Lane's Motel is a great place to stay overnight and a great price. The people are friendly checking in and out, they're very helpful. My room was very spacious with a flat screen TV, mini fridge, mini microwave, hairdryer and mini coffee pot. It was peaceful, however; you could hear minimal voices of people staying next door. My room did not smell like smoke, due to all the rooms being smoke-free.
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. In the s and into the s, the resort became known for its recreational sports, most notably golf, but the French Lick area also had a reputation for illegal gambling. After a series of subsequent owners and renovations, the hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in
Jump to navigation. Historical Videos. The region of Orange County, with its small towns of French Lick and West Baden, became a famed vacation and gathering place for wealthy and prominent society members. In , Dr. Five years later, another doctor by the name of John Lane saw the success of French Lick Springs Hotel and decided to build his own health resort just one mile up the road and named it Mile Lick Inn.
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