French Lick West Baden, Indiana, has been welcoming guests for over 100 years to indulge in the perfect weekend getaway of gracious hospitality, ultimate luxury, and historical charm.
Whether you are looking for a weekend of family fun or a secluded romantic escape, come find it in French Lick West Baden! From a world-class winery, to an incredible water park, to a historically charming resort, you will find exactly what you are looking for in Orange County, any time of year.
Where to Eat:
Start your stay off the delicious way at The Grand Colonnade Restaurant inside French Lick Springs Hotel. Enjoy a bountiful selection of hearty breakfast foods that will give you the fuel you need to enjoy your day. We highly recommend the breakfast buffet.
Stop in for lunch and a wine tasting at this fabulous hidden gem in Orange County! Enjoy a delicious cheese plate appetizer, followed by a signature style sourdough crust pizza. Pair your tasty meal with any glass of fine wine, ranging from dry to semi-sweet flavors.
After a long day exploring Orange County, bask in an elegant atmosphere during dinner at 1875. Named in honor of May 17, 1875, the date of the first Kentucky Derby, French Lick Springs Hotel’s signature restaurant provides a unique dining experience.
Start your evening with Baked Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese and follow it up with the house-specialty; Dry Aged Prime Bone-In Rib Eye. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.
What to Do:
French Lick is an Indiana golf enthusiasts’ paradise! Nothing beats a day on one of French Lick’s three golf courses. These courses are considered some of the finest in the state, offering 45 holes for a day’s entertainment.
Nowhere else in the world can a golfer play courses designed by Donald Ross, Pete Dye, and Tom Benedelow at one resort destination. Spend a day out on the course and after, head over to 33 Brick St for a delicious meal on the Indiana Foodways Alliance Culinary Trail and try on Local Legend Larry Bird’s Olympic Jacket!
One of the most unique experiences in French Lick, Indiana is at the Wilstem Wildlife Park. Visitors can have up-close interactions with giraffes, grizzly bears, lemurs and kangaroos year-round, as well as partake in the Elephant Spa Bath that is open March through October.
During the warmer months of the year the ranch offers ziplining, ATV adventure tours, horseback riding, and much more!
On a beautiful warm day, spend the afternoon at Patoka Lake where there is something for everyone. Whether you prefer camping, fishing, boating, hunting, or just being outdoors, fun awaits the entire family on this peaceful lake! Did we mention they are home to Indiana’s only floating cabins?
Looking for a fun way to end the night? Stop into the French Lick Resort’s Casino and relax in front of a multitude of big screens playing all the best games; wage on your favorite team and end the night in the brand-new Valley Tower Sports bar for unique appetizers and specialty drinks!
Where to Sleep:
Affordable Accommodations: Best Western Plus
Complete your stay at the Best Western Plus; French Lick West Baden’s newest hotel. Conveniently located by the French Lick Resort and golf courses, this hotel has been rated in the top 5% of Best Westerns nationwide for hospitality.
Amenities include complimentary breakfast, in-room coffee, microwave and refrigerator, indoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and a business center.
Better Boarding: Big Splash Adventure Hotel and Water Park
What screams family weekend getaway more than a hotel with a giant water park? The Big Splash Adventure Hotel and Water Park is the perfect place to bring the entire family. Known for its innovative and environmentally friendly design, it has been dubbed as “the greenest large water park project to date.” The water park is enclosed in a beautiful glass structure for year-round enjoyment.
Luxury Lodging: French Lick Resort
Comprised of two historic hotels, the French Lick Springs Hotel, built in 1901, and the West Baden Springs Hotel, built in 1902, this premier resort is full of historic charm with modern day amenities.
Relax and watch the sunset on the front porch of either hotel, or rejuvenate the soul at the French Lick Resort Spa. Activities at the resort include biking, hiking, horseback riding, bowling, golfing, and much more!
In the evening, hop on the complimentary trolley and discover what the destination has to offer, or relax with a specialty drink underneath the Dome of the West Baden Springs Hotel! The Resort also opened 71 new rooms in November 2019 as part of their unveiling of the Valley Tower!
The welcoming French Lick Visitors Center staff loves to assist travelers by offering coupons for weekend getaways, creating getaway itineraries, and much more! Visit their website to request complimentary planning materials or to view the events calendar.