Tiny Houseboat Rental
Breath-taking Mississippi sunsets can be yours from a stay in our “tiny houseboat”. Anchored in place in the Waters Edge Marina in Stoddard, this cozy, one room houseboat is meant for two. The provided amenities- bedding, towels, soaps, basic kitchen supplies including a coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator, large cooler, and sink- allow for a relaxing stay, as the rhythm of the river seeps in and soothes the weary.
Upper deck viewing is a highlight- enjoy a fabulous skyline and some of the 250 species of birds and waterfowl that live and/or migrate along the Mississippi. You might catch a glimpse of the resident mink or an otter, and hear the cadence of the crickets, the croak of the bullfrogs and the calling of birds. Rent a kayak and enjoy the clean air, water, and wildlife found in the areas of habitat restoration.
Experience the remoteness of the river, surrounded by impressive bluffs left untouched during the last glacial period. The heavily timbered hills, Waters Edge’s own artesian spring, and the nearby Coon Creek have all helped in developing the nearby hills and valleys. This Driftless Area evokes an awe and awareness for the beauty and bounty of wildlife that surrounds Stoddard.
River restoration has resulted in an abundance of fish, waterfowl and wildlife. The results are beyond description, as you immerse yourself in the wonder of the area. A sense of reverence, of peace, of wonderment, can be had. Locals can direct you to area trails, including a walk or two to eagle nests.
Accommodations include AC/heat, a fold-down double bed, gas grill (propane available for purchase), a water closet with porta-potty, access to the campground shower and access to a charcoal grill and fire ring on the nearby island. All of this for $75 a night. Call today for reservations!