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Family-friendly cabin on the Mississippi River—Private Dock, Newly Renovated

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Riverfront cabin on the Mississippi River

Welcome to the Sunny Shanty at the Mississippi River Retreat in Buffalo City, Wisconsin!

This 2 bedroom cozy cabin sits on approximately two acres of flat land surrounded by trees. Located less than a half mile from a public dock, this cabin has its own private dock directly across the street on the beautiful Mississippi River. Bring your fishing boat, ski boat, or jet ski and dock it for the weekend (or week!).

The cabin sleeps up to 8 people, has 2 bedrooms both with queen size beds. It has a newly remodeled bathroom. There is a sofa sleeper in the living room that pulls out to a full size bed. Blankets, sheets, pillows, and towels are included. The living room also has a flat screen TV with Blue-Ray Player and cable TV. It is located right off the kitchen which is a full size kitchen complete with full size fridge, dishwasher, range, microwave, and coffeemaker. The kitchen peninsula has two bar stools and is open to the living room.

Just off the kitchen and living room area is another TV room perfect for kids (Xbox 360 included with several games!), which also has a couch that folds down into a full size bed. This room also has a kitchen table that seats four. Use it for eating or playing games. The beautiful and scenic porch is just off the game room and has a beautiful view of the back yard (see pictures!). There is a quaint front porch perfect for having your morning coffee and taking in the view of the river.

*For groups larger than 8 people please contact us about additional lodging.

Outside amenities include:



Private dock

River views

Plenty of yard space for outdoor games

More Details

Marti Gabel or Michelle Schmidtknecht
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Marti Gabel or Michelle Schmidtknecht

The Mississippi River Retreat was purchased by three families who live in Buffalo County and love the area. We enjoy fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and of course, boating. We purchased the “Sunny Shanty” and adjacent cabin in 2015 and have been busy getting the cabin ready to rent out so other families can enjoy the river and beautiful area and scenery as much as we do.

Marti Gabel or Michelle Schmidtknecht purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Marti Gabel or Michelle Schmidtknecht chose Cochrane

Located on the Mississippi River with a private dock. Quaint cabin with approximately 2 acres of flat land including a fire pit area, grill area, and porch. Enjoy time on the river either boating, fishing, or hunting, or simply relax and unplug enjoying the view of the Mississippi.

What makes this cabin unique

Public dock access and private dock.


Cochrane Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Recently renovated. Towels included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom also has a dresser and full size closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a full size closet.
  • Linens, pillows and blankets included! There is also full size sofa sleeper in the living room, and a full size futon sleeper in the game room. *contact owners for groups larger than 8 for additional lodging.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
For groups larger than 8 please contact owners about additional lodging available.


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Family-friendly cabin on the Mississippi River—Private Dock, Newly Renovated
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

quiet, cozy, pretty, basic in some ways, excellent in others

  • 4 of 5

The river is great (even at the beginning of March & wintery/spring). the cabin suited us 3 singles fairly well (the 3rd 'bed' wasn't great, but we knew it was not a bed). We spent loads of time at the peninsula noshing (kitchen is small but really gets the job done) and we liked the living room with nice furnishings and fireplace. we used the fireplace loads! loved that.

It was very quiet which is what we were looking for, 3 friends meeting up in God's beauty to hang out, without needs for entertainment. we saw loads of Eagles within half hour drives as it is eagle nesting time and one of us LOVES eagles. no wi-fi was too bad. it seemed a little strange that we were asked to strip the beds - we were happy to do it but I'm not used to that being part of the service world. It was really easy to work with the owners and it was easy in and easy out. We had a great experience. It's clean, neat, clear. I'd stay again for sure, although not sure when that would happen, as this was a perfect mid-point for meeting and I'm not sure what would draw me back there otherwise. Unless, of course, I wanted to simply enjoy the exact things we enjoyed which was beauty, quiet, cozy days away. Which it provided!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don’t do justice this place is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my best friend did a moms weekend away and it was beyond perfect! The best we’re comfy the fireplace was perfect. We arrived at night when it was dark and woke up to a beautiful view! Bathroom was tight but it didn’t bother us what so ever. We will be back in the summer with our family that’s for sure! Large screened in porches large yard perfect cabin! Best quote for this cabin a ‘Diamond in the Ruff’

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute one-story across from the river.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our two young girls and the size was perfect for us. Cute and cozy home in a quaint little town, and our girls enjoyed the board games!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for s eeekend fall getaway. It rained most of the weekend but the home was nice and cozy.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

What a great Wisconsin rental! Plenty of room, beautiful scenery, very well kept! All the comforts of home! Loved our stay and will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Beautiful cabin on the river! Lots of space and great for a weekend getaway with friends.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is on a beautiful, quiet site right across from the Mississippi River. There's a huge yard with plenty of seating, great for yard games or a campfire. It rained most of days the time we were there, but we enjoyed the fireplace and playing games on the three-season porch. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
LaCrosse, WI
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Walnut Grove Golf Course, Cochrane, WI
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Winona, MN
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River Ratz
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Alma Public Beach

Small, quiet town located on the Mississippi River, close to other small towns with shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.5%

For groups larger than 8 contact owners for additional lodging. Fees are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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