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Rock River Retreat Properties: #2 Cottage Clubhouse Horicon (Marsh), WI.

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Riverside cottage

SPECIAL DOUBLE OCCUPANCY RATE AVAILABLE... Reserve this cozy, comfortable, nightly rental and become a member of the Cottage Club. Enter through the sun porch and discover the charm of this two-bedroom one bath accommodation. The kitchen has all the necessities including two refrigerators. One is full size and another under counter model for chilling beverages. For your comfort the cottage has heat and central air conditioning. For you convenience, a washer dryer is available.

In the Living room/dining room the French doors open to a large deck that directly overlooks the Rock River. Here, you can enjoy your favorite brew, and watch the sunrise. Our 25’ pier with built-in bench for bird watching or star gazing is the place to dock your own watercraft, or use the on-site canoe provided to begin your Rock River adventure.

BBQ enthusiasts will find a propane grill arranged on the brick patio along with furniture perfect for outdoor dining. Complete your day by roasting marshmallows around the fire pit.

We welcome you to rural Horicon; home of the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge which provides an undisturbed sanctuary for birds and wildlife. Be our guests at the Cottage Clubhouse as you observe their daily activities and connect with nature. Whether your interests are birding, boating, biking, or just relaxing, please join us at Rock River Retreat and experience all the beauty and adventure this area has to offer. Be sure to inquire about our DOUBLE OCCUPANCY RATE, for just two people wanting more space.

More Details

Mary Doughty
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Mary Doughty

Local person born and raised in the area.

Mary Doughty purchased this cottage in 1993

What makes this cottage unique

You feel like you are on a houseboat you are sooo close to the Rock River.


Horicon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sofa sleeper is located in the living room
  • Queen sofa sleeper is located in the living room.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Rock River Retreat Properties: #2 Cottage Clubhouse Horicon (Marsh), WI.
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

Looking for a relaxing home. Awesome.

  • 5 of 5

This place was what I expected and more. We really enjoyed the home and the property. Very relaxing and a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great time, place was just as advertised! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Relaxing spot on the Rock River.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a great stay at Rock River Resort. Mary actually has three separate units in one spot: 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and 1 bedroom. We stayed in the 2 bed unit. It was great. Very nice and clean. Mary was a great host, letting us borrow her bikes. Horicon and Juneau are very nice communities. Can't think of a drawback other than he house is right next to the highway - but you get used to the sound of the occasional passing traffic. All around great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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The house was comfortable, with a beautiful view of the river. We had a fun stay.

  • 4 of 5

There were no problems at all while we were there. The screen porch and deck were both comfortable with good views of the river. The property owner was responsive to questions. The only concern is it is not easy to get around the property if you have any impaired movement. There are no railings on the stairs down to the front door, and the only other way to the front door is to walk down the hill next to the patio past the retaining wall.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect setting for respite from the Florida heat.

  • 5 of 5

From the flowers in the garden to the decorations in the house this was a true cottage experience. We loved making breakfast every morning and eating out in the Sun-room. Our days were spent canoeing, hiking, visiting Milwaukee and House on the Rock. The location is perfect for access to all that is good about Wisconsin. LeRoy's Meats is a must stop if you are cooking any meals (kitchen is well stocked) and the Dollar General up the road is a perfect place to pick up any small needs without driving too far. We were not ready to leave when the week was up.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Fridley, MN

Great little cottage in a beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

Our family used the cottage as a home base while attending our extended family reunion nearby.

The cottage is cozy, but there is a lot of outdoor seating, so we didn't feel cramped. It's true, the tap water does have a strong iron smell, but a water cooler is available for drinking water.

We loved the sounds of the river, the beautiful sunsets and birdwatching opportunities. Great location for visiting Horicon marsh. Sure beats staying in the city or suburbs! Thank you, Mary, for sharing your lovely spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horicon Public Library
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Piggly Wiggly
Piggly Wiggly
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
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Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
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Car: recommended

Don't miss the Horicon Marsh Educational Center Explorium and also great, easy hiking trails and bird watching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Check-In is at 3:00ish. Check-out is Noonish. Long-term rates are available upon request, please contact the owner. Cancellation policy: Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.