Big Locust Farm Bed & Breakfast

3295 West Country Road 25 South, Paoli, Indiana 47454
Innkeeper(s): Glenda and Joel Lindley
  • We offer three guest rooms and a sitting room with TV.

    We offer three guest rooms and a sitting room with TV.

  • A small bed & breakfast in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest

    A small bed & breakfast in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest

  • Garden Room

    Garden Room

  • Introduction

    Big Locust Farm Bed & Breakfast - Paoli, IndianaA warm welcome awaits you at Big Locust Farm Bed & Breakfast; a new brick country Victorian on ninety three acres, located in Paoli, Indiana.

    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, sincere conversation are the order of the day.

    After a big country breakfast enjoy flower beds, fish pond, watch the birds, hike in woods or along creek or sit back and let the world go by on our big front porch.

    Our history is short by some standards, but the big locust tree (the largest in Indiana) is estimated to be 250 years old. The property has been in the Lindley Family since the early 1930s. The present home was built in 1994, so you can expect normal conveniences.

    If you like flowers, there are plenty of those to talk about in season. And we are only one-third mile from Paoli Peaks, so consider us in winter.

    Sponsored by Visit French Lick West Baden, 866-309-9139,

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Glenda Lindley for sharing her secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    They are looking for a quiet place away from noise.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are known for the state record black locust tree in our front yard. Also, we are able to spend as much time with our guests as they wish.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The history and natural areas.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    That is the best bed and breakfast stay they have ever had.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The unique geology that inspired the huge hotels in the last century.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Whatever they want but could include the guided tours of the hotels, the local cave tours, the local wine tasting, touring the Amish area, spring mill park, enjoying the outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, boating etc.) Or maybe just relax and let the world go by.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Hiking on our trails.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Hagans and/or the French Lick Winery.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? and

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have three rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not take pets.


  • Local Attractions

    Many attractions aren't all that far from Big Locust Farm Bed and Breakfast. While staying here, you could visit these attractions:

    • Paoli Peaks Ski Resort: A quarter of a mile from Big Locust Farm
    • Spring Mill State Park: Located in Mitchell, Indiana
    • Gus Grissom Memorial: Located in Spring Mill State Park
    • Patoka Lake: Located in the French Lick-Jasper area
    • West Baden Dome: Located in West Baden
    • French Lick Railroad and Winery: Located in French Lick
    • Marengo Cave: Located in Crawford County in Marengo; Multi-day, Full-day, and 1/2-day canoeing trips
    • Antique Shopping
    • Lots of Fine Dining