I consider this resort for myself a "retreat" because it is in a quiet town (unless there is a convention going on and then it can be packed with guests). Treat yourself anywhere from a 25 minutes to a full day spa treatment at the hotel.
There is the Historial site of the West Baden Hotel that has been renovated and is absolutely beautiful; there are scheduled tours and also scheduled teas; I do know there is going to be a jazz festival there on the weekend of March 8,2003 for two nights. In the spring and summer the flower gardens are georgeous. There is also the Indana Railway Museum that runs about 20 miles through the Hoosier National Forest from French Lick and also the Trolley Car from French Lick to West Baden (about 2 miles, short, but fun!!!).
This resort is also very famly friendly; there is a small bowling alley, swimming pool (covered in winter and open in summer), rental bikes, golfing, tennis, horseback riding, fishing, boating, and miniature golf. There is a "kids club" for planned activities and for children under 5, the resort has babysitting servies.
Walk into town, only about about 10 minutes from the hotel -- there are antique and speciality shops. If you want to do more shopping, Louisville, Kentucky is only about 1 hr away.