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Recent Indiana reviews

  • What a great house in a great town...

    "Our stay was just perfect. The house is comfy and warm and has great resources to make your stay fantastic. Tina was great to deal with and very quick at getting back to me with any questions we had. The view from the back deck and patio is amazing."
    Guest: Patrick Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 11, 2014
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  • Wonderful Girlfriends' Get Away Weekend

    "The best VRBO experience!!! The house is beautiful and very comfortable. It is even more beautiful than the pictures show. The owner Mary is so accommodating. We enjoyed the delicious breakfast casserole and brownies. Mary gave us great suggestions for shopping and dining out. I highly recommend this beautiful home for anyone vacationing in the South Bend/Mishawaka area. There are many attractions just a short drive away."
    Guest: Cathy H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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  • Birchwood Cabin

    "Ian and Mariya, you are so are gracious! I fell in love with Birchwood Cabin the moment I saw it in the VRBO listing. As soon as I walked through the door I knew I was home. The cabin is comfortable, warm and cozy. The many windows provide a wonderful view to the surrounding woods and abundant wildlife. The historical information provided on the cabin and the area was very interesting. The furnishings in the living room are comfy and the Laura Ashley bed linens are an extra special touch. The kitchen is well-appointed and has everything you could possibly need for a week-long stay. The beach is an easy 10 minute walk. Al's grocery store is awesome and there are numerous restaurants between Michigan City and New Buffalo to satisfy any appetite. Birchwood Cabin was everything and more than I expected it would be. I can't wait to return!"
    Guest: At home in Michiana Shores Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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  • Excellent Cottage

    "Our stay at the cottage was better than expected! We had a great view of Lake James! The location was perfect as well! All the resturants around are within walking distance which is very convienant! My kids especially loved the sandy beach! We will be coming back and would recommand this cottage to everyone:)"
    Guest: Melissa Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 10, 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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