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Rock River Retreat Properties: #3 Boathouse Bungalow Horicon (Marsh), WI

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio/ Half Bathroom (Sleeps 2)

A wildlife adventure quest awaits you at your Rock River Retreat. Inside our cozy boathouse bungalow we provide you with all the necessities you need during your stay. Outside, Mother Nature provides the evolving panoramas that surround you. Walk thru the French doors and enjoy up close the sights and sounds of the Rock River. Look directly across the river and gaze at our resident Blue Heron fishing or tending its nest. A group of Pelicans may float by and display their unique fishing skills. Geese and Goslings abound, and even a Swan may be spotted. To further explore your wildlife adventure, the Horicon Marsh International Educational Center is located just five miles down the road,where a personal guide can enhance your birding experience.

If you want to spread out and need your own room, check out the COTTAGE CLUBHOUSE SPECIAL and inquire about our DOUBLE OCCUPANCY RATE .

More Details

Mary Doughty
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Mary Doughty

I grew up in Horicon, and wanted to return for the summers so that my kids could experience everything this area has to offer.

Mary Doughty purchased this studio in 1993

Why Mary Doughty chose Horicon

The location is perfect! It is a very short drive, or bike ride to discover the abundance of outdoor activities available, in addition to what's outside your front door.

What makes this studio unique

The owner/property manager is located near the property, and available for any assistance you may need. The staff can provide you with personal tours/boat rides/bird-watching in the area and are eager to make your stay exceptional!


Horicon Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Rock River Retreat Properties: #3 Boathouse Bungalow Horicon (Marsh), WI
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

Cottage Chic

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable & cute. Enjoyed drinking my coffee on the patio and watching the morning sky. If you forgot to bring something it is in the cottage! Will be returning next year for sure and will bring a fishing pole.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little place, great location on the river

  • 5 of 5

Spent 2 nights, it worked out nicely for me and my husband. Loved the warm and whimsical decor, even some fresh-picked flowers waiting for us. Clean. Lots of lighting options, plenty of windows/doors to open if you like. Weather unusually hot, but A/C and ceiling fan kept us cool. King bed. Not super roomy overall (it is a boat house, after all), but pretty good use of space and the higher ceilings lent a larger look to it. Certainly roomy enough for the 2 of us. Bottled water is provided if you don't like well water. Nice shower option with an additional hand-held tool. Kitchen small but had all we needed. The best part was sitting outside enjoying the quiet river, with a nice breeze, and watching for fish or muskrats or birds. There were 3 seating options, comfortable chairs. Plus a hammock. As others have commented, there's a little traffic noise over the nearby bridge, but it wasn't particularly noticeable or bothersome to us at all, not a factor. The river is a very peaceful view with only a couple homes nearby, trees & lawns, and on the opposite shore mostly just cattails (or whatever it was), so while not secluded, it felt fairly private. We'd visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed her for the weekend, just my husband and I. It is so quiet and peaceful. No one bothers you. Middle of no where. No car noise. Hardly any boats. So peaceful. The cabin is very clean and very cute! We loved it. Perfect for the 2 of us. Mary the owner was very nice and helpful. I'd definitely recommend this place

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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This is a very nice place to stay. Had everything we needed!

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil beauty

  • 5 of 5

Just a wonderful cabin. Decorated so nicely. The location is on a beautiful setting. The hammock and fire pit were my favorite amenities. I needed to use heat a couple nights, and that was very toasty. Birds were plentiful, including a visit from an eagle. The fish plopping on the water surface. Starry skies at night. This property is so beautiful I can not do it justice in words. The bed is big and fluffy with down pillows and comforters. Wood was restocked per request as I used plenty. I want to return again. Mary was responsive, but never intrusive, ever. I had total privacy. The grocery store was a quick 5-10 minute trip. The property is only a 2 hour drive from Chicago making a weekend getaway an easy trip. I really recommend this studio cabin highly.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well decorated and meticulously maintained

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time in the boathouse on the river. Perfect size for 2 people and the building has windows on all 4 sides so you can get a nice breeze flowing through. We enjoyed using the canoe and exploring the marshes along the river and looking at all the birds. Some noise from the county road nearby but it didn't bother us. If you love baked goods take the 45 minute drive to the Amish bakery in Dalton.....everything they sell there is amazing. We would come back to the Rock River Retreat.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vonti Salon
Pentecostal House of Prayer
First Presbyterian Church
Horicon Bank
Beaver Dam Community Hospital
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"Great hiking area in the great outdoors"
Ox-Bo Marine
Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area
"A center where you can learn about the marsh's wildlife and take hikes."
Conservation Hill
Nitschke Indian Mounds Park
Horicon Public Library
Rock River Hills Golf Course
Leroy Meats of Horicon
"Small mom and pop grocery store with a specialty in meats."
Horicon Marsh Boat Tours
The Audubon Inn
Domino's Pizza
Piggly Wiggly
Piggly Wiggly
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Dodge Co. Airport FBO WI Aviation Juneau.,WI.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Horicon Hills Golf Course Horicon, WI.
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Horicon Hills Public Golf Course Horicon, WI.
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Columbus,WI.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Horicon Golf Course/Ginger's Hideaway, Horiocn
Car: recommended

Horicon Marsh International Educational Center N7725 HWY 28 Horicon, WI 53032 & Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Exploritorium, Tour de Marsh Bike & Car Trail

Wild Goose Biking Trail Juneau, WI

Horicon Hills Golf Course Main Street Road Horicon, WI.

Oxbow Marine Juneau, WI

Nitschke Indian Mounds/Red Cloud's Grave Horicon, WI

Dodge County Ledge Park, Horicon, WI. All are located within a 10 mile radius or less of the property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Check-In is at 3:00ish. Check-out is Noonish. Long-term rates are available upon request, please contact the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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