Scandinavian Cottage with Hot Tub & Hiking Trails

Entire guesthouse hosted by Lindsey

  1. 5 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Welcome to our timber-frame Scandinavian Cottage just north of Decorah. The cottage is located on an historic orchard property in the gorgeous Locust School area. The property has acres of hiking trails winding through pine forests, fresh water springs, gardens and sunsets second to none. Sit out back on your private porch, take a cold plunge in the hidden garden claw foot, visit the friendly animals, pick apples in the orchard, or enjoy a private evening in the hot tub.

The space
There are mowed trails around the property and through the woods to the creek. Please feel free to hike and explore as you like. Help yourself to blackcaps, raspberries and mulberries in season.

Please do not pick any apples out of season. When in season it’s fine for you to pick a few from plentiful trees for you to enjoy during your stay. A few of the varieties are very old and may only produce several apples. Please leave these untouched.

There are limestone ruins on the property including an original home and cooling house. Please find not approach or touch them.

Please do not go onto the second floor of the barn. Please do not open any barn doors or gates.

Please do not enter any other outbuildings.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Free parking on premises
Shared hot tub
Portable air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: electric
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Decorah, Iowa, United States

Harwood Hills consists of the main house, the guest house (which we call the Stuga) and several other out buildings. You will have full and private access to the guest house and shared access to the property grounds and the hot tub. Please do not enter any other out buildings or the main house without Andrew or me accompanying you. We may be out and about on the property tending to chores and yard work but will do our best to give you your own uninterrupted space. Please feel free to join us for meeting the animals or gathering eggs etc. You are always welcome, just pop out and join us as you’d like.

The historic Locust School is very near as well as the Highlandville Store and the Wildberry Winery. What’s New Antiques is also a fun spot for a visit. Decorah is 10 minutes south and full of adventure. Harmony has Estelle’s for dinner and Spring Grove has a lovely new Distillery.

We are always happy to help you find your next favorite area resource!

Hosted by Lindsey

  1. Joined in February 2022
  • 8 Reviews
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During your stay

Please feel free to call or text me with questions while you are staying at the guest house. 563-379-6268. We live in the main house and will be going about homeschool life with three boys, 27 acres, an orchard and quite the cast of barn animals. We are happy for you to join us for animal visits, egg gathering etc, feel free to join us if you see us out and about. Please
Don’t come directly to the main house with questions to provide privacy for our children and two small poodles. Happy to help via phone. The animals are all friendly but please don’t visit them inside the barn without us nor enter into their various pens. Thanks!
Please feel free to call or text me with questions while you are staying at the guest house. 563-379-6268. We live in the main house and will be going about homeschool life with th…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy