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Santa's Lakeside Cottages
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Perfect for family with little kids”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

What a lovely place. It all starts with a great welcome from the really nice owners at the main office. One of them will take you to your cottage (we stayed at #6) and show you the place. The cottage was clean, everything so well maintained. The pool area is really nice and both kids playground areas are full of toys. It is so convenient close to Holiday World. We live 3,5 hours from this place but we will definitely be back. Recommended!!!

Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay, but referring to the ponds on the property as lakes is a little misleading. There are two generous-sized ponds that are stocked, and attractively maintained. The facility doesn't need a lake and simply being named "Santa's Cottages" is descriptive enough. There are 22 adorable cabins, an outdoor pool, quaint playgrounds and a circle walking path. The property is clean and the units are well maintained. We attended for a family reunion and rented 6 cottages. This worked well for young children with plenty to do right on the property. Not sure if it would fill the day of older kids.

Fire pits, hammocks, TV and WiFi are available. Be prepared to pay for fishing poles, bait and firewood. Lincoln state park is very close as is Holiday World. Bring and prepare your food in the cottage kitchen, as quality restaurants in the area are lacking. All bedding and towels are excellent. If you want peace and quiet in quaint, comfortable surrounds, this fits the bill!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and it was an excellent place to stay. The cabin was nice and the owners were always available to help and provide information. The property was well maintained. It is obvious that the owners care about their guests and want to provide them with a great experience. We will definitely stay there again the next time we visit.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

This is our second family trip to the Santa Cottages. We had a 2,3, and 4 year old and 4 adults this year. The cottages are very clean (this from a neat freak) and well maintained. The staff is very friendly and was visible several times a day in case you needed something. The grounds are amazing, with great playgrounds, giant sandboxes, and ponds full of fish. We spent the days at Holiday World and the evenings enjoying the grounds and just sitting on the patio. The pool is very nice and even has a little splash pad for the kids. It is a great place to take the kids. Lots of memories made here!!!

Stayed May 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We really enjoyed our stay in Dasher. The cottage was beautiful and extremely clean. The view was gorgeous and the entire property was clean and well kept. It was a great place to come back to after a long, exhausting day at Holiday World. our kids even said that they loved it and it was so much better than staying in a hotel. When I had called to make the reservation, they knew we would arrive early that morning and allowed us an early check-in. There is so much to do on the property but due to our schedule with my daughter's choir competition, we didn't get to swim or fish but we had a blast feeding the ducks and the kids did get to play on the playground in the morning. It was a great experience. The beds were so comfortable and we got the linen package and the linens smelled so fresh!

Everyone on the property were so nice and helpful. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

My family stayed in Dasher. The cottage was immaculate. The owners really cared that our stay was the best it could be. The owner's came by on their golf carts at night and told us that the office/store was closing and asked if there was anything we needed. The one guy even let us borrow his mustard because we forgot to bring some. Free food to feed the ducks and free DVDs were a nice touch. Very close to Holiday World. The property is maintained very well. I can't say enough good things about Santa's Lakeside Cottages.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Westfield, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

First time staying at the cottages and cannot say enough good things about it. Very close to Holiday World...perfect place to unwind from all of the parks activities. We stayed in #1 which worked perfectly for our family of 4 (many more then that would be a little cramped). Our kids (4 and 2 yo) loved that we could walk out on our deck and feed the fish and ducks. My husband and I fished off of the deck (owners have rods that you can rent, bait that you can buy..all very reasonably priced) There is also a nice park, sandbox, basketball court, horse tire swings (my daughters favorite!), etc that kept us busy for the entire day. To sum it up, the owners are great, the place is CLEAN and we will be back!!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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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: 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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