December Business of the Month:
French Lick Resort Mission: Exceeding guest expectations with friendly staff, guest-first attention, a clean and safe environment, top-notch products and services, and memorable experiences. Each time staff interacts with their guests is an opportunity to make a great impression — from when they first arrive and are greeted with a friendly smile, to when they depart with a sincere “thank you” for choosing to visit the resort.
About two-thirds of French Lick Resort’s workforce calls Orange County home. And the resort is always
looking for new talent. From restaurants to casino, spa, stables, golf courses, hotels and more, there are
a variety of opportunities in all fields, from entry-level to professional. Current openings can be found at
Interesting Facts about The French Lick Resort:
  • The first hotel was established on the present-day French Lick Springs Hotel grounds in 1845— which was 12 years before the town of French Lick was officially founded.

  • The iconic dome at West Baden Springs Hotel spans 200 feet and was hailed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” when it opened in 1902. It was the largest free-span dome in the United States for more than 50 years until the advent of modern sports domes.

  • Tomato juice was invented at French Lick Springs Hotel in 1917. The hotel chef ran out of oranges to squeeze for breakfast one morning, so he instead used tomatoes, sugar and spices to make the first tomato juice.

  • Several presidents have visited French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels, including Ronald Reagan, Harry S. Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Benjamin Harrison. FDR visited during the 1931 National Governors’ Conference held at French Lick Springs Hotel, where he gathered his party’s support for a run at the presidency the following year in 1932.

  • Today, French Lick Resort attracts more than 1.1 million visitors annually.
Amenities that the Resort Provides
757 guestrooms across French Lick Springs Hotel, West Baden Springs Hotel and Valley Tower; three golf
courses; two luxurious spas; a 24/7 casino; fine and casual dining options; horseback and carriage rides;
archery and sportings clays; and other attractions including bowling, shopping, indoor/outdoor pools
and hiking trails.
Upcoming Events:
  • 50 Days of Lights (holiday activities through January 7)
  • New Year’s Eve (celebrations at French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels)
  • Afternoon Tea (every weekend at West Baden Springs Hotel)
  • Headliner Concerts: Three Dog Night (January 27), Tyler Hubbard (February 10), Aaron Lewis (March 23)
  • Murder Mystery Weekends (January 19-21/March 22-24)
  • 2024 Solar Eclipse (April 8)
Community Involvement:

The French Lick Resort remains involved in the community through professional golf tournaments hosted at French Lick Resort’s courses, Resort Charity Events has supported local beneficiaries including Habitat for Humanity and Riley Children’s Foundation.

Recently, French Lick Resort along with parent company Cook Group Inc. and Orange County Economic
Development, have spearheaded an initiative to address the critical need for affordable workforce
housing in the community. With more than a dozen homes already completed and more in the
works, this represents the first new subdivision built in the French Lick/West Baden community in more than 60 years.
The Orange County Impact:

"We are in a unique spot because of how much Orange County offers. Where else in Indiana can you ride
a train, visit the winery, do mini golf and go-karts, enjoy a water park, see grizzly bears or giraffes up
close, relax on the lake, and stay the night at a world-class hotel — all in the same county? Orange
County has become one of Indiana’s must-see adventures, thanks to all the local businesses that deliver
memorable experiences for everyone who visits.
Also … it’s the people! Hoosier Hospitality is definitely real. We hear from guests who have traveled the
world and say the level of authentic, friendly service they encounter here in Orange County is second to
none." -French Lick Resort