Preservation Month

Join us as we celebrate our history! During the month of May, enjoy a variety of vintage displays, specialty drinks and desserts, historic activities and special offers.

 

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Pour a Glass, Paint a Glass

Glass Painting

Tuesday, May 22 • 6pm
West Baden Springs Hotel
$60 per person • Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Have a glass or two with us, then have your own customized glass to take with you. A seasoned artist will guide you through basic tips and tricks for painting wine glasses. After adding your own touch of class to your glass, you’ll have it as a keepsake to cheers with for years to come.

 

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

Wine and Dessert Soirée

Friday, May 25 • 8pm
Friday, June 29 • 8pm
Friday, July 20 • 8pm
Friday, August 17 • 8pm
Friday, September 14 • 8pm
​Friday, October 26 • 8pm
​Friday, November 16 • 9pm
​Friday, December 14 • 9pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

$44 • 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.

 

 

 

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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

Dive-In Movie

Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27 • Dusk
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays June 1 - August 18 • Dusk
French Lick Springs Hotel • Outdoor Pool
Visit the KidsFest Information Station, located in the French Lick Springs Hotel Indoor Pool, for a list of featured movies!

Grab your bathing suits and head to our family-friendly Dive-In Movies at the French Lick Springs Hotel. 

Food Truck Alley

Food Truck Alley

Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27 • noon - 10pm
Saturday, June 30 • 4pm - 10pm
Friday, July 6 • noon - 10pm
Saturday, July 7 • noon - 10pm
Saturday, August 25 • noon - 10pm • BBQ, Bourbon & Brews
Saturday, September 1 & Sunday, September 2 • noon - 9pm • International Flavors
Saturday, October 13 • noon - 9pm • Fall Flavors
​Event Center Plaza • French Lick Springs Hotel

 

Food Truck Alley is back in 2018 and parking at the Event Center Plaza on select weekends in the summer and fall. Some of the best regional food trucks will be gathering here to provide a wide range of food and flavors. The lineup of food trucks is still being developed for the event, which does not require tickets. The food trucks will be around on several holiday weekends, so be sure to swing by and experience some unique tastes.

French Lick/West Baden Memorabilia

Antique Postcard

Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27 • 2pm • $10
Event Center • Habig Room

 

Retired history teacher Jeff Lane has been a collector of French Lick and West Baden memorabilia for 30 years and now serves as the resort’s historian. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the resort’s memorabilia while Jeff shares tips on how to build your own collection.

 

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Pay at the French Lick Springs Hotel front desk.

A Sunset Dinner

Sundays • 5:30pm & 8pm
The Mansion at Pete Dye
$75 • Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Sunday evening is the perfect time to sit back, relax and enjoy life. The Mansion at Pete Dye provides the ideal setting, combining a sumptuous meal with a spectacular view. Enjoy a Sunset Dinner all summer long, featuring appetizers (shrimp cocktail or BLT deviled eggs), a main course choice of applewood bacon-wrapped filet mignon or sea bass with lemon caper crème sauce, roasted red skin potatoes, asparagus and a chef’s choice dessert.

 

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Seating is inside only and reservations must be made 24 hours in advance for 2-24 people. Contact the West Baden concierge at (812) 936-5579 for reservations.

Price does not include tax or gratuity.

West Baden Gardening Guidance

West Baden Gardening Guidance

Wednesdays through May 23 • 10am • $20
West Baden Springs Hotel
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.

Afternoon Tour & Tea

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
$38 Adults • $29 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.

 

 

 

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!

Afternoon Tea

Pouring tea

Saturdays • 2pm - 4pm 
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$28 • Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

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.


 

 

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Tea will take place in Sinclair's on April 14 and May 13.

In November, Tea will be on Saturday, the 10 and 17 and Sunday, the 25.
In December, Tea will be on Sundays from 1pm-3pm.
Price is per person, not including tax and gratuity

Signature Cocktails

Signature Cocktails

Saturdays in May • 2pm • $20
French Lick Springs Hotel • Pluto's Well

 

Learn tips and tricks from resort bartenders on creating French Lick Resort signature cocktails. Listen and learn while you enjoy some refreshing libations.

