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Wilstem guest ranch, Paoli

Categories: Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 80 reviews on the web
If you're looking for a destination wedding with quaint cabins nestled in the woods, horseback riding and hiking trails, and a serene oasis of wooded hills and gently rolling pastures, look no further than Wilstem Guest Ranch. Located on U.S. Highway 150 near the historic Indiana towns of French Lick and West Baden Springs, Wilstem Guest Ranch sits on 1,100 acres at the southwestern edge of Southern Indiana's Hoosier National Forest. Wilstem is a place for peaceful retreat, rest and relaxation. Its natural beauty and rolling farmland make it one of the premier guest ranch destinations in the American Midwest.
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  • Went here to see the elephants. Oh my gosh it was so neat. We learned so much and the elephant owers/trainers were great. 
  • Who knew you could visit elephants in southern Indiana?? This is a unique experience that any animal lover will love, child or adult. You can do the 2 hour session, which includes the "spa" where you ...  read more »
  • We did the elephant retreat here and it was worth every penny. We did the spa and the educational seminar. Jorge and his wife really care for the elephants and provide any information you have ever wa...  read more »
  • The elephant spa experience was truly awesome and something I will never forget. All 3 elephants were docile, calm and well behaved. Would highly recommend it for anyone who loves elephants as I do.
  • Everyone was so knowledgable and friendly! From the horseback riding and the zip lines, not to mention the Elephant encounter! Wow so amazing to get so close to the elephants and learn so much about them. Definitely coming back next year!
  • We rented two three-bedroom cabins for a family vacation and were very disappointed with the quality, cleanliness and conditions of the cabins. They are in much need of updating, cleaning and painting. The fire pits are very small and no wood is provided. One bathroom floor was sagging and a towel rod came out of the wall. The swimming pool is very small and without any lounge chairs it was not a very relaxing experience to take small children swimming. In the process of coordinating a time to go on ATVs the owner took the earlier time knowing this time worked better for his guests. This was an extremely over-priced location and we have found much better cabins in the area for much more reasonable pricing. Stay at another facility and just come for the activities if you want to spend the money.
  • This was a really cool experience to be up close to the elephants and learn more about them from the people that care for them. It was very hot in the large barn/building without much ventilation or air movement. I hope they are able to bring them back next year and make progress in the safari park.
  • Fabulous, well worth it, great experience! Not too many places where you can actually touch an elephant and you learn a little about these amazing animals in the process.
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