Modern Loft on Historic Water Street in Beautiful Downtown Decorah

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, books, stereo
TV, DVD player, books, stereo
TV, DVD player, books, stereo
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Modern Loft on Historic Water Street in Beautiful Downtown Decorah

Modern Loft on Historic Water Street in Beautiful Downtown Decorah

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Decorah, IA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLaura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum19 min drive
  • Popular LocationYellow River State Forest47 min drive
  • Popular LocationSpook Cave58 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1600 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Modern Loft on Historic Water Street in Beautiful Downtown Decorah

Adults-only apartments in Decorah
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 for 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!'

Air-conditioned accommodations at this apartment offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and dishwashers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking (max 2 spaces)
  • Onsite parking options include a garage


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap


  • TV
  • Pool or billiards table
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1600 sq ft (149 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

About this area


This apartment is located in Decorah. Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and Porter House Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum and St Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Decorah Bald Eagles and Decorah Fish Hatchery are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum - 5 min walk
  • Porter House Museum - 7 min walk
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum - 19 min drive
  • Yellow River State Forest - 47 min drive
  • Spook Cave - 58 min drive


  • Koreana Japanese Restaurant — 2 min walk
  • Ede's Angry Pickle — 2 min walk
  • Magpie Coffeehouse — 2 min walk
  • Memphis Pitt BBQ — 3 min walk
  • Oneota Community Food Co-op — 3 min walk

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 39 out of 43 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 43 reviews
4 - Good 9%
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5/5 Excellent

Love this place!
This was our second stay at the loft and I would definitely reserve it again if/when we return to Decorah. Everything is as stated on the VRBO sight. Location is perfect and the pool table is a bonus.
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5/5 Excellent

Trendy loft in heart of Downtown
Very accurate listing, everything was just as we expected it! Private garage was a great bonus on a rainy morning packing up. I loved the decor, so many quirky and fun pieces. Kitchen was fully stocked with all the basic utensils. The bedrooms were very quiet, allowing those who went to bed early to not be bothered by those in the living room. Location was amazing, right in the heart of such diverse downtown district. We will definitely be back!
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5/5 Excellent

The Loft - Perfect Decorah Stay
This property exceeded our expectations! It is an excellent location right in town, the garage was great for our bikes, we could walk or ride anywhere we wanted to go (Trout Run Trail, museums, the local food coop, ice cream, beer! Restaurants, shops, etc)…the furnishings are so comfy and high quality, the decor is thoughtful and charming, Leah is very responsive and easy to work with if you have questions. Very private and quiet, even tho it’s in town. There were just two of us, but the property had two lovely bedrooms, good beds, high quality linens and towels, a great living area and well- appointed kitchen, washer and dryer, and it was cool and comfy on our July vacation. It would be good for any fun getaway with friends or family. I just can’t say enough, we’ll return!
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5/5 Excellent

Decorah adventure
Unfortunate for property owner a rain storm resulted in water damage to an area of the building. Leah was attentive and considerate of us as her guests during this challenge. Recommend both Loft Apartment and owner as great experience.
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5/5 Excellent

This was a great location, great host, easy to find with parking. Loved everything about it!
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