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A Stay Like No Other

Posted on June 22, 2023

You’ve chosen your destination. Now it’s time to choose where you’ll stay.

Do you want to stay in a hotel… or is a cozy cabin more your family’s style? Do you want to be close to all the action… or would you prefer a place off the beaten path

Most importantly: Where can you have a truly unique stay that your family will remember for a lifetime?

If you’re visiting this area, you’ll find some one-of-a-kind lodging options that will provide a magical, memorable stay! 

10 Unique Sleeps 

Santa’s Lakeside Cottages – Cozy cottages with Christmas-themed décor, five stocked lakes, a pool with splash pad, train rides, a location that’s close to all the area’s attractions, and so much more. There’s a reason Santa’s Lakeside Cottages is a 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award winner!  

Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort – Another Tripadvisor award winner, Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort is a great place for history-lovers. Each quaint cottage is named after something significant to Abraham Lincoln’s life, and inside guests will find a fun story related to the 14 years he spent right here in this area.

Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph – A great place to stay and play in summer, fall, and winter! Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is just a free shuttle ride away during the summer. Halloween Weekends in September and October offer spook-tacular family-friendly activities. In November, the Santa Claus Land of Lights brings the story of Rudolph to brilliant life. And in December, it’s the perfect place to stay when you’re visiting for the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration.


Lincoln State Park – The state park is on the grounds where a young Abe Lincoln spent his formative years. Whether you bring your own tent or RV, or stay in one of the rustic cabins, you’ll know you’re resting your head in a truly historic place! And with 10 miles of hiking trails, two lakes, a nature center, and more, Lincoln State Park offers plenty to do during your stay.

Mistletoe Manor – Bringing the kids on this trip? How about the grandparents? Maybe a few aunts and uncles? With enough room to accommodate up to 21 guests, Mistletoe Manor is the vacation rental for you! And it’s as big on the outside as it is inside—the spacious home sits on approximately nine acres and features a stocked pond for onsite fishing.

Lakeside Cabin - This cabin vacation rental's screened-in porch and wraparound deck overlook a beautiful lake. But what's that ON the lake? It's your very own private tiki bar to enjoy during your stay! 


Hevron House - This beautiful vacation rental is uniquely decorated, with antique furnishings and retro accents throughout. But the best part of the home is its locations—it's just steps away from Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (and five minutes from Holiday World & Splashin' Safari).

Santa’s Lodge – You get festiveness and fun in equal measure when you stay at Santa’s Lodge. You’ll find Christmas décor (and spirit) throughout.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center – Peace, serenity, simplicity. A stay at the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House means you also get to experience the grounds, architecture, and history of this 167-year-old institution. 


Corner House Bed & Breakfast - If you're looking for a secluded and peaceful place to stay, this country bed and breakfast is the place for you. And if you're looking for something to do during your stay at the Corner House, Pepper's Ridge Winery is just a short walk away!

Create Your Itinerary 

Now that you’ve discovered unique places to stay, it’s time to plan an itinerary that’s just as special. Check out things to do and places to eat throughout the area. And for the easiest trip planning experience, use ourconvenient trip-planning tool!