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Recent Indiana reviews

  • Cozy, Quiet, and Close to the Beach

    "Dreamwold House is incredibly cozy and comfortable. We used every bit of the property - coffee on the patio, games & meals on the porch, visiting in the kitchen, and relaxing in the living room. There is plenty of sleeping room for six adults, and Mariya and Ian keep the place sparkling and inviting with lovely decor throughout. The beach themes in the bedrooms provide an extra coziness with four poster beds and antique furnishings throughout the house. The short walk to the beach was a great opportunity to see the deer and the lovely wooded properties of Michiana Shores. The private beach was extremely peaceful and quiet both during the day and at sunset each evening. The owners live close by and have truly thought of everything - from beach chairs to toys, to bicycle of all sizes. I highly recommend this property for adults, families with kids, or for a romantic getaway. Dreamwold House has it all!"
    Guest: Jane G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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  • Scottish Visitors For Gen Con

    "Overall we found the apartment perfectly suitable for our needs. The good - Plenty of space to move around and the facilities were very good. The coffee and Square Donuts shop below the apartment was excellent too. The bad - The decor is a bit tired. Specifically the locks on the bathrooms need replaced (they don't work); a wall mounted coat hanger is ill fitted and actually results in the wood panel on the wall coming loose. Lastly there was the smell. It's a chemical smell that none of us could actually place but it was strong for most of our visit. It was quite off putting at first but either we got used to it or it diminished over time and became more bearable. Other feedback - I would liked to have had some sort of "local guide" booklet in the apartment as well as some "housekeeping" details like when the bins/trash should be emptied; what the phone number of the apartment was should we need to use it. I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars because the negatives really didn't impact on our stay (smell aside). Would I stay here again? Yes but it would be good to have the "bad" sorted out..."
    Guest: David W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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  • Beautiful and Spacious Retreat

    "Everything about our experience was fabulous! The process of arranging the rental was easy and convenient. The owner was incredibly helpful and accommodating. The property itself was even more beautiful than the pictures showed. The house was spacious and appointed beautifully. We especially loved the back decks and lakeside fire pit. Getting to ND campus is convenient and easy. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly! We would highly recommend!"
    Guest: Patti D. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 12, 2014
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  • LOVED this place!!!!!!

    "We are from the Washington DC area and booked the Lake House to stay in because our daughter got married at an orchard in Bloomington and none of the condos in downtown bloomington were available. I am a city girl. I am NOT a cabin in the woods girl. BUT....this cabin was amazing. The pictures really don't do it justice, in my opinion. It was clean, beautiful, and more than suited our needs. I catered the wedding and, though I'd done most of the cooking in DC and transported it, the kitchen in the cabin was a Godsend to be able to do the finishing touches. I brought much of my own equipment, but could have packed much lighter. There's plenty there for most cooks to be able to put a meal together. I wish we had planned to stay longer to be able to really relax and enjoy the place and the surroundings. It feels superbly secluded, but you are still within about 10 minutes of suburban civilization (grocery and other shopping and restaurants) and 20-25 minutes of [the very cute] downtown Bloomington (We strongly recommend the Irish Lion restaurant on Kirkwood Avenue). There are journals on the living room table in which previous guests have written about their stays in the cabin. We enjoyed reading those the first night. We did use the hot tub, which was incredibly welcome after an 11 hour drive. We didn't get to meet Peter and Suzanne, but I spoke to Peter on the phone a couple of times and he was incredibly nice. If it weren't so far away, this would be a place we would ABSOLUTELY frequent."
    Guest: LA Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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Indiana Travel Tips

Getting to Indiana Vacation Rentals

There are two main travel hubs to Indiana. If you are traveling to the central or southern regions of the state, you will fly to Indianapolis International Airport. The airport hosts all major North American carriers and has regular commercial flight connections. If you are traveling to the far southern parts of Indiana, the most convenient access point would be Louisville International Airport in Kentucky. The airport is located just across the Ohio River which forms the state border with Indiana. For travelers who will be spending their vacations on Lake Michigan and in the northern parts of Indiana, the best airport to travel to would be either Chicago O'Hare International Airport or Chicago Midway International Airport. Technically, this area falls into the greater Chicago Metropolitan area even though it is part of Indiana. From all these airports, there are good public transport links into the cities and surrounding areas. There is an extensive rail network which provides easy access to the major cities. If you prefer, you can also hire a car and drive to your vacation destination.

Attractions and Activities at Indiana Lake Homes

One of the most popular vacation destinations in Indiana is Lake Michigan. The state borders only a small portion of the lakeshore but it is where many of the vacation homes are concentrated. Because Indiana is on the southeastern shoreline, visitors can benefit from magnificent sunsets over the lake. Favorite pastimes include fishing and boating. Many of the lakeside communities are quite seasonal and become hives of activity during the summer months. There are often fishing tournaments and other fun-filled events that take place in season.

If you want to explore some of the lakeshore, you can hire a canoe or kayak and go for a leisurely paddle. There are several State Parks where you can enjoy nature trails, go for hikes and spend the early morning birdwatching. The Dunes State Park is a section of land along the Lake Michigan shoreline which is ideal for wildlife viewing. There are many other state parks in Indiana where you can go hiking or mountain biking. In the south central part of Indiana, you can visit the Bluespring Caverns in Bedford where you take a boat ride through the caves. Indiana has a rich cultural heritage and this is evidenced by the many museums dotted throughout the state. Several are dedicated specifically to the artistic heritage of Indiana.

Visitors to Indiana Cottages

Indiana is a great family vacation destination. Whether you are fishing along the shore of Lake Michigan or hiking a nature trail, there are many different outdoor activities that you can enjoy as a family. There are also several fun amusement parks that offer rides and entertainment for kids of all ages. For those who have an interest in art and culture, there are many art galleries and museums in the major towns and cities in Indiana. If you are an outdoor-type person and want to explore nature, there are many state parks where you can go mountain biking or hiking along the nature trails.

Seasons to Visit Indiana

Indiana has attractions that can be enjoyed throughout the year. For those who want to enjoy the lakes and parks, the best time of year to visit would be during the summer months. The temperatures are generally hot with the occasional thunderstorms. The peak travel season is during the months of July and August which coincide with the summer vacation season. Many families choose this time of year to have an extended family vacation.

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