Labor Day weekend typically marks the unofficial end of summer, and my sister and I couldn't let the season pass without squeezing in one last girl's weekend getaway. We packed our bags and headed 4.5 hours south to French Lick, Indiana where we spent two nights at the beautiful French Lick Resort. It was my first time visiting and I had heard so many great things about the area, including the breathtaking history and architecture of the hotel itself. We were blessed with lots of sunshine and had two days packed full of adventure, with of course some time for a little pampering and relaxation.
Disclaimer: This trip was sponsored by Visit French Lick West Baden and French Lick Resort. As always, all thoughts and opinions about our stay are my own.
About the Resort:
French Lick Resort is compromised of two historic hotels, the West Baden Springs Hotel which was built in 1902 and French Lick Springs Hotel which was built in 1901. Both hotels offer their own unique features and are worth exploring. We stayed at the West Baden Springs Hotel which is centered around the insta-worthy atrium (snag a room with a balcony view if you can!) And the best part is that no matter which hotel you choose, there is a free trolley that runs 24/7 between the two properties which makes hopping from one to the next a breeze. During our visit, the hotel was only open to overnight guests and temperature checks were required upon arrival and each morning as indicated by a colored wrist band. With fewer guests on the grounds and masks required indoors at all times and outdoors when social distancing wasn't possible we felt very safe.
Another one of my favorite parts about the resort was how much there was to do and see without ever having to leave the property. At both hotels you'll find fine dining, shopping, indoor/outdoor pools, and a world-class spa. Other unique amenities include the French Lick casino, the Stables with horseback riding, and three championship level golf courses. We spent the first few hours after we arrived simply wandering around the grounds and gardens because they are so breathtaking. If you're into history, I would suggest participating in a walking tour which lasts about 60 minutes and covers the rich history and natural beauty of each hotel, including some of the distinguished guests who have also visited.
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