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Aubenaubee Lodge, Great for Groups & Notre Dame Football Weekends!

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4.8 / 5Exceptional
16 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mystic Hills Golf Club
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Fulton County Museum
    21 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Taco Bell
    27 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Symphony Family Restaurant
    27 min drive
  • Airport
    Plymouth, IN (PLY-Plymouth Municipal)
    29 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Culver, this vacation home is on a lake. Fulton County Museum and Marshall County Historical Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Mystic Hills Golf Club and Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Mystic Hills Golf Club - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Fulton County Museum - 21 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Marshall County Historical Museum - 26 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Fort Knox Paintball, Inc. - 26 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Tippecanoe River State Park - 31 min drive

    Getting around

    • South Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.) - 62 min drive


    • Taco Bell — 27 min drive
    • Symphony Family Restaurant — 27 min drive
    • Bob Evans — 27 min drive
    • Wendy's — 27 min drive
    • Long John Silvers — 27 min drive

    About this property

    Aubenaubee Lodge, Great for Groups & Notre Dame Football Weekends!

    This large historic lake cottage was first built as a boathouse and fishing lodge around 1900. It sits right on the lake on a large piece of property in the middle of the historic East shore, comfortably sleeping 13 people with our 5 bedrooms. There are 2 large dinning tables accommodating up to 20, it makes a wonderful space for families or groups of friends. Lounge on the large screened-in porch, and enjoy our huge grassy lawn for sunning and recreation. Ours is one of the few walk out flat lawns to the lake making it easy to watch and play with your children as you can access the lake from ankle deep waters. You can swim, sun, fish and play from the end of the dock in waist-high waters. We have a boat lift we can make available for rent if you'd like to bring or rent a boat from the marinas. We also have water toys, floats and a kayak for your enjoyment. The lake is great for skiing and tubing, and the sailing & the eastside sunsets can't be beat! The Culver Academies are about a 5 minute drive from our house and 7 minutes from town where you can find several wonderful restaurants, an old-fashion root beer stand and a great public beach and playground. We are also within a 5 minute drive from the Culver marina where you can rent boats, dine in their bar or outdoor grill and shop in their awesome apparel and lake sport shops. There is also a new cottage that shares the property and pier, and it is available for rent and sleeps 8 (see Ball Family New Cottage in Culver listings). You might want to rent both for an even larger gathering!

    Property manager

    property manager

    Janet Ball Starkey

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    Property is also known as

    • Aubenaubee Lodge Ball Family Owned of Historic East Side

    Property amenities


    • Close to skiing


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster


    • Studio
    • Bed sheets provided


    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Stereo
    • Books
    • Games

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • On the lake

    Things to do

    • Kayaking, water skiing, and sailing nearby


    • Sleeps 15

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

    Great way to end summer!

    Family had a wonderful time! Great cottage and owners extremely helpful and accommodating.

    5/5 Excellent

    Perfect location for a family summer getaway.

    This lakeside cottage is a perfect gathering place for a family. Lots of room in the yard behind the house for a badminton game, croquet or any activity that requires some space. Off the front is a good size patio to watch beautiful sunsets and all the activities on Lake Maxinkuckee. Easy access to the lake for adults and kids alike. Each of the guest bedrooms is a nice size . The master bedroom suite is substantial with a fireplace and large bathroom. Off the the master is a sleeping porch perfect for guests of all sizes with a great view of the lake. I could go on and on about how wonderful Aubenaubee Lodge is for a family vacation. Swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, you name it. The town of Culver is lovely with some very good restaurants like Papa’s and the Lake House. In addition to all of the space is the history of this charming lake house and the family who have spent many many summers here beginning in the early 1900’s who clearly care for this family treasure. The owners are so helpful and instantly available should you have any questions. All of my family agreed that we could not imagine spending a vacation on the lake in any other spot. It was simply perfect. I know we will return to this very special place.

    4/5 Good

    Unique Lake House

    There is so much history in this house, and it definitely has that cottage look and feel, which we enjoyed. We loved our stay here. The close proximity to the dock and water (no steps) was great. We brought a boat and some SUP boards which kept us busy and out on the water. Our family has a history in Culver, so it was especially nice to stay in an original Culver family cottage and have easy access to the lake. The sunsets were beautiful, too.

    4/5 Good

    Very Quaint & Roomy

    We rented this property for our daughter's wedding. It was a very small wedding and was an absolutely beautiful place for their wedding! Inside and out it is charming! They were married out by the lake and had their bride-groom dance on the dock with the back drop of a stunningly beautiful sunset! It was more than plenty roomy enough for those of us staying there - 8 adults and 2 kids. The owners were there when we arrived and were extremely welcoming and hospitable. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that we rented the 3rd week of October and given that we weren't able to enjoy swimming/lake activities. So I wonder if the rates should be somewhat reduced for "off season".

    5/5 Excellent


    This home was literally a museum. We felt so fortunate to have come across your family heirloom!! We will always remember this trip. Thanks SO much, Janet, for allowing us to share your home for a couple days. My cousin painted a picture for me of a Ball Jar and it says "Having a Ball"...................The lake was gorgeous and so was the weather. Thanks, again!

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