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Next Door to Holiday World: Our Stay at Lake Rudolph

By HoliBlogger Tara S.

The closest place to stay near Holiday World is actually right next door!

Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph is a family favorite and for good reason. When it comes to accommodations this unique resort has so many different options to choose from and even some fun holiday traditions that carry over from year to year.

It’s no surprise that Lake Rudolph would have a lake. There’s a dock to go fishing, paddleboats and beach volleyball. But what is a surprise is seeing the Raven roller coaster in action right next to the lake. You are close enough to hear the screams of delight from the ride goers! The roller coaster appears to go right along the edge of the water with the Holiday World water tower standing in the distance.

Holiday Themed

As you drive around you’ll notice right away that everything is holiday themed. From Christmas Cabins to holly jolly street signs, it’s all about the winter holiday fun at Lake Rudolph.

Cabin at Lake Rudolph | Next Door to Holiday World: Our Stay at Lake Rudolph

We stayed in a Holiday Cottage on Frosty Lane and it was just the right size to accommodate our family. For sleeping, this particular cabin features a main bedroom with queen size bed, a smaller bedroom with a full bed that has a twin bunk over, and a sleeper sofa in the living room.

Our favorite part of this particular cottage?

The covered and screened-in porch at the front! Such a great place to sit and listen to the sounds of night nature after a long day in the theme park.

The front porch of their rental at Lake Rudolph.

Other Accommodations

At Lake Rudolph, there are a few other cabin styles to choose from to accommodate different group sizes. In years past our family actually stayed in a Christmas cabin with a loft. The kids still talk about it and we loved the spacious covered porch.

Cabin at Lake Rudolph | Next Door to Holiday World: Our Stay at Lake Rudolph

It’s important to note that all cabins include pillows, pillowcases, and fitted sheets, but you need to bring your own top sheets, blankets and towels.

For those who like to camp, there are ample amounts of campsites for both tents and RVs. Many with a view of the roller coasters next door! You can even rent an RV at Lake Rudolph.

Speaking of Rentals

I’m going to let you in on a tradition that many families who stay yearly at Lake Rudolph take part in. They rent golf carts for their stay.

And they don’t just rent the golf carts. They come prepared with decorations! Families enjoy taking part in the golf cart parade. It’s really fun seeing the carts that have Christmas lights on them!

Resort Fun & Amenities

There are so many unique and fun amenities at Lake Rudolph. I think it’s one of the main reasons why families stay there again and again. That and its close proximity to Holiday World of course!

They have an Activity Center with a Mini Golf course, basketball courts, playgrounds, pools, and more. They even have a waterpark!

The pool at Lake Rudolph.
A shaded mini golf course at Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph.

Free Shuttles

Perhaps the most favorite amenity are the free shuttles that go to Holiday World. Various regions within Lake Rudolph have their own shuttle stops. This is great for families who have members that want to go back into the theme park again later in the day or for the night hours. There’s no need to drive over to Holiday World… Just catch a shuttle!

It’s a great option for those who want to watch Holidays in the Sky.

Free Holiday World shuttle stop at Lake Rudolph.
The free shuttle to take to Holiday World.

Thank you to Lake Rudolph and Holiday World!

We loved our stay at Lake Rudolph and look forward to staying next door to Holiday World again one day. My time as a HoliBlogger has come to a close and we made so many fun memories as a family last season. So very grateful for the opportunity. Hopefully we can make it back from St. Louis again soon because we already miss Holiday World so much!