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Santa's Lakeside Cottages

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

This was a wonderful place to stay. The atmosphere was so pleasant. It was kid friendly. My daughter got her first fish there. The cottages were so so pretty and clean. Will definitely go back. We won holiday world tickets so we also went there and the cottages are very close. The park and the little kids cottage was so...

2Thank crodgers04
Fishers, Indiana
Reviewed 16 August 2012

This is the 2nd time that we have stayed here. The 1st time wasn't long after they opened so I thought it was great then but wondered if it would last ... Well, it did. We absolutely love this place and our 6 yr and 3yr old do also! The cottages are right by Holiday World but even if they...

2Thank Jmason7
Normal, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We had been to Holiday World previously, but stayed in surrounding area hotels. SO GLAD we tried Santa's Cottages! We rented #2 and #3 for 3 nights. We had our family (2 adults and 4 kiddos ages 10, 8, 4, and 1) and my parents. Plently on room between the 2 cottages. Ours (#2) had a king bed, futon and...

1Thank Jennifer K
Noblesville, Indiana
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Our family stayed in Cedar 3 . Our 5 & 7 year old daughters loved it as did we. Everything is there that you would need. Cozy, comfy,clean, loved the pool area and the deck the kids can fish from. . Lots of feeding of ducks, fish and turtles! Just sitting on deck and relaxing. Nice sunset view. Staff is...

1Thank susiebisme
Fishers, Indiana
Reviewed 7 August 2012

We stayed at cabin # 7 - Dancer - for 3 nights - 2 adults and 2 kids (2 and 3). The cabin was awesome - there was room in the bedroom for a pack n play, and the beds were so comfortable. I know previous reviews have said they same thing - and I want to agree that the...

1Thank Ellen W
Rossville, Indiana
Reviewed 6 August 2012

We went with another family for a few days to Holiday World and were fortunate enough to stay at Santa's Cottages. What a great place for the family. We stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage that accomodated all our needs, our only regret is that we didn't have an extra day to stay on the grounds and enjoy it instead...

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 5 August 2012

We really enjoyed our 3 nights at Santa's Cottages. We came to go to Holiday World and it was very convenient. Last year we stayed in Owensboro KY and even though the hotel there was less expensive, the convenience of Santa's Cottages more than makes up for the higher cost vs. a hotel. Next year we are considering staying longer...

Thank rcheese1005
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 4 August 2012

We have been going to Holiday World for years and have never found a really great place to stay. We discovered Santa's Lakeside Cottages last year (2011) and it was amazing. Everything is so nice. We loved having a cottage all to ourselves and able to cook dinner and relax after a day at Holiday World. This year we stayed...

Thank Amy P
Linton, Indiana
Reviewed 2 August 2012

What a wonderful time at the Cottages. They were very, very clean and well appointed; everything you could want away from home. The grounds were well maintained, despite the incredibly dry weather we've had. We were encouraged to let the staff know if we needed anything; that was not necessary as we wanted for nothing! The little ones enjoyed feeding...

Thank Cathy B
St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 2 August 2012

We had a fantastic time at the cottages. They were clean and well equipped, and they were so cute! Our extended family rented 3 cottages, and everyone had a great time. The little ones loved the playground, Elf Park, swimming pool and fishing pond. The adults enjoyed these features as well. We thought everything was first-class, and we plan to...

Thank brownfam08

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming lakefront cottages on 2.6 acre lake in Santa Claus Indiana. The whole family can comfortably spend a great vacation enjoying the area attractions of Holiday World and Splashin Safari, Lincoln State Park and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, golfing at Christmas Lake Golf Course, or enjoying the beauty of rural southern Indiana. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa's Lakeside Cottages

Address: 1405 W Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6028
Region: United States > Indiana > Santa Claus
Price Range: ₹ 6,479 - ₹ 19,961 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
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