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6 miles from Manchester / Kitchens / Open year round, WiFi, warm and Comfy!

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Property type cabin


About the property

2 acres perched atop a hill on Lake Delhi, Manchester, IA. 4 cabins available.

The Lake is Back!!!!!! Come relax on our large beach area right on the river within a quick walk of the water for tubing, kayaking and canoeing. Or do a little fishing from the shores of the Maquoketa River! We have docks for 3 boats. Lake Delhi is perfect for boating, pontoons, jet skis and water skis. Our property is on the water!!!!

We have 4 cabins to choose from, please check with me on availability because the VRBO calendar doesn't accurately display all 4 cabins availability. So please give me a call to confirm dates for reservation. 319 329 7892

Perfect for reunions, multi and single families, business travel or just getting outside to enjoy nature.

Located at the upper end of Lake Delhi (approximately 6 miles from both Manchester & Delhi)

Quiet surroundings perfect for that weekend getaway

1.2 miles from Bailey's Ford Park and Nature Center

3 miles from Manchester Golf Club

** Sorry, no off-road vehicles allowed.

Open Year Round

4 Cabins Available

Upon its return, the lake is sutiable for boats, pontoons, jet skiis etc....

Trout Stream Fishing / Ice Fishing

Beach access to the river for Tubing, Kayaking and Canoeing


Snowmobile Trails


Ice Skating


Horseshoe Pits

Resort Amenities:

Docks for 3 boats

Riverfront common area

Patio furniture and fire pit

Charcoal Grills

Beach area with access to the river for tubing, kayaking & canoeing!

Firewood available

Picnic tables

Plenty of parking

**Sorry no pets allowed

We are a Ma and Pop operation, a partnership between two families and we are quick to admit we are not a fortune 500 hotel chain. We are not experts in hotel management and we are learning as we go!

Lakes End is a small resort with 4 Cabins on Lake Delhi in Manchester, IA.  It has been under the ownership of the Johannes and Lester families since 2013.  

Although clean, safe and outfitted with modern conveniences, at the end of the day, these are cabins. If you are used to around the clock service and access to the managers and staff at the drop of a hat like you might experience at a Hilton, this place may not be the right fit for you.  If you have a light bulb go out for example, you will probably have to wait until the next day for us to replace it.  That sort of thing...

Our tv reception can be spotty, there are bugs out here, sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate as we wish.  Too hot, too cold, rain etc. Most cell phone services work, despite being in a rural area.  We had a guest with AT&T as their carrier this summer who said they had issues.  

But If you enjoy the outdoors, sitting around a campfire with friends or family, getting wet playing in the water, if you welcome the feel of sand between your toes and like running in the grass as opposed to watching tv all day, or maybe you are just sick of oh man you are going to love it out here.................

we would love to have you stay.

We like to  give our guests a lot of freedom.

We offer this in exchange for the understanding and the expectation that our guests are responsible, capable and self reliant as we do not have a 24 hour staff or service. We try to be available after hours for emergencies but make no guarantees as we do not stay up all night.  We like to keep our working hours from 8 am to 7 pm when we can.

Thanks again for stopping by and for considering staying at our little piece of heaven, we hope to accommodate you someday soon!

-Lakes End Management

More Details

Scott Lester
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Scott Lester

Lakes End Cabin Resort has been owned and operated by the Johannes and Lester families since June of 2014.

Scott Lester purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Scott Lester chose Manchester

Clean, Private and quiet! We are the only cabin rental business on Lake Delhi, this unusually large property for the area is 2 acres with Lake access. We are far enough from town to feel like you are getting away but close enough if you need something.

4 cabins to choose from, perfect for a quick family get away or for renting multiple cabins to celebrate or vacation with friends and family.

What makes this cabin unique

For almost the same price of a hotel room in the surrounding areas and for sometimes less, you can enjoy the privacy of having your own cabin with a porch, kitchen, fire pit and grill. Staying with Lakes End is a great value compared to the local hotel chains.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Manchester

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing


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6 miles from Manchester / Kitchens / Open year round, WiFi, warm and Comfy!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Anchorage / Sitka, Alaska

Nice location

  • 5 of 5

Nice location. Pretty area in quiet setting.

  • Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words we appreciate the review and hope you someday find a way back to Iowa! Thanks for the business!
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Cozy Stay by the Lake

  • 5 of 5

A newly and tastefully updated cabin. The heat is from a wood burner looking stove, however it is gas. A perfect touch for this cozy cabin. Very clean. A great view of the lake. Easy to find. I recommend you give it a try.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, relaxing, lovely

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised: If you're looking for a clean, quiet, low-key place to spend some time chatting around the campfire, this is it. We arrived and the cabin was open with the key on the table. We ventured into town for dinner, then came back, built a campfire, and spent the rest of the night enjoying the conversation and the nature. The cabin was clean and comfortable for sleeping. We took a walk down to the lake in the morning. I wish we'd had time to spend multiple nights here!

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Great view, peaceful and quiet!

  • 3 of 5

The inside was well furnished and very cozy! It needed some cleaning and furniture needed to be replaced. Overall it was a good experience.

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Can you give me a little more information on what needed to be cleaned so I can take it up with our staff? Over the last two weekends in April we will be replacing the carpet, tile, repainting and some of the furniture in the cabins. Thanks for your business, hope you come back again some day. Have a great day! Scott 319 329 7892
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Relaxing long weekend.

  • 5 of 5

When we pulled up all the other cabins were outside having bonfires. I looked so peaceful & relaxing. We appreciated the cleanliness of of cozy weekend cabin. Everything was available to us and our weekend was perfect. We will be back with our kids.

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and for the time you took to write them so others could see. We really appreciate the business and it makes us happy to know that you will be back!!!! THANK YOU! Scott
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed out stay at the cabin. The owners are amazing and very welcoming. The cabin it self is very clean and comfortable. The surrounding are phenomenal. We are planning on returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cedar Rapids, IA
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Manchester, IA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 20
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Manchester, Ryan or Delhi, IA
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Dubuqe, Ia
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Manchester

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$12.63

The rates listed are for our 3 cabins that have kitchenettes. We do have a bunk house without a kitchenette that is $70 on week nights and $100 on weekends. Call us directly to book this cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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