Top 15 Places to Stay in Indiana’s Cool North

Discover your new home away from home in Indiana’s Cool North. Check out our top 15 places to lay your head in Northern Indiana—because the best memories are created after a good night’s sleep.

The Channel Marker – Key West Meets Midwest in Syracuse

Families, fishermen, lake cruisers, and sun worshippers all flock to this oasis perched on a beautiful channel connecting Lake Wawasee and Lake Syracuse. Whether arriving by car, boat, personal watercraft, or even seaplane—guests will love the Channel Marker’s relaxing atmosphere, great food, and breathtaking sunsets. Grab a seat at the TikiBar in the summer you’ll and feel like you’re down south without leaving Indiana’s Cool North.

Mouthwatering menu options go hand-in-hand with a waterside vacation. You’ll find a host of fish and seafood specialties, with appetizers such as Shashimi tuna, entrées that include pan-fried lake perch, and sandwiches like crab cake sliders and poboys. But there are plenty of other delicious options for landlubbers, too. Savor chicken Alaska, juicy rib eye, Kobe burgers, and pizza. The desserts are made from scratch and include favorites such as pecan pie, carrot cake and key lime pie.

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