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Romantic Stay at the Historic Hotel Winneshiek and Opera House
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Romantic Stay at the Historic Hotel Winneshiek and Opera House

The historic Hotel Winneshiek and Opera House offers an exceptional romance promotion. Why not surprise that special someone with an overnight stay for Valentines? The promotion includes the guest’s choice of wine or champagne, along with chocolate covered strawberries or a cheese and fruit plate upon arrival. The promotion package also contains a $50 gift certificate for breakfast in bed for two or may be applied to a delectable dinner at Hotel Winneshiek’s Restauration.

The Hotel Winneshiek first greeted guests on April 27, 1905. The original guests entered through massive mahogany doors flanked by exquisite limestone pillars. A stained glass ceiling covered the opulent three-story lobby. The hotel was sold several times and the years took their toll on the historic property. Helen Basler purchased the landmark and reopened the hotel in 2000, after restoring the building and the hotel’s opera house to their former glory. The opera house is available for weddings and other private events.

Today, guests are always greeted with a warm welcome by the friendly staff. Live music often fills the grand octagonal marble and terrazzo atrium lobby. Each luxurious room features deluxe accommodations with free high-speed internet and an LCD television. The first-floor executive king room is highlighted by a jetted tub for relaxing. Several of the suites are furnished with double whirlpool tubs and two bathrobes.

Fortunate guests may view a musical or theatrical production in the hotel’s opera house and view the magnificent tin walls and ceiling, along with the magnificent mezzanine level and dramatic stage. Hotel Winneshiek is located in the heart of Decorah, Iowa’s thriving art and shopping district. The district boasts several parks that are ideal for an afternoon stroll. The Vesterheim Museum is also located nearby. Reservations and directions are available on the website.

For a romantic stay in a historic district of small town America, Hotel Winneshiek is the ultimate experience.

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  1. MrsH
    Would like to go. Mrs. H
    1. Victor Levi Zebadiah
      Thanks for the vote and comment Mrs. H.! The lobby looks spectacular!

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