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Girlfriends Getaway and Mom-cation in French Lick West Baden


Posted on 1/4/2019 by Visit French Lick West Baden

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It’s the start of a new year and the start of a new you! In 2019 take time for yourself and enjoy a vacation. Grab your closest girlfriends and revel in the relaxation and fun in #MyFrenchLick! I’m no genie, but I’m sure you’ll find at least three things on your wish list during your girlfriends’ getaway!

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We know all women crave it, and you’ll find it here…PAMPERING! Ladies book a spa day or several during your getaway. Conde’ Nast Traveler’s Top Spas at French Lick Resort, will give you serenity from head to toe. Enjoy relaxing facials, massages, body wraps, signature mineral baths, manicures, pedicures and more! Bliss Spa & Boutique in French Lick is a full service, unique spa where the body and spirit come alive. Bliss offers an array of services to inspire relaxation and wellness. The comprehensive selection includes waxing, facials, manicures, pedicures, make-up artistry, mud wraps, massages and more! Bliss is a one-of-a-kind boutique. If you are looking to find yourself through relaxation, these are two perfect places to start your journey.


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Did someone mention chocolate? Of course, we did! The 11th Annual Chocolate Festival at French Lick Resort takes place the weekend before Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a unique selection of dozens of chocolate creations. Celebrate in style this year with a 1950’s-themed flair. Come enjoy live entertainment, cooking demos, and a mixology class. Want to add a little extra education to your experience? You can even mold your own delectable chocolate creation or take a chocolate canvas painting class! What’s better than chocolate? Well, wine with chocolate of course. Experience the best of both worlds during French Lick Winery’s Chocolate Lover’s Weekend. Several wineries included in the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail will offer wine tastings perfectly paired with delicious chocolate treats! Don’t stop there; hop aboard French Lick Scenic Railway’s Chocolate Tasting Train, where you can immerse yourself in the flavorful world of chocolate. Discover the thrilling sensation of chocolate as passengers learn how to engage their senses pairing chocolate with cocktails.

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Speaking of wine…French Lick Resort will host a Wine Experience Weekend, complete with food and wine education experiences. Another can’t miss event is French Lick Resorts’ Wine & Dessert Soiree, the ultimate experience inside the magnificent atrium of the West Baden Springs Hotel. Historical ambiance is the perfect setting for in-house desserts paired impeccably with wines from around the world. Wine Pairings at West Baden Springs Hotel are another great opportunity to enjoy American and European wines paired with house-made hors d' oeuvres. Add a little extra excitement to your wine tasting at Patoka Lake Winery’s Corks, Cocktails and Trivia Night. Compete as teams of 6 to answer general trivia questions. Enjoy cocktails, wine, appetizers and desserts. Patoka Lake Winery will also be hosting Glass at Yoga Class, where they’ll combine the most relaxing activities; drinking wine and yoga! Check out Patoka Lake Winery’s weekday specials, with Two for Tuesday (buy a full tasting, get a second full tasting FREE!). Wine Wednesdays have you feeling great with 10% off each bottle of wine purchased, and thirsty Thursdays are a great option, $1 off wine slushies and glasses of wine! French Lick Winery is also an excellent option, open 7 days a week, with wine and spirit tastings and not to mention an out of this world Vintage Italian Café. Still have something left on your wish list of things to do? Don’t worry there are plenty more options for fun during your getaway!

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Get together with your girls and learn a new skill… or several. Explore your creative side with events hosted by the French Lick Resort! Craft a 9x11” piece of artwork to take home during a Mosaic Class. Learn tips, tricks of the trade and ideas to increase your Cake Decorating skills. During French Lick Kitchen Live, the resort chefs will walk you through the making of signature dishes… Relax during Jazz Under the Dome Weekend, listen to the soulful sounds of jazz while taking in one of two painting experiences, being offered separately: Wine & Canvas, leave with a one-of-a-kind creation crafted by you while relaxing and sipping wine or Pour a Glass, Paint a Glass is another opportunity to explore hidden talents, create your own customized wine glass while having a glass of wine… or two!

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Ladies the fun isn’t over yet! French Lick Resort is hosting a Murder Mystery Weekend, crack the code of whodunit, find out which one of your girls should have been a detective! The three-day interactive murder mystery event kicks off with a welcome reception with a cash bar and hors d’ oeuvres. Breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception and a dinner on Saturday. Followed by a finale brunch on Sunday. Stop by the French Lick Casino every Wednesday in January and March for Ladies’ Night…chase the jackpot and win your fair share of prizes, and check out other special promotions. Looking for some downhill action? Paoli Peaks has one-day and two-day Women’s Clinics available for outdoorsy thrill seekers. Any level skiers and snowboarders are welcome to join in.

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If reveling in the past is more your cup of tea, well we’ve got that too! Learn about the unique history of the West Baden Springs Hotel during Afternoon Tour & Tea. Tour the architectural phenomenon that was once considered to be the 8th Wonder of the World. Take the West Baden Historian Tour to find out the hotel’s history stretching back to the mid-1800’s. Or enjoy tea, cookies and a guided history tour during Mom’s at the Museum at the French Lick West Baden Museum.

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Have you experienced everything on your wish list? French Lick has even more for you to experience. Wilstem Ranch may have what you’re looking for during your getaway! Afterall what’s better than getting to meet and greet a giraffe, kangaroos and other furry critters? Nothing, that I can think of. Get up-close with mom and baby kangaroos, enjoy the petting farm and get your picture taken with Bert, the giraffe! A leisurely horse-back ride is also a great way to relax while at the ranch. Wilstem Ranch also has cabin rentals available for a more secluded getaway if that’s your picture of relaxation.

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Fitting in all of these exciting activities on one girls’ trip might be a little challenging, that’s okay, you and the girls can come back again and again to unwind! After your girls getaway or mom-cation, show us how you checked off all the activities on your wish list, by tagging your vacay pics with #MyFrenchLick!