Important Update

  Important Update: French Lick Resort temporarily closed beginning Thursday, March 19 at 1pm. Read the full announcement.

Events

 

Event Calendar     Holidays

Because of the state-mandated stay-at-home order, all events and activities at the French Lick Resort have been canceled through April 6. We will continue to evaluate the situation and make amenities available when it is safe for our associates and guests.

Stables Tours

Stables

Daily • 10am - 4pm
The Stables at French Lick Resort • $5

 

For a firsthand glimpse of what life is like in our Stables, we’ll show you the ropes. Stop by The Stables and meet some of our 27 horses, learn about the operations and have any of your questions answered by our Stables staff. Saddle up for a look behind the scenes!

Cake Decorating

Ladies icing cakes

Tuesdays in April • 2pm
West Baden Springs Hotel
$30 for adults • $15 for children 12 and younger
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579

 

Join our pastry chef for a personal lesson with tricks, tips and techniques on decorating your next cake with pizzazz. We’ll provide a 6-inch cake for you to follow along with the chef, as well as all the tools and sweet extras you need to add your own decorative flair. The cake is yours to take home, show off and take a fork to it!

 

Afternoon Tea & Tour

three panel image of historical tours and a mother daughter tea

Wednesdays • 12:30pm tour/2pm tea & 1:30pm tour/3pm tea

West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$46 adults • $27 children ages 5-12
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579

 

Embark on a 70-minute historical tour of West Baden Springs Hotel. You’ll be fascinated with the rich and entertaining legends and stories that are a part of the history of this elegant turn-of-the-century hotel. Then refresh yourself with a proper afternoon tea in the atrium featuring finger sandwiches, petit fours and scones served with a tasteful selection of gourmet teas.

 

Afternoon Tea

Pouring tea

Saturdays • 2pm - 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$34 adults • $15 children 12 and younger
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579

 

Savor an elegant experience by sitting down to a proper afternoon tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours, and choose from a selection of gourmet teas. With the soothing sounds of live harp, cello or flute music accompanying tea, this is the ideal way to relish the ambiance of West Baden Springs Hotel.

 

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Price is per person, not including tax and gratuity
In Café Sinclair's on March 28 and May 9

Wine Pairings

Three glasses of various wines

Select Fridays • 8pm

May 29
June 5

West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium • $65
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579

 

Experience wine tasting at West Baden Springs Hotel paired with five courses of a variety of hors d'oeuvres. The event includes American and European wine presentations by our house wine expert highlighting a different imported or domestic varietal with each pairing. Our atrium is the ultimate wine tasting room!

 

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Cost is per person and does not include tax and gratuity

*Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate

Mixology Class

Selection of Cocktails

Sunday, April 19 • 5pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • $45
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579

 

Shake things up and get a spirited education about classic and signature cocktails as our West Baden mixologist provides demos and drink samples. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

 

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Price is per person, not including tax and gratuity
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579
*Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate

Wine & Canvas

Wine Glass in front of a colorful band of paint

Select Saturdays • 4pm

April 11
May 9
West Baden Springs Hotel • $75
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579

 

Enjoy step-by-step instruction while you relax, sip and paint along with an experienced and enthusiastic artist. You will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent.

 

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Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate. 

West Baden Gardening Guidance

West Baden Gardening Guidance

Wednesdays, April 22 through May 27 • 10am 
West Baden Springs Hotel • $20
Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Plant the seed of knowledge with this 30-minute class designed to help you understand how your garden grows. Start with a tour of our greenhouse and garden as our grounds maintenance staff guides you through greenhouse basics and other garden-variety discussions such as soil mix and when to plant, along with a Q&A session. After the class, test out your green thumb with your own seeds and a pot to take home.

 

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Maximum class size is 20 people.

Craft Beer Experience

Craft beer bottles sitting on a table

Friday, April 24 • 8pm

Friday, September 11 • 8pm
West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium • $60
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579

 

Unique tastes are best enjoyed in a one-of-a-kind setting, and you can experience both at the West Baden Craft Beer Experience. Raise a glass with friends or plan a fun date night while sampling a medley of craft beers under the iconic West Baden Springs Hotel dome. A five-course tasting menu will accompany the 3-ounce pours.


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$60 per person, not including tax and gratuity.
Space is limited.
Beer selection may vary from what is pictured.
Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate.

Picture with Pepsi

Mini Horse

Fridays in May • 3pm - 5pm
​French Lick Springs Hotel • Front Lawn

 

Come and get a close-up with our mane man! “Pepsi” is a full-grown miniature horse who is our mascot at The Stables, and you can meet Pepsi and snap a photo with him on the front lawn of French Lick Springs Hotel. Bring your own camera and take your own pictures with Pepsi free of charge. Pepsi is known for his friendliness and loves attention, so stop by and say hello!

Wine and Dessert Soirée

Select Fridays • 8pm 
May 8

August 14
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium • $54
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579

 

Enjoy the ultimate expression of West Baden Springs Hotel — the luxury of Europe with the warmth of home. Savor three decadent desserts made in-house, each served with expertly paired wine varietals from around the world.

