RESERVATIONS POLICIES: Please reserve your stay on our secure online system, or by calling the inn direct at 563-382-9355. Rates may vary during peak times. Please read our cancellation policy carefully as upon making a reservation, you are agreeing to the terms of our policies and cancellations.
NORDIC FEST WEEKEND: The last full weekend in July requires a three-night minimum stay.
DEPOSIT: Your reservation is held with any major credit card.
FINAL PAYMENT: Will be taken at time of arrival.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Notification is required 14 days prior to reservation in order to receive a refund. When canceling 14-4 days prior to reservation, a cancellation fee of 50% will be charged unless we are able to re-book the room, at which time the re-booking fee will be $30. When canceling three days or less prior to reservation, you forfeit the cost of your stay unless we are able to re-book the room, at which time the fee will be $30.
WHOLE HOUSE RESERVATIONS & CANCELLATIONS: When booking the entire house, a non-refundable $150 fee will be charged upon making the reservation, plus a 25% deposit for the total cost of all rooms is due 2 months prior to arrival. Full payment is due upon arrival. When canceling a full house booking, notification must be given via email 60 days prior to arrival date or the entire deposit will be forfeited. If cancelled 30 days or less prior to arrival the total cost will be charged with a refund only of the cost of the rooms we are able to rebook.
CHECK IN: 3-6PM. MUST CALL IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE LATER THAN 6PM!.
CHECK OUT: By 11AM
CHILDREN: Families with children are welcome.
PETS: Sorry, due to potential guest allergies, no pets are allowed.
SMOKING: No smoking in the Inn or on the porch.
PARKING: off-street parking and our parking lot is available for our guests.
Please call the inn to make reservations when using a gift certificate, as we only honor Dug Road gift certificates. To order gift certificates, please order online, or call (563) 382-9355.
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The Dug Road Inn is an Italianate style home, built in the 1860’s by
Lt. Col Wm.T. Baker who was instrumental in forming the first English Colony in the area. He also was the proprietor of one of the woolen mills in Decorah. This house has been the home of many interesting people: Stubby Baker, Wm.’s brother, was of short stature thus explaining the low doorknobs in the house and Blanch Duncan who was famous for her delicious chocolate cake (not sure if there is a connection to the cake mix brand). The five guest rooms are named after previous residents of the home. Doug and Shirleen Sturtz purchased the home in 1999 and have refurbished the house to its original grandeur plus in 2910 they raise the roof making the previously small walk-up attic into a gorgeous large suite. Since 2000, the DUG ROAD INN has provided guests a welcoming getaway… where strangers meet and leave as friends.
On June 1, 2016 Doug and Shirleen retired and are very happy to report they have leased the Inn to new Innkeepers: Carina Cavagnaro and Micah Merrifield.
Directions once in Decorah
1. From the intersection of HWY 52 and HWY 9 head East on IA-9
2. Turn Left at first stop light onto Short Street
3. Short Street bends to the left and becomes Mechanic Street
4. Turn Left at first stoplight onto Broadway Street
5. Go one block and turn Right onto North Mill Street
6. Dug Road Inn is located on the left next to The First Lutheran Church on the corner of Mill Street and Main Street