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Elk Ridge Ranch-Luxury Log Lodge 5 plus Bedrooms 3 Fire Places

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 5+ Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-20)

The Grand Lodge at Elk Ridge Ranch is located just 9 miles from the French Lick Resort Golf and 12 miles from French Lick Resort Casino. Near Patoka Lake - just 12.8 miles via Hoosier Hills Marina. Near the scenic White River - 8 miles. Located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Indiana in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest.

Seasonal wagon rides can be arranged on-site. Grand Lodge has a private martial arts workout outbuilding recreation area with a ping pong table, mirrored studio and martial arts mat. You may add access to our other full gym with 2000 sq. feet full weights room, cardio machines. Plus....a private par three golf course, a stocked fishing pond, second bon fire pit and sauna.

This is a perfect property for a large family gathering or a corporate meeting and retreat.


This place is remote and private. This property sits on a wooded 80-acre plot of ground. The property is surrounded by an 9 tall foot fence. Once you come up the hill and close the double gates you can leave the outside world behind or enjoy the many tourist activities in the French Lick area.

Many guests enjoy the huge outside deck for sunbathing.

If you are looking for a very private meeting or party, this is it.

PRIVATE CHEF OR HOG ROAST available seasonally.

The Elk Ridge owner is a former steakhouse chef trained in Bangkok. Ask us about catering your event with a special dinner or a HOG ROAST and or hay ride!


Ask us about a hay wagon ride for your group. Perfect for kids of all ages. Either the kids on an evening ride or the adults enjoying the hay wagon.

Keywords: lodge, cabin, french lick vacation rental, french lick hunting cabin, french lick vacation

More Details

Wendy Henry (Marshall)
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Wendy Henry (Marshall)

Dave & Wendy Marshall work and manage the ranch and the business. Our neighbor Dillon Cornett helps to ensure your stay is a comfortable experience.

Former Telecom executives- We built this Grand Lodge and the Big Barn Main Lodge as our weekend vacation home and family vacation place.

Each weekend we flew our corporate plane in to the French Lick Airport (FRH) to spend time with family. Here in Southern Indiana, we enjoy the slower pace of life, the nature and having a private family golf course and great neighbors. We think that you too will find that things slow down here and that you too will enjoy the time here with family in our beautiful log lodge.

Our life and business ventures now include the vacation rental lodges and fitness retreats in southern Indiana.

Our properties are: The Grand Lodge listed here. Our other much larger lodge just down the road- Big Barn Main Lodge with Blanche House. The Big Barn Main Lodge and Blanche is great for larger groups or smaller groups who require 7 individual bathrooms.

FITNESS BUSINESS TOO: We also manage our fitness and detox business where we do a 6 and 10 day live on the ranch.

If you care to see our fitness book you can find it on Amazon : Marshall Law From Raw foods To Red Meats.

Wendy Henry (Marshall) purchased this lodge in 2000

Why Wendy Henry (Marshall) chose Shoals

Why this property?

When we selected the spot for the Grand Lodge it was initially based on location- We wanted a vacation home that was less than a two hour flight one way for a weekend vacation home

Then it was the warmer weather- It is always much warmer here than where we lived in Michigan.

Here we get seasonal temperatures to ski at Paoli Peaks, enjoy the green blossoms and mushroom hunts in spring, warm summers at Patoka Lake and beautiful foliage in the fall.

We appreciate the wooded lay of the land as a great spot to raise our own elk and grass fed beef.

The gentle rolling hills were perfect to build our personal / private golf course. Our golf course is a huge hit since it is invitation only for our friends other special clients and renters of our Main Lodge/Blanche House and our Grand lodge.

Keep in mind- this is quite possibly the worst golf course in the USA but it is quite difficult and it is very beautiful as its fairways are lined with grape vines, lavender plants, rock cliffs. One golfer described holes 3 and 4 as enchanted "Narnia." The PGA pros and caddies who stayed here in 2015 enjoyed the unique course.

Here you can shoot Clay pigeons, handguns, have a bo fire, play golf, fish and make some noise if you want. In nearby French Lick, there are activities of all types to keep you amused PGA golf courses, train museum and polar express, go-carting, miniature golf, big splash adventure water park, bowling and arcades, laser tag, movie theatre and a winery.

Although we are deep in the woods (The Hoosier National Forest) we are 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 better known resort towns.

What makes this lodge unique

Unique Benefits of our property?

My needs were that the place would be Private - and it is just that !

Shared weight gym with the other lodge and owners. Or private 3- season recreation room at Grand Lodge.

The Grand Lodge offers a custom entrance with a pewter carved buffalo on one side of the door with an elk carved in bronze on the other side of the door.

The hibachi grill in the kitchen rivals that of Benihana's grills and separates the living area from the kitchen with a granite counter bar with seating for six. The kitchen comes stocked with most all of the plates, pots and pans that you will need. If creating a specialty dish. Please ask.

The wrap around deck is a great place to sit and rock in a chair and enjoy the morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. The back deck is HUGE! a great place to sun bath and enjoy a nice dinner on the deck.

Our Main Lodge gym is a full on weight and cardio gym, we train clients here and it has every piece of equipment that any trainer or athlete would ever want or need.

