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Houseboating.org is the premier internet source to learn about and to schedule a houseboating vacation. We represent every major houseboating destination in North America including Lake Powell, Lake Cumberland, Lake Mead, Shasta Lake and all points in between.

A Utah based company, Houseboating.org started as a great idea 15 years ago from the founders of the Go Travel Sites. They wanted to service the houseboating niche travel segment comprehensively and bring the joy of a fantastic vacation to more and more people all across the country and the world. In 2003 that idea became a reality when Houseboating.org first offered trips to Lake Powell. A decade and 40 additional destinations later, we’re still going strong thanks to our great staff and of course our fantastic clients.

Our staff represents something unusual in the world of online travel, a wealth of real world knowledge and experience. You can be confident when you contact us that you’re not only going to have a friendly and knowledgeable sales agent, but also someone who ACTUALLY knows what they are talking about from firsthand experience. Our agents have been there and done that.

Come on in, the water’s fine!


Tom Berens

Tom Berens, President, started Houseboating.org in 2004 after discovering the wonders of houseboating on Lake Powell in his adopted home state of Utah.

I’ve done a lot of traveling and experienced many beautiful places, but spending nights under the stars with family and friends on a houseboat is about as good as it gets.”

Robert Boulds

Robert Boulds, VP of Sales, has been with Houseboating.org since 2005. When he’s not making sure you have a great houseboat vacation, he’s planning his own houseboat get-a-way for his wife and 3 sons.

Houseboating is one of the best if not the best vacation you’ll go on in your life. We take that to heart when folks entrust us with their plans and we strive to make sure that you have the best experience possible.”

Stacy Ludlow

Stacy Ludlow, Director of Houseboat Reservations, has been with Houseboating.org since 2005. She’s a walking encyclopedia of houseboating knowledge, and she makes delicious cookies.

“Some of my favorite vacation memories are from my own houseboat trips.  I use that enthusiasm and personal experience while helping you create your own memories.”

Katy Robertson

Katy Robertson, Reservations Agent, has been with Houseboating.org since 2010. Katy’s bubbly personality makes planning your trip with her great fun.

“I enjoy helping our customers find their perfect houseboating experience.  Whether you’re looking for a smaller houseboat or a luxurious 75 footer, we can help you customize the perfect vacation to fit your needs!”

Ann Henrie

Ann Henrie, Reservations Agent, has been with Houseboating.org since 2011. Ann is the daughter of an oft moving family and traveling has always been just a way of life for her.  She brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the reservations process.

"Spending your days off on the water and in the sun with those you love is what we consider to be an ideal vacation. Helping guests create unforgettable memories by sending them on the trip of a lifetime is what we are proud to call our jobs."

Heather Park

Heather Park, Reservations Agent, has been with Houseboating.org since 2012. Although relatively new to our team Heather arrived with a wealth of industry experience.  She is the consummate professional with a passion for travel.

"No other vacation can compare to being on a houseboat. Whether its peace or adventure you seek, just one trip is all it takes and you’re hooked for good!  I’ll help you find the right boat and location for your budget.  It’s a vacation tailor made to ensure the best possible experience for you."

Alene Root

Alene Root, Reservations Agent, is excited to be back at Houseboating.org. An avid outdoor adventurer, she has explored many of the canyons in southern Utah by foot and rope and by water as well. She believes the only way to enter water is by jumping from a rock.

From the time we are children we recognize the healing power of water, be it a sprinkler, a puddle, or a family vacation at the lake. Those memories are what inspire us to give our customers the best experience possible.

Catherine Rail

Catherine Rail, Office Manager, has been with Houseboating.org since 2006. “Cat” has lived in Utah for the majority of her life and enjoys annual trips to Lake Powell.

After many, many years of enjoying the waters of Lake Powell, I still love going back because it drains you of any stress you may be feeling, There's no other place like it. It is one of the most serene places. There's just so many things to do and see. It's a real 'getaway'!

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