Travel and Lodging Information

The main campus of Upper Iowa University is located in Fayette, Iowa. The city of Fayette is a small community in the northeastern corner of the state. 

Travel Resources

Area Lodging

Name

Location

Features

Phone/Website

Located in Fayette

Boarders Inn & Suites


515½ W. Water St.
PO Box 459
Fayette, IA 52142

Free breakfast buffet, 100% smoke free, refrigerator in every room, microwave in every room, free high speed internet, business center, flat panel tvs, onsite convenience store, onsite exercise facility, guest laundry, iron and ironing board in every room, hair dryer in every room, indoor pool, indoor whirlpool, whirlpool suites, free weekday newspaper, in room safe, onsite lounge 

563-425-0214

888-693-8262 (toll free)

Email Boarders Inn & Suites

Boarders Inn & Suites Fayette website

Cushions Cabins Down Below


900 W. Water St.
Fayette IA 52142

Two furnished cabins

563-425-3501
563-880-0207
563-380-1461

Cushions Cabins website

Approximate distance from Fayette - 8 miles

Best Rest Inn & Suites


108 Hwy. 150 N
West Union, IA 52175

Free wireless internet, conference and meeting rooms, continental breakfast

563-422-3537

Best Rest Inn & Suites website

Deer Ridge Campground


13762 D Avenue
Wadena, IA 52169

 

563-774-2067

Deer Ridge Campground website

Mink Creek Lodge


16724 Bighorn Road
Wadena, IA 52169

Four bedroom lodge with full kitchen, two dining areas, two full baths, washer/dryer, porch and deck, central air conditioning, wireless internet, cable tv, and handicapped accessible. Nearby hiking trails and trout fishing a bonus!

563-774-3055

Mink Creek Lodge website

The Elms Motel


705 S. Hwy 150
West Union, IA 52175

 

563-422-3841
800-422-3843

Elms Motel website 

Approximate distance from Fayette - 15 miles

Hawkeye House B&B


235 W. Main St.
Hawkeye, IA 52147

 

 563-427-3787

Sumner Suites

201 W. 1st Street 
Sumner, IA 50674

 

563-578-8418

Sumner Suites

Sunset Motel

1012 W. 1st St.
Sumner, IA 50674

 

 563-578-5432

The Corner Cottage


213 W. 1st. St.
Sumner, IA 50674

An entire house is yours with this stay! Enjoy 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, dining area, and cozy living room. Single garage stall as well. 

Contact manager, Tami Egan:

563-568-9336

Email The Corner Cottage

The Ice Cream Parlor & Man Cave + The Bunk House

21405 175th St
Sumner, IA 50674

The parlor and man cave can accommodate 4 adults. It includes 1 private bedroom with queen sized bed, the living room has a queen sized pull out couch, plus one full bathroom kitchenette. A separate space, "The Bunk House" can accommodate 6 additional guests including 1 room with two sets of Amish-built cedar post bunk beds which will sleep 4 as well as living area with a pull out couch. The game room includes foosball and air hockey. Outdoor area features fire pit. 

Contact owner Mike Potratz:

319-404-2183

mpotratz7@gmail.com

Approximate distance from Fayette - 18 miles

The Brick City Inn

 


120 Mill St.
Clermont, IA 52135

 

563-423-5976

Boulders Inn and Suites
421 Rock Island Road
Oelwein, IA 50662
  319-238-8194
Email Boulders Inn and Suites Oelwein website
Boulders Inn and Suites Oelwein website

Park View Motel


2508 S. Frederick Ave.
Oelwein, IA 50662

10% discount for seniors and military with online coupon

319-283-3622

Super 8


210 10th St. (HWYS. 150 & 3)
Oelwein, IA 50662

Free wireless internet, pool, continental breakfast

319-283-2888
Superline: 800-800-8000

Super 8 website

Approximate distance from Fayette - 25 miles

The Shady Rest Guesthouse

Calmar
1658 US Hwy 52
Decorah, Iowa 

 

563-379-4132
Shady Rest Guesthouse website

The Farmhouse B&B


2866 270th St.
Fredericksburg, IA 50630

 

563-237-5969

Franklin Hotel


102 Elkader
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

 

563-933-4788

 

