Tuesday, January 20, 2009

French Lick--What's it all about?


Welcome to the French Lick Resort Blog...


What’s French Lick Resort you ask? Vintage modern is the best way to describe this destination resort tucked in the quaint Southern Indiana town of French Lick. Over 100 years of history has been preserved in the resort’s two historic hotels, while the influx of $500 million dollars has made them surprisingly modern. It’s as if you step back in time, without leaving behind all the modern conveniences we all crave.

West Baden Springs Hotel is an architectural marvel and definitely needs to be on your “must see” list. The amazing atrium with its 200 foot dome ranks right up there with the great domes of the world. In fact, the dome was the largest free span dome before the Astrodome was built. Feel free to use that little tidbit to impress your family and friends.

French Lick Springs Hotel is a beautiful stately hotel whose preservation will intrigue you. Just step into the lobby and you’ll see what I mean. You won’t know where to look first. The original mosaic tile floor catches your eye… then the gold leafing and those amazing marble-like columns get your attention before your eyes are lured toward the hand painted murals.

If you are a fan of historic hotels, you simply must plan a trip to French Lick. In addition to the hotels, the resort features world –class golf (the new Pete Dye Course is scheduled to open April 24th of this year), a pair of great spas, resort activities for children and adults, Vegas-style casino, over a dozen dining venues and more.


Check out what the media has said since our restoration…

"It's so amazing. Everyone in the country has to go see the hotel." (West Baden Springs Hotel)
Diane Sawyer, “Good Morning America”

“I can’t think of another space like it, not one that even comes close, except perhaps for Rome’s Pantheon…–and they won’t let you spend the night in there.”
Toni Salama, Chicago Tribune

“The restoration of West Baden Springs is the last major piece of a plan to return tiny French Lick to its long-lost status as one the Midwest's biggest resort destinations."
New York Times, March 2007