Holiday Harbor is a large operation renting small to large houseboats. We arrived and the check-in process only took 15 minutes. It would have been nice if they had mentioned that the lake drops over 1 foot each day so we would not have had to dig out the first morning but other than that all went well. Then the "fun" began. You need to be prepared to fill up carts that they provide with everything you bring and take them down a dirt road, across a ramp and then down a dock to your boat that is 200 yards away. Unfortunately the carts did not have enough air in the tires and some had no air at all! This is a problem that needs to be fixed ASAP.
We did have a minor problem our first morning out on the lake with our batteries and they were very fast arriving and fixing the issue. The group providing mid-week pump out and fueling was very efficient.
The boats themselves are nice but heavily used, worn and not clean. No big deal but know what you are getting for the money you are spending. We got a "deal" and spent under $4K for a week for an Empress.
We would definitely go back to Shasta but would look for a cleaner, newer boat next time.
If you do go, check out the Caverns.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Harbor Resort And Marina Hotel Shasta Lake