Scenic View Vacation Lodge

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Scenic View Vacation Lodge

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  • From: $915 per night

Property Details

Overlooking Lake Monroe within 15 minutes of Bloomington and 40 minutes from Nashville. This lodge has a hot tub and 7 bedrooms. Grab the family and come on down.
All our cabins have a 3 night minimum for Major Holidays.NO PETS

Scenic View Lodge
What a view it is! This historic landmark boasts one of Bloomington's top long range views overlooking beautiful Lake Monroe. The Scenic View name has been a part of Bloomington for over 30 years. The space has been reinvented as Bloomington's great destination place. The Lodge overlooks Indiana's largest lake, adorns a magical sunrise view & has remarkable seasonal views of vibrant autumn colors. Scenic View's 20 acre property backs up to the Hoosier National Forest for endless hiking & exploring opportunities.
The Lodge is nearby several city & state Park & Recreation areas including beautiful Brown County & Nashville. The Lodge is only 2 miles from Lake Monroe, so bring your boat! There is plenty of parking for multiple vehicles and boats. Scenic View Lodge is 10 miles from Indiana University & Downtown Bloomington which offers great cultural & art venues & a fantastic local dining scene. During your stay, visit The View Restaurant & Beer Garden (opened 2009) for good food & entertainment, just a short walk across the shared parking lot. The 4000 square foot Lodge offers 8 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths, a large shared dining area & living space, den & bar, kitchen, laundry facilities. Each spacious room has been distinctly arranged & decorated with your comfort in mind. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. If arranged in advance, additional sleeping may be provided for any of the bedrooms.

Red Oak Master & Acorn Bedrooms

Located upstairs, the Red Oak Master offers a white cedar King size bed with tempurpedic memory foam mattress. The room has a private outdoor deck with a magical view of Lake Monroe & the surrounding Hoosier National Forest. The Red Oak room has a full bath with shower & Jacuzzi tub The room has an adjoining smaller bedroom (the Acorn room), perfect for additional guests, a baby room or a dressing room. The Acorn room has three twin beds.

Silver Maple Bedroom

Also located upstairs, the Silver Maple, offers a white cedar King size bed and 2 twins. This room boasts the best view of the lake from its own private deck. There is also a private full bath with shower.

Beech Tree Bedrooms

Located on the main level of the Lodge, the Beech Tree bedrooms offer two separate bedrooms which share a full bath with shower & bathtub. One room has a Double size bed and the other a bunk bed (one Double size bed under a Twin Bed).

Sycamore Loft Bedroom

Located off the game room wing of the Lodge, the Sycamore Loft, is a two level room with full bath with shower & bathtub, and a private upstairs sleeping area. This room has a white cedar full size bed downstairs and upstairs is a king log bed.


This large space with island/bar & kitchen table is perfect cooking, dining & entertaining. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, dishes, utensils & appliances. Outdoor grill also available.

Grand Room

This signature room has quite a wow factor with its grand staircase, vaulted ceiling & floor to ceiling windows that capture the View so well. Large enough for a dining room & living room, it's been the favorite room in the Lodge with a conference dining table.


Sit at our game tables and catch the game scores on the 50 inch flat screen TV. The den is full of just that: Play a local favorite of toss the Corn Hole, located in the carport area. Step outside onto the patio and relax in your own private 6 person hot tub. The therapeutic jets really hit the spot. The outdoor event site/gathering area overlooking the lake is perfect for family bbq's, evening cocktail events, weddings and more! Be sure to gather around the mini fire pit on those brisk fall evenings.


Outdoor activities are nearby such as hiking, biking, hunting, fishing & boating. Have lunch or dinner on the outside patio or front porch surrounded by beautiful flower beds & landscaping, overlooking the spectacular view. Explore the wooded backyard of the Hoosier National Forest. Discover the natural beauty of Southern Indiana at its best. It is not uncommon to see deer, wild turkey, and various birds during a hike through the forest. Be on the lookout for bald eagles soaring over the lake.

The scenic view lodge has an attached apartment (Hickory Suite) with satellite TV and a double bed. (This is considered the 8th bedroom and 5th bath.)

Scenic View Lodge specializes in:
Wedding Events, Ceremonies and Bridal Showers or Rehearsal Dinners
Business Conferences & Corporate Retreats
Girl's Getaways Weekends; great for scrapbooking clubs
New Year's Eve Parties
Family Reunions
Fourth of July Weekend Parties
Birthday Parties
Christmas, Thanksgiving & Holiday Parties
Family Vacations
Corporate Retreats
Church Retreats
Catering from Scenic View Restaurant is available for any event with advanced notice.
Rates for this Lodge:
The initial price is for up to 15 adults at $915 per night, year around.
Each extra person per night above the initial 15 people is $50. (can be rented for less $s for less than 15 people)
Scenic View Lodge fees for children:
Ages 5 and under are free
Ages 6-15 are $15 extra per person per night
Ages 16 and up are priced as an adult at $50 extra per person per night
All children must be counted in the total number of guests when booking this lodging.
Scenic View Lodge has been Monroe County landmark for more than thirty years. Come see what makes this property so unique; come be a part of the tradition.

If Prior Arrangements have been made and all paperwork done ahead of time,
you can CHECK IN DIRECTLY to Scenic View.

All our cabins have a 3 night minimum for Major Holidays.

