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

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 371 m²
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.

Hay wagon rides can be arranged on-site. Plus there's a vineyard, berries, wildlife on 120-acres. Grand Lodge has a private martial arts workout outbuilding gym 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, three cardio machines, yoga room. 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. The entire property sits on a wooded hilltop. The property is surrounded by an 8 foot fence. Once you come up the hill and close the 8-foot 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.


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.

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Wendy Henry (Marshall)
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

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 compound.

Each weekend we flew our corporate plane in to the French Lick Airport (FRH) to escape the cold weather of Michigan. Here in Southern Indiana, we enjoy the slower pace of life, the nature and having a private family golf course was not so bad. 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 lodge rental business- Where we rent out our two lodges:

Our properties are: The Grand Lodge listed here and, our other and much larger lodge just down the road- Big Barn Main Lodge. The Big Barn Main Lodge is designed for larger groups.

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 Indiana

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 3 cold months a year and much better spring, summers and beautiful colors in the fall

We also liked the wooded lay of the land as a great spot to put up high fence for our Elk and Buffalo as raising our own grass fed organic meats are 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 for our friends and its also available only to 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 and lavender plants

Here you can shoot Clay pigeons, handguns, have a bon fire, play golf, fish and make some noise if you wish. 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 know 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 gym 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 marble 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 and that 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 in the event the weather is not cooperating plus, it is large enough we have used it for boy scout camping and have had over 40 kids sleep there!

More stuff...

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

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

Shooting ranges on both properties

Your own almost totally Private Golf course


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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Shoals

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • 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 , bath with shower , Nice log furniture
    Queen LL & Bunk Room - toilet , shower enclosure , 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 , bath with shower
    Master King Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Large jacuzzi tub, glass shower w/2 heads, double sinks
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master King Jacuzzi room - 1 extra lg. double bed , Huge bathroom -two shower heads -large Jacuzzi tub
    Queen Stars N Stripes Room - 1 large double bed , Shared bath with bunk room- This room is on the lower level
    Queen MOOSE Room - 1 large double bed , 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 single bed , Loft at top of stairs -1/2 bath at bottom of stairs
    Bear Room Best view huge window - 1 large double bed , 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 ...
  • video player
  • 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 rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • 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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Elk Ridge Ranch-Luxury Log Lodge 5 plus Bedrooms 3 Fire Places
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

We enjoyed the remote setting and our family had a great time there.

  • 4 of 5

A few nagging details kept this from being one of our best vacations ever. The front door refused to stay closed, for example, and an upstairs shower wouldn't drain. The mattress for the bed in the master bedroom is in bad shape - very uncomfortable! - and needs to be replaced. We were unable to use most cabinet space as it was filled with owner's property. But the rustic setting was lovely, the wraparound deck was terrific and no doubt our family will remember our week at Elk Lodge fondly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad the family had a great time. Timing and details are important. Strong winds caught "storm door" so it didn't close properly. The actual "front door" closed and locked. Our carpenter did inspect and order a new custom "storm door." A quicker solution might have been to remove the outer "storm door." A licensed plumber replaced a gasket on the shower drain during your stay. We've re-arranged kitchen cabinets while keeping well stocked table settings and cookware for up to 30 persons. It's a large kitchen with tons of cabinet space. I've really enjoyed the king bed in the master bedroom. Sounds like I need to do a mattress test! Thanks for sharing opportunities to improve.
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Fort Wayne, IN

Very nice, relaxing cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was very nice, fully stocked, and perfect for our family vacation. It was clean, comfortable, and had plenty of room for our large group. The wrap-around porch was awesome - peaceful rocking chairs on the front, the back had sufficient room for two corn hole games at once in addition to space to hang out at the large patio table. We loved the hibachi grill and large space for meal prep!! The backyard was perfect for a few nights of sleeping in tents - we heard lots of bugs, owls and coyote. We were able to add on a hay ride one of the nights, which was great and the driver was very nice. The property manager was attentive, and answered any questions we had.

