The Vintage Cottages at Indiana Beach get a lot of bad raps, but my family adores them! We have gone to IB for one week every summer since 1983 and always stay in a Vintage Cottage (28 of those years in our "Home Away From Home", Cottage #1.)
We just returned yesterday after staying four nights in Cottage #1 and only wish we could have stayed longer.No, the floors don't "shine", because the linoleum is older and has seen a lot of traffic. Also, sand gets tracked in, kinda to be expected at a beach resort. The furnishings are "vintage" which is fine---it gives the place character. (One note: the mattress on my bed there is The Best!! BETTER than mine at home! LOL) The cottages were built many, many years ago you have to expect that everything isn't "shiny & new"...but "old" doesn't mean "dirty". Keep in mind that you are not LIVING there, you are at the park for a few days and will spend the majority of your time at the beach, water park, pool, on the rides, etc.
By all means, if you are the type of person who craves "deluxe" accommodations, the Vintage Cottages are probably NOT for you. But if you are someone who is happy with the 'simple things'...someone who appreciates things from the past...someone who can be content with less and "make do"when necessary...someone who maybe needs to keep costs to a minimum (we like that we can afford to stay MORE nights by being content with the more affordable Vintage Cottages)--give them a try. Architecture such as this is quickly disappearing. Appreciate these things while you can!!
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