The Uhlenhopp Arboretum Cabin is located at 2706 E 146th St. N in Grinnell and open for reservations year-round.


  • Sunday-Saturday | $150/night
    minimum of two (2) nights 
  • Holiday Weekends | $150/night
    minimum of three (3) nights on holiday weekends

Reservations can be made by phone (641) 792-9780 or by email. Payment must be made at the time of reservation with cash, check, and credit card payments accepted. Credit card payments are subject to a small service fee and can be made in the office or via phone.

Cabin Rental Policy Packet

Cabin Rental Agreement

Cabin Amenities

  • Full kitchen with limited pots/pans, cooking utensils, table service, coffee pot.
  • Kitchen and hand towels provided.
  • Limited cleaning supplies.
  • Parking for two cars. Trailers and RVs are NOT allowed.
  • (1) Queen-sized bed.
  • (1) Queen-sized hideaway bed.
  • Full Bath
  • Heating and air conditioning

What to Bring

  • Bedding, towels, and additional linens as desired.
  • Toiletries
  • Food
  • Firewood
  • Books, games, and an imagination for indoor fun during rainy weather. We do not provide Wi-Fi in the cabin. We encourage you to unplug and enjoy this time with your family and friends by exploring the park.

Check-in and Access

Check-in time is after 3:00 p.m. on the day of arrival, with check-out by 11:00 a.m. on the day of departure. The cabin's front door will be programmed to accept the code assigned to you at the time of booking. Your email reservation confirmation will include this number for your convenience. Please bring your number with you as we will not have staff available at the cabin for check-in. 

Additional Notes

  • Up to 5 people can stay in the cabin.
  • Cabin rentals can be made for up to 7 days.
  • No keg beer or hard liquor is allowed.
  • The cabin is non-smoking, and smoking is prohibited within 30 feet of all county buildings including shelters, cabins, and the surrounding deck area.
  • You may bring your own firewood for the firepit provided outside of the cabin. You may not cut trees at the park to utilize for firewood. Fire rings are provided for burning wood only, not trash.
  • No pets are allowed in the cabin. 


About Elliot Uhlenhopp

Elliot Uhlenhopp’s wish was that his 250-acre arboretum be gifted to Jasper County Conservation. He reminded others, “The world needs more trees; plant as many as you can,” and this is just what he did! JCC accepted his generous donation and has worked to create a natural area full of trails winding through prairie, timber, wetlands, and 7 ponds, each named for a day of the week. He also built the beautiful cabin that is now available for rental as a place to come out and be one with nature.

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