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Your Own Lake, Your Own Private Sanctuary, just 45 minutes from downtown Indy.

Bedrooms 10
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect For Large Groups ~ Ideal for attending events - FINAL FOUR / Indy 500

Your own lake, your own private sanctuary, less than 35 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport. 107 acres of woods & water. Sleeps 30 + in HVAC comfort. Great cabins and a very cool Airplane Hangar. The campground is great for youth retreats and scout organizations. Ideal for business, family, or church. This is a totally gated and private property. When you rent it, you own the lake. Fishing, Skeet Range, Foot Golf, Zip Line over the water. This is our first time using VRBO, you can find great reviews on our website or Facebook page.

Bryan & Caryl Anderson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Bryan & Caryl Anderson

Built a technology business called Autobase CRM. I love all things family, tech & biz. Enjoy helping Auto Dealers. Need to read my Bible more & social media less. Love to Fish, Golf, & Fly. Ellis Lake Retreat has been a labor of love since 2005.

Bryan & Caryl Anderson purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Bryan & Caryl Anderson chose Paragon

For the last 12 years we have used this property as a personal family and corporate retreat. We have also used it for church outings. It is a new phase in our lives and we are now making this property available for rent. It is perfect for family reunions or business retreats. 10 Bedrooms / 10 bathrooms, campground, airplane hangar. Great for family reunions.

What makes this lodge unique

Great fishing, beautiful water views, professional skeet range, zip line over the water, Private Airstrip. This property is on city water and all of the buildings have A/C & Heat.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Paragon

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Main Cabin Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Main Cabin Bath 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , also has stack washer/dryer
    Bunk House Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , small full bathroom for Bunk House
    Guest Cabin Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Full Bath in Guest Cabin
    Shower House 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Not open in winter
    Shower House 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , not open in winter
    Shower House 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , not open in winter
    Hangar Bath 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Granite sink, tile floor
    Hangar Bath 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Granite sink, tile floor
    Hangar Bath 1 - Lower Level - toilet , shower enclosure , Granite Sink, Tile floor
  • All of the towels are provided for the bathrooms. In the hangar, the towels are identified with letters for personal use for your stay.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Bunk Room - 3 bunk bed , 3 XL Bunk Beds in Bunk House
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom in Main Cabin
    King Guest Room - 1 extra lg. double bed , Guest Bedroom in Main Cabin
    Double Guest Room - 2 double bed , Guest Bedroom in Main Cabin - 2 Doubles
    Guest Cabin - 1 large double bed , Guest Cabin Bedroom
    Hangar Single - 1 single bed , 1 XL Twin in "Coaches" room
    Hangar Double - 2 single bed , Hangar Double 2 XL Twin Beds
    Hangar Bunkroom 1 - 1 single bed , 2 bunk bed , 5 XL twin beds plus optional cot.
    Hangar BunkRoom 2 - 1 single bed , 2 bunk bed , 5 XL twin beds plus optional cot.
    Bunk House - 1 large double bed , Queen Bed in Suite area of Bunk House
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
This property is amazing. 107 acres and 30+ acres of water. All cabins and airplane hangar kept in pristine condition.


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Your Own Lake, Your Own Private Sanctuary, just 45 minutes from downtown Indy.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect Private Lake

  • 5 of 5

A great space with so much to do and great places to for large groups to gather. The property is private, very well maintained, and the lake is beautiful. For those wanting a perfect escape, this is it. We had a family reunion weekend with 36 people staying the night in air-conditioned sleeping arrangements. We did a little of everything -- floating in the lake, sitting on the deck listening to music, stargazing, fishing, foot golf, skeet shooting, canoeing, as well as held a talent show in the screened-in hangar with the giant screen. We had an excellent time!

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at Ellis Lake Retreat. This property is far more than any of the pictures can describe. We could not believe our eyes as we entered the drive and continued toward the main living areas. Ellis Lake retreat is very well maintained and has lots to offer any group. The owners were in close contact during our trip to ensure our stay was nothing short of perfect. The children enjoyed playing in the lake, jumping off the rope swing, going on the boats, and fishing. Renting the golf carts and boats is strongly suggested. They have two fishing boats, a pontoon, paddle boat, and rafts. The zip line is a must for groups that like to be adventurous and the new Foot Golf was a fun new game for us to enjoy. Whether you are looking to relax or have fun this is the place for all. There were 29 of us all together; 17 children ages 1-18 and 12 adults. Each adult family had their own living space and the children enjoyed the many bunks that were offered. We only rented the property for a long weekend and it definitely wasn't enough time to enjoy everything. Once you are at Ellis Lake, there is no need to leave the property. Just bring your food and clothes and you will need nothing else! Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson for providing us with an excellent property and awesome customer service. I hope that we can come back to stay sometime soon!

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Indianapolis International
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Deer Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 70
Nearest Restaurant
7.4 Miles
Tomato Pie

Massage Therapist available

Wine Tasting available

* Surcharge for weddings and gatherings over 35 people.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Paragon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2018 Season
11 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$130.22
cleaning fee AU$657.7
Tax Rate 12.0%

Golf carts are available for rent during your stay. They are great to cruise around the property. Skeet Range usage and Zip Line usage are rented by the hour - we provide safety attendant for both of those activities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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