Local Resources

Local Food and Drink

  • The Madam Carroll | The Madam Carroll is the largest registered inland vessel in the state of Indiana. The 300-ton boat operates seasonally, May through October, providing live entertainment, dinner cruises, special events and private charters on one of the Midwest’s most unique and historical vessels.
  • The Sportsman Inn | The Sportsman Inn is a full service restaurant and lounge located directly on Lake Freeman. We recommend the Sportsman not only for all our catering but all lunch and dinner!
  • Kopacetic Beer Factory | Offering Indiana Craft Beer, Wine, and Spirits. Indiana’s most expansive selection of Indiana Beers, wine, and spirits.
  • The Scoreboard | Enjoy delicious pizzas, chicken wings, and a variety of food, such as sandwiches, salads, and more at great prices at The Scoreboard.
  • The Oakdale Bar & Grill | Oakdale Bar & Grill is an American Dive style restaurant and bar in Monticello, Indiana.
  • Whyte Horse Winery | Family owned farm winery, located in Monticello, Indiana. Award winning wines, events, wine tastings and social gatherings.
  • Riverside Pub | Uniquely casual indoor and outdoor dining. With a gorgeous riverside view.
  • Lake Shafer Boat House | A family restaurant and bar serving steaks, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and more to Lake Shafer locals and visitors.


Local Accommodations

  • Best Western Plus Brandywine Inn and Suites | Local hotel accommodations only minutes from the boat.
  • The Lighthouse Lodge | Bed & breakfast and cottage rentals located on beautiful Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana, just 90 minutes from Chicago and Indianapolis.
  • White Oaks RV Resort | White Oaks on the Lake sits on the banks of Lake Freeman, offering 1,500 feet of lake frontage. Visitors can sunbathe on the sand beach, float on the lake or enjoy the restaurant.


Golf Cart Sales and Service


Lake Freeman Access and Fuel Stations


Area Attractions


Lake Conservation