Ivy Rose Inn B&B


624 Commercial St.
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

non-smoking rooms only

563-933-4485

Approximate distance from Fayette - 35+ miles

Country Inn & Suites


1202 Highway 9 West
Decorah, IA 52101

 

563-382-9646
800-456-4000

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott


2041 Iowa State Highway 9
Decorah, IA 52101

 

563-382-8800
Fairfield Inn and Suites website

Quality Inn & Suites


705 Commerce Dr.
Decorah, IA 52101

 

563-382-2269
800-334-3277 

Hotel Winneshiek


104 E. Water St.
Decorah, IA 52101

 

563-382-4164

 

Super 8


Highway 9 East
Decorah, IA 52101

 

563-382-8771
Superline: 800-800-8000

Rush Park Motel


1810 1st St. West
Independence, IA 50644

 

319-334-2577
800-429-2577 (reservations only)

Super 8


2000 1st St. West
Independence, IA 50644

 

319-334-7041
Superline: 800-800-8000

Holiday Shores Motel


110 Front St.
McGregor, IA 52157

 

563-873-3449

 

Hampton Inn Waterloo


2034 La Porte Road
Wateroo, IA 50702

Heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub

Guest rooms and suites with microwaves and mini-refrigerators

Accessible rooms available

319-233-2044
Hampton Inn website

Area Restaurants

Name

Cuisine

Price Range

Beverage

Specialties

Location

Meatzy's Deli 

Sandwiches

Low

Soda

 

Fayette
515 W. Water St.
(Hwys. 150 and 93)

DT’s Pub & Primetime Pizza

Burgers, wings, pizza, chili

 

Soda & Beer

Big-screen TVs

Fayette
Main Street

Shiners Bar & Grill

 Burgers, appetizers, sandwiches

 Low

 Full bar

 

Fayette
206 Main Street

Barrel Drive Inn

Broasted chicken, homemade onion rings, hamburgers, tacos, sundaes & cones

Low

Soda, Shakes

Seasonal
drive-in, carry out. Good old-fashioned carhop service. Open March-Oct.

West Union
Hwy. 150

China Kitchen

Extensive Chinese menu, lunch buffet; closed Monday

Lunch specials and buffet; dinner up to 12.95

Soda, Beer

 

West Union
S. Vine Street

 

Dairy Queen

Fast Food

Low

Soda, Shakes

Ice Cream

West Union
Hwy. 18

Hardees

Fast food, drive thru and dining

Low

Soda

 

West Union
Hwy. 150

Subway

Sandwiches

Low

Soda

 

West Union
Hwy. 150

Dairy Queen

Ice Cream, Fast Food

Low

Soda, Shakes

Open year round

Oelwein
7th St.

First Garden

 

Chinese Restaurant, sit-down dining

 

Soda

 

Oelwein
Frederick Ave.

Las Flores

 

Mexican/sit-down dining

 

Soda, Beer, Margaritas

 

Oelwein
Frederick Ave.

McDonalds

 

Burgers, Fast Food

Low

Soda, Shakes

 

Oelwein
1st Ave.

Pizza Hut

Pizza, Pasta, Wings

Moderate

Soda

 

Oelwein
Charles St.

Pizza Ranch

 

Buffet: Pizza, Chicken, Salad bar

 

Soda

 

Oelwein
1st Ave. SE

Subway

 

Deli Sandwiches

Low

Soda

 

Oelwein
Charles St.

Campsites

Campsites are available at the Volga Lake Recreation Area just north of Fayette and at Klock's Island on the west edge of Fayette. Stop in at the Fayette County Tourism building, located at the junction of Hwys 150 & 93, or call (563) 425-4447 for more information.

Airport Information

Airport Shuttles

With a reservation, Upper Iowa Univeristy can provide travel to the airports in Cedar Rapids or Waterloo for $100 each way. This cost can be divided by the number of passengers. For example four passengers, $25 one way per person. Contact 563-425-5848 or events@uiu.edu.

Other Useful Resources (open in new window):

Dubuque Regional Airport (Dubuque, IA)

Eastern Iowa Airport (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Waterloo Regional Airport (Waterloo, IA)

Iowa Traveler Information

Iowa Division of Tourism

Northeast Iowa Tourism

City of Fayette

Volga River State Recreation Area