Seasonal Events

Horse Creek Adventures is open year round. To help you plan your visit below is a list of special events and what is happening at the ranch each season.


Winter Events

Valentine’s Weekend Getaway

Whether you’re looking to celebrate the love of family and friends or you’re looking for a quiet, romantic getaway with your special someone, you’ll enjoy spending Valentine’s Day Weekend at HCA. 
If you want to bring the whole gang, you can book our entire lodge, Trailhead Station. For a more private stay for yourself and your special love, you’ll stay in one of several unique rooms at Country Diamond, our beautiful country house on the property.

Summer Events

Saturday Morning Story Telling.

This event begins in July and continues into early fall. Activities begin at 10 am, featuring a breakfast of fresh baked cinnamon rolls, muffins and more.

We have story telling and the chance for guests to explore after the program. You can look forward to hiking our trails, going birding, riding your horse or just soak up the sun.

Each Saturday will be different story tellers, chatting about Iowa and its many events that are apart of our national history, such as the orphan trains. We will also vary the program with music on some Saturdays.


Join us in July. Cost is $5 for adults, children 10-5 $3, younger children free.

Seeking volunteers:

We are looking for birders who would share their love of birds with others or if you have stories to share about SW Iowa, or share your musical talents.

If interested reach out to us today. 

Jack –
Lona – (712) 314-0648

What’s happening in Nature

Early spring flowers, May Apples, Showy Orchid, Redbud and Dogwood on display. 
It’s baby time- fawns, turkeys, birds are coming back, baby rabbits everywhere, calves in the neighbor’s pasture. 

Highlights of the Season

Look for mushrooms (morels) especially, if it is a wet spring. Fish are biting. The grass is still short, allowing hikers to traverse the whole 170 acres and perhaps find the headstone of a young girl that seems to appear only in the spring. Animals are more visible, best chance to see a bobcat. 

Summer Events; Chuck wagon breakfast

Introducing this year, Sunday Chuck Wagon Breakfast. Full breakfast fixed the way the cowboys did it -cast iron. Bacon, Sausage, eggs, cobblers and more. Nothing like a cup of coffee brewed on an open fire. First breakfast, July 18th continuing the third Sunday of each month though Fall. Payment required to make a reservation. 

Breakfast will be served from 9:30 to 11:30, all you can eat. Adults $18, children 10-5 $10, younger children, free.

Reservation required. After breakfast stay a while and soak up nature. Walk off all the food by enjoying our trials including a short tail that takes you to the top of the hills and provides some breathtaking views.

Saturday morning Story Telling continues the second Saturday of the month. 

What’s happening in Nature

The woods offer a shaded retreat. Stop and listen to the rustle of the trees, reminding you of the mountains. Feels like you are a million miles from nowhere. In reality Omaha is 1 hour away, and Kansas City only 2 hours.

Grassy fields are filled with flowers. Early morning visits from the animals, serenaded at night by the coyotes and the neighbor’s cows. Large variety of birds share the land with you and butterflies abound.

Highlights of the Season

Eating blackberries ripening all over the ranch. Thunderstorms that make your ‘Off the Grid” cabin feel so cozy.
Sitting around the campfire at night as it cools, star gazing, watching the lightening bugs.


What’s happening in Nature

Still the animals, still the fishing.
Deer are everywhere, rutting season is beginning.
Plants are showing their seed pods.
Look for the bittersweet.
The last few warm days.
Fall Colors. 
Monarch migrations.
Owl migrations.

Winter Events: Storytelling and Chuck Wagon programs closed until spring

Horse Creek Christmas Designs open for business late November through December 15.
Fresh wreaths and Christmas arrangements-outdoors and indoors.
Camping and cabins are open but you need winter gear.

What’s happening in Nature

Still animals especially deer, who come to Horse Creek to get away from hunting.
Check out the tracks in the snow.
Snow shoeing.
Sitting by a warm fire enjoying the pristine views of the ice and snow.


Fall Events: Turkey & Deer Hunting

You’ll enjoy exclusive hunting rights to 173 acres of private land in the Loess Hills including timber, valleys, large pond, creeks & pasture with plenty of cover, plus lodging and full breakfast. 

Call Today

We prefer to be contacted by phone at (712) 314-0648.