Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I haven't exactly heard great things about Belterra. I heard it was ok but out in the middle of nowhere. I have heard very good things about the casino and resort in French Lick. My uncle just got back and said it was a very nice destination weekend. They had several hiking and bike trails. They had done a nice job revitalizing the downtown area, and the casino/spa was nice as well.
I have heard great things about French Lick as well. You're right, Belterra is in the middle of no where, well other than by the race track that's used a handful of times a year. I personally like it the best of the 3 Cincy area casinos. Hollywood is huge, but I've found it overly crowded in the past. Grand Victoria is OK, but I just like Belterra better. Golf course is fun, don't know about the spa personally, but my wife has never complained. They've got a Jeff Ruby place down there that has the best items from each of his restaurants. The casino isn't huge, but it rarely seems over packed, not that I make it there all that often, 1x or twice a year. Louisville also has a casino, but the couple of times I've been there its seemed kind of dirty and run down. Perhaps since the Horseshoe took ownership from Ceasar's its improved.
Belterra would only be an option if you were looking to spend a day and a half, perhas hit a spa and/or golf during the afternoon, get a nice dinner at night, hit the casino for a time then leave the following day for the concert. Sounds like French Lick would be a better option if you're planning to spend 3-4 days somewhere.
Of course some people will automatically pass on any idea involving a casino. "they don't build those things on nothing" which is logic that can't be argued with.