Premier location and unparalleled amenities. Stately architecture and rich heritage. While all these qualities make Hotel Winneshiek unique in Decorah, our warm welcome and passionate embrace of the community give Hotel Winneshiek a quality of hospitality unique unto itself.
Situated in the heart of Decorah, the hotel is part of a thriving main street full of local shops, restaurants, galleries, parks and unique attractions like the Vesterheim Museum. The hotel also offers the region’s best wedding and event venues, including the historic Opera House, with its original tin walls and ceiling, beautiful mezzanine level and dramatic stage.
Blending 21st Century comfort with 19th Century charm, the hotel offers amenities ranging from free Wi-Fi and a fireplace in the marble and terrazzo lobby, to creative small plates and handcrafted cocktails at the Hotel Winneshiek Bar.
From the day it opened in 1905, Hotel Winneshiek set a standard for elegance that has yet to be exceeded. Then, as today, guests entered through tall mahogany doors set between limestone pillars, passing through a vestibule and arcade before entering the three-story octagonal rotunda canopied by a stained glass ceiling. More than a century later, Hotel Winneshiek gleams brighter than ever, honoring the past while exuding a vitality that will make every stay a treasured part of your own history.
This former opera house is Hotel Winneshiek’s most grand space which features its original tin walls and ceiling, wraparound balcony/mezzanine level and dramatic stage, a true elegant setting. Easily accommodating up to two hundred fifty guests for a catered event and standing room for up to three hundred guests. The Opera House offers nearly three thousand square feet of usable space and custom configurations to match the requirements for your event.
104 e water st
decorah, ia 52101
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