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

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 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 -
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Within walking distance to the trails, streams, river and downtown!
average rating of 4.820513 based on 40 reviews
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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, yet spacious lodge surrounded by beautiful Iowa fields and Twin Springs Park!

  • 5 of 5

We (my sister and her spouse, our mother and our 2 dogs, Brillo and Yoshi) spent 4 nights at this wonderful lodge located just on the outskirts of the town of Decorah. So it was very convenient to town and the main highway. An Italian restaurant was within walking distance from the lodge; however, we didn't get the opportunity to dine there. We enjoyed our morning and evening walks with our dogs up the country road and couldn't have asked for nicer weather the week of August 19th. Our visit brought us to Decorah for a mini reunion with our cousins who came from Oregon, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri and western Iowa. Our aunt and uncle live on a farm in Calmar where we spent the majority of our time. We are so grateful for the rental of the Fromm's lodge, especially since it is pet friendly! We couldn't have made this trip without this amenity! The lodge is spacious and comfortable with satellite TV. I wish we had more time to enjoy sitting on the front porch enjoying the peacefulness and beauty of Iowa! We cannot think of anything negative to report. An extra bathroom would be great, but we were able to make due with one since there was only 4 of us. I hope we will be able to make another trip here and will definitely request Twin Springs Lodge for accommodations!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here! Excellent location and accommodations. Lots of room. Wish there was a second bathroom, but would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Great Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights with our kids and grandkids. The lodge is in a great location. It's private yet only a 5 minute drive into Decorah. The lodge is well equipped..all you need to bring is your food. We especially enjoyed the covered porch and the campfire. The cousins had a blast exploring and playing games in the nice flat area in front of the lodge. Its a great place to host a family reunion. Thanks Fromm's!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The cabin is beautiful and so roomy just the right place for our grandchildren.

  • 5 of 5

The property owners take pride in their property. The cabin was immaculate. All 6 beds were comfortable - like they were new. Grandpa and Grandma took 4 of our older grandchildren ages 5 to 9 for a week away. By day 2 they were already saying, "when we come back next year." The kids thought of the upstairs as their own tree house.

The area has so much to do if you love fishing and hiking. The fish hatchery was a great place for trout fishing. The famous Decorah bald eagle nest is a must see. We spent one day at Effigy Mounds hiking. The Laura Ingalls Wilder house at Burr Oak was a must see for our 8 year granddaughter who is just reading the series.

We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, awesome accomodations, beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Decorah, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Nordic Fest
25 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£776
for 3 nights
From
£259
 
 
Nordic Fest
24 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
£776
for 3 nights
From
£259
 
 
Nordic Fest
22 Jul 2020 - 26 Jul 2020
3 night minimum stay
£776
for 3 nights
From
£259
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£398
for 2 nights
From
£199
£1,194
£4,180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.96
Refundable Damage Deposit £189.55
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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