 

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Price is per person, not including tax and gratuity
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579
*Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate

Photography Experience

Photography Weekend

Friday, May 15 - Saturday, May 16
West Baden Springs Hotel

 

Give us a weekend, and we’ll help you capture those perfect moments. You know Ian McSpadden’s work from the images used to promote French Lick Resort, and he’s emerging from behind the lens to help you boost your digital photography know-how. Whether you’re a rookie with the camera or more seasoned photographer, this weekend workshop is tailored to photographers of all levels with talks on technique and photo shoots on the resort’s picturesque grounds. Capture a portrait with a personal model, shoot the sunrise from the spectacular views of The Pete Dye Course, and test your skills from a special rooftop perspective.​  

 

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Behind the Scenes Tours

West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium

Select Sundays • 2pm 

May 17

May 31

June 14

June 28
West Baden Springs Hotel • Indiana Landmarks Emporium • $30

 

Get a peek behind the curtain of West Baden Springs Hotel in a two-hour tour that will let you see spaces not normally open to the public. Discover the history of areas that served the hotel’s first guests — including the kitchen, garage, ice cream plant and printing office — and see how these spaces have been repurposed for the hotel’s operations today. See more of the hotel’s modern luxuries, including Table One (a private dining room), the Presidential Suite, hotel rooms furnished in vintage décor, and a stunning atrium view from a top-floor balcony room. Advance reservation required.

 

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Twilight Tours

Select Saturdays • 7pm, 7:10pm & 7:20pm

May 30 

June 13 

July 11

August 8 

September 12 
West Baden Springs Hotel • Indiana Landmarks Emporium • $20

 

Explore what it would have been like to be a guest at West Baden Springs Hotel in its early heyday during this 75-minute tour. Costumed characters enhance the excitement and experience of reveling in the hotel’s history. Advance reservations required.

 

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Bourbon & Bites

Plate of food with bourbon pairing

Friday, June 19 • 8pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium • $70
​Reservations required: (812) 936-5579

 

Bourbon & Bites is an experience that goes down smooth. Sample select bourbons, paired with a tasting menu of hors d’oeuvres, in the elegant backdrop of West Baden Springs Hotel.

 

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Price is per person, not including tax and gratuity
Reservations required: (812) 936-5579
*Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate

French Lick Family Classic Fun Run 5K & Kids 1 Mile Mini Run/Walk

Saturday, July 4
Kids 1 Mile Mini at 8:15am • 5K Run/Walk at 9:30am
Exhibition Hall

 

Lace 'em up for a day of fun and fitness, and race for a great cause as our annual Family Classic benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. The race features chip timing, prizes for top male and female 5K runners, age-group awards for the 1-Mile Mini, and a medal to show off after you conquer the course. Enjoy good health, camaraderie, activities and awards for age group winners. Family-friendly activities will be offered including a bounce house, “pop a shot” game, kids tattoo parlor, crazy hair station and more. Register on or before April 5 to take advantage of the early-bird rate and be guaranteed a race shirt.

 

Please note that parents or guardians wanting to accompany their child during the 1 Mile Mini must request a special wristband upon registration (1 adult per child). Wristbands will be available in the registration packet for the child.

 

Thank you to our sponsors: Meyer Distributing, Jasper Engines, Burnham Rentals, Dubois County Block & Brick, D.J. Rishi, Fischer Farms, Springs Valley Supply, Fast Eddie's, Fischer's Home Center/Culligan's Water, Eiklor Flames and Bloomington Carpet Professionals.


Register     Donate

 

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Race date and time subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

Donald Ross Classic

Donald Ross Classic

Tuesday, July 7 - Saturday, July 11
The Donald Ross Course at French Lick

 

The Donald Ross Classic returns for its fourth year as the Road to the LPGA passes through French Lick in July 2020. Join us at the historic Donald Ross Course as 150 aspiring LPGA Tour players compete for a prize purse of $200,000 and to secure their place on the LPGA Tour. A youth clinic, pro-am and pairings party are set for July 7 and 8, with championship play to follow July 9-11. This Symetra Tour tournament is also a true charity golf event, as proceeds benefit Orange County Habitat for Humanity.

 

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Senior LPGA Championship

Monday, July 27-Saturday, August 1

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick

 

Join us for the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank. Riley Children’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health will be the benefactor.

Jazz Under the Dome Weekend

Jazz Under The Dome

Friday, August 14 - Sunday, August 16
West Baden Springs Hotel
 

Swing and sway to the distinctive sounds of Jazz Under the Dome! Whether it’s classic, hot, cool, swing, bebop or hard bop, this roster of great jazz artists will entertain and impress. From check-in on Friday to check-out on Sunday, the best regional musicians will treat you to 23 hours of live jazz all throughout West Baden Springs Hotel. This weekend-long event is free and open to the public.

 

Schedule

Murder Mystery Weekend

Murder Mystery Package

Friday, August 21 - Sunday, August 23
West Baden Springs Hotel

This is a weekend to die for! Murder Mystery Weekend provides a chilling opportunity to test your detective skills and sort through all the red herrings and diabolical clues of a juicy mystery. See if you can crack the case in one of the most unusual, exhilarating and spine-tingling experiences ever. 

 

“The masterminds of the genre, by far the most professional.”
Los Angeles Times

“A lethally comical experience.”
The Dallas Morning News

 

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*Must be at least 18 or older with a valid ID to participate

West Baden Springs Hotel Tree Lighting

Tree Lighting in the Atrium

Saturday, November 14

West Baden Springs Hotel

 

This year’s 50 Days of Lights kicks off with one of our favorite traditions: the annual tree lighting at West Baden Springs Hotel. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the season, including live musical performances, appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and special holiday activities for the kids. The ambiance of this historic hotel and its 40-foot-tall tree will usher in the holidays in grand fashion.

 

 

French Lick Springs Hotel Tree Lighting

Friday, November 20
French Lick Springs Hotel

 

Gather around the tree at the hotel entrance or watch these festivities from our grand veranda. Our annual tree lighting ceremony at French Lick Springs Hotel truly captures the essence of the holidays. A visit from Santa, pony rides and a fireworks finale make this one of our most special traditions! Before the official tree lighting, enjoy our lobby bar featuring festive drinks specials, or warm up with complimentary hot chocolate and candy canes.