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“Great start for our holidays!”
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Santa's Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Santa Claus
1 review
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“Great start for our holidays!”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

We purchased the Christmas special from Groupon. We thought it would be a great way to kick start our winter break for our kids, ages 8 & 5. It was a cute hotel very close to holiday world. The decor was very nice and screamed Christmas! The staff was friendly and our rooms were clean. Santa and Mrs. Claus came for a visit and read to the kids as well. I loved them because they took a couple of minutes to talk to each child instead of rushing everyone through! Great little place, I would love to return in the summer to visit Holiday World.

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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your experience you had with Santa's Lodge with others here on Trip Advisor. The fact that you mention that the visit with Santa was so special means a lot to us! Our goal is to fill each guest with the warmth of Christmas joy no matter what time of year, but especially so during the Christmas season.
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Hurricane, West Virginia
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

The rooms are small and nothing fancy, but this is a very friendly place to stay! A friend and I stayed here on a trip and can't wait to return with our families. Just seeing the decorations helps out you in the Christmas spirit! The staff were extremely friendly, unlike some huge corporation with tons of $$$... the staff here were genuinely kind-hearted.

Can't wait to return and do a Christmas package with the family!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Thank you so much for writing a review! We really appreciate the honest feedback that tells us what we are doing right! We are so glad you have already decided to return for a visit. I wanted to extend the invitation further as there is so much to do during the summer as well, with Holiday World, Lincoln's Boyhood Memorial parks and so much more, there truly are two different sides to this area that unfortunately can only happen at separate times of the the year. A summer visit is just as much fun!
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Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Our stay was great no complaints. The lodge was very nice for families. The staff was wonderful, they were very nice and helpful. I would recommend a trip to Santa's lodge. St nicks had good food, kid friendly and good tasting.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Thank you for writing a great review! We hope you come to visit again soon!
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Conneaut, Ohio
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

WOW.... What a wonderful place Santa's Lodge is. I booked a spontaneous trip to Santa Claus Indian to help my children and I get into the Christmas Spirit and that we did. The staff at the Hotel are just beyond wonderful Andy made my children as many others feel right at home talking to them on there level. Every time we passed a member of the hotel they would ask how the stay is and smile.... The food was great incorporating adult taste as well as children's taste tater tots to the menu. The room was extremely clean and housekeeping came in each day replacing towels and making the beds. This town maybe off the beaten path but it is WELL WORTH the drive. The friendly staff reasonable price of items and the fact that Santa comes to visit on weekends and reads a story with milk and cookies is just priceless... The stories from Mr and Ms Claus, the daily craft time and heated pool make this trip priceless..Going to make this destination a yearly tradition.. Bring family and friends.... Santa Claus Town is one of a kind with great people and KID FRIENDLY AND MAGICAL!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
We are so glad we were able to ignite the spark of Christmas spirit! It is my personal joy to bring smiles to the faces of visiting families. Yours was no exception!

We hope you consider a visit during the summer to go to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari or during the fall for our Fall-O-Weekends events at Santa's Stables, Lincoln Amphitheatre and so much more!
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Lebo
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Not gonna' lie...I was concerned based on previous reviews. I need a one night stay for a motorcoach group in Santa Claus...and there are was not any other choice. I called and talked to Larry and expressed my concerns. He told me that he had just assumed GM duties and was committed to turning the facility around. He gave me his word that he would personally check out each of our group's rooms. We checked in earlier than expected due to severe weather in the area. Rooms were ready and clean. Do they need updating? Probably. Did they work for me and the rest of the busload? Absolutely! So from there, I want to give kudos upon kudos to the staff on duty (Sunday, Nov, 17th) for all that they did for us. They assisted us in establishing a place for many to gather and watch Sunday Night Football. They assisted us in so many unusual requests. They did everything they could to make our stay comfortable, clean, and convenient. They did a great job in loading and unloading our luggage. I appreciate Larry for being true to his word. I am glad we gave Santa's Lodge a chance. Additionally...the breakfast was great! Larry & Staff....if you keep up the good work, Trip Advisor reviews of Santa's Lodge will just keep getting better and better! Don't stop doing what you are doing.

Room Tip: We stayed on the south side which appears to be a new addition.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Hello!

We are so glad that you gave us the opportunity to host your group! I had lots of fun interacting with everyone and making sure everyone was taken care of. I will be sure to pass on your praises to the staff and Larry.

I want to thank you for your honest review. We are planning some updates in the spring before our summer season hits.

Merry Christmas!

Andy
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Overbrook, Kansas, United States
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

A lovely hotel in the middle of nowhere. It is a great little town. With great History. the hotel staff bent over backwards to see we had a great stay. there were 54 of us and the bags were brought in and put by our doors. The breakfast was awesome, plenty of seating . everyone was pleasant and accommodating. they even set up a special room so we could watch a sports game we all wanted to see. I would highly recommend this as a place to take your children. The ladies at the Methodist church served a lovely supper. If you want to take a lg group there. I would highly recommend it. The Santa at the Santa store sure was SANTA.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lynn T
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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We were so happy to host your group and I hope you had fun finding your way through the mystery tour!

Merry Christmas!

Andy
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were part of a group of 50 quilters from Borden, In. We, my sister and I, were there from Friday to Sunday to quilt with our friends. We gathered in the Celebration Room which was well lighted, set up with enough large tables for our machines, and enough electrical power for all of our lighting, etc. The staff was excellent with Larry keeping us informed of menus, etc. They kept our refreshments up to date, coffee hot, ice always available, trash handled, etc. They adjusted the heat/air for us as we needed without delay. We ate in the restaurant there at the lodge for lunch twice and dinner twice. The food was properly prepared, what should be hot, was hot and the cold items were cold. Service by the server was on time, courteous, and friendly. Eye contact was made and we felt very comfortable. We hope to come back next year.

Room Tip: Our room was very close to the Celebration Room, which made getting to our activities very easy---th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Andy H, Front Office Manager at Santa's Lodge, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a courteous review! We loved having each of the quilters here and hope that you folks come back sooner than next year! It's never a bad time to get together and quilt after all!

Andy
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Property: Santa's Lodge
Address: 91 W Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6123
Location: United States > Indiana > Santa Claus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Santa Claus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Everyday is a Holiday when you stay at Santa’s Lodge. You’ll be welcomed at Santa’s Lodge with a vaulted lobby soaring 37 feet into the Southern Indiana skyline. The hand-hewn timbers are actually from the barn that stood on this same site in 1883. The beautiful cedar and oak wood creates a natural setting for our antique Christmas decorations including our Canadian horse-drawn sleigh! Our year-round Christmas décor and lodge setting will surround you with a sense of warmth and pleasure through our 170 guestrooms and suites.Located about a half mile away, we are the closest hotel to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari, home to three world class roller coasters and the number 2 water park in the world! We have a putt-putt mini golf course and arcade right across the street at Frosty's Fun Center. Our shelter house is located right next to the playground for a great picnic opportunity. Take time in the morning to relax on our deck overlooking the lake while eating breakfast from St. Nick's Restaurant.Our Family suites allow the parents to have a little privacy while vacationing with the kids in addition to giving you a little leg room to relax and spend quality time together. ... more   less 
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