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

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Decorah in Winneshiek County

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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
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 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Within walking distance to the trails, streams, river and downtown!
average rating of 4.774194 based on 32 reviews
5

All the comforts of home in a peaceful and scenic setting. Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at Twin Springs Lodge. It is equally as comfortable and beautiful in the winter as well as spring. In December we awoke to a a fresh, beautiful snowfall. In May, we awoke to the singing of birds and the blossoming of trees and flowers. It has become a great meeting place for Luther alum, easily accessible to the Luther campus and downtown Decorah. There is lovely hiking nearby and a restaurant across the street. We look forward to our next visit to the Lodge!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant hill iowa
5

Beautiful and relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

It was so beautiful and the owners were amazing and understanding. We only stayed one night but we will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Girls get away

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time for the second year in a row. Great place to gather with our group, we managed the one bathroom better this year :) Nice peaceful setting, cozy furniture to relax in while watching a movie and comfortable beds.

Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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HEREFORD
4

Unique find

  • 4 of 5

This was a very unique home in a great location. We came up from Texas to watch the last Luther basketball games of the season. It was nice to find a dog friendly place. However, my son misses home cooking so I cook a lot when I'm in town and I was missing several things in the kitchen. Also, a better selection of games would be great.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

It was in a perfect location for Decorah, out in the country to minutes away from down town. Nice clean large lodge with a great deck. We enjoyed the yard and fire ring. Stephanie was easy to work with. I would definitely rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE
5

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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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Decorah, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£406
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£203
£1,218
£4,261
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.33
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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