Blog from Your Houseboating Experts

What to Bring for your Upcoming Houseboat Vacation

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 06/13/13
Planning can be overwhelming, but never fear, we are here to help you with the final details as you count down the days. Click to learn more

What to Do on a Houseboat Vacation

  • By: Heather, Stacy
  • Posted On: 06/06/13
A question we are asked often is: "What is there to do once we're out on the lake?" One of our favorite things about a houseboat vacation, is that you can be as lazy or as crazy as you like! Be inventive. Try something new, or do something you haven't done in a while. After all, it's your vacation! Click to learn more

An Expert's First Houseboating Experience on Lake Mead

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 05/31/13
Never having been on a houseboat vacation, there's virtually no way to truly prepare for the experience other than to, well...go. Even the experts benefit enormously from first hand experience so we can pass on our wisdom (and learning curves) to you for your vacations. Click to learn more

Meal Planning For Your Houseboat Vacation

  • By: Heather, Stacy
  • Posted On: 05/16/13
So you've reserved your houseboat vacation...now what? We get lots of questions from first time houseboaters on what to do to prepare in the weeks leading up to your vacation. Mostly questions about how to plan for our favorite thing...FOOD! Click to learn more

Top Things to do at Lake Koocanusa!

  • Posted On: 01/30/13

Lying on the border of British Columbia and the state of Montana resides the scenic Lake Koocanusa. Here you'll find calm blue waters surrounded by over 200 miles of accessible shoreline, offering plenty of secluded bays to ensure a more private houseboat experience. Pine lined beaches back dropped by rolling hills and jutting mountain tops provide an unforgettable setting for a houseboat vacation you'll never forget.

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Top Things to Do at Lake Roosevelt: Seven Bays Marina

  • Posted On: 12/18/12

Lake Roosevelt, formally known as Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake, runs roughly 150 miles from the Canadian border to the Grand Coulee Dam. It currently stands as the largest lake and reservoir in the state of Washington, covering roughly 80,000 acres and boasting 660 miles of stunning shoreline. Wide sanded beaches and secluded coves encompass its crystal clear waters, creating the perfect setting for your houseboating vacation.

On the southern ...

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A First Timer's Experience at Bull Shoals Lake

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 12/12/12

Last month we asked for fellow bloggers to share their houseboating experiences with us. This is a snippet of one of our amazing client's blogs...read and enjoy the experience of a first time houseboater on Bull Shoals Lake!

"Late 2011 I started thinking about what I wanted to do for a vacation with the kids this year…Not the 'my parents are paying for it' vacation, but the 'I've got this' vacation! We all ...

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Whitewater Rafting Adventures to Lake Powell

  • Posted On: 12/04/12

You know what they say: location, location, location. Lake Powell hasn't become one of the top houseboating destinations in the world due to its red rocks alone. This blue gem sits smack dab in the middle of an outdoor mecca; a region often referred to as Canyon Country. This area boasts an impressive cluster of national parks and monuments such as Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, and Lake Powell'...

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From the Waters of Lake Mead

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 05/11/12

We often receive phones calls from concerned clients saying "I heard that Lake Mead will be dry by 2013!" While that has been, and probably will continue to be, a very popular rumor, the truth is that as of January 30, 2012, the drought is officially over! Lake Mead's water level is the highest it's been in 6 years!

New for 2012, the Callville Bay Marina is the only marina on Lake Mead that is offering houseboat rentals. The...

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From the Waters of The Erie Canal

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 02/15/11

When I was little I learned a folk song about a mule named Sal who helped build the Erie Canal. This was one of my favorite songs as a child and one that my sister and I still find ourselves singing on occasion as adults.

Because of this memory, I was very excited when Houseboating.org started partnering with Mid Lakes Navigation on the Erie Canal. Our canal boats allow you to experience the locks for yourself that are still in existence ...

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