Blog from Your Houseboating Experts

What's up with the water at Lake Shasta?

  • By: Guest Blogger
  • Posted On: 04/14/11

Undoubtedly, if you've been houseboating on any lake, you notice that the water level changes on a regular basis. On Shasta Lake, the water level is determined by the Bureau of Relclamation via the Central Valley Water Project, a waterway that stretches four hundred miles and includes twenty dams and reservoirs between Redding and Bakersfield. Shasta Dam is one of eleven hydropower plants in the plan and with this past year's increased ...

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From the Waters of the Illinois River Valley

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 03/22/11

The Illinois River Valley, rich in history and abundant in nature, is a natural escape from today's hectic world.

A mere 90 miles from Chicago, you will be transported to a different world when you catch your first glimpse of the 2360 acres of tree lined waters and hidden waterfalls.

You will be enthralled by the old river towns dotting the shores of this still working river. Tie your houseboat up and go antiquing or wander lazily ...

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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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From the Waters of Norris Lake

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 01/27/11

Nestled between East Tennessee ridges, Norris Lake points the way to Cumberland Gap and the historic Wilderness Trail marked by Daniel Boone. This gorgeous clear water lake winds through 129 miles of tree lined shores. Fishing is abundant and the warm waters beckon to you to jump in and enjoy a leisurely swim.

We are very excited to announce 2 brand new partners on Norris Lake for 2011!

Flat Hollow Marina is located on the northeast end of ...

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From the waters of Lake Powell - A client's perspective

  • By: Guest Blogger
  • Posted On: 12/06/10

From the parking lot I surveyed the vast landscape that stretched before me in every direction. I'd seen the pictures and studied the maps before booking, of course. But nothing prepared me for this. My heart soared as I felt the beautiful solitude of Lake Powell.

The day arrived quicker than I had anticipated. Here we were, with parents and kids in tow, for our first ever-houseboating excursion. My husband, Brian, had wanted to do ...

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Happy Thanksgiving

  • By: Houseboating.org Team
  • Posted On: 11/23/10

This time of year our thoughts are turned towards feelings of gratitude. As we reflect on the things that we are grateful for here at Houseboating.org, our first thought is of you, our customers.

We consider ourselves lucky to have the opportunity to talk to so many terrific people. You have made 2010 our best year ever in the history of our company.

As we strive to bring you the best customer service possible, we have been working hard ...

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Fall Specials and Winter Get-a-ways

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 09/23/10

Today is the first official day of Fall. School has been in session for a few weeks and the fun of summer vacation seems like a distant memory. Soon the leaves will be changing and temperatures will begin to drop. Sounds like the perfect time for a getaway to a warmer climate! Today we announced TWO amazing specials that are sure to tempt you.

Whether you are interested in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Hoover Dam on Lake Mead or ...

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From the Waters of Rainy Lake

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 09/10/10

Close your eyes and imagine miles and miles of expansive shore line. These shores are flanked by majestic mountains and brilliant green trees as far as the eye can see. Crystal waters lap up on rocky shores in some spots and sandy beaches in other areas. Imagine the peace a place like this might bring as a respite from the daily grind of your hectic life.

Can you feel the wind on your face and hear the call of the wild Loon off in the ...

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End of Summer Celebration

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 07/29/10

As I was shopping at a super center the other night I couldn't help but notice the rows and rows of fresh school supplies. The flowers in the garden center were seriously depleted and all of the outdoor patio furniture was marked down drastically. A brief feeling of sadness swept over me as I realized summer was coming to an end. Kids will soon be going back to school and life will pick up its often hectic schedule again.

However, here at...

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From the Waters of Lake Powell

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 07/14/10

Autumn is my favorite time of year for a houseboating vacation. My friends and I have been houseboating every September for the past 5 years. We wait in anticipation at the end of the long hot summer as we drive around the bend to catch our first glimpse of the sparkling waters and the long line of houseboats at the marina. Knowing how refreshing it will feel to jump in the lake is almost too much to handle. We can't get our cars unloaded ...

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