The Barn House Lodge

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Property grounds
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel crib, free WiFi
Smart TV, DVD player, books, video library
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of The Barn House Lodge

Entire home

The Barn House Lodge

9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
Spillville, IA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSt Wenceslaus Catholic Church4 min walk
  • Popular LocationBily Clocks Museum5 min walk
  • Popular LocationFort Atkinson State Park10 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1201 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

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

The Barn House Lodge

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and patio
A unique lodging experience. A barn turned home. The barn was built in the year 1900. We are located in downtown Spillville, IA. A unique Czechoslovakian town. This barn is part of once was a working farm before the town of Spillville was incorporated in 1920. This barn was once a home to cows, horses and I am sure some chickens. We have the resident "barn cat" Stormy patrolling the property. The living room and master bedroom is in what was once the hay loft. The kitchen is where they parked the tractor at night. The large private back yard was once a corn field. The Turkey River is just a short distance from the private back patio. Bring your kayaks or canoe and drop in right here. You may see deer helping themselves to the neighbors apple trees.

Spillville is a village founded by a German. This town grew into a refuge for Czechs. This small Czech village became a retreat for composer Antonin Dvorak.

Today Spillville is a small town in the northeast corner of Iowa nestled among the soft rolling hills of the Turkey River Valley. A dedicated community of families strive to preserve the rich history, heritage and Czech culture.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Kevin and Christine

Property amenities


  • Beach nearby


  • Cross-country skiing nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended
  • Parking on site


  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Living room


  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Smart TV
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Firepit
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio


  • Laundromat nearby
  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: No smoking inside. Must clean up all butts outside

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a health/beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • On a lake
  • On a river

Things to do

  • Basketball nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

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


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1,201 square feet (112 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11:00 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

Children are welcome
Note from host: Parties assume all responsibility.

Important information

You need to know

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
Note from host: Not allowed. And any Damage your responsibility
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

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

The Barn House Spillville
The Barn House Lodge Spillville
The Barn House Lodge Private vacation home
The Barn House Lodge Private vacation home Spillville

About this area


Located in Spillville, this vacation home is on a river. St Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Porter House Museum are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Fort Atkinson State Park and Decorah Bald Eagles. Traveling with kids? Consider Decorah Fish Hatchery, or check out an event or a game at Upper Iowa Speedway. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • St Wenceslaus Catholic Church - 4 min walk
  • Bily Clocks Museum - 5 min walk
  • Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail - 9 min drive
  • Fort Atkinson State Park - 10 min drive
  • Decorah Fish Hatchery - 23 min drive


  • Whiskey Grove - 9 min drive
  • The Fort - 10 min drive
  • The Bar - 9 min drive
  • Train Station - 9 min drive
  • T J's Pizza - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is The Barn House Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at The Barn House Lodge?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at The Barn House Lodge?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Barn House Lodge located?

This family-friendly Spillville vacation home is located on a river, within a 10-minute walk of St Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Bily Clocks Museum. Fort Atkinson State Park and Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail are also within 6 mi (10 km).




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Liane S.

Liked: Cleanliness
Pleasant Stay
My friends and I had such a pleasant stay at the barn. The hosts are super nice and helpful. The area is beautiful and relaxing.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent

John T.

Liked: Cleanliness
Fantastic weekend!
Great weekend with friendly hosts and a cozy converted barn. Just right!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Mark L.

Liked: Cleanliness
Rustic Iowa Charm
Perfect weekend getaway. Plenty of space and great family room to visit with friends. Beautiful land to enjoy watching the deer stroll through or warming up at the fire pit. Super friendly owners available to recommend places to see or answer any questions. Definitely will be back.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jolynn H.

Liked: Cleanliness
Very clean and friendly
Property was clean and described. Hosts were very attentive to any questions we had! Can't wait to come back in warmer weather and take advantage of the outdoor space as well.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Kevin K.

Liked: Cleanliness
Great place to stay
This place is awesome! Owners are great! We will definitely stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Nice Bathroom
104 N Main St, Spillville, IA
Structure Type
Private vacation home