Karyn Wofford is a freelance writer in the fields of travel, eco-tourism, and wellness. She’s an avid traveler and Georgia native. She grew up with a passion for travel, exploring everything from the mountains to the ocean, and continues to find new and unique things to do in the places she travels.
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Among Indiana’s amazing destinations, the Hoosier State has quite the list of beautiful lakes that are either naturally occurring or man-made reservoirs. Don’t forget that the state also has a nice amount of coastal territory against stunning Lake Michigan. All of that being said, there are many lakeside destinations in the state that are totally worth a visit. Whether you’re looking for more beach like surroundings, or that “cabin in the woods” type of thing, there is a lake house vacation rental waiting for you in Indiana.
The inside décor is classic, and not over done, so the space feels quite open given its size. But we have a feeling most guests will want to stay on the covered deck, grilling burgers and taking in that absolutely gorgeous small pond. Guests can enjoy the hot tub, take the paddleboat out onto the water, or enjoy the surrounding hiking trails.
The dusty blue exterior is perfectly in sync with the gray cabinets and sleek attributes of the interior kitchen and living spaces. But we have to say all of that outdoor deck space with comfy seating is the show stopper. Summers here are beautiful, but the fall color might be the most extravagant natural spectacle in the area.
Luxury and life on the lake certainly do go hand-in-hand! This home is bright, and welcomes with extravagant yet classy features. Designed to enjoy all the lake has to offer, there are definitely glorious places to sit outside and watch a sunset, and up to 16 people can stay here with you and enjoy it all.
The interior is incredibly rustic, yet refined at the same time. Guests will enjoy modern conveniences, while being near wildlife refuges and surrounded by towering trees. During the fall, sit outside on the porch and sip a cup of warm coffee. We can only imagine the different colors that will be sprinkled throughout the trees when autumn comes around.
Six guests can comfortably stay within this rental right on Stone Lake. Perfect for a family, the home features adorable bedrooms with chic touches, and bathrooms worthy of any spa resort. Kids will enjoy the ping-pong table – adults probably will, too. A screened porch is an ideal place to enjoy multi-season Indiana beauty.
Welcome to Nashville, Indiana, where this property backs right up to the water! The woodsy abode is absolutely precious, with amazing elevated outdoor seating and a snug-as-a-bug living room with operational brick fireplace. Picturesque stairs trail down the gently sloping backyard, right to the water’s edge.
We love the simplicity of this square studio cottage, with a wraparound deck and straight on views of the lake. In the distance, guests will be able to see their personal pier, for fishing and launching kayaks. The kitchen is well equipped and accented with bright white cabinets and blue décor.
Glide in on your kayak, directly to the backyard and enjoy that spherical fire pit and some marshmallow roasting! The interior of the home is too cute, with many cottage accents and beautiful brick-style walls. This is the perfect retreat for anyone looking for an Indiana lake getaway.
Come enjoy one of Indiana’s breathtaking historic homes. Featuring multiple bedrooms, guests can bring extended family and still have plenty of space. Be sure to take in all the little intricate details that make this such an incredibly special place to stay. Pets are permitted, but there are fees associated with bringing along furry friends!
Come enjoy a classic cottage right on the water. The hosts note that the lake level does get drained well below their cove during the winter, but it is still a gorgeous time to visit. On top of the comfortable and lovely amenities the home itself offers, those staying can also opt to rent the pontoon boat for either a day or the entire week. Grab some sandwiches and enjoy your summer day on the water.
This tiny blue hut right on the shores of a lake might be our absolute favorite. Boardwalks and tiki torches run through the sand, and the hammock swings between the trees while a gas grill sits under a covering waiting for you to throw on some steaks. Guests will have access to kayaks during their stay.
When frozen over during an icy winter, or surrounded by lush green foliage, the little lake that this house resides against is a stunning backdrop. Guests will find country vibes and charming elegance within this little “nest.” The kitchen is particularly bright, with pastel cabinets and whitewashed woods. Outside is the place to spend any warm day.