Jester, Lewis A., Park

Cabins at Jester, Lewis A., Park

Four modern rental cabins have been constructed at Jester Park. Each cabin has a two-story walkout floor plan. One cabin has two bedrooms and sleeps 8 people. The three remaining cabins have one bedroom and sleep 6 people.

Amenities include a full kitchen, two modern 3/4 bathrooms with shower (one ground level, one in basement), charcoal grill, front porch, back deck overlooking the timber, and a communal fire pit.

The proposed cabin site was carefully selected for its beautiful woodland setting and close proximity to many recreational amenities and environmental education programming opportunities. The cabins are nestled in amongst a mature pine grove that is adjacent to Discovery Pond. This 2.8 acre pond is a popular fishing spot and public programming site. An accessible canoe/kayak access, fishing pier, and hiking trail around the pond provides safe and healthy outdoor activities for people of all ages and abilities. Within short walking distance, cabin users will stumble upon a secluded bird blind, elk and bison wildlife exhibit, and an innovative natural playscape.

There are also many exciting places to explore while hiking on the nature trails that connect to the cabins. Jester Park and the Saylorville Lake region is a goldmine for outdoor recreation. Premier camping, picnicking, boating, beach use, interpretive programming, hiking, cycling, golfing, and horseback riding are just a handful of the many opportunities that await cabin visitors.

Pictures of the facilities can be found at our website at leadingyououtdoors.org

Locations

Jester Park is located at 12130 NW 128th St., Granger, Iowa 50109. The cabin area is located next to Shelter #5 and across from Discovery Pond.

Features

Modern cabins, heating/air conditioning;  ADA accessible main level, furnished basement; basement is not ADA accessible.  Fireplace in living room. Modern ADA accessible kitchen with full refrigerator, electric stove/oven, above-range microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dining table with 6 chairs, limited pots, pans and cooking utensils, table service will be provided.

1 bedroom cabins: Sleeps 6; 1 queen bedroom ground level, queen futon in living room on ground level; twin bunk bed in basement which has separate private entrance; bedding is provided and one towel per person provided. 
2 bedroom cabin: Sleeps 8; 2 queen-sized beds, queen futon in living room on ground level; 1 twin bunk bed, basement has separate private entrance; bedding is provided and one towel per person provided. 
 

· 2 ADA accessible modern 3/4 bathrooms with shower, toilet tissue, and towels provided. (one ground level, one in basement) NO change of towels will be provided during your stay. Please plan accordingly.

· Large stone communal fire ring in center of the four cabins for use by all who rent cabins, limited firewood provided.

· Parking limited to 2 vehicles per cabin. RVs, trailers and boats are not allowed in parking.

Hours

Cabins are available for reservations year around.

Check-in time is between 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. or by prior arrangement; check-out by 11:00 a.m.

Park Hours:· Summer Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. (from daylight savings time in the spring until standard time in the fall).·
Winter Hours: Sunrise to Sunset (from standard time in the fall until daylight savings time in the spring).·

Upon entering area after park hours, vehicles may be stopped by ranger requesting their cabin number and name of the party that registered.

Closed

Cabins are available for reservations year around.
Restrictions
· The general public is requested to respect the privacy of cabin renters. Please do not disturb with requests to observe interior of cabins.
· Cabins may not be used without an advanced reservation and payment of fees.
· Youth groups and tents allowed in campgrounds only.
· Pets prohibited.
· Smoking is not allowed inside or on surrounding deck area.
· Keg beer and liquor are not allowed at cabins.
· Cabin renters must accept agreement at time of booking. Please read entire agreement PRIOR to booking cabin as it contains important information on renter responsibilities, cancellations, refunds and park conduct.


Fees

RENTAL REQUIREMENTS

2 consecutive night minimum; (Holidays require 3 nt. min); maximum stay is 14 nights. AGREEMENT MUST BE ACCEPTED AT TIME OF BOOKING which contains renter responsibilities, cancellation procedure, refund restrictions and park conduct information. Renter will be responsible for damages beyond normal wear.

· Reservations may be made up to TWO YEARS in advance.

· Rental must be in the name of a person who is 18 years of age or older who will be present at the facility for the full term of the reservation.

· If beer or wine is present at the facility, rental must be in the name of a person who is 21 years of age or older who will be present at the facility for the full term of the reservation. NO KEG BEER or LIQUOR allowed.

BEFORE LEAVING THE CABIN RENTER WILL NEED TO:

· COMPLETE CABIN CHECK OUT WHICH INCLUDES, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLEANING CABIN AND SURROUNDING AREA, WASH AND PUT AWAY DISHES, REMOVE TRASH AND RECYCLING FROM CABIN.