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The Nest: Beautiful Apartment Style Lodging In The Heart Of Downtown Decorah.

Bedrooms 1
Space 74 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6, kitchen, living room, laundry

This furnished one bedroom, one bath apartment is located in the middle of downtown Decorah. The Nest provides easy access to all of Decorah’s wonderful downtown shops and restaurants and there are many local parks within walking or biking distance. The west facing family area is a large open room with beautiful high ceilings and a wonderful view of the County Courthouse. The Nest was redone with the homey feel of Magpie Coffeehouse in mind. The floors are the original over 100 year old fir floors, exposed brick, and a comfortable couch. The dine-in kitchen makes it easy to prepare dinner and for entertaining during your visit. The bedroom has a comfortable queen bed and large lit closet. In addition to the bedroom, there are two twin beds available built loft style in the main room and a fold out twin bed in the ottoman. The large bathroom has a fabulous shower with your choice of two wonderful shower heads. There is an enclosed back porch, perfect for relaxing with friends or reading a book. A full-size washer and dryer is supplied for you laundry needs.


-Queen Size Bed and 3 Twin Beds

-Full Eat in Kitchen

-Beautiful Bay Window With A View Of The County Court House

-Convenient Enclosed Back Porch

-Direct TV Access


-Gift Card to Magpie Coffeehouse

-In the heart of downtown Decorah

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Decorah

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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The Nest: Beautiful Apartment Style Lodging In The Heart Of Downtown Decorah.
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 26 reviews

Absolutely beautiful place to spend a few nights away!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, easy directions to find and get in..and $20 to spend at the easy to walk to Magpie Coffee House! Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Character

  • 5 of 5

Great experience and location. Glad we went with this rather that the Hotel Winneshiek. I almost gave it a 4 star because the apartment was 78 degrees when we got there and the remote for the air conditioner wasn't working (possibly user error). Contact the owner and they were willing to come over that night to fix it. Luckily it was in the 60s that night so were able to open a window and the back door to cool it off. I had read a review about this issue so I think it would be worth it for the owner to consider putting an air conditioner in the bedroom. Still gave the place 5 stars because I would still recommend it greatly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, comfortable downtown location

  • 5 of 5

The Nest was a perfect spot to enjoy Decorah! The downtown location made it easy to walk to the grocery store, restaurants, coffee shops, and retail stores. It was a lovely spot to make dinner and relax after renting bikes and enjoying the 11 mile Trout Run Trail. Thanks for a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious, and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

This air B and B was so beautiful and full of character. The kitchen and living room were so Spacious, however since we were so close to everything, we didn't even use it for more than cocktail prep! The bedroom was very nice as well! We would recommend biking the trout run trail (as long as you are ok with hills), eating at don Jose Mexican restaurant, and floating or kayaking through "off the driftless" rentals 🌲🌷🌸

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at the Nest! Communication was excellent and informative. The place was clean and beautiful - I love the exposed brick. Lots of sleeping area. It's in a perfect location right off Water Street which made it easy to get around. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Early June Getaway for Alums to Return to Decorah

  • 4 of 5

Overall, our group of 4 really enjoyed our stay at the Nest. Being alumni of Luther College, we all enjoyed being in such a great spot in downtown Decorah!

The Good:

- Place was clean with comfortable furniture

- The kitchen was great to work in, with nice appliances, cookware, dishes, and utensils.

- There was plenty of linen available (plus a nice washer/dryer) for our group of 4.

- The wifi was excellent, and we enjoyed being able to connect to the Bluetooth speaker system.

- Check-out was very easy and the location was great (middle of downtown).

- We enjoyed the $20 Magpie Coffee credit.

- Appreciated the ability to have our dog stay with us at the property.

- One parking spot available in the side alley (rear of property), which is next to the barbecue restaurants grill/smoker. Plenty of nearby unrestricted parking as well.

The Not So Good:

- Arrived at 2pm per the check-in time, but because the cleaning of the property was not yet completed we were asked to leave and return at 3:30pm.

- The bedroom opens out to the side alley, which now shares space and is above the adjoining barbecue restaurant. Due to the heat and smoke smell, we were unable to have windows open. Because the wall AC unit in the living room also did not cool the bedroom, it was too hot to be comfortable to sleep in the bedroom.

- Would prefer an electronic refund of the security deposit, rather than having to send a mailing address and wait 1-2 weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
4.1 Miles
Oneota Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
Magpie Coffeehouse


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Decorah

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Process Fee A$44.78
Refundable Damage Deposit A$255.86
Cleaning Fee A$51.17
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Unit may be rented to another guest until deposit is received.
If you are bringing a pet, please specify and $100 will be taken out of your deposit as a pet fee.

There is a $15 Credit Card Processing Fee. If you would prefer to pay by check, please message me and let me know. Please note that dates will only be held once the payments have been received. This means if you choose to pay by check, you run the risk of loosing your requested dates if someone else makes a payment before you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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