Wasatch Lake Retreat: Where You Will Quickly Become Family

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September 2020

Recently, my wife and I had the pleasure of discovering Wasatch Lake. Located just an hour and a half from the north side of Indianapolis in the rolling hills of Owen County near Spencer, Wasatch Lake is close enough to the Indy area to be very convenient but secluded enough to feel like you’re on a getaway. With its wide-open spaces and private individual cabins, Wasatch Lake is the ideal place for you and your family to escape the confinement of your home during the pandemic or host your extended wedding party or small corporate retreat at a very reasonable cost.

What Wasatch Lake Has to Offer

Wasatch Lake is a small year-round family-owned and -operated retreat comprised of 300 acres of woodlands and a 50-acre lake surrounded by seven fully furnished cabins. The lake has been owned by longtime Indianapolis resident Turner J.R. Woodard since 1996. Under Woodard’s stewardship, Wasatch Lake has become a retreat for families, weddings and corporate events without losing any of its charm and native feel. One thing you won’t find there is a field full of campers and roving hoards of ATVs.

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Each cabin has a full kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator and utensils needed to prepare and serve a meal. Additionally, each cabin has an indoor fireplace, an outdoor firepit and a charcoal grill. Firewood is made available by the staff, as is basically everything you will need to make your stay convenient, cozy and memorable. As fall weather becomes more prevalent, imagine the prospect of curling up in a cabin with a good book and a fire after a brisk walk around the lake.

The centerpiece of the complex is the lake. It is terrific for swimming or fishing or just enjoying from the deck of your cabin. The owners provide several types of boats, from canoes to paddleboats, for you to use for free to explore the lake.

A Unique Place for a Wedding or Corporate Event

If you’re in the process of planning a wedding or small corporate retreat, Wasatch Lake has a lot to offer. In addition to the peaceful surroundings and the individual cabins, Lake Wasatch has the Long House Lodge. The lodge offers ample space for numerous guests, a commercial kitchen for catering, a dance floor and a large T-shaped deck where guests can sit and soak up the wonderful surroundings.

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Our Stay at Wasatch Lake

Having never heard of Wasatch Lake before, but in need of a change of scenery after being stuck in our home for what seemed like forever, we stumbled upon information on Lake Wasatch by chance. Our navigation app took us right to the property, even though there were times we had our doubts as to whether it was correct. Upon arriving at the property, we were greeted warmly by Dawn Schmidt and Jeff Huffman, who are the onsite property managers for Wasatch Lake. They have a wonderful way of making you feel you are home and were super helpful with any questions or anything we needed.

Wasatch Lake Retreat

Immediately after settling in, my wife and I headed for the lake with our dog, my wife’s 74-year-old mother and her 15-year-old niece. The lake is clean and slowly increases in depth, which was perfect for all involved. After a busy afternoon of swimming and boating, I broke out the fishing equipment and thoroughly enjoyed the quiet and serenity of the lake in the early evening. We topped the night off with cocktails around a firepit.

Our cabin was everything that we had hoped for—it was roomy enough for four people and our dog.

While having coffee on the deck the next morning, we were greeted by some very friendly visitors, what appeared to be three old potbellied pigs. My mother-in-law and the pigs quickly became fast friends as every time they wandered near, she was looking to find something to feed them. The pigs only added to the charm and bucolic nature of Lake Wasatch.

Wasatch Lake Retreat

Lake Wasatch’s proximity to Indy made it possible for a couple of additional family members to join us for a day of swimming, boating and grilling and still be able to conveniently return to Indy that night.

If you’re looking for a quiet and serene place to spend some quality time with your family or are planning a wedding or corporate outing, contact the folks at Lake Wasatch. You won’t be disappointed.

Visit wasatchlake.com for more info.