À propos de ce logement
Welcome to Trout River Log Cabin, a rustic 19th century Norwegian-built log house nestled in the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa just seven miles from downtown Decorah.
Our 2017 season runs from April 15th to October 15th.
The cabin was built in the 1850s as a Norwegian-Lutheran parochial school. Built of old growth oak, walnut, and elm trees, the house feels rich and textured, the product of a different era. In 1898 it was disassembled, moved across a field, and rebuilt as a house by Norwegian immigrant Peter Losen. It remained lived in until the late 1970s and fell into disrepair. In 2007 we disassembled the house, moved it to its present site, and spent three years lovingly restoring it. We warmly welcome you.
The cabin comfortably sleeps two. Upstairs is a comfy, yet very firm queen size bed. Linens and blankets are provided. There is a pullout twin sized bed that can accomodate a third person. The pullout bed is in the same space as the queen bed.
On the main level you'll find a small yet totally functional kitchen stocked with all the kitchen supplies you'll need. We also supply fair trade and organic coffee and teas. Also on the main level you'll find comfy arm chairs, a kitchen table, a bookshelf of interesting books, board games, photo albums of the log cabin restoration and information of the surrounding area.
The bathroom is on the main floor and the shower is upstairs in the bedroom. Both the bathroom and shower are stocked with organic soaps, shampoo and conditioner. Towels and wash cloths are provided.
Accès des voyageurs
The porch is wonderful with amazing views of Trout River valley. The landscape is absolutely stunning- you'll agree! There is a fire ring with supplied firewood. With various infestations, please don’t bring your own wood.
You're welcome to fish and swim in Trout River. You can get to the stream by way of a ten minute path down the hill and through the woods. We recently won an award for our conservation practices, which include set-aside Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) native prairie lands around the stream and throughout the farm, bank stabilization, tree planting, and public fishing access. We own the only piece of private ground on Trout River that's open to public fishing. We're proud of that. You're welcome to hike the many trails, birdwatch, and poke around the farm as much as you'd like. But sorry, no hunting.
Your cell phone and cellular data work here, but sorry, no TV or wireless internet access.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
The time you spend at the cabin is your own. We go out of our way to make sure the cabin is ready to go, is super clean, and inviting. Most people show up wanting to disconnect from it all, and we encourage you to do so. We leave most interactions up to the person staying. If you want to stop by the big house to say hi, please do so. But alternatively if you want to chill and savor your own time, that's perfectly fine, too.
We spend our time between the farm and our place in Decorah. We spend our summers on the farm and are around most days. You'll also likely meet Paul's dad Craig who is out most every day tending to his heard of cattle, mowing, tinkering with his bees, and caring for the many buildings.
The house measures 17'x18' and is two stories. Everything is tight and compact, but also surprisingly functional. Downstairs is the kitchen/living room and half bath. Upstairs is the bedroom and shower. The steps to the upstairs are curved and steep. If you're looking to spread out, this definitely ain't it.
The cabin is 160 years old and sits in the country. There are bugs and long grass. The house is quirky, has resident crickets in the late summer months, and has steep steps. If you're willing to put up with all that, you're in for a super relaxing and worthwhile time.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.