Where to stay around Indiana, US?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,420 vacation rentals near Indiana. From 934 Hotels to 887 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Indiana for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Indiana?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Indiana. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Michigan City: 761 vacation rentals
  • Nashville: 101 vacation rentals
  • Indianapolis: 367 vacation rentals
  • South Bend: 361 vacation rentals
  • Bloomington: 85 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Indiana! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Indiana?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Indiana:

  • Michigan City: 761 rentals
  • Nashville: 101 rentals
  • Indianapolis: 367 rentals
  • South Bend: 361 rentals
  • Bloomington: 85 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Indiana?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Indiana are:

  • French Lick, IN (FRH-French Lick Municipal): 27 vacation rentals
  • Michigan City Municipal Airport (MGC): 862 vacation rentals
  • Gary Chicago International Airport (GYY): 179 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Indiana?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Indiana. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Brown County State Park: 109 rentals
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: 339 rentals
  • University of Notre Dame: 401 rentals
  • Indiana Beach: 32 rentals
  • Indiana Dunes State Park: 902 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Indiana listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

A warm Indiana welcome

While the annual Indy 500 race sees some seriously fast-paced action, the state ticks along at a much slower speed the rest of the year. It may not be the biggest state, but it's still worth picking your Indiana vacation rental wisely. Staying to the north gives you easy access to the wildlife-rich dunes and waters of Lake Michigan. If you pick somewhere further south, you'll have a maze of underground caverns and waterways to kayak. Either way, you can listen to the sounds of bluegrass and receive a warm Indiana welcome when you arrive.

Countless opportunities for outdoor fun in Indiana

You'll need to pack a few essentials if you plan to head to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Be sure not to forget your hiking shoes for the trails, swimming gear to splash around in Lake Michigan and binoculars to look out for the diverse wildlife in the marshes. When you stay in an Indiana vacation rental, these aren't the only place for outdoor fun, though. For equestrian trails, some of the best fishing in the state and kayaking routes along the rivers, try the Turkey Run State Park. You may also want to consider bringing your mountain bike, there are plenty of spots to ride wherever you stay.

Catch the Indy 500 in Indiana

It's impossible to mention Indiana without talking about the Indy 500. The state's biggest date in the calendar sees racers drive 500 miles in what is the world's biggest, single-day, sporting event. If you plan to visit at this time, you're going to need to book up your Indiana vacation rental as early as possible. Outside the race, the state isn't short on attractions. Expect world-class museums, fascinating art galleries and summer concerts to boot, not to mention a ton of plazas and memorials like Monument Circle, which remember the country's veterans.

Indiana is hottest in summer, but try fall or winter

Like much of the US, the summer is the most popular time to book up an Indiana vacation rental. It's true that the state sees the hottest weather between June and August, but the influx of crowds isn't for everyone. For lower prices on rentals and a more comfortable climate, try fall when the leaves turn a kaleidoscope of colors and the hiking trails aren't half as busy. Pack warm clothes if you're planning to visit in winter – it can often drop below freezing. That said, you can pick up some serious bargains on rentals and the landscape is arguably at its most scenic.

There's more than your average backyard critter in Indiana

While the best you'll find in Indianapolis is the odd backyard critter, stay in one of the rural Indiana vacation rentals and you won't be disappointed by the state's fauna offering. It would be impossible to list every beast in Indiana here, but look out for white-tailed bears and solitary black bears. If you're lucky, you may see a meandering American badger or one of the beautiful river otters. They're not all big though. You'll need to keep your eyes peeled if you're going to see little eastern cottontails or ground squirrels rustling around on the forest floor.