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.

Experience Nature With Lake Mead Houseboat Rentals

Category: Houseboating and Widlife

A least a hundred arguments exist as to why a vacation on a rented houseboat is superior to your traditional hotel-by-the-beach: There's less packing to do, no daily traffic to fight, no long treks to the beach with all your family's floaties in tow. But probably the biggest advantage that Lake Mead houseboat rentals have over your standard vacation is how up-close-and-personal it gets you to nature. 

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Lake Mead and Its Namesake, Elwood Mead

Category: Houseboat Lake History

Lake Mead house boat rentals provide the ultimate vacation experience to those who love life on the water. Lake Mead is located on the Colorado River, just southeast of Las Vegas. It's the largest reservoir in the United States, boasting 247 square miles of surface space and depths that reach a whopping 532 feet. This lake is a scenic wonder that you have to experience to believe. Whether you're in it for the fishing, or you just love the feel of the waves beneath you, Lake Mead house boat rentals offer up the perfect vacation experience.

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Fishing at Lake Mead: Striped Bass, Catfish, and Bluegills

Category: Houseboating and Wildlife

There's no other form of fishing that's quite as satisfying as that done from the comfort and convenience of a rented houseboat. Houseboat fishing lacks the long trek down to the water, there are no crowds of fishermen with which to contend, and best of all, you can wake in the early morning hours, yawn, stretch, and start fishing first on your time. You don't even have to the leave the comfort of your deck to reel in the generous striped bass, catfish and bluegills that Lake Mead provides.

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Special Offers on Houseboats, Rental Watercraft

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Our Call-In Special (aka “Choose Your Fun” Special), is a great choice. With this exclusive offer, you’ll get houseboat rental discounts on early boarding, fuel, or the total price of one of our houseboat rental choices. Give us a call at 1-800-255-5561, mention the call-in special, and find out the details. Please note this offer only applies to Antelope Point, Callville Bay, Cottonwood Cove, and Pleasure Cove Marinas.

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Reboot July 2016

Category: Newsletter

Find out what is going on this month at Forever Resorts in our monthly newsletter Reboot. Everything from Southfork Ranch to Lake Powell stargazing is covered in this month's issue!

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First-Timers Guide To Houseboating

Category: Houseboat Tips

Houseboating is awesome! But if you are a first-time, you may have some questions about how to operate your vacation vessel on the lake. At Forever Houseboats, you’ll have a lot of practiced hands to give you guidance so you can be on your way in no time. Here’s a quick first-timers guide to houseboating to help get you started.

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Lake Mead Luxury Houseboat Rentals | Birds

Category: Houseboating and Wildlife

Located at the convergence of three desert ecosystems, along a north-south bird migration route, Lake Mead offers a rare chance to catch a glimpse of aquatic and desert birds in close proximity. The diversity of habitats in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area allows a wide variety of birds to thrive; in fact, over 240 different types of birds have been recorded here. The best way to see some of these birds in flight is from the water aboard a houseboat. When you are packing for your vacation on one of our Lake Mead luxury houseboat rentals, don’t forget your binoculars. We’ve put together a short list of some of our favorite Lake Mead birds that you just might see next time you're here.

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Types of Houseboats for Your Vacation

Category: Houseboat Tips

One of the most common questions first-time houseboat renters ask is, “how much room on a houseboat do I really need?” Is it worth getting a 75-foot houseboat or will the 60-foot model be enough? While this question seems straightforward, there are several things you may want to consider when reviewing types of houseboats to rent. The number of private bedrooms, maximum occupancy, and onboard amenities varies by model. We’ve outlined some of the most notable differences between the different luxury houseboats we offer at Forever Houseboats to help you find the ideal model for your next houseboat vacation.

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Cottonwood Cove Houseboat Rentals from Forever Houseboats

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Cottonwood Cove Marina is located on Lake Mohave, one of Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s hidden treasures. The 67-mile lake is a one-hour drive south of Las Vegas and only 45 minutes north of Laughlin. Cottonwood Cove houseboat rentals from Forever Houseboats offer a range of luxury houseboats, from the 50 foot Forever and XT models up to our 70 foot Silver houseboat. As the only marina on the Nevada side of Lake Mohave, Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina also offers a variety of convenient services and amenities for guests to enjoy. 

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Plan A Houseboating Trip With Kids

Category: Houseboat Tips

If you’re planning a houseboating trip, you’ll want to make a checklist of things to bring along. Packing smart becomes especially important if you’re taking kids along. You’ll want to make sure A) they’re protected and B) they are entertained. 

For those of you with young children, you know that you need to be prepared for everything. When you plan a houseboating trip, having their favorite foods, snacks, and drinks will keep them happy while you’re enjoying your boating adventure. You also know that adding some downtime after a fun day on the lake is just as important. Kids get tired and need to relax just as much as we do. However, for the young ones just hanging out on deck may not keep them amused.

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Reboot June 2016

Category: Newsletter

Find out what has been happening at Forever Resorts this past month with our #MyNatureSelfie Photo contest, the Every Kid in a Park Art Contest hosted by the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and more!

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Rent a Houseboat | Special Offer for American Heroes


Forever Houseboats is honoring service members this year with a discount to say thank you for all you do. The discount doesn’t just apply for active military but veterans, firefighters, policemen, and EMTs as well. Rent a houseboat from us between now and December 31 and you’ll receive $200 off of your houseboat rental and/or a 10% discount off powerboats, personal watercraft, and other small boats.

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Houseboats for Two Make Any Anniversary Special

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Callville Bay on Scenic Lake Mead is the perfect romantic destination for couples celebrating those important relationship milestones. Whether you're looking for an adventurous honeymoon getaway or a quiet, yet lovely place to spend your anniversary weekend, you'll love the comfort and amenities you'll find when you choose one of our luxury houseboats for two or more. Once you have chosen your houseboat for the weekend, get out on the water, and find that you want to take a break on land for a little getaway, you’ll find that Callville Bay is convenient to several popular weekend destinations.

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Best Houseboat Rentals: Lake Living Like You've Never Experienced Before

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Sure, you've spent time out on the lake before, maybe you borrowed a friend's cabin for a weekend or paid an exorbitant fee to rent a cottage near the shoreline. You may have taken a canoe or a kayak for a spin or fished from the edge of a rickety pier, but until you've spent time aboard a luxury houseboat, right on the water, you haven't witnessed the full experience of the lake. offers the best houseboat rentals available for Lake Powell, Lake Mead, and Lake Mohave for those looking to experience the American West in real time.

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Luxury Houseboat Rentals: What Not to Bring

Category: Houseboat Tips

Lovely Lake Powell, located dab smack in the middle of Arizona's Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, is the perfect destination for those seeking peace and tranquility away from the rat race of city living. Convenient to a number of nearby attractions, including the Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the largest natural bridge on Earth, Antelope Point Marina, on Lake Powell, provides a superior getaway experience aboard one of several luxury houseboat rentals.

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Antelope Point Houseboat Rental

Category: Houseboat Vacations

An Antelope Point houseboat rental will change the way you see America's most beautiful places. If you're looking for the perfect vacation adventure, Antelope Point Marina, nestled snugly right in the heart of America's Navajo Nation, makes the perfect backdrop for a family getaway to rival any other spot you’ve visited before. When you rent a houseboat on gorgeous Lake Powell, you'll gain entrance to some of the nation's most mystical attraction.

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