• Houmas House

The Inn at Houmas House

The Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road

Houmas House is perhaps the most impressive of the plantation houses built alongside the rolling Mississippi River and now offers beautiful cottage accommodation in the grounds of the plantation itself. Dating from 1840, the stunning antebellum ‘Big House’ is the main feature of the estate and is open on specific dates for atmospheric tours. The rest of the time guests can explore the beautiful grounds, watch the ceaseless Mississippi or enjoy a meal at the exciting venues across the site. At the end of the day, guests can retire to their authentically decorated cottage to enjoy modern amenities and plenty of Old South charm.

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Oak Alley Plantation

Hotel highlights

  • Dine at several different restaurants
  • One of the most impressive plantation estates left
  • Admire the beautiful 1840’s antebellum ‘Big House’
  • Soak up the Old South atmosphere
  • Book a tour to see inside the mansion

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 18 rooms
  • Minimum check in age: 21
  • Includes guided tour of the mansion for two

Main Facilities

  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Iconic

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Inn at Houmas House

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 1 hour from New Orleans International Airport
142 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 108
  • Very Good 14
  • Average 9
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 6

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Sep 29, 2019

Truly spectacular

Homer Glen, Illinois

Words can't fully explain the beauty of Houmas House and Gardens. Visited with our family (6) and stayed in their charming cottages on site. Walking through the gardens is an experience and around every corner is a scent to write home about. The mansion tour takes about 45 minutes and is exceptionally detailed. The outbuildings are lovingly restored. Had dinner on site at Latil's which is in the original French Chateau building onto which the plantation house was added. Breakfast the next morning was served in the Carriage House and is a sit down affair where choices are from a menu and brought the table by real people. This is a spectacular place!
Aug 05, 2019

Great Inn at Houmas House

Vienna, Austria

The Houmas House is an old Plantation with a huge, beautiful garden. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. Worth to mention is also the Turtle Bar which is on the estate as well as a little gift shop and some restaurants. The whole plantation is squeezed in between an industrial area and the road/river, nevertheless you don't feel that due to the big gardens. A must if you are visiting the south and are interested in history.
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