Bed and Breakfast Baton Rouge LA

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana and the state’s second largest city is known for it’s amazing dining options, historical sites and a range of fun things to do.

Bed and Breakfast Baton Rouge LA

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The city sits on the beautiful banks of the Mississippi River.  Various locations around town offer gorgeous views of the river. Home to  Louisiana State University, and the resident football team, the LSU Tigers, Baton Rouge is an ideal place for college sports fans to take in a fast-paced game.  Family travelers will find kid-friendly attractions in abundance and  history lovers will find plenty to keep them busy and interested during  their visit.

Bed and Breakfasts in Baton Rouge,  LA provide visitors with luxurious, home-like places to stay near some  of the city’s best attractions. Some have locations near the river. So,  you can enjoy gorgeous views of the river right from your guest room in your Baton Rouge bed and breakfast. Others are conveniently located near downtown’s attractions and dining options. The capital of Louisiana offers plenty of bed and breakfast options to help you stay comfortable  and experience true Southern hospitality during your trip. Read on for  more information about traveling to Baton Rouge and everything you need to know about booking a bed and breakfast in Baton Rouge.

    Weather

  • Baton Rouge has a semi-tropical climate which makes it ideal for visiting and  exploring the outdoors year round. The weather is very warm in the  summer. In fact, it can be too hot for many travelers with temperatures  in the upper 90s with near 100% humidity. During July, there are  typically a number of days where the ground ozone reaches severe levels,  which may cause health problems for some. This should be taken into  consideration before planning to spend time outdoors during the summer.  Winter is mild and short and there is rarely severe weather. Fall and  spring are both quite nice, with cool nights and warm days. Hurricane  season is from June-November.

  • History

  • The city of Baton Rouge got its name when a french explorer, Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville  discovered a stake stained red with the blood of fish and animals that  divided the native lands of the Houmas and Bayougoula people. From this,  the place was given the name Baton Rouge which means ‘Red Stick’ in French. Throughout history, Baton Rouge has been under several flags including Spain, England, France, the  Confederate States of America and the West Florida Republic. In 1817,  the town was chosen to be the new capital of the state of Louisiana.  The city has been growing in size ever since and today is the state’s second largest city.

  • Activities

  • Baton Rouge offers tourists a number of fun activities to enrich their stay and  fill their days. The city has a variety of museums and cultural  attractions. For instance, the River Road African American Museum is one of the best places in the South to learn about the heritage and  history of the African Americans who have lived along the MIssissippi  River.  The Audubon State Historic Site is centered around the Oakley House, a former resident of John James Audubon. Meanwhile, the Old Governor’s Mansion provides a chance for visitors to peek into the way of life of those holding Louisiana’s highest office in the middle of the last century.

    History and culture are not the only things Baton Rouge has to offer. Football fans will certainly want to see a game at Tiger Stadium, the home of Louisiana State University's college team. Those traveling with kids will appreciate the numerous family-friendly things to do in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Zoo is home to more than 800 exotic and local animals.

    Baton Rouge has plenty of opportunities for shopping and dining. Your Baton Rouge Bed and Breakfast is the perfect base for checking out anything from unique boutiques to modern shopping malls. Check out Perkins Rowe for plenty of retail and dining options for the whole family.

  • Things to do

  • Baton Rouge is small city but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a wide variety of things to do. See nature up close at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, take in a football game at Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium, and then  tour the Old Governor’s Mansion to get a good taste of everything the city has to offer. Downtown, the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino boat is docked near the major attractions and offers 24/7 fun and  restaurants with Mississippi River views. After you’ve finished  exploring, relax and enjoy a nice dinner and stroll through the shops at  Perkins Rowe, a modern shopping destination with a nice variety of restaurants.

