For $1,196, today's deal gets you a seven-night houseboat stay on Lake Shasta at Silverthorn Resort, in Redding (a $2,392 value). A fully refundable, $1,000 security deposit is required.
Silverthorn Resort helps lake lovers float into a week of watery fun aboard a fully outfitted Executive houseboat bobbing on the waters of Lake Shasta, one of Northern California's most popular summer getaways. The Executive comes complete with two full bathrooms and a kitchenette and can sleep up to 10 people, perfect for a family vacation or for extended jury deliberation. The top deck can sleep up to two more guests. Boats also include a gas barbecue, air-conditioning, a sun deck, and a water slide.
With an average of 40,000 acres of surface water, a summer water temperature of around 75 degrees, and dozens of species of fish, Lake Shasta satisfies partisans of diverse aquatic amusements, providing a perfect environment for swimming, water-skiing, and punishing piscine perfidy with the hooked justice of the fishing rod. The 375 miles of shore surrounding the lake are riddled with trails for cyclists, hikers, and outdoor hangers-on just trying to get some face time with Mother Nature so they can pitch their idea for a new species of squirrel.
If supplies run out, the Silverthorn Marina on the southeast side of the lake offers mariners a wide selection of groceries and lake essentials, including fishing licenses and ice. Those looking for a break from the boat can turn their engines toward Silverthorn Pizza & Pub, which is adjacent to the marina and offers cold drinks, flavorful pies, and live music throughout the summer.
Valid from June 16 through August 18. Must be 21 or over to purchase.
Silverthorn Resort traces its history back to August 1, 1853, when settler George Silverthorn and his wife, Lucy, a native Wintu woman, established one of Northern California's first ferries across the Pit River. The Silverthorn's descendants stayed in the area to the present day, watching the river age and mature into a strapping, full-grown lake with more than 375 miles of shoreline dotted with picturesque docks and cabins. A marina outfitted with a pro shop and general store refills ships and pantries with needed supplies, and a pizza pub refuels visitors with the daily recommended allowance of pizza, live music, and cold beer.
Houseboats glide across Shasta Lake's calm waters, where vacationing anglers can fish for trout, salmon, and bass. The 40,000-acre lake allows plenty of room for wakeboarding, tubing, and other watersports. Around the lake, a network of trails wends hikers and cyclists across the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, where Mount Shasta stands about 50 miles north of the lake.