Houseboating News Editions

Learn more about houseboating and the family of Forever Resorts marina locations all across the USA. Each newsletter issue offers information on safe boating,
vacation planning and sample itineraries - and of course seasonal special vacation packages to help you get the most of your next houseboat trip.

When To Book Your Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

In the southwestern United States, houseboating is a year-round activity. At Forever Houseboats, we offer houseboat rentals on some of the nation’s most beautiful scenic waterways all year long. From the warm, sunny days of summer to the quiet stillness of the lake in winter, each season on a houseboat has an appeal all its own.
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Winter Houseboat Vacation Packages

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Winter on the water is one of the best-kept secrets of houseboating. The fishing is fantastic and there is a quiet serenity to be found on a popular lake when boat traffic is at a minimum.

As an added bonus, there are often amazing deals to be found with winter houseboat vacation packages. At Forever Houseboats, we offer year-round houseboating on some of the nation’s most spectacular waterways, including Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Powell. Here are two of our best packages to consider for your winter houseboat vacation. 

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Why Winter is the Best Time for a Houseboat Trip

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Summer is the most popular season for houseboat trips. In fact, a lot of people don’t even realize that houseboat rentals are available in the winter. But winter on the water is one of the best-kept secrets of houseboating. At Forever Houseboats, we offer year-round rentals on some of the best houseboating lakes in the country.

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Winter Houseboat Destinations

Category: Houseboat Tips

There’s no reason to wait until summer to rent a houseboat. Thanks to mild year-round temperatures, some of the best recreational lakes in the Southwestern United States offer houseboat rentals throughout the winter.

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Brunch on the Water | Houseboats for Rent

Category: Houseboat Tips

With houseboats for rent on the top lakes in the country, we at Forever Houseboats know that the secret for onboard meals is to keep it simple. But simple doesn't have to mean boring.

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Packing for your Winter Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Tips

At Forever Houseboats, we offer rentals for winter houseboat vacations on some of the best recreational lakes in the Southwestern United States. Although most houseboating basics remain the same regardless of the season, your packing list for a winter trip will be a bit different than it would be for a summer trip.

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Cottonwood Cove: Houseboating Harbor Perfect for Private Parties

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Although there are a few different houseboating harbors on Lake Mohave, Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina offers far more than just a dock. Located less than an hour from Las Vegas, Cottonwood Cove is a full-service resort and marina on the shore of Lake Mohave. With a private meeting room and professional café staff, Cottonwood Cove is the perfect place for your next private party or corporate event.

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Glen Canyon, Home to Lake Powell

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Renting a Lake Powell houseboat is one of the most popular recreational activities at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Spanning across 1.25 million acres, Glen Canyon is home to Lake Powell and so much more. In fact, even though Lake Powell is Glen Canyon’s most well-known feature, it takes up less than 15 percent of the National Recreation Area.

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Year-Round Boat Rental at Antelope Point Marina

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Summer is often seen as the prime season to get out on the water and go boating. However, at Forever Houseboats, we are proud to offer year-round boat rentals on Lake Powell. Some marinas only operate seasonally, but at Antelope Point Marina, you can rely on amenities such as full-service dining, shopping, and houseboat-specific amenities, every month of the year.

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Enjoy Christmas Ham on the Best Lakes in Winter

Category: Houseboat Tips

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Powell are the best lakes in winter for houseboating. In fact, every year, more families are choosing to spend their holidays on a houseboat on one of these three southwestern lakes.

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Reboot December 2016

Category: Newsletter

It's time to give back this holiday season at Forever Resorts! Read more about what is happening at Forever Resorts this December.

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Winter Houseboat Rental Tips

Category: Houseboat Tips

At Forever Houseboats, we offer houseboat rentals on some of America’s most scenic waterways all year. While our houseboats are fully equipped no matter the season, packing and preparing for a winter houseboat vacation is a little different than for a summer adventure.

