Indiana is probably best known for the Indianapolis 500, run each year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s about the only thing visitors will find that’s fast-paced here. Famously fascinating Amish communities, Tibetan Buddhist temples, and laidback summer Bluegrass Festivals make livin’ easy in the Hoosier State. Visitors can experience Lake Michigan and the sand dunes of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to the north, Hoosier National Forest south of Indianapolis, and the Indiana Cave Trail further to the south. Fortunately, Indiana has an eclectic array of resorts scattered across the state to accommodate curious travelers. Here are fourteen of the best resorts in Indiana.
1.Morris Inn Notre Dame
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Morris Inn Notre Dame is a four-diamond hotel located in South Bend, Indiana. The hotel, which is in the heart of the Notre Dame campus, offers 132 guestrooms and 18 suites. Stylish suites come in four versions. Room and suite amenities include 48-inch flat-screen HDTV, Keurig coffeemaker, plush pillows and robes, luxury bedding, walk-in shower, in-room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, refrigerator, and gorgeous views. Hotel amenities include three restaurants – Rohr’s, Wind Family Fireside Terrace, and Sorin’s. There is a spacious, newly renovated ballroom, meeting space, room service, concierge service, turn down service, business center, gift shop, complimentary self-parking, and access to the Notre Dame fitness center.
1399 North Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, IN, Phone: 574-631-2000
2.West Baden Springs Hotel
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French Lick Resort is an award-winning resort that has been showered in accolades. Listed on the National Registry of Places, it is the home of two four-diamond hotels – West Baden Springs Hotel and French Lick Springs Hotel. The resort is located in the serene and stunning Hoosier National Forest and provides the two hotels’ shared property with three premier golf courses, an expansive casino, and two spas. West Baden Springs Hotel, a National Historic Landmark, was once dubbed “Eighth Wonder of the World” with its awe-inspiring 200-foot-wide atrium. The hotel has 243 opulent suites and guestrooms with high-end amenities. Guests can expect high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, on-demand movies, complimentary bottled water daily, luxury linens and plush robes, nightly turndown service, wet bar, and a host of other in-room amenities.
8538 West Baden Avenue, West Baden Springs, IN, Phone: 888-936-9360
3.French Lick Springs Hotel
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The award-winning French Lick Resort is home to two historical four-diamond hotels in the midst of Hoosier National Forest – French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel. The two hotels share the property with three premier golf courses, two spas, and an impressive casino. Built in 1845, French Lick Springs Hotel has 43 guestrooms and suites. Modern room amenities include luxury linens, flat-screen TV, in-room coffee service, and adjustable temperature control. Suites also have separate seating area, sofa sleeper, refrigerator, and side chair. Some rooms are pet-friendly. Specialty suites are in the Pete Dye Mansion, and offer multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. The resort provides an array of dining options from casual to fine dining. Next read: Best Day Trips in Indiana
8670 IN-56, French Lick, IN, Phone: 888-936-9360
4.New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center
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Couples looking for a romantic getaway will find what they’re looking for at New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center. It’s also a popular choice for hosting weddings. Located in the historic town of New Harmony, Indiana, the hotel offers six types of rooms. Standard Queen and Double Double rooms are in the Riverbend building. The Rosebank building offers Loft, Premium Courtyard, Fireplace Lakeview, and Double Queen Lakeview rooms. There are also four historical guesthouses. Rooms have Harmonist-style furnishings, flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, ensuite, and a seating area. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, heated pool, casual-chic Red Geranium Restaurant, outdoor tennis courts, complimentary bikes, golf cart rentals, Moon River Spa, complimentary parking, and many more.
504 North Street, New Harmony, IN, Phone: 812-682-4431
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Oakwood Resort is situated along the shore of Lake Wawasee, two hours from Indianapolis. It offers guests high-end accommodations with 77 spacious guestrooms and luxury suites, and ten sophisticated vacation lake homes. Resort amenities include Pier Restaurant & Bar with seasonal outdoor seating, and The 702 Salon & Spa with a full menu of spa services. Complimentary items include continental breakfast, beach gear, Wi-Fi, use of paddleboards, bikes, and kayaks, and self-parking. There is an on-site business center that’s open 24/7, and a second floor Game Room for the kids. The resort also provides a fitness room, daily boat tours, walking trails, and boat slips.
