Spend your vacation time the relaxing way by staying at Lake Shafer, a lovely lake situated in Monticello, Indiana. From luxury condos and waterfront cottages, to cozy bed and breakfasts to rustic cottages, your dream getaway awaits you at one of many Lake Shafer vacation rentals. Fifty miles of pristine shoreline beckon visitors to partake in boating, swimming, fishing, sunbathing, or just soaking up the sun. Check out several stunning places to stay in and around Lake Shafer.

1. Monticello, Indiana

Make Monticello your vacation destination to zero in on the water sport attractions for your entire family, including swimming, fishing, and boating on Lake Shafer. Bring your own boat or rent one at Tall Timbers Marina or Twin Lakes Marina. Tie your boat at the private dock of your vacation rental when you stay in one of the lovely lake houses or waterfront cottages. The array of rentals available in Monticello also includes comfortable apartments, private homes, and luxury condos in town.

2. Indiana Beach, Indiana

If your vacation is all about recreation and excitement, Indiana Beach makes perfect sense for your family. Take the kids to the huge amusement park that includes six roller coasters, along with 41 other rides. Select a chalet, condo, cabin, or cottage within walking distance of the park and beach for a vacation that puts nonstop smiles on everyone’s faces.

3. Springboro, Indiana

Love wolves? Choose a quiet home or a rustic retreat in the Springboro area, just 11 miles south of Monticello. Experience howl night at Wolf Park down in Battle Ground, where handlers invite visitors to howl with the wolves. The park offers weekend visitors an opportunity to observe how wolves and bison live. Enjoy rural respite when you return to your vacation rental every evening.

4. Winamac, Indiana

Refresh mind, body, and spirit in a wooded retreat on the banks of the Tippecanoe River. Choose a delightful cottage, a river chalet, or a quaint cabin near the area. Park your luggage, pull up a deck chair, and listen to the soothing song of the river. It feels bewitchingly isolated from civilization to stand on your private dock, gazing at the stars.

5. Eastern Shore of Lake Shafer

Experience waterfront living in an elegant lake shore chalet estate situated on a wooded lot along the eastern shore of the lake where private docks and boathouses accentuate each property. Move north or south along the shore to enjoy nautical cabins and comfy cottages along the water, or away from the shore to find practical homes or apartments. Dress your family for a day of fun in the sun when you hit the decks running every morning, and remember the sunscreen.

6. Von Hollow Resort Area

Stay at Von Hollow resort area and find your zen in a spa home that includes a pool and hot tub. Indulge your desire for privacy as your family lounges and plays around the pool in your own backyard. Other options include apartments, condos, and town houses. Most rentals offer the convenience of washers and dryers, cable TV, and internet access.

7. Near the Buffalo Bridge

Out in the country near the Buffalo Bridge, north of the lake you can find rustic cabins along the Tippecanoe River, and some of those include large yards, decks, docks, boats, and swimming areas. Set yourself adrift in the morning in a boat to spend your day on the water, and then use the motor to get back home from the lake in the evening. Enjoy visits from local wildlife, including deer and squirrels.

8. Near Pine View Golf Course, Indiana Beach

Does your definition of the perfect vacation includes playing golf? Then the array of vacation rentals at and around Pine View Golf Course stand ready to meet your needs. Choose a quaint bed and breakfast, a luxury condo, a charming guest house, or an executive home on the lake to house your family and serve as your vacation epicenter. This par 72 course welcomes you to play 18 holes, enjoy dinner, and browse the pro shop.

9. Lake Freeman

Slip away to Lake Shafer’s little sister, Lake Freeman, where your days and nights may be a little quieter, but definitely never boring. If your family’s idea of a party includes a fire, s’mores, and ghost stories in the backyard of your cabin by the lake, little sister can deliver. On the other hand, move around the lake to rent an opulent waterfront estate. Enjoy a morning swim or a midnight walk by the lake to put hundreds of smiles between you and your worries.

10. North Side of Hogland Bay

Close to the lake, yet off the beaten path, north shore of Hogland Bay offers serenity and privacy in lakeside cabins. Capture some true memories in pictures when your little ones learn how to fish off your private dock or from the shore. Pick up rods, reels, bait, and tackle at Tall Timbers Marina just a mile up the river to make your child’s day magical.