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Resort offers a houseboat getaway

Jones Valley Resort, a member of houseboats.com, is offering a vacation giveaway to one family.

Jones Valley Resort is giving away a seven-night luxury houseboat vacation valued at $16,000 aboard the 65-foot Titan, the largest houseboat rental vessel in the country.

"We wanted a way to ease the tension and promote family togetherness during these trying financial times," said Mike Han, COO of houseboats.com, in a statement.

Applicants must submit a 300-word-or-less essay stating why they or someone they know deserves this vacation. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2010 and the winner will be announced by May 15.

Click here for rules and regulations.

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