Louisiana is a place that knows no strangers so it’s no wonder that it’s home of the world’s best Bed and Breakfasts. From quaint Cajun Cottages to exemplary 5 star inns, Louisiana boasts some of the most historic and architecturally complex places to bunk, a real treat for the traveler wishing to relive history, add the highest quality of customer service as well as an eclectic array of food, and you have yourself a relaxing vacay blending the perfect amount of relaxation and excursion. Depending on what you have in mind as far as experience, food, and geographical location, there is something for everyone. Destination 360 has compiled a list of the best and we have narrowed it down to the top 4. Click here for the full list.
1. Melrose Mansion
The Melrose Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Louisiana has been voted one of the most romantic Louisiana bed and breakfast Inns in the country. A Victorian treasure, you can live in luxury and enjoy the history in one of the 21 rooms filled with period antiques. You will be sure to experience the comforts of home, and then some, with their southern hospitality. Enjoy breakfast in their quaint courtyard alongside the swimming pool, perfect for cooling off in the summer heat. This ideal location on the edge of the French Quarter provides convenient access to everything New Orleans! By day, stroll a few blocks down the avenue in the direction of the Mississippi River to check out the French Market, Café du Monde, and Jackson Square. Or pedicab your way through Royal Street’s endless unique shops and fabulous New Orleans dining offerings.
The Stockade Bed and Breakfast has
hosted guests from all over the world. People come from all over to
experience all they have to offer. It is named after the Civil War stockade
that occupied the grounds and is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places. The large,
Hacienda-style house offers five main-house accommodation options: four
spacious guest rooms and one two-bedroom suite, each with a private bath and
original artwork adorning the walls. Included with your stay is a homemade
gourmet breakfast which people rave about.
Nature lovers delight in walks along the backyard trail of The Stockade Bed and Breakfast to explore the wilderness of native foliage and wildlife.
Nottoway Plantation & Resort is a
1850’s sugarcane estate, a AAA Four-Diamond property, and a member of Historic Hotels of America, and is the home of
the South’s largest existing antebellum mansion, now stunningly restored to its
original architectural design. It is an architectural masterpiece, with
the massive white columns and grand balconies standing guard over the
Mississippi River. On the other side the spectacular three-story Rotunda
overlooks majestic, towering oaks. Various daily tours quench the history
fanatic’s thirst for knowledge and the deluxe rooms, rich dining, and luxury
amenities go hand in hand with their gracious southern hospitality and service.
Even before you walk through the front door of this bed and breakfast, your hosts make you feel right at home. Whether you’re looking for a quiet weekend getaway or an action-packed visit to New Orleans, your hosts make it their business to pamper you. Elegance is the hallmark of this beautiful Italianate-style home. The dining room features an 11-foot oak table which provides a casually elegant setting for breakfast. Eleven fireplaces grace the home, including two in the double-parlor, which features Italian marble mantelpieces. Most bathrooms feature vintage clawfoot tubs and showers. The lush tropical garden of this B & B has been transformed since Hurricane Katrina to include a new in-ground swimming pool and hot tub. The area still provides a great setting for sipping your morning coffee, reading your favorite novel, or sharing a late-night talk with your sweetie after a long day in New Orleans.
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