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

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Shoals in Lost River

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 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 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 4.769231 based on 13 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!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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 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!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 14. It was very peaceful. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Floyds Knobs, IN

We loved it, beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a family vacation

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is spacious and beautiful! Set in a private location. Perfect for large groups! We had everything we needed to enjoy a weekend in, and also were conveniently located near French Lick, so we were able to have a night out on the town as well. We enjoyed the other amenities also available on the main property at Elk Ridge Ranch, such as a pool table, and private gym. Highly recommend the Grand Lodge, and the entire property for your next vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wendy Henry (Marshall)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 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


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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Shoals, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Paoli Peaks Ski Season
31 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring Break
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 May 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £179.02
Cleaning/Linens Exchange £107.41
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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