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Bocage Plantation Public Tours Are Fun For Visitors Of All Ages

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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Just want to say I had an excellent time at the Bocage Plantation today. The tour and the guide were excellent and he knew in great detail the history and restoration process going on at Bocage. I would recommend this tour to anyone and I will be back for the Bed and Breakfast. The place is beautiful and I am so glad this part of history has been saved and restored for future generations.”—RAUSA56 on tripadvisor

Until Dr. Marion Rundell purchased and renovated historic Bocage Plantation, the mansion had never been open to the public for tours. But these days, we’re proud to announce that Bocage Plantation offers public tours by appointment only. Visitors of all ages are welcome, and tickets are just $20. Children 12 and under are FREE!

Our historic plantation tour offers an exclusive opportunity for visitors to go behind the scenes and learn about the fascinating history of Bocage Plantation. You’ll get the chance to see all of our antique furniture firsthand, to admire some of the beautiful paintings and works of art we have adorning our walls, and to simply enjoy the beautiful views we have across our peaceful 110-acre grounds.

The guided tours are very informative, