Historic Solar Powered Eco-Cabin

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  • Price

    : $100 /night

  • Bedrooms

    : 1

  • Bathrooms

    : 1

  • Size

    : 500 Sq. Ft.

  • Address

    : 1591 Manawa Trail Rd.

  • City

    : Decorah

  • State

    : Iowa

  • Country

    : USA

  • Zip Code

    : 52101

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  • Amenities :

    Free Parking, Kitchen, Shower, Breakfast, Family & Kid Friendly, Woodstove


Welcome to Fern Hollow Cabin, a historic log cabin in the lush woods of Northeast Iowa. Come alone, or come with friends or family. Come sit still, or come play all day.


The log house is filled with good energy from all the 156 years that people have lived here. It feels good to be connected to our past. It feels good to visit a place where the surfaces are brown, textured, and storied. And it feels good to remember that even without a phone ringing or email calling, you still know how to enjoy the passing of time. Call it your sanctuary, playground, arts space, or hermitage for a silent retreat. It’s all of these, and whatever else you’d like it to be!


This is my great-great-great grandparents’ cabin, built in 1853. We restored it in 1989, and it’s really beautiful! We warmly invite you to come and stay for a day or more. Wrap yourself in the songs of the woods.


See what it’s like to stay in a fully restored 1850s Norwegian log cabin. It’s furnished with antiques, old books, and textiles, but you can LIVE in it – you don’t have to tiptoe around as though you were in a museum. Though it’s been made very special by the passing of time and the changing of the world, in its time the log cabin was a home for the common person.


We can serve you breakfast made from neighborhood-grown food, or you can make your own food in the log house kitchen. There are basic pots and pans and dinnerware there, and if there’s something else you need you can walk up to our place to borrow it. You are welcome to harvest food from our garden for meals that you are preparing in the cabin.


Are you interested in sustainable living practices? Here you’ll see many eco-house features: solar electricity, rainwater collection, local wood harvesting, solar food drying, gardening and food preservation, and more.



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Location : 1591 Manawa Trail Rd.

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