pets are NOT allowed inside or outside of cabins (including parking area –no exceptions). 

Carry in/carry out refuse
Cooking / eating utensils
Dump station
Fire ring
Firewood available
On-site resident host
Pets prohibited
Picnic Table
Shower facilities
Table with chairs


$70.00 per night. Two night minimum reservations on the weekend.  All holiday weekends have at least a three night minimum.

Price includes Iowa State Sales Tax and Local Hotel/Motel Tax.

An additional $4 website processing fee will be applied to the transaction at the time of checkout.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

These yurt-style cabins are open for public use from April through October.

Yurt Check-In is 4:00 pm or after. Yurt Check-Out is at 12:00 noon.


Pammel Park Campground is closed for the winter season each year from November through March. Yurt cabins are not available when the campground is closed.


1) All Rules & Regulations of the Madison County Conservation Board are in effect. 

2) All laws of the State of Iowa are in effect.  

3) Special Events are not allowed in cabin area. Nearby shelters are available for rent to accommodate such needs.