To fall asleep while the Mississippi River rocks you to sleep might seem like the magical alchemy of Mark Twain's celebrated "Life on the Mississippi," but it is oh so real when you're staying over at The Covington Inn. The "Inn" in question is actually a converted towboat that once hauled petroleum up and down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. It's now moored in the shadow of St. Paul's skyline, and it's quite an establishment. There are four units in total, including the two-room Pilot House Suite on the second level of the boat. The berths are beautifully appointed. For example, the Mate's Quarters room has French doors that open onto the main deck, along with a cane-backed settee and a wood-fired stove. It's most welcome to note that the units don't have TVs, but instead offer working fireplaces. For obvious reasons, the rooms have the greatest riverfront views of any hostelry in St. Paul.