 

May 5: For Derby Saturday, we’re off and running with stories of owners, jockeys and animals (including Al Capone’s horse) and an emphasis on bourbon and the Kentucky Derby’s signature mint julep.

May 12: Why did it used to be healthier to drink whiskey instead of water in the Old West? That’ll be explained in the Bourbon vs. Whiskey theme, and we’ll transition into some vodka favorites as well.

May 19: A spirited summary of tequila, vintage cocktails and martinis. Learn about the Sazerac, Bee’s Knees and French 75, all classic cocktails that have been served at the resort for decades.

May 26: With summer on the way, chill out with sangrias and frozen drink specialties served at French Lick Resort restaurants. And we can’t forget our signature bloody mary from 1875: The Steakhouse.

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

French Lick Academy

French Lick Academy Logo

It’s never too late to learn something new. Expand your horizons this spring as our new “French Lick Academy” is in session with a range of hands-on experiences all across the resort. Choose from wine experiences, golf instruction, garden and floral classes, or take a ride in the new Horse Sense course. Learning has never been this much fun.

 

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Summer Space Adventures

Cartoon rocket

Friday, June 1 - Saturday, August 18

 

Time to blast off for some summertime fun in 3…2…1…

Summer Space Adventures will be orbiting French Lick Springs Hotel with a range of activities every day from morning until night. Visit our Space Station Learning Lab, make your own mess-free “alien ooze” and settle in for movies under the stars at the pool. Other crafts, games and weekend pool parties are also on the agenda, with all activities supervised by our KidsFest staff.

 

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Bourbon & Bites

Plate of food with bourbon pairing

Friday, June 8 • 8pm 
Friday, November 30 • 8pm 
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$58 • ​Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Bourbon & Bites is an experience that goes down smooth. Sample select bourbons served alongside four to five hors d’oeuvres in the elegant backdrop of West Baden Springs Hotel. Bourbon tastings are served in a souvenir shot glass that is yours to keep from this satisfying evening.

 

 

 

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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 Pairings

Three glasses of various wines

Friday, June 15 • 8pm 
Friday, July 6 • 8pm 
Friday, August 3 • 8pm 
Friday, September 7 • 8pm 
Friday, October 5 • 8pm 
Friday, November 9 • 8pm 
Friday, December 28 • 8pm 

West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium 
$58 • 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

Indiana Landmarks Twilight Tours

Saturday, May 19 • 7pm - 8:15pm
Saturday, June 16 • 7pm - 8:15pm
​Saturday, July 21 • 7pm - 8:15pm
​Saturday, August 18 • 7pm - 8:15pm
​Saturday, September 8 • 7pm - 8:15pm

Indiana Landmarks Emporium • West Baden Springs Hotel
Adults $15 • Children 13 and under $10

 

Explore what it would have been like to be a guest at 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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Donald Ross Classic

Donald Ross Classic

Thursday, July 12 - Saturday, July 14
The Donald Ross Course at French Lick

 

The Donald Ross Classic returns to French Lick for its second year as the Road to the LPGA passes through in July 2018. Join us July 10-14 at the historic Donald Ross Course at French Lick as 150 aspiring LPGA Tour Players compete for a prize purse of $200,000 and to secure their place in the 2018 LPGA Tour. This Symetra Tour tournament will also become a true charity golf event, as proceeds will benefit the Orange County Habitat for Humanity. 

 

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Wine Experience Weekend

Wine Experience Weekend

Friday, July 13 - Saturday, July 14
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

 

Sip and swirl your way through our magnificent Wine Experience Weekend, which will feature a variety of New World and Old World wines. The experience begins on the first evening with an elegant five-course dinner paired with five different types of wine, served in the backdrop of the ornate Rookwood fireplace in the West Baden Springs Hotel atrium. On the second day, discover what foods pair well with each wine in our wine education presentation, and enjoy a dynamic cooking demo with our resort chef. 

