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Lighthouse Lodge B&B
Ranked #1 of 6 Monticello B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 December 2012

This B & B is a labor of love by two truly wonderful people, Mike and Bonnie Triplett. You walk in as strangers, are welcomed as family, and leave as friends. First, the construction is first rate and the B & B main building is relatively new. The rooms are spotless, thoughtfully laid out, comfortable and quiet. The layout of the breakfast area shows that a great deal of thought went into planning. It is spacious enough for large groups or family gatherings, and at the same time quaint and close if there are just a few. Bonnie's kitchen is right in front of the main snack bar, and she entertains you with great conversation as she cooks. Mike is quick with a smile and a story, and had breakfast with us as we ate in the mornings. Bonnie's cooking is superb, healthy, flavorful, and fun. The property sits on a quiet point on the lake, and has a swimming beach and boat dock. The grounds are well maintained, neat, and are one of the prettier places on the lake. It is a nice place to relax, and the sunsets are beautiful over the lake. This is the nicest B & B we've stayed at. The other reviews are not exaggerating friends, and if you visit them, you will likely be planning a return trip. Don't pass up the opportunity to visit them in the off season, as the lake and area surrounding their property is quiet and relaxing.

Room Tip: Honeymoon Suite has a great view of the lake the south and west.
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Scott P
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bestbandb, Owner at Lighthouse Lodge B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we enjoyed visiting with you......Mike & Bonnie

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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Bonnie and Mike Triplett have created an environment like no other! My family occupied all seven suites and one of the cottages for Thanksgiving and my son's wedding. Every morning we were fed a most amazing breakfast and greeted by smiles and a welcoming environment. We cooked our own Thanksgiving meal, accessing Bonnie's super kitchen. Popping in to see if we had what we needed, Bonnie and Margaret were always there to help. When we needed missing food items, they had something to offer. Prepping for the rehearsal dinner, Bonnie added her special brand of assistance. Truly a Godsend to me in preparation for a wedding away from home. While Lake Shafer may be a summer spot to many, it is also a great fall vacation. Bonfires two of the nights we were there provided a great atmosphere for our younger crowd to gather and chat, spending time together without the old folks. A play ground was well used by my nephews. I travel quite a lot and interact with lots of people in the hotel industry- The Lighthouse Lodge is one of the best!

Room Tip: Room choices for us depended on which family could climb the stairs. Rooms 6 & 7 have three flig...
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Mary Ellen H
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Thank you for your kind words, we enjoyed visiting with you......Mike & Bonnie

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Reviewed 6 November 2012

My girlfriend and I booked a room at the Lighthouse Lodge for several days while visiting her family nearby. We stayed in the "Hawaiian" room which was wonderful. Huge comfortable bed. Nice porch with a great view of Lake Shafer. The room was very spacious and had all the amenities that one would want in a holiday B&B. The TV was a bit old but included cable or satellite (I don't remember which). Mike and Bonnie are wonderful hosts. Bonnie cooked an amazing breakfast each morning. There's a great deck area facing the lake. A "sunroom" with a great view of the lake as well. A nice big yard with fireplace next to the lake too. Cleanliness of the room, the common areas and the grounds was first rate. I look forward to my next trip to the Lake Shafer area to stay with Mike and Bonnie at the Lakehouse Lodge B&B. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great place to stay. Very comfortable and "homey" feeling.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kelsey M
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bestbandb, Owner at Lighthouse Lodge B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we enjoyed visiting with you......Mike & Bonnie

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Reviewed 12 October 2012

This was a vacation experience like no other. My parents book a place for all the adult kids and their families (6 families plus mom and dad) to get together for 1 week in the summer. We all get to visit and have quality time with our siblings and their families for more than just the one day around Christmas that we were doing in years past. This has allowed us to connect and make lasting memories with eachother. We fondly refer to this week as our annual FamDamily Vacation. 2012 marked our 5th year of getting together and we found The Lighthouse Lodge could accommodate all of our 28 family members (although we were missing 4 this year). This was the best find in all 5 years thus far. There was something to do for every age - from our 3 year old to our 70+. Mike and Bonnie bent over backwards to see that we had everything we could possible need. They were very gracious and we all felt like we were very welcomed in their home. Bonnie cooked the most wonderful breakfasts and spoiled us. Mike was the best captain of the lake that we could ask for. The rooms were very relaxing (great for having a little personal space away from the family when needed) and extremely clean, beds were very comfortable and the service was well above excellent! Usually, we choose a different location each year just to give variety to our vacations, but guess where we are going in 2013? You guessed it - back to The Lighthouse Lodge! And we can't wait to get back there! If you are second guessing booking a vacation or just a short get-a-way here, STOP! This is an amazing find!!! I promise, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Deanna H
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bestbandb, Owner at Lighthouse Lodge B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we enjoyed visiting with you......Mike & Bonnie

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Reviewed 3 October 2012

Our daughter and son in law were married at Lighthouse Lodge last weekend. We booked rooms for family and the wedding party from Friday to Sunday. We had about 85 guests. The rehearsal, wedding and reception all took place on the deck overlooking the lake and grounds. Having everything in one place was a huge plus. Mike and Bonnie are wedding planning pros! They hosted a taste testing event last spring where our daughter and her fiance made their menu choices. They have been excited about their food choices ever since!! Bonnie's breakfast's are awesome and all you can eat. We received many compliments on the dinner she prepared for the reception. This wasn't a meal you could get just anywhere, everything is prepared by Bonnie. Her fried ice cream with chocolate and carmel is awesome! Every email and phone call was answered enthusiastically! They gave us recommendations for local wedding vendors that were all fantastic. The rooms were very clean and we all commented on how comfortable the bed's are. The weather was perfect (we will give God credit for that!) and the setting was gorgeous. We are still elated with how perfect the entire weekend was. What would we have changed? NOTHING!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Jeanna G
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bestbandb, Owner at Lighthouse Lodge B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we enjoyed visiting with you......Mike & Bonnie

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Reviewed 16 September 2012

If you are looking for a place with a gorgeous view and wonderful people who welcome you with open arms, this is where you need to be. My husband and I spent our honeymoon here recently and Bonnie & Mike made our stay beyond memorable. Every day was a new adventure and the lodge itself is gorgeous. We stayed in the honeymoon suite which is simply stunning. Bonnie & Mike have thought of everything-- from spare silverware in the top drawer of the kitchenette to an umbrella by the door, they make sure you are well taken care of. They have a small play area for kids bordered by a small pier where we spent the afternoon playing cards and watching the fish. Breakfast was second to none and after 20 minutes of being there we already felt like we were home. Both Bonnie & Mike are such wonderful people and a joy to meet. Thank you guys-- I cannot wait to come back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jenn P
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bestbandb, Owner at Lighthouse Lodge B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we enjoyed visiting with you......Mike & Bonnie

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

All I have to say is these people really know how to accommodate your every need !!! Our wedding there was absolutely wonderful, our food was provided by bonnie and mike the owners of lighthouse lodge and of guests loved every bite wanting more ..... If your looking for a cozy romantic place to get married with everything you need at your fingertips this is the place to do it !!!! I can't say enough how wonderfull Bonnie and mike are .... They are truly family and a home away from home ..... Thank you again for a unforgettable wedding !!!!
Donald and Cassandra Keech

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite is the place to be !!!!
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Cassandra J
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bestbandb, Owner at Lighthouse Lodge B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we enjoyed visiting with you......Mike & Bonnie

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Address: 4866 N Boxman Pl, Monticello, IN 47960-7323
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Region: United States > Indiana > Monticello
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Monticello
Number of rooms: 7

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