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WELCOME TO TROUT RIVER LOG CABIN, A 19TH CENTURY NORWEGIAN-BUILT LOG HOUSE

Paul Cutting

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WELCOME TO TROUT RIVER LOG CABIN, A 19TH CENTURY NORWEGIAN-BUILT LOG HOUSE

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Elgin - Trout River Log Cabin

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 3 Sleeps

Perched on a bluff overlooking Trout River valley, just seven miles from downtown Decorah, our farm is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Driftless Region. The house is small and simple by today's standards, but we are sure it has everything to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Watch the sun set from the large porch with its breathtaking views of Trout River, and spend the evening stargazing under a pitch black sky.

Trout River meanders just down the hill from the cabin, and can be accessed by a five minute walk through the woods. We own over a half-mile of stream frontage. Its clear spring water makes for wonderful year-round trout fishing, or swimming and relaxing on a hot summer's day. Our farm makes for wonderful hiking, whether it be on the trails and deer tracks through the oak forest, along the meandering trout stream, or through our several fields of native prairie grasses. We recently won an award for our conservation practices, which include set-aside Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) native prairie lands around the stream and throughout the farm, bank stabilization, tree planting, and public fishing access. We own the only piece of private ground on Trout River that's open to public fishing. We're proud of that. Sorry, no hunting.

The state of Iowa owns 120 acres of public land just down the road available for fishing, hunting and hiking, too. And just a few miles beyond is the large and remote 1,000+ acre Coon Creek Wildlife Management Area. Come stay at one of the prettiest farms in all of the Driftless Region.

The cabin was built in the 1850s as a Norwegian-Lutheran parochial school. Built of old growth oak, walnut, and elm trees, the house feels rich and textured; the product of a different era. In 1898 it was disassembled, moved across a field, and rebuilt as a house by Norwegian immigrant Peter Losen. It remained lived in until the late 1970s and fell into disrepair. Beginning in 2007 we disassembled the house, moved it to its present site, and spent three years lovingly restoring it.

The cabin comfortably sleeps three, although more

can be accommodated by request. Upstairs is a

comfy, yet very firm queen size bed. Linens, blankets

and towels are provided. There is a pullout twin sized

bed that may accommodate a third person, but note the

pullout bed is in the same space as the queen bed.

On the main level you'll find a small yet totally

functional kitchen stocked with all the kitchen supplies you'll need, including olive oil, fair trade and organic coffee and teas. Also on the main level you'll find comfy arm chairs, a kitchen table, a bookshelf of interesting books, board games, photo albums of the historic cabin and information of the surrounding area.

The bathroom is on the main floor and the shower is upstairs. Both the bathroom and shower are stocked with natural and organic soaps, shampoo and conditioner. Towels and wash cloths are provided.

Your cell phone and cellular data work here, but sorry, no TV or wireless internet access.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Paul Cutting

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Our farm has been in the family for over thirty-five years. I (Paul Cutting) built the cabin back in 2007 and have since restored numerous other Norwegian-built 19th century log houses, including two others on the farm that are used as a woodworking workshop and an addition to our house. We have a small herd of completely grass fed Belted Galloway cattle and a flock of Katahdin sheep. We also have chickens and goats. In addition to the cabin rental and caring for our animals, I'm finishing a teacher certification program to be an industrial arts teacher.

Paul Cutting purchased this cabin in 2007

Our farm is beautiful. The farmstead (the cabin, barn, outbuildings, and our house) sit on the edge of a steeply cut bluff overlooking miles of Trout River valley. Northeast Iowa is simply gorgeous. The cabin was skillfully pieced together almost entirely with 19th century building materials. And it shows. The building feels warm, inviting and textured. We also have over three miles of hiking trails, and over 1/2 mile of Trout River flows right through the farm. And on top of that, it's only a ten minute drive to downtown Decorah.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

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Welcome To Trout River Log Cabin, A 19th Century Norwegian-Built Log House
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Welcome To Trout River Log Cabin, A 19th Century Norwegian-Built Log House
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  • 5 out of 5
I can't even begin to say how amazing this place is! My fiance-now husband and I stayed here during the week of our wedding. We're based in CA, but I'm originally from IA and I wanted my husband to get a taste of my home state, and this was perfect! The house is absolutely perfect, and it was the perfect place to get away from wedding stress. I wanted to stay forever. Crafted with love and lots of attention to detail, it was a design nut's dream. Also, the goats had just given birth, so we got to see the new guys! The walk to the river is absolutely gorgeous. I really, really couldn't recommend this place more. My favorite so far!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Rochester, MN
Nearest Train
55 Miles
La Crosse, WI
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Downtown Decorah
Nearest Ski
Nordic Skiing on the farm
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Decorah
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Downtown Decorah
Car: necessary

Decorah is home to many wonderful sights including Seed Savers Exchange, the Decorah Bald Eagles, Trout Run Trail, Oneota Community Food Coop, Hotel Winneshiek, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Porter House Museum, Luther College and a lively downtown.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cabin in Elgin, Iowa

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2 night minimum stay
$289
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$867
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Elgin in Iowa

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Ski-Out
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • basketball court
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