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2019 Reservations

In less than a month you’ll be able to make reservations for all of 2019!

Online: May 1
By Phone: May 15







No April Fools!

We open for the season in one month!!

And that is no April Fools joke!







New Holiday Cottages

An update on the new Holiday Cottages on Cupid Blvd. and N. Donder Drive!







Legendary Cabin Tour

Take a sneak peek inside one of our Legendary Cabins!







Visit Santa Claus, Indiana…America’s Christmas Hometown

Visit America’s Christmas Hometown
David Lovell

Visit a town in the Midwest unlike any other in North America. Located in an area steeped in history, nostalgia, and two of the world’s most recognizable faces, Santa Claus, Indiana is a must-see vacation destination. Known as “America’s Christmas Hometown,” the town features delightful street names like Tinsel, Snowball, Garland and Reindeer Run. It’s also the second home of the jolly ole elf himself, Santa Claus!

This festive town is the home of the award-winning Holiday World Theme Park & Splashin’ Safari Water Park. Explore rides and entertainment for all ages, as well as some of the world’s top ranked roller coasters and water rides. With a convenient location near I-64 between Evansville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky, visitors have the chance to experience all of the other local attractions that make this place so very merry.

Taste buds are tantalized with frozen hot chocolate at Santa’s Candy Castle, the nation’s very first themed attraction. The Candy Castle also features hundreds of flavors of gourmet candy canes, popcorn, and a treasure trove of other sweet confections. Across the street from the castle, learn about the town’s history at the Santa Claus Museum & Village featuring the original 22 foot tall Santa statue erected in 1935. You can also visit the original post office building where nearly 15,000 letters to Santa from all over the world are processed and answered by Santa’s elves every Christmas.

Find that perfect Christmas gift or personalized ornament at the giant Santa Claus Christmas Store.  Santa Claus himself can be found in this magical outlet, where children of all ages can give him Christmas wish lists and receive a great keepsake photo. Over 2,800 different unique toys can be found at Santa’s Toys, horseback riding is featured at Santa’s Stables, and a great round of golf awaits those who want to play at the Christmas Lake Golf Course.

Just five miles down the road from Santa Claus is the boyhood home of another world-famous face, Abraham Lincoln. From age 7 to 21, Lincoln lived and learned, eventually growing up to be one of our most beloved presidents. Experience life the way young Abraham did at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Living Historical Farm. Across the street, take in beautiful trees, trails, historical sites and recreation opportunities at Lincoln State Park. Enjoy plays and concerts at Lincoln Amphitheatre, one of the largest roofed amphitheatres in the nation, located right inside Lincoln State Park.

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort

Recently named one of the 11 most family-friendly campgrounds in America by U.S. News & World Report, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort is the perfect place to stay while visiting Santa Claus. Located next door to Holiday World, Lake Rudolph offers great amenities and plenty of ways to stay.

RVers can choose from three site options to fit their needs, while tent campers can enjoy the shade of the forest. For a special getaway, try one of the vacation rentals, including new cottages and cabins. Our Holiday Cottages feature two bedrooms, a family room, a full kitchen, air conditioning, and a screened-in porch to make your vacation the best it can be. Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins feature one bedroom with a king-size bed, a loft that can sleep up to six, and a huge covered deck with a gas grill.

Enjoy fantastic amenities that include Santa’s SplashDown WaterPark featuring multiple water slides and the Dasher Splasher Splash Pad, or relax in Blitzen Bay, our 3,700 square foot family pool. There are also two playgrounds, two basketball courts, and two game rooms, so fun is never more than a few steps away. Play a round of free miniature golf, find precious rocks and fossils at the gem mining sluice, or head down to the beach for volleyball and paddle boating. Over 200 golf carts are available to rent for cruising around this large resort, making it easy to stop by the fully stocked camp store or Blitzen Kitchen for a snack, ice cream or delicious pizza made to order.

Take advantage of end of summer and fall special savings at Lake Rudolph including 50% off all site and vacation rental stays Sunday through Thursday and special weekend promotions during August and September. More details can be found at www.LakeRudolph.com.

Call (844) 551-8562 today to make a reservation and check out all the fun at Lake Rudolph and Santa Claus, Indiana.

 

*Some amenities may not be available during off-season periods and minimum stay requirements vary by the season or promotion.







Memorial Day & Summer Activity Schedules

If you’re visiting this season (and want to plan ahead) our activity schedules for Memorial Day weekend and Summer are online!

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We’ve also added a few new activities such as whiffle ball, squirt gun painting (now that sounds fun!), playdough art, and DIY bracelets.

View the Activity Schedule.







Glamour Camping!

We’re probably in your own backyard!

