Clear Lake, Iowa – Our home away from home…


It is with great excitement that we introduce the South Shore Inn, Clear Lake, Iowa (formerly the Heartland Inn – Clear Lake).  The lake life has always been important to our family and Clear Lake has been our home away from home for many years. When the opportunity to buy the Heartland Inn came about, we were excited about the possibility of helping others to build memories on Clear Lake.


As the only hotel property sitting directly on the shores of the lake we can offer you a unique experience with amazing views of the water and fabulous sunsets right from your room.  Over time, we have grand visions of making the South Shore Inn a true recreational hotspot on Clear Lake (more to come on that….)

Whether you are in Iowa visiting family, here to catch a show at the legendary Surf Ballroom or just meeting up with the crew for a weekend of boating and fishing…we have everything you need to make your stay in Clear Lake comfortable and convenient. Over the next month, we will be giving each and every room a makeover, in an effort to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.  We welcome you to visit us soon and share in the experience of Clear Lake.

~ The Laabs Family