Step into the grand elegance of the Decker House, a beautiful 1890’s home restored to its original splendor. Amenities include a generous breakfast, private baths, wireless internet and cable television.
The Neoclassical home, with its champagne-colored exterior, greets visitors in a foyer of gleaming oak floors. The large parlor is among the first areas to view the many beautiful antiques. A deep blue Victorian settee, a pump organ, chairs and other 1890s accents provide an elegant and comfortable setting. Breakfast is served in a sunny dining area in the west room. A beautiful staircase of walnut and oak takes you to the second floor past impressive carnival glass lighting.
An authentic “old world” hospitality is served up with hosts who know you by name, refreshing complementary beverages, an endless jar of homemade cookies and a delightful, full breakfast. Our service includes a full working knowledge of the North Iowa area and the innkeepers’ commitment to making your stay a welcome respite from the automated hustle and bustle of modern living.
Innkeeper, Sally Pressly, is an excellent cook and serves a generous breakfast featuring a rotation of freshly baked breads, fruits, homemade granola, pancakes, waffles and egg dishes.
Named for garden flowers, the rooms are accented with vintage dressers and bedroom sets, original woodwork, trim and 1890s details. Each room also has its own TV and private bath outfitted with replica fixtures. In some, the original tile floor has been restored. The Gardenia Room, located on the first floor, is handicap accessible.
The Decker House B&B is located next to Music Man Square in the historic neighborhood of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Historic Park Inn, the Macnider Museum and the Stockman House. Close to other notable sites, such as the Rock Glen neighborhood, Meredith Willson’s boyhood home, the Mason City Public Library, Southbridge Mall and downtown restaurants, the Decker House is the ideal place for a weekend getaway or a week day business stay.
This 1890’s home was once occupied by one of Mason City’s signature families, “The Decker’s”. Jacob E. Decker purchased the Decker Meat Packing Plant, which was located in Mason City’s north end, for $6000.00 in 1901. The plant proved to be a thriving business for the Decker’s and for Mason City’s economy. The plant was sold to Armour Meat Packing Plant in 1935 for 4.972 million dollars and closed for good in 1975.
Purchased by the Mason City Foundation, the Decker House was renovated as a bed and breakfast, and is becoming a popular getaway for those looking for the comfort and intimacy not found in hotels.