Recently we were included in a ‘Glamour Camping’ article. Here’s the run-down …

Glamour Camping—Your best vacation may be in your own back yard

Privately owned campground resorts — all accessible within a two- or three-hour drive from Indianapolis — are also upping their antes to compete with larger camping destinations and theme parks in southern states much further away.bunk-beds-in-super-king-size-rental-rv

“With parents and their kids leading such busy lives, we offer the chance to spend quality family time with each other in a fun, safe outdoor atmosphere,” said Dave Lovell, Resort Marketing Manager at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind. Lake Rudolph is one of the top ten best campgrounds for families in the United States according to TravelChannel.com, named a Top Destination RV Park by Good Sam, and a two-time National RV Park of the Year; and is the closest lodging and camping to Holiday World Theme Park & Splashin’ Safari Water Park. Open May through October, Halloween is one of their busiest times and lasts for seven weeks beginning mid-September.

But the fun doesn’t end there; you can stay in one of their Christmas Cabins the first three weekends of December while visiting the town of Santa Claus and the famous Santa Claus Christmas Store located at 33 N. Kringle Place. You will love the smell of gingerbread and freshly baked goods the minute you walk through the door. Santa Claus, Indiana is proud to be one of only two towns in the world with that name and is known as “America’s Christmas Hometown.” Santa’s Elves, a group located there, has been responding to children’s letters from around the world since 1914. In the last three years, Lake Rudolph resort invested several million dollars into the property, adding a water park, spray grounds and a new miniature golf course; upgrading Wifi capabilities; adding dozens more cabins and cottages: and improving roads, buildings and playgrounds. Lake Rudolph’s family fun amenities include Santa’s SplashDown WaterPark, the giant Blitzen Bay swimming pool, Dasher Splasher splash pad, playgrounds, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, fishing, paddleboats, kayaks, gem mining, mini golf, game rooms, camp store, Blitzen Kitchen Ice Cream & Pizza, and much more. Visitors can rent golf carts to cruise around the grounds, or hop on a shuttle bus for a ride to Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari right next door.
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Don’t have an RV? No problem, of the 516 sites available, 284 are equipped with an RV, cabin or cottage available to rent and ready to go. “Lake Rudolph continues to add luxury vacation rentals,” Lovell said. “We’ve completed a new section featuring 14 brand-new Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins available for the 2017 season, and we’re also adding 25 more Holiday Cottages.” Bring your own RV or tent, Lake Rudolph also offers several options including full-hook up sites with concrete pads.”

Want to read the full article? Just click here.







Halloween Weekends 2016 & 2017!

Enjoy spooktacular Halloween activities including Bonfire Ghost Stories, Trick-or-Treating, Costume and Site Decorating Contests, Rudy’s Kid’s Carnival, Frightful Film Classics, Haunted Hayrides, and more. Dance until you drop at our Halloween party, complete with a sound and light show. Participate in family friendly Halloween activities for everyone … mummies, daddies, teens and little monsters.

Our Halloween activities are only for those staying at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort and their guests.

2016 Halloween Weekends: 2017 Halloween Weekends:
September 16 & 17
September 23 & 24
September 30 & October 1
October 7 & 8
October 14 & 15
October 21 & 22
October 28 & 29
September 15 & 16
September 22 & 23
September 29 & 30
October 6 & 7
October 13 & 14
October 20 & 21
October 27 & 28

We hope to spook you, er … we mean SEE you, soon!







Kool-aid Cubes

Here’s a fun, summer treat! Kool-aid ice cubes and sprite. This is a cute camping treat too.

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These are so easy to make! Simply mix up your favorite Kool-aid and then freeze into ice cubes. Mix and match colors or keep it simple with the same color. Pour sprite over ice cubes and enjoy.

Tastes like skittles!!







Rudy’s Recipe: Campfire Blueberry Cobbler

You Need:

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter
  • 2 dry pints fresh blueberries, picked over and washed
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup unbleached pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Make It:

  1. Prepare grill or campfire for medium heat.
  2. Place cast iron skillet on the heat and add 1 stick of butter.
  3. When melted add blueberries and 1/2 cup sugar.
  4. Cook until mixture bubbles and becomes a light syrup, about 5 – 8 minutes.
  5. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and remaining butter until it resembles crumbs.
  6. Stir in buttermilk. Mix until the dough just comes together. Don’t overmix!
  7. Drop by spoonfuls on top of blueberry mixture. About four 1/4 cup lumps.
  8. Cover skillet with foil and cook until filing is bubbly, cobbler is firm, and a toothpick comes out clean. About 30 – 40 minutes.
  9. Serve warm … with ice cream of course!

– Recipe courtesy of ChowHound.com 







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