Discover the top things to do in Decorah, like exploring the nearby ice cavern

Whether you’re a history buff or an outdoors enthusiast, the Country Inn & Suites puts you close to all the best things to do in Decorah, including browsing the Porter House Museum exhibits and touring the cavern at Decorah Ice Cave State Preserve. After you wake up in one of our comfortable hotel rooms or suites, enjoy a leisurely day on the course at Oneota Golf & Country Club. Historic Luther College is about two miles away, and Vesterheim is even closer, offering a fascinating glimpse into the area’s Norwegian heritage. For a uniquely entertaining experience, make your way to Seed Savers Exchange to learn about heirloom plant varieties.

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The Bily Clocks Museum

9.78 mi / 15.73 km from the hotel
At The Bily Clocks Museum, you can view intricate clocks that were hand-carved by brothers Frank and Joseph Bily between the years of 1913 and 1958.

De Novo Barn

2.09 mi / 3.36 km from the hotel
An ideal location for weddings and other events, the De Novo Barn is a stunning Amish barn that sits on 200 picturesque acres of land.

Eagle's Nest

1.68 mi / 2.71 km from the hotel
Accessible along the Trout Run Trail, this famous eagle nest has its own streaming webcam feed.

Decorah Ice Cave State Preserve

1.67 mi / 2.68 km from the hotel
Spelunkers of all skill levels should not miss a visit to Decorah Ice Cave State Preserve, which features one of the Midwest’s largest limestone caverns containing an ice formation.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum

11.86 mi / 19.09 km from the hotel
The historic Masters Hotel was once home to Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. Listen as knowledgeable tour guides share insights about the time the Ingalls family spent here.

Luther College

1.27 mi / 2.04 km from the hotel
Beautifully designed by a colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright—Jens Jensen—this college campus is a can’t-miss destination during your visit to the Decorah area.

Oneota Golf & Country Club

3.54 mi / 5.7 km from the hotel
Located next to the Upper Iowa River, the Oneota Golf & Country Club offers scenic views and challenging greens.

Porter House Museum

0.9 mi / 1.45 km from the hotel
Step into the Victorian era as you peruse the art and artifacts collected by Adelbert Field Porter and Grace Young Porter.

Seed Savers Exchange

6.45 mi / 10.38 km from the hotel
For an introduction to the history and process of seed saving, stop by the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center before wandering through the beautiful display gardens at this attraction.

Trout Run Trail

0.11 mi / 0.17 km from the hotel
Taking its name from the Decorah Trout Hatchery, this 11-mile loop offers bicyclists, walkers, and joggers an easy escape into Decorah’s beautiful natural settings.


0.98 mi / 1.57 km from the hotel
Featuring more than 30,000 artifacts and an impressive library, this museum preserves the history of the Norwegian-Americans who settled the Decorah area.

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

9.32 mi / 15.01 km from the hotel
Take a tour of the nine-acre farm and then enjoy a glass of locally produced wine on the outdoor patio at this winery.