Santa's Lodge

1- or 2-Night Stay for Four with 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. 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 horse-drawn sleigh. A stay at Santa’s Lodge is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit 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. You’ll also get an access card to the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle to find out whether you’re on the naughty or nice list this year. Finally, you’ll 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 can 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 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 documents, photos, and artifacts.

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What You Get

Stay for four in any room with a Christmas package

  • Option 1: $199 for 1 night, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday; not valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $302 value)
  • Option 2: $269 for 2 nights, valid for check-in Friday; not valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $466 value)

Included in all options: * Breakfast for four once per stay * One Christmas dinner for four * Admission for one car to Land of Lights * An access card to the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle * Santa experience for four with milk, cookies, and crafts

Policies and Fees

Book and travel by: 12/28/14

  • 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.


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

The Fine Print

  • Must book and travel by 12/28/14 or promotional value expires
  • 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
  • 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1 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.

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

  • Nearest airports: Evansville Regional Airport (EVV; about 46 miles), Louisville International Airport (SDF; about 81 miles)
  • Distance from Evansville: about 42 miles

Customer Reviews

(281 ratings)

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Stephanie P. · TOP REVIEWER
9 ratings   5 reviews  
· May 27, 2018
The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The front desk clerk even let us borrow his personal charger because I'd forgotten to pack one. The hot tub was wonderful.after a busy day at the amusement park.


Jeanine S. ·
12 ratings   4 reviews  
· December 22, 2017
Santa's Lodge was great. Our sons, ages 2,5, and 11, all had a great time. The city provides a complete agenda during December. Every weekend they have activities. Most are right across the street or within a mile or two. We will be back!


Barbara H. ·
2 ratings   2 reviews  
· November 3, 2017
Very friendly staff and helpful. We went at the end of the season and the lodge had closed down the zip line. The zip lines were part of the Groupon package we had purchased. The lodge called in staff specifically to honor the Groupon. It was ourselves and another family who purchased the same Groupon. The staff that came in so the kiddos could zip line did an awesome job. They loved it!!!!
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