Fees & Policies

Cancellation, Deposit & Reservation Policies:

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

Weekday (Sunday-Thursday): Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to your arrival date or the first night’s 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 Weekend, the entire amount for the scheduled stay will be charged. Special Event Weekends Include: Luther College Graduation Weekend, Decorah High School Graduation, Nordic Fest, Luther College Parent’s 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. Please call the hotel directly for details.


Luther College Special Event Weekends, and Nordic Fest: Require minimum stays and a non-refundable first night’s room and tax deposit at the time of reservations.

Room Rates & Tax Information:

All rates are for up to 2 guests per King Executive 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 $15.00 per night.

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 $50.00 per night and Hotel Winneshiek is not responsible for authorizations on Debit Cards not immediately cleared by the card holders financial institution.

Check-in & Checkout Times:

Check-in – 3 p.m. Checkout – 11 a.m.

Children Policy:

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

Pet Policy:

Hotel Winneshiek allows dogs and charges a non-refundable Pet Fee of $35 per dog per night with a 2 dog maximum, charged upon arrival. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate other pets besides dogs. Pets not registered with the front desk are subject to a $250 service fee. Additional fees may apply if damage is found in the guest room upon check out; this includes flea treatment of the room. Service animals for physical assistance are not subject to the pet fee. However, the owner may be liable if the pet causes any damage. Service animal ID is required to waive the fee. I understand that should my pet disturb other hotel guests, the hotel will have no other choice but to refuse further accommodation for my pet. Pets may not be unattended in the hotel at any time. In compliance with health code regulations, pets are not permitted in food and beverage areas at any time except for service animals. For the safety of your pet and our staff, housekeeping services will not be provided if your pet is in the room. Please contact the front desk to set up services between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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 34 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 34 guest rooms and public areas are non-smoking. Violators will be assessed a $500 cleaning fee and possible eviction.