Live your life with a smaller footprint while you visit Mo’s Houseboat B&B!
Many of the things we take for granted living on land have to be more carefully thought out when relying on solar/generator powered battery banks for all our needs. Using a Microwave or a toaster for example, takes an eye opening amount of power and is not used on the houseboat.
How do I get to Mo’s Houseboat B&B?
Give us a call when you land and once you are at the Yellowknife Warf located in Old Town, we will come and pick you up with our power boat. To make arrangements for pick up, please call us at least 1/2 an hour beforehand. Once we bring you on board, you are provided with a canoe to get back and forth to land from the houseboat. During inclement weather we can ferry you back to land with our power boat. We provide a life jacket which we insist our guests wear at all times while in a boat of any kind.
You can drive right up to us on the ice! Go to the boat launch across from a store called “Just Furs” in old town. In winter this boat launch is converted into an ice road for local houseboaters that leads you directly to us. Drive straight ahead and your vehicle lights will hit a shiny reflector on the first traffic cone. Take this ice road, which is lined with traffic cones, and in about 20 seconds, you will arrive at Mo’s Houseboat B&B.
How much power can I use?
Appliances that generate instant heat draw too much energy from our battery banks, therefore, we require that you do not use hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons, clothes irons, electric kettles or electric blankets please. Also, please inquire whether your electric appliance is suitable for my systems before you use your electric, thank you. Your computer will only take an hour or two to charge, yet your phone and camera batteries draw only a small charge and can be plugged in for any length of time.
How is grey and black water treated at Mo’s?
Being on the clear, pristine waters of Great Slave Lake has special energy and eco considerations to be respected while visiting our self-sustaining, off-grid floating home. Our grey water (kitchen and shower wastewater) is filtered through sand before it returns to the lake. We provide bio-degradable products for bathing to keep our lake clean. Of course, black water (toilet water) does not enter the lake at all, and is contained by our specialized toilets to be safely disposed of.
Can I drink the water from the taps at Mo’s?
Yes! Our water is pure and drinkable straight from the lake! We filter out the sediments, yet do not add chlorine or fluorine to our water tanks. The nearby water is tested annually for contaminants. Feel free to bring your own water if you do not wish to drink the water from our taps.
Can I smoke on the houseboat or outside on the deck?
Luggage and clothing can carry smoke odours that are irritating to many of our guests, and because we have wooden decks outside, we are strict about no smoking anywhere on our floating homes, inside or outside, during your stay with us.
Do you have reliable internet on your houseboat?
Yes, but because we are off-grid and in the north, internet use is very expensive. Using email, social media and surfing is no problem, but we require that you do not play video games, download movies, music or upload large photo files and videos.
Is there housekeeping?
We provide a clean room, towels and amenities upon your arrival. If desired, please request day to day room cleaning services. There is a local laundromat for laundry services.
Can I bring my pet?
The overflow room in the main houseboat may be of concern because we have a cat. The SunRise and SunSet suites located on the other houseboat are pet/allergy-free zones. We ask that you please leave your pets at home or have them boarded at one of the local kennels.
Can I bring my kids? Is Mo’s wheelchair accessible?
Our floating homes have no railings around the main decks, therefore, due to water dangers during the summer months, the minimum age for children staying at our B&B is 13 years old. You will be required to sign a special waiver when bringing a child onboard our B&B. I’m sorry but we are not wheelchair accessible in summer or winter.
Do you have winter clothing I can use while I’m at Mo’s?
I’m sorry, we do not provide winter clothing. Please check seasonal temperatures for the time of year you are visiting and contact outfitters in Yellowknife for winter clothing rental. My Backyard clothing can be booked online, as well as through North Star Adventure Tours.