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Arbor Lights Resort

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5192 E. Indiana Beach Rd, Monticello, IN 47960
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Arbor Lights Resort
Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Monticello
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Edwardsburg, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hot tub that they advertise is broken has been for 2 years! Every dish I used had to be cleaned first. Oven in our cottage was not calibrated and it burnt everything! Fridge froze everything. Cats everywhere, everything is covered in cat hair! No one listened to our complaints even after they avoided us and I e-mailed the issues at... More

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Crete, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have been coming to Arbor Lights resort for 11 years now since my divorce with my three daughters. It is something we look forward to every year. John and Mary are fantastic people, the rooms are clean and the HEATED & optic lighted pool is awesome.Most resorts along the lake have cats and that doesn't bother me. I read... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Arbor lights was a fantastic stay. My husband and I brought our three kids here and we all had a fantastic time. Pay no mind to the negative reviews. John and Mary were very friendly and we were well received upon arrival. Our room was very clean and had all the amenities. The window air conditioners worked well to keep... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

After reading the two bad reviews I just want to say that they were exaggerated. We stayed with our family in 3 rooms and they all were very clean. We have stayed here before also. Yes, this is an older place, but if you are coming to Indiana Beach, most are coming for that old timey lakehouse atmosphere that we... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I know the owners of arbor light... they will go out of their way to make people feel comfortable... while this is not a high end resort, it is family friendly, and close to indiana beach. Its the perfect place if you dont want to spend alot of money... John and Mary are very friendly.....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

this was the worst "resort" I've ever stayed at!!!! The rooms were very old, outdated and disgusting! The shower knobs were falling off, the medicine cabinet has mildew and rusty. The towels and sheets are very old.There are too many stray cats hanging around because the owners feed them. The pool outside is ok, but had a lot of bugs.... More

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Green Valley, Illinois, United States
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I made reservations to stay here last summer. The "resort" was difficult to find. When we pulled up I made my decision that there was no way in the world that I was going to stay here but since I had already paid over $100 for the night my husband convinced me to at least take a look at the... More

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Cedar Lake Indiana, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We found Arbor Lights in June of last year. This year we went back for our second trip. The location is perfect (I hope you like cats. Rather than ignoring all the stray cats that the park attracts, the owner tames them so that they do not harm anyone). They are right next to the service entrance to Indiana Beach.... More

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Shorewood, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This was our fourth year returning to Arbor Lights for our family vacation. We usually have enough people that we rent a room and the three bedroom cottage. We stay for three nights and four days. It is by far not a 5 star hotel, but it is comfortable and works for our family. We are close enough to walk... More

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We just returned from Monticello and Indiana Beach. We have been going there for years but this is the first time we tried a new resort. Mr. & Mrs. Walker (the owners) were so very friendly and helpful. We were a party of 12 with a baby. We rented a room and a 2 bedroom mobile home. The rooms were... More

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Address: 5192 E. Indiana Beach Rd, Monticello, IN 47960
Location: United States > Indiana > Monticello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Arbor Lights Resort Indiana/Monticello

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Join our many satisfied customers on a truly relaxing and fun family vacation. With the Twin Lakes (Shafer and Freeman) and 100 miles of shoreline at your fingertips (we are located only nine steps from the lakefront!), there are many entertaining attractions to offer, including swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, horseback riding, canoeing, golfing, and shopping. Have a boat? Dock it in the calm Bay of Lake Shafer, No wake, only 9 steps to the piers. ... more   less 
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