"Although I liked the previous management, I have to say that the current new owners, Kevin and Vonette, have brought a new spirit and hustle to an old business. Although the fleet had aged a bit, the new owners are committed to improving everything. The day that they took delivery of completely new Yamaha motors for a number of the boats was a sign of things to come. If you want to see how much improvement ownership can make, come back to Rainy Lake and Northernaire."
"It is surely a place I would go to again to rent a houseboat. From the very beginning the people were nice with getting us situated on the boat and to carry our stuff to it. There were very, very friendly dogs when we went up to pay and get maps for the whole lake. The boat was comfortable and seemed kind of classy. Our boat, number six, had a bathroom with a shower, a stove with an oven and a sink, three beds and a grill. Driving the boat was easy enough and there was a smaller boat to go driving around after you parked the bigger boat. The locations to park at were beautiful and secluded, sometimes hard to find. It was a nice thing to do for a change instead of staying at a hotel. I would definitely do it again."
"Thank you Northernaire Houseboats for the best family vacation ever!! It is so relaxing and wonderful to spend quality time with the family. Rainy Lake is such a beautiful lake and thanks to you (New owners) and your amazing staff, we did not have to worry about anything! We can not wait for our next vacation!! Thank you!!"
Thank you our rental rental experience was AMAZING the staff was friendly and informative our family had a great time. My dad passed shortly after this trip and he cherished every minute of it. Thank you Northernaire Houseboats for making my DAD'S Dying Wish come true. We will be doing memorial trips yearly."
"Our group rented the Aurora in June and had a fantastic time on beautiful Rainy Lake. The new owners, Vonette and Kevin are eager to please as they want you to have a great time on their boats. They were very helpful with all of our planning questions about the area, fishing and the boat. The Aurora was clean, the kitchen was well appointed, and the space was great for 10 people. We did have some mechanical issues -one which we were made aware of by the staff before we left the dock. However, Kevin made sure it was addressed without disturbing our vacation. As days past we had another issue but Kevin and his wonderful staff addressed it and we were able to continue an enjoyable time on the boat. No one can predict mechanical issues and I feel Northernaire supported us and did what they needed to resolve the issues. Thank you so much! I definitely recommend using Northernaire!!"
"We have used Northernaire Houseboats for at least 30 years (yes, we are in our 80s) and can say they have been consistently helpful, accommodating in every way, from boating additional guests out to us to running more food when we ran out, to also supplying a pro fishing guide when one was needed. They have continued to update the interiors of the boats and the bedrooms to current standards. With a new owner and family coming in this season, we are sure you will continue to enjoy your vacation on this peaceful, gorgeous border lake with Canada, and the U.S. side of Voyageurs National Park with its islands you can park your boat on!"
"We had a BLAST ♡♡♡ CANT WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN♡♡♡ "
"I was with the Marshall Hunt group last week—June 3-10,2021–on the Adventurer. Kevin was amazingly helpful, patient, and knowledgeable, helping to solve our problems, including a fair number we created for ourselves. Although the weather did not always cooperate completely, we had a great trip. Attached are some pictures we took. Kevin asked me to send my pike pictures. One pike was 36” and the other was 40+”. The last water picture shows the 40+” pike in the water as released—look carefully for it in the water. I just couldn’t kill that wonderful beast that pulled our fishing boat around (with all 4 guys in it) before we got it in the net. Thanks again for unforgettable memories and, even more important, the deepened friendships that grew from this adventure on the Adventurer."
"We sure enjoyed renting #3. The comments back were are great, and inspired them to rent from Northernaire to have a houseboat experience. Happy 4th and we will be soon scheduling our next houseboat vacation. Thanks!"
-Carl & Sandy Weiberg
"Thank you so much for our awesome trip to Voyageurs! It was quite the adventure:)"
-The Morrissettes and the McGoverns
"Northernaire Houseboat rentals are a great vacation experience! Kevin, Vonette and staff take care to make this an amazing experience especially for first timers like us. They are all about customer service. Even when we had a medical emergency they dropped everything to help us get us through it. A special mention to Tristen who got us going on the first day, helped rescue us in a medical emergency, and brought our rental houseboat back to dock in a storm. Huge Thanks to all!"
-The Walter Family