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If you’re looking for a unique place to vacation this summer then you’re going to want to check out “The Floating Village” in Bayview, Idaho. This community of floating cabins in Idaho originally appeared over 100 years ago and has brought many visitors to Bayview since. Sitting right on top of the spectacularly beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, these unique float homes will provide you with the perfect backdrop for a serene getaway. If you’ve ever wondered what to do in Bayview, these Lake Pend Oreille floating homes are the answer.

You can rent one of these unique Lake Pend Oreille floating cabins in Idaho on Vacasa for your next vacation.

What do you think? Will you be making a reservation soon? Let us know in the comments! And, did you know that Bayview may just be the most peaceful town in Idaho? It’s true! You can learn more in our feature article.

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What To Do In Bayview, Idaho

Do the floating homes move?

No, they do not move. Although Bayview's floating homes were once mobile, they were required to be connected to the sewer system onshore in 1991 due to environmental concerns. Additionally, new floating cabins are not allowed to be constructed, and the last one was built in the 1970s.

How much does it cost to rent a houseboat?

As is the case with renting a room in any hotel or bed and breakfast, prices can vary depending on a variety of factors. Many of Bayview's floating cabins are rented out by private owners, so pricing is largely dependent on which cabin you have your eye on. In general, the price per night can range from $60 for basic cabins and $200 for more luxurious cabins.

What do I need to bring to spend the night on a houseboat?

All cabins will contain the basic amenities of a traditional home, so pack as if you were staying at a friend or family member's house. You'll have access to a kitchen, bathroom, running water, a bed, etc. However, you'll want to be sure to bring any food, beverages, and toiletries you may require. If you're considering taking part in any lake activities such as boating, swimming, or fishing, you'll want to be sure to pack for that, too.

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