The Bakke Family Farm, located East of Decorah, is a 5th-generation family-owned operation. The close-knit family ultimately decided to make the home into a vacation rental as a way to share and keep alive countless special memories from when it was once their Grandparents. The entire clan is eager to share the beauty and serenity of Northeast Iowa with their guests, in a similar spirit to the one they remember from their own childhoods in this special place.
The Bakke Family Farmhouse Vacation Rental is available to rent out by the week or weekend. 4 bedrooms with 4 queen-sized beds, 2 rollaway beds in den, fully-stocked kitchen including microwave, stove, oven, and refrigerator; washroom with washer and dryer, dining room, living room, den, full-sized spacious outside deck, grill, and patio furniture. Full bath upstairs, 1/2 bath main floor and bathroom/shower basement. Spacious fenced-in lawn.
This Farm House was initially rented out by families for years at a time. But when tenants moved on after 14 years, and the family was unable to find suitable renters, they decided to make the space into a vacation rental house. The Bakke’s undertook many updates and repairs to the home and then filled it with cozy furniture and all the amenities a guest could want. Always striving to keep the place in tip-top shape, Jan has had as many as 6-10 keys out to various contractors at one time, including electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and painters. That certainly took some patience, but it paid off in the end.
The Bakke family values the peacefulness, tranquility, and simplicity of country living. They honor their Northeast Iowa roots. They also put a premium on welcoming and appreciating the opportunity to meet new people. They intend to preserve the simplicity of the space and invite guests to do the same.
The Bakke family is an integral part of the area. They are incredibly, collectively grateful for the encouragement from other regional members of the hospitality community and those who create "word-of-mouth" advertising– an invaluable resource for any family-run local business. They hope to eventually leave behind a legacy of goodness, stemming from the deep roots their grandparents once planted, outward to all who visit.
Don’t miss it. When you combine the short distance from historic Decorah, the beautiful 4-bedroom house, spacious deck, and huge fenced-in yard, and satellite TV, the Bakke Family Farm is a truly special place to re-set with family and friends.
Price: $200.00 plus tax per night – 2 night minimum. Deposit is $250.00
Rule: No pets, no smoking
Contact: Jan and Arleen Krueger by leaving a message on their home phone at 563-382-2811
Location: 4 1/2 miles east of Decorah, IA on Highway #9
Address: 2131 Oil Well Road