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Top 10 Resorts in Indiana

If you’re planning an end-of-summer getaway, a holiday retreat, or just a spontaneous family trip, Indiana has a lot of resort options for an affordable vacation. Resorts throughout the state offer lots of amenities to keep everyone in your group comfortable as you explore the state’s most popular destinations. Here are the best resorts in Indiana to plan your next Midwestern adventure.

Oakwood Resort, Syracuse Oakwood Resort, Syracuse
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Oakwood Resort, Syracuse

Oakwood Resort is a popular venue for corporate retreats, special occasions, and lakeside weddings. At the resort, you can book a room, a luxury suite, or even a vacation home. There’s an on-site restaurant and bar at this Syracuse destination that’s less than two hours from both Indianapolis and Chicago. There are 27 acres at the resort to get some exercise with bikes, boat rides, kayak rentals, basketball courts, and other outdoor activities. There’s also an on-site fitness center, Pier Restaurant & Bar, and the 702 Salon and Spa for a little pampering on your vacation.

French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick Rocking chairs at French Lick Resort
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French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick

The French Lick Resort, which is part of the French Lick Resort, is another premier vacation destination in Indiana because of its history, three golf courses, two spas, casino, and meeting venues. This resort is in easy driving distance from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Louisville. French Lick Resort has modern guest rooms and suites, indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, kids’ activities, pet-friendly accommodations, and many other amenities. On-site dining options at the resort include 1875: The Steakhouse, Power Plant Bar & Grill, and Spring No. 8 Deli. There’s also a spa at this resort, and the 24-hour casino spans 51,000-square-feet of gaming excitement.

New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center, New Harmony Dining room at New Harmony Inn & Red Geranium Restaurant
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New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center, New Harmony

You can also book an overnight stay at the New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center, which is great for romantic getaways, weddings, and corporate conferences. The resort offers numerous special offers for honeymoons, anniversaries, and dinner offerings. The on-site Red Geranium Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, and dessert. Several room options have fireplaces, lake views, loft spaces, and courtyard views. There are stylish rooms and suites here as well as historical guest houses with private gardens. Other amenities on the property include outdoor tennis courts, complimentary bikes, golf cart rentals, heated garden pool, and the Moon River Spa across from the restaurant. Parking and Wi-Fi are complimentary, and pets are allowed.

Rising Star Casino Resort, Rising Sun Fountain fun at Rising Star Casino Resort
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Rising Star Casino Resort, Rising Sun

If you enjoy playing casino games, then book a room at Rising Star Casino Resort in Indiana. The hotel and lodge features comfortable rooms as well as an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, free Wi-Fi, and fitness center. If you have a camper, you can also stay in the on-site RV park. The casino has about 1,000 slot machines, as well as table games, and it’s open 24 hours a day. Lots of dining and entertainment options are also at your fingertips when you stay at this resort.

Omni Severin Hotel, Indianapolis Omni Severin Hotel, Indianapolis
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Omni Severin Hotel, Indianapolis

For a luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Omni Severin Hotel is a great resort option. It’s very close to Lucas Oil Stadium, the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and the convention center. There are elegant guest rooms and suites to choose from, as well as casual dining at 1913 Restaurant, an indoor heated pool, and fitness center. The Omni allows pets under 25 pounds, has a kids’ program, and offers lots of amenities for traveling guests.

Serenity Springs, La Porte Serenity Springs, La Porte
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Serenity Springs, La Porte

For a romantic couples’ getaway resort, look no further than Serenity Springs. The resort is situated on 85 private acres with wooded cabins near La Porte and Michigan City, Indiana. This is a great spot for honeymoons and relaxing with the one you love. Slow down the pace of life and enjoy the complimentary bikes, carriage rides, fishing, fire pits, and scenic trails. The cabins are cozy any time of the year with lots of country charm. For larger gatherings, there are two clubhouses onsite. Choose romantic add-on packages to celebrate something special with rose petals, massage oils, champagne, and other surprises.

Swan Lake Resort, Plymouth Swan Lake Resort, Plymouth
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Swan Lake Resort, Plymouth

Swan Lake Resort is a great Northern Indiana resort with over 500 acres of natural beauty. This is a favorite place to stay among golfers, and there’s even a golf academy here. The course has 36 holes of golf, a stocked golf shop, clubhouse, and sports bar and grill. For overnight accommodations, Swan Lake Resort has modern rooms, many of which have golf course and pool views. Quaint cottages, two-story log cabins, fairway villas, and RV pads are also available for guests. Dickies Restaurant and Putter’s Bar & Grille are the two on-site restaurants available for dining and drinks. Swan Lake Resort is also a popular venue for business meetings and retreats in Indiana.

Morris Inn Notre Dame, South Bend Exterior of Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame
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Morris Inn Notre Dame, South Bend

You can also stay in the heart of the Notre Dame campus when you book a room at Morris Inn Notre Dame. This AAA Four Diamond resort has chic guest rooms and suites. It also has a casual on-site restaurant, outdoor terrace, French cuisine restaurant, ballroom, and meeting space. It is a pet-friendly hotel that offers same-day laundry service, a shoeshine service, and access to Notre Dame’s fitness facilities.

Marina Grand Resort, New Buffalo Room at Marina Grand Resort
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Marina Grand Resort, New Buffalo

Marina Grand Resort is only about 70 miles from Chicago and a perfect getaway spot for families. Come here to enjoy waterfront rooms and suites and easy access to boating. Onsite you’ll find indoor and outdoor pools, a Jacuzzi, evening s’mores, complimentary bikes, a rooftop deck, fitness room, and free Wi-Fi. There’s also a game room for kids and beaches, dunes, and hiking trails to explore nearby.

Belterra Casino Resort, Florence Belterra Casino Resort
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Belterra Casino Resort, Florence

Belterra Casino Resort is another great casino resort to stay at if you’re coming from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, or Louisville. In addition to comfortable rooms, there’s also a spa, golf course, resort pool, and shops to check out. The casino is open 24 hours per day, and lots of live entertainment acts take the stage at the resort. For on-site dining, there are fine dining, casual dining, and quick bites available at Belterra.

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