It’s like camping, but with beds, a full kitchen, living room and a jacuzzi. And it floats.
If you’ve never done it, houseboating might seem like a strange idea. A boat, that’s also a house, that’s also a boat, that’s also a house? And it cruises around on a lake? What’s the big idea? But for those who have experienced the calm beauty of houseboating—and the unprecedented access it gives you to places like the watery canyons of Lake Powell—it’s something not easily forgotten.
Houseboats offer the comforts of home, with beds, living rooms, full kitchens, and roof decks with water slides, barbecues and sometimes even jacuzzis. For a lake escape at one of our National Parks or protected lands, there’s not much that compares to gliding across the water, exploring caverns and canyons, and finding your own private beach to make your home base.