Breathtaking views of the lake from all 3 levels of the home. The sandy, gradual bottom waterfront is great for families, especially smaller children; a newer dock with steps for easy in/out access of the water; a bench for viewing the spectacular sunsets along with a place for your boat (will accommodate up to a 22' boat) and/or jet skis, don't have one...no worries, there is powerboat, small sailboat, jet skis and pontoon rentals available from some private marinas on the lake of others in the area.
The large second story deck leads out from the family room and kitchen for easy grilling and entertaining. The lower lake front has a large, cement patio area with picnic table & lawn chairs. A great spot to just chill, watch the kids in the lake and have a cool drink.
The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, pots/pans and appliances (large and small). There is a table for 6 plus 4 bar stools at the counter.
The house has a great open concept for family and friends to gather. There are gas fireplaces on both the upper and lower levels of the house for the winter season.
Crooked Lake is located in Northeast Indiana in Steuben County (County of 101 Natural Lakes); it is an 802 acre, three basin ski lake with easy access from Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana due to the Toll Road (80/90) and Indiana Interstate 69. Crooked Lake offers fine and casual dining on the waterfront at the very popular Captain's Cabin, just .6 mile from our house. This restaurant can be accessed by car or boat. The Crooked Lake Ski Association (as in water) sets up a slalom course on the third basin. Crooked Lake affords abundant opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing and scenic sunsets; it is a fisherman's virtual paradise in both summer and winter. For the adventurous boaters, there is a sandbar located in first basin where people gather to socialize.
The Steuben County Park is located on the Southeast shore of the lake. It has a beach, playground and picnic area and a public boat launch.
Crooked Lake is located 5 miles West of Angola, IN, home of the Civil War Monument, 2nd largest monument in the State of Indiana. The monument is 70' tall and located in the circle in downtown Angola. Angola also provides for your many needs during your stay, i.e. grocery stores, post office, liquor stores, hospital and medical services, churches, local wineries with tastings, miniature golf, a downtown movie theater, ATM/banks, Wal-Mart, Walgreen's, CVS, Meijer Store, Hobby Lobby, Menard's, Kohl's, many restaurants, Tom's Donuts and ice cream shops. There is also an excellent library located just a couple of blocks from monument circle.
You and your family can go canoeing on the Mongo River located close to Pokagon State Park.
Pokagon State Park is located about ten minutes (6.67 miles) from our house. This state park offers many opportunities and activities for families in both the winter and summer. Summer activities include swimming at the beach, horseback riding, sand volleyball, nature trails and a nature center. In the winter, there is cross country skiing (ski rental is available), 22 miles of snowmobile trails, ice fishing, a sledding and tubing hill and the famous twin-track toboggan run. In addition to the normal activities, there are many special events throughout the year, i.e. sand sculpture exhibits and competition, fireworks and the Seaplane Splash.
The Steuben County Airport has a hot air balloon week-end in the summer. This event provides for a spectacular display of many hot air balloons from the tri-state area.
Trine University is located in downtown Angola; the university provides concerts and entertainment for the community throughout the year.
There are numerous antique shops for your grazing in the downtown area. We also have an Outlet Mall approximately 7-10 miles from our house. You can shop til' you drop.
As you can see, there is never a dull moment at Crooked Lake; there is always something to do, rain or shine. We hope you decide to join in on the fun.