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Places to Stay Near Holiday World

Posted on January 4, 2024

Every year, families looking for thrills and fun for all ages set their sights on Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. And when it comes to planning a visit to the park, there’s a very obvious first step: finding a place to stay. 

There are several things to consider. How close do you want to be to the park? What else are you doing during your visit? Do you want a hotel experience… a cozy stay in a quaint cottage... or is a “home away from home” vacation rental more to your liking?

Whatever your lodging preferences, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay near Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari!


Closest Places to Stay Near Holiday World 

In real estate, they say location is everything. The same is true when you want to be first in line at Holiday World! These places to stay are located right inside Santa Claus or within minutes of town so you can guarantee an early start to your day.

Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph – There’s a reason Lake Rudolph has been awarded for being one of the best and most family-friendly campgrounds in the country. Actually, there are a lot of reasons! The resort features comfortable family cabins and cottages, full-hookup RV sites, and tent sites, plus great amenities like a pool and water park, mini golf, scheduled activities, and more. Best of all, it’s located right next door to Holiday World and offers a free shuttle back and forth!

Christmas Cottage – Stay at this charming and festive vacation rental and you’ll call Holiday World your neighbor. It's located right across the road!

Santa’s Lodge – Santa's Lodge is the closest hotel to Holiday World... less than one mile away! The hotel offers all the amenities you want for your family’s stay, like a free continental breakfast, plus festive decor all year long.

Santa’s Lakeside Cottages – After you’ve played all day at Holiday World, there’s still fun to be had at the family-favorite Santa’s Lakeside Cottages. Before you retire to your one- or two-bedroom cottage for the evening, enjoy the property’s five lakes, pool and splash pad, two playgrounds, Elf Park with carved Santa statues, Reindeer Express train, and much more!

Mistletoe Manor – Bringing the extended family? The Mistletoe Manor vacation rental sleeps up to 21 guests. It’s just minutes away from Holiday World, plus, it’s close to other popular attractions, like Lincoln State Park, so everyone in the family can find something to do!

“X” Marks the Spot – With multiple locations—including two right across the street from the entrance to Holiday World—the "X" Marks the Spot vacation rentals keep you close to all the area's fun.

Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort – Five minutes down the road from Holiday World, these Lincoln-themed cottages feature lots of family-friendly amenities. Enjoy fishing, swimming, a game room, and more. Plus, the cottages are close to outdoor recreation at Lincoln State Park.

Lincoln State Park – Speaking of Lincoln State Park, it’s just five minutes away from Holiday World and has 150 campsites and 25 rental cabins for those who want to “rough” it. During your stay at the park, you can swim, fish, paddleboat, or kayak on Lake Lincoln, hike 10 miles of trails, and check out the fun interactive exhibits at the Nature Center. 

The Potter Cottage - This vacation rental puts you in a peaceful setting—complete with two outdoor decks for enjoying the fabulous views—while still being just minutes away from Holiday World and other Santa Claus, Indiana, attractions. 


Close, But Off the Beaten Path

If you want the convenience of being close to the action at Holiday World but also want a quiet place to retreat back to at the end of the day, these vacation rentals are a perfect choice. They offer all the comforts of home and more. And they’re each just a short drive away... 20 minutes or less!   

Holiday Guest House Suites - 6 minutes
Homegrown Holiday House - 7 minutes

Lincoln's Hideaway - 7 minutes
The Family Oasis - 7 minutes
That '70s House - 7 minutes
Hevron House - 8 minutes

Blackhawk Creek - 9 minutes
Dasher's Den - 9 minutes
Iron Fence Farm - 10 minutes

Wilmes Farmhouse - 10 minutes
Another Oasis - 11 minutes
Alpha Air - 15 minutes
Farm Stay with Sunset Views - 15 minutes

Hollow Creek Cabin - 15 minutes
Lakeside Cabin - 19 minutes


More Great Options 

If you’re looking for a hotel/motel stay, there are several options near Holiday World: Baymont Inn & Suites, Quality Inn & SuitesLocust Hill MotelMotel 6, and Stones Motel. 

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