June 4, 2015

West Baden Springs Hotel - French Lick Resort

My hubby and I recently went to French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana, to watch the Senior PGA Championship golf tournament at the Pete Dye Course.  We spent the night before at the West Baden Springs Hotel.  So, so beautiful!

  Cudjoe and I enjoyed lunch at Ballard's restaurant which is located in the beautiful atrium of the West Baden Springs Hotel.  This hotel is an historic landmark hotel and is known for its vast domed atrium.  It was the largest in the world from 1902 to 1913.  The atmosphere inside this atrium is unbelievably peaceful!!  

How about this?  A palm tree in southern Indiana.  French Lick and West Baden are both small towns that are side-by-side, with West Baden just to the west of French Lick.  These two towns are located in the Hoosier National Forest.  The French Lick Hotel is in French Lick, Indiana, and West Baden Springs Hotel is located in West Baden, Indiana.  This is a great weekend get-away.   Such a jewel located right here  in the Midwest.

 It was Memorial Day weekend, and the atrium was patriotically decorated with flag banners.

This hotel was opened for business in June of 1902 and underwent several ownerships.  At one time it was owned by the Jesuits.  The selling price:  one dollar.  In 2007 the restoration of West Baden Springs Hotel was completed.

The atrium has many sitting areas.  The furnishings are lovely.  We sat here that evening and listened to a soft jazz band which included the piano, a saxophone, and a vocalist.  They were awesome!

We went up to the second floor to look at an art exhibit, and this is looking down into the exquisite lobby.

These stained glass doors also located in the lobby.

This mirror was in the bathroom!  I want this mirror for my house!!

As well as this beautiful sitting area.  Are you kidding me?  I love this coffee table/footstool.

The hallways are wide behind the atrium, and this is another sitting area.  Such beautiful furniture and rugs!!

  We ate dinner at Hagen's Restaurant which is located on the Donald Ross course.  Walter Hagen won the U.S. Open at this course in 1923.   Dessert was cheesecake stuffed strawberries with chocolate sauce.  The best part of the meal! 

 Cudjoe enjoying the day!  It was a great trip.  We certainly enjoyed our stay at French Lick Resort.  Everyone was very friendly and so helpful.  They really couldn't do enough for you at the hotel as well as at the golf course.  


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