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Big Locust Farm Bed and Breakfast

3295 West County Road 25 South , Paoli, IN 47454 USA (Show map)
9 Reviews
$50 - $95
per night

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A warm welcome awaits you at Big Locust Farm Bed & Breakfast, a brick country Victorian on 93 acres. After a big country breakfast, enjoy the flower bed, the fish pond, watch the birds, hike in the woods or along the creek, or just sit back and let the world go by on our big front porch. We are a small bed & breakfast in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest. We've been in business since 1995. Our location is in the country, so your stay will be quiet and unhurried. Nature walks, quiet contemplation, and sincere conversation are the order of the day. Sponsored by Visit French Lick West Baden, 866-309-9139, (website - type out longhand direct link not allowed) visitfrenchlickwestbaden com



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining5

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Nice Getaway

4.8 on February 27, 2014

We had a great stay at the Big Locust Farm. The room was clean, nicely, decorated and the bed was very comfortable. The farm was a quiet place to relax but still a short drive through the country to Paoli Peaks, French Lick and West Baden. Glenda and Joe were very friendly and accomodating. Breakfast was delicious, made with eggs from the farm. The only negatives: the water had a mild sulphur smell when I took a shower, but being an area near sulphur springs, this may be unavoidable. As it was the smell was only mild and went away after the shower was turned off. Also, the light fixture in the Locust room was not directly over the bed and I hit my head a couple of times. If you are under 6'4", that probably won't be a problem. Those two things weren't a big deal to me (I hit my head all the time!) but might be other travelers.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind review. I especially appreciated that you made suggestions for improvement without making it sound like a terrible experience. If you hit your head we will certainly look into that for our taller guests.

Outstanding B&B

5 on April 30, 2013

Wonderful stay at your B&B. Breakfasts were awesome! Enjoyed talking with Glenda & Joel. Thanks again we will be back.

Unplug and Unwind

5 on March 04, 2013

My kids and I were looking for a place to stay after our exhaustive day and skiing and what a GEM we found. (less than 1mile from Paoli peaks) I truly felt I was on vacation when I stayed here. Glenda was so sweet to show us the place and then take our order for breakfast (with specific requests for the kids). The inn was immaculate. The linens were plush and the room was spacious and comfortable. The kids loved the breakfast(which was something out of a Norman Rockwell painting). Glenda and Joel have done so many 'little special additions'. I loved that there was no wi-fi and limited cell phone. It was great to play monopoly with my kids and they reveled in the peacefulness of the atmosphere. If you are looking for a Hilton with a business cneter, you have come to the wrong place. If you are looking to stay somewhere homey and a dip back into the 1970s, this is the perfect place.

Weekend Getaway!

5 on July 10, 2012

I've stayed here a few times and my wife and I love te warmth and service from the Lindleys! Can't wait to stay again!

Mother's Day 2012

5 on May 14, 2012

Wowww What a GEM. This place is IT. The warm hospitality is so real and sincere. The house is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. The pictures are pale in comparison to it's real beauty. You just can't get it in a little picture. You have to see this place to believe it. Like a DREAM HOME. The grounds are immaculate, the food is OUT OF THIS WORLD YUMMY, and the accommodations are the finest you'll find anywhere. I promise you, you will not stay anywhere else after staying here. It is TRULY PHENOMENAL. Thank you so much. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Love, Karen and Leilana ...daughter and mother on a Mother's Day Trip to see the Bill Gaither Vocal Band at the West Baden Hotel.

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Location Type



Bloomington, IN (BMG-Monroe County) 48 miles

Directions to property:

get on hiway 37 and travel south to paoli. proceed west on hiway 150 to the edge of town. Turn left at the ski paoli peaks sign. proceed to paoli peaks but do not turn in at the parking lot. proceed on county road 25 south 1/3 mile and turn in to driveway on left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, West Baden Dome, French Lick Scenic Railroad, 3 Commercial caves, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

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On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Copier, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, caving, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Quiet chidren only. Guests with unruly chidren must leave.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: 72 hr notice before day of arrival



Glenda & Joel Lindley

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Cats

About the innkeepers

history, religion, horses

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  • Time Served: before 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

pecan french toast
french bread marinated in special blend overnight and covered with pecans before baking. Served with syrup or jelly.

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3295 West County Road 25 South , Paoli, IN 47454 USA (Show map)

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