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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 - 3 nights


About the property

Riverside cottage

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:
May 25, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Rock River Retreat Properties: #2 Cottage Clubhouse Horicon (Marsh), WI.
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Cute, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! Mary was very accommodating and the property had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great trip!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Rock River Retreat and it was nothing less than amazing. The cottage is comfortable and well kept. We plan on coming back again in September. This is definitely a yearly trip for us.

Thank you Mary!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy cabin on the Rock River.

  • 4 of 5

The Rock River retreat is a very cozy cabin. The owner keeps the place very clean and the bathroom looks new with great tiles and fixtures. I loved the shower. The decks are placed in all the right places, just where you'd want to sit to watch the pelicans float by. Both the outside and inside furniture were comfy, making it easy to linger just a bit longer. It was surprisingly quiet inside the cabin, given its proximity to County Road S. Our nephew made good use of the hammock in the shade for his afternoon naps. The only minor flaw is that the queen bed is very hard, I prefer a softer bed. The owner was very helpful suggesting great places to eat and places to buy fishing bait. I would recommend the house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Horicon Hills Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Horicon Hills Golf & Rock RiverTap & Ginger's
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Horicon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
USGA Tournament "Stay & Play"
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Seasonal Pricing
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.5%

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.

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