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Discover Decorah


Welcome to Decorah, located in the bluff country of northeast Iowa and appreciated for its natural beauty. There’s a wealth of things to do, see, and experience when you search for an RV in Winneshiek County. Whether you’re making plans for a romantic getaway, planning a fishing expedition, or going on a shopping spree, there’s plenty of things to uncover when you rent an RV in Decorah.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find that the rolling landscape makes the perfect backdrop for recreational activities. Ice skating, hunting, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, and more are all available here. Foodies will delight in an assortment of local and exotic cuisines. Of particular interest, the Winneshiek Farmers Market draws locals and visitors from around the region. If you’re curious about the area’s culture, there is an abundance of things to do in that department as well. Attend a live performance at a historical ballroom, or get a feel of each community’s culture at an annual celebration and festival. No matter your interests, you’ll be delighted when you book a travel trailer rental in Decorah.

The Great Outdoors

Visit a spectacular 200-foot waterfall at Dunning Springs Park and Ice Cave Hill. Though the park is relatively small (about 115 acres), it is very secluded and full of history. The park boasts miles of hiking trails, a scenic overlook, a cascading waterfall and stream, a stone arch bridge, an ice cave, and historical information signs. Quite the oddity, the Decorah Ice Cave freezes during the summer, kept cold by a glacier below the surface. If you want to access the wild cave, be sure to bring shoes with good grip, a helmet, warm clothing, a headlamp, and at least one other form of light.

The Prairie Farmer Trail is the perfect way for people of all ages and abilities to spend time outdoors. The 20-mile paved stretch of paths runs from Calmar to Cresco and offers spectacular views of the countryside, wildflowers, and birdwatching opportunities. Along the route, you’ll find several stops for restrooms, dining, ice cream, playgrounds, and more. It’s a great way to explore the area when you book an RV rental in Decorah, Iowa.

Looking for a family-friendly place when you rent a motorhome in Decorah? Look no further than the apple orchard in nearby Waukon. The orchard is open from mid-September through Thanksgiving for orchard-fresh apples. There are hayrides, caramel apple sundaes, and a variety of apples, along with other activities. If you’re looking for a fun family outing, this might be the place.

RV Parks

You’ll have several options of where to park your motorhome rental near Decorah. One place is Pulpit Rock Campground. The campground is divided in two: the Pulpit Rock Side and the Twin Springs Side. In total, there are 56 back-in sites and 19 pull-through sites that can accommodate your RV. Sites have 30 and 50 amp electrical service, and there is a dump station and water station on-site. Be sure to bring your canoes and kayaks because, from the campground, you’ll have access to Twin Springs Trout Stream and easy access to Trout Run Trail.

Another nearby RV park is Skip-A-Way RV Park-Campground in Cresco. This family-friendly campground boasts Wi-Fi, firewood sales, modern restrooms with hot showers, a dump station, and a laundry facility. There are also a lakefront splash pad, a sandy beach area, and a picnic area. Feel free to bring your own kayak, canoes, and tubes, or rent one from the campground office and go explore the Turkey River. There’s even an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast (all day) and offers lunch and dinnertime fares such as burgers, sandwiches, chicken buckets, seafood, soups, and salads. Campsites are available in full and partial hookups, and pull-through sites are available to accommodate any size RV rental from Decorah.

Exploring the City

Explore the history and heritage of local Norwegian settlers at Vesterheim — the National Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center. The museum houses more than 33,000 artifacts, 12 historical buildings, a library, archives, and a Folk Art School. In fact, the museum in Decorah has the world’s largest collection of Norwegian-American artifacts. Learn about the historical and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts in what has been called one of “ten great places in the nation to admire American folk art” by USA Today.

Relax and unwind with a glass of wine at the winery north of the city. Located on a century-old family farm amidst the rolling hills of northeast Iowa, you’re invited to spend the day sipping wine and enjoying gorgeous views from the patio. Between May and October, you can order lunch from the restaurant, and all year long, there are cheese and cracker baskets for your enjoyment. Whether you’re looking to gift the perfect wine and accessories or just seeking to spend time with friends and loved ones, come see why this winery has been around for over 150 years.

Interested in learning more about the area’s dairy industry? Stop by Iowa’s Dairy Center in Calmar. Just a few minutes away when you reserve a campervan rental in Decorah, the dairy center provides education for dairy farmers, students, and curious guests. The dairy center features a parlor and a robotic milking system with viewing areas that are open 24 hours a day. The center is operated by a non-profit organization that seeks to provide ongoing education for dairy farmers through its educational classrooms, labs, freestall barn, calf barn, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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