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. We do not charge the card until you check-in. However, a deposit is taken for whole house rentals and special promotional deals.
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 cancelling 14 to 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 cancelling 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 25% deposit for the total cost of all rooms is due 2 months prior to arrival. Full payment is due upon arrival. When cancelling 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 re-book.
CHECK IN: Anytime after 3:00 pm. You will receive an email 2 days prior to your arrival with detailed self check-in instructions. We are not always around during check-in hours. If you need assistance in checking in, please let us know in advance and we can try to accommodate.
CHECK OUT: By 11 AM on the final morning. Please leave the keys in your room. Thanks!
CHILDREN: Families with children are welcome. Children under 2 are the same price as adults when adding additional guests.
PETS: Sorry, due to potential guest allergies, no pets are allowed.
SMOKING: No smoking on the property.
PARKING: off-street parking and our parking lot is available for our guests. There is 5 spots, 3 on the gravel and 2 in front of the garage.
Please call the inn to make reservations when using a gift certificate, as we only honour Dug Road Inn gift certificates. To order gift certificates, please call (563) 382-9355. *Gift certificates are non-refundable.
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The Dug Road Inn is an Italianate style home, built in the 1860’s by
Lt. Col William.T. Baker who was instrumental in forming the first English Colony in the area. He also was the proprietor of one of the woollen mills in Decorah. This house has been the home of many interesting people: Stubby Baker, William’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 2010 they raised 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.
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