A Lake Wawasee Resort Reopens

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): A resort at Lake Wawasee that shut down five years ago has reopened following an extensive renovation.

The first guests checked into the Oakwood Inn Resort & Conference Center near Syracuse last week. The Inn’s manager says the building was in good shape after being closed since 2008, but that flooring, wall coverings and fixtures were replaced throughout the building in recent months.

The 27-acre resort first opened as a religious retreat center in 1893 and operated until financial troubles forced its closure. The inn has about 80 rooms, along with two convention halls, 10 vacation homes and eight cabins. More upgrades are being planned.