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Elk Ridge Ranch-French Lick-Family Reunions Corporate Retreats, Private Parties

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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

French Lick lodge description

Elk Ridge Ranch-Located just 9 miles from the French Lick Resort and Casino in the midst of the Hoosier National Forest. Patoka Lake just 12.8 miles and scenic White River 8 miles.

The property has been a working elk ranch with a few Elk to see and feed.
Hay wagon rides can be arranged on-site. Also a 9-hole-par-3 golf course, fitness center gym, a vineyard, berries, wildlife on 120-acres.

Property has a full workout gym. Gym has 2000 sq. feet full weights room, three cardio machines, yoga room, gymnastics mat), plus....a private par three golf course, a stocked fishing pond, bon fire pit , sauna, commercial kitchen.

This is a perfect property for a large family gathering or a corporate meeting and retreat. Room for several RV's too!

PRIVATE GET AWAY !
This place is remote and private yet close to all the tourist activities in French Lick, Indiana. The entire property sits on 40 acres of Vineyard, Lavender and herb gardens. The Par three golf is beautiful. Its a working ranch


Should you require a place for a very private meeting or party .....here it is!


PRIVATE CHEF OR HOG ROAST on site
The Elk Ridge owner is a former steak house owner and trained as a chef in Bangkok. Ask us about catering your event with a special dinner or a HOG ROAST and or hay ride!

Owner is also trained in a few RAW foods dishes.

Or....ask us about supplying your group with some elk steaks or burgers!


HAY WAGON RIDE- or Wine Ride
Ask us about a haywagon ride for your group Perfect for kids of all ages. Either the kids on an evening ride or the adults enjoying a glass of wine on the hay wagon.

Sleep among the Vineyard !
Nestled in the vineyards of Elk Ridge ranch, the Blanch house is a quiet get away for both couples and adventure seekers. With over 1000 mature grape vines, Elk Ridge is becoming a destination. Just look at our bookings page!

Only 15 minutes from the French Lick casino and resort. Massage table on site and massage therapists available if you plan ahead.

Snuggle up at the bonfire at Elk Ridge Ranch. Ask us to cook up a hog on the hog roaster for your group! Inquire about our local caterer at reasonable rates per person.
Personal Chef Available


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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Ask Us...moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        Kids love the grounds, the fishing and the golf...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Smoking outside only. ...moreless

      • Pets Considered:

        We love our pets but many of our guests have allergies so we discourage bringing pets. If it is essential to bring your pet, we charge $250.00 pet fee for approved pets. Please ask for details. ...moreless

      • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40, Beds for 16-40

      • Blanche House Upstairs# 3: 1 queen

        Nice room shower/toilet/sink...moreless

      • Blanche House Upstairs #2: 1 queen

        Nice room shower/toilet/sink...moreless

      • Blanche house King-Upstairs#1: 1 king

        Nice room shower/toilet/sink/Jacuzzi tub...moreless

      • Blanche House downstairs #5: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

        No bathroom in this room...moreless

      • Blanche house Downstairs #4: 1 queen

        Nice room shower/toilet/sink...moreless

      • Big Barn Main Lodge -Upstairs #6: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

        Shared bath/shower/toilet upstairs & two baths down stair...moreless

      • Big Barn Main Lodge Upstairs #7: 1 queen

        Shared bath/shower/toilet upstairs & two baths down stair...moreless

      • Big Barn Main Lodge Upstairs# 8: 1 queen

        Shared bath/shower/toilet upstairs & two baths down stair...moreless

      • Big Barn Main Lodge #Upstairs 9: 7 twin/ single

        Shared bath/shower/toilet upstairs & two baths down stairs...moreless

      • Big Barn Main Lodge -Downstairs # 10: 1 queen

        Shared bath/shower/toilet upstairs & two baths downstairs...moreless

      Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

      • Blanche upstairs King Bedroom #1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

        This is the King Room...moreless

      • Blanche upstairs bedroom #2: toilet, shower

        Bathroom in bedroom...moreless

      • Blanche Upstairs bedroom #3: toilet, shower

        Bathroom in bedroom...moreless

      • Blanche downstairs Bedroom #4: toilet, shower

        Bathroom in bedroom...moreless

      • Big Barn Lodge Down stairs bath # 5: toilet, shower

        Two toilets & two showers...moreless

      • Big Barn Lodge down stairs Bathroom # 6: toilet, shower

        One toilet & one shower...moreless

      • Big Barn Lodge Upstairs bathroom # 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Upstairs bathroom near bunk room...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Need more room ? See our other listing for 5 additional bedrooms across the road from this property A huge beautiful Log Lodge VRBO #375028...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Pool Table
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Dish Network....moreless

