Honeymoon #2 — West Baden Springs Hotel

After our stay at the castle, we ventured to the West Baden Springs Hotel to continue our honeymoon in October 2020. On our way there, we decided to make a pit stop at the Gasthof Amish Village in Montgomery, Indiana. I forget how I had found out about this place, but I figured it would be interesting to check it out and see how the Amish live. When we got there, we found an antique store, flea market, and bakery. We purchased some blackberry and peach jams. We didn’t stay long and were back on our way to French Lick, Indiana due to seeing over 90% of the people there not wearing masks. After going through some construction and winding roads, we arrived at the West Baden Springs Hotel!

This beautiful hotel is hidden by tall trees, but the very tops of the towers peek out. The yellow hotel is quite the sight to see! The atrium is the best part of this hotel! It is several stories high, and the hotel was built in the shape of a ring. There are interior rooms that look out into the atrium, and then there are exterior rooms that look out to the outside. We decided to get a room with an exterior view so we could see the forest outside our room. I was afraid that if we were to get an interior room, it could possibly be loud from the noises and music playing from the atrium. Also, I felt like I might feel claustrophobic with an interior room. Lastly, it was cheaper to get an exterior room!

Either due to the coronavirus or due to a really good deal, I was able to buy 2 nights and get 1 night free! Thus, we stayed three nights at this hotel! What also is really cool about this hotel is that it used to be a fancy resort where people would come to from all over the world to drink and bathe in the spring water. Later in the 1970’s, the water was tested and found to have dangerous amounts of lithium!

There is another hotel nearby, called the French Lick Resort, and it is a shuttle ride away. The free shuttle ran every 15–30 minutes and let you hitch a ride to see the other resort. We ate at the French Lick Resort and walked around the inside and outside of the hotel. We checked out their arcade and bowling alley, but didn’t participate because it was crowded. We then went to the casino. David and I are not gamblers, but I thought it would be fun to try our luck on a few slot machines. We quickly lost $10!

Back at West Baden, we were just glad to get out of our house and stay somewhere else. The hotel was really nice, and all of their employees were friendly. Every morning, we had to go to either the front desk or the concierge desk to get our temperatures checked and get a new wristband to wear. The onsite restaurants were also quite delicious! It was fun to eat in the atrium and see the beautiful view of the rotunda! The café where we ate breakfast was also pretty.

I am so glad we were able to go on this trip to celebrate our honeymoon!

*I was not paid nor compensated in any way by the companies reviewed in this post.




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