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Adventure Begins at This Log Home on South Bear Creek

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Here it is.......The Lodge landmark on Quandahl Road! Turn here!

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Decorah cabin description

THE LODGE is a two level, four bedroom, two bathroom private family home that we rent for getaways for hunters, families and friends. There is easy access from outside to both levels for folks who like to avoid stairs.

Small business retreats, visiting 'the kids' at Luther College, fishing, hunting, biking or tubing down the Upper Iowa River are all possibilities while you are here.

THE LODGE is comfortable, family friendly and appointed with everything that you might need.
Families with babies will find a Pack 'N Play (bring your own linens) and dining chair booster seat.
Bring your own charcoal/lighter fluid for outdoor grilling with our park grill. Bedding and all linens are provided.

A land line phone provides access for local and emergency numbers. DSL internet access is also included. There is not cell phone reception at the house, so bring a long distance calling card if those calls are required. We are tucked into a cozy valley. Enjoy the peace and quiet. Two big screen TV's, one with DVD, may help you to relax. Gas burning fire places are located on both levels of the home.

Each of the two upstairs bedrooms includes a queen size bed. One bedroom downstairs also offers a queen size bed, and the 'bunk room' has two sets of bunk beds. The upstairs bath includes a jacuzzi tub, while the lower level has a step-in shower.

You will find the kitchen well equipped with utensils, small appliances, bakeware, cookware and serveware to create delicious meals and snacks. A comple line of barware awaits in the lower level kitchenette.

Outdoors, there is fire pit, a park grill and plenty of room for roaming and being inspired for painting or photography.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 with Photo ID...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Spa theme, upper level...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Warm and rustic, lower level...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

            NEW bunks, amusing fish theme, lower level. Kid friendly...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Jewel tones, upper level...moreless

          • Each queen size bed offers a foam top therapeutic mattress. Linens are furnished. Full closet with hangers and shelving. Bedside lighting, alarm clock, tissues and bedside tables. Mirror, artwork and a dressing chair. Upper level bedrooms are carpeted, lower level has vinyl flooring and area rugs....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            Upper. Jetted tub, double head shower, twin sinks, linens...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Lower. Step in single head shower, twin sinks, linens....moreless

          • Pack your personal toiletries; everything else is provided. Each bath also includes a bench for seating.Toilet tissue, facial tissues, bar soap are included....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Basics: salt, pepper, vanilla, pan spray, oil, coffee, tea, assorted herbs/spices. Many small electrics including electric knife, mixers, George Foreman grill, pancake griddle, blender, and so on....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen for the most demanding chef! Plenty of outlets and light. Deck dining is adjacent. Enjoy watching TV while you cook. Plenty of pantry and cupboard space for all of your groceries. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Service for 12, glassware for 12, flatware for 12. Every utensil that you might use, including a garlic press and cheese slicer. Cutting boards, cutlery, mixing and serving utensils....moreless

          • Dining:

            The upper level kitchen will easily seat 12: 4 at the counter, 4 at the small high top table, 4 at the large high top table. Or move chairs and have 8 diners at the high top....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            In both upper level main kitchen and lower level bar area. Coffee packets, regular and decaf, are provided as are tea and sugar packets....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Stainless. Ice and water dispensor. Pull out gourmet drawer, door storage, lower freezer pull-out section. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric. 4 burner, multiple settings, glass surface. Full oven/broiler. Storage drawer....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Above range mount. Select your power level. Glass cooking containers available....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            EZ to load. Dishwasher soap and despotter included. Linens included....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            12...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 12 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Love seat, ottoman and two side chairs on the upper level adjacent to kitchen/dining. Lower level includes two sofas and occasional chair seating. Lamps and overhead lighting, fireplaces....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking available at each entry; front of house for lower level first access and back of house for upper level first access. Plenty of space for your vehicles....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Upper and lower levels both include an easy to use gas fireplace. Simply flip the switch....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Mattress pads, sheets, blankets, pillows, pillowcases, extra blankets and comforters ....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels, bath mats, hand towels, wash cloths, dish towels and dish cloths....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Year round comfort is provided with central AC at the Lodge....moreless

          • Heating:

            Central heating provides a comfortable space to stay....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Plenty of variety for all ages and interests. Two locations: upstairs in the book nook in the hallway, and lower level in the game closet....moreless

          • Games:

            Plenty for kids and adults. Look for the games at the end of the hallway on the lower level. Disguised as a linen closet!...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Genres for all ages and interests! Pop some corn and enjoy!...moreless

          • Television:

            Two flat screens; one upper level, one lower level. HDTV...moreless

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Useful for local and emergency calls. Bring a calling card for your long distance calls. No cell phone coverage in the valley....moreless

          • Internet:

            Find this operation code on the refrigerator door when you arrive....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Cement patio spans the entire front of the home. Porch swing and picnic table are useful for your group. Upper deck includes 3 rocking chairs, porch table and 4 chairs, and porch swing....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            A park grill has been installed for your convenience and safety. Utensils are in the lower level drawer below the kitchen sink upstairs....moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            Remember your fishing gear for the wily trout. Kids might like to walk around in the water, but the stream bed is rocky....moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Highland General Store will rent you some pelican boats to float/paddle down the upper Iowa river....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Activities

          • Botanical Garden
          • Hiking
          • Snowmobiling
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Rafting
          • Golf
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Groceries
          • Antiquing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Sledding
          • Boating
          • Shopping
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Bird Watching
          • Live Theater
          • Cinemas
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours
          • Playground
          • Library
          • Churches
          • Fishing
          • Hunting
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $375 $388
          Fri, Sat

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          We really strive to keep our home well maintained, so if mishaps occur, please inform us about broken or non-working items. Please do NOT try to repair perceived problems by yourself during your stay. Call Highland General Store to inform them of the issue.

