Places to Stay Near Holiday World

Four pictures of red chairs around lake at Santa's Cottages, guest room at Santa's Lodge, living room at Mistletoe Manor, and campfire in front of cabin at Lake Rudolph

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 to 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! 

Holiday World Thunderbird wing coaster summertime

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 the park! 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. 

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort – 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 a lot of reasons! The resort features comfortable family cabins, rental RVs, and open campsites, 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, Gingerbread House, Peppermint House  Stay at one of these vacation rentals and you’ll call Holiday World your neighbor. All three are 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, including fun onsite activities like ziplining, paddleboating, and a rock climbing wall. 

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 Parkso everyone in the family can find something to do! 

“X” Marks the Spot – Just a quick drive away from the park, this vacation rental is nestled in a pine tree-filled country setting that can be enjoyed as you sit around the firepit. 

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, swim, fish, paddleboat, or kayak on Lake Lincoln, hike 10 miles of trails, and check out the fun interactive exhibits at the Nature Center.  

Cabin with bikes parked in front at Lincoln State Park

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… 15 minutes or less!   

The Potter Cottage – 4 minutes
Willow Lake – 5 minutes
Holiday Guest House Suites – 6 minutes
The Family Oasis – 7 minutes
Blackhawk Creek – 9 minutes
House on Sunset – 10 minutes
Medcalf Place – 10 minutes
Wilmes Farmhouse – 10 minutes
Santa’s Vacation Villas – 11 minutes
Alpha Air – 15 minutes
Hollow Creek Cabin – 15 minutes 

Hollow Creek Cabin vacation rental living room with sectional, fireplace, and large windows overlooking trees

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, Rockport Comfort Inn & SuitesLocust Hill MotelMotel 6, and Stones Motel.  

Corner House Bed and Breakfast two-story white house with rockers on front porch

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