This property is fairly close (20 minutes) to French Lick, so grocery, restaurants and entertainment (casino, winery, mini golf, go carts) were close. Our group went to the Big Splash water park, and the beach at Patoka Lake for swimming. You must check out West Baden Springs resort, which is the most beautiful building in Indiana.

We usually switch vacation locations each year, but we will definitely keep this property on our radar for the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Meets Modern

  • 5 of 5

My mother and her 3 children, 3 in-laws, and 7 grandchildren stayed here from Wednesday to Sunday. What a great birthday present for my mom to have all of us together. The cabin had 4 bedrooms with a door (king, queen/single combo, queen, queen), 1 loft area with a queen bed, and in the basement there were 5 beds sort of in the middle of the basement out in the open. This setup worked great as my mom and all of her kids got a bedroom with a door and the grandkids got the remaining open beds. The cabin had a nice kitchen with dishes, silverware, and cooking utensils along with a dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, and a hibachi grill. The living room had a chess set which got a lot of use and it had a kitchen table with a leaf in it for eating and card playing. It also had a satellite TV (I think there were a total of 4 TVs in the house) and a wood burning fireplace which got lots of use. The cabin also had 4.5 baths. Outside the cabin had an outdoor fireplace, a gas grill, and a fire pit along with a deck around the entire house that was great for sitting on or playing cornhole or even laying in the hammock. About 50 yards from the front door of the cabin was another building that had a ping pong table, treadmills, and an open space for exercise. It was a great building to let the grandkids play. With 15 people in a cabin, the outdoor and other building amenities allowed the space to never feel crowded. We loved the experience of the cabin and will go back again. It was an awesome cabin loved by all generations. My only complaint was that the wifi put off a strong signal but the speed was not good. You could not stream music and it took it several minutes to download an app. The best part was that our kids were not constantly on their phones, but since there was really no wifi and no cell service that deep in the woods, we did feel disconnected from the world except for the TV which wasn't a bad thing. It made it had to communicate with ourselves if anyone headed into town for anything. Even texting proved to be difficult.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to enjoy a quiet get away with my better half as we had been away from each other for some time. This could not have been more perfect! The owners were beyond helpful for any of our needs, and helped us to enjoy our weekend escape! I would recommend this location to anyone and my love and I are already planning another trip to our new hidden gem! It was close enough to see the sights and a nice dinner at French Lick resort & West Baden Springs, but we knew that we really were in a better place staying at Elk Ridge Ranch!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Lodge

  • 4 of 5

The place was beautiful. Clean and comfy. There were 11 of us ladies and this place had plenty of room and all the comforts of home. The owner Wendy was very nice she gave us a tour of her other properties and the property manager Dillon was very helpful and he was a good representative for the property. The Grand Lodge was not to far from French Lick but once you get to the Lodge you will want to just stay there to enjoy the seclusion and piece and quiet.

The only issue was that the driveway going up to the property was a little challenging. But once you get past that the place was great. Everyone enjoyed the weekend tremendously. We would consider staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot Springs Village, AR, USA

Great large-group retreat

  • 4 of 5

This property is an ideal family reunion rental -- particularly for families (and compatible couples) who are comfortable staying on the property, rather than traveling around the area. Although Elk Ridge Ranch is quite removed from the surrounding communities, that is not particularly important, since upscale golf is about the only area attraction. French Lick does boast a very nice casino; and the French Lick and West Baden hotels are absolutely majestic; but that pretty much covers what the area has to offer. Elk Ridge Ranch, itself, offers privacy, a great deck with a clean grill, a super kitchen, and a large central gathering area. The bedroom and bathroom situation is quite accommodating (with the only exception being the the locked bedroom closets, which left us without anywhere to hang our clothes). And getting to the rental property, was also memorable -- given the gravel drive and steep hill that could easily challenge a mountain goat. But playing "bean bag horseshoes" on the wrap-around deck -- or sitting around the bonfire -- made up for that experience. All in all, Elk Ridge Ranch served are purposes quite well.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Shoals

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linens Exchange A$191.9
Pet Fee A$319.83
Tax Rate 7.0%

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

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