our guests Say it best

Go Team Go

The University of Cincinnati Bearcats Football Team stayed at the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina in September of 2021 in preparation for an important game against Big Ten opponent Indiana. The hotel was perfect for our Team Headquarters with its proximity to Indiana’s campus, and the quiet location away from the bustle of Bloomington on the night before a home football game. The sales and banquet staff were outstanding in getting our team ready for our stay. The rooms were spacious and comfortable for our players and coaches. The meeting space met our team needs, and the scenic outdoor spaces allowed our team to relax the night before a big game. When competing against Indiana in the future, we would look to stay at the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina again because it worked during a historic run to the College Football Playoff in 2021.

- John Widecan University of Cincinnati Associate AD/Football Operations

why choose uS?

We know that preparation is key when you’re getting ready for gameday. That’s why our devoted team is committed to handling all the details – from preparing meeting rooms, catering needs, AV requirements, and more so you can focus on what matters most. Teams choose Fourwinds because:

Dedicated Gameday Planner working with you from beginning to end

Convenient 20 minute drive from downtown Bloomington and Indiana University

Privacy and seclusion vs. other hotels located downtown, minimizing distractions

Group room rates for all team members, including full hotel buyouts up to all 118 rooms

10,000+ sq. ft of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space, including 2 ballrooms and various breakout rooms

Large parking lot and lawn utilized for walkthroughs

WIFI & Audio/Visual Equipment

Custom catering capabilities, including working with sports nutritionists


our Spaces

With over 10,000 sq. ft of indoor/outdoor space, we’ve accommodated Division I College programs to middle school travel teams. Whether you require a small breakout room or every meeting space in the hotel, let us take care of the details so you can do what you came to do – bring home the W!


We know pre-game meals are sacred. That’s why we’re committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure your team has the fuel it needs to perform its best. Through our in-house banquet team or Bloomington’s best caterers, we can custom tailor meals to meet your team’s needs. Please get in touch with us for more information on catering.