Confluence island. Nice trough that holds fish. View of the Kitchen from the Bathroom door.

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 beds

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

The River Sweet is right on the Arkansas river. The back deck overlooks our stretch of river which is "Gold Medal" and fly fishing only/ catch and release. The house is 1250 sq.ft on two levels. We are located on Hwy 50. Should guests be sleeping on the futons upstairs, you'd close the windows/blinds facing the highway and open riverside windows. Depending on season and water flow, the sounds of the river can be heard throughout the house. The downstairs is much more quiet and cool for sleeping.

The space

The building was originally built in 1938 and used as one of the original mom and pop stores. The family lived downstairs and worked upstairs. Though we've remodeled the whole place cosmetically, there is a still a bit of funk downstairs with lower ceilings- 7'-6''. There are two queen beds downstairs with a bathroom .There are full light glass doors downstairs that open to the decks where the river is in clear view. The river can make some noise when rockin' . We've recently added two futons with 8'' mattresses upstairs in the river view room . This allows for a nice gathering area next to the kitchen along with a table and four chairs .The full light doors downstairs open to spacious decks to access the courtyard that is very private. The boat dock is just upstream 150'. Should someone wish to sleep under the stars with the sounds of the river, the courtyard offers ample space and privacy. The downstairs bathroom is easily accessible from the courtyard. The space is capable of handling up to 10 people should they bring tents, bags and pads. The space is especially suitable to those floating. Inquire with me for special group gigs.

Guest access

The whole two level 1250 sq.ft. structure is open to guests. There is ample parking available that can handle as many as 10 cars.

Interaction with guests

We are local residents and are generally here through the spring ,summer and fall months. We are local professionals who work in the area and are available for guests in case the need arises.

Other things to note

We are surrounded by public lands in all directions. The river running through our area has many miles of private water, such as our property. Be mindful of these public/private lines when fishing, boating or hiking. Fishing on this property can be epic, there are however "VERY STRICT" regulations. Fishing is with fly only and all fish must be returned to the water immediately. This is "GOLD MEDAL" trout fishing water. We honor and protect the fishery resource. All fisherman "must" use trout nets and must not handle fish by hand. Sorry, no fish fry's.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £20 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: £32
Security Deposit: £75
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House Rules
No smoking
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

The River Sweet is a great place to hang and celebrate. Please be mindful and celebrate responsibly. The River Sweet in not a place for small infants left unattended. There are a myriad of potential hazards that exist that can be a problem for the unsupervised. The upstairs kitchen has barstools, large and small designed for active adults. The suites sleeping is really designed for four adults, we have added two very nice 8" futons upstairs in the river view room. It is possible to use the futons for additional guests. Our river setting is perfect for family pets, but please no animals on the furniture or the beds. Bringing the pets bed or crate with it's bed is always preferable. Please inform us when and if children will be guests and their respective ages. There is a steep set of stairs (45 degree and 32''wide) accessing the downstairs.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Marjorie User Profile
May 2017
For a second time, staying at Mick's River Sweet has washed away the cares of day to day life. Sitting on the deck watching life on this river is so hypnotic and tranquil. Fishing it is a blast. This time we made it up to his pottery shop and bought several pieces that will be delightful additions to our homes. He had given us mugs during our previous stay, and they have held special memories of our previous fishing trip with friends. Mick showed us the greatest hiking spots. He always has great tips for fishing in the area. I find that I am drawn here time and time again, and love the Arkansas River. I've used Airbnb throughout the United States and I will tell you that Mick is one of a kind and he makes sure that you enjoy your stay in his little slice of heaven!

Charlotte User Profile
May 2017
We arrived just after an early spring snow which just painted a prettier picture. Mick was out of town but left the house open for us with the heat on! He was very attentive via text/email and gave us fishing tips & directions to a good place to let our dogs run! The place is very comfortable with most everything you might need as far as kitchen tools (except a steamer :)), linens & towels. The decks are conducive to spending hours letting your cares float down the river, cocktails and a guitar serenade from my hubby. Watch out for that downstairs shower though. The pressure comes out fierce--can't control the flow & it was like pin pricks for me--had to turn it off while soaping/shampooing. Never got very hot either. My husband showered upstairs (he was chicken after I told him about my experience!) and said the pressure was fine & had plenty of hot water! Go figure. BTW, biscuits & gravy at the Riverside Cafe next door are pretty darn good! We got pretty bummed when it was time to leave and will come back when we get a chance, so we'd definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to spend time on the river.

Kevin User Profile
April 2017
Absolutely wonderful! Mick was awesome and accommodating. I echo all the other great reviews as this is a great place.

Erica User Profile
April 2017
This is a neat place in Howard, an old railway stop along the Arkansas River. We enjoyed the rural setting and mountain views. Mick is a great host, very responsive and accomodating. The house is well equipped for a comfortable stay.

Lisa User Profile
March 2017
Always a delight to return to the River Sweet! A great place for nature to surround you with the calming sound of the river. A fly fisherman's paradise as well!

Carl User Profile
March 2017
The River Sweet is just that! It's Sweet! Clean, cozy, beyond fully furnished!! We love this place so much, it'll be a regular get away. Mick is the best host you could ask for.

Mychalie User Profile
March 2017
Very nice place to stay in a beautiful location.

Howard, Colorado, United States · Joined in December 2015
Mick User ProfileMick is a superhost.

An avid outdoorsman and craftsman. I am a potter, builder and musician living in the high country of Colorado. I've been a resident of Colorado since 1976

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