|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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!
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!
It was so beautiful and the owners were amazing and understanding. We only stayed one night but we will be returning.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£193.26|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.