Every bucket list should include a house boat vacation on Rainy Lake! There is nothing quite like the experience and variety of things that can be enjoyed from the comfort and mobility of a houseboat. House boats can accommodate from 2-12 guests and can be outfitted with kayaks, canoes , water slides and other amenities based on what you want to experience while on a 3,4 or 7 day cruise. Experiences are endless and include everything from fishing, bird and nature watching, hiking, swimming, sunbathing or just relaxing with a book while being gently rocked by the lake's waves.
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Houseboat Trip Packing List
A houseboat trip on Rainy Lake combines the best of both worlds: the comforts of home with the adventure of a wilderness vacation. Both of the area’s two houseboat rental companies* – Rainy Lake Houseboats and Northernaire Houseboats, provide amenities to ensure your trips is both comfortable and safe. That said, there are some items from home you’ll be happy to have with you.
Safety is a serious matter on Rainy Lake, and someone at your rental company will walk you through everything you need to know about operating the vessel.
In the Kitchen
One of the most-appreciated conveniences of a houseboat is the kitchen, which has options that allow you to create anything from gourmet meals to cold cereal with milk.
Your houseboat is designed for maximum fun with decks and swim platforms – some models have slides and hot tubs!
Because Mother Nature doesn’t receive every memo about which days should be full of nothing but clear skies and endless sunshine, it’s a good idea to pack for a rainy day…just in case.
You’ll find beds with pillows and blankets on your houseboat, but it’s nice to have personal items from home.
If, when you are checking in and loading your houseboat, you realize you have forgotten something, let your rental company know. They usually have extra supplies, and a trip to International Falls’ stores is a short car-ride.
*Check with the company you are renting through to ensure your boat model has the items listed here.
Is there anything else you would pack? Let us know in the comments down below!