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Lighthouse Lodge B&B on Lake Shafer

4866 N. Boxman Place , Monticello, IN 47960 USA (Show map)
33 Reviews
$75 - $275
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Lakeside resort for a vacation with recreation. 7 deluxe suites and 2- 2 bedroom cottages, open year round for vacations/reunions/weddings/parties/etc. After a delicious breakfast, spend the morning lounging in our sunroom, or on our large sundeck and lake level parklike lawn. Enjoy an afternoon swimming and boating, then watch the sun set over beautiful Lake Shafer. Take part in friendly, good natured banter around our 2 firepits, or in our recreation room with card tables, bumper pool tables, and dart board. All of this is just 1.5 hours south of Chicago or North of Indianapolis, and 3 miles from Indiana Beach Amusement Park.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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First of what will be many visits

5 on December 13, 2014

Mike and Bonnie know how to run a B&B! For our family reunion, we used two rooms and one cottage. Lodging was more then reasonably priced. The Lighthouse Lodge is both kid friendly and pet friendly. All rooms were very clean and well stocked. We used the furnished kitchen in the cottage for our non-breakfast meals. Breakfast by Bonnie is the best, and it was different both days. I can't wait to see what she will serve when we go back next year. We could not have been happier. Thanks again Mike & Bonnie.

Fabulous for a Family Reunion

5 on October 05, 2014

We stayed in 4 different rooms and all were very clean and large. We enjoyed gathering to play cards in the Cottage House and fishing and a fire pit at the Enchanted Cottage. Breakfast by Bonnie is always delicious and creative. Our weekend was everything we hoped for!

Slice of heaven in the corn!

5 on September 13, 2014

We were treated like royalty at the Lighthouse B&B! I've been visiting Lake Shafer my whole life and I've never had such a lovely Indiana vacation. The Honeymoon Suite made us feel like we were back as Sandals on an island with the fantastic whirlpool tub, SUPER fluffy bed, spacious living room/kitchenette area, and picturesque deck overlooking the lake. The Rec Room is a lovely place to play games and socialize, sample the awesome vintage movie collection, or take in a gorgeous sunset over the lake. Bonnie makes a PHENOMENAL breakfast spread! I am vegan, my husband is not, and she went above and beyond to make us both sensational meals that fit our specific tastes to a tee and then some! Mike and Bonnie are both amazing hosts and the bang for your buck absolutely cannot be beat anywhere. We will be returning, hopefully with a few friends to really make use of the wonderful property. Thanks you guys for a great stay and priceless memories!

Family Friendly!

5 on July 13, 2014

Love coming here, great place to stay with kids! My kids love swimming in the lake!. Great views of the lake from our room, quiet, relaxing vacation.. Owners make you feel like family...

wonderful place for a family gathering

4.6 on June 25, 2014

We used to have family gatherings as a pot-luck in a park, but this was very centrally located for the various family members and much easier than a potluck! Bonnie did all the cooking, serving and cleaning and a good time was had by all. We rented the Blue Roof cottage for 2 nights so we had it for a whole day. Having two bathrooms was useful for children and elderly with sudden urgent needs. The air conditioning was very noisy, but the lake and breeze outside was very pleasant. I'm sure we will go back again! The pontoon boat ride was also wonderful.

Perfect start to summer!

5 on May 27, 2014

The Lighthouse Lodge B&B on Lake Shafer was such a great find! This was our first stay and we’ll definitely be back again and will recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. The rooms have all anyone could ask for; they are very comfortable with private outdoor entrances, and each with a kitchenette. The grounds are beautifully kept with a lot of a decks and lawn on the waterfront so you can easily have quiet time or enjoy socializing with other guests or a group. There’s also a water slide and swing set area if you have kiddos. The owners, Mike and Bonnie, are so nice and easy going. Bonnie will make sure you are very well fed at breakfast and wowed us with her variety of homemade butters and unique, yummy syrups. Bonnie was also so kind to accommodate a dietary need for us, which was not expected but greatly appreciated. Mike took several of us guests out on their boat, another unexpected surprise, but definitely a highlight of the weekend. You can also rent a boat or jet skis nearby if you don’t have your own. The town itself is quiet but there’s plenty to do in a long weekend on and off the lake. There’s an amusement park very nearby on the lakefront, a winery and variety of locally owned restaurants. It’s a very easy drive from Chicago so definitely check it out for an escape from the city hustle and bustle!


