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Bed and Breakfast Louisiana

Experience southern charm at bed and breakfasts in Louisiana--ranging from charming country cottages to funky and colorful city residences. No place is quite the same: whether you prefer the lush rural regions near the state’s northern borders, or the vibrant fun of a historic Victorian in New Orleans, you’ll be able to sample the wonders of the state.

Bed and Breakfast Louisiana

You belong here. La Belle Esplanade has been ranked the #1 B&B in New Orleans since April 2014 (and #2 B&B in the U.S. and #16 in the world). Located in a colorful and quirky mansion on a historic street. Our neighborhood is close to the tourist must-sees, but it is in an authentic New Orleans neighborhood of its own, home to small family-run museums, nationally famous restaurants, and local hangouts. The New Orleans Museum of Art, Frenchmen Street, and the French Quarter are a 20-minute stroll away. There are 70 restaurants within a mile radius from our address, most of them closer than that. Some of them are nationally famous and some of them are just for those of us who are in the know. You can be in the know, too. Read the blog on our website, often called, "The Best-Written Blog in New Orleans," and follow us on Facebook to keep yourself in a New Orleans state of mind. When you are ready to discover what it means to fall in love with the real New Orleans, you know where to find us. We're here for you.

This New Orleans, LA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Louisiana. Four suites with Five bedrooms offer Courtyard connections or private balconies overlooking famed Esplanade Avenue. Each suite has full bathroom and kitchenette with Continental Breakfast included. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in New Orleans, LA."

Tucked into south Baton Rouge’s charming tree-lined neighborhoods, The Stockade Bed and Breakfast offers welcoming inn accommodations to guests from all around the world. Our licensed and inspected bed and breakfast is named after the Civil War stockade that occupied the grounds and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our 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. Guests rave about our homemade gourmet breakfasts, included in your stay. The Stockade Bed and Breakfast’s generous grounds are certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. They offer great scenic views for nature lovers and bird watchers. The inn’s beautiful main house and gorgeous grounds are popular locations for events of all kinds: intimate weddings, bridal and baby showers, small gallery shows, and exclusive gatherings and retreats. We offer a unique ambiance that combines history, nature and warm hospitality unlike any other. Come experience the finest in Southern bed and breakfast lodging at The Stockade Bed and Breakfast. Hot breakfast is served from 7:00-9:00 a.m. during the week and at 9:00 a.m. on weekends. A continental self-serve breakfast is also available at all times.

Tucked away, just 16 miles south of Alexandria, Loyd Hall is convenient to city attractions yet far enough to feel a world away. This well-perserved architectural masterpiece nestled on a picturesque bayou, is perfect for a peaceful, romantic get-a-way as well as corporate retreats/functions, luncheons, family reunions, weddings, and other special events. Loyd Hall is a retreat into the Old South.

Bienvenue! Welcome to John LaFleur’s Louisiana Creole Guesthouse in historic Washington, Louisiana! Yes, we speak French, here, too! Once the home of Governor Jean-Batiste LeMoyne Sieur de Bienville's high interpreter's son-Jean-Batiste Andre' LaFleur, ancestor to Chef John-the house is a tri-plex Creole cottage w/ center hall. It is surrounded by private gardens and an ornamental circular pond. Elegant French doors, hardwood floors, board & baton shutters w/ cast iron hinging, chair rails and beamed ceilings from which hang elegant chandeliers offers only 3 well-appointed bedrooms w/ private baths.

"This St Francisville, LA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Louisiana. Enjoy a good breakfast. Our bnb in St Francisville provides full private baths, full kitchens, nice porches or decks overlooking steep ravines or peaceful pond, cable TV, wireless internet, barbeque grills, queen or king-sized four-poster beds, heat/air and ceiling fans. All cottages have double jacuzzis. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in St Francisville, Louisiana."

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in the heart of St. Francisville's charming historic district.