  • Food and Drink

  • One of the things that Baton Rouge is best known for is its delicious Cajun and Creole food. This type of cuisine is noted for its unique blend of  spices and use of the abundant local seafood found around Louisiana. Baton Rouge is one of the best places to experience Cajun and Creole food. Oysters are a favorite ingredient, and they feature  prominently in many dishes. You’ll be able to try them raw on the  half-shell or cooked in a variety of ways. Gumbo is another hallmark  dish that you must try while in Baton Rouge.  It’s a stew-like dish that’s made with a combination of vegetables and  other ingredients. Much of the nation’s supply of crawfish is harvested  in Louisiana, and Baton Rouge is one of the best places to try this freshwater variety of lobster.  You'll find them used in soups, gumbos and a variety of other dishes as  well as prepared whole in a classic crawfish boil.

  • Natural Features

  • Baton Rouge sits on the eastern bank of the MIssissippi River. Here, the river is  wide as it approaches its mouth into the Gulf of Mexico. The city sits  on a natural bluff, the Istrouma Bluff which, along with a man-made  levee system, largely protects the city from flooding. This region of  Southern Louisiana is largely comprised of low-lying wetlands and bayou. This unique  ecosystem is home to a vast array of plant and animal life. If you’d  like to get out and see it for yourself, swamp tours are available from  various companies around town. Visiting the Bluebonnnet Swamp Nature Center is the perfect way to spend a day learning about the plants and animals that occupy the swamp surrounding Baton Rouge.  The center features a number of indoor exhibits including live animals,  photographs, natural artifacts, vintage waterfowl carvings and more.  There’s also more than a mile of gravel paths and boardwalks outside  which give you an up-close look at the swamp.

Bed and Breakfast Baton Rouge LA FAQ

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  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Bed and Breakfast Baton Rouge LA?

    Bed and Breakfasts in Baton Rouge offer visitors a full range of amenities to make sure they have a comfortable getaway. Wifi is standard in both the common areas and guest rooms. Air conditioning is also standard in vacation rentals in Baton Rouge.  When staying at a bed and breakfast, one of the highlights is enjoying a  full breakfast each morning. Most properties will have a dedicated  dining room, while others may serve breakfast in the room, or at an  off-site location. Private baths with hair dryers, premium toiletries and robes are also typical. Check-in and cancellation policies as well as handicap accessibility vary from property to property so it’s best to verify with each individual property before booking.

  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Baton Rouge LA?

    Staying at a bed and breakfast in Baton Rouge, LA has many benefits over other types of vacation rentals. From check-in to check-out, you’ll be welcomed by a friendly local host who not only  knows how to make your stay comfortable, but can help you choose the  best things to do around town for an enjoyable stay. There are bed and  breakfasts in convenient locations all around Baton Rouge, such as near Louisiana State University and Tiger Stadium, Perkins Rowe or downtown with close proximity to the Old Governor’s Mansion or the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. Bed and breakfasts in Baton Rouge feature charming interiors, historical features and antique furnishings  that make your accommodations as unique as they are comfortable.

  • How can I get around Baton Rouge LA?

    Baton Rouge is home to its own international airport, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR).  The airport is served by several major airlines including American  Airlines, United and Delta. However, many travelers will choose to  arrive at the larger, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in New Orleans. This airport is larger and served by more airlines, including low cost carriers and international carriers. Baton Rouge is approximately 90 minutes away. From the Baton Rouge Airport, you can reach downtown by the #103 express bus. Pubic  transportation is limited. The area is best explored by car, and car  rentals are readily available at either airport.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Baton Rouge LA?

    Bed and breakfasts in Baton Rouge range from historic homes near downtown to sprawling properties in the countryside near the city.

    The Stockade Bed and Breakfast sits on a charming tree-lined street in south Baton Rouge.  This historic Hacienda-style home sits on grounds that were once  occupied by a Civil War stockade, which is where the BnB gets its name.  Today, the home features five spacious rooms and suites in the main  house and gorgeous grounds for strolling and enjoying nature.

    A bit south of Baton Rouge, in Darrow, LA, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is one of the most romantic bed and breakfasts in the Baton Rouge area. The inn occupies a series of cottages with private porches set  among an alley of ancient oak trees. Houmas House is one of the only pet  friendly bed and breakfasts near Baton Rouge, LA, so you are welcome to bring your dogs and walk your leashed pups around the plantation grounds.