The River House

5235 N 290 W Howe

Contact Information

260-854-3794
Perfect for fishing, canoeing, relaxing and visiting Shipshewana, which is just a short 8 mile drive through beautiful Amish country. A very quiet area right on the river. We have had an otter swim by our house. We watched a deer swimming just upstream. For bird lovers, we have seen egrets, osprey, a kingfisher, sand hill cranes, and a frequent visitor is the blue heron. Woodpeckers, finches, bluebirds, hummingbirds, etc. are at home here. For the fishermen there are small-mouth and large-mouth bass, pike, walleye, crappie, blue gills, perch, catfish and more. Just across the water is a nature preserve. This is a great spot for nature lovers!

We have 2 canoes and a flat bottom boat available for a small fee of $15 each per day. It is just a short paddle upstream to beautiful 60 acre Pigeon Lake.

The house is two stories. The downstairs has a cabin feel. It consists of an open living room, dining area and kitchen as well as a bedroom and small half bath. The upstairs offers a landing, very large great room, nice bedroom and bath with a shower. The great room is large, nicely furnished and offers a beautiful view of the river. There are tables on both floors that overlook the river. The large porch was recently updated with new paint and new screens.

The house features 2 bedrooms (1 queen bed upstairs/2 twin beds downstairs)and a great room upstairs with a futon. The River House can comfortably sleep 6. There is one bathroom with a shower upstairs and a half bath downstairs.

Prepare meals in a fully equipped kitchen – oven, stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, new pots and pans, popcorn popper, blender, etc. Sorry, no dishwasher, but the view over the sink makes dishwashing a pleasure! The house has central heat and central air. At the end of the day you can sit around the fire ring or on the screened porch and listen to the owls.

  • Cable/Dish
  • Extended Stay
  • Fire Pit
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linens Provided
  • TV In-Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Family Friendly
  • Fishing
  • Group Friendly
  • Pets Allowed
  • Online Reservations
  • WiFi
4.5
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Unexpected House Guests

3 Reviewed 11-27-16

The house was as described and pictured. Great location for us. Nancy our host was gracious and helpful. She couldn't meet us at the house so we had a nice phone conversation and she explained... Read More


Every thing we expected!

5 Reviewed 09-20-16

The owner met us at the rental. Shown us around. Great secluded place. Exactly as described. Picture does no justice. Although I doubted that we would catch any fish close to the house. That was the... Read More

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