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Cabins and Cottages: A Cozy, Comfortable Stay

Posted on May 1, 2023

Cabin in front of lake at Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort

You’ve chosen your destination. Now it’s time to make one of your most important trip-planning decisions: where to stay in the Santa Claus, Indiana, area. And no matter what time of year you’re visiting, a cottage or cabin is a great choice! 

Visiting in the summertime? The area’s cottages and cabins offer access to some great outdoor amenities, like swimming, fishing, and more. 

Planning a fall trip? The location of your cottage or cabin might just offer some prime leaf-peeping opportunities! 

Making a Christmastime getaway? There’s nothing better than gathering the family together in a cozy cabin for family time and making memories. 

Cottages and Cabins in the Santa Claus, Indiana, Area

Whether your idea of a stay in a cottage or cabin leans more toward “roughing it” or “glamping,” you’ll find the perfect option in the Santa Claus, Indiana, area. 

Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph 


Traveling with kiddos and planning a visit to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari during your stay? Then Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph is a great choice. The resort is located right next door to Holiday World and offers guests a free shuttle to and from the park. 

Visitors can choose from festively named options like “Holiday Cottages” and the new “Candy Cane Cottages.” Amenities include full kitchens, TVs, WiFi  roomy porches and decks, gas grills, and firepits. And most of the cottages are pet friendly. 

Plus, Lake Rudolph is positively packed with family-friendly fun! During your stay you can enjoy the onsite waterpark, swimming pool and splash pad, paddleboats, mini golf, gem mining, and more, plus a schedule of activities, like karaoke and golf cart parades.  

Plan your visit in September or October to experience all-ages (ie., not-too-scary) fun during Lake Rudolph’s Halloween Weekends!  

Santa's Lakeside Cottages 


At Santa’s Lakeside Cottages, you’re guaranteed a merry good time! Charming inside and out, the cottages are not only fully furnished, they’re also festively themed with fun Christmassy names and unique decorative touches inside. 

The resort is located between Holiday World and Lincoln State Park and is just minutes from both, as well as other area attractions. But there’s plenty of fun available right onsite, too! 

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in five different lakes. Cool down at the swimming pool and splash pad. Play all day on two playgrounds. Take a relaxing walk through Elf Park to see wooden carvings of Santa and his elves. Hop aboard the Reindeer Express Train for a ride around the property. 

Cottages include full kitchens, satellite TVs, WiFi, outdoor grills and firepits, and more comforts of home. 

Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort 


Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort is located less than two minutes from Lincoln State Park and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and less than five from Holiday World. But proximity to the area’s top attractions is just one thing that makes the resort a great place to stay. 

The resort’s homey cottages are named after significant moments in the life of Abraham Lincoln; inside each cottage, guests will find a fun and interesting story related to his life in Indiana. Amenities include full kitchens, HD TVs, WiFi, covered porches with swings and other seating, grills, and firepits.  

Throughout the resort, families can enjoy a variety of activities, including catch-and-release fishing, swimming, playgrounds, game room with arcade games, and more. 

Lincoln State Park 


When you stay in a cabin at Lincoln State Park, you’re close to many of the area’s amazing attractions. But you don’t really even have to leave the park to have fun! 

The rustic cabins are a fun choice for families who want to rough it—but not too much. And they’re just steps away from outdoor recreation of all kinds inside the park. Hike more than 10 miles of trails. Relax on the beach and take a dip in Lake Lincoln. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboat to see every corner of the lake. 

You can also visit the Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza to see how you measure up to a young Abe. Enjoy an educational—and entertaining—experience at the Nature Center. And take in a live show during the summer and fall at Lincoln Amphitheatre.      

Hollow Creek Cabin and Lakeside Cabin  

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Around here, you’ll find vacation rentals of all kinds—including cabins! And if you’re looking for a place to get away from it all, Hollow Creek Cabin and Lakeside Cabin both provide the perfect stay.   

Hollow Creek Cabin is tucked away in a peaceful country but still close to area attractions. The home can accommodate up to 14 guests. A spacious great room with a vaulted ceiling and fireplace is the perfect place for families to spend time together. And the long list of amenities—like a chef-style kitchen, basement game room, firepit, grill, and more—make this a place you’ll never want to leave. 

Lakeside Cabin is the perfect place to stay, play, and enjoy the great outdoors. The cabin home can host up to eight guests and features a gas fireplace, screened-in porch, wraparound deck, and hot tub. Swim, fish, and kayak the lake—then take a break at the tiki bar located right on the water! The house is even pet friendly, so you can bring every member of the family along! 

Things to Do During Your Stay 

Once you’ve booked the perfect cabin or cottage for your family’s stay, it’s time to build your itinerary. And you’ll find tons of fun things to do all throughout the Santa Claus, Indiana, area!