Your FamilyEllis Lake is the perfect location for your family getaway. With the ability to sleep over 30 in air conditioned comfort, extended family and friends can enjoy a whole new definition of roughing it. Start your day by enjoying the sites and sounds of nature from the cantilevered deck at the main cabin. Take in the peacefulness and serenity of your own private lake throughout the day. Whether you are fishing, kayaking, or simply floating around your own private paradise, the craziness of life seems to disappear. The more adventurous types may find themselves biking on the trails, zip-lining over the water, or shooting skeet at the range. Start your evening with an amazing cookout and perhaps some time in the screened in game room. Finish off your evening with your favorite beverages and music under the stars next to an amazing outdoor fire. Reflections of the day and wonderful family memories are oftentimes etched in stone in this incredible venue.
Your BusinessIt is amazing what a change of scenery can do for your team’s attitude. The same old meeting place typically gets you the same old results. Whether it is your senior team getting together for a strategy session or your entire group getting together to celebrate and have fun, Ellis Lake brings out the best in everyone. Less than an hour from downtown Indy and only 35 minutes from the Indy Airport, your retreat is only a short distance away, even for a one day event. You can setup the meeting room in classroom or boardroom style. Most importantly, team building and innovation abound in this incredible environment. See a video from one of our corporate events: http://youtu.be/BwhmSF1-R7o
Your OrganizationEllis Lake has had the privilege of hosting many private organization events. The campgrounds, shower house, guest house area and pavilion, can easily accommodate 50-75 guests or more if necessary. The pristine grounds provide a great venue for large team activities. Volleyball, frisbee football, capture the flag, and of course zip line activities are all favorites. The lighted shelter provides a fantastic picnic or outdoor classroom setting. The corporate hangar is a great place for indoor basketball or movie night on the 106″ big screen. Ellis Lake provides groups a truly private experience.
“An amazing place for a retreat! Ellis Lake offered everything we needed for a relaxing and rejuvenating get away. From the picturesque setting to the outstanding facilities, Ellis Lake can’t be beat!
“I have planned retreats and events across the continent during my 37 year career, and I can tell you this is one of the most unique and special places anywhere. My wife and I have been here and LOVE what it offers! The facilities, the “retreat” surroundings, and the convenient access make it a success for any event.”
“In the fall of 2014 we used Ellis Lake for two weekend camping retreats, one focused with father/sons and another with father/daughters. In the past we have used group camping sites at state parks and Ellis Lake represents a significant upgrade in so many ways. Privacy, fantastic fishing, great pavilion for food prep and meals, thoughtfully-appointed shower house, I could go on and on. The location from Indy was perfect…far enough away to be “quiet and dark” but close enough that time isn’t wasted on the road. I would highly recommend this property for any group gathering where there is a premium on shared time outdoors while still having modern conveniences available.”
“Simply, Ellis Lake is wonderful. After camping here with my son (and several other dads and their sons) nothing really compares to the privacy that we had. This place is very well thought out. After spending time here, I can’t think of anything that I’d change. Plenty of space, extremely clean, and safe, too. I love our state parks, but Ellis Lake provides an atmosphere like no other. Do yourself a favor, try this place out. You’ll enjoy the experience!”
“My family and I have frequented Ellis Lake several times. It’s a great escape from the busyness of life and a great way to build relationships with others. My wife loves the peace and quiet, while my kids love the zip line, swimming, and trails. I personally look forward to unplugging and catching some great crappie or bass in the lake. The kids are always asking when they can go back.”
“Ellis Lake Retreat was the perfect place for our multi-generational “plan-free” family vacation in 2012. The location was an easy hour or so drive from Indy and being Florida natives, we loved the drive through the corn fields and scenery not familiar to our family. The main house has everything you could ever need and the owners were genuinely committed to ensuring our family had an awesome stay. This beautiful home and surrounding sleeping quarters accommodated our family gathering of 8 which included 3 seniors (84, 73, 69), two adults (48, 45) and three children (21, 17, 14). The location can easily accommodate more people as well. We had plenty of acreage to roam, walk, ride and play together or individually. The lake offered plenty of water activities to keep the teenagers active, the hammocks offered needed rest and relaxation under the peaceful, tranquil trees. Pictures and words cannot do this justice. You have to visit and just experience this wonderful retreat for yourself and family. One of the few family vacations we have taken that our children have asked when are we going back!!! Thanks for the memories!!!!!”
“Ellis Lake Retreat is a little bit of heaven on earth. For the first couple of hours after arriving our entire group was smiling. Lots of smiling the entire weekend. Bring lots of food and drink for your stay because you won’t want to leave to go shopping. So many relaxing activities, all on one property.”