Since the dawn of humanity, man has longed to conquer the ocean, which is why the invention of the boat was followed swiftly by the adoption of the high-five. Celebrate man's triumphs with this Groupon.
$1,495, for a Seven-Night Stay on an Executive Houseboat for up to 10 People (a $2,990 value)
On the deck of a Silverthorn Resort Executive houseboat, nautical residents drift amid Shasta Lake’s pristine, mountain-lined waters. The spacious boats boast enough sleeping room for up to 10 people or four President Taft wax statues, with a barbecue-patio foredeck, two bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. On the top deck, a water slide sends thrill-seekers plunging into the cool, watery expanse of Shasta Lake.
Though Silverthorn Resort sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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.
16250 Silverthorn Rd.
Redding, California 96003