The hills are alive with the sounds of vacation at Lake Patoka, nestled in Indiana’s Hoosier National Forest. Plan your next vacation at the lake to rediscover what really matters to your family and enjoy spending time together. Experience unique vacation rentals such as houseboats, treehouses, and lofts in a magical forest atmosphere that inspires you to create special memories. Or select an elegant tiny house, a cute cottage, a luxury condo, or a modern lake house. You’ll find there are a wide variety of Patoka Lake vacation rentals to choose from so be sure to look through this list of amazing vacation rental locations to find the place that’s right for you.

Celestine, Indiana

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If the idea of a secluded lakefront cabin appeals to you, then check out the possibilities in the Celestine area. The small, rural town is about an hour south of Bloomfield and a little over an hour northwest of Louisville, Kentucky. Imagine waking every morning to the sounds of nature, sipping your first cup of coffee on your private dock, and watching the mist rise from the lake while the rest of the family sleeps.

Taswell, Indiana

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Located in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest, vacation rentals at Taswell are the accommodations you daydream about. Settle into a historic cabin with antique furnishings for a rustic adventure, or go for comfort in a cozy cabin with a hot tub on the screened-in porch. Enjoy private, wooded settings that feel delightfully isolated from civilization while you enjoy all of the modern comforts inside. With deer and birds for neighbors, fences aren’t needed.

Wickliffe, Indiana

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Rent a rustic cabin in Wickliffe to enjoy the rural scenery and serene forest views, or stay at a beautiful lakeside cottage. Watch the kids get in some serious fishing at the lake while you kick back with a tall glass of iced tea in your backyard.

French Lick, Indiana

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Take up temporary residence in a modern, inviting home in French Lick with a private pool in the backyard. Or look for a cozy loft where the kids can enjoy some cable TV in the evenings after dinner. If you want more privacy, step inside your comfort zone and catch your breath in a friendly creek-side cabin just minutes from the lake. Some rentals include charcoal grills and hot tubs.

Jasper, Indiana

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Make Jasper your next vacation destination to experience everything Lake Patoka has to offer. Rent a stylish private home and enjoy a variety of local adventures, such as a trek through the Dubois County Museum, where you can walk down a reconstructed main street right out of the 1890s. Board the Spirit of Jasper at the Jasper Train Depot for an 18-mile round-trip sightseeing tour that includes dinner.

Birdseye, Indiana

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Birdseye offers more vacation rentals than you can shake a kayak paddle at, including charming guest houses, waterfront cottages, rustic cabins in the woods, and private homes. Picture your family enjoying a unique vacation stay on a houseboat on Lake Patoka, complete with its own slide. Some rentals welcome pets, so be sure to make arrangements for Fido. He knows who’s been a good dog and wants a vacation too.

Dubois, Indiana

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Dubois offers everything from quaint cottages on Lake Patoka to rustic cabins in the national forest. Look into vacation rentals that feature Wi-Fi and other modern amenities, or step off the grid for a while. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the pristine Hoosier National Forest when you take the kids on nature walks to look for deer and other local wildlife.

Paoli, Indiana

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Catch some zzz’s in the trees in a treehouse, pamper your family in a luxurious condo, or sprawl out in a spacious cabin in Paoli. Golf, fish, boat, and ski at the lake against a breathtaking backdrop of pristine forests and rolling hills. Put yourself in a vacation state of mind in your personal definition of paradise.

Hoosier Hills Marina

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Head for the hills near Hoosier Hills Marina to find a secluded cottage that takes you smiles and smiles away from your humdrum daily grind. Moor your boat at the marina, or rent one, to cruise the lake or fish with your family. The marina offers jet skis, paddle boards, fishing tackle, bait, and everything you need to make your lake activities complete.

Eckerty, Indiana

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Retire at night to an inviting hillside cabin above Lake Patoka, settle down in a modern home, or curl up with a good book in a beautiful villa in Eckerty. Every lake activity awaits just minutes away, and you’re close to convenience stores and other local amenities. Take the kids fishing along tranquil Anderson Creek for a morning of peace and quiet by the cool mountain stream.