The River Retreat

The River Retreat

Where relaxation and recreation flow together

Hello friends and family! We are excited to share with you about The River Retreat: nestled on the shore of the Crow Wing River is the escape you need. An easy drive from the Twin Cities, you can be paddling on the river or sitting by a crackling fire before you know it!

The River Retreat is on three beautiful and private acres of river shoreline and beautiful pine trees. Get some time away with friends, family, or even on your own and book today! **High speed WIFI** for working remotely or streaming movies on the large projector screen.


Space for connecting as well as solitude.

  • Huge great room with comfy seating.
  • Large 10 foot dining room table. 
  • Sleeps up to 12-15 in three bedrooms and additional 8 twin beds in the lower level 4th separate sleeping room. 
  • With three full bathrooms there is no fighting for a shower after a day in the sun. 
  • Access to kayaks - life jackets are also available.
  • Enjoy an indoor wood burning fireplace in the great room (fall and winter only).
  • Lower level gas fireplace 
  • Riverside bonfire pit 
  • Wrap around deck for reading and conversations. 
  • Hammocks available to relax in the shade
  • 3 acres of lawn and forest to walk, play, and relax
  • Video projector connected to DVD player and Roku so you can log into your streaming services

The River Retreat Story

The River Retreat is owned and operated by the sister and brother team of the Williams family! We care a lot about our community and we are delighted to share this beautiful get-a-way with you and your loved ones.

Inspired by our dad, who passed away when we were teenagers, and together with our mom, we are so thankful to have the chance to help create a space of relaxation and recreation for anyone who stays at The River Retreat. We know if our dad was with us today, he would love to share a beautiful home on the water with those who need some time away from the pace and busyness of every day life.