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French Lick Springs Hotel
French Lick Springs Hotel - Wikipedia
French Lick Springs Hotel Resort
Through detailed renovation, restoration and an extreme passion to refurbish the past, French Lick Springs Hotel, established in , has re-opened its doors and returned to its original charm and grandeur. For over two centuries the Pluto Mineral Springs and its medicinal waters have drawn visitors to French Lick, Indiana and this legendary resort. Today, guestrooms display the merging of historic past with modern present, offering old time charm with high-tech amenities and conveniences such as high speed Internet access, flat-screen televisions, and premium bedding. The historic hotel is part of French Lick Resort, a destination unto itself, offering a luxurious 42,square-foot casino with Las Vegas-style gambling, The Spa at French Lick, a 27,square-foot world-class spa featuring 24 treatments rooms and a diverse menu of services, the championship hole Donald Ross Golf Course that has been restored to its original design, an array of new eateries including Steakhouse, and The Promenade Shoppes, where guests will find boutique shopping.
The historic hotel in the national historic district at French Lick was initially known as a mineral spring health spa and for its trademarked Pluto Water. During the period to , when Thomas Taggart , a former mayor of Indianapolis , and his son, Thomas D. Taggart, were its owners and operators, the popular hotel attracted many fashionable, wealthy, and notable guests. In the s and into the s, the resort became known for its recreational sports, most notably golf, but the French Lick area also had a reputation for illegal gambling.