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Places to Stay Near Holiday World

Posted on September 1, 2023

Fall is the perfect time to make a getaway to the Santa Claus, Indiana, area. And that means finding a great place to stay near Holiday World and all of the other amazing attractions, fall festivals, and events throughout the area.

Holiday World gets festive during their Happy Halloween Weekends and is lighting up the park on Saturday nights with the Halloween in the Sky Drone Show. Tons of fall events—from 5Ks to fairs and festivals—are on the calendar in September and October. And the area's greatest outdoors are ready to welcome you with fall colors.

Ready to experience fall weekends in the Santa Claus, Indiana, area? Get started by finding the perfect home away from home for your visit!


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 – From cozy cabins to tons of family friendly amenities, there's a reason Lake Rudolph is such a popular place to stay. And during the fall, Lake Rudolph's Halloween Weekends offer even more fun, including costume and site decorating contests, trick-or-treating, and more.

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, fish in one of the property’s five lakes, take a ride on the Reindeer Express train, or roast marshmallows by the fire.

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, a game room, firepits, and more. And during October weekend stays, you can hop on a free hayride on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

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, 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
Hevron House - 8 minutes

Blackhawk Creek - 9 minutes
Dasher's Den - 9 minutes

Wilmes Farmhouse - 10 minutes
Spencer County Rentals-Dale - 11 minutes
Alpha Air - 15 minutes
Farm Stay with Sunset Views - 15 minutes

Hollow Creek Cabin - 15 minutes
Spencer County Rentals-Chrisney - 17 minutes
Lakeside Cabin - 19 minutes


More Great Options 

Interested in something a little different? Corner House Bed & Breakfast is a relaxing place for a getaway. The themed bedrooms are beautiful and welcoming, and Pepper’s Ridge Winery is just a short stroll away!

Bringing your own camper or tent? Oakridge Campground offers 36 campsites for an outdoor stay in a truly beautiful setting. 

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. 


Planning Your Fall Getaway is Easy

You've found the perfect place to stay. Now it's time to plan the rest of your fall getaway. And it's easy to build your dream itinerary when you use our convenient trip-planning tool!

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