The historic hotel in the national historic district at French Lick was initially known as a mineral spring health spa and for its trademarked Pluto Water. During the period to , when Thomas Taggart , a former mayor of Indianapolis , and his son, Thomas D. Taggart, were its owners and operators, the popular hotel attracted many fashionable, wealthy, and notable guests. The resort was a major employer of African-American labor, which mostly came from Kentucky. In the early s, the hotel had a Negro league baseball team, the French Lick Plutos , and until the s French Lick was a venue for spring training for professional baseball teams.
Jump to navigation. Guests are required to wear masks in all indoor resort venues. French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel have both been restored to the grandeur of their initial heyday in the early s, and the resort landscape grew in with the addition of Valley Tower. Three unique hotels provide endless options for one memorable stay. With Old World opulence and the utmost in modern hospitality, West Baden Springs Hotel creates unforgettable romantic getaways and special occasions. Book Online Check Reservation.