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Rock River Retreat Properties: 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:
20 June, 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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Horicon, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Minimum three (3) nights stay for reservations on Holiday weekends.
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 enclosure
    Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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: Boathouse Bungalow Horicon (Marsh), WI
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 52 reviews
Chicago, IL

Charming getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this charming boathouse for the weekend of my boyfriends birthday and it was exactly what we wanted - peaceful and on the water. Everything was meticulous and well cared for. Mary was onsite to greet us and gave us a quick tour of the place and grounds. There is a canoe for you to take out on the river which was really a great way to see nature.

Lucky for us - the horicon street music festival was taking place which was a wonderful way to see local music live, shop from local vendors and take in the local sites.

I would stay here again in a heart beat!!

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Little Place

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 nights at this charming little boathouse. We had some rainy, cool weather, but still enjoyed our time. We did some hiking and birdwatching at horicon marsh and explored the area. It was a peaceful get away and the view from the boathouse was beautiful! Really enjoyed the comfy chairs right outside the sliding doors!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was such a relaxing vacation much-needed and Mary was great what a wonderful host.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Rock River Retreat was very appropriate for the activities we chose to enjoy which was to experience the Horicon Marsh and its eco environment. Although the rainy weather was 'for the birds', the Boathouse, was a delightful way to enjoy and view the experience. A top-notch way to spend time in the Horicon Marsh area, for, in our situation, two people. The Proprietor, Mary D. was a pleasant host.

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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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

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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