I've been wanting to write about our October stay at the West Baden Springs Hotel (WBSH) at French Lick, Indiana for some time, as it is such a special place. But every time I started to edit my photos of the trip, I got overwhelmed because there were so many of them. I finally decided that it would be helpful to break the pictures down into segments. Once I did that, it wasn't so daunting. So this post is only a couple months late. :)
This hotel is a National Historic Landmark built in 1902. Let's go in and I'll show you around.
Before you enter, if you look to the left, you will see the veranda. With all the white rockers sitting around, the porch reminds me of The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan. The porch continues on to the right of this photo for quite a ways.
This is inside the hotel lobby.
After registering, you go through this magnificent domed atrium spanning 200 feet that has the rooms encircling it.
It has an intricate ceiling. There's a lot of history in this place (you can read more about it here).
|The right photo is a close up of the left inner part.|
Settees placed around the big room offer a chance for guests to relax and look up at the ceiling.
So we eventually did that after we got settled in. We had such a good time!
There was soothing piano music. You can see another couple enjoying the magnificent place off in the distance.
At other times, a harpist graced us with lovely melodies.
High tea service was offered in the afternoons.
So we got to our gorgeous suite and were very pleased with the beauty of it all. It was fit for royalty. I love this photo looking from the bathroom through the sitting area to the bedroom.
This picture of the hotel is on the front of the dresser to the left of the bed.
I didn't want to leave the gorgeous bathroom.
The wallpaper was divine.
A few more pics of the room. Dan is always such a good sport when I need pictures for my blog!
Love the chair
and the colors in this room.
Here are some neat things I saw while we were on a walking tour of WBSH.
The lush grounds and gardens are a very nice place to take a stroll.
The WBSH is known for its mineral springs.
This trolley took us to the casino a short distance away. There are two hotels on the premises: The French Lick Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel. The casino is adjacent to the French Lick Springs Hotel.
|Carriage rides are available as well.|
There are two golf courses there.
|an old photo hanging in the casino|
One last time looking into the rotunda at the end of our stay.
It's a great place to visit if you are ever in southern Indiana and made for a nice getaway weekend for us.