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20 Ways to Treat Mom at French Lick Resort

Mother's Day at French Lick Resort

A delicious dinner, a Swedish massage, a horse-drawn carriage ride, or simply a weekend to sleep in and enjoy cocktails by the pool.

There’s a lot for Mom to love at French Lick Resort.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, check out 20 ways to treat mom and all the special women in your life.

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  • Mother’s Day Brunch: The best way to spoil her. This brunch buffet is fit for a queen.
  • Winery trip: Make the short drive to Patoka Lake Winery and treat mom to a wine slushie (or four), or stop by French Lick Winery for a tasting.
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    • Spend the day doing family activities: Go bowling, do crafts together at the Activities Center, then go for a horseback ride.
      • A Sunset Dinner: This is a dinner she won’t forget: a 4-course surf and turf dinner at The Mansion at Pete Dye, followed by spectacular sunset views.

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      • Spa day: Always a go-to, whether she’s a simple mani-pedi girl or a Moroccan Rhassoul Clay Wrap type of momma.
      • Start a new tradition... of traveling somewhere new together. This is the perfect place to begin new discoveries, because you get a 2-for-1—the historic French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel together at the same property.

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      • Breakfast in bed: Robe included for max room service effect.
      • Pour a Glass, Paint a Craft: The perfect Mother’s Day weekend activity: unplug for an afternoon, sip on a few glasses of wine, and paint a wooden door hanger to take home and display.

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      • Afternoon Tea: Celebrate a day early with our Saturday afternoon tea service – featuring sweet-and-savory treats and live harp music.
      • Go shopping: Plan a day of retail therapy. Browse the hotels’ retail shops, and don’t forget to venture into downtown French Lick to shop the boutiques and antiques.

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      • Do a photo shoot: From the West Baden Springs Hotel atrium to the French Lick Springs Hotel gardens, it’s one perfect backdrop after the next.
      • Plan a surprise: Maybe a Twilight Tour at West Baden Springs Hotel, followed by a Manhattan and petite filet at 1875: The Steakhouse.
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      • Carriage ride: Give mom her fairytale moment! Look for special carriage ride hours on Mother’s Day (10am-3pm at both hotels) and take a ride as a family.
      • Get active with mom: Plan a Saturday morning yoga class together, hit the hiking trails or take out a surrey cart.

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      • Table One: A 5-course dinner at our private chef’s table is the ultimate indulgence. Our chefs customize each menu so Mom is guaranteed something unique.
      • Tasting trains: Take a ride on French Lick Scenic Railway’s Chocolate Tasting Train or Bourbon Tasting Train.

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      • Give her a bucket-list experience: Nothing quite like overlooking the atrium from a private balcony room with live jazz music filling the air.
      • Cheers to simple pleasures: Cocktails and catching up are an underrated way to spend the day.

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      • Peace and quiet: Really, isn’t that all mom wants sometimes? Whether it’s rocking on the veranda or her own balcony room, there’s plenty of spots to escape here.
      • Gift cards: When all else fails … give mom the gift of choice useable dozens of ways throughout the resort.
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