Honey Creek Resort

12633 Resort Dr, Moravia, IA 52571

Delaware North manages the AAA Three Diamond-Rated Honey Creek Resort, owned by the State of Iowa, for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Under the terms of the 15-year contract, Delaware North will invest $1.5 million to enhance the resort, which was built in 2008 and is LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Buildings Council.

Honey Creek Resort is located on the shores of Iowa’s second largest lake, Lake Rathbun, 85 miles southeast of Des Moines. The resort features 105 guest rooms; 28 cottages with one, two or four bedrooms; and an RV park with 20 campsites.

Among the resort’s myriad amenities are an 18-hole championship links style golf course, a 42-slip marina, a two-story pirate-themed indoor waterpark and a full-service restaurant and bar with outdoor patios.


  • Food and Beverage

    • As a leader in food service management, we operate some of the busiest and most famous kitchens in the world. 

  • Lodging

    • Delaware North's hotel management experience extends from North America to Australia. From wilderness camps to luxury hotel suites and National Historic Landmarks — each require a specific set of skills. 

  • Special Events

    • From the iconic Plaza in New York City to the enormous Wembley Stadium in London, every event, fundraiser, wedding or celebration is different -- so we treat each one as if it were the only one. 

  • Venue Management

    • As a property owner and manager, Delaware North has a reputation for outstanding venue management for numerous clients.