Fees & Policies

Cancellation & Reservation Policies:

Weekend (Friday & Saturday): Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to your arrival date or the first nights room and tax will be charged.

Weekday (Sunday-Thursday): Reservations must be cancelled by 4pm day of arrival or the first nights room and tax will be charged.

Special Event Weekends: Thirty (30)-Day Cancellation Policy – If you need to cancel less than thirty days prior to the date of arrival during a Special Event Week, the entire amount for the scheduled stay will be charged. Special Event Weekends Include: Luther College Graduation Weekend, Nordic Fest, Luther College Parent’s Weekend, Decorah High School Graduation Weekend, Luther College Homecoming and Christmas at Luther.

Minimum Stay Requirements: Many weekend night stays and all special event weekends require 2 or 3 night minimum stays. If a reservation is made to include a weekend or event period in which a minimum stay is required, the reservation cannot be reduced to less than the minimum number of nights required. Please call the hotel directly for details.

Luther College Graduation Weekends: Require a 3 night minimum stay and a non-refundable first night room and tax deposit 30 days in advance. Cancellation for Luther College Graduation Weekends must be made 30 days in Advance. Cancellation of rooms on Graduation Weekends less than 30 days in advance will forfeit the first night room and tax and if Hotel Winneshiek is unable to resell the additional nights, the guest will be responsible for payment of the entire stay.

Room Rates and Tax information:

All rates are for up to 2 guests per Queen Deluxe or King Deluxe Room, 4 guests in our Double Queen rooms and up to 4 guests in our Suites. Additional guests are billed at $10.00 per night plus tax. Sales and lodging tax apply to all guest room rates and packages. Roll a way beds are available for some of the larger rooms for $10.00 per night plus tax.

Credit Card Policy

Hotel Winneshiek accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Debit cards will be charged at check-in for the total amount of the stay plus a security deposit of $30.00 per night and Hotel Winneshiek is not responsible for authorizations on Debit Cards not immediately cleared by the card holders financial institution.

Check-in and Checkout Times

Check-in – 3 p.m. Checkout – 11 a.m.

Guest Room Guarantee

While the vast majority of the time we are able to accommodate requests for specific rooms, we do not guarantee a specific room prior to check in. We do guarantee the room type booked or a free upgrade if unavailable. But due to potential maintenance issues and unexpected guest stayovers, we do not guarantee specific rooms.

Children Policy

Children, 12 years and under, always stay free with an adult, when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed inside Hotel Winneshiek, Restaurant or the Tap Room.

Candle Policy

For the safety of all guests and associates, candles are not permitted in guestrooms.

Group Policy

Group blocks for Weddings, Family Reunions and other special events are available on a limited basis throughout the year. Because we are a small 31 room hotel, availability and drop date policies are dependent on the time of the year and the days requested. Minimum stay requirements when in place apply to group block reservations. We reserve the right to limit the number of rooms held by an individual or group. Please call the hotel and ask for a manager for more information on a specific date(s).

Smoking Policy

All 31 guest rooms and public areas are non-smoking. Violators will be assessed a $500 cleaning fee and possible eviction.

Travel Agent Commissions

Rates available via our online reservations or by calling the hotel. As we are an independent hotel, Travel Agents are required to bill the hotel directly following a guest stay for commissions to be paid.