Vennehjem, Decorah’s Active 55+ Community

Vennehjem is the Active 55+ arm of Aase Haugen Senior Services’ Continuing Care Retirement Community that offers active seniors all the components needed for healthy aging, with compassion and companionship in a private stacked ranch home within the community.  Vennehjem’s purpose is to provide a convenient community that allows its members to thoroughly enjoy their active retirement years, free of all the headaches of maintaining their house and yard. Simple. Easy. Living.

Chairs and table on patio

Located on 40 acres of rural paradise, just a stone’s throw from the walking and biking trails that weave throughout Decorah and the surrounding areas, Vennehjem is a sanctuary for active seniors who value their freedom. Here you find comfort, convenience and community - friends and neighbors right down the hall to encourage you to live your dreams. Many large common areas allow you to expand your horizons while enjoying the beautiful natural view from every window.

Enjoy a life of freedom, convenience and security at Vennehjem.  One low monthly fee covers all utilities, except telephone, while our secure facility allows you to simply shut your door and travel as extensively as you like around the world.  Let us worry about the lawn and home repairs while you worry about your next adventure! Call (563)382-6521 or email for more information. Check out our Facebook page as well!

Welcome to the lifestyle of your dreams!

Living at Vennehjem affords certain comforts and conveniences. Which mean the most to you?

Appliances include:

  • Refrigerator
  • Glass top stove
  • Microwave oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage disposal
  • Washer
  • Dryer


  • Electric
  • Natural Gas
  • Water
  • Garbage/Sewer
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless internet

Mechanicals include:

  • High-efficiency furnace
  • Central air conditioning
  • Soft water & water heater
  • Low-energy fluorescent & CFL lighting
  • High-rise comfort toilet
  • Handicap-accessible shower
  • All repairs to the above due to faulty systems or parts


  • Large community back deck
  • Public gardening area
  • Private patio or balcony off your home
  • Lawn mowing
  • General grounds maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • Exterior maintenance and repairs as needed
  • Exterior window washing annually


  • All utilities included in your monthly fees, except telephone
  • Maintenance, repair or replace appliances, systems and fixtures provided by Vennehjem.
  • Maintenance and repair of all community spaces
  • Indoor car wash
  • Indoor mailbox
  • Several large common areas

2020 Vennehjem floor plans Entry Fees Monthly Fees and Rental Option Costs

Your Costs:

One Time

Refundable Entrance Fee Based on your Return of Equity Schedule


Base Monthly Fee

Renter’s Insurance on your Personal Property


Indoor Garage Stall  (based on availability)

Guest Room Usage; fee per use

Meals; fee per use.

Costs are based on the floor plan you select. Call (563)382-6521 today for details and availability! 

View Our Floor Plan

Or email for more details!

Living room in seniors home Senior residence