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

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Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Living room | Smart TV
Shower, hair dryer, towels, soap

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

Entire apartment

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

Family-friendly apartments in Decorah
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
Decorah, IA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAgora2 min walk
  • Popular LocationVesterheim Norwegian-American Museum4 min walk
  • Popular LocationUpper Iowa Speedway14 min walk

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
800 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Common area
    3 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1

Room options

About this area


In the city center, this apartment is in a walkable area with great shopping. Porter House Museum and Locust School are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Ice Cave Hill Park and Decorah Bald Eagles. Traveling with kids? Consider Agora and Amundsons Clothing. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding.

What's nearby

  • Agora - 2 min walk
  • Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum - 4 min walk
  • Upper Iowa Speedway - 14 min walk
  • Dunnings Spring Park - 3 min drive
  • Ice Cave Hill Park - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Waterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional) - 100 min drive


  • Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. - 8 min drive
  • McDonald's - 3 min drive
  • Casey's General Store - 5 min drive
  • Culver's - 3 min drive
  • Family Table Restaurant - 14 min walk

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
-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. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs.

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

Property manager




Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Parking on site


  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Kitchen island
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • Bedroom
  • Bedsheets provided


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

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Living room


  • Games
  • Smart TV

Outdoor areas

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Porch/lanai


  • Laundromat nearby
  • Washing machine

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

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

Things to do

  • Bicycles on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horseback riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Deadbolt lock
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Bicycles
  • Electric car charging station
  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 800 square feet (74 square meters)

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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


Pets not allowed
Note from host: Please contact us if you have a pet.

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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a deadbolt lock
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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Nest: Beautiful Apartment Style Lodging In The Heart Of Downtown Decorah. pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at The Nest: Beautiful Apartment Style Lodging In The Heart Of Downtown Decorah.?

Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.

What time is check-out at The Nest: Beautiful Apartment Style Lodging In The Heart Of Downtown Decorah.?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Nest: Beautiful Apartment Style Lodging In The Heart Of Downtown Decorah. located?

Located in the heart of Decorah, this family-friendly apartment building is steps from Amundsons Clothing and Agora. Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and Porter House Museum are also within 5 minutes.




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10/10 Excellent

Melisa J.

Liked: Cleanliness
The Nest was a perfect place for our girls’ trip. It was so beautifully decorated and the exposed brick gives it such character. The location was perfect with so many places within walking distance. We will be back!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent

Kyle E.

Liked: Cleanliness
Wonderful place
This apartment is a gem. It has been remodeled and has everything you need for a stay in Decorah. Very clean. Great decor. Fully furnished kitchen. Great location.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Nicole M.

Liked: Cleanliness
Great Weekend Getaway
We enjoyed our weekend getaway staying at The Nest. It’s conveniently located and within walking distance of most of the shops and restaurants.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Emily B.

Liked: Cleanliness
Great location!
We stayed in Decorah over Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jobi L.

Liked: Cleanliness
Rental with character in a classic downtown
Enjoyed Decorah and the surrounding outdoors...the apartment was a great place to have a home base.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jennifer H.

Liked: Cleanliness
Fall Foliage in Decorah
Great location central to everything in Decorah. Dunning springs, pulpit rock, restaurants and pubs!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Paul G., Ankeny, Iowa

Liked: Cleanliness
Great Location-No Driving Required
Perfect location in downtown area. Clean and comfortable.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Kathy M.

Liked: Cleanliness
Great stay in downtown Decorah
Perfect spot for a couple to experience Decorah. Would be good for entertaining too.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jessica L.

Liked: Cleanliness
Wonderful location!
We loved being able to walk everywhere, such a cute apartment. Great amenities. Wonderful people to work with.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Kelly B.

Liked: Cleanliness
Excellent Apartment with only a couple teeny drawbacks
I want to open with being sure to mention how much we LOVED our stay and time in Decorah. The Nest is superbly located, very sweet, and so clean and well appointed. I wish I could only take a half a star for the items below b/c they weren't terribly disruptive, but VRBO doesn't allow that and I do think they're worth mentioning. 1) The owners have no control over this but the person who lives in the apartment across the hall is a heavy smoker and unfortunately you can tell. The Nest has a faint stale smoke smell, which the owners have clearly worked to negate by using an air purifier (which really was so appreciated!) but unfortunately there is only so much you can do. It hits you in the face any time you leave through the front door, and someone very sensitive to smoke might be bothered by it in the apartment, as it is detectible and varies in strength based on whether or not the person is actively smoking. 2) There are the back ends (not the business ends, thankfully) of rusted nails sticking out through the brick wall next to the loft beds. My youngest (10) had been planning on sleeping in the loft, but we just didn't feel comfortable with him doing that with the nails sticking out. Thankfully, there was a pullout cot in the ottoman that worked great for him. So, again, it wasn't an insurmountable problem, but definitely something that could be fixed.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022