Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus is an Experience

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Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus is an Experience

Not just a room, a stay at Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus, Indiana is an experience. There are numerous options for seeing Santa. If there are kids in your family, it will prove very popular.

This Spencer County lodging option is the site of oodles of Christmas festivities. There’s always something going on. Look to the different packages for something that fits your family.

Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa's Lodge in Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus, Indiana

To start with, we had breakfast with Santa and Story Time with the big guy, too.

We stayed in a family suite, which means we had a living space with fold out sofa bed, a whirlpool bathtub, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and the comfiest chair in the entire world (seriously, between that location and the bathtub I started and  finished an entire novel). The separate bedroom is complete with another fold out sofa bed.

Both kids were obsessed with the tub. Right away the toddler toddled over and grunted at the tub wanting in! They both spent a lot of time in the tub each night (and even in the morning). They had so much fun.

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Santa's Lodge in Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus, Indiana

There are an assortment of rooms to fit the needs of different families.

Family Suite — This two-room suite option holds families of four to six people. It can have one king bed or two full-size beds. The living room area holds a pull-out full-size sleeper sofa. The best part of this room is the whirlpool tub. It is not located in the bathroom, but the living room. For a family, it works. You can watch the kids in the tub while sitting on a comfy sofa instead of a bathroom counter. This is the room type we enjoyed during our stay.

Handicap Accessible Room — It’s a room with a queen-sized bed with a cushy pillow-top mattress. The bathroom is wheelchair accessible.

King Suite — Larger than the standard king room, the King Suite offers a king bed, a full-sized sleeper sofa, an a whirlpool tub.

Queen Deluxe Room — This room contains all the items you would expect in a standard room but with two queen-sized beds.

Standard Room — It’s a basic room that will fit any budget. Experience the magic of the hotel without the larger price tag.

At the time of this writing, there are two Christmas Packages to choose among.

Christmas Package #1:
Stay one night in a selected room.
Enjoy free breakfast for up to four people.
Experience Dinner with Santa for up to four people.
Hear story time with Santa.
Nibble on cookies and milk after dinner.
Get hands-on with crafts for up to four people.
Receive a pass for your vehicle to the Land of Lights at Lake Rudolph.
See if you have made the naughty or nice with one North Pole Network Access Card at Santa’s Candy Castle.

Christmas Package #2:
When one night isn’t enough: go for this package that offers two nights in any selected room.
Savor breakfast for up to four people.
Feel the excitement of dinner with Santa for our to four people.
Listen at story time with Santa.
Sample cookies and milk after dinner.
Get creative with crafts for up to four people.
Receive one pass to the Land of Lights at Lake Rudolph.
Naughty or nice? Find out with this one free Candy Castle North Pole Network Access Card.

I like my coffee strong and black and found the coffee in the room a little weak. Venture out to the good coffee located in the front lobby if you have the time. It’s always there, it’s always hot, it is much better than the ho-hum packets.

Forget standing in line at the Mall for mere seconds with Santa. At Santa’s Lodge in this quaint Indiana town you get plenty of time with the big guy. Kid #1 had a new question for Santa each time he saw him: “Do elves (which he pronounces like “owls” and confuses everyone) ever get sick?”

Santa, starring the same man each time (which is awesome), was never stumped, not even for a second. He invented “Herbie” the elf-doctor. What a great answer to think of on the fly. He’s probably had a fair bit of practice. I can only image the sort of questions Santa receives.

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We had a great time here. It gave us a different kind of freedom.

We didn’t have to worry about them breaking something (the room has sturdy furniture) or being too loud (we were in the family suite). They had plenty of other kids to pal around with, too.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.

Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.

Santa’s Lodge
91 W Christmas Blvd.
Santa Claus, IN 47579
812.937.1902

Thanks to the Spencer County Visitors Bureau for hosting our stay. My opinions, however, remain mine and mine alone (as always).

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About the Author:

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

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