LUX Heated Tugboat/Private Lake -142 acre forest, 5+ miles Hikin Tugboat/Private Lake - Farm Animals - Fish, Swim, Boat, Hike/Bike 5+Miles Trails

  • Tuglife
    Tuglife
  • Overhead View of the Lake and the Tugboat.
    Overhead View of the Lake and the Tugboat.
  • Fire pit/Outdoor Seating area near beach and Lake
    Fire pit/Outdoor Seating area near beach and Lake
  • Tugboats home:)
    Tugboats home:)
  • Beach area in front of Tug with Kayaks, Fishing gear and SUP.
    Beach area in front of Tug with Kayaks, Fishing gear and SUP.
  • Main area for dining
    Main area for dining
  • Galley
    Galley
  • Fully Equipped kitchen
    Fully Equipped kitchen
  • Small pantry with Spices, oils, sugar, flour, Tea etc... and Bathroom/shower
    Small pantry with Spices, oils, sugar, flour, Tea etc... and Bathroom/shower
  • Bedroom #1 Full Bed T.V. with DVD player  above
    Bedroom #1 Full Bed T.V. with DVD player above
  • Full Bed with view of Main dining area and kitchen
    Full Bed with view of Main dining area and kitchen
  • Trap Door in 2nd floor pilot house that can stay open or closed for safety.
    Trap Door in 2nd floor pilot house that can stay open or closed for safety.
  • Pilot House seating area that transforms into King size bed.
    Pilot House seating area that transforms into King size bed.
  • 360 Views of the Lake
    360 Views of the Lake
  • Bedroom #2 King Size bed
    Bedroom #2 King Size bed
  • Pilot house bedroom
    Pilot house bedroom
  • View from top deck into Pilot House
    View from top deck into Pilot House
  • Beautiful Views
    Beautiful Views
  • Deck Seating on 2nd Floor
    Deck Seating on 2nd Floor
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • Tuglife Nightlife!
    Tuglife Nightlife!
  • Night vibes
    Night vibes
  • Nightime in the Pilot House
    Nightime in the Pilot House
  • Sunrise views
    Sunrise views
  • SUP on Lake Glen Haven
    SUP on Lake Glen Haven
  • Miles of hiking trails around the Lake and Property
    Miles of hiking trails around the Lake and Property
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • 5+ miles Hiking/Biking trails
    5+ miles Hiking/Biking trails
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • Lake
    Lake
$295-495/night
3 Bedrooms • 1 Bath • Sleeps 3-5
Allows pets Internet Beach Forest (more...)

Get swept away to a Magical Tug/Houseboat! Newly renovated with all modern conveniences, including fully stocked kitchen, full bathroom, AC, heat, & WiFi. The Luxury Tugboat floats on an 8 acre private Lake with an Island on 142 Wooded Acres, with 5+miles of hiking trails. Enjoy Swimming, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Fishing, Hiking, Exploring, or just relax on your own beach by the fire pit. Only our family and our Log Cabin and Airstream Listings have access to the Lake and Property. We also have some farm animals...Sheep, ducks, chickens and rabbits that you can meet and feed.

*Please read entire listing*
Our goal is to provide a unique adventure for guests with all the conveniences of home.
Our Custom Tugboat was brought all the way from Connecticut! Getting the boat in the water and put back together was it's own adventure!
The Tug is at the opposite side of the Lake from our home and our Log Cabin Listing. Guests can drive over the Dam to the other side of the lake where you can park (Paved road except last 1500' is gravel/dirt 4x4 is NOT required). From there you walk a short way through a beautiful wooded trail(1/10th of a mile or 500').
We provide a yard cart to help move luggage or we are happy to help deliver your luggage for you with our ATV.(Please let us know in advance if you will need help)

Inside The Tug Boat
There is a Galley/Kitchen with cooktop, microwave, coffee pot, full-size refrigerator w/ freezer, utensils and everything for your cooking needs. We do provide coffee, tea, sugar, flour, condiments(Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo) along with spices and cooking oils.
The main level:
Has a lovely dining area with view of the lake and kitchen, there is a Double Bed located at the stern of the boat. There is a twin air mattress located in a drawer under the main level bed that can be blown up and placed in the dining area. A small full bathroom is also located on the main level of the boat with a full shower and flushing toilet.

The Pilot house/upper level:
Offers 360 degree views of the Lake and Forest. Accessed from a ladder and trap door within the boat or from the outside stairs. There is a comfy seating area that transforms into a California King Bed. Enjoy your coffee or cocktails on a deck overlooking the water with the best views on the property. This is the spot for stargazing, with no light pollution whatsoever.

The Outdoor space:
Is very well lit at night by twinkle lights(can be turned off) which makes for a very romantic setting. A beach area sits just outside the Tug to play, launch boats or slowly wade into the water. Kayaks are provided and trails are right outside your door that can be taken all the way around the lake and more! There is a large fire pit with a grate that swings over for grilling over wood or charcoal. We sell dry Firewood or you can help yourself to any fallen wood that you can find.

There is never a lifeguard on duty! Please use life vests and supervise children. By booking with us you agree to use the lake, trails, and property at your and your guests own risk.
Swimming, or any other water play is at your own risk. You are accepting responsibility of yourself and other guests when having full use of the property, trail hikes, biking, swimming...etc.

Please use your best judgement when bringing children of all ages, if you are unsure about something please ask.
No parties.
No outside guests allowed.
No motorized vehicles on trails or Lake
No jumping/diving off boat - SHALLOW water


You will most likely meet our golden-doodle Mabel while hiking. She is extremely friendly but please do let us know if she's a bother. She enjoys meeting new guests and their furry companions and is wonderful with kids!

FAQ:
WIFI?
Wifi is provided through Starlink, which typically works great for streaming movies, music and social media.

Are Dogs allowed?
We are allowing dogs on a case by case basis. You may need to lift your dog in and out of the boat. There is a 2 step ladder down into the boat, some dogs jump in. We do charge a $125/ per pet fee that we charge in advance. The terrain is dirt/gravel so please wipe paws so we can keep the Tug beautiful and maintain our rental. Please do not allow dogs on the furniture.

Does the boat rock?
Yes, but not much under normal circumstances. Mostly just when someone is getting on or off.

Is there Heat and A/C?
Yes, there is one window mounted A/C unit on each level and will be equipped with space heaters durning the cold months (It stays quite warm with little effort). Of course the boat will not regulate temperature as well as a home so please come prepared with warm and cold weather clothes.

How are the bugs?
The Tug boat is in the middle of the forest on a Lake, so yes there will be bugs, frogs, toads, and all that mother nature has to offer. Mosquitos are not bad at all, but bring bug spray anyway.

Can you Swim in the Lake?
Yes, our family swims here on a regular basis. About 1/2 way to the island the water is much deeper and makes for a nice swimming spot.

Is there a motor?
No, the boat cannot be moved around the Lake.

Is it safe for kids?
Please note that while we have done our best to make the Tug safe for everyone, it may not be suitable for all young children. The boat is surrounded by water and forest with many entrances and exits. Please use your best judgement as parents.

Is there running water?
Yes, there are 2- 50 Gallon tanks of water and a pump that turns on when you open a faucet. If you run out during your stay we can easily fill it back up! We fill a 1 Gallon Jug in the refrigerator for drinking. The water is potable but if you'd like to limit the use of water please bring more drinking water. We do provide marine safe/ biodegradable soap in the shower and at the kitchen sink.

How big are the doors?
Please see our pictures and info under accessibility. There is no standard size door to use, so please ensure you are comfortable with the small doors before booking.

Can you jump off the boat?
NO! The Tug is docked in 2-3' of water.

Is there a grill?
The fire pit has a grate that swings over the fire for grilling over wood or charcoal! It is also the perfect setup for S'Mores! You may purchase wood from us and we provide lighters and grilling tools in the Tug.

Do you need 4 wheel drive?
No, after our paved driveway the road turns to gravel and dirt. However, it is hard packed soil and gravel and fairly easy to manage for most cars. If you are concerned, you can park on the driveway and we will help you get to the boat.

Does boat make noise?
You will hear the bilge pumps occasionally test for resistance. They are located in the hull on the front and back of the boat and it sounds like a dull groan.

*Please read all rules*
Our family lives here and we have other listings on the property, please be courteous:)
No loud music as it disrupts the sounds of nature and possibly other guests. Noise does travel across the lake.

There is never a lifeguard on duty! Please use life vests and supervise children. By booking with us you agree to use the lake, trails, and property at your and your guests own risk.
Swimming, Kayaking, SUP, or any other water play is at your own risk. You are accepting responsibility of yourself and other guests when having full use of the property, trail hikes, biking, fishing...etc.

Please use your best judgement when bringing children of all ages, if you are unsure about something please ask.

No parties.

No outside guests allowed.

You must be comfortable climbing a ladder to the loft.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Louisa, Virginia

Property Type House Boat
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In Lockbox
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Forest
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Beach Access
  • Lake Access
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Free Internet
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Mini Fridge
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Main Level Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
We provide marine safe bio degradable soap.
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 3-5
  • Pilot House Bedroom 360 Degree view of Lake! – 1 King bed
  • The Stern Main Level Bedroom – 1 Double bed
  • Dining area blow up mattress – 1 Twin bed
Pilot house converts from a seating area to King bed w/ memory foam topper.
Main floor bedroom with double bed has TV w/ DVD player.
If needed a blow up mattress fits in the dining area.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Smart TV
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Boat Available
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Hammock
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sledding
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Expectations
  • Pets Live at Property