Lighthouse Lodge B&B on Lake Shafer

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Off Season Get-Away

4.8 on April 17, 2017

My husband and I just returned from a short getaway. Because it was still off season, it was very quiet and Bonnie was able to give us a history of the lodge and the area. Another guest decided to stay an extra night in the room we had booked and Bonnie upgraded us to another room. It was just delightful. Huge room, nice views, wonderful breakfast......we were so glad that we found this B & B not too far from home. Would definitely recommend this to family and friends.

Very welcoming hosts and facility.

5 on March 30, 2017

The hosts made us feel like family while we stayed here. The accommodations were very comfortable. The views of Lake Shafer are wonderful. We would not hesitate to return.


5 on October 30, 2016

This is an excellent seclusion area with time alone to catch up with loved ones in this case my wife room was huge the scenery was perfect !! The breakfast was great we love the fellow ship with others there our stay was so good we are planning our next visit for 2017

Back in Time

5 on September 24, 2016

We had visited another resort on this site in the 1960's and returned to see what the Triplett's had done to the location. WOW! An outstanding facility for individual fun, reunion, wedding, get-away, etc. We loved the room and the incredible hospitality. Then to top it off, an awesome breakfast from Bonnie. A hidden treasure of Lake Shafer.

Guy/Kennedy Renion

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.

Lighthouse Lodge/Guy/Kennedy reunion

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

First time, but definitely won't be our last.

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!

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!

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Location Type

Monticello, Indiana, LaFayette, Indiana, Lakefront, Oceanfront, 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

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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.
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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.

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