The Grand Lodge gym on site is a great place to let the kids play for indoors activity in no matter the weather. We limit this property to 20 guests for regular rental. However, with special event arrangements we can accommodate several more.

More stuff...

The Grand Lodge a Luxury Log Home on one site- or our huge Main Lodge and Blanche House on the other site down the road.

The Patoka Lake is nearby for pontoon rentals or water skiing and Paoli Peaks is close for Snow skiing

Shooting ranges on both properties

Your own almost totally Private Golf course


Shoals Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please agree to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement attached.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Moose Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice log furniture
    Queen LL & Bunk Room - toilet , shower , Shared bath on lower level near laundry room
    Main level/living room /kitchen - toilet , Ground Level entry area 1/2 bath off great room and kitchen
    Bear Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master King Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large jacuzzi tub, glass shower w/2 heads, double sinks
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master King Jacuzzi room - 1 king , Huge bathroom -two shower heads -large Jacuzzi tub
    Queen Stars N Stripes Room - 1 queen , Shared bath with bunk room- This room is on the lower level
    Queen MOOSE Room - 1 queen , Every room /custom log furniture-private-bath/shower/toilet
    THE KUNG FU -GYM - Gym mat is 16' by 40' -2' thick! Sleeps up to 40 in bags
    BUNK Room - 5 bunk bed , 2 bunks & a single- 5 beds total - bath shared w LL Queen
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , Loft at top of stairs -1/2 bath at bottom of stairs
    Bear Room Best view huge window - 1 queen , Best view: private tub/shower/toilet flat panel TV
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 25 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
We suggest that you plan adventures in French Lick or Patoka Lake while you're in the area. There are many tourist attractions in French Lick including PGA golf courses, train rides, go-carting, miniature golf, horseback riding and zip lines. At Patoka Lake, you can rent canoes, paddle boats, pontoon boats, speed boats or paddle boards. There's swimming at the Newton Stewart beach at Patoka Lake. Nearest marina is about 12 miles. Here is what we can set up for you on site for an additional activities fee: 1. Hay wagon ride- for kids or for adults. 2. Bon fire or campfire 3. Clay pigeon shooting 4. .22 rifle single shot shooting 5. Catered Meals with local caterer or on-site chef


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average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Dillon gave very easy to follow instructions of the property and the entire layout of the lodge, as well as how the kitchen worked and explained exactly how to get to the area grocery store. Our family had such a wonderful time at the cabin during our weekend. We were amazed at the speedy internet for being in such a remote location. My son and I were able to watch a great series on Netflix without lag. Our Verizon cell phone service worked great! The cabin was extremely clean when we arrived. The kids really enjoyed the rec room and ping pong table! The fire pit area was fully stocked of wood and we had plenty of wood for the indoor fireplace as well. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we are definitely coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to host the Jackson family. We are looking forward to your return next fall.
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Place was clean and all the amenities you need for a quick get away. Host was very responsive. Road to get to the place is a little curvey and hilly.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect! Very Clean! Very well stocked! Wish we had more time! Can’t wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

I want to thank Dave and Wendy for being so accommodating! Your Ranch is such a beautiful spread and we loved it!!! Absolutely no suggestions for improvement! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had three families stay, and it fit us perfectly! Dave and Wendy were very helpful and kind. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations!!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a nice and secluded cabin! Plenty of room for a large family. Dave and Wendy was wonderful and accommodating! They went above and beyond to make our stay great! Our trip was for skiing at Paoli Peaks but we definitely plan to come back because there’s so many things to do around and near this area! Can’t wait for a summer trip back to this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Gateway for Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 17 had a wonderful time spending Christmas week at the cabin. The cabin was spacious with plenty of room for all of us to gather together without feeling cramped. The added use of the private gym was great for the kids to run around a play. We also enjoyed hiking in the woods behind the house and how private the property is. Property owner and manager were attentive with any questions we had. We definitely enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Louisville 60 or Indianapolis 90 (KFRH private 5 )
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
French Lick, Indiana
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Louisville, KY
Nearest Golf
Here at Ranch plus -Pete Dye/Donald Ross Near
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Louisville, KY
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 56- French Lick, IN or Hwy 150- Shoals, IN
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
French Lick, Indiana
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Paoli Peaks- Paoli, Indiana
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Patoka Lake State park
Car: recommended

We suggest that you plan adventures in French Lick or Patoka to keep the kids entertained. There is plenty to do from Zip lines to water sports!

Here is what we can set up for you on site:

1. A raw foods preparation class or a Thai foods cooking class or, how to cook the very best 2-1/2 inch beef fillet mignon you ever personally cooked.

2. Martial arts class

3. A yoga class

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

5. Hiking trails

6. A Hay wagon ride- for kids or for adults- Adults bring your own wine

7. A bon fire

8. Clay pigeon shooting or .22 rifle single shot shooting

9. 9-hole par 3 golf course

10. Corn hole games

11. Fishing Pond and dock


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Cleaning/Linens Exchange $150

Please see our complete rental agreement. Our lodging rates plus the 7% sales tax and $150 cleaning and linens exchange fee. 50% Non-refundable deposit due at time of reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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