With 620 miles of secluded shoreline and 30,000 acres of shimmering lake at your front door, you can water ski, swim, fish and scuba dive often without seeing another boat for hours.  Hendricks Creek Resort offers 24 rental Houseboats, 7 Cottages, a Full Service Marina, a Ships' Store, and a 5600 sq. ft. service center.  We are Pet Friendly for our 80 Plans, 40 Plans, and our Family Cottages.


Family Owned and Operated since 1953
Hendricks Creek Resort is a family owned and operated resort - one of the few on Dale Hollow Lake. We are three generations strong and strive to treat you as family from your arrival to departure. Take a moment to review our web site and then give us a call to book your family vacation in 2016! We’d love to have all ya’ll!  Click here for additional information about our business and family.

Family Owned & Operated

Dedicated to a Family Friendly atmosphere and Outstanding Customer Service the torch is being passed to the third generation as Bim and Pat begin their retirement days – overseeing the daily operations even though they aren’t on the “hillside.”

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Dedicated To The Environment

Hendricks Creek Resort Has Earned The Clean Marina Status

Dale Hollow Eagle Cam

The Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Cam is now Live!  You may watch by going to the Dale Hollow Lake Marina Association's Eagle Cam page! 

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Double Decker


New Double Decker Pontoons Available!

24' Double Decker Pontoon 30' Double Decker Pontoon 24' "Fishing" Pontoon 24' Pontoon

All Pontoons are equipped with:

Emergency VHF Radio & AM/FM Stereo Radio with CD


Life Jackets (except Infants)
Grills available upon request




Off Season

All other Dates


10’ X 30’

Dbl Deck

$250.00 Daily

$250 Sec Dep

$200 Daily

$250 Sec Dep

90 HP Engine

Up to 12 people

10’ X 24’-26’
Dbl Deck

$250.00 Daily

$250 Sec Dep

$200 Daily

$250 Sec Dep

90 HP Engine

Up to 10 people

8’ X 24’ 
Reg Pont

$250.00 Daily

$250 Sec Dep

$200 Daily

$250 Sec Dep

90 HP Engine,

Up to 6 people



Looking for that dream vacation? We have five styles of houseboats, to fit all family sizes and all budgets!

Plan 90's - Sleeps up to twelve
Plan 70's - Sleeps up to ten

Plan 80's - Sleeps up to ten*

Plan 40's - Sleeps up to six*

*Pet Friendly Plans


Two cottage styles for those fishermen/women or a family on a budget.

Family cottages - Sleeps up to six and pet friendly.

King Cottage - Sleeps up to eight with three private bedrooms.

Family Cottage
King Cottage

A covered slip is included at no charge for each cottage rental.


Special Events & Updates

Dale Hollow Eagle Cam

Our Eagle Cam is live!
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Reservation Policy


To complete the confirmation of your reservation, the reservation deposit and advance deposit are due within ten business days from the date of your reservation request. The balance of rental is due at time of boarding, plus the appropriate Security Deposit.


Security deposits are due at time of check-in:

  • $750 for each Plan 70 and 90 Houseboat,
  • $500 for each Plan 40 and 80,
  • $100 for each Cottage, 
  • $150 for each pontoon boat, and
  • $300 for each runabout (an additional $150 will be due if trolling motor is requested with the runabouts.)


The security deposit (cash or credit card) will be refunded on clean, proper and timely return of all facilities and/or equipment without damage or losses.

The Resort will accept travelers checks, personal checks (verified) cash, Visa*, Master Card* and Discover Card* for reservation payments.  At no time will personal checks be held for security deposits


There is a fifty dollar ($50) service charge for each returned check.


*Credit Cards - use of a credit card will be charged a 3% convenience fee.  (Holds for Security Deposits do not require the convenience fee.)


How To Make A Reservation


Making a reservation is as easy as picking up the phone and dialing 270-433-7172 or 888-321-4000. Anyone that answers the phone will gladly help you out!


Here is a list of information you will be asked:

  • Dates you have set aside for your vacation.
  • The number of people in your group / party.
  • How many are adults and how many are children.
  • What boat plan or cottage type you would like.
  • From this point - you will be told if we have the availability for your party size and time frame.
  • Once we have confirmation the boat or cottage availability and you are ready to book your reservation they will ask for the following information and explain our procedures and policies:
    • The name the reservation will be held under.
    • Complete mailing address.
    • An email address (communication purposes only! We do not sell nor share your information with anyone!)
    • Phone numbers - the best to reach you in the event something needs to be confirmed or changed.
    • Will you be bringing any pets (There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for the first pet, and $25 for each additional pet you bring (see our Pet Policy  for additional information.)
    • Do you have a small boat that you will be bringing (see Small Boat Policy for additional information.)

