Get lost in the woods of Indiana at these seven wonderful state park lodges. If you love history and nature, these lodgings will provide the getaway you’ve been looking for.
Enjoy all the beauty the Hoosier State has to offer when you visit a state park. Scroll on to learn how you can stay overnight in one too.
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1. Potawatomi Inn
This luxury lodging is the grandest part of Pokagon State Park, which spans 1,260 acres of northeast Indiana. It is ideal for camping, hiking, horseback riding, and sight-seeing. One of the most lovely state park lodges in the state, it overlooks gorgeous Lake James and is a great spot for weddings and other gatherings. It features a pool, beach access, a game room, and many more amenities. It is located at 6 Ln 100 Lake James, Angola, IN 46703.
2. Canyon Inn
The oldest state park in the state is home to a marvelous lodging that is charming and romantic. McCormick's Creek State Park has canyons, cliffs, waterfalls, forestry, and many miles of trails that help you explore it all. Staying overnight in this hotel will make your visit more memorable. There is an outdoor pool, tennis courts, an outdoor theatre, and much more to enjoy on-site at 451 McCormick Creek Park Rd., Spencer, IN 47460.
3. Clifty Inn
Located in southeast Indiana, this beautiful lodging is nestled in Clifty Falls State Park. The park spans 1,416 acres and is full of trails, waterfalls, canyons, and much more. The inn has an indoor pool, rustic decor, and a lovely place to dine called Falls Restaurant that features comfort food classics. You'll find this wonderful hotel at 1650 Clifty Hollow Rd., Madison, IN 47250.
4. Spring Mill Inn
Guests of this lodge enjoy beauty inside and out. In addition to the trails and natural sights in the 1,358-acre Spring Mill State Park, there is also a Pioneer Village to explore as well as nearby caves. The grounds of this place are perfect for any history or nature lover. Find it at 3333 IN-60, Mitchell, IN 47446.
5. Turkey Run Inn
So named for the state park in which it sits, this hotel was built in 1919. The park was established in 1916 and is full of canyons, cliffs, a waterfall, and more. The hotel has a pool, conference space, and a tasty restaurant called Narrows. Check out one of the most beautiful places in the state at 8102 Park Rd., Marshall, IN 47859.
6. Abe Martin Lodge
Built in 1932, this is certainly one of the oldest state park lodges in the state. It is located in Brown County State Park, which is home to 15,776 acres of trails, wildlife, forestry, lakes, hills, and valleys that make for some astounding views. The lodge features a restaurant, gift shop, gorgeous lobbies, and rustic cabin-like decor. Find this wonderful getaway at 547, Nashville, IN 47448.
7. Fort Harrison State Park Inn & Golf Resort
Situated in Fort Harrison State Park, this lodging is ideal for golfers as it overlooks an 18-hole championship course. The park was established in 1996 and spans 1,700 acres. It is ideal for hiking and picnicking. The lodge is just nine miles from downtown Indy and is filled with charming suites with excellent views. Find it at 5830 N Post Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46216.
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