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

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

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

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

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVesterheim Norwegian-American Museum4 min walk
  • Popular LocationPorter House Museum5 min walk
  • Popular LocationDunnings Spring Park3 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
800 sq ft
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

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

Family-friendly apartments in Decorah
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. Electric charging station for our guests with electric cars and electric bicycles available for rent upon request.
-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
-the is a charging station behind the nest to charge your electric vehicle
-2 electric bikes available for rent to ride Decorah's scenic bike trail

Air-conditioned accommodations at this apartment offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Electric car charging station on site


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • TV
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Porch or lanai
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the city center
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Bicycling on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 800 sq ft (74 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

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
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a deadbolt lock

About this area


In the city center, this apartment is in a walkable area with great shopping. 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. Traveling with kids? Consider Decorah Bald Eagles and Decorah Fish Hatchery. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum - 4 min walk
  • Porter House Museum - 5 min walk
  • Dunnings Spring Park - 3 min drive
  • Luther College - 4 min drive
  • Ice Cave Hill Park - 4 min drive


  • Java John's — 3 min walk
  • Old Armory BBQ — 4 min walk
  • Ruby's Restaurant and Catering — 4 min walk
  • The Whippy Dip — 8 min walk
  • Pizza Ranch — 12 min walk

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 40 out of 49 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Cozy spot in Decorah
Love the upstairs apartment just off downtown, close to all the best things in Decorah! <3

4/5 Good

Everything was fantastic-perfect-until this morning around 545 am. The smoke alarm started beeping possibly because the batteries were low or dead. It was unfortunate and we decided to leave as soon as possible rather than leisurely enjoying the Sunday morning.

5/5 Excellent

Getaway weekend
The Nest was beautiful. No problems and we totally enjoyed the stay!!

5/5 Excellent

This property is nice clean and great location just off of the Main Street of downtown Decorah would recommend to anyone.

5/5 Excellent

Great Location in Charming Downtown
Within walking distance of charming shops and restaurants. Very cool and funky 2nd floor apartment with views of the courtly court house. Easy parking and clean. Great weekend getaway for two.