As one of the most popular houseboating destinations in the world, Lake Shasta is covered with houseboat resorts. You could enjoy yourself by picking any of these as a vacation launchpad. You’d get sweet uninterrupted time with your family, beautiful views, privacy and endless hours of fun playing on the lake. But if you want an elevated experience that goes even beyond the norm, Jones Valley Resort offers something more than your average houseboat rental agency, and it’s located in a prime spot for some amazing experiences.
Service That Can’t be Beat
Jones Valley Resort has houseboats of varying sizes, ranging from the Corinthian that sleeps 12 to the Titan that sleeps up to 22. All of the vessels at Jones Valley come equipped with a comprehensive list of amenities, appliances and items that anyone might need to have a comfortable and memorable stay. These include a waterslide from the top deck as well as a swim ladder, a hot tub, a gas grill, a sun deck, and countless other amenities. Your family is bound to have an unforgettable time with a setup like this.
As if that weren’t enough, Jones Valley offers unbeatable service that will make you feel like royalty. Their unique Quad service will put you into instant relaxation mode as the friendly Jones Valley crew unloads everything from your vehicles and takes it onto the houseboat for you. You don’t have to lift a finger.
Once you’re set to go, they will back the houseboat out of the dock for you so you don’t have to worry about making any mistakes. You’ll be off on your adventure and worry free, and the Jones Valley crew is only a call away if anything goes wrong or you need someone to come and service your boat while you’re on the water.
Waking up to Adventure
Picture opening your eyes to the sun streaming through the window of your houseboat. It’s just you and your family and the lake. You have the week ahead of you and no one telling you what to do or where to go.
Depending on who you are, this might be a perfect feeling because you know that a week of unplanned fun on the water is exactly what you need. But some people really want some structure and fixed itinerary built into their schedule to round out the relaxation and spontaneous fun. Lake Shasta offers opportunities galore for an outing or outdoor adventure that can add some pizzazz to your itinerary.
Lake Shasta Caverns
The Lake Shasta Caverns are a must-see for anyone in the area. These underground caverns are a highly-rated destination point and can only be reached by boat. Don’t worry, you don’t have to drive your houseboat into the cavern (and if you want to…sorry, no go.) Schedule a tour for your family and they will love you for it. You can bet your bottom dollar they’re never going to forget cruising in a catamaran through an underground river while your tour guide educates you on the history and geology of these fascinating caverns. Many people list this as the highlight of their time on Shasta Lake.
If your family doesn’t get their fix of history from a cavern tour (or even if they do, trust us on this one. You don’t want to miss this!) treat yourselves to a tour of the Shasta Dam. Learn about the impressive story behind the dam’s construction and broaden your understanding of the importance and numerous uses of the dam. There’s so much to learn about this important structure, including the many forms of recreation it makes possible. It just might spark some ideas for more activities you want to experience with your family while you’re in the area.
Shasta-Trinity Forest Hiking Trails
After your cavern and dam tours, your family will likely be ready for something a little less guided and more exploratory. You’re in luck, because Lake Shasta has an endless selection of hiking trails only a stone’s throw from wherever you choose to drop anchor along the 370 miles of shoreline. The area is known for its variety of wildlife, including the gray fox, elk and bald eagles, to name a few. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is covered in trails, each with their own unique glimpse into the wild, so lace up your hiking boots and bring some bug spray!
Fishing, Relaxing, and Endless Fun
For even less structured recreation, you may want to take advantage of this perfect opportunity to fish right off the deck of your floating hotel. If you really want a fishing experience, you can even look for local fishing guides who will take you to their favorite secret fishing spots and provide all the gear and goodies for you so you don’t have to worry about a thing. After that, you can return to your houseboat where you’ll spend hours playing and splashing in the water or just soaking up some heat in the hot tub. Whatever you do, you’ll enjoy every minute!
The Perfect End to a Perfect Stay
At the end of your trip, you’ll likely be exhausted (though in all the best ways!) Having an amazing adventure takes energy, after all. But don’t you worry. The Jones Valley Resort crew will be ready and waiting to help you ease back into the real world. Once you’re ready, they will help you dock the houseboat so you don’t have to stress. And once you’re feet are back on land, they will unload the houseboat and pack everything back into your vehicles for you. This is service you just can’t beat! Now all you have to do is revel in the memories of the most enjoyable trip you’ve ever had.