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Baton Rouge’s Art Scene Has A Lot To Offer

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Louisianna Art

If you’re an art enthusiast, you’ll be right at home in Baton Rouge. The art scene is absolutely vibrant in Baton Rouge with some truly world-class exhibits you can’t afford to miss when you’re in town. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or you have an eye for the modern, the city boasts a range of art museums featuring artists ranging from the all-time masters to promising local talent.

What are some of the best art exhibits in Louisiana’s capital city? Our favorites include:

• Baton Rouge Gallery
• LSU Museum of Art
• Shaw Center for the Arts
• Manship Theater
• Louisiana Art and Science Museum
• Louisiana Mud Painting Gallery
• Louisiana Pottery Museum

But that’s not all the Baton Rouge art scene has to offer. The first Saturday of each month you can check out the Baton Rouge Arts Market, featuring some of the best local artists in the city selling their works. In addition, there are several art festivals throughout the year, like the Houmas House Art Festival, FestforAll, and Oak Alley Art Festival.

You can also enjoy the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Buddy Stewart Memorial Music Foundation & Rhythm Museum, and catch local acts perform at places like Haven Gallery & Listening Room.
Simply put, there’s something to satisfy the art lover in everybody who visits Baton Rouge. So, the next time you come stay at Bocage Plantation, take advantage of the amazing opportunity to soak in the local art scene.

New Orleans Gives Architecture Lovers Something To Really Look At

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

New Orleans architectureArchitecture aficionados visiting Bocage Plantation are in for a double delight. Not only does historic Bocage Plantation offer what’s widely considered the best and most original interpretation of American Greek Revival architecture in the nation, but a short drive over to New Orleans opens the door to an entire world of architectural wonder.

Lenny Kravitz once said, “There’s certain things in life that I love. One is architecture And music, culture, food, people. New Orleans has all of that.” The French Quarter resident is right on all counts, and while the Big Easy might be most notorious for its cuisine and music, its architecture is among the best in the nation.

The great thing about New Orleans is its variety of architectural styles. From Creole cottages to Greek revival mansions to shotgun houses, the Crescent City is home to a myriad of remarkable styles. The city even has a rare example of a Moorish revival church. It’s this diversity that perfectly captures the fascinating, intricate multicultural heritage of New Orleans, and it’s what makes the city’s architectural landscape among the most interesting anywhere.
Of course, there are many different ways to soak in the architecture in New Orleans. You could take a bus tour around the city, and you’ll get a chance to see a broad spectrum of architectural styles across the area. You could also take an architectural walking tour with a group led by a professional guide. This would give you a great opportunity to learn more about the city’s architecture than you might be able to do on your own, and it gives you the chance to ask questions to a local expert.

But one of the most exciting, rewarding, and convenient ways to discover the city’s rich architectural offerings is to simply go for a walk. Do some exploring. A short stroll is sure to provide you with a diverse collection of stunning examples of numerous architectural styles, allowing you to truly take as much time as you want to admire these beautiful works of art.

A trip to Bocage Plantation truly is like heaven for the architecture lover.

Get Social with Bocage Plantation!

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

At Bocage Plantation, there’s nothing we love more than interacting with our guests. We love talking to you, hearing about your experiences, answering your questions, and just getting to know you. We’ve had thousands of guests come through our doors of our Baton Rouge bed and breakfast over the years, and it’s always a blessing and a privilege to get to meet you all and to share a little moment in your lives.

Because we love interacting with you so much, we’ve made the commitment to get active on social media. That’s right – you can connect with your favorite Baton Rouge bed and breakfast on all your favorite social networking sites. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!

Here are the links to our various social networking profiles:

Bocage Plantation on Facebook

Bocage Plantation on Twitter

Bocage Plantation on Google+

We encourage you to Like us, follow us, and engage with us on all of these channels. Whether you have a question or comment or you just want to say hi, we’re always eager to hear from you. And please share our pages with your friends so we can spread the word about Bocage Plantation.

We look forward to connecting with you!

We Want You To Review Bocage Plantation!

