Cedar River Ranch

As proud Iowans, we know how beautiful and sometimes underappreciated the landscape of Iowa can be. With rolling hills, lush forest trails, and breathtaking views of the Cedar River, we believe that Cedar River Ranch encompasses all of the qualities we love about SE Iowa. Cedar River Ranch is the perfect spot for a country-chic wedding, a family reunion, a guys trip or a girls weekend to reconnect with old friends, or just somewhere to steal away for a weekend cabin trip with your family.

With 53 acres of timber and trails along the Cedar River, our cabins are perfect for the outdoor explorer. Plus, with volleyball and basketball courts, tetherball, horseshoes, and a playground, there are plenty of activities for all ages. Roast marshmallows around the fire pit and during the summer season take in an outdoor movie or one of our other seasonal events!


The ranch hosts 5 family loft cabins that hold up to 8 guests, and 4 smaller cabins with room for up to 6 guests each. These 9 cabins have full bathrooms, an open floor plan with beds, a living and dining area, and a kitchenette. OR, book our cozy chalet tucked back in the timber. The chalet can hold up to 4 guests and includes an open floor plan with bed, full kitchen, living/dining area, and bathroom. These cabins and the chalet all include heating & air conditioning for your comfort, plus picnic tables, grills, and access to the fire pit.


Cedar River Ranch is owned & operated by Freda & Jim Sojka, along with their family. Local Iowans will know Freda as the creator of Bug Soother. Freda & Jim sold their company to fellow Iowans EcoLips in the early spring of 2021 to open Cedar River Ranch. Plus, fulfilling a lifelong dream of Freda's, the family is opening a transitional sober living community for women in SE Iowa, called Cedar River Haven, as well as Haven's Hope Thrift Store, which will help to support the women in recovery.