Lake Getaways Without The Crowds
Patoka Lake: Where to stay
Patoka Lake Marina Floating cabins offer a welcome gentle rock but stay firmly tethered to the dock (888/819-6916; patokalakemarina.com).
West Baden Springs Hotel Once you're done gawking at the huge domed atrium, settle into luxurious rooms featuring pillow-top mattresses, granite counters, European furnishings and spacious baths (888/936-9360; frenchlick.com).
Pictured: A community of lake-lovers forms among the floating cabins.