Santa's Lodge - Santa Claus, IN

1- or 2-Night Stay with Family Christmas Package at Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus, IN

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Holiday Package at Christmas-Themed Inn

It feels like Christmastime at Santa's Lodge no matter what the calendar says, thanks to an interior designed to look like a winter wonderland. Inside the lobby, a 37-foot-high vaulted ceiling—hand-hewn from the timbers of a 19th-century barn that once stood on the property—soars over festive decorations, including Christmas trees, Santa Claus statues, and a Canadian horse-drawn sleigh. A stay at Santa's Lodge is the perfect way to relax with the family in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

You can mingle with Kris Kringle himself during a Santa meet-and-greet, which includes milk, cookies, hot chocolate, and Christmas crafts for four. Onsite, kids will also get to ride around on the Christmas barrel train, whose train cars are made of hollowed-out barrels with wheels. Finally, you’ll also receive admission for one car to the Land of Lights, a holiday light show hosted at a campground less than a mile away. Along a 1.2-mile stretch of road, twinkling lights and animated displays tell the classic Christmas tale of Rudolph.

At St. Nick's Restaurant, you’ll dine on traditional yuletide fare while seated beneath antique lanterns and decorative fir boughs. The Christmas dinner spread includes all the fixings—turkey, homemade dressing, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green-bean casserole, candied yams, and assorted pies. After dinner, retreat to your comfy guest room or go for a dip in the indoor pool or whirlpool.

Santa Claus, Indiana: Year-Round Festive Cheer in Historical Town

According to local legend, the early settlers of present-day Santa Claus, Indiana, had a problem: every time they agreed upon a name for the town, they’d discover it was already taken. In fact, the small community was known as the “nameless town” until Christmas Eve of 1852. On that wintry night, the villagers were debating names in a log-cabin church, when a gust of wind blew open the door.

The unmistakable sound of sleigh bells could be heard over the falling snow. The children cried out, “Santa Claus!” and the town finally had a name. Each December, the Santa Claus Post Office is flooded with hundreds of thousands of letters addressed to ol’ St. Nick. Each letter received by December 21 receives a reply.

Naturally, the town—which is Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's hometown—is a magnet for all things Christmas. Built in the mid-1930s as part of a now-defunct holiday theme park, Santa’s Candy Castle remains a local landmark. Here you can buy gourmet candy canes, hot chocolate, and other handmade confections. Pop into the Santa Claus Museum to learn more about the history of the town through historical documents, photos, and artifacts.

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What You Get

Stay for four in any room

  • Option 1: $199 for 1 night, valid Friday or Saturday (up to a $299 value)
  • Option 2: $269 for 2 nights, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $434 value)

Included in all options:

  • Breakfast for four once per stay
  • One Christmas dinner for four
  • Admission for one car to Land of Lights
  • Santa experience for four with milk, cookies, hot chocolate, and crafts
  • Two barrel-train rides


Policies and Fees

Book by: 12/28/13
Travel window: 11/29/13–12/28/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1 night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Onsite restaurant
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Meet-and-greet with Santa Claus
  • Complimentary WiFi
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 12/28/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 11/29/13–12/28/13
  • Valid for Friday and Saturday night stays only
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 72hr cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 11% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

  • Two queen beds; two double beds; one king bed and sleeper sofa; one king bed and two sleeper sofas; or two double beds and a sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 4–6
  • Maximum occupancy: 4–6

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 46 miles from Evansville Regional Airport (EVV); about 81 miles from Louisville International Airport (SDF)
  • By car: about 42 miles from Evansville

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