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Modern Loft on Historic Water Street in Beautiful Downtown Decorah

Decorah, IA, USA
  • Apartment1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Large Condo, 2 Bed/2 Bath, Full Kitchen, Laundry, Attached Garage. Sleeps 5

This modern two-bedroom, two full bath apartment is spacious (+1,600 square feet) and perfectly situated in downtown Decorah, right between the historic Hotel Winneshiek and Mabes Pizza. Within steps of the restaurants, museums and shopping! The Decorah Loft is a comfortable alternative to a cramped hotel room. Each bedroom enjoys its own private full bath. The Loft's full-size kitchen opens into a large living area and 7 foot pool table. The Loft is perfect for couples weekends. The Loft is popular for Luther parents looking to enjoy quality time with their student! The Loft is the only downtown rental that enjoys spacious two-car garage that offers shelter not only for your car, but for bikes, kayaks and fishing gear. The garage makes the Loft perfect fro winter visits to Decorah. Decorah boasts more acres of parkland per-capita than any other city in the United States! Enjoy the newly finished

Trout Run Trail walking or biking, and world-class trout fishing in many streams throughout the county. Or walk just a few short blocks to the Vesterheim Museum, which is the largest Norwegian ethnic museum outside of Norway. Quality restaurants and great shopping also await you. Visit this year and find out why 'Everyone loves Decorah!'



Leah Barber

Member Since 2007
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Why Leah Barber chose Decorah

The Loft on Water Street is the premium vacation rental in downtown Decorah. The apartment is in a prime location next to Hotel Winneshiek with attached two-car garage and is equivalent of two large hotel rooms plus full kitchen, separate family room and pool table. Both bathrooms were completely redone in Winter 2013.

What makes this Apartment unique

Decorah is surrounded by beautiful limestone bluffs and the Upper Iowa River. Ourdoor activities include mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, jogging and more.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Roll away available on request
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Each bedroom has a private bath, one queen bed, and dresser.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Completely remodeled in 2014
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Completely remodeled in 2014
      • Both bathrooms completely remodeled in 2014

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Since there's no option for 'bluff view' I have checked this one! The picture window faces north and has a lovely view of the limestone bluffs of Decorah.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Parking
                • Air Conditioning
                • Covered Parking
                  There is a two-car tuck-under garage with internal private stairway up to The Loft. Safe and secure for bike and recreational gear storage.
                • Garage
                  There is a two-car tuck-under garage with internal private stairway up to The Loft. Safe and secure for bike and recreational gear storage.
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  Fully stocked and equipped.
                • Living Room
                  New sectional couch installed in 2014.
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Parking Off Street
                  There is a two-car tuck-under garage with internal private stairway up to The Loft. Safe and secure for bike and recreational gear storage.
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  A large well lit parking lot directly behind the property. Overnight parking is allowed in this lot. Large enough for a bus, rv or vehicle with a trailer.
                • Telephone
                  No landlline phone.
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  Washer exclusively for use of renter
                • Wireless Internet
                  Free WiFi
                • Free Wifi


                    • Catering Available
                      Contact owner in advance for details
                    • Coffee Maker
                      Keurig and Drip Coffee Maker. Keurig cups provided (mixed assortment)
                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Fully Stocked
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      Full kitchen with full-sized appliances. Also includes small appliances such as coffee maker, microwave, popcorn popper, toaster oven, etc.
                    • Microwave
                    • Pantry Items
                      Microwave Popcorn included!
                    • Refrigerator
                      Full size refrigerator with top freezer.
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Table for four in full kitchen. Pool table also converts to more formal dining for up to 8.
                        • Dining Area


                            • Books
                              Books on local attractions provided.
                            • Games
                              Assortment of games
                            • Pool Table
                              Seven foot pool table in Living Room
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                              Record player with selection of records.
                            • Television
                              3 televisions. 1 in the living area visible from the spacious kitchen as well. Televisions are in each of the bedrooms.


                                • Tennis
                                  Public tennis courts one block away.
                                • Water Sports Gear
                                  River tubes and other equipment available upon request.


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • winery tours

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • photography
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • Babysitter
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • hiking
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water tubing


                                                        • This two-bedroom, two bath apartment is over 1,600 square feet and is perfectly located in the heart of downtown Decorah, situated between the historic Hotel Winneshiek and Mabe's Pizza. Within walking distance of restaurants, bars, parks, museums and everything that this quaint northeast Iowa village has to offer!

                                                          37 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Charming, comfortable and great location

                                                          Cheryl M.

                                                          We stayed at this property with another couple and it was perfect. Plenty of space to hang out, cook and play pool together, but we each had our own bedroom and full bath. Decorah is charming! We enjoyed walking the trail along the river, and exploring the local shops and restaurants. The Loft is in the perfect location and we could walk everywhere. Great weekend getaway!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks much for the nice review and so glad you had fun in Decorah. It's a great town and staying downtown and walking or biking around is the way to go.

                                                          Great Place, Great Location

                                                          Matt M.

                                                          We had a great stay - amenities abound, will stay again soon!

                                                          Great access to downtown

                                                          Gerrit V.

                                                          Great location and easy to get street access. My wife and I went with another couple and had a great time looking at the water falls and then coming back and eating dinner and have a few drinks and the local bars.

                                                          Perfect, would return

                                                          Ruth R.Madison, WI

                                                          We were booked for two adult couples, but due to a death in the family there were only two of us able to make the trip. The property would have been perfect for the four of us, but the two of us enjoyed it all the same! Great floor plan, everything we needed was there. The only thing that would make this property better is if it had a balcony, but that just isn't part of the layout here. Would definitely stay here again if we return to Decorah.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks for the kind response. The place is indeed popular with and perfect for two couples. We have lots of guests comment that it's better than two rooms at Hotel Winneshiek (right next door) at half the price. Hope to see you soon. Thanks for staying.

                                                          Beautiful Loft.

                                                          Jesse O.

                                                          My husband and I stayed here with another couple and we were all impressed. Leah was easy to work with, and the location was fantastic!

                                                          Amazing property, perfect location.

                                                          Jeanette P.Springfield, Minnesota

                                                          We had a fantastic time at the loft. Conveniently located, and many nice touches. We appreciated the oatmeal and the popcorn! We will definitely stay here again. Thanks so much!!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed Downtown Decorah and The Loft!


                                                          Decorah, IA, USA

                                                          Store your bikes, fishing equipment or kayaks indoors and out of the weather in our spacious two-car garage, included in your rental!

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                          Damage Deposit
                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          There is a $55.00 cleaning fee for stays less than three nights.

                                                          37 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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