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.

We serve:

  • 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.


Free Wi-Fi High Speed Internet
Outdoor heated pool
Complementary continental breakfast
Smoking and non-smoking rooms
Door parking
Washer, dryer, iron, and iron board available for guests
Coffeemaker, hair dryer, refrigerator, and microwave in most rooms
Rooms available with 1 queen, 1 double, or 2 double beds


Hartwood Inn
1312 Gilbert St
Charles City, IA


local: 641-228-4352

Franchise Comfort, Non Franchise Rate

©2008 Hartwood Inn
Website by: Allen Murray Design