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Crescent Ridge Cabin at Hitchcock Nature Center


Please note: Crescent Ridge Cabin is located just east of Mt. Crescent Ski Area at 17034 Snowhill Lane Honey Creek, IA 51542. Pottawattamie County Conservation cannot guarantee that Mt. Crescent will be open at any time during the winter ski and snowboard season, especially early in the season. Please understand that we are unable to cancel reservations for this reason, but we will do our best to accommodate moving reservation dates, assuming other dates are available. Thank you!

Crescent Ridge Cabin at Hitchcock Nature Center
Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance.

Sleeps up to 13

Starting at $200.00
$200.00 between 5/1 and 11/30
$300.00 for other dates

Reserve Now

This homey, rustic cabin is the perfect place for your summer or ski season staycation at just a stone's throw from Mt. Crescent Ski Area within Hitchcock Nature Center. Tucked away in the heart of southwest Iowa's Loess Hills, it offers beautiful nature views and local hiking trails to be enjoyed year-round. Invite your friends to stay the weekend in this 3-bedroom home that sleeps up to 13 people. Includes 3 full bathrooms and a modern kitchen complete with major appliances.

Crescent Ridge Cabin also has a ski mudroom to store all of your gear (see the image gallery) and is located at the southern end of Hitchcock Nature Center near Mt. Crescent Ski Area, with 10 miles of hiking trails and a welcome center gallery.

  • 1 King
  • 1 Queen
  • 3 Twin + Full Bunk Beds


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Location Details

Hitchcock Nature Center is located in the heart of Iowa's Loess Hills and northwest of Crescent, IA. Crescent Ridge Cabin is southeast and within walking distance of Mt. Crescent Ski Area.


  • Must be 21 to reserve
  • Max of 6 vehicles
  • No smoking in cabin
  • RV and tents are prohibited at the cabins
  • Pets are not allowed in or around the cabin. Failure to abide by this regulation may result in a $200 fine and/or cleaning fee.
  • Renters are responsible for fully cleaning the cabin before check out.
  • No keg beer allowed
  • Non-registered guests must leave the area no later than 10:30 p.m

Cancellation Policy

Date Changes

All date changes must be made by calling Pottawattamie Conservation's Facilities Coordinator at 712-545-3283. Recognize that we must first administratively cancel your existing online reservation, and then create a second reservation for the new date. An Administrative Fee of $25 will be assessed to complete this transaction. Please consider this procedure prior to making your initial reservation.

Please note that date changes will not be allowed within two weeks of the scheduled reservation.

Cancellation Refunds

Please note that processing fees are non-refundable. ALL cancellations or requests for refunds cannot be done online and must be made by calling the Facilities Coordinator at 712-545-3283.

Cancellation refunds will be paid based on the following schedule:

  • 30 days or more notice.....................................100% refund
  • 29-15 days notice............................................50% refund
  • 14 days or less notice......................................No refund

Pottawattamie Conservation observes a NON-REFUNDABLE reservation policy for cancellations that occur within 14 days of the rental date with the following exceptions:

  • Accident, serious injury, or death of an immediate family member
  • Travel conditions where a substantial risk is required in order to travel such as a winter storm where a travel advisory has been issued
  • We are unable to provide your facility (or like facility) in operable condition for the date of your event


  • $300/night
  • A 4% nonrefundable processing fee is applied to all credit card reservations
  • Minimum of two consecutive nights rental on all weekends and three consecutive nights for holiday weekends including Memorial Day & Labor Day.
  • Maximum stay of 14 days
  • Cabin rental must be in the name of a person 21 years of age or older who will be present at the facility for the full term of the reservation
  • This overnight fee includes a 5% statewide Hotel/Motel Consumer's Use Tax imposed on the rental of recreational cabins

Interactive Map to Crescent Ridge Cabin at Hitchcock Nature Center

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