"Our family has lived on this land where the lodge is built since 1885."
"Our Grandsons are the seventh generation of our family on this land... Forty-three 43 years ago, we bought the farm and raised livestock, crops, and boys. The lodge became an idea in 2004 and the building began. Our family had started a sawmill, so we're able to cut, mill, and dry the timbers from our farm for the timber-framed basement. From there, the log home was assembled. As we put the finishing touches on the lodge, we felt we had a special place to share," says Daniel Huck.
Take a drive out to Mink Creek and relish in the natural beauty of a foggy morning, owl and frog sounds of the evening, a trout stocked Mink Creek, and dark starry skies. Those dark skies are a perfect backdrop for campfire stories and family memories in the making. One guest recently told the owners-- "You live in paradise!" An apt description of this tucked away Northeast Iowa destination. While there is plenty to experience among Mink Creek Lodge's sprawling 200 acres, they're also close to larger rivers for canoeing and kayaking. The area is just teeming with fishing opportunities.
While Mink Creek Lodge is a young business, uniting generations is central to their mission. "With our ramp and wheelchair accessible doors, we also hope families can bring their elderly family members to share a weekend in a lodge large enough to be home for a few days." The Huck family, in fact, is all about family connection. "The Mink Creek Lodge has been dreamed up, built, and trails have been groomed, by our family. Our three sons built the lodge. Two have moved on to careers in the National Parks, while our third son, his wife and their three sons live on the farm and we operate the lodge together." The Hucks strive to be productive while pursuing joy every day.
The Hucks strive to be productive while pursuing joy every day. And you're sure to share in that joy and spirit of Northeast Iowa connection when you visit Mink Creek Lodge.