Louisiana has hundreds of small bed and breakfasts throughout the state, especially along historic River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Sometimes it can be hard to pick the right one for your trip, so here are a few things to consider when searching for Louisiana B&B’s:
1. Type of Experience: Many B&B’s operate out of historic homes that have been restored to their past grandeur, while others are larger commercial ventures with cottages on site for you to stay in. Make sure to take into account what kind of experience you desire the most: the true feeling of what it was like to live and stay in historic home/plantation or a more contemporary accommodation.
2. Weather: Louisiana is located in the Deep South of the United States and experiences long, hot, humid summers as well as frequent hurricanes. If you are not prepared for either, they can provide a less than pleasant experience during your trip. The best times to visit Louisiana are in the spring and the fall, with winter a close second, so make sure to plan your trip accordingly if hot weather is not for you.
3. Location: The itinerary of your trip will play a large factor into which B&B you choose. If you plan to spend several days in New Orleans, a B&B in the city would be a good choice. If you plan to tour plantation country, go on swamp tours, or make short trips to towns such as Breaux Bridge, Baton Rouge, St. Martinsville, etc., a centrally located River Road B&B is a better choice for you.
4. Amenities: Not all B&B’s are built alike. Because each B&B is a small business, they all provide varying degrees of amenities and quality of service. For instance, Bocage Plantation offers several high-end amenities (terry cloth bathrobes, steam showers with double shower heads, Lord & Mayfair bath amenities, and more) that most Baton Rouge or New Orleans B&B’s do not.
A trip to Louisiana is a unique experience. Our state offers a long list of incomparable attractions and quality inns to stay at. Make sure to research activities and accommodations before you visit to ensure that your Louisiana vacation is the trip of a lifetime!