5 Ways to Spend a Relaxing Day at French Lick Resort

By Joy Neighbors

Slow down and take your time because today is National Relaxation Day. And that's perfect timing since August brings hot, humid weather that makes us want to do as little as possible. Consider this permission to kick back and enjoy some “down time” today.

At French Lick Resort, we have tons of ways you can spend a relaxing day. In fact, here are five to get you going or better yet, relaxing.

Relax on the Porch
1) Porch-Sitting

We have two of the most enjoyable porches around. French Lick Springs Hotel boasts a veranda where you can pull up a rocker or a cushioned wicker chair and wile away the hours reading, listening to music and enjoying a scoop (or two) of old-fashioned ice cream. West Baden Springs Hotel has an array of rockers situated along their 100-year-old porch. Claim a chair, enjoy the summer breezes, soak up the history and nod-off while you people-watch.

2) Take A Dip

Hot Tub and Pool
Both hotels boast indoor and outdoor pools, all with great features. At French Lick Springs Hotel, the pool has retractable sides that can be opened to catch some rays and closed when the rain sets in. West Baden Springs Hotel offers guests a traditional lap pool, an indoor pool and a delightful hot tub, all located in the historic natatorium. (What's that? See the blog post from July 25, 2016.)

3) Soak Up Our Spa Treatments

Spa at West Baden
The toughest part of this “activity” will be selecting which of our two world-class spas to enjoy. The Spa at French Lick provides relaxation and rejuvenation set amid classic American sophistication. Nurture your skin with a delightful selection of body scrubs and wraps or experience the ultimate in relaxation with a therapeutic massage. The Spa at West Baden offers old world luxury and serene surroundings. Destress and unwind with a Signature Sprudel Bath featuring our unique native mineral waters – people have been soaking in them since the 1920’s. Then experience a customized facial; the ultimate in pampering.

The Apollo Springs
4) Grab a Hamper

Visit one of our great “grab and go” cafes and select some scrumptious goodies for an impromptu picnic on the grounds. Maybe a cozy meal in the formal gardens behind French Lick Springs Hotel or spread a blanket at the Apollo Springs gazebo near West Baden Springs Hotel for an intimate luncheon.

5) Life in the Slow Lane

Carriage Ride
What’s more relaxing than the clip-clop of horse’s hooves on a brick boulevard, except riding in the carriage they’re pulling. Take a scenic carriage ride by day and admire the beauty of the resort or grab your special someone and snuggle up for a romantic moonlit trip.

Relax! At French Lick Resort, we always have something amazing to do.