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The Ultimate Guide to Cabin Camping in Indiana

We know there are many options for cabin rentals in Indiana - so how do you pick the best campground to meet your standards? Whether you’ve already booked your cabin rental at our Camp-Resort, or are still in the research phase, we want to take a moment to inform you of all the reasons why Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake is the best for cabin camping in Indiana.


Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake provides 7 different cabin types to choose from for a more luxurious way to camp.


Yes, you read that right! We have 8 different cabin styles for you to choose from when you stay at Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake. We offer rustic cabins, luxury cabins, and group cabin options so that you’re sure to find a cabin that best fits your needs. Plus, our cabin rentals are on the lake, making your camping trip one filled with fun in the sun!

Rustic Cabin Options:

Take a step up from tent camping and experience the world of our rustic Indiana cabin rentals. Either our 4 or 6 person Rustic Cabins are great for families that want to camp with only the necessities. When you choose one of these cabin types, you can expect room to sleep up to 6 people, AC/Heating, a fire ring, picnic table, and close proximity to our Comfort Stations. The 6 Person Rustic Cabins also contain a small private bedroom!

Luxury Cabin Options:

Kitchen? Check. Full bathroom? Check. Private bedrooms? Check. Experience the comforts of home when you choose one of our luxury cabin rentals! Although each Indiana cabin rental varies, most of our luxury cabin types include these amenities plus more - like a screened-in porch and room to sleep up to 8 people! Once you try a luxury cabin, you won’t want to camp any other way.

Group Cabin Options:

Want to bring the whole family to our Camp-Resort? No problem. Our group rental can sleep up to 19 people, making Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake a great place to find cabins for large groups in Indiana! Choose the Three Bears Lodge for your ultimate family getaway. Newly renovated this past year, this cabin includes amenities such as 5 private bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a kitchen with an oven, and plenty of space to hangout. Plus, challenge your family to a competition in the game room!


When you go to book a hotel, the location is perhaps the number one reason why you booked that specific hotel over another. It’s so important to understand where you will be centrally located before booking your family vacation. One of the main reasons why we are the best option for cabin camping in Indiana is because we are located between three major metro cities - Detroit, Chicago, and Indianapolis!

Detroit, MI:

Located just across the Michigan - Indiana border, Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake is an easily accessible vacation spot from anywhere in Michigan, especially Detroit. Get away from the summer heat of downtown Detroit and cool off in our Water Zone and pools. If you're looking to catch a game while staying at our Camp-Resort, you can travel to Detroit to catch a variety of sporting events in just over 2 hours!

Chicago, IL:

Escape the hustle and bustle of Chicago and book your cabin camping trip at Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake! We have the best cabin rentals near Chicago and are just over 2 hours from this booming city. By booking your cabin at our Indiana campground, you can easily get out of the city and enjoy a quick cabin camping trip. Say goodbye to busy roads filled with traffic and hello to outdoor fun in the fresh air!

Indianapolis, IL:

And of course we can't forget Indiana's own metro hub - Indianapolis. While slightly further away at over two and half hours, our Camp-Resort is still easily accessible from the city. While camping with us, take an extended day trip to Indy and take in attractions such as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, aquarium, or botanical gardens! Plan your summer camping vacation today!


With over 15 attractions included in the price of your stay, you may not even have time to do them all during your stay!


We have so many attractions, you may not have time to do them all during your stay! Plus, over 15 of our attractions are included with your cabin rental! These include our main attractions like the Water Zone, swimming pools, mini golf course, jumping pillows, playground, sports courts, select arts & crafts, and so much more. Make sure to view all of our attractions to start planning your itinerary!

Although the majority of our attractions are included when cabin camping, we do offer some attractions at an additional cost. These include Lazer Tag, Gem Mining, pedal carts, and select arts & crafts. Looking for the best way to take advantage of all of the fun that we have to offer? Check out our Fun Passes! Available during peak season (May 26 – August 20), our Fun Pass gives you instant access to all sorts of added fun like our paid activities, tasty treats, & more!

Whether you’re looking to add one or all of these attractions to your stay, or just stick with the included attractions, your cabin camping experience is sure to be one you’ll remember.


The Tiki Hut is a great place to grab food while sitting poolside.


We want to make your stay easier and more fun, so our Camp-Resort provides top-rated facilities that are available for all of our campers! If you need to grab some ice, charcoal, firewood, or forgot to bring supplies, our Ranger Station is here to provide anything you may need. Boo Boo™ Cafe and the Tiki Hut offer a variety of food options like hamburgers, pizzas, and ice cream so you don’t need to meal prep every night. In addition, we have laundry stations and comfort stations available to all, and more on-site facilities. No matter the need, we have a service to make your Indiana cabin camping experience stress-free!

We hope these reasons provide you with a better understanding on why Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake is the best option for cabin camping in Indiana. With so many different cabin options, you’re sure to find a cabin rental perfect for your taste. Plus, since we are in close proximity to three major metro cities, we are a great home-base for the adventures you have planned! Lastly, our facilities and included attractions with your stay makes our Camp-Resort a stress-free, yet fun-filled option for your family getaway. Make sure to book your cabin rental before we sell out - we can’t wait to show you all that our Camp-Resort has to offer!