 

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

Alice Dye Invitational

Sunday, August 5 - Tuesday, August 7

 

Make it an August to remember when you join your friends at French Lick Resort for a celebration of women's golf. For the past seven years, The Alice Dye Invitational has been one of our most popular and fun golf events.

 

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Jazz Under the Dome Weekend

Jazz Under The Dome

Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

 

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 take to the stage for 20 hours of live jazz in the elegant grandeur of West Baden Springs Hotel's atrium. This weekend-long event is free and open to the public.

West Baden Paint Out

Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19
West Baden Springs Hotel • Garden and Veranda

 

During the Hoosier Masters Artists Paint Out and Reception, more than two dozen Indiana Heritage artists will be spread out across the garden and veranda immortalizing their own versions of our historic grounds. These paintings will be for sale Saturday afternoon, allowing you to purchase the ultimate West Baden Springs Hotel souvenir.

 

A reception is planned for Saturday, August 18, when the People’s Choice Award will be announced. For more information, call the Brown County Art Gallery at (812) 988-4609.

Vintage Base Ball

Saturday, September 15 - Sunday, September 16
West Baden Springs Hotel Lawn
Free Admission

Experience a rewind through sports history at Vintage Base Ball, which portrays America’s pastime as it was played in the earliest days of the sport. Vintage teams will take the lawn of West Baden Springs Hotel for a weekend exhibition from the period when “base ball” was two words and the game was played with rudimentary rules of the mid-1800s. Pitching was underhanded, fielders didn’t use gloves and base ball was played in open fields without fences. You might see a “muckle” (power hitter) crush a “four baser” (home run) as players will also recreate the look and lingo from the era, complete with vintage reproduction uniforms.  Spectators can also enjoy some modern baseball concessions as food trucks will be on hand serving everything from hot dogs to popcorn to sno-cones.

Photography Weekend

Photography Weekend

Friday, October 5 - Saturday, October 6
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 craft your own classic photos. Whether you’re a rookie with the camera or more of a master with your Nikon, the Friday-Saturday workshop is tailored to photographers of all levels with talks on technique and photo shoots all across French Lick 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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Senior LPGA Championship

Thursday, October 11 - Wednesday, October 17
The Pete Dye Course at French Lick

 

Join us for the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank held October 11-17, 2018 on the iconic Pete Dye Course. The LPGA Tour has signed a multi-year agreement for the tournament to be held at French Lick Resort and to have it televised live on Golf Channel. Riley Children’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health will be the benefactor.

 

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Craft Beer Experience

Craft beer bottles sitting on a table

​Saturday, October 13 • 7pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • $54
Space is limited. 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 Tasting. Relax on the patio and sample a medley of six craft beers. Gastropub-themed hors d’oeuvres will be served alongside the 5-ounce tasting portions.

 

Take home a memento of the experience as well, with a souvenir beer glass. Space is limited, and this event was a hit last fall, so plan to book your spot soon.

 

 


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$54 (per person, not including tax and gratuity)
Reservations Required (812)936-5579
Beer selection may vary from what is pictured
*Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

Select days November 16 - December 23
Call for package availability (888) 936-9360
French Lick Scenic Railway

 

Head to French Lick this holiday season and grab your seat on the train to the North Pole! The round-trip train excursion at the French Lick Scenic Railway includes a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus, hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas songs and a gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas to fully get in the Polar Express spirit!

 

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Mixology Class - A History of Cocktails

Selection of Cocktails

Sunday, ​November 11 & 18 • 5pm
Sunday, December 2 & 16 • 5pm
West Baden Springs Hotel
$45 per person • Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Shake things up and get a spirited education behind the evolution of the cocktail while our West Baden mixologist provides demos and samples of signature drinks.
 

 

 

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Must be 21 with a valid ID to participate.