By Meredith Rosenberg, CNTraveler.com
Since houseboat rentals are available at about 40 lakes nationwide and many offer all the creature comforts of a hotel, they're a great option for exploring watery parts unknown. Plus, little or no boating experience is required to pilot one; even better, some companies let you hire a captain for the ultimate cruise experience. Here are eight options that can be rented for a week or less.
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