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

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:40
  • Bedrooms:10
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Timber Beam Barn Lodge w/farmhouse, 9 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 16-40)

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.

Formerly a working elk ranch, the property has goats in an area distant from the housing facility that many children and guests enjoy getting to see and feed animals during their stay. 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 like world class resort spas, golf courses and other tourist activities including laser tag, train rides, go-karting, a water park and historic architecture and antique shoppes. The Main Lodge and Blanche House at Elk Ridge Ranch property 375027 sits on 40 acres of vineyard, lavender and herb and vegetable gardens with a green house. The 9 hole par three golf course is a fun activity on the property. Bring your own golf clubs.


If 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 Dave Marshall who trained as a chef in Bangkok. Ask us about catering your event with a special dinner or a HOG ROAST and or hay ride!

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

HAY WAGON 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 Blanche house is a quiet get away for both couples and adventure seekers. With over 1000 mature grape vines, Elk Ridge is becoming a destination place. 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 book ahead of your stay. Other small day spas and large resort spas in French Lick and West Baden, Indiana.

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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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 10000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 40
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40, Beds for 31-40

  • 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
  • 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
  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
PEAK SEASON
May 15 - Aug 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$750 $1,000
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$5,000 $12,000

Rates are based on 25 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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Location

  • Paoli Peaks

    "Elk Ridge Ranch guests ski at Paoli Peaks. Only snow ski resort in Indiana. Great winter f..."

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  • French Lick Resort Casino

    "Elk Ridge Ranch guests pamper in luxury here. Guests are awed by historic architecture. Fu..."

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  • Marengo Cave U.S National Landmark

    "Elk Ridge Ranch guests enjoy walking tours in the large caverns. Tour guides are very funny...."

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  • Cave Country Canoes-Blue River

    "This is a great way to spend an afternoon. Get some exercise. Enjoy nature. Lots of birds..."

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  • West Baden Springs Hotel

    "Elk Ridge Ranch guests love the elegance and atmosphere inside the West Baden Springs Hotel...."

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  • Big Splash Adventure Resort

    "All the sunlight makes it a warm day to swim every day. Kids love the Big Splash Adventure! "

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  • French Lick

  • The Donald Ross Course at French Lick

    "PGA golf course. Pro shoppe with sports clothing. Open to public. Dining at Hagen's while yo..."

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  • Bo-Mac's Drive Inn

    "Elk Ridge Ranch likes nostalgic curbside diner service. Great hosts and yummy local flavor."

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  • Spring Mill

    "Elk Ridge Ranch family guests like the Spring Mill State Park Mitchel, Indiana with buffet r..."

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  • 33 Brick Street

    "Elk Ridge Ranch guests who eat here like to see all the sports trophies of basketball legend..."

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  • Just Off The Brick Pizza

    "Elk Ridge Ranch guests say the pizza here is great! The owners can tell you some great tales..."

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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 neighbor Dillon Cornett work together to manage this small local 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 out a total of 3 lodges: This property consists of: The Big Barn Lodge with vintage farmhouse, 'Blanche House.' The Big Barn Lodge is designed for larger groups and families. We host many weddings, parties and family reunions on the grounds. 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. 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 Shoals, IN, USA:
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 where our guests love to stay when they ski in Paoli, Indiana. We have mild spring weather. Warm 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?blan 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 among 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 just like a restaurant with all appliances and stocked with all of the plates, pots and pans that you will need for a group of up to 50. The covered deck is a great place to sit to enjoy the morning coffee a 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 luxury end of country living, see our listing for the Grand Lodge VRBO 375028.


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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Photos

  • Queen bedroom with private bath in Blanche House at Elk Ridge Ranch.

    Queen bedroom with private bath in Blanche House at Elk Ridge Ranch.

  • Queen Bedroom with private bath in Blanche House at Elk Ridge Ranch

    Queen Bedroom with private bath in Blanche House at Elk Ridge Ranch

  • Main lodge Lobby at Elk Ridge Ranch with two full baths

    Main lodge Lobby at Elk Ridge Ranch with two full baths

  • Main Lodge queen bed next to full bath

    Main Lodge queen bed next to full bath

  • Main lodge queen and twin bed next to full bath

    Main lodge queen and twin bed next to full bath

  • Banquet Hall at Elk Ridge Main Lodge is big enough for groups or family reunions

    Banquet Hall at Elk Ridge Main Lodge is big enough for groups or family reunions

  • Large commercial kitchen lots of counter space in use during a vacation rental

    Large commercial kitchen lots of counter space in use during a vacation rental

  • We can roast a hog for your event

    We can roast a hog for your event

  • 9 hole Par 3 Private Golf Course by fishing pond

    9 hole Par 3 Private Golf Course by fishing pond

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

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

  • Ask about booking a hay ride at Elk Ridge Ranch.

    Ask about booking a hay ride at Elk Ridge Ranch.

  • King bedroom with private bath and jacuzzi tub in Blanche House at Elk Ridge.

    King bedroom with private bath and jacuzzi tub in Blanche House at Elk Ridge.

  • This Queen room lower level of the blanche house has a private bath/shower

    This Queen room lower level of the blanche house has a private bath/shower

  • Queen and Twin bed in the Blanche House at Elk Ridge Ranch

    Queen and Twin bed in the Blanche House at Elk Ridge Ranch

  • Bunk Room at Main Lodge: 3 bunks (6 beds) 1 Queen bed next to full bath

    Bunk Room at Main Lodge: 3 bunks (6 beds) 1 Queen bed next to full bath

  • Main lodge queen bed next to full bath

    Main lodge queen bed next to full bath

  • Main Lodge Banquet area and pool table

    Main Lodge Banquet area and pool table

  • Covered upper deck with bar.  Elk Ridge Main Lodge hosts honor student banquet.

    Covered upper deck with bar. Elk Ridge Main Lodge hosts honor student banquet.

  • Banquet Hall Room at Main Lodge. Large room for weddings and group events

    Banquet Hall Room at Main Lodge. Large room for weddings and group events

  • Kids have space to roam on the grounds at Elk Ridge Ranch

    Kids have space to roam on the grounds at Elk Ridge Ranch

  • Catered dinner in the vineyard or bring your own meals

    Catered dinner in the vineyard or bring your own meals

  • Outside Pergola deck at Elk Ridge

    Outside Pergola deck at Elk Ridge

  • Aerial view of the grounds at Elk Ridge Ranch.  Space to play golf and privacy.

    Aerial view of the grounds at Elk Ridge Ranch. Space to play golf and privacy.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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