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Ring in the New Year on the Water | Houseboat Rentals Nevada

Category: Houseboat Vacations

At Forever Houseboats, we are the premier houseboat rental location that Nevada locals and tourists choose for getaways on Lake Mead. As the year comes to a close, say goodbye to 2016 and usher in 2017 aboard one of our cozy and party-friendly houseboats at Callville Bay Resort and Marina. A houseboat adventure is a perfect way for couples, families, and friends to start the new year.

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Springs and Seeps of Lake Mead

Category: Houseboat Tips

Lake Mead houseboat rentals offer the best way to explore one of the largest man-made lakes in the country. Despite its location in the arid, Mohave Desert, this manmade lake is far from the only water source in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. In fact, there are over 300 individual springs throughout the park that provide water for the plant and wildlife that make their home in the dry, inhospitable climate.

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Explore Black Canyon National Water Trail | Boat Homes for Rent

Category: Houseboat Tips

Some of the Southwest’s greatest natural wonders are best explored aboard boat homes from Forever Houseboats. On Lake Mohave, there are coves and bays only accessible from the water. Some of these areas, such as the portion of the Colorado River that runs through Black Canyon, are even too small for houseboats but make a perfect day excursion during a houseboat vacation.

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It’s Time for a Getaway on Lake Mohave | Private Houseboat Rentals

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Are you new to private houseboat rentals and not sure where to start? At Cottonwood Cove Marina on Lake Mohave, our fleet includes houseboat models ranging from 50 to 70 feet. The right houseboat for your vacation depends on the size of your group and your preferred amenities. One of our most popular models, the 56-foot Getaway, is a mid-size houseboat that offers the sleeping capacity of larger models with the price and maneuverability of smaller houseboats.

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Shop and Dine at Antelope Point’s Marina Village | Houseboats in Arizona

Category: Houseboat Tips

Lake Powell is one of the most popular places to rent houseboats in Arizona. The breathtaking scenery, crystal clear water, and stunning rock walls, are unparalleled. The floating Village and Antelope Point Marina was built to complement the stunning natural beauty of the area. Complete with multiple dining options and a Market Place Store, the Village is definitely worth checking out while you are here.

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Pontoon Patio Boat or Houseboat: What’s the Difference?

Category: Houseboat Vacations

When you see a pontoon houseboat for rent you may ask yourself, “What’s the difference between a pontoon patio boat and a houseboat?” Well it pays to know since it will help you decide which best suits your needs and help you save some money.

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Enjoy Christmas on the Lake | Celebrating on Houseboats

Category: Houseboat Vacations

The holiday season is just around the corner find out for yourself why families across the country are celebrating on houseboats. Leave the frigid air and snow storms behind and enjoy the mild temperatures and year-long sunshine in the southwestern United States with a houseboat Christmas on Lake Powell, Lake Mohave, or Lake Mead.

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Houseboat Rentals Nevada | Wet Weather Great for Lake Mead

Category: Houseboat Tips

Some people may think that houseboat rentals in Nevada will be adversely affected by wet weather, but Nevada residents and houseboat fans have news for you. Wet weather is actually a boon to Lake Mead and can impact the lake’s water levels for years to come.

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Houseboat Information | Enjoy Mild Winter Weather on Lake Powell

Category: Houseboat Vacations

If the thought of houseboating in the winter gives you cold feet, here is some winter houseboat information on Lake Powell to warm you up to the idea. At Forever Houseboats, our fleet of modern houseboats are designed for year-round use. Fully equipped with heating, a kitchen, and indoor and outdoor dining areas, our houseboats are as comfortable in January as they are in July. Still not sure?

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Top 3 Lakes in the Southwest | Best Places to Rent a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Trying to find the best places to rent a houseboat in the southwestern United States? At Forever Houseboats, we partner with the National Parks Service to bring houseboat rentals to some of the most amazing waterways in the country. We know what makes a good houseboat lake: beautiful scenery, ample coves and beaches, and plenty of open water.

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