The river valley is bordered mainly by river bluffs or to some Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa mountain peaks and summits. The views are breathtaking. There’s late spring when everything is turning green, the warm summers, and the colors of fall. You can see wildlife of all kinds from a small turtle to a large black bear. The fishing is always great and so are the stories about the big one that got away.
The best house-boating, in our opinion, is located between the cities of Prairie Du Chien, WI to the south, and Red Wing, MN to the north. This part of the river valley has many cities and towns located along it that offer access to tourism, entertainment, and restaurants. Some of them only have docks that are large enough to tie up to so you can venture into town. All of the cities and towns have their own festivals and fairs throughout the house-boating season.
The Mississippi River valley has an abundance of sandbars for everyone to have such pleasures as campfires, swimming, camping with tents, fishing, or just anchoring to it and relax.
House-boating the Mississippi River valley is easy to navigate with red and green markers, called buoys, that show where the main channel is so there is little risk of hitting any obstructions under water. Houseboating on the river offers an unique experience of being able to go through a Mississippi Lock and Dam which was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers starting in 1930. You can even watch a large commercial barge go through the locks and get an understanding of how the navigation system works on the Mississippi River.
House-boating the Mississippi River valley is an unique and enjoyable experience for the whole family and friends.
Mississippi – home to a culture and a river that are so important, they have influenced works of art, writing, and song. This Southern state is a great place to take your next lovers’ trip – whether you plan to go out and see the sights, such as the many plantations around Natchez, or just stay in and enjoy each other. Side trips to spots like Vicksburg National Military Park are sure to be interesting to any history buff, and there are many other places along the way to enjoy the state’s rich Civil War history. Romantic destinations in Mississippi can bring a touch of the Old South into your next vacation.
The area around Natchez, Mississippi is particularly rich in beautiful bed and breakfast retreats. Here, plantations and other Antebellum homes are showcased, giving visitors an idea of earlier times. One example is the Burn Antebellum Bed and Breakfast Inn in Natchez. This home, built in 1834, is a prime vision of a Greek Revival residence built before the Civil War. With seven guest rooms (each with private bath) and a full Plantation style breakfast each morning, you will definitely feel like you are back in the first half of the 1800′s. Also on site are a swimming pool, fountain and a brick patio that is both relaxing and unique.
The Burn Antebellum Inn also offers packages that are fit for any romantic destinations in Mississippi. The Simply Elegant package not only includes excellent accommodations at the Inn, but also many extras to make your stay memorable. Complimentary soft drinks, as well as beer and wine are included with your package stay, as well as a five course dinner at a local restaurant. A horse drawn carriage ride through the historic streets of Natchez will be something that you won’t soon forget.
Another great spot located within Natchez, Mississippi is the Devereaux Shields House, located in the Natchez Historic District. This house was built in 1893 so it is a bit more recent than others in the surrounding area, but the Devereaux Shields House still manages to show a lot of antique charm. Two guest room suites are located in the main house here, and four are in the cottage – and all of the rooms include access to the beautifully maintained and manicured grounds, the delicious gourmet breakfasts and romance packages.