This Alexandria, LA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Louisiana. Enjoy breakfast, air conditioning, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, and kitchenette. Our bnb in Alexandria provides a balcony with views of the river and garden without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Country Charm Bed and Breakfast is located in Breaux Bridge, LA and provides a haven of rest for those who want a peaceful retreat from a fast-paced world. We are located in the heart of Cajun Country near Lafayette in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, the Crawfish Capitol of the World! At Country Charm, southern hospitality and the beauty of nature combine to offer you relaxation on our five wooded acres. Unwind in a hammock in the shade of our 250 year-old Evangeline Oak trees. Enjoy old-fashioned fun with a game of horse-shoes. Take your sweetheart for a canoe ride or fish for bream, bass, perch or catfish in our five acre private fishing lake. Massages are also available on site from licensed massage therapist. Ask about making an appointment.

The Cajun Country Cottages Bed & Breakfasts offers you the best rest and relaxation that you'll find in Cajun Country! Our five cottages are situated on the edge of our five acre lake. Fish, boat, canoe, read or just relax. Our guests rave at how rested they feel after a weekend at our cottages. They feel ready to go back into the real world!

Maison Des Amis bed & breakfast in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana is a Caribbean/Creole residence overlooking lush landscaped gardens. Maison des Amis is located in the downtown historic district of Breaux Bridge, one block from antique stores, gift shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Contemporary open-plan apartments for up to 5 guests, with lofted bedrooms, kitchens & flat-screens, laundry service and free wifi.

At Maison D’Memoire Bed & Breakfast Cottages of Rayne, LA we offer distinctive accommodations with irresistible Cajun charm and ambiance. Our lovely bed and breakfast features private cottages described as tranquil and very romantic. Our delightful guesthouses are located in the heart of “Cajun Country” in Rayne, Louisiana approximately one mile from Interstate 10 and only 15 minutes from Lafayette, Louisiana. Our serene Cajun Country cottages are situated on 20 secluded acres, where the atmosphere is warm and personal and one can count the blessings of a country weekend. Our guesthouses feature a full kitchen, private sitting porch, indoor Jacuzzi for 2 (in some cottages) and we will deliver a delicious full breakfast to your door each morning to enjoy in the privacy of your cottage suite! Our beautiful Rayne, LA bed and breakfast features a special events center, equipped to host gatherings of up to 150 people. Come and celebrate in a picture perfect setting, ideal for small weddings and elopements of up to 12 guests, anniversaries, class reunions and other special events. The peaceful surroundings provide a picturesque location for times long remembered; one of those rare places that seem to have it all. We look forward to welcoming you to our charming Lafayette Louisiana bed and breakfast!

Nestled along the lazy Bayou Teche, beneath the branches of the legendary Evangeline Oak, The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast offers seven guestrooms beautifully furnished in period antiques and reproductions with private baths and balcony. Old Castillo is a perfect place for special events such as weddings, rehearsals, parties, and meetings.

An elegant luxurious quiet retreat. Amenities you would not expect at a bed and breakfast. Experience southern hospitality with fabulous Cajun cooking.

Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast in Pitkin, Louisiana, provides nature lovers with a secluded oasis, with close proximity to such natural treasures as the Kisatchie National Forest and Ouiska Chitto Creek.

This New Iberia bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Louisiana. Enjoy a good breakfast. Our bnb in New Iberia provides free wifi and free parking. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in New Iberia, Louisiana.

The Caldwell House in Abbeville LA, combines unparalleled luxury with good old-fashioned Southern charm in a 100 year old Mediterranean-style home, just two blocks from downtown. Rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished. A friendly staff will go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A full gourmet breakfast is served each day, incorporating locally produced ingredients. For a memorable bed and breakfast experience, stay at The Caldwell House.

In the heart of plantation country, in the Historic District of Donaldsonville and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cabahanosse Bed and Breakfast is a short walk to many fine restaurants, historic sites, churches and museums.

Our Inn is nestled amongst our centuries old alley of oaks. The Inn is a series of Cottages, each with private porches and rocking chairs. The site is part of our 38 acres of the most beautiful gardens in the South. Live the life of the Great Sugar Barons, if only for a day. Three award winning restaurants will create creole dining experiences. The Mansion at Houmas House is the grandest of all the plantations of the South. See the South, the way it was meant to be.

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Visit Weymouth Hall Bed and Breakfast in Mississippi, and enjoy a beautiful night's stay at a National Historic Registered Inn. Take pleasure in beautiful sunsets over the mighty Mississippi River and the best Southern Breakfast in town.

