Located in the middle of a quiet historic shopping district. This boat has the all the air conditioned comforts of home . Sleeps 3 adults and 2 children comfortably. I don't buy cheap mattresses ! The kitchen table folds down into a bed and is 6' 3" across. Just a short walk to the banks of the Guadalupe river where you can swim, kayak and fish in peace. Great restaurants located within walking distance. Free WiFi available and tons of great movies on DVD as well as Direct satellite .TV Don't flounder around fishing for a place to stay. Cast away your cares and reel in memories .Your family will love it ! I am a top ranked Premier Partner so you can relax and enjoy your vacation because you are in good hands. I live on site and can address any concerns right away .The unit comes with its own private deck with BBQ pit and a view out the back of a stone fountain with goldfish the kids can feed.You also will have your own private fire pit so pack your marshmallows.The Minnow also comes with the use of 2 free kayaks. I have 3 other units on site and can accommodate up to 18 people if you have a group. My other units are The Loft on the Loop, Two for Texas couples suite and Hill Country Headquarters. All my units have their own private entrance so you can come and go at any hour you like. I hear the following comments from guest repeatedly, "Its much more spacious than it looked online" , " amazing attention to detail" ,"Its so quiet and comfortable" and finally, "We will be back!" There is a folder with local eateries and fun things to do in the yacht. The link for a 3D tour of the yacht is located below and is a must see !!! Just copy and paste the matterport link below...Its super cool way to get a real feel for the spaciousness !!!
Fully refurbished 1959 yacht . 300 square feet of luxury.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 11, 2018
My name is Darrin and I am a corporate Houston burnout and have have been a full time artist /innkeeper for the last 20 years.
Darrin purchased this Boat in 2012
Why Darrin chose Ingram
Ingram is a great artist colony and being an artist myself I couldn't think of anywhere in Texas I would rather live.
What makes this Boat unique
The B&B is located on the same property as the original Ingram home built by J.C.W. Ingram in 1870. For the previous 10,000 years it was a camp for Native Americans on the bank of the Guadalupe river. The people who could have camped or built anywhere chose this particular spot .
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Charming boat by the river!
Great stay with Darrin and Hank! My kids had a blast. Close to quaint shops and plenty of outdoor adventure. The boat is fantastic, with everything you need for your stay. Darrin made a great fire for smores and hotdogs! It is close to nearby South Llano State Park and Devil's River Sinkhole State Park if you are up for some adventure. In the fall, Lost Maples isn't too far either. My little guy loved the fishing nearby and can't wait to come back in the summer for a swim!
Better than advertised!
We had such a fun time. First of all, when you are the dad and you say "hey guess what I rented a yacht for Thanksgiving weekend" and everyone realizes they won't drown, they are really into it. its a big deal to have everybody excited to go somewhere for the weekend with out a price tag in the thousands.
The place is lovely, I have never been out that way toward Kerrville very much, Ingram is a really nice little town with a really nice grocery store and whole bunch of charming little shops and you are right there in the middle of it. The river is right across the street. I hear Darrin has kayaks but we just went for a walk down there, I would like to come back in the summer because it is on a really wide part of the river with a little 2 ft dam that the water flows over nicely.
The grounds where the SS Minnow was docked are very nice and private. One of my son's is autistic and has trouble in noisy crowded environments, even like a hotel lobby or something but this boat was perfect. he could go outside and kind of hover around the place which is what he likes and he was happy inside the cozy environment.
The boat itself is a marvel. Darrin built this whole thing himself basically and so there is a good shower, a sink and a toilet and they all work great. Excellent internet, really seriously good internet, and a nice tv and a useful ac/heater. And its funky and its fun and the small space works. I mean there's nothing about the place that does not work the way a traveller wants it to. The patio on the top of the boat, on the roof of the bedroom is perfect, we grilled steaks up there -- and that was just a perfect moment.
Darrin is an impeccable host. I dont know if he is just naturally talented at it or if he has learned over the years what is just right, but i just cant imagine he would ever get a bad review. Conscientious and flexible and interesting and generous with his time. He showed me an old GM bus that he was working on to make a nw vacation rental for and that one looks like it will be a marvelous place to stay.
I'm a simple guy who really likes to go find a nice place to hole up and get out of everybody's way, so for me this was some of the best money I ever spent on a little getaway.
This whole thing made me like HomeAway, little Texas towns, boats and my kids much better. Highly recommended.
We loved our stay. Darrin was so welcoming and accommodating. He made us feel right at home and he has thought of everything you might need during your stay. We loved the charm of the yacht and after a long day sightseeing, it was awesome to come “home” and cook hot dogs and s’mores with the fire pit that Darrin stocked for us and lit for us. The dog, Hank Earl, was a special treat for my kids. Thank you Darrin for treating us like family. We will be back, for sure.
Enjoyed you and your family, glad y'all had some family time and made some memories! Kids forget about video games but not cooking marshmallows on the Fire
So much fun!!!
We used the S.S. Minnow as our base of operations for a Father & Son weekend and had a blast! My 7yr old son LOVED the boat and I was blown away with the comfort and laid back vibes! Definitely will be back!!!
Really enjoyed having ya'll and if you come back with the family I can send you links to my other properties on this site...
Fun weekend even with the rain
Everything we wanted to do was easily accessible from the location. Great recommendations. Such a charming boat!
Very fun atmosphere!!
The boat was an awesome experience you couldn’t get anywhere else! Darrin is a outstanding host!!! If you ever wanted to experience the true small town loving in Texas this is your chance don’t miss it!!
Really enjoyed having you all and hope to see you again soon!
Located just a short walk from the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe river. The B&B is located in an historic shopping district with world class art and antiques.Three great restaurants within easy walking distance. Take a minute to take the 3D tour of the boat on this website, it is located under "owner info" at top of the first page. So much better than flat pictures !!!