          • Stereo
          • Television
          • VCR
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Botanical Garden
          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Coin Laundry
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Waterfalls
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Miniature Golf
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Shuffleboard
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lake View
          • Lakefront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Parasailing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Ski Privileges Optional
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Spelunking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            Up to 100 inside. Upstairs banquet hall. Groups larger than 40 require advance notice about seating. You may be required to rent additional chairs or help move from our storage area. Please inquire....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 40 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            The banquet hall area of the Big Barn Main Lodge ...moreless

          • Alarm Clock
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Computer Available
          • Fireplace
          • Firewood
          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Beautiful gym that our two lodges have access to...moreless

          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Linens provided for beds listed on floor plan. ...moreless

          • Living Room
          • PC
          • Parking:

            Enough parking for 2000...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Telephone
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided:

            Limited number towel provided in each bathroom. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • Coffee Grinder
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils:

            You need nothing!...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Enough for 50 guests...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Kitchen:

            Full commercial restaurant quality kitchen. All pots, pans, and utensils are here- Just bring your food and drink...moreless

          • Lobster Pot
          • Microwave
          • Mini Refrigerator
          • Oven:

            Beautiful restaurant size convection oven...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Golf:

            Here on site ! Also - Donald Ross course Pete Dye course Many others...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Nearby white river or Patoka lake...moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            We have a huge pergola deck - seating for up to 60...moreless

          • Large Cooler
          • Lawn / Garden:

            We have a beautiful garden, bamboo, vineyard and lavender farm on site...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Patio
          • Ski & Snowboard:

            At Nearby Paoli Peaks Ski Resort...moreless

          • Small Cooler
          • Tennis:

            Tennis at the French Lick Resort nearby...moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            Near by Patoka Lake....moreless

          • Wood Deck

          Pool / Spa

          • Sauna
          • Steam Shower
          • Whirlpool

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Outdoor wedding
                  Jul 1 - Jul 1, 2015
                  1 night min stay

                  $2,000
                  flat fee
                  Fraternity Party
                  Jul 2 - Jul 2, 2015
                  1 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $750 $1,000
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $5,000 $12,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1
                  • Cleaning/Linens Exchange $150
                  • Pet Fee $250
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  A damage deposit will be charged for any large parties.

                  ***We will consider one or two night rentals at a premium rate- Just ask us.

                  50% non-refundable deposit due at time of booking to reserve the space with the balance due upon arrival. We accept major credit cards. No refund on deposit for cancellations or change of plans. Signed copy of rental agreement required.


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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Louisville 60 or Indianapolis 90 (KFRH private 5 )
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  French Lick
                  2000 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Louisville, KY
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Louisville, KY
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 56 French Lick Or Hwy 50 Shoals, Indiana
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Hagen's Clubhouse, Ross French Lick, Indiana
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Paoli Peaks- Paoli, Indiana
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Patoka Lake State Park

                  Car: Necessary

                  We suggest that you plan adventures at French Lick, Indiana tourist attractions or Patoka Lake. French Lick tourist attractions include train rides, bowling, pinball recreation rooms, PGA golf courses, antique shopping, miniature golf, laser tag, horseback riding, go-carting, zip lines and water park. Patoka Lake marinas offer paddle boating, canoeing, kayaking and pontoon and ski boat rentals.

                  Other on-site activities available for additional activities fee include:

                  1. Cooking Class: Raw foods, Thai foods or how to cook the very best 2-1/2 inch beef fillet mignon you ever personally cooked.

                  2. Martial arts class

                  3. Yoga Class

                  4. Group fitness class or one-on-one personal training

                  5. Guided Hike

                  6. Hay wagon ride- for kids or for adults.

                  7. A bon fire or campfire

                  8. Clay pigeon shooting

                  9. .22 rifle single shot shooting

                  10. Gardening demonstrations in our greenhouse on lavender, pruning grape vineyards, growing wheat grass, sunflower sprouts and permaculture organic gardening education.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: Dave & Wendy Marshall and our son Rob work and manage the ranch as a small family business. We restored the Big Barn Lodge as our weekend vacation home and family vacation retreat. We enjoyed flying into French Lick from our home in Lansing Michigan as a weekend retreat. Here in southern Indiana, we enjoy a slower pace of life, a beautiful countryside and our own private 9-hole-par-3 golf course. We think you too will find that things slow down here and that you will find it a unique place to share with family in our rustic Big Barn Lodge that we restored from a vintage family farmhouse and barn. Our life and business ventures now include the lodge rental business- Where we rent out our two lodges: Our properties are: The Big Barn Lodge with vintage farmhouse, 'Blanche House.' The Big Barn Lodge is designed for larger groups and it is where we host many wedding in the Lavender gardens and the Vineyards. Fitness Retreats: We also manage our fitness retreats here at the ranch when we are not renting the property for family reunions, group outings, corporate retreats, church groups or other events. Elk Ridge Ranch is the perfect setting for a country themed wedding. At Elk Ridge Ranch we host many indoor and outdoor weddings in the Vineyards, or among the Lavender fields. The entire family enjoys aviation and fitness sports. The owner and his son are both pilots. We hope to meet you soon!

