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Thursday, December 10, 2020

2-Night Stay at The Retreat at Rendered Unique Giveaway: Day 10

It's Day 10 of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!

What a special treat I have for you today. Who doesn't need a little getaway next year?
I've found a Midwest beauty for you - The Retreat at Rendered Unique.

2-Night Stay at The Retreat at RU Giveaway: Day 10
Our family rented our first AirBnB last Summer {I know we are behind in the times!} when we needed a short getaway. After a few months of quarantine the walls were starting to close in and our family of 5 needed a much 3 day break from life.

We settled on Decorah, Iowa, which is about a 3 hour drive from our town. Just far enough away, yet short enough to get there quickly. We stayed HERE, at the Canoe Creek Lodge. A simple cabin in the country with a private pond and dock that our kids and dog absolutely loved.

I hadn't been to the town of Decorah since high school so I sat down, did some research and was PLEASANTLY SURPRISED of all the things to do there. It's small college town nestled in the bluffs of Northeast Iowa. It's widely known for it's popular nature activities: trout fishing, grand bike trails, rivers, kayaking, parks, waterfalls, hiking trails and so much more.

Beyond nature it's a small college town! So it's filled with shopping, cool restaurants, new breweries, historic landmarks, museums and wineries. There is literally fun on every corner.

On a weekly basis my kids bring up Decorah. We made so many memories there and we'd go back there in a heartbeat!

2-Night Stay at The Retreat at RU Giveaway: Day 10

Owner, Jamie not only has a beautiful 2 bedroom {sleeps 6!}, 2 bath AirBnB to rent out all year long on the top floor, she also owns the gorgeous the popular home decor store below. You'll find yourself staring at the renovated building just driving by.

Her store below is filled with antique furniture, re-habbed vintage finds and handmade home decor and accessories from over 25 local and regional artists.

2-Night Stay at The Retreat at RU Giveaway: Day 10

Aren't her items one of a kind and gorgeous?

And we have even chatted up that gem of a place above the shop yet! Their fun and unique AirBnB upstairs is a completely renovated apartment from 1900. It occupies the entire second floor of the brick house. Full of historic charm and modern conveniences it's the perfect girls trip getaway, babymoon, a romantic weekend away or a place your family can just unwind at during the week.

The master bedroom has a full en suite bathroom and the second bedroom has a queen bed. There is a private den with a queen sleeper sofa {which also doubles as a fun room for the kids!}. The open concept kitchen is perfect for entertaining, while a private second story deck can be accessed via the den.

2-Night Stay at The Retreat at RU Giveaway: Day 10

Are you ready to book your trip yet?

Go ahead! Take a look at their calendar HERE. They have plenty of dates available for 2021 {and it's no question we could ALL use a vacation next year}.

I'm thinking this place would be perfect for my girlfriend's to stay at - then we'd visit some of my favorite Decorah hot spots - the Toppling Goliath Brewery, Mabe's Pizza, Dragonfly Books, Impact Coffee, Oneota Food Co-op, Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Company, Pieces Home Market, Modish, Wildberry Winery, Beyond the Bar Bakery.....and so many more.

I didn't even mention the hiking trails, caves and waterfalls that are AMAZING TO SEE IN PERSON.

2-Night Stay at The Retreat at RU Giveaway: Day 10

So, here's the great news.

I'm giving away a 2-night stay at The Retreat at Rendered Unique!

Now, I fully know many of my readers are not located in the Midwest. But, how about tagging a friend of yours that is? Let's share the love! How good would it feel to gift this stay to someone who needs it?

And for those that are local to the Midwest - HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!

One winner will receive the following:
Simply use the Rafflecopter Giveaway icon below for multiple ways to enter. Also, make sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook as I'll be pulling all entries from those social media handles as well. U.S. residents only please. One random winner will be chosen on December 12th.

A big, beautiful thank you to Rendered Unique in Decorah, Iowa for partnering on this post. Make sure to visit their store for fun and unique Christmas gifts this year!

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Would you like to comment?

  1. I would definitely take my husband - maybe our kids too!

  2. My husband and inhave been talking about visiting Decorah for years...either him or some of my photography friends!

  3. Girls trip! With the ones it’s been far too long seeing!

  4. Some other daily members and I would have a great time. Maybe a girls weekend!

  5. That’s hard. I would either take my husband and toddler boys or I would take my sisters and mother for a girls weekend. Tough choice.

  6. Love Decorah and this place is adorable! I would take my family or make it a girls trip with friends!

  7. This would be such a fun girls trip!!

  8. Oh!!! We have talked about taking the kids to Decorah for years! This would be perfect!

  9. I would take my mom, mother in law, and sisters-in-law!

  10. I would invite my Mama. She would be so excited!

  11. My husband... thanks for the chance to win! 💗💖💗