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Within walking distance to the trails, streams, river and downtown!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 sunroom, loft area (sleeps 6), 1 Bathroom - Located in Decorah

The cabin is located roughly 5 minutes from downtown Decorah. The private yard and minimally traveled road makes the cabin close enough to downtown to enjoy local shops, restaurants, trails and streams, yet just far enough away to have campfires, yard games and more. McCaffery's Dolce Vita restaurant is also located within walking distance to the home as well as the Trout Run Trail, Pulpit Rock Campground, Twin Springs Park and the Upper Iowa River.

The home features a large covered porch with lots of seating, a grill and ceiling fan. It is a great gathering place in the mornings and late evenings for many guests. Lots of cards games and cups of coffee are typically held in this area!

The main level of the home has two private bedrooms, each with a queen bed, dresser and nightstands. There is a large open kitchen and living-room on the main floor with all the space to entertain while cooking and enjoying each other's company. The private sunroom is a quiet space to read or watch a movie. It features a pull-out couch for extra guests. The large bathroom contains a clawfoot tub, washer/dryer and sauna!

The upper level of the cabin is an open loft concept, housing two queen beds, two twin beds and two dressers.

The roundhouse or earth-home concept in carried throughout the home with its refurbished materials and natural woods and stones, its definitely something to see! The home naturally stays cool in the hot summer days and warm/cozy during the winter months. The gas fireplace is definitely a crowd favorite, warming the large living-room and kitchen area with ease. A well-known artist and former Luther Professor, Doug Eckheart, occasionally visits his studio, located near the property. Be sure to say hello and ask for a tour!

Decorah and Northeast Iowa have much to offer. Some of the best trout fishing in the state of Iowa is just down the road. Turkey, deer, and the occasional pheasant are popular hunting attractions in the area. The Upper Iowa River is nearby and offers fishing for many species. During the summer months kayaking, canoeing, and tubing the Upper Iowa is incredible and we can nearly guarantee a bald eagle siting!!

Decorah attractions include the Porter House Museum, Luther College campus, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Steyer Opera House, Decorah's Fish Hatchery, Malanaphy Springs, and Decorah's Historic Architecture Tour. The newly completed 14 mile bike trail circumnavigates the entire community!

Check out the Fort Atkinson Preserve, Bily Clocks Museum, Seed Savers Exchange/Heritage Farm, the Winneshiek Wildberry Winery or the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Burr Oak, IA.

This cabin is non-smoking.

More Details

Owner
Stephanie Fromm
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Stephanie Fromm

Zach and Stephanie Fromm, both graduates of Decorah High School, loved growing up in this scenic part of Iowa. They've enjoyed kayaking, canoeing, fishing, biking, camping and hiking in the Decorah area – Their passion for the outdoors is pretty obvious when you set your eyes on this beautiful cabin, located just past Twin Springs Park.

After taking ownership of Twin Springs Lodge in late November, 2014, they were off and running with ideas on how they wanted to share their 'home away from home' and give families the opportunity to adventure, relax and enjoy Northeast Iowa's 'Driftless' Region.

Any and all feedback is welcome! Your opinions matter to us, and we'd love to hear how your stay was or how we can make it better!

Stephanie Fromm purchased this lodge in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

My boyfriend and I came up for a four day weekend and needed just a lovely night away. This place is amazing! We are considering moving to Decorah and this helped make our decision easier! Love the people here and the atmosphere. Thank you Stephanie for the last minute yes!
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Decorah

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Notes:
Spacious Livingroom with full kitchen and laundry onsite. Separate game studio. Indoor Sauna located in lodge, along with indoor fireplace. Large front yard, outdoor fire ring, and Dish T.V..

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

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Within walking distance to the trails, streams, river and downtown!
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 45 reviews
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Convenient quiet location

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our time together at the Twin Springs Lodge. It was comfortable for the six of us and we liked having a living room to hang out in the evenings. There is just one bathroom but everyone was respectful of their time and we made it work. We had easy access to Decorah where there is so much to see and do. Thank you for our stay! We would stay there again!

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming location, house and hosts

  • 4 of 5

Very functional and flexible for guests and visitors. Cool location and alternative to staying in town. Our son just graduated from Luther and I wish we'd have found it sooner. Very accommodating hosts. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was great with a beautiful surrounding!

  • 5 of 5

We had a short time in decorah for an event and this property was perfect! The surrounding landscape is gorgeous with the springs and hills. We had a large group of adults gathered and the space was perfect to hang out and enjoy everyone’s company. We will definitely look for this property again when we visit the area next time.

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our new favorite place!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy, plenty of room for everyone, comfortable beds, good communication, reliable. Really cool place!

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location, Close to trails, streams, the Upper Iowa and not too far from town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Decorah. This was a perfect location for us. The lodge is well kept, plenty of room and the owners are easy to do business with.

  • Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had such a wonderful time at your lodge! Thanks Stephanie and Zach!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property twice now and will stay again. We were a group of adults and kids and it worked out well. We had plenty of room for the three kids to enjoy play time and for the adults just to sit back and relax! This is a great location to stay at and the lodge is very clean and well maintained. I loved the peace and quiet while sitting outside on the front porch! The campfires were fun too!

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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Located near McCaffery's Dolce Vita!

Come stay at our rustic getaway in scenic Northeast Iowa, located less than one mile from Decorah's city limits. The lodge is fully furnished and is a perfect location to have family vacations, reunions or even private retreats. Located in the Twin Springs Valley, just on the outskirts of Decorah, Iowa, nestled among native trees, flowers & herb gardens. We are within walking distance of Twin Springs Park, nature trails and trout streams.

Decorah has plenty of activities and sights to take in like bike trails, Luther College, Vesterheim museum, Church's, shopping and restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Decorah

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nordic Fest
Jul 25 2018 - Jul 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$431
 
 
Nordic Fest
Jul 24 2019 - Jul 28 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$431
 
 
Nordic Fest
Jul 22 2020 - Jul 26 2020
3 night minimum stay
C$431
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$332
C$1,990
C$6,966
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$33.17
Refundable Damage Deposit C$331.73

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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