Events and Holidays

Around the World Summer of '16

May 31 - August 26


French Lick Resort celebrates the Summer Olympics! Journey with us as we travel around the world with family-friendly activities that focus on the cultures and traditions of various countries. Children can make an African mask, become an Italian chef, learn the craft of mosaic art, decorate flags and more.


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Labor Day Weekend

Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5


French Lick Springs Hotel comes alive with family activities including s’mores, dodgeball, pool games, bouncy houses and more. For the adult crowd, West Baden Springs Hotel will offer a weekend full of live music and special dining events, including Afternoon Tea and cookouts.


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Fall Break

Thursday, October 6 – Saturday, October 29


Fall break is the perfect time to explore French Lick Resort with your family. There’s plenty of fun to be had, from hiking the Hoosier National Forest to biking along our many trails. Enjoy a memorable horseback ride with the kids. Take a breath-taking drive to the Pete Dye Mansion and admire 40 mile views of stunning autumn splendor. Come experience exceptional autumn family fun at French Lick Resort.


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Vintage Base Ball

Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18
West Baden Springs Hotel Lawn
Free Admission


Vintage Base Ball is played by the 1864 rules and customs on the north lawn adjacent to the main entrance of the West Baden Springs Hotel. The mid-nineteenth century game was considerably different than today’s game and Vintage Base Ball players wear the old-style uniforms and recreate the game. Most players played barehanded until the mid-1880s but starting in the late 1860s a few catchers with raw hands needed to wear thin buckskin gloves to keep on playing.


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West Baden Wine Weekend

Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30
West Baden Springs Hotel


This two-day event focuses on the refined wines of Gerard Bertrand and his winemaking style, which emphasizes the unique terroirs and diverse grape varietals from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the south of France. The weekend begins Friday with a wine reception led by Sommelier Tony Fese. Saturday features a wine education and cooking class with our Chef Ethan and the evening proffers a delightful five-course wine dinner served in the European elegance of Sinclair’s Restaurant.


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9th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Friday, November 18: 10am - 6pm
Saturday, November 19: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, November 20: 10am - 2pm
Valley Links Golf and Activities Center


Register now for vendor space at this popular event. If you have questions regarding the event or to request a vendor registration packet, please contact Darin Burton at (812) 936-5585 or Booth space is available on a first come-first served basis and registration is due by October 17.


Find that impeccable gift for someone special at the resort’s 9th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. Browse an enticing array of holiday ornaments, wreaths, candles, one-of-a-kind collectibles and other assorted handmade arts and crafts. Perfect to give to friends and family or keep for yourself!

Wine Pairings

Friday, September 9
October 7 • December 2
West Baden Atrium
$52 (per person, not including tax and gratuity)
Space is limited. 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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*Must be at least 21 or older to purchase package and to participate in all activities.

Afternoon Tea

Seating at 2pm and 3pm
West Baden Atrium
​Reservation Required • $24


Enjoy the soothing sounds of live classical harp music as you delight in a proper afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours in the atrium. Sip and savor from a variety of gourmet teas sure to refresh you. For reservations call (812) 936-5579.

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Not Available on 10/22 , 11/05 and 11/19 (tree lighting).  Afternoon Tea not available during the month of December. 

Wine and Dessert Soirée

Wednesdays through October 26

Fridays: September 23 • October 14 • November 18

9pm • West Baden Atrium
$36 (per person, not including tax and gratuity)
Space is limited. Reservations Required. (812) 936-5579


Enjoy the ultimate expression of West Baden Springs Hotel—the luxury of Europe with the warmth of home. Decadent desserts made in-house and served with expertly paired wine varietals from around the world; hosted by our very own wine expert.

Indiana Landmarks Twilight Tours

Saturday, September 17
Indiana Landmarks Emporium • West Baden Springs Hotel
Adults $15 • Children 6 - 12 • $10


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


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Afternoon Tour & Tea

12:30pm tour / 2pm tea
1:30pm tour / 3pm tea
West Baden Atrium
$34 Adults • $27 Children ages 6 - 15
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.

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Not available on 11/02, 11/16 and 11/23.


Select Fridays and Saturdays, November 4 - December 17


Head to French Lick, Indiana to catch the train for the North Pole this holiday season and book your hotel stay at French Lick Resort. The round trip train excursion, at the French Lick Scenic Railway, includes a meet and greet with Santa Claus, hot chocolate, Christmas caroling and a treat, plus a gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas! 


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*Package is Non-refundable. All cancelations will be charged full amount of package, tickets plus room, regardless of cancelation date.


**Packages are limited and on a first come-first served basis. Reservations for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride package must be arranged with our Reservations Representatives by calling 888.936.9360 prior to your resort visit. Rates based on double occupancy/availability. Price does not include applicable taxes. Must book 48 hours in advance and cannot be included with other special offers or discounts. Credit card is required at time of booking.

Wilstem Elephants

Now through October 30th


Wilstem Ranch welcomes back The Elephant Retreat in 2016. The African elephant herd of three girls will be vacationing at Wilstem now through October 30th. Fun and educational seminars consist of a one hour experience to visit with the girls in their new home, learn all you could want to know about these amazing animals, ask questions, touch them, take pictures and watch as they head out to graze.

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