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Santa's Lakeside Cottages
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Rantoul, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Best bang for your buck!”
Reviewed August 17, 2011

We stayed 2 nights at Santa's Cottages. The host and hostess were extremely nice and helpful. The property is amazing. I wish we would have had more time to enjoy it. The fishing for small kids was unbelievable. My 10 year old caught at least 30 fish (catch and release). They were all small but one big mouth bass but he was elated! We would have loved to use the fire pits to make smore's but ran out of time. Our bed was very comfy and the kids loved the hideway bed. What would I do different next time.......STAY LONGER! Holiday World is close by and so is the National Lincoln Park which was also very nice and the Rangers were very knowledgeable.

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Center Grove, Indiana
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Santa's Cottages. We stayed in Vixen and the accomodations were spotless, cozy and perfect for our family. The beds were incredibly comfortable and our children couldn't wait to throw their fishing poles in the water and see what they caught next. Everyone was extremely friendly and it was very apparent that this was a family-owned and family-run business. We plan to visit again and are extremely excited to hear of the plans for a pool! The price of the cottages were a little pricey, but they are worth it. We are looking forward to our next stay!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

The cottages were very nice and clean and the staff were extremely friendly

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Evansville, IN
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

This was our first time staying at Santa's Lakeside Cottages and we were delighted with the the whole experience. We had 6 adults and 3 children ages 3-6 in our group and all had an awesome time! We cannot wait to plan another trip! The cottages were beautifully decorated and had all the comforts of home! The free fish food, the giant sandbox and playground kept the kids busy and made for a relaxing time for the adults to talk while we sat in the shade supervising. If your child wants to catch a fish, this is the place. They will succeed!! The lake is fully stocked and it was quite an experience to see the kids laugh and scream as they caught their own fish! The grounds were very quiet and serene, just beautiful. The staff were great too, friendly and available when we needed them.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

We stayed in Santa Claus at the Cottages August 11-13 and it was awesome!!!!!! I could go on and on but I can sum it up by saying I will definitely be going back!!!! The town of Santa Claus is filled with nice people and Holiday World was awesome.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Gilman, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed August 11, 2011

Our family had a fantastic time! There was lots to do for the kids as well as the adults. One of our favorite activities was sitting around the fire pit and roasting smores.
Our cabins were extremely clean and very nicely decorated. We will definitely be back again in the future!

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Fishers, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed August 10, 2011

We have stayed at Santa's Lakeside Cottages twice now. The boys absolutely love fishing off the deck - it is something to look forward to when we leave Holiday World. Love having more room to roam. It is a quiet and lovely.

The only improvement that should be made is the cleaning detail. It is a cabin but there are some things that need to be cleaned like under the Murphy Bed or some of the decorations covered in dust. This didn't hinder from our great experience since it was a feeling of "outdoors"...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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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
Location: 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 Specialty 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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