You will then be asked for either a credit card number for the appropriate amount for the Reservation Deposit or, ask if you would to prefer to send a check, and let you know the total of the Advanced Deposit that will need to be in our hands within 10 days.  You do have the option of putting the Advanced Deposit on your credit card. (There is a 3% convenience fee for credit card usage.)


They will then explain our Cancellation Policy and the fees associated with canceling or changing a reservation.


Now that we have the information we need - we will ‘pencil’ your reservation in the appropriate date slot and hold it for ten (10) days, (unless, you pay your Advance Deposit with a credit card at the time of your phone call.)

Otherwise we will await the arrival of your Advanced Deposit in the mail. Once we receive your Advanced Deposit a confirmation letter will be sent either snail mail or email to you.  A self addressed / stamped postcard, or an email will be sent included reviewing our cancellation policy that is to be returned with your signature to finalize your reservation.


Now it’s time for you to prepare for your arrival at Hendricks Creek Resort and the vacation of a lifetime!


Ready to book or request a houseboat or cottage?  Click Here!

Check out our FAQ page for additional information on items that you might not think about bringing.


Check-In / Check-Out Times

Check In - Check Out - Houseboats 

As our rates seasons change, so do our closing times. During "Early Spring" and "Late Fall" our closing times will vary, therefore, it's best to call the Resort (270-433-7172) for the latest time to arrive and get safely moored. Keep in mind you must always check in at least two hours before dark or wait until 8:00 am the following morning to board your houseboat. The Corps of Engineers requires all houseboats to leave the harbor and be safely moored on the lake before dark. 


for Houseboats
for Houseboats
Plan 90 estimated to be 2:00 P.M. (CDT or CST)
Plan 90 shall be at 9:00 A.M., (CDT or CST)
Plans 40 and 70 estimated to be 3:00 P.M. (CDT or CST) Plans 40 and 70 shall be 10:00 A.M., (CDT or CST)
Plan 80 estimated to be 4:00 P.M. (CDT or CST) Plans 80 shall be 11:00 A.M., (CDT or CST)


Check In - Check Out - Cottages

for Cottages
for Cottages
estimated to be 2:00 P.M. (CDT or CST shall be at 10:00 A.M., (CDT or CST) 



Plan 40's


Li'l Dreamer
14' X 42' Houseboat for 2 to 6 



Our 42' Waterhouse Cruiser features double bed bunks for up to four in the rear bunk room and a queen hide-a-bed (Flexsteel Magic Bed) in the forward cabin. The soothing sounds of your favorite music drift from the stereo radio (bring copies of your favorite music - CD’s). 
In the well equipped large galley is an electric refrigerator (small freezer) and LP gas range with oven for frying up those fresh caught fish

Covered decks fore and aft give sun protection when crusin’ by day or when fishin’ by lantern light at night. The full roof sun deck is a great place to warm the body and soul, while the Captain guides the ship from the topside helm on the fly bridge. Imagine slipping into the shimmering waters by gliding down the water slide for a refreshing moonlit dip or how about a little skinny dippin’ 
when the others are asleep. The kids will squeal with delight as they brave that first splash in the wonderfully warm summer waters. Maybe you’ll be challenged to a water fight by frisky kids or could fishin’ be on your mind. The early birds find comfort with LP gas heat for the spring and fall fishermen.
The houseboat is powered by a 75 HP Mercury outboard. If you want comfort, here it is! Your floating cottage, anywhere you wander, finds the peace and quiet like only Dale Hollow Lake can offer! NEW in 2013 - Our 40 Plans now 
have satellite service!.
Pets allowed on several of our Plan 40's!   Ask your Reservation Specialist if we have one available for your trip!
Worn out from all that swimmin’ and fishin’ and ready to relax - bring your favorite DVD’s for a movie night. 


Plan 80 - Floor Plan & Photos

Photo's of Remodeled Interior!



Fore Bedroom  Aft Bedroom
Dresser and Stairs to Aft Deck Closet in Aft Bedroom

Seating for 10 and Kitchen Stove Kitchen area
Flat Screen TV & DVD Player Sleeper Sofa / Couch
Bathroom Bathroom

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