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Lighthouse Lodge B&B on Lake Shafer

4866 N. Boxman Place , Monticello, IN 47960 USA (Show map)
29 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
  • Services5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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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.

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Location Type

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


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 90 miles

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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

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

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: great playset at sandy beach, sundeck is child friendly.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited pets allowed in "cottage on the lake", $25.00 cleaning fee.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum required for weekend stays between Memorial & Labor Days
  • 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

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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.

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

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