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Thomas Mitchell Cabin

GPS address: 4520 NE 108 St.
Ph: 515-967-4889
Mitchellville, IA, 50169

This modern 3-bedroom cabin (capacity 6) 10 minutes from Prairie Meadows, Outlet shopping, Adventureland Park and 20 minutes from Iowa State Fairgrounds, provides opportunities for visitors to enjoy Thomas Mitchell Park but want more comforts than camping allows. Gather with friends and families around the fire-pit, play yard games on surrounding large shaded lawn, hike nearby woods or explore via kayak provided with each cabin rental. Begin and end the day gazing over nearby pond on the small covered front porch or the large deck. When the weather outside is frightful, gather inside to enjoy games, puzzles or read by the gas fireplace.  Additional amenities include a full modern kitchen with dishes provided, comfortable beds, bathroom with ADA shower, modern household furnishings and outside BBQ grill.

Here is what people are saying about their stay: 

“As a family with 2 small children and a family member with disabilities, the cabin was so perfect. We were able to enjoy the park, pond and freedom of an accessible cabin. Thank you!”

“We very much enjoyed our stay at the Thomas Mitchell cabin. It was nice and peaceful and being so close to the pond was wonderful. We saw our fair share of wildlife… All in all it was a perfect relaxing trip. Thank you!”

 “We stayed here for my husband’s birthday. The setup of the cabin was perfect for our family… We caught lots of fish and had a great time hiking and kayaking. Thank you!!”

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, 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 view the photos on our website:  Thomas Mitchell cabin description


This cabin will be in close proximity to the many recreation opportunities including the Thomas Mitchell Pond, Camp Creek, trails, shelters, fishing piers, ball field and playground. 


Cabin sleeps 6

1. ADA accessible bedroom (14 ft. x 10 ft.) with 1 queen bed.

2. Bedroom (10 ft. x 12 ft.) with 1 queen bed.

3. Bedroom (14 ft. x 12 ft.) with 2 twin beds.

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

One modern bathroom with shower (ADA accessible).

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

Soap, shampoo, and other toiletries not provided.      


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

Food, condiments and dish detergent not provided.

Large ADA accessible deck with limited furniture overlooks shaded lawn.

Living/Dining Room with table seating for six and sofa.

Gas fireplace in living room.

Heating/air conditioning throughout.

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

Parking available for 4 vehicles in cabin drive. RVs, trailers and boats not allowed in parking. 

Wi-Fi is not available in the cabin area. No television is provided.

Canoe with paddling equipment is available to cabin renters at nearby pond.

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
Sewer Connection
Shower facilities
Table with chairs



$145/nt. (tax included); $115/nt. (tax included) during off season (October 16 - April 14)

2 night minimum; (Friday and Saturday night must be booked together); Maximum stay is 14 nights. Check-in is no earlier than 4 pm; Check-out by 11 am. 

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

Cabins are available for reservations year-round. Check-in time after 4:00 p.m., check-out by 11:00 a.m. Early arrivals and late departures are not permitted.  

Park Hours:

Summer 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Winter Sunrise to Sunset 

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


Open 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. 


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 are available for rent to accommodate such needs.