Blog from Your Houseboating Experts

Norris Lake, a Nature Lover's Paradise

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 04/29/16
Only an hour's drive north of Knoxville, TN, Norris Lake is nestled among both the Cumberland and Smokey Mountains. With over 800 miles of tree-lined shore that outline the clear blue water, Norris Lake is considered one of the cleanest lakes in the southeast. Click to learn more

Three Reasons to Take Your Next Vacation Lakeside

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 04/15/16
Of all the ways you can spend your hard earned vacation time, why spend it at the lake? There are too many reasons to list in this article alone, so we've narrowed it down to three. Click to learn more

Capture the Magic of the Illinois River

  • By: Alene
  • Posted On: 04/01/16
See the Illinois River Valley Like You’ve Never Seen it Before! From the moment they arrive at the Starved Rock Marina, houseboat renters will have no doubts as to why their pickup location is also Illinois’ #1 attraction! Starved Rock State Park has beautiful cliffs overlooking the Illinois River and 18 canyons to explore deep into the park, some that house tucked away waterfalls, plenty of greenery and a world of wildlife. The park serves as... Click to learn more

Top Reasons to Honeymoon on a Houseboat

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 03/18/16
Whether you're newlyweds or celebrating an anniversary, a houseboat vacation is a great way to spend some quality time together. So where to spend that much awaited and much needed time alone? Here's why a houseboat vacation should make the list. Click to learn more

Dutch Oven Cooking for the Family

  • By: Gina
  • Posted On: 03/04/16
Cooking while on your houseboat vacation will impress your guests, provide conversation and fun for the whole party. Dutch oven cooking will allow you to stew, simmer, bake or roast your way to a hearty meal over the camp fire. Make meal time easy with these recipes. Click to learn more

3 Days on a Houseboat: The Fun, the Fears and the Family Memories

  • By: Guest Blogger
  • Posted On: 02/19/16
Renting a houseboat has always been on our family vacation bucket list, so I was very excited when the opportunity came up this summer. A three day trip would allow us to see what houseboating was really like, and it was a great excuse for our first visit to beautiful Smith Mountain Lake. With over 500 miles of shoreline tucked away in southwestern Virginia, we were confident we would have plenty of space for some quiet relaxation. Plus being on... Click to learn more

Shasta Lake: Projected Water Levels 2016

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 02/05/16
The water may be lower at Shasta Lake, but it's not as low as you may think. Contrary to popular belief, Shasta Lake relies primarily on rainfall to fill the lake instead of snowpack. In fact, the water level has recently risen more than 50 feet since December 1, 2015, which means the lake level is on pace to reach 90% capacity or higher by Memorial Day weekend! Click to learn more

Feast on these Houseboat Locations in the East

  • By: Alene
  • Posted On: 01/22/16
If you’ve heard of houseboating, but thought there weren’t opportunities near you, think again. We offer houseboats all across North America, so chances are, there’s one near you. And if you thought New England was too crowded to fit some spectacular houseboat destinations, we've got a few suggestions for you to consider. Click to learn more

Welcome Lake Sacajawea, Washington!

  • By: Heather
  • Posted On: 01/08/16
Only 20 minutes from Tri-cities, WA, and just a few hours drive from Portland or Seattle, Lake Sacajawea is the place to go for fishing and any other water sports and activities in the area. Click to learn more

We put the Ho Ho Ho in Houseboating!

  • By: Alene
  • Posted On: 12/18/15
As you discuss your plans and dreams for the next year, remember a family reunion shouldn't feel like an obli-cation, it should be fun! Open up the gift of time this Holiday Season with your family and friends. Houseboating...Making Spirits Bright for Decades! Click to learn more