5 on April 12, 2014

We were a group of 12 relatives meeting to celebrate a big birthday. Mike and Bonnie couldn't have been more generous with their facility. We had a perfect location to "catch up" with loved ones. Our rooms were spotless and beds very comfortable. We will be back for the next "big one" in the family. Thank you, Lighthouse Lodge.

Great Getaway

4.6 on October 13, 2013

We loved our time at the lodge, very comfortable and relaxing.. Owners Mike & Bonnie are very professional and easy going at the same time.. We will definitely be staying again, you don't get a breakfast like Bonnies very often..

Pet and People Friendly

4.8 on October 07, 2013

We were looking for a pet friendly spot and found Lighthouse Lodge. We stayed in the cottage on the lake. Plenty of room for the dog to run free (we were there off season) Bonnie and Mike were wonderful hosts and Bonnie is a fantastic cook and caterer. A bit off the beaten path but worth the ride.

out of town on business

5 on August 24, 2013

I had stayed while I was out of town on business for an extended period of time and the Tripletts made my stay very pleasent, almost like a home away from home. The rooms were very clean and nice. Would recommend to stay here for any occasion.

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Location Type

Monticello, Indiana, LaFayette, Indiana, Beachside, Lakeside, Small town


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 90 miles

Directions to property:

I-65 South from Chicago to Indiana Rt.24 (exit #201),East (left)to Indiana Rt.39,North (left) to 500 North (5 miles), West (left)to Boxman Place (2.5 miles),left to Lighthouse Lodge (.25 miles). I-65 North from Indianapolis to Indiana Rt. 43 (exit #178), North (right) to Indiana Rt. 24, East (right)to Indiana Rt.39, North (left) to 500 North (5 miles), west (left) to Boxman Place (2.5 miles), left to Lighthouse Lodge (.25 miles).

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Whistle Stop restaurant & train museum, Fair Oaks Dairy Farm, Tippecanoe Battle Field & Museum, Wolf Park, Great Cats of Indiana, Indiana Beach Amusement Park, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Homestay, Lighthouse, Boat

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, TV Video games, Videos, Wedding Facilities , private balconies/view lake, memory foam topping/high thread count linens-beds, sandy beach/parklike lawn/lake level, waterfall & stream/ 2-firepits, large sun deck, recreation room and sunroom

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, firepit- cooking smores, childrens playset at sandy beach, water taxi-cruising, sunbathing-yard games, tubing behind pontoon, darts, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking accommodations provided outside of suites.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes great playset at sandy beach, sundeck is child friendly.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required pets allowed in "cottage on the lake", $25.00 cleaning fee.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum required for weekend stays between Memorial & Labor Days
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit for reservation, balance due upon arrival.Refund of deposit (less $100.00) if suite is re-booked before booking date.
  • Cancellations: Refund of deposit (less $100.00) if suite is re-booked before booking date. No refunds for early check-out or no shows.



Mike & Bonnie Triplett

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

local wildlife

About the innkeepers

Boating, poker , bonfires & socializing, walking, maintenance at lodge.

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  • Time Served: 9:00A.M. EST
  • Serving Location: Sunroom or sundeck, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , special dietary need

Signature Dish

breakfast casserole
Bonnie is a great cook, she makes special breakfasts every morning.


4866 N. Boxman Place , Monticello, IN 47960 USA (Show map)

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