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Review of Santa's Lakeside Cottages

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Santa's Lakeside Cottages
Certificate of Excellence
Chesterton, Indiana, United States
1 review
“1 of the BEST!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

It was our 1st time to go to Santa Claus.Long ride(more than 5hrs) but....WAS WELL WORTH IT!! All bec. we stayed at Santa Claus Cottages!Our 1st day,we didnt have any electricity for a few hrs due to an accident in front of the place. We had free firewood & the owners are very hospitable,really friendly. They make sure you're comfortable & constantly asks if we need anything. Our cottage was clean & very beautiful.Our deck is facing a pond & we had fun fishing,feeding fish,ducks & turtles. They have a small but clean pool.If only we dont have to wait for a vacation sched at work,we could have made a reservation before we left cos we are definitely going back next year! A great experience!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Sullivan, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Highly recommend staying here!! We had a wonderful time. Our cottage was beautiful and the staff was very accommodating.

The kids had a great time fishing, swimming, feeding the ducks, and playing at the parks. Cannot wait to go back next year.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

What a wonderful place and fantastic experience! We rented 2 cottages for an extended family weekend at Holiday World and have spent more time talking about the fun we had at the cottages than at the park! The owners are TERRIFIC - - very friendly & hospitable and keep the place immaculate. The activities for kids are wonderful...fishing, feeding fish & ducks, playground, and pool. None of the children wanted to go home! The setting is gorgeous and the adults in our group really enjoyed hanging out on the porches/patios at night after the kids went to bed. The accommodations are very comfortable and well equipped with dishes and utensils. The entire family is already talking about planning our next visit and only wish we could have stayed longer!

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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Our stay at Santa's Cottages could not have gone any better. We were greeted by Matt and from then on everything was perfect. Being our fist time we brought to many things with us, everything you need is there, picnic table , 4 chairs, fire pit, porch swing, and everything you need in the cottage, pans dishware, silverware coffee pot, trash bags, and much more. The entire staff was awesome, and helpful. You could spend days here to have fun and relax, as we spent just to relax after visiting Holiday World. In the cottage Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad, and 2 grandchildren had enough room in our cottage "Vixen", We will be booking our stay there for next year within the next few days, there will be no more hotels for us only a longer stay. Thank You to Matt and all at Santa's Cottages. The Lanski and Larson Family's

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We take the grand kids to Holiday World every year. First year we found this gem! Said they had a stocked pond for fishing, but normally that means a bite here and they. Not the case here! Big bass and big blue gills! My little 3 year caught a 4 pound bass with a little kid's fishing pole. Think he is "hooked" on fishing! Nice swimming pool. Play ground! Clean!

Already set up to come back next year.

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Thank Tim M
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Tolono, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

This was our first time to Santa Claus & Holiday World. Couldn't have been happier with our stay here! Kids loved the variety of activities offered...basketball hoop in the pool was a big hit! Mom loved the clean cottage and helpful workers. We will be back for sure!!

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

First trip to Holiday World and first trip to Santa's Lakeside Cottages. Absolutely loved the cottages....tons of stuff for kiddos to do including the pool, Elf village, fishing, and lots of opportunity for lounging for the parents. Great fire pits for smores, etc. Matt was running the place when we stayed and he was very friendly and went out of his way to make us feel welcome. We are already planning a return visit next year with more friends. This location is highly recommended for families with kids!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Nicole M
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Additional Information about Santa's Lakeside Cottages

Property: Santa's Lakeside Cottages
Address: 1405 W Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6028
Region: United States > Indiana > Santa Claus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Santa Claus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
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 
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