Lakeside resort for a vacation with recreation. 7 deluxe suites and 3- 2 bedroom cottages, open year round for vacations/reunions/weddings/parties/etc. After a delicious breakfast, spend the morning lounging in our sun room, or on our large sundeck and lake level park like 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.
4.8 on July 05, 2016
You can search the US over and never find a more hospital place to celebrate family. Mike and Bonnie literally turn their beautiful home over to their guest and leave no amenity out. The food leaves you full for the rest of the day and their personalities are perfect for the B&B industry. You can tell they love what they do. This is our 2nd much larger than first family reunion and I can't wait to see what #3 has in store. I just know I will be dreaming of Bonnie's breakfasts for months to come.
5 on July 03, 2016
Another successful (and a bit larger than last time) family reunion. Couldn't ask for better lodging and hosts. Bonnie's breakfasts and mothering touch along with Mikes jokes and organization with all of our lodging needs allows for a great visit each time. Can't wait to go back.
4.2 on April 29, 2016
Gracious and friendly hosts, delicious and innovation breakfasts, spacious and comfortable rooms
4.4 on June 03, 2015
First of all we can't say enough about Mike and Bonnie as hosts, they were wonderful. The room we stayed in was very nice, huge bathroom, beautiful view of the property and lake. Mike made one of his boat slips with lift available the entire stay, and I can't say how much we appreciated it. The lake is beautiful, the Indiana beach park was fun and on the water. Bonnie makes a great breakfast, and there are several places around the lake and in town to eat at. There is even a drive in movie theater, beautiful golf course, etc. We are already booked for our next stay!
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.
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!
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!
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...
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.
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!
Monticello, Indiana, LaFayette, Indiana, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Small town
Indianapolis, IN (IND) 90 miles
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).
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
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Homestay, Lighthouse, Boat
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
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
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
Mike & Bonnie Triplett
Boating, poker , bonfires & socializing, walking, maintenance at lodge.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , special dietary need
Bonnie is a great cook, she makes special breakfasts every morning.