The Wonderful World of Boathouses

I have always been fascinated by Boathouses, both the kind you live in and the kind that are built as garages for boats. This article is about the latter.


Most of the high end lakefront properties in Lake George have nice boathouses on the lake. Due to the cold winters these are very practical, however, they go far beyond being practical! A lot was put into most of these boathouses to make them beautiful and unique.

Photo credit: EEngler via / CC BY-NC-SA

Some boat houses make living rooms out of the enclosed dock area. A great thing about that is that you can relax in your “living room” while keeping an eye on the kids while they swim right next to you!

Another idea that I love is that many boathouses actually put apartments or in some cases entire houses above their enclosed boathouse! That means you have a close up lake view in almost every room of the house, if you want you could even dive out your kitchen window in the morning!

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When I’m in the mood to daydream I enjoy looking at pictures and plans of boathouses. If you are thinking (or dreaming) about building a boathouse you will probably find this site interesting: it has several great designs and even blueprints for building them.

I really enjoyed this linked article on Building a boat house out of shipping containers. The article is in Spanish, but if you can’t understand it Google will automatically translate it for you… Be it with a few errors 😉

If you visit Lake George take the time to notice the many varieties of boathouses on the lake. You will see that they come in all shapes and sizes. You may want to try going on a private boat tour of the lake, or you may want to try on of the larger cruise ships. However, you go one thing is sure: you will enjoy your time on this spectacular lake!