About this listing
AMAZING AURORA VIEWING right from your deck!
NO city light pollution. NO need to book aurora tours!
Exceptional OFF-GRID living!
Single room (queen bed) in owner-occupied main house.
Mo makes breakfast for you during your stay in the Main Houseboat!
2 PRIVATE SUITES at Mo's Houseboat B&B; the Sunrise and Sunset stand alone rooms! Private entrance/kitchen/bath with breakfast ingredients included! Check availability through separate listings.
Total occupancy at Mo's: 10 guests
During the fall to late spring, step onto your deck and watch the incredible northern lights dancing right over your head with no city light pollution. In the summer months, enjoy the midnight sun in all its warmth, paddling in Houseboat Bay using the canoe we provide for your transportation to and from shore. In the summer, you'll meet many of the locals who regularly drop by in their kayaks, canoes, and power boats~! In the winter, book tour operators to go dog sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing and walking tours or simply carry your camera around and click the action all around you; there are plenty of people skiing, kite skiing, skijoring and walking everywhere~!
The main houseboat at Mo's is the site of the first houseboat B&B in Yellowknife, the renowned "Yellowknife Bay Floating B&B", started in 2012. It hosted "the Amazing Race Canada" as one of its' clue stops, was touted in Maclean's Magazine as a 'must see', and was featured in "Extreme Houseboats" through the Travel Channel. European TV personality Alex Armstrong visited and filmed "Yellowknife Bay Floating B&B" as part of his ITV series called "Land of the Midnight Sun". The many exciting features of living on the water on a houseboat clearly makes Mo's Houseboat B&B a very unique and interesting way to spend your time in Yellowknife!
Main Houseboat Guest Access:
The common living space and your cozy queen bed with an extra warm down duvet, are on the main floor. The owner's private space is upstairs. Use the kitchen for your snacks and drinks and hang out in the common area. The outside top deck is an amazing place to sit and watch the world go by, take amazing photos and generally hang out!
NEW at Mo's! Two fabulous stand alone suites:
If you want all the privacy you can handle, book one of these stand alone suites where you will enjoy your own private entrance and deck, bathroom and kitchen. Take photos of the aurora at your leisure and from the privacy of your own deck. Please check out their separate listings at "Mo's Houseboat B&B: 'Sunrise' or 'Sunset' stand alone suites".
Access to and from your Watery World from either houseboat:
During the summer season after your initial pick up with my power boat from land to the B&B, explore our active bay with the canoe you will be provided with for your own transportation to and from the houseboat. It's about 300 yards to the canoe rest area in Old Town. I will ferry you over with the power boat if the weather's bad. Once at the Government Dock/Warf, you can get back to your car in moments or into your awaiting taxi. Pick up a free parking pass from the Northern Frontier Visitor's Centre. During the winter, simply drive right up to us and park right beside the houseboats. The ice thickens up to 7 feet in the winter and even buses drive on it!
From the airport to the B&B:
Inform your taxi driver to take you to old town. Across from a store called "Just Furs", take the boat launch down onto the ice and follow the orange pylons (traffic cones) straight to the houseboat. See you there~!
Interaction with guests
Since I live on the main houseboat, I will be around to help you out and answer any questions you may have whether you are on the main houseboat, or staying in the Stand Alone rooms.
Other things to note
WINTER CLOTHING RENTAL:
Please check seasonal temperatures for the time of year you are visiting and contact outfitters in Yellowknife for parka rentals. These include Backyard Clothing Rental and North Star Adventure Tours. Sorry, Air B&B does not provide me with hyperlinks to connect you directly.
Strong Interpretations: Amazing snowshoeing and nature walks, fun and informative historical tours of Yellowknife and the surrounding area.
Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures: open water and ice fishing, guided Houseboat Bay tours, and snowmobile tours. Stay at one of his lodges!
Great Slave Lake Tours: Shaun Buckley will take you in his Bombardier snow machine in the winter to ice fish, and in the summer, on fishing dinner tours with his fab boat, the Jennifer Dawn!
Narwhal Adventures: kayak and canoe rental
Old Town Paddle and Co: paddle board rental
Beck's Kennels: Dog Sledding during the daytime and incredible night-time aurora tours
No hair dryers, curling irons, flattening irons, electric kettles, or electric blankets please. These "instant heat" items will badly damage the battery bank at Mo's. It is essential that you ask before plugging anything in, to make sure it is compatible with the electrical system. Please let us know at least a few days ahead, what time of day you will be arriving so we can be here for you.
Sorry, but we cannot accommodate children. You must be at least 21 to stay at Mo's Houseboat B&B. Apart from your provided breakfast, guests are welcome to use the kitchen for light meals. The BBQ is open to guest usage. The upstairs room is the owners' domain.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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I am an outgoing, adventurous artist who loves to kayak, hike, just be outside, and to sit on my deck when the sun is shining, surrounded by shimmering water! I love meeting new people and welcome those who are interested in living a truly unique lifestyle even for just a few days. Through my travels, I have welcomed many to my B&B and hope that you will be one of them!