Relax along the beautiful Cedar River and Sherman Park area. Enjoy an evening walk along the river trail and across the historically registered suspension bridge. Admire the many ducks and geese that have made their year-round home in Charles City.
The Hartwood Inn is nestled among this quiet, picturesque setting and offers various outdoor sitting areas so you can enjoy the scenery. Also for play and relaxation, the Hartwood Inn has a heated outdoor pool.
The "Little Extras" at
the Hartwood Inn
Comfortable guest rooms include:
- Super comfortable Serta beds – the best available!
- Clock radios
- Night lights
- In room coffeemakers
- Remote TV with 32 channels including HBO
- Contemporary décor
- Data ports for computer access
Complementary Breakfast Bar
After finishing your fresh brewed cup of coffee from your guest room, join us in our breakfast room located next to the outdoor swimming pool area.
- English muffins
- Bagels and donuts
- Orange and apple juice
- Coffee and toast
- Cereals and fruit
About Charles City
Charles City borders the scenic Cedar River in Northern Iowa. Using the natural resources of its location, the city established its first industry - a saw mill - in 1851. Today Charles City is noted for agriculture-related industries. The 270-foot suspension bridge across the Cedar River was built in 1906. The city was the hometown of Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, the founder of the League of Women Voters.
In the early years of mechanized farm equipment production, the word "tractor" was coined locally by an advertising manger because his company manufactured traction motors. Tractors, built under the names Hart Parr, Oliver, and White, were manufactured in Charles City from the early 1900s until 1988.
Today Charles City is home to several production facilities, including Cambrex Charles City, Fort Dodge Animal Health, and Winnebago Industries.