Blog from Your Houseboating Experts

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

  • By: Ann
  • 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 Voyageurs National Park

  • By: Ann
  • Posted On: 03/02/12

Nearly 200 years ago, voyageurs paddling birch bark canoes full of animal furs and trade goods journeyed through the channels of what is now Michigan's Northern Waters. Today, park goers, fisherman, outdoor enthusiasts, and vacationers travel these same waters that are now called Voyageurs National Park. Created by Congress in 1971, the United States' largest waterways park has over 219,000 acres and no roads. As the park is ...

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What's New for 2012?

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 02/24/12

We've been cooking up some new things for 2012 here at Houseboating.org and we thought we'd let you in on the excitement. First and foremost, we are soon to unveil a brand new web design! With even more photos and user friendly links, we think you will love our site even more than you do now! Keep your eyes out and then let us know what you think!

With the addition of new partners at Lake Travis, Dale Hollow and Lake Roosevelt, we'...

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Labor Day Weekend Straight Ahead!

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 08/25/11

If you are sitting at home, kicking yourself for not planning your Labor Day Weekend on the Lake...turn that frown upside down! Although availability is limited, it's not too late to book your houseboat getaway!

Early September is a fantastic time to be on a houseboat trip. Most of our destinations are still warm enough to swim while at others the fish are biting and you can start to see the colors changing on the trees. Warm days and ...

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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 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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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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