Ahhhhh … now this is more like it.
A break from everything life has thrown at us. An escape to somewhere a little quieter and a little simpler. Where our idea of multi-tasking is enjoying a cocktail and a scoop or two of ice cream while rocking away the evening on the veranda. Where social distancing has long been something to enjoy, with 3,200 unforgettable acres to explore.
French Lick Resort is a breath of fresh air. And there’s still plenty of time to live summer (and fall) to their fullest. It’s an easy drive to Southern Indiana for a safe and memorable getaway, right here in the Midwest.
Play Bucket-List Golf …
Nowhere else in the world can you play two courses designed by World Golf Hall of Fame architects together on the same property.
The modern majesty of a Pete Dye layout. The classic aura of a Donald Ross design. The #1 and #2 Indiana courses on GolfWeek’s “Best Courses You Can Play” are right here, along with the regulation 9-hole Valley Links Course. It all adds up to 45 challenging holes and one satisfying checkmark on that golfing bucket list.
… Then Play a Little More
Safe, clean and friendly. French Lick Casino has always taken pride in providing a gaming experience that’s a cut above. Doubling down on that commitment to safety and cleanliness is paramount for these times, and it’ll help you breathe a little easier when it’s time to play your favorite slot machine, table game or sportsbook kiosk.
Right next door to the casino, you’ll find 20+ craft beers, wine, cocktails and pub grub at the new Valley Bar. It’s the answer to those late-night cravings. And as the resort’s only 21-and-over restaurant, this is the go-to spot for hanging with a more adult crowd.
Take In All the Sights & Sensations
Hit up 1875: The Steakhouse for a Bloody Mary with a personality. Or, order up the award-winning French Lick Manhattan made with the French Lick Select Woodford Reserve personally crafted by the resort’s food & beverage team.
Rejuvenate with a spa afternoon. Or, get a rush up at the sporting clays range, which is now open to all resort guests for the first time.
Saddle up for a horseback trail ride; spend the afternoon bowling; explore 10+ miles of trails via foot or mountain bike; or just locate some sunny real estate by the pool. The choice is yours. Whatever pace you prefer, there’s something that’s precisely your speed.
Get Out & About
When it comes time to venture out and explore beyond the resort, small-town Indiana delivers some big-time surprises.
Enjoy a throwback experience with a train excursion on the French Lick Scenic Railway. (And while you’re at it, start planning ahead and book tickets for their popular Polar Express rides this winter.)
Take a spirited side trip to the French Lick Winery and Spirits of French Lick Distillery. Fresh off a temporary stint producing hand sanitizer for the local community, they’re back to doing what they do best — offering wine tastings and unique craft spirits and cocktails. Come hungry and plan a wine tasting around lunch at their Italian café.
Coming with the kids? Carve out some time for the new Drive-Thru Safari Park at nearby Wilstem Wildlife Park and see 40 species of animals — from alpacas to zebras — right from your car. With Big Splash Adventure water park also in French Lick and more attractions like lakes, caves and canoeing within a short drive, you might need to stay for a while to experience everything that this unique little region has to offer.