702 East Lake View Road, Syracuse, IN, Phone: 574-457-7100
6.Omni Severin Hotel
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Omni Severin Hotel is a landmark luxury hotel in Downtown Indianapolis’s Wholesale District. The century-old hotel has 124 newly renovated guestrooms and suites that meet modern travelers’ needs without sacrificing its elegant grandeur. Guests can expect rooms to have a sophisticated, earthy color palette with pops of color, luxurious triple-sheeted beds with pillow menu, well-appointed ensuite with marble flooring and granite countertops, and plush robes for lounging. Wi-Fi is complimentary to Loyalty Program members. Rooms also have data ports, in-room movies, TVs with cable, executive work desks with outlets, coffeemakers, sitting areas, and in-room safes. Hotel dining options include 1913 Restaurant with farm-to-table fare, Severin Bar with a sports bar ambience, wine-centric Wine Thief bar, and an on-site Starbucks.
40 West Jackson Place, Indianapolis, IN, Phone: 317-634-6664
7.Potawatomi Inn Resort & Conference Center
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Historic Pokagon State Park is the perfect natural backdrop for Potawatomi Inn Resort on the shores of sparkling Lake James. The Inn has 138 guestrooms, and recently added banquet facilities and a conference center. There is a wide variety of rooms with different features like lake views, courtyard views, patios, direct lake access, and sofa-beds. All have satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Guests can also choose from historic cabins, cabin suites, and inn suites, which also feature mini-fridges, microwaves, and living rooms. Hotel amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, an indoor pool and hot tub, sauna, business center, fitness room, bike and boat rentals, restaurant, bar, and free parking.
6 Lane, 100 Lake James, Angola, IN, Phone: 260-833-1077
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Serenity Springs Resort sits on 85 peaceful, wooded acres outside La Porte, Indiana. Guests will appreciate the resort’s close proximity to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake Michigan, John H. Barker Mansion, Michigan City beaches, and East Pierhead Lighthouse. The resort’s rustic cabins are along the waterfront and have satellite TV, gas fireplaces, two-person hot tubs, barbecue grills, microwaves, room service, Butler doors, and beautiful views. Resort amenities include hiking and biking trails, bike rentals, complimentary breakfasts and afternoon refreshments, seasonal sleigh or carriage rides, catch-and-release fishing, and cozy outdoor fire pits. Some cabins are pet-friendly. Two Clubhouses are available for business or social group rentals and events.
5888 US-35, La Porte, IN, Phone: 219-861-0000
9.Swan Lake Golf Resort
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Swan Lake Golf Resort is located on 500 acres of Indiana countryside. It boasts a charming hotel, rustic log cabins, modern fairway villas, and quaint cottages. Room amenities include modern furnishings, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and in-room safes. Resort amenities include a state-of-the-art conference center, two 18-hole golf courses, a clubhouse with a pro shop and Putter’s Bar & Grille pub food, a well-equipped fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, two hot tubs, and a sauna. Dickie’s Restaurant provides guests American classics with a twist in a casual-chic ambience overlooking the golf course. A 10,000-square-foot ballroom is ideal for weddings and other events. The resort also hosts a golf academy.
5203 Plymouth LaPorte Trail, Plymouth, IN, Phone: 800-935-5616
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10.The Lighthouse Lodge B&B
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The Lighthouse Lodge is located on serene Lake Shafer, three miles north of Indiana Beach boardwalk and amusement park in Monticello, Indiana. Four modern, two-bedroom cottages and seven upscale suites feature luxurious beds and bedding, 27-inch TV with cable, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, microwave, table and chairs, linens, and air conditioning. Outside, there are picnic tables, outdoor grills, and lounge chairs. Some accommodations are pet-friendly, and some suites have fireplaces. Some accommodations also have private balconies. This luxurious bed and breakfast also features a 1930s stone lighthouse, lake and bay swimming areas, an expansive park-like lawn, and a pontoon boat for entertainment and lake shuttles.
