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Santa's Lakeside Cottages
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I picked this place based on the trip advisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. The cottages seem new and are very clean. We added the linens package and it was well worth it. It's a little cramped for four adults and a child, but for two nights it was fine. The bed was super cozy and I was told the trundle bed was as well. Loved the location and amenities. My 2 year old loved the fish and the ducks. The owners were super nice and accommodating. After staying in a place like this there is no reason to stay in a hotel again. My family quickly decided we should make this an annual family outing, going to Holiday World and staying at these cottages. The only suggestion I can think of, is maybe get rid of the sandbox in the children's play area. My son of course loved it, but as a parent tracking the sand around and getting it out of his clothes and shoes and the car is a pain. Obviously this is very minor. Only reason I mention it at all is because other kids clearly abuse it, trashing the beautiful children's sized cottage. It's a shame others don't have the same respect for property, and you can tell other families clearly are not supervising their kids. It clearly states in the rules not to take sand in the play house. So that would be my suggestion - just eliminate the sandbox! :p Seriously though, wonderful place to stay and can't wait to return! Thank you for living up to the reviews and exceeding our expectations!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

My family and I spent two days at Santa's Cottage with another family while we were attending Holiday World Amusement Park. The Cottage was right across from the pool. It was very spacious and clean. We took the master bedroom because we had a baby-- which was very nice with our own bathroom. The guest room was spacious with two beds. The only draw back was the guest room wall did not go completely to the ceiling. If you were in the bedroom, you could hear the going ons in the living room (this is why we took the master bedroom). The open living area had two futons and the kids slept well on those. The kitchen was equipped to eat out of. We brought a lot of our own food. The grounds were beautiful. They had a fun play ground and you could fish. Because we were at Holiday World all day, we would be exhausted when we returned to the cottage. We wish we had another day to spend at the cottage and enjoy just being there. I recommend these cottages! Very NICE!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Guba67
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Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

We had such a wonderful time at the cottages: the fishing in the pond, playn in the play house, exploring the playground, roasting marshmellows and making smores, and bbqing on the grill was all so wonderful. We made such amazing memories with our little boy who is 4 years old. The futons in the room were great for the kids to lay on and watch movies at bedtime. The cabins were much nicer than what i expected: clean and new the hardwood flooring and heavy timber decor made me feel like i was in the moutains

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank jenandjon25
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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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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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2  Thank AngieD497
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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!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Kimberly B
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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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Thank Stan L
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Additional Information about 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: £75 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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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