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Santa's Lakeside Cottages
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was our first time to Santa Claus & Holiday World. Couldn't have been happier with our stay here! Kids loved the variety of activities offered...basketball hoop in the pool was a big hit! Mom loved the clean cottage and helpful workers. We will be back for sure!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

First trip to Holiday World and first trip to Santa's Lakeside Cottages. Absolutely loved the cottages....tons of stuff for kiddos to do including the pool, Elf village, fishing, and lots of opportunity for lounging for the parents. Great fire pits for smores, etc. Matt was running the place when we stayed and he was very friendly and went out of his way to make us feel welcome. We are already planning a return visit next year with more friends. This location is highly recommended for families with kids!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

As many others have stated on here, this place is wonderful. The owners were friendly and helpful, but not in your face. The amenities were great, especially for kids. Make sure you plan to stay a day when you are not going to Holiday World so you can take advantage of all it has to offer. We appreciated that the price on the items in their store were not greatly inflated.

Room Tip: If you have toddlers, you may want to get a cabin that is away from the water, as it is very close...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We have visited Santa Claus Indiana 3 years in a row......
This was the first year we stayed at Santa's Cottages.
we stayed at a hotel in Dale once and we stayed at a hotel across from holiday world.
This place BY FAR is the BEST!!!!!!!!
There were 8 of us, my wife and I along with our 2 girls (ages 46,42,9,7)
also our friends Husband and wife and their 2 girls (ages 44,40,14,11)
Our cottage was Blitzen #14 (it sleeps 9 very comfortable)
It has 2 full baths, 2 real bedrooms and 2 fold out futons a kitchen and dinning table, tv, dvd, microwave, stove, refrig, outside there is a fire pit and a grill.
the lake is 25 feet from your back porch.
our 4 girls had never been fishing in their lives, so it was the first time for all 4 of them.
they caught over 80 fish between them, we were only there for 4 days, and we went to holiday world all 4 days.
the staff he is absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!!
they truly care about their customers, you can tell that their goal is you are completely satisfied.
fishing pole rental $5 per pole for as long as you are staying.
they sell worms and fire wood for fire pit
the owner and his wife drive around in a golf cart in the evening to check if you need anything, if you need something they will get it for you.
we already booked the same cottage for July of 2014
this will be our family vacation every year for quit some time.
We all LOVE this place.

Room Tip: almost Every cottage backs up to the lake.......There is not a bad choice of cottages when it comes...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Santa's Lakeside Cottages are absolutely perfect. I was amazed how clean and neat everything was. They have thought of everything, from providing trash bags to free DVD rentals on an honor system. The beds are comfortable; including the plush mattress in the murphy bed. There is plenty to do including a pool, basketball, and fishing. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

We will definitely be visiting again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We didn't get to use all the amenities because we just went to holiday world both days we were there. But the kids liked the little "play cottage" and the basketball court. The grounds were well maintained and many cute photo ops.
The laundry was relatively cheap to use and worked well.
I just wish we spent more time there.

Room Tip: I guess fishing is a big thing there, you could bring your own poles. We didn't fish though
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

And we loved every minute of our time there - four days, three nights. From check-in to departure, every one of the Arnold family was absolutely friendly and helpful. We took the linen package and it is the smart thing to do. Our four boys 15-9 were delighted with all the things they could do - swim, play basketball, take a run and watch the free movies that are available at the office. We cooked out every night and owner Pat Arnold cleaned our grill every morning - what service. The highlight of our trip was the fishing right out our door from Dasher. The boys fished from sun up to sun down and learned to do catch and release, which is required. It was a big moment every time someone caught a fish, but the biggest came when they caught a bass, somewhere between 8-10 pounds, according to the Arnolds. It is the story we have all told since we have been home. Without a doubt, we'll go back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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: $99 - $305 (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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