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Have you stayed at Bocage Plantation? If so, first, we’d like to say thank you. We are so grateful for each and every guest that visits our Louisiana bed and breakfast, and there’s nothing we enjoy more than meeting you and getting to know you. It truly is a pleasure each time a new person comes through the doors of our historic mansion.

What we also enjoy is hearing from our guests about their experiences. See, it’s our goal to make Bocage Plantation not just the best bed and breakfast in the New Orleans/Baton Rouge area…we want Bocage Plantation to be the best bed and breakfast in the world!

The only way we can do this is with your help. We need your honest feedback about your experience here at Bocage Plantation. Tell us what you loved about staying at Bocage, and if you have any suggestions for how we could improve the experience, please let us know.

So, how can you give us your feedback? There are many different ways to let us know what you think about Bocage Plantation.

You can click this link to write a review that will be published on tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel community. We read every review and take the feedback of our guests seriously. Please make sure you provide an honest, genuine assessment of your opinion of Bocage Plantation.

Another way to share your feedback is on our Facebook page. We’re very active on social media, and we love to talk to our guests on Facebook. Just post on our wall and we’ll be there to interact with you!

Of course, you can always contact us privately to share your thoughts and experiences. Click here to contact Bocage Plantation.

We look forward to your reviews, and we love hearing from you!

Why Is Bocage Plantation The Perfect Place To Host Your Special Events?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

wedding-venueDid you know that you can host just about any type of event at Bocage Plantation? That’s right, our historic Louisiana bed and breakfast is regularly the setting of all types of events, from family reunions to fundraisers to weddings and everything in between.
So, the next time you’re planning a big event, consider hosting it at Bocage Plantation. There are many great reasons you should do so:

• Host just about any type of special event—You can book just about any type of event at beautiful Bocage Plantation. Weddings, family reunions, anniversary parties, company meetings, musical programs…you name it, we can host it. For all your special events, always consider Bocage Plantation.
• Provide a unique, memorable setting for your event—Let’s face it: hosting your events at the same old venues gets boring for everyone involved. If you want your event to truly be memorable, you need to host it in an unforgettable venue that’s like nowhere else. Bocage Plantation is one of the most beautiful examples of American Greek Revival architecture, and it’s steeped in history. Everywhere you turn, you’re sure to see something beautiful and unexpected, from beautiful antique paintings to luxurious furnishings. All your guests will marvel at your fine taste for hosting your event at Bocage Plantation.
• Get help from our friendly staff—It takes a lot of work to plan a great event. You put a lot of time and energy into it to make sure the event goes off beautifully. Let us give you a helping hand. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you every step of the way to make sure your event is exceptional.
• We’ll configure our space to fit your needs—We’re happy to accommodate your special needs, and we will do everything we can to make our space just right for your event. Our broad balcony can easily be configured to host meetings and events, and so can the lower porch. We also have double parlors upstairs and downstairs that can be setup for your event.
• The courtyard is absolutely beautiful—We love hosting garden parties at Bocage Plantation. The courtyard in front of the mansion is perfect for all types of occasions, including musical programs.

Have a question about hosting an event at Bocage Plantation? Leave a comment below or click here to contact us today.

Check Out What People Are Saying About Bocage Plantation!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

We’re so incredibly grateful for all of the wonderful guests we’ve hosted over the years at Bocage Plantation. We appreciate each and every visitor, and we are humbled at some of the positive reviews and feedback we have gotten for our bed and breakfast in Baton Rouge.
Take a look below to see what people have said recently about Bocage Plantation:

Bocage Plantation Bed and Breakfast in Darrow, Louisiana“Gorgeous plantation, amazing host & staff – well worth the trip!! Just returned from an overnight stay at Bocage Plantation on Saturday evening. What an amazing place!! It’s like being in a museum – but there are no ropes to hold you back from inspecting the antiques, walking through the rooms, enjoying the grounds, etc.”—SCat on TripAdvisor.com

“Beauty & Comfort with Excellent Care. We arrived at Bocage Plantation for a quick get away and one of the things I have always wanted to do is to stay in an actual Plantation home. We could not have chosen a better location. To say that the home is beautiful is an understatement. We were greeted by Roberto and his awesome house dog, Tina Bojangles. Tina was so sweet and just greeted us with a big smile and even licked my feet!”—Fathead7 on TripAdvisor.com

