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Easy Ways to Plan a Houseboating Getaway on a Budget

Easy Ways to Plan a Houseboating Getaway on a Budget

In desperate need of a vacation but aren’t sure if you have the funds to afford a well-deserved getaway? Then, a houseboating trip on Shasta Lake may be just the ticket!

A houseboating vacation can easily be a budget-friendly affair for the entire family, simply because there are so many excess costs you avoid along the way.

Everything you need for a comfortable and relaxed living is waiting for you on board. Need a hand planning your budget-friendly trip?

Then consider these steps that will shave off even more expenses, and will put an affordable vacation easily within reach.

1. Share the Costs

Because a houseboat can accommodate 8, 10, or even 12 guests, it’s easy to combine your vacation funds with friends and family members to enjoy an inexpensive group trip!

Invite your loved ones to share the adventures, (and the costs), while still enjoying ample room on board to stretch out and relax.

2. Opt for the Value Season

Shasta Lake may be known as a Mecca for vacationers during the height of summer, but this naturally stunning vacation destination is enticing all year long!

Plan an early fall, spring, or even a winter getaway when the value season rates are in full swing, and the summer crowds are gone, but the landscape is just as beautiful as ever.

3. Enjoy Fun (And Free!) Activities

One of the best aspects of a houseboating vacation is you don’t need much to stay entertained! The miles of shoreline and open waters of Shasta Lake offer endless opportunities for:

  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Watersports
  • Hiking
  • Exploring
  • Relaxing with a good book and a bit of sun

Bring along some water toys for the kids for even more entertainment. Spend a couple of days exploring local landmarks like Shasta Dam and Mount Shasta for plenty of fun and an itinerary of budget-friendly expeditions.

4. Come Prepared for Meals

You’ll save countless vacation funds on pricey meals out when you stay on a houseboat because your accommodations have everything you’ll need to whip up easy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at home.

Come prepared with pre-made casseroles, baked goods, lunch meats, and other dishes so you can spend even less time in the kitchen during your vacation.

Don’t forget the hot dogs and hamburgers to cook up on your houseboat grill!

5. Bring Your Entertainment

One of the best aspects of a houseboat is it allows you actually to enjoy quality time with the family, so take advantage of this opportunity to spend time together!

Bring along your favorite board games, card games, craft projects, and other activities from home, and have fun when the sun goes down with free entertainment that can easily entail everyone in the crew.

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A houseboating vacation is a naturally budget-friendly getaway that can provide a world of adventures and fun for everyone on board.

So don’t miss out on a family vacation, and start planning your Shasta Lake retreat today for a wonderful trip that doesn’t break the bank, and that your family and friends won’t soon forget.

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