Being our stay was Monday thru Wednesday, the floating cottage was so peaceful! I imagine on a weekend stay, it might be a bit busier. It was exactly perfect for us tho. The cottage is very clean, and inviting. A little nugget of greatness we found was right down the road.. Driscoll's Island.. we recommend soaking in some moonlight there. Definitely look into Codfish Hollow Barnstormers if you are live music lovers. Maquoketa Caves State Park is self guided and free! (Don't lose your map.) ;). We also recommend visiting Tabor winery in Baldwin, excellent! And, the Potter's Mill in Bellevue gets 5 stars for atmosphere, service, and food! We apologize for not making it into the main building to say hello.. just too much go go go. :) Thank you for a fantastic stay, Jerry and Megan!