S.S. Lillypad

All aboard the legendary two-story houseboat. This classic vessel comes with all the amenities to make your voyage on Lake Wawasee one to remember. It’s perfect for large groups and family get-togethers.

Antique Shop

Did you know Syracuse is considered one of the best places to go antiquing in Northern Indiana? Drive through surrounding area and you’ll find all sorts of furniture and decorative antique shops. From knick-knacks to vintage finds, take a trip through history.

Dixie Boat

Offering 72-minute cruises of Lake Webster just a few miles from our resort, starting on Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Tickets are just $7 per person.

Blue Gate Theatre

Discover inspirational musicals and foot-stomping concerts featuring Grammy-winning performers. If you’re looking family-friendly things to do in Indiana, you’ve come to the right place. Visit their website to see a list of evening and matinee performances.

Buggy Lane Tours

Take a break from your road trip with a 2-3-hour bike or buggy ride from Backroads Country Tours. You’ll see authentic Amish schools, scenic farms, local produce and bakery markets, and vintage antique shops. Don’t to mention delicious Amish in-home dinners. Discover what life is like without a motor vehicle.

Cathy’s Countryside Tours

If you want to get in touch with your farming roots, experience the tranquility of Shipshewana’s simple lifestyle from a local’s perspective. These custom designed tours are full of local history and insider tips that you won’t find on a map. Perfect for groups of any size.


There are two golf courses within 4 miles of Oakwood Resort, so you can tee up at a moment’s notice. Be sure to check out Maxwelton Golf Club (3.5 mi / 5.7 km away) and Wawasee Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km away) during your stay.

On-Site Tour / Party

Good news, Oakwood Resort now offers boat tours for parties, guests, and anyone who would like a ride. Reserve the boat at the visitor’s center for a group celebration on the lake. Rates are $10 per person, or you can reserve boat for a private group tour for $300. Boat capacity is 44 people.


You can shop ‘til you drop at Oakwood Resort. The area is full of quaint antique and gift ships, as well as your favorite department stores. Head to Syracuse and you’ll find: Bliss Boutique: Clothing & Apparel, Revolving Closet: Resale Clothing, Absolutely Gifts: Lake Wawasee Apparel & Gifts, Creative Fish: Crafts & Decorations, and Wawachic: Wawasee Gifts & Interiors. Going to Warsaw? Check out Chapman Jewelers, Village at Winona: Mudlove, Pottery, and Bayou, Diva, The Lake House.

Plymouth, IN

This cozy small town is known for its surprises and blissful charms. Just one hour away from the resort, hop in your car to explore historic bridges, state parks, the town’s famous Blueberry Festival, and Culver Military Academy.

Amish Driving Tour

2-3 hour Backroads Country Tours, by buggy or bicycle. Visit Amish schools, farms, buggy and furniture shops. Amish in-home dinners.

Notre Dame

This prestigious university is considered a local landmark. Located in the heart of South Bend, IN, the school is known for its stunning architecture, impressive athletic facilities, open parks, as well as a vibrant arts and culture scene. Just one hour away, discover the history and traditions of Notre Dame University.


In the mood for a live game? Head over to Fort Wayne, IN to see the TinCaps, our local baseball team, in action. Visit their website for the full season schedule.

Village at Winona

Discover a thriving arts community nested on the shores of beautiful Winona Lake. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Village is a home to numerous galleries featuring interactive exhibits, walk-in artist studios, antique shops, and eateries. You’ll find a delightful array of original artwork and handmade gifts for everyone on your shopping list. The Village is also home to numerous cultural and entertainment events.


Max Welton Golf Wawasee Golf Club

Oakwood Coffee & Creamery

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Oakwood Resort

Welcome to Oakwood Resort Host Your Next Corporate Retreat at Oakwood Resort Gorgeous views outside and everything your company needs inside! We have five spaces that can be set up for gatherings both large and small. Need space for a large conference or prefer smaller breakout rooms? We have you covered. You can also take advantage of our business center and resort-wide WiFi. In between sessions, your attendees can explore our 27 acres! We have paved paths for walking or…

Our Rooms & Suites

Check Out Our Rooms & Suites Located on the edge of Lake Wawasee, Indiana’s largest natural lake, Oakwood Resort is perfect for special occasions, corporate retreats, your dream wedding, family gatherings, group tour excursions, or just a weekend getaway. We offer many lodging options, including spacious rooms, luxury suites, a conference center, and vacation homes by the lake. Complete your escape at The Pier & Back Porch. Centrally located, the Oakwood Resort is less than an hour from Fort Wayne…


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CHECK OUT OUR EVENT VENUES Bring style, luxury, and taste to your next corporate retreat, special gathering, or banquet at Oakwood Resort in Indiana. Our resort features a conference center, event center, and hilltop banquet center. We also offer several other enjoyable spaces to inspire collaboration, celebrate your special day, or gather with the most important people in your life. Corporate retreats and business gatherings at Oakwood Resort transform the meeting experience into creative solutions for the way you need…

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About Us

Waterfront Hotel featuring 79 spacious Unique Rooms and luxury Suites, Beach, Tour Boat, The Pier Restaurant & Bar, Banquet Facility, and Conference Center. TripAdvisor Award Winner & Fort Wayne Readers’ Choice award winner for Best Hotel!

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Oakwood Resort
702 E. Lake View Rd,
Syracuse, IN 46567
(574) 457-7100
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