          All prices are subject to change. A $50 per day deposit will be collected by charge card when you reserve your dates. If you cancel, the deposit is nonrefundable; however, you will have 90 days to rebook a stay at The Lodge. Missing items, excessive cleaning needs or damages to the property will be your responsibility and billed accordingly to your charge card.


          This manager accepts: Credit cards.
          Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 07/10/2014
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          Location

          17 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Decorah Municipal Airport, Decorah, IA
          12 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Highway 52
          10 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Wings, Dorchester, Iowa
          17 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Decorah, Iowa
          17 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Decorah, Iowa

          Car: Necessary

          The Lodge is located on South Bear Creek in the 'driftless area' of northeast Iowa. Water is open year round! Hunt turkey and deer here too. Other area attractions include Luther College, Laura Ingalls Wilder's home in Burr Oak, proximity to popular Lanesboro, MN, Vesterheim Museum, Seed Savers and a variety of arts and cuisines.

           

          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 2011

          About: While this property is independently owned by our family, rentals and maintenance are managed by the Stortz family, owners of Highland General Store in Highlandville, Iowa. Contact them at 563-546-7722.

          Why Decorah:
          The driftless area in Northeast Iowa is one of very few spots untouched by glaciers. This property will remind you of being in the mountains of Montana, next to a burbling stream. Peace...........beauty............quiet.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
          Great fishing with NO Mosquitos! Hard to believe, but true. Wildlife watching is superb. Keep your camera handy. No cell phone coverage means that you can legitimately detach from the outside world because you are in the Land That Time Forgot! The porch swings and rocking chairs aren't a bad place to enjoy that fresh morning cup of coffee or a cool beverage in midday.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Here it is.......The Lodge landmark on Quandahl Road!  Turn here!

            Here it is.......The Lodge landmark on Quandahl Road! Turn here!

          • Ah, the King and Queen have their own fireside seats on the upper level.

            Ah, the King and Queen have their own fireside seats on the upper level.

          • Seating for four.  Stainless appliances and a bevy of appliances/utensils await

            Seating for four. Stainless appliances and a bevy of appliances/utensils await

          • Crafters, scrapbookers, quilters could enjoy the deck outlets AND a great view.

            Crafters, scrapbookers, quilters could enjoy the deck outlets AND a great view.

          • Double shower heads, total tile, huge jacuzzi tub; how better to relax?

            Double shower heads, total tile, huge jacuzzi tub; how better to relax?

          • Spa inspired, nature's beauty. Sunrise surprise view.

            Spa inspired, nature's beauty. Sunrise surprise view.

          • Snuggle in; flip on the fireplace.  Enjoy big screen TV shows or the DVD.

            Snuggle in; flip on the fireplace. Enjoy big screen TV shows or the DVD.

          • Genuine  restaurant table and booth, MW, refrig., glassware, coffeemaker.

            Genuine restaurant table and booth, MW, refrig., glassware, coffeemaker.

          • South Bear Creek......open........running in winter!

            South Bear Creek......open........running in winter!

          • Early spring at South Bear Creek; rushing waters, anxious trout!

            Early spring at South Bear Creek; rushing waters, anxious trout!

          • Burbling waters, beautiful colors and scents, wild bittersweet on the creek.

            Burbling waters, beautiful colors and scents, wild bittersweet on the creek.

          • If you paint, sketch or photograph, this is a remarkable treasure for you.

            If you paint, sketch or photograph, this is a remarkable treasure for you.

          • WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FAVORITE GETAWAY!


THE LODGE at Bear Creek offers the perfect spot for rest and relaxation, reconnecting with friends and family, plus opportunities for pursuing trout, turkeys and deer.  You will enjoy nature's beauty as well as the comforts at our cabi

            WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FAVORITE GETAWAY! THE LODGE at Bear Creek offers the perfect spot for rest and relaxation, reconnecting with friends and family, plus opportunities for pursuing trout, turkeys and deer. You will enjoy nature's beauty as well as the comforts at our cabi

          • Move the four counter chairs over to seat eight for group meals.

            Move the four counter chairs over to seat eight for group meals.

          • Imagine: You + a rocker + a steaming cup of coffee watching the eagles.

            Imagine: You + a rocker + a steaming cup of coffee watching the eagles.

          • Expansive, double sink vanity in the upper bathroom.  Towels are provided.

            Expansive, double sink vanity in the upper bathroom. Towels are provided.

          • Jewel tones, bedside lighting and alarm clock, and beautiful sunrise views.

            Jewel tones, bedside lighting and alarm clock, and beautiful sunrise views.

          • Kids of all ages will enjoy this 4 bed bunkroom. Great for giggles.

            Kids of all ages will enjoy this 4 bed bunkroom. Great for giggles.

          • Where is the refrig?  Tucked into the Amish-made cabinet on lower right!

            Where is the refrig? Tucked into the Amish-made cabinet on lower right!

          • Imagine arrival at The Lodge; viewing not only Old Glory, but circling eagles!

            Imagine arrival at The Lodge; viewing not only Old Glory, but circling eagles!

          • Supreme sledding, snowmen and firepit fires under the silver moon.

            Supreme sledding, snowmen and firepit fires under the silver moon.

          • Autumn colors, quiet waters, waiting trout.

            Autumn colors, quiet waters, waiting trout.

          • That's right..bring a lawn chair, plop right in the middle of the creek.

            That's right..bring a lawn chair, plop right in the middle of the creek.

          • Trout caught March 1, 2013.  There are more where these came from!

            Trout caught March 1, 2013. There are more where these came from!

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          $375 - $388 per night (USD)
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          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
          Manager

          +1 563-546-7722
          Highland General Store number for reservations

          Speaks: english

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