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Reviewed 9 February 2016

My husband and I went on a road trip last spring following the Great River Road down the Mississippi River from the headwaters down to the gulf. Our first night was spent at the Covington Inn and it was wonderful. The perfect place to kick...More

Thank jesykagibson
Response from Liz M, Owner at Covington InnResponded 11 March 2016

Hello again and thank you for your review! I wish you would have told me about the water pressure-I just checked the shower head and there was some sediment built up. I'm glad I saw the review so could make other people's stay better. Sorry...More

Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Nice cozy place! Nice rooms all with fireplaces!! Very nice and clean and warm on a cold winter night!!! Close to all the winter carnival stuff in downtown St. Paul!! Nice check in time and out time!! The breakfast and coffee and of course liz!!...More

2  Thank Eke1366
Response from Liz M, Owner at Covington InnResponded 11 March 2016

Hey there! I'm glad you enjoyed your winter stay so now you have to come in the summer! See you soon, hopefully!

Reviewed 24 November 2015

What a treat to sleep on a boat! The rooms were clean and well appointed, the proprietor was friendly and fun, the breakfast was delicious, and the other guests were fun to get to know! We booked the Pilot House and it was not a...More

3  Thank Danette G
Response from Liz M, Owner at Covington InnResponded 25 November 2015

Thank you, Danette for your glowing review! Guests like you make it all worthwhile!! I take great pride in my business and work hard to make sure everyone enjoys their stay and I'm so thankful that you appreciate my efforts. Thanks again and come back...More

Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

We had a lot of fun spending a night on this beautiful, quaint moored boat on the Mississippi River. We were in the Master's Quarters which was surprisingly roomy and furnished in such a lovely way. We were surprised at how quiet it was at...More

1  Thank hannypops
Response from Liz M, Owner at Covington InnResponded 25 November 2015

Thank you for your wonderful review of my charming Inn!! I just love it when people appreciate the river, the view and the boat. Thanks again!!

Reviewed 31 October 2015

I'm not sure who reviewed this Inn but none of the reviews compares to the experience we had recently. Yes, its a tug boat but we expected a whole lot more for the price. 1. Prepare to walk a block from your car down a...More

2  Thank SCdeadeye
Response from Liz M, Owner at Covington InnResponded 25 November 2015

I'm so sorry you didn't realize you were staying on a boat. All the things you didn't like are the things others find charming and awesome. The towboats are one of the things people love about the river-it's part of our history, as are the...More

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Free Parking
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Hello there and thank you for your inquiry. The boat has no motor so we are permanently moored and guests get a key to come and go as they please. You can sit on the deck and pretend you're anywhere in the world! Call me... More
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While the Twin Cities offer many activities, on board is quiet and relaxing. There are no TVs, but there are many areas to sit outside and rest, read, and simply enjoy time away from home and work. And resting is important... More
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"Only 4 rooms on boat- all had fireplaces. Can't go wrong; )"
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"Navigating between floors can be tricky if mobility is an issue. Choose the room off the main cabin."
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"The Pilot House Suite was amazing with the upstairs sitting room view."
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"Each room has it's own unique character. We stayed in the pilot's room (and loved it). I think they..."
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