  • Open Year Round
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Accommodates up to 19 guests in beds (extra on air mattresses)
  • 3 Kings, 4 doubles, 6 singles (1 bunk bed)
  • Hairdryers
  • Washer/dryer
  • Gas and Charcoal (X-large) grills
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • All bed and bath linens provided
  • Heat & Central Air
  • Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Scenic View Lodge does offer Wifi access, however a few things to note: Our bandwith provided by Smithville services is not strong.  The internet provider does not offer access to a stronger bandwith.  The fiberoptic lines stop at the DNR station a few miles away. Thus, we have to use internet connection through phone lines which are slower and not as strong especially under any weather conditions such as wind or rain.  We have added a hotspot to help our guests gain access using this router.  This does NOT guarantee 100% connectivity for multiple users.  The TV in the den and attached apartment suite use the internet to function via Roku and Apple TV (directions for use are in binder).  If multiple users are trying to access the internet at one time, you will not be able to (TV / phones / Ipad / etc all at once).  Please be advised, you may not be able to gain connectivity 100% of the time or 100% effectively especially with multiple users at once.  This is simply the nature of what our internet provider can offer in this location of Monroe county. 

Sleeping Arrangements

This property has 8 bedrooms



  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Lake View


  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill


  • Hot Tub


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic



Cancellation Policy

#1 - Cancellations of a confirmed reservation must be made by the Guest who made the original reservation, not a representative of that Guest.
#2 - Reservations cancelled more than 14 days prior to the arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the total charges before tax, plus the $20 handling fee.
#3 - Reservations cancelled 8-14 days prior to arrival, you lose the deposit paid.
#4 - Reservations cancelled within 7 days of the arrival, there is NO REFUND!
#5 - When within 14 days of arrival, the reservation cannot be shortened or moved.
#6 - When within 7 days of arrival, reservations cannot be changed or altered. No exceptions.
#7 - If you booked through VRBO - they have their own Cancellation policies. Anything over 60 days out - full refund. Anything under 60 days - NO REFUND!
#8 - If you booked through Trip Advisor - they have their own cancellation rules. Anything 30 days out, gets 50% refund.

Deposit Policy

#1 - The remaining balance will be due 7 days prior to check-in and will be automatically charged to the card on file. If you want a different charge card used for this balance, you must notify us before this balance is charged.
#2 - Refunds are not issued due to inclement weather, snow or acts of God that are out of our control.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

11 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #470246447815436548 #128842"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #128842


My group really enjoyed our stay at Scenic View Lodge. The location is great for outdoor activities near Lake Monroe. It is walking distance to a restaurant, a short drive to Paynetown State Park, and 20 minutes from downtown Bloomington. Highly recommend for a larger group!

"Airbnb Review #454948956782216935 #127434"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #127434


The stay was great - thank you! Great location and massive home that sleeps plenty.

"Airbnb Review #449956009584029461 #126891"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #126891


There was no working wi-fi or cable.

"New Review"

by Maggie


We had a wonderful time at the Scenic View Lodge this past weekend.

"Airbnb Review #424611790977485446 #122423"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #122423


Lots of room. Located nicely

"Airbnb Review #409395890909131331 #118039"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #118039


The house was perfect for the large group. Great access to Bloomington and Lake Monroe.

"New Review"

by Clara


Let me start off by saying that we had a GREAT post pandemic family gathering at The Scenic View. A total of 18 slept at the house one couple slept in town. Our group included 9 children ages 5 to 15 and there was plenty of inside space for us all. We spent most of our time in the oversized dinning room, eating, playing games and learning new things. We had a fabulous birthday party and an awesome Juneteenth Celebration. The fire pit and tented patio was a great feature. I actually took a survey of 5 of the male youth who were there and they gave you an average of 8.25 out of 10 points. As anticipated, you were dinged because the TV didn't work the first night (Parents were happy), the WiFi was "iffy" and one would have preferred a private bedroom:-). The truth is that they only found time for one movie night. It was much more fund playing with cousins. The kitchen appliances and supplies were very adequate and the house was clean. There was adequate parking for 6 cars. When we arrived the air conditioner in the efficiency was not working and we were a little concerned when the repairman left without telling us he would return. Your staff responded to our call about the air conditioner and the TV. Both were taken care of. We happened to have been there the night of the worst storm and flooding in Bloomington's recent history (I think) and we had some flooding in a couple of rooms. I was awake most of the night since I slept in one of the large bedrooms with large windows. Beautiful view of Lake Monroe and the hills but I was too terrified to get out of bed during the storm. The next morning I learned that a couple of kids and a parent had gotten up to watch the storm. (Entertainment???). When called the next morning you came, wet-vacuumed the carpet in the flooded room and hooked up a big fan to dry the carpet. The only criticism that I heard the adult participants was that they didn't think we had adequate bedroom arrangements for the number of couples we had. There was also a couple of weak/broken chairs in the dinning room and they felt it would have helped to know that there was only a small grassy area for ball games. Bottom line is that we all had a wonderful time and everyone would love to do it again!

"New Review"

by Kendall


Place was great it had so much space to fit all of us and lots of great spaces for us to gather. It was very clean when we got there and she left was very easy to communicate with . September 2020

"New Review"

by Johnathan


Great house, great space! August 2020

"New Review"

by Robert


Thank you for the great hospitality! We enjoyed it!

"Scenic View"

by Sara


At first I was put off by how much this unit costs per night. However, when we had 15 people, it was $61 per night each (less that a hotel) and we had this HUGE lodge with individual beds and baths. Was a great location to Bloomington, Indiana University and a day of boating on Lake Monroe. I HIGHLY suggest this unit.

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