Okoboji is like the little sister of the Great Lakes that grew up and became quite the knockout resort town. Most people are more familiar with the area’s larger towns of Spirit Lake and Arnolds Park, but in the last few years the unassuming town of Okoboji has been giving these big guns a run for their money. Okoboji is not only steeped in centuries of great American history – evident in the city’s famed museums – but it’s nestled snugly within the stunning Great Lakes region.
Hotels in Okoboji
Okoboji’s tourism industry is on the rise and as the number of visitors to the city increases, so does the number of accommodations. There are many locally-run establishments in the vein of converted inn and bed-and-breakfasts which are a hit with families and couples on romantic getaways.
There is, however, a growing range of hotels and resorts in the area. Places like the Sleep Inn and the Ramada are but a few of the name-brand accommodations here, while the Super 8 Motel - Spirit Lake/Okoboji offers value for money.
Where to stay
Okoboji downtown is a friendly area that has managed to maintain a tricky balance between urban sprawl and natural beauty. The widest range of accommodations can be found here, from humble local guesthouses to larger luxury resorts like Abe's of Okoboji Hotel and Suites.
Spirit Lake is only 10 minutes’ drive from the center of Okoboji and is a great place to take a daytrip or even spend a few days. Those planning an overnight stay here will have no shortage of hotels to choose from, with options like the Super 8 Motel - Spirit Lake/Okoboji on offer.
The town of Arnolds Park is even closer to Okoboji than Sprit Lake and is just as appealing. The town is what many consider to be the core of the Great Lakes region and is home to several cultural and historic attractions. Whether you’re into adventure sports or simply want to tour the area’s museums and galleries, the town has it all. Accommodations in the heartbeat of the lakes area are top notch, with places like Arnolds Park Classic Cottages highly recommended.