Girlfriends' Getaway Guide


Looking to be transported to a different world for a much-needed girlfriend’s getaway? No need to go across the pond for a luxurious escape; instead, take a short drive and revel in the perfect combination of old-world luxury and modern comforts at French Lick Resort.

For over 100 years, women (and men) have been coming to the resort community to soak in the benefits of the local mineral waters.
The strong spa tradition continues today with a pair of world-class spas on property. Consistently ranked as one of the Top 270 Spas by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, The Spas at French Lick Resort provide the perfect excuse to grab your girlfriends and get out of town. Add in two historic hotels, a Vegas-style casino, boutique shops and so much more, French Lick Resort has everything needed for some quality time away.
Once everyone has agreed on a date, next on the agenda is choosing a hotel. Just like your girlfriends, the hotels have two different personalities.
With a classic American feel, French Lick Springs Hotel offers a lively environment with plenty to do.
Take the trolley between the two hotels.
Just a mile down the road – or a 15 minute (free!) ride on the restored trolley – sits West Baden Springs Hotel. With its European-influenced architecture and ambience, West Baden exudes luxury.  
A spa visit is a must-do when you visit the resort named 2013’s Best Historic Resort by Historic Hotels of America. Regardless of which hotel you stay in, you have the choice of booking appointments at either The Spa at West Baden or The Spa at French Lick – each offering a little bit of their own flavor.
The pedicure room at The Spa at French Lick
Offering the best in classic American sophistication and leisure, tranquility is redefined at the 27,000 sq. ft. Spa at French Lick. Going far beyond the treatments themselves, the experience is truly enhanced by the large-scale contemporary art exhibition gracing the walls. The picturesque pedicure room, with its beautiful stained glass windows, is a divine setting for catching up on the latest gossip. After your pedicure, it’s massages for everyone before reconvening in the relaxation room.

The Spa at West Baden
The Spa at West Baden seamlessly blends refined luxury and European elegance for a one-of-a-kind experience. Indulge in signature treatments, such as a Sprudel bath or West Baden facial, or go all-in with a packages of services called Rituals. Your pampering doesn’t have to end when you leave the spa.  You can take a piece of the spa experience home. The handmade Éminence Organic Skin Care products from Hungary, used in the spa facials, are a guest favorite.
Follow these five steps to experience the ultimate girlfriends' getaway at French Lick Resort:
  1. Make sure to pack your dress and heels for an upscale dinner at 1875: The Steakhouse. Named in honor of the date of the very first Kentucky Derby, this restaurant, with an open kitchen and views of the gardens, is the perfect place for a fancy night out with friends. The baked lobster mac 'n cheese is a popular indulgence.
  2. Swing by the Power Plant Bar and Grill on Friday and Saturday nights to catch live music by SIREN with Sarah Stivers - a smooth-sounding quartet playing disco, pop and everything in between. Grab some drinks and dance and sing the night away!
  3. The natatorium at West Baden Springs Hotel
    There's no better way to start your morning than with a relaxing massage or facial at The Spa at West Baden. Reconvene with your girlfriends by the pool - in the lower level of the spa- for some quality lounge time with friends.
  4. Brunch is always a girls' weekend must-do. For a sophisticated brunch location, try Café at Sinclair's. Choice range from fluffy buttermilk pancakes to a savory quiche Lorraine.
  5. Experience wine tasting in a one-of-a-kind way - in the atrium at West Baden Springs Hotel. For a classic wine pairings experience, you'll taste American and European wine presentations paired with five courses of hors d'oeuvres.

Wine tasting in the atrium

No matter which hotel you choose, what spa treatments you treat yourself to or what activities you take part in, your girls group is bound to experience the long-standing tradition of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation that has drawn people to French Lick Resort for more than a century.

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