Monday, February 22, 2010

A Really Cool Day at French Lick Springs Resort

I had the most fabulous day. My friend and new-found soul sister, LoganAnne, gave me a tour of French Lick Springs Resort and West Baden Springs Hotel in Indiana. May I just say...

O. M. G.

I'm a sucker for all things old, and history, and stories, and all that stuff. This place reeks of all of the above! The resort and casino is simply beautiful and I know for a fact that it will not be my last visit. I am looking very forward to staying there and relaxing one day soon.

But first, business. Then, play.

In fact, LoganAnne and I discussed the possibilities of me holding a writers workshop/retreat there in May. Details will be forthcoming! In the meantime, just take a gander at some of these pics and imagine the stories....

A fabulous lobby.

Can you believe this was all covered up at one time?

West Baden, once billed the largest domed structure in the world.

Look how tall that is!

Oh, Romeo, Romeo...

Can you believe that used to be a piano bar up there? Really!

French Lick Sprints Resort


rfox58 said...

I've stayed at both. If you want to really splurge, get a balcony room in West Baden Springs. My sibs and I all pitched in and got my mom a night's stay. Then she had a drawing to see who would get to take her. I won. Best lottery win in a LONG time.

Oh, and French Lick Springs Resort has a wonderful brunch for only $15. We've been there a couple times. It makes for a nice outing from Louisville. (Last time, we had gone over to see the holiday lights before they came down.)

One of my favorite places, too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the fabulous post about the resort and casino. I had a wonderful day with you, as well. Your outstanding shots of the property were an added bonus. You are a gifted mentor, writer, educator and proud to say soul sister. I am very excited about your upcoming workshop. You will educate, enlighten, enhance, and entertain the writers’ soul by leading us with your experience. I am so lucky to have you as a friend, novelist and advisor. Love your web page-VERY HOT! Will visit again, hugs-Logan