• Madewood Plantation House

Madewood Plantation House

Stunning plantation house dating from the 1840’s

Dating from 1846, this iconic Greek Revival Antebellum house is one of Louisiana's finest plantation homes and opens its doors to guests seeking an authentic Deep South experience.  Start your stay with a wine and cheese reception at 6pm in the library and embark on your historical country house break. Guest rooms are spread between the spectacular main house and a historic riverboat captain’s house and all feature classic flourishes and atmospheric decor. During the day you can wander amongst the oak trees and imagine what life would have been like all those years ago.

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Away from it all
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Tripadvisor rating 140 Reviews
Oak Alley Plantation

Hotel highlights

  • Delectable evening and breakfast dining
  • Beautifully traditional decor
  • Read a book under the canopy of an oak
  • Impressive Greek Revival architecture

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 8 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Free parking

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Madewood Plantation House

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 75 mins from New Orleans International Airport
140 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 92
  • Very Good 28
  • Average 11
  • Poor 8
  • Terrible 1

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Feb 17, 2019

Grand Old Lady

Corvallis, Oregon

We had a wonderful overnight stay at Madewood. Angie- the innkeeper -was very gracious and welcoming. Presently, guests stay in a gorgeous building across a patio from the main mansion. Meals are held in the mansion. At this point, the mansion is being renovated and so there are workers around during the day. But the historical home that guests stay in is in itself quite lovely, and I believe even older than Madewood. You can roam around the grounds at will, and we snooped around the mansion around the meal times. Fun fact: the mansion is presently owned by a noted New York artist - Hunt Slonem. His neo-impressionistic art and collections are interspersed with the decor in the mansion, making it eclectic and charming. Dinner and breakfast was included with our stay, although we were the only ones at the plantation that night. There was a wine and cheese appetizer, salad, tomato bisque, corn bread, shrimp etoufee in a puff pastry, smothered green beans, sweet potato mash and bread pudding for dinner. We could have had brandy after, if we had chosen. Breakfast was grits, potatoes, fresh muffins, fresh orange juice and quiche. We were stuffed. The mansion is being renovated, but is still very open to guests. The antique furnishings are glorious in the mansion and the building we slept in- and we found the bed very comfortable. That said, everything is not in perfect condition. We tend to give older houses a pass on things like torn linoleum, or creaky floors, and indeed our room had both. Our room was very clean. There was no wifi in our room, but there was wifi in the mansion. There are only a few plantations in Louisiana that you can stay at. Seeing Madewood at night- eating in the dining room- sleeping in the ship captain's house -was like stepping in to the history of Louisiana.
Oct 16, 2018

Very nice hostess, beautiful grand dame needs a good cleaning

des moines

Madewood is a gorgeous plantation home in a quiet part of the state. It’s easy to see the past grandeur and Kudos to the owners for restoring this piece of history. Our hostess, Angie was gracious and accommodating. The house has many bedrooms that are set up well for families and friends traveling together with multiple beds in some rooms. Several of the bathrooms are very large and some quite small. Ask if this matters to you. Angie allows a run of the house to explore which is nice to view all of the art and antique furniture. Dinner was beautiful and very well prepared. We were grateful for the gluten free accommodation. The house is undergoing renovation work and Angie was very clear about what to expect - it wasn’t a problem at all. With so many wonderful things to claim I was surprised by how dirty our room was. It needs a good cleaning. The room we booked didn’t have the air on and Angie offered us another which we were glad to take. Perhaps the original had been better prepared. There is visible dust in many places - see the photo of the bathroom floor. The drapes need to be vacuumed as all of the linens smell dusty. See the photo of the mud nest I found on a drape when I went to close it for the night. There wasn’t any soap in the bath, however, the shampoo made do. While the room was cool, the bath was not air conditioned and was very hot. We had an unexpected guest in our room. See photo.
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