Lighthouse Lodge B&B on Lake Shafer

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

Best Bed & Breakfast!!

5 on October 03, 2017

The moment I pulled in the parking lot, wow this place is Beautiful! OMG! My friend & I were looking to stay here a few yrs. ago & were booked. I finally had the opportunity to stay here 2 days. What an experience.. From the moment I walked into the kitchen & met Bonnie, Mike, their employees family/friends &"Patches" their dog, adorable. Sings & says "I love you". I felt like I was at home. They were so inviting warm & friendly. The accommodations were superb!! Spacious rooms & decor all beautiful. Bonnie & Mike thought out every detail & design both inside & out. Great for family,kids,& pet friendly.. Also, weddings,parties etc.. The grounds are spectacular!! Stunning!! When you walk in the front of the property the lake view, love the sand beach,swimming area, sitting areas, waterfall, huge fire pit,deck & the Lighthouse.The sunset Awesome!! At night when all the property is lit up with lights. Amazing!! This place is so relaxing. Bonnie is a Fantastic cook. The breakfasts were delicious!! Bonnie took the time out of her schedule to show Carrie & I the Cottages that are separate from the Lighthouse Lodge. Perfectly done to the tee. Decorating & accommodating for bigger families/handicap accessible & pet friendly too. Bonnie & Mike took me on a Pontoon Boat ride with"Patches" & Gunner my dog. What a beautiful day..Showed me the views and homes. Took pics & I enjoyed very much.Think Gunner did too!! This place is great!!. I can't say enough. I am looking forward to coming back again. Great memories. Bonnie & Mike are the most incredible hosts. If you want to stay at a Bed & Breakfast.. This is it!! You will Love it.. Thank you, Sandy


What A Wonderful Place!

4.8 on September 12, 2017

I found this place purely by chance! At first, I thought it was slightly pricey. But once we arrived there - I NEVER regretted it. I ended up renting The Cottage on the Lake (sleeps 7 people). It was a newly remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath, full kitchen, sofa and a Murphy bed house. It had a beautiful porch, lawn chairs, grill, fire pit, unforgettable view of Lake Shafer. The house had EVERYTHING one can possibly think of. The owners of the Lighthouse, Bonnie and Mike, were VERY nice, hospitable and accommodating. The Lighthouse Lodge is huge. They have few cottages and multiple rooms for rent. They have docks for boats if you have your own, plenty of parking space, beautiful grounds, small beach for little kids to play, beach toys, pontoon for rent incl captain. They also have beautiful event facilities. The weekend we were staying, there was a wedding - the party seemed very pleased with all the arrangements. Nearby there is a boat/jet ski/pontoon rental place with reasonable rates. Also, Indiana Beach Amusement Park is within 10 min drive, golf course, camping grounds...Our family had a blast and we are planning to come back next year.


Romantic Getaway!

5 on August 05, 2017

My husband and I wanted to get away for the night but did not want the hustle and bustle of Indiana Beach. After checking out the Lighthouse I reserved the Hawaiian room with a balcony looking out at Lake Shafer. Bonnie's breakfast was awesome with many of her own homemade goodies. Mike spent time chatting with us while sitting in the screened in patio. It was like being part of the faimily. I would recommend renting a boat and crusing around the lake for the day as well.


Fantastic Location for a Reunion

5 on July 09, 2017

After spending three days at the Lighthouse Lodge, we booked another reunion for next year. The grounds are beautifully maintained, there are multiple areas for family and/or groups to gather, and there is plenty to do. Between the two sides of our family, we have attended over twenty reunions, and the Lighthouse has the best set-up and amenities by far. We can't wait to head back!


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.


Anniversary

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate them. It was enjoyable going over the pictures from the past when you stayed at "Jackman's lodge" in the 60's......Mike & Bonnie

- Michael Triplett (innkeeper)


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.


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Location

Location Type

Monticello, Indiana, LaFayette, Indiana, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Small town

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mike & Bonnie Triplett

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

local wildlife

About the innkeepers

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

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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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