If you are looking for something that might be a bit more unique, less expensive and almost a "staycation" which might be a consideration because of the rising gas prices, consider going to Lake Vermillion in Northern Minnesota and renting a houseboat or a floating cabin.

Lake Vermillion Houseboats Facebook page Facebook.com
Lake Vermillion Houseboats Facebook page Facebook.com
loading...

The floating cabin thing is throwing me off a bit... but i's really just another name for a houseboat.  That sounds more secure... the mental visual was not the same.

Get our free mobile app

When you rent one of these houseboats, you have everything you could possibly need, right out the door, or back of the boat, or to the side of it, whatever works for you. Swimming, fishing, just hanging out and enjoying the outdoors... catching some much needed vitamin D, whatever it is, it's all available when you rent a houseboat.

Lake Vermillion is also known for crappie and walleye fishing, so if you are into any sort of fishing, this has been a popular place for that.

Their website makes this statement:

No matter your heart’s desire, Lake Vermilion is the preeminent destination for Northern Minnesota vacations.  First-rate fishing, five-star dining, top-rated golfing, and over 40,000 acres of water are all just out your front door and ready to explore when staying at Lake Vermilion Houseboats.

If you are wondering where this is located, it's in Tower, Minnesota.  It's close to most everything you would want to experience in Northern Minnesota.  When you are doing a "staycation", this might be just the thing to consider.  Take a vacation on a houseboat.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

LOOK: 'Muppets' Artist's Magical Woodland Home Could Be Yours

 

 

More From 98.1 Minnesota's New Country