7323, 4866 North Boxman Place, Monticello, IN, Phone: 574-583-9142
11.Turkey Run Inn
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Turkey Run Inn is a woodsy red brick lodge nestled in Turkey Run State Park near Marshall, Indiana. This is the perfect choice for those spending their vacation in the park. The Inn is located a short walk from the park’s Nature Center. Guests can reserve rooms in the Inn, or nearby rustic cabins and houses. All accommodations have complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. Some feature hot tubs, sofa-beds, or both. Cabins have kitchenettes. The Roost is a modern two-bedroom house. Guests can dine at Narrows Restaurant, the Inn’s homey restaurant. The beautiful 90-year-old inn also has an epic indoor pool with glass walls and ceiling. Outdoor amenities include canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, and a plethora of nature-related activities.
8102 Park Road, Marshall, IN, Phone: 877-500-6151
12.Andrews Lakeside Resort
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Andrews Lakeside Resort is located on the shores of Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana. Nestled between Lake Shafer and Indiana Beach Amusement Park, there’s always something happening close by. The resort offers guests amenities for the perfect summer vacation with an outdoor heated pool with patio and lounge chairs, a grand deck that overlooks the lake, grilling areas with gas and charcoal grills, lake access, and a private boat dock. Guests may choose from either vintage lake cottages or one of 13 individually decorated hotel rooms – some with private balconies, and some adjacent to the pool. Guests can expect cable TV, coffee station, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and two double beds in each accommodation.
4925 East Indiana Beach Road, Monticello, IN, Phone: 574-583-7222
13.Beachwalk Resort Vacation Rentals
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Beachwalk Resort Vacation Rentals are located inside the private Beachwalk Resort Community. The resort is one hour outside Chicago, and offers vacationers fully furnished, custom-built home rentals with an on-site management team. Resort amenities include basketball and tennis courts, beach volleyball, bike and golf cart rentals, swimming pool, wading pool, sandcastle playground, putting green, five miles of beach along Lake Michigan, a small fishing and rowing lake on property, Lake Kai pier fishing, and ample parking. Guests can choose from an array of accommodations ranging from upscale beach homes to cozy cottages. These accommodations are ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, weekend Notre Dame game gatherings, corporate events, and group retreats.
202 Beachwalk Lane, Michigan City, IN, Phone: 219-879-7874
14.Belterra Casino Resort
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Belterra Casino Resort offers guests an upscale stay in one of 600 relaxing guestrooms on the resort property. Rooms have plush furnishings in rich, earthy hues, large windows, a work desk, and extra seating. Room amenities include free Wi-Fi, 42-inch LCD TV with cable, iPod docking station, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and bottled water. Guests can experience a plethora of hotel amenities that include full spa services at Beleza Salon & Spa, a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, Belterra outdoor pool with chaise lounges and private cabanas, a fitness center, upscale shopping at The Shops at Belterra, and high-octane fun at Belterra Casino. There are seven dining options on-site, a lobby bar, and top name shows and entertainment.
777 Belterra Drive, Florence, IN, Phone: 812-427-7777
14 Best Indiana Resorts, Hotels and Inns
- Morris Inn Notre Dame, Photo: Morris Inn Notre Dame
- West Baden Springs Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of malkovkosta - Fotolia.com
- French Lick Springs Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of malkovkosta - Fotolia.com
- New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center, Photo: New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center
- Oakwood Resort, Photo: Oakwood Resort
- Omni Severin Hotel, Photo: Omni Severin Hotel
- Potawatomi Inn Resort & Conference Center, Photo: Courtesy of pattierstock - Fotolia.com
- Serenity Springs, Photo: Serenity Springs
- Swan Lake Golf Resort, Photo: Swan Lake Golf Resort
- The Lighthouse Lodge B&B, Photo: The Lighthouse Lodge B&B
- Turkey Run Inn, Photo: Courtesy of Narong Jongsirikul - Fotolia.com
- Andrews Lakeside Resort, Photo: Andrews Lakeside Resort
- Beachwalk Resort Vacation Rentals, Photo: Beachwalk Resort Vacation Rentals
- Belterra Casino Resort, Photo: Belterra Casino Resort
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