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on February 27, 2009
First time we have stayed there since resoration completed. Distance from Indy just right for a weekend trip. Rooms beautifully furnished with period style furniture and lobby is breathtaking with all the gold leaf trim on the restored architecture. We stayed in the Spa Wing and our room overlooked the pool/jacuzzi area. Beds very comfy! Staff very friendly and helpful.
Great weekend getaway to gamble and relax. Non-smoking area in the casino could be larger, but they are currently working on an expansion.
We ate at the buffet and rate the food as far better than most Las Vegas buffets. Buffet is actually located in the former ballroom area, so it's beautiful as well. Don't miss the bowling alley in the basement or the spa treatments.
Be sure to visit the Southern Indiana Winery trail while you are in the area. There are eight wineries within a reasonable drive.
Can't wait to go back this summer when we can take advantage of the horse riding and the lovely garden areas. Boating/fishing also closeby. Several golf courses on site, if that is your thing. Pools look great (outdoor obviously closed in Feb when we visited). Some antique shopping, but not a lot in town.
Make sure you take time to look at all the historic photos around the property. You will be surprised at all the famous people who have stayed here over the years. Also be sure to visit the other historic property about a mile away at West Baden Springs. There is a shuttle service available between properties.
This resort actually has some pretty big name entertainment there. Be sure to check out the web site for upcoming events.
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