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The door to the Loft is the original door from 1891.  As part of the historic district we are preserving the heritage of the space.  The Loft was originally a photography studio and has gorgeous natural lighting.The window of the door sports some original graffiti from
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Midcentury Modern Loft Living

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Midcentury Modern Loft Living

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the keypad.
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience90% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The Loft @ 128 is a 3rd floor walk up located in the heart of downtown Decorah. Originally a photography studio at the turn of the century the natural lighting and views are fantastic. It is peaceful , private and quiet, with stunning 180 degree views overlooking Water Street. Come and play!


Air conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 1PM
Self check-in with keypad


107 Reviews

Kristina User Profile
August 2018
The location is perfect. Very nice view and a nice seating area in the living room. BUT. Bedroom has a big furnace in it and it was so loud! It was on all the time we had to sleep on a couch in the living room. Also the front door is locked only with a padlock, it has a huge win…
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Response from Ross:
As indicated on the listing for the loft the door is original construction and is part of our historic district inventory. It cannot be modified with a standard door or have a drop ceiling to hide the furnace. One of the original charms of AirBNB was its unique properties. We will not attempt to make our property a cookie cutter hotel room - if you have security concerns or don’t like Midcentury furniture - we aren’t for you. Please be a consumer and read the listing.
August 2018
Mehmet User Profile
July 2018
This apartment has beautiful view. We loved the interior design as well. Both beds were quite comfortable. Magpie is a great breakfast place and 20-25 ft from the apartment. Excellent location for the ones who want to explore downtown Decorah.
Garrett User Profile
July 2018
Place was as advertised. Close to everything right in the heart of downtown. Only thing odd was the padlocking of the door from the outside. Felt a little uncomfortable with that but seems like a pretty safe town and place.
Anna User Profile
July 2018
The loft was in a great location! Walking distance to most everything. The loft had a lot of space and a great view! We were very happy with how clean it was too. It was a great stay overall!
Justin User Profile
July 2018
Great location, with some nice touches. Neat mid century furniture, and quaint apartment and location. Perfect for a place to relax after a fun day in Decorah. Like lots of older buildings, it will run hot in the summer- but fans are provided for your comfort. Do you remember you…
Jacob User Profile
June 2018
Very central, and easy to access. Large place good for gatherings.
Sandy User Profile
June 2018
I was extremely unhappy with the loft. The door's lock from the inside was just a chain. This alone is inexcusable. It was downright scary for me. The AC thermostat is down one flight, through another locked door, then down a hall. Good luck if you need to adjust it during the …

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Decorah, Iowa, United StatesJoined in June 2014
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110 Reviews
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A small business owner, dad and husband. A lover of travel, art, and chocolate chip cookies. Glad to be your host. Please feel free to contact me with questions before or during your visit to Decorah.
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