                  Why the Owner Chose French Lick:
                  Why this property? This property came available at auction and we started on the restoration of the 1890s barn & 1901 farm house. The property had been in the family since 1816, so it has some historical charm too! We decided to build a vacation home on the family farm because it was less than a two hour flight from our primary home. We loved the warmer weather in southern Indiana compared to where we lived in Michigan. We enjoy boating at Patoka Lake. We like to relax in the southern Indiana country surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest and close to the ambiance at historic French Lick Springs Resort and Casino. Living in a tourist town is like being on vacation all year long with Patoka Lake, PGA golf courses, tons of tourist attractions. Here we get 3 cold months a year and much better spring, summers and beautiful colors in the fall. We like the wooded lay of the land as a great spot to put up high fence for our Elk and Buffalo. Raising our own grass fed organic meats is important to us. We also wanted gentle rolling hills to build our personal / private golf course. Our golf course is a huge hit just because it is invitation only. It's available to renters of the Big Barn Lodge and our Grand lodge at Elk Ridge Ranch. Keep in mind....this is quite possibly the worst golf course in the USA! It is quite difficult and it is very beautiful as its fairways are lined with grapevines and lavender plants. Here you can shoot Clay pigeons, handguns, have a bonfire, play golf, fish and make some noise if you want. In nearby French Lick, Indiana there are activities of all types to keep you amused. We are deep in the woods of The Hoosier National Forest but just 15 minutes from a 5 star hotel and world class steak house. We feel our location is a perfect balance of remote ranch living and activities in town that compare to some of the finest attractions in other well known resort towns.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                  Unique Benefits of our property? We liked getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relaxing in the country as a change of pace. But we still like modern amenities, so we built our own 9-hole par 3 golf course on the property. For an extra activities fee, we can take you on a hay wagon ride or invite you to participate in one of our fitness classes. We have a full weight gym with cable weights, free weights and cardio equipment, so you can come back from vacation with a whole new physique. The Big Barn Lodge is a rustic western post and beam building with wagon wheel chandeliers, a pool room, a full commercial kitchen and lots of space to hoot-n-holler like in the old west. It is large and comfortable. The kitchen is all commercial grade - as in just like a restaurant! appliances and comes stock with all of the plates, pots and pans that you will need for a group of 50. The covered deck is a great place to sit and rock in a chair and enjoy the morning coffee and that glass of wine in the evening. The pergola deck is also huge and it is a great place to sunbathe and enjoy a nice dinner on the deck. Our infrared sauna seats 3 people. If you are looking for something that is a bit more on the high end of country living, see our listing for the Grand Lodge.


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                  Photos

                  • King bedroom with private bath and jacuzzi tub

                    King bedroom with private bath and jacuzzi tub

                  • Outside party at Elk Ridge

                    Outside party at Elk Ridge

                  • We can roast a hog for your event

                    We can roast a hog for your event

                  • One of our five Vineyards at Elk Ridge

                    One of our five Vineyards at Elk Ridge

                  • Guided hikes in the scenic countryside or explore nature on your own

                    Guided hikes in the scenic countryside or explore nature on your own

                  • Outside Pergola deck at Elk Ridge

                    Outside Pergola deck at Elk Ridge

                  • Cooking on the grill- We do catering

                    Cooking on the grill- We do catering

                  • Queen bedroom with private bath

                    Queen bedroom with private bath

                  • Bar on deck set up nice! At Elk Ridge

                    Bar on deck set up nice! At Elk Ridge

                  • Ask about booking a Hay wagon ride for an additional activities fee at Elk Ridge

                    Ask about booking a Hay wagon ride for an additional activities fee at Elk Ridge

                  • View of #7 green through grapevines at Elk Ridge Private Golf Course by pond

                    View of #7 green through grapevines at Elk Ridge Private Golf Course by pond

                  • Catered dinner in the vineyard or bring your own meals

                    Catered dinner in the vineyard or bring your own meals

                  • Rear view of guesthouse and Lodge area

                    Rear view of guesthouse and Lodge area

                  • Yoga on the Pergola deck at Elk Ridge - Yoga classes available for your group

                    Yoga on the Pergola deck at Elk Ridge - Yoga classes available for your group

                  • Guest party on the covered deck at Elk Ridge between Big Barn Lodge and silos

                    Guest party on the covered deck at Elk Ridge between Big Barn Lodge and silos

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

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                  10 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 40

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