Elk Ridge Ranch-Located just 9 miles from the French Lick resort and Casino. Near by Lake Patoka just 20 minutes, scenic white river 8 miles.
See our floor plan for the best idea if our property will work for you.
-Bedrooms with doors- 4
-Bedroom/bunk room with no door- 2
-Total Beds 11
-Sauna house- kids lodging (Not a cold weather option) add sauna house beds you get 15 beds.
Go to Facebook and look up elk ridge ranch for hundreds of photos
The property is on a working elk ranch 30 head of Elk to see and feed. - We are moving from Elk to Bison.
Hay wagon rides and a bon fire can be arranged ON PROPERTY-
Also one of the largest organic Vineyards in the state and, our newly added Lavender farm and Labyrinth you may find: Berries, herb gardens and wildlife on 120acres.
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, When we say private its private! we only have two lodges and those guests and the owner are the only players on this course!
FISHING: stocked fishing pond, bon fire pit, sauna, commercial kitchen.
BONUS EXTRA RUSTIC LODGING: Our sauna house has three beds- This area is great for kids or teens as they see it as a play fort or, camping- It is not suitable for most adult comfort nor taste.
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. The entire property sits on a wooded hilltop. The property is surrounded by an 8 foot fence to manage the elk herd. Once you come up the hill and close the 8-foot double gates you have removed your self from the outside world and random visitors.
Many people enjoy the huge outside deck for sunbathing.
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.
HAY WAGON RIDE- ELK VIEWING- or Wine Ride: Ask us about a hay-wagon ride for your group and you can even help us feed the elk each evening. Perfect for kids of all ages.
----Note- we are discontinuing the Elk farming and moving into Bison -and have reduced the Elk herd to our last Animals. Bison to Arrive in October----
Either the kids on an evening ride or the adults enjoying a glass of wine on the hay wagon.
PLAN your stay on the property well.....we are remote, private and quiet on a very wooded hill top.
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. A guided hike
6. A Hay wagon ride- for kids or for adults- Adults bring your own wine
7. A bon fire
8. Clay pigeon shooting
9. .22 rifle single shot shooting
10. Grape vine pruning class
11. Lavender propagation class
We are Dave & Wendy Marshall and our 20 year old son Rob manage the ranch business.
Former Telecom executives- We built this Grand Lodge as our weekend vacation home. Each weekend we flew our corporate plane in to French Lick to escape the cold weather of Michigan. Here in southern Indiana, we enjoyed the slower pace and enjoyed time 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:
The Grand Lodge listed here and our much larger lodge just down the road- The Main Lodge that is designed for much larger groups and it is where we host wedding in the Lavender and the Vineyards.
We also manage our fitness and detox business where we do a 6 and 10 day live in herbal detox and fitness boot camp. This is called Detox Oasis & Fit Body Retreat
Finally- On site at Elk Ridge Ranch we host many indoor and out door weddings in the vineyards, or among the Lavender fields that we have created.
We are currently building an 85' foot Labyrinth from our Lavender plants
First - we liked the weather- always warmer than Michigan- Here we get 3 cold months a year
We liked the lay of the land as a great spot to put up high fence for our Elk and Buffalo
We wanted gentle rolling hills to build our private golf course- Our course is a huge hit just because it is invitation only and available only to renters of our Main lodge or, our Grand lodge
Luxury Log Home on one site- or our huge Rustic Lodge on the other site down the road.
The Lake is nearby for pontoon rentals or skiing
Shooting ranges on both properties
Private Golf course
From Shoals, Indiana: Take 150 towards French Lick- Turn Right on Butler Bridge Rd. (Formerly County Road # 7 or Rusk Road. ) Follow Butler Bridge Rd. 5 miles. Turn LEFT on Lodge Lane (formerly County Road 188.)
From French Lick, Indiana- Follow Hwy 56 towards Hillham/Jasper. About 5 miles out of French Lick in Hillham, turn RIGHT on NW Hillham Rd. (formerly County Road 7-just past Baker's Corner Pizza and HIllham Garage.) Follow NW Hillham Rd. 4 miles which becomes Rusk Road. Turn RIGHT at the T-intersection on Butler Bridge Road. Turn RIGHT at Lodge Lane (formerly County Road 188.) Physical Address of Grand Lodge: 9478 Lodge Lane, Shoals, IN.
See www.elkridgeranch.net directions page for detailed directions to the Main Lodge. The Grand Lodge is located at 9478 Lodge Lane, Shoals, IN.
Other Activities: Stay on the ranch or visit the Area Attractions page on our website www.elkridgeranch.net. French Lick Indiana is a growing tourist community. Visit the historical French Lick Springs Resort and Casino for fine dining, boutique shopping, spa services and recreation game rooms. Train rides and horseback riding are available at the French Lick hotels. Go Carting is fun at FLWB Carting in French Lick. Big Splash Water Park and Patoka Lake are only a few miles away for swimming. Rent a houseboat at Hoosier Hills Marina on Patoka Lake or go canoeing on the White River.
Golf: ON SITE GOLF COURSE
NEARBY WORLD CLASS GOLF ! 15 minutes drive....
PETE DYE AND DONALD ROSS COURSES ! 15 minutes away....need we say more. Also on site par three golf course. And, Sultans Run is 25 minutes away in Jasper....another great course.
TWIN PEAKS PAR THREE RIGHT HERE ON THE PROPERTY ( private course for owner and lodge guests)
48 to 99 yards
This place is perfect for a group of golfers and, comfortable enough to please any family member.
Ski: Paoli Peaks Ski resort is only 30 minutes drive from the Grand Lodge.
August Only Discounted Log Lodge Rental Event!
Normal weekly rate is $2550.00 you pay just -$1225.00
Normal 3 day rate is $1650.00 you pay just $825.00
*Does not include Labor day or holidays
*Cleaning fees and taxes are not discounted
*Only includes Grand Log Lodge and not any of our larger Lodges
www.elkridgeranch.net for more details and photos
Only Interested in one or two nights? Call us!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning||$150 + Tax|
|50% at the time of booking - the balance paid at arrival.
No cancelation refunds
|Notes||One night: $1400.00
Two nights: $1500.00
Three nights: $1650.00
Our other lodge is much larger than the Grand Lodge- Consider it for larger groups
***Three night min on holiday weekends or designated seasonal weekends at $600.00 per night ( 3rd Night half price !)
Additional units available for smaller or larger groups. Please contact owner for further details! We have an
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.