About the House and It's Namesake
Welcome. Step inside the grand elegance of The Decker House, a beautiful 1890's home restored to its original splendor. 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. A beautiful staircase of walnut and oak takes you to the second floor past impressive carnival glass lighting.
Authentic "old-world" hospitality is served by a host who knows your name,provides complementary beverages, fresh bakes "endless" cookies for the jar, and prepares a delightful, full breakfast in the morning. Offering working knowledge of the North Iowa area and a commitment to making your stay a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Innkeeper, Cynthia Lewerke, is an excellent cook, serving a generous breakfast featuring a rotation of freshly baked breads, fruit, homemade granola, waffles, and egg dishes.
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 a popular getaway for those looking for comfort and intimacy not found in hotel chains.
The Decker House B&B is located next to the Music man Square in the historic neighborhood of Frank Lloyd Wright's Historic Park Inn, the MacNider Museum, the Stockman House, and the new Mason City Arena. Close to other notable sites, such as the Rock Glen neighborhood, Meredith Wilson's boyhood home, the Mason City Public library, and downtown restaurants. The Decker House is the ideal place for a weekend getaway or a week day business stay.
Places to visit while you are here
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