The Stables at French Lick Resort

Nestled behind West Baden Springs Hotel, The Stables at French Lick Resort is open daily 9am-4pm and is home to 27 horses who have each been carefully selected and trained by our stables manager for a minimum of two years. Among them are trail horses for the eight miles of scenic horseback riding trails, the resort’s two carriage horses and ponies that provide rides for the little ones. The Stables also features a gift shop with western-style items and souvenirs. Please call (812) 936-5546 to reserve your stables experience.

Please note that overnight guests of the French Lick Resort have the exclusive opportunity to reserve activities at The Stables. Guests without room reservations may call up to 14 days in advance to reserve an activity.
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Stables Tours Daily • 11am - 3pm

The Stables at French Lick Resort • $5
Reservations required: (812) 936-5546

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!

Management reserves the right to cancel or modify all promotions and events without notice.

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Horseback Riding

Experience the beauty and serenity of southern Indiana while horseback riding through the resort’s eight miles of picturesque trails bordering the Hoosier National Forest. While on horseback, keep an eye out for red-tail hawks, deer, turkeys and other Indiana wildlife. The Stables at French Lick Resort are open 7 days a week.

The Stables at French Lick Resort offers guided trail rides ranging in length from 45 to 90 minutes and pony rides for children under 8 years old. Riders of all skill levels are welcome, and our staff can accommodate guests with special needs. Each guest is matched to a horse that is the best fit for them.

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Carriage Rides

Take in the beauty of the French Lick Resort by daylight or twilight with a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride. Whether snuggled close to loved ones during a romantic getaway or family bonding, people of all ages enjoy the iconic and nature-filled landscape around the campus while listening to the gentle clip-clop of our carriage horses.

Rides begin at the West Baden Springs Hotel and last 20-25 minutes. You can purchase tickets at the West Baden Mercantile Company (Ext. 4025) or directly from the carriage driver. The pick-up site is located near the formal garden entrance.

$15 per child $35 per adult
$75 per family* $85 extended family rate
*Family is defined as parents and their small children who reside in the same household.

Hours of Operation:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

4pm - 8pm

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The Gift Shop at The Stables Daily • 9am – 4pm

The Gift Shop at The Stables offers a variety of horse and Western related merchandise. There’s something for cowboys and cowgirls of all ages—from plush horses of every color and size to bandanas and logoed t-shirts. Other popular items include pictures frames, toys and kids’ cowboy hats. After your trail or pony rides, pick up a souvenir to complete your visit to The Stables at French Lick Resort.

To maximize your Stables experience, we offer these suggestions and guidelines:

  • Please book your stables reservation prior to arrival.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled activities.
  • Late arrivals may experience a reduction in riding time so we can serve all guests in a timely manner.
  • Please make all cancelations at least 24 hours prior to your reservation. Cancelation charges may apply.
  • Silence all electronic devices before your trail ride.
  • Selfie sticks are not permitted on trail ride.
  • All prices and services are subject to change.