This Natchez, MS bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Mississippi. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Natchez, MS.

This Bay Saint Louis, MI bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Mississippi. Enjoy a good breakfast, and full kitchen, and full bath. Our bnb in Bay Saint Louis provides free wifi and direct TV without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi.

This Natchez, MS bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in {state}. Enjoy a full Southern Breakfast served in the formal dining room where you may have the pleasure of meeting and conversing with our other guests. Our bnb in Natchez provides an immediate sense of homecoming is the description most often used by visitors in their comments about their stay. Soon our guests find themselves enjoying the leisurely pace of this gracious B&B, where the simplest things feel like adventures to the heart and soul without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next memorable escape in Natchez, Mississippi.

Whole House Rental! History and comfort await you in this beautifully restored 200 year-old townhouse of Adams County's first sheriff. Now owned by White Turpin's gggg-granddaughter, The White Turpin House in Natchez is the perfect retreat for families, friends, and romantic couples visiting historic Natchez, Ms. and her sister city, Vidalia, La. which is right across the river. Come visit with us in the city that is the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River.

Greenlea Bed & Breakfast is located in the old Spanish section of downtown Natchez, two blocks from the Mississippi River.

Chateau Blessey offers guests the opportunity to enjoy Southern hospitality with a French flair, gourmet breakfast featuring local produce, seafood, and evenings watching the beautiful sunsets from the porch over-looking the Gulf of Mexico. The in-house gallery features works by local artists from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

This Natchez, MS bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Mississippi. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Natchez, MS.

This Natchez, MI bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Mississippi. Enjoy a hot southern-style breakfast, and the rooms with the modern-day amenities yet keep that historical charm with hand-selected antiques. Our bnb in Natchez provides TV, Wifi, iron, blow dryers, full bath without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next wonderful escape in Natchez, Mississippi.

Welcome to Estees Guest House, your home away from home when visiting Tylertown. MS. Rent this house by the night week or month, and we’ll still be cheaper than any hotel room you can find. The inn is perfect for family get-together's and girlfriends getaways.

Welcome to the Devereaux Shields House, a beautiful bed and breakfast just steps from historic downtown Natchez, Mississippi. This B&B is listed on the National Historic Register for significant homes. Our Natchez inn includes two properties: the elegant 1893 Queen Anne Victorian main house, and the charming 1873 Victorian Aunt Clara’s Cottage. The Devereaux Shields House now features 6 rooms: two beautifully appointed suites in the main house and 4 spacious rooms in the cottage with heart pine floors and a large veranda. Guests will enjoy an amazing breakfast each morning and relaxing in our lovely gardens. The cottage also offers pet-friendly rooms. Colonel and Mrs. Devereaux Shields are believed to have built the Queen Anne Victorian-style home in Natchez, MS between 1893 and 1900. Colonel Shields was a veteran and hero for his exploits in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War in the late 19th Century. Our homes are just a few blocks from the 200-foot-high Natchez Bluffs, which offers a stunning view of the Mississippi River for several miles in both directions.

This Natchez, MS bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Mississippi. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, and Free Wi-Fi, and Cable TV. Our bnb in Natchez provides Private Adjoining Baths and Clean White Cotton Bedspreads without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next historic escape in Natchez, Mississippi.

This Natchez, MS bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Mississippi. Enjoy a fabulous breakfast, and Few spots in Natchez can match the relaxing feel of our swimming pool . Surrounded by poolside brick, the pool is perfect for an early morning dip or an afternoon sip. And when you feel like wandering, stroll through our three-acre estate garden, featuring over 100 camellias. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Natchez, Mississippi.

This Natchez, MS bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Mississippi. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Natchez, MS."

This Natchez, MS bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Mississippi. Enjoy a Classic Southern breakfast, and Private baths with marble showers, and Off street parking. Our bnb in Natchez provides Special rates for extended stays without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Natchez, Mississippi.

Explore Louisiana Bed and Breakfasts

When you stay in a Louisiana bed and breakfast, you can expect to meet friendly innkeepers, explore a rich natural landscape, and enjoy Southern delicacies--all in a single night.

Louisiana’s coastal regions are known for their bayous and flora--perfect for a romantic getaway, or a busy trip for lovers of the outdoors. For those seeking to stay in New Orleans, a variety of bed and breakfasts are tucked into the city’s most exciting streets and districts. Visitors can opt to stay in a restored mansion within the historic district, or spend the night at a bed and breakfast close to the city’s main attractions--the bustling French Quarter, bar-packed Bourbon Street. A trip to New Orleans is perfect to celebrate Mardi Gras in unforgettable style. Urban Louisiana fun also awaits in the cities of Lafayette and Baton Rouge, where cultural attractions and famed nightlife make for the ideal vacation.

    Food and Drink

  • Visitors to Louisiana can expect to sample delicious and diverse cuisines while there. Cajun cuisine-- named after a French-speaking Canadian culture--is ubiquitous in New Orleans. This style of cooking incorporates West African, French, and Spanish techniques; guests can often find it cooked fresh from locally available ingredients. They can expect “three pot” meals--one main dish, one steamed rice or seafood, and the third vegetables. Cajun cuisine often includes crawfish, shrimp, and sausage, along with the “trinity” of vegetable ingredients: green pepper, onion, and celery.

    Creole cuisine is also a famed staple of the Louisiana dining scene. It originated in the state, and blends West African, Spanish, French, and Amerindian cooking elements, making it a key part of southern cuisine more generally. Guests can enjoy Creole dishes such as jambalaya, a dish consisting of meat or seafood and vegetables mixed with rice, and prepared fresh in signature Louisiana Creole style.

  • Natural Features

  • Louisiana is known for its flora and fauna--the state’s coastal regions were shaped by the course of the Mississippi River, which carved out sprawling deltas and enormous areas of swamp and coastal march. These regions are crowded with distinctive animals and plants, from swamp birds like egrets to paddlefish and tree frogs. Other natural features in the state include rare flowers, stretches of longleaf pine forest, and rippling savannas. Salt domes, including a famed one in Avery Island, Louisiana, exist throughout the state; they formed as a result of evaporation from the Gulf of Mexico, which borders the state along its southern edge.

  • Weather

  • The weather in Louisiana is generally warm, particularly during the longer summer months, with short and mild winters. The region receives higher rainfall than most other parts of the country, with a “wet season” spanning from April to September. Southern Louisiana in particular experiences famed humidity and heat. The state is also affected by hurricanes, including the famously devastating Hurricane Katrina, from which the city of New Orleans is still rebuilding.

  • History

  • The state of Louisiana has a rich multicultural heritage. It is the site of the country’s first burial mounds, created by Native Americans who dwelled in the region for millenia. In the seventeenth century, the state was a colony of the French and the Spanish. It became the seat of the southern slave trade; those looking to learn more about the history of American slavery can find educational museums in New Orleans and other areas in the state.

    The region has been shaped by its coastal weather and by its eighteenth-century legacy of diverse cultures mingling. A stroll down one street in New Orleans might evince the blend of cultural backgrounds that has changed the state’s settlement patterns, its music and its food, including French, Haitian, Spanish, African, and Native American heritages.

    These historical influences contribute to the highly multilingual environment to be found in modern Louisiana. In New Orleans, for example, visitors can find Spanish Creole architecture alongside historic French buildings.

  • Activities

  • Louisiana features a wide array of recreational activities--from nature tours to nightlife options, from distinct cuisine options to large state parks.

    Visitors to Louisiana can book swamp tours to explore the coastal region from the water, glimpsing alligators, herons, rare plants and an enormous variety of marine life. State parks offer hiking options that will plunge visitors into a natural world of greenery.

    The city of Shreveport is a Louisiana gem, featuring cultural festivals and fine dining options for visitors. It sits next to a swamp--famed for its alligators--and offers a relaxed option to explore the state from. St. Francisville, a popular city for visitors located in West Feliciana Parish, an area of plantation country, is known for its history and wildlife. Natchitoches is another key Louisiana destination. It overlaps with the National Historical Park and is rife with historic landmarks, from a cathedral with famous stained-glass to an eighteenth-century general store and rows of French Creole townhouses. For sports fans, a trip to Baton Rouge complements game day, when the LSU Tigers take to the field and tailgates abound.

    New Orleans is known worldwide for its exuberant Mardi Gras celebrations, and the city also features a diverse array of dining options for visitors to sample the cuisines of Cajun Country. New Orleans nightlife offers an unforgettable experience; guests can taste Louisiana whiskeys and enjoy musical performances.

  • Things to do

  • Louisiana features a wealth of recreational activities. Visitors can go for hikes in the state’s national parks, and they can enjoy speedboat tours of the marsh, possibly catching glimpses of alligators sunning themselves in the rivers.

    The state’s cities are generally known for their busy nightlife, the range of southern cuisines, and the entertainment possibilities in bars, theaters, and clubs. In New Orleans, the historic French Quarter is the site of musical performances and numerous historic buildings, making it a can’t-miss destination for visitors to the area. Across town, the upscale Canal Street presents an array of shopping and entertainment venues. The Garden District is also a popular destination for visitors; its avenues are shaded by oaks and feature ornate homes of varying sizes, cultivated gardens, and a nineteenth-century cemetery, as well as antique shops and boutiques that line the Mardi Gras parade route.

    In addition, visitors to the state would do well to visit the bustling cities of Baton Rouge and Lafayette, as well as the smaller, charming towns of Breaux Bridge and Covington. In each of these destinations, dining and shopping options await alongside natural beauty and an array of museums.

Bed and Breakfast Louisiana FAQ

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  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a bed and breakfast in Louisiana?

    In the typical Louisiana bed and breakfast, guests can expect a full range of amenities. These include free WiFi and cable in in-room televisions. Bed and breakfasts include full kitchens, and many guestrooms come with a private bath--Jacuzzi tubs are common--that is connected to the main room. Many bed and breakfasts also feature charming details, from local artwork and specialty soaps to fresh linens. Guests can expect home-cooked meals, from innkeepers who provide recommendations for local activities and hidden gems--along with recipes to take Louisiana cuisine home.

  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Louisiana?

    Guests to Louisiana bed and breakfasts can trade the impersonal atmosphere of a chain hotel for a quaint guesthouse. With friendly and welcoming innkeepers--embodying southern hospitality--and charming interiors, Louisiana bed and breakfasts are ideal for a weekend getaway. Quaint breakfast inns make popular locations for romantic trips or girls’ nights out, whether in the heart of New Orleans or the relaxed atmosphere of a quieter town. Guests can check in to an unforgettable home that allows them to experience what the state has to offer while comfortable.

  • How can I get around Louisiana?

    When staying in a city--including New Orleans, Lafayette and Baton Rouge-visitors have access to well-developed public transportation systems, including buses. Louisiana bed and breakfasts are often located close to tourist attractions--from the French Quarter to the Garden District and urban historic districts--so guests to these homes will find attractions within walking distance. Ride-sharing and rental cars are accessible from these major cities as well as smaller towns throughout the state. Louisiana also has three international airports, in the cities of Alexandria, Lake Charles and New Orleans.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Louisiana?

    Louisiana features many different types of bed and breakfasts. La Belle Esplanade--ranked the #2 bed and breakfast in the country and the best bed and breakfast in Louisiana--is a quirky and colorful mansion on a historic street in New Orleans. The home is located close to the major city must-sees while also providing access to a quaint and quiet neighborhood rich with city culture. For a more rural and charming option, the Maison D’Memoire bed and breakfast in Rayne, Louisiana offers a Cajun ambience--and Cajun food--on twenty acres of private land, making it a good option for a secluded and romantic bed and breakfast in Louisiana.

    Guests can also stay in plantation bed and breakfasts in Louisiana, such as the Butler Greenwood Plantation B&B, located in St. Francisville. It offers cottages with porches overlooking a pond, barbecue grills, and four-poster beds, among other amenities.

    Haunted bed and breakfasts are also popular in the state, along with Victorian bed and breakfasts, cottages, and historic, restored mansions. Stay in a bed and breakfast in south Louisiana to experience urban activity and natural sights--the Pierre Coulon Guest House in New Orleans, for example, offers a private apartment in a vibrant quarter that works well as a base for sightseeing or part of a larger trip around the state.