“Loved our stay at Bocage! The most beautiful rooms I have ever seen!!” —Emily B. on Facebook

“The house and staff were beyond wonderful. We can’t wait to visit again in the spring. Best Wishes for 2013!!” —Eric C. on Facebook

“When driving down River Road, we noticed Bocage from the Road. WOW, we drive up past the live oaks and finally see it for ourselves. Someone was there to greet us and help with baggage. First we were treated to wine and hor Douvres then we took the complimentary tour. So much rich history and beautiful antiques. We actually got to sleep in an Antique Mallord bed with was unbelievably comfortable. Breakfast in the Dining room was very quiet and romantic. The staff took care of all our needs and pampering. We will visit again!” —Steven B. on ILoveInns.com

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Have you stayed at Bocage Plantation? We’d love your feedback about your experience. Click here to write your own review about Bocage Plantation bed and breakfast in Baton Rouge.

The Best Free and Cheap Things to do in Baton Rouge While Staying at Bocage Bed and Breakfast

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

If you’re planning a visit to our Louisiana bed and breakfast, we encourage you to set aside a little time to explore Baton Rouge while you’re here. There are lots of neat things to do in Baton Rouge, and the good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot (or anything, in some cases) to do them.
Check out this list of some of our favorite free and low cost things to do in Baton Rouge:

• Visit the Old Louisiana State Capital—This National Historic Landmark is a Gothic architectural gem located in downtown Baton Rouge, next to the Mississippi River. It houses the Old State Capitol Museum of Political History, which contains many interesting and educational exhibits. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, the museum is free.
• Check out the Louisiana Art & Science Museum—This remarkable museum is housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River. Visitors of all ages will find the constantly changing exhibits exciting and educational. The museum is free for college students with an ID, and it’s also free for members of the Louisiana Association of Museums. For other guests, admission prices are very affordable.
• Explore the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center—With an admission price of just $3 for adults ages 18-64 (and cheaper for other ages), the 103-acre Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center has remarkable live animal exhibits, natural artifact and mineral displays, ecology and art exhibits, and so much more. You can explore varied habitats and see beautiful wildlife throughout the site.
• Relax at the Baton Rouge Beach—Located on LSU Lake, this beautiful beach and pier offers the perfect spot for a little relaxation. There’s plenty of space to walk around the lake, jog, play, or just take it easy near the lake. The park is well maintained and always beautiful.

Bocage Plantation is perfectly situated for a quick trip to Baton Rouge. If you’re looking for more exciting things to do while you stay at our Louisiana bed and breakfast, our staff will gladly provide you with some great recommendations. We want you to have a memorable time when you stay with us!

Things to do when You Stay at Bocage Plantation Louisiana Bed & Breakfast

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Planning a visit to Bocage Plantation? There are a lot of great things to do when you stay at our Louisiana bed & breakfast, so we’ve come up with a list of a few of our favorites.

• Tour our historic plantation—Bocage Plantation is steeped in history. When you’re here, it’s almost like you’ve been transported to a different time and place. Our plantation is magnificent, and there’s plenty to look at and a lot of great history to discover. We also have fine antiques and furnishings and paintings from world-famous artists. There’s so much to see and do when you tour and stay at Bocage!
• Enjoy delicious food and drink—When you stay at Bocage Plantation, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious, healthy breakfast to start your day, great evening snacks, a glass of wine on your arrival, and plenty of food and drink throughout your stay. Not to mention, you’re in Louisiana, home to some of the finest cuisine in the world. There are so many great restaurants in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and throughout the area. You’re always sure to have a great meal.
• Explore great local attractions—You don’t have to spend all of your time on our 100-acre plantation. Take advantage of your time here and go check out some of the great local attractions around Bocage Plantation. There’s plenty to do and see for visitors of all ages.
• Visit New Orleans—Bocage is situated conveniently between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, so you can’t come here without making a visit to The Big Easy. New Orleans has amazing restaurants and plenty of entertainment options. We highly recommend taking the time to explore this great city when you come stay at our Louisiana plantation bed and breakfast.
• Relax—Most importantly, we want you to relax and enjoy your stay here at Bocage Plantation. You’ll be in some of the most beautiful, peaceful surroundings you can imagine, so take the time to unwind and recharge your batteries during your stay.

Have a question about Bocage Plantation? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Top Reasons to Stay at a Louisiana Bed and Breakfast Near LSU Stadium

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

LSU’s football and baseball programs are some of the most popular in the country. The teams are regularly ranked toward the top of the polls, and their success has earned them a huge base of loyal fans.

LSU’s home games are regularly sold out, and a lot of people travel from out of town to see them perform. If you find yourself coming to the Baton Rouge area to watch a Tigers game, you’re going to need a place to stay. Before you book a stay at one of the big chain hotels, consider doing something different. Consider the benefits of staying at a Baton Rouge bed and breakfast.
Why stay at a B&B in Louisiana?

• It’s convenient—When you come into town to see an LSU football game, you want to make sure you have somewhere to stay that’s fairly close to the stadium. A historic bed and breakfast, like Bocage Plantation, gives you convenient access to the stadium, so you can get to the game easily. Convenience is very important when choosing your bed and breakfast in Louisiana.
• You can enjoy a great meal—You can’t go to Louisiana without enjoying some great food during your visit. While you should certainly take the time to visit some of the amazing restaurants in Baton Rouge and down the road in New Orleans, you can also enjoy a great start to your day with an amazing breakfast at your Louisiana B&B. A top bed and breakfast, like Bocage Plantation, will serve up a hearty, healthy breakfast that fills you up and delights your taste buds.
• You’ll enjoy peaceful surroundings—LSU football has fans across the country, and Baton Rouge gets packed with visitors when there’s a game. The chain hotels around LSU get filled up with football fans quickly, but if you stay in a quaint bed and breakfast nearby, you can enjoy some peace and quiet while you’re in town for the game. It’s a great way to get away from the crowds and the noise without going far from LSU stadium at all.
• You can get a great value on your stay—Bed and breakfasts offer an excellent value for travelers. When you stay at a bed and breakfast, you’re not just paying for lodging. You also get to enjoy great cooking, and you can enjoy all the history and beauty that is on display at a Louisiana bed and breakfast like Bocage Plantation. Talk about a great bang for your buck!
• It’s an experience like no other—Staying at a bed and breakfast is so much different from staying at a hotel. And every bed and breakfast is unique. You just can’t compare the experience to anything else. If you stay at a historic Louisiana bed and breakfast like Bocage Plantation, you can experience history and romance during your stay. It will be an experience you will remember for the rest of your life as you’re transported to another era.

The next time you’re in town for an LSU football or baseball game, consider staying at a historic Louisiana bed and breakfast!

Bocage is the Perfect Place to Stay When You’re in Town for an LSU Football or Baseball Game

Monday, January 21st, 2013

There’s nothing quite like seeing an LSU football or baseball game in person. LSU’s football and baseball programs are some of the best in the country, and the teams have been fixtures among the top-ranked teams in recent seasons. Not surprisingly, there are fans of the teams around the country, and the home games are always sold out, with many fans traveling from out of city and out of state to see the teams play.

If you’re planning on coming into town to see an LSU game (which we highly recommend!), Bocage Plantation is the perfect place for you to stay during your trip.
We’re located about 20 minutes from Baton Rouge on the East Bank of the Great River Road. Our 100-acre plantation will transport you back to another time as you enjoy the all the history and romantic charm it offers. You’ll also love the peaceful surroundings, and you’ll be surprised that somewhere so beautiful and quiet can be so close to all the action at LSU.

While you’re here, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, tour our historic plantation, and marvel at all of the beautiful antiques and antique furniture in this magnificent mansion. You’ll dive right into the rich cultural history of the area, and your stay will be an experience that you can cherish for years to come.
LSU football, LSU baseball and Bocage Plantation. Now that’s a winning combination!