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Jester Cabin 4

12130 NW 128th Street
Ph: 515-323-5300
Granger, IA, 50109

Cabin 4 (Pine) is a modern one-bedroom cabin nestled in the trees of Lewis A. Jester Park and located across from Discovery Pond.  This is one of the four modern cabins surrounding the communal fire ring.  Stay, unplug and reconnect with family and friends. We do not provide Wi-Fi or television to distract you from the nature, which surrounds the cabin allowing you to hike, fish, bird watch, hunt, or just sit and enjoy the scenery surrounding the cabin. Reserve these cabins for those winter retreats of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or sitting by the gas fireplace with a good book.

Cabin reservations are to be made online. Prior to booking, please review the Facility Contract, which includes cancellation, and refund/change restrictions as well as restrictions regarding youth groups, pet, alcohol etc. The amenities offered, items provided and supplies needed for each cabin are located in the Amenities section below.

The public is asked to respect the privacy of cabin renters. Please do not disturb renters with requests to view interior of cabins and surrounding area, instead click here to view a slideshow of cabin features: Jester Park Cabin slideshow.


12130 NW 128th St., Granger, Iowa 50109

The cabin area is located next to Shelter #5 and across from Discovery Pond.   

A map of the park can be found on our Polk County Conservation website: www.leadingyououtdoors.org 


Cabin sleeps 6

ADA accessible main level (24 ft. x 24 ft.) with 1 queen bedroom.

Furnished basement (not ADA accessible) with 1 queen futon and 2 twin beds.

Bedding provided however, no change of linens will be provided during your stay.

Two modern bathrooms with shower (ADA accessible bathroom on main level).

Toilet tissue and towels provided.  No change of towels during your stay. Please plan accordingly.

Soap, shampoo, and other toiletries not provided.      

Kitchen (modern ADA accessible)

Full refrigerator, electric stove/oven, above-range microwave, coffee maker, toaster, limited pots, pans and cooking utensils, and dining table with table service for 6.

Food, condiments and dish detergent not provided.

Large deck with limited deck furniture overlooks woodland.

Gas fireplace in living room.

Heating/air conditioning throughout.

Outside lower level has picnic table, small ADA fire ring and grill at each cabin. Limited firewood provided. Additional firewood is available for purchase at for a small fee at campground fee booth during posted times.  

Communal fire ring in center of the four cabins for use by all who rent cabins.

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

Wi-Fi is not available in the cabin area. Open Wi-Fi can be found at the Campground Fee Booth and the Jester Park Golf Course Clubhouse.

Toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc. are not provided).
Food, dish soap, charcoal for grill, games, folding chairs, personal items, flashlights, extra towels and bedding, etc. as needed. Candles NOT allowed.
Carry in/carry out refuse
Cooking / eating utensils
Fire ring
Firewood available
Handicap Accessible
Pets prohibited
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Refuse cans
Shower facilities
Table with chairs



$145/nt; $115/nt. (tax included) off season; 2 night minimum; (Friday and Saturday night must be booked together); Maximum stay is 14 nights. 

Cabin rentals must have an advanced reservation. All fees paid in full at time of booking. Reservations are be made online at least fourteen days ahead and may be made up to two years in advance. For reservations within fourteen days of stay, please contact our office.

AGREEMENT ACCEPTED AT TIME OF BOOKING contains renter responsibilities, cancellation and refund restrictions, and park conduct information. Renter will be responsible for damages beyond normal wear. Renter must be at least 18 years of age and present at the facility for entire reservation period.

NO KEG BEER or LIQUOR allowed. If beer or wine is present at the facility, renter must be 21 years of age or older and present at the facility for the full term of the reservation.

BEFORE LEAVING, RENTER WILL NEED TO complete CHECK OUT form. Check out procedure includes, but not limited to, the following responsibilities:

Wash and put away dishes, pots, pans and utensils.

Wipe counters, sink, stove and refrigerator. Sweep floors.

Remove trash from cabin and place in nearby dumpster.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Park Hours:

  • Summer Hours (April 1 -October 31) | 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    • The north side of Easter Lake Park is open sunrise to sunset year-round.
    • Fort Des Moines Park is open 8 a.m. to sunset year-round.
  • Winter Hours (November 1 - March 31) | Sunrise to sunset

After hours: Park Ranger may stop vehicles and request name of the registered party and cabin number. 


Cabins may be reserved all year.

Using cabins for large group gatherings is prohibited. These include but are not limited to: family reunions, fundraising events, weddings, bachelor/bachelorette, graduation parties, etc. 



Pets NOT allowed inside cabins or the surrounding cabin area.

Tents and youth groups are NOT allowed in cabin area. Please use designated campgrounds only. Additional information: https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/things-to-do/camping/

Smoking NOT allowed inside cabin or on surrounding deck area.

Keg beer and liquor NOT allowed at cabins.

Cabin renters must accept FACILITY CONTRACT (Rental Contract 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.

Special Events NOT allowed in cabin area. Nearby shelters, amphitheater and lodge are available for rent to accommodate such needs.