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A Rustic Getaway Located In The Twin Springs Valley

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday lodge in Decorah - Twin Springs Lodge

2 Bedroom, 1 sunroom, loft, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 12-15, Decorah

Twin Springs Lodge, located in the Twin Springs Valley, is a beautiful little spot located less than one mile from Decorah's city limits. This cozy, custom built home is something you won't want to miss. It features multiple different types of repurposed wood from throughout Northeast Iowa. The custom indoor hearth features stones from an old rural school in the area. The full size kitchen and spacious living room welcomes families and friends. Relax while sitting on the large, covered front patio and take in the beautiful surroundings of the Twin Springs Valley.

The cabin is stocked with all the necessary amenities including: Dish TV, DVD player, games, stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, kitchen supplies, utensils, pots, pans, deck furniture, and gas grill. Bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows) and towels are also provided. A picnic table and fire ring are located in the front yard (seasonal).

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.

Sleeping arrangements are as follows: queen in bedroom 1, queen in bedroom 2, two queens and two twins in loft, sofa bed in lower sunroom. Two full-sized air mattresses are available upon request.

This cabin is non-smoking.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Stephanie Fromm
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016
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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


based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

A Rustic Getaway Located In The Twin Springs Valley
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
Omaha, NE

Large rustic home in a beautiful wooded setting

  • 5 of 5

Seven women stayed in the lodge and found it ideal for lots of good conversation in the common areas inside and outside. There was good bed space for sleeping and all we needed in kitchen supplies for breakfasts and snacks. It is conveniently located within walking distance to a restaurant. There is a lot of parking space. We did not need A/C or heat while we were there. One bathroom and shower was a bit of a challenge for 7 people but we made it work. All the guests were interested in coming back to the lodge another time. We would recommend it for similar groups. (The loft bedroom would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues.)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED Twin Springs Lodge!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Twin Springs Lodge! We had seven adults and five children in our group, and the house was perfect for us! The kids loved being able to sleep in one room, and there was plenty of room for the adults to sleep downstairs. We also appreciated all the couches in the living room. It was nice having space for everyone to hang out in the same room.

We were also very impressed with Stephanie, the owner. She knew we were flying in from New York, and we also had people coming from Portland, OR, as well as other areas in Iowa (Mason City and Ames). There was a lot of flooding in the days leading up to our stay, and she wasn't sure if the house had been damaged (the road was closed and she couldn't get to it). She assured us that if we couldn't stay in the house, she would find us another place to stay. It ended up being fine, but we really appreciated that she was willing to do that for us.

We would love to come back to Twin Springs Lodge someday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful

Relaxing time! My husband likes to fly fish and I like to run. The Trout Run Trail was beautiful! The cabin was perfect! It felt like we were out in the woods with all the modern conveniences. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful setting outside, very clean comfortable and lovely inside; with everything we needed(the kids appreciated the candy snacks that were on the counter). We probably picked the worst weekend for weather so fortunately there was plenty of room for us to be together to play games, watch a movie and eat. The convenience to the trout stream, Decorah, Dunning Springs, Ice Cave, fish hatchery, Whippy Dip and great restaraunts (highly recommend McCaffreys accross the street) made it easy to dash out when we had a break between storms and rain. Our family weekend with 7 adults and 5 kids did fine with only one bathroom even with one woman 8 months pregnant. The beds are sooooo comfortable, we all slept well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This home is very unique and charming. It fit 6 adults and a baby very comfortably and was perfect for our Fathers Day trip. The location and scenery were also very beautiful and quite.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous home and experience!

  • 5 of 5

Thank-you Steph and Zach!

The house was perfect for our extended family during LC's graduation weekend. The house was so clean, comfortable and roomy. The one bathroom even worked out for all us! The kitchen was great, the front porch awesome and location great. Steph and Zach were thoughtful and responsive to any and all questions that we may have had. The 3 ring binder was full of useful information for both the house and the area. I would recommend bringing washcloths for the bathroom, as there were not any in the linen cupboard, otherwise the house was well stocked.

I would highly recommend this location to friends and family, and look forward to booking it again in the future.

Thank-you again,

Dianne and Steve et al

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Decorah, Iowa

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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Tax Rate 5.0%

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Decorah, USA

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Sunroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
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..

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