LAKE SHAFER, INDIANA BEACH, GOLF & MORE…
INDIANA BEACH AMUSEMENT PARK: RE-OPENING July 2020!!
Indiana Beach Amusement Park is one of the oldest and most enjoyable amusement parks in the country. It is located just 3 miles south of Blue Door Cottages and has free parking. Close enough to enjoy being at the park, but far enough away from crowds and noise!
Perfect vacation days are made on Lake Shafer. The lake was created in the 1920’s and is 1300 acres of pure recreational boating fun! The long narrow shore line make it especially great for boating, while all of the great bays and inlets are perfect for fishing.
GOLF: Minutes from many nice courses!
Just 2 miles from Blue Door you will find Tippecanoe Country Club (TCC) which is one of Indiana’s nicest courses. Blue Door is a cooproate member of TCC and offer complementary rounds in the off season for multiple night stays. Bordered by Lake Shafer, Tippecanoe Country Club has served as one of White County’s oldest and most treasured attractions. The original 9 were formed in 1920 and designed by Roy Robertson. It was built before the lakes and dams were added and was on the banks of the Tippecanoe River. TCC has since been updated and expanded several times. The most important change to the golf course was in 1963. A new designer in the golf business came to complete one of his first projects here at TCC. Pete Dye completely designed the back 9 to make it an 18-hole facility and also re-designed portions of the front 9 including all the tees and greens. This course is included on the Pete Dye Golf Trail
Also just a few miles from Blue Door you will find Pine View Golf Course. This is a family owned course that was founded in 1985. Pine View is a challenging course, perfect for the long ball hitter, although playable for those of any skill level. The back nine features a few very challenging holes that take you through the woods! Their paramount purpose is to provide a pleasant and enjoyable round of golf for you.
Only a 30 Minute Drive away…….For the true linxs enthusiasts that can’t get enough golf, take a short drive to West Lafayette to the Kampen Course at Purdue University. This Pete Dye-designed course is one of the toughest collegiate courses in the nation. This public course is a true test of golf abilities, and it has hosted numerous Big-Ten and NCAA championship tournaments. Or, visit the Coyote Crossing Golf Course, voted the #1 course in the state of Indiana and #7 nationally on the list of “Best New Affordable Public Courses.”
BOATING- bring yours:
Bring your baby with you on vacation…your boat that is! There is a boat ramp about 1/4 mile south of Blue Door Cottages, and plenty of space on our grounds to park your boat trailer. There is no charge to use one of our boat docks.
Bring your fishing boat, rent one, or fish from the docks! You may be able to spot bass, bluegills, wipers (a hybrid of white bass and striped bass), catfish, crappies, and carp. As one angler put it, “some days going up to Shafer during the week is like fishing from a stocked pond.”
Fun for all ages, our past guests have loved it…..Check out Crooked Creek Trails.
Visit the charming Whyte Horse Winery located in a beautiful country setting just 15 minutes from the cottages. Enjoy nearly a dozen wines from their collection in the picturesque tasting room in a renovated 1886 farmhouse.
DRIVE-IN Movie Theater:
You will love taking in a movie at one of the country’s last operating drive-in theaters. Sit back and enjoy two movies under the stars. Check out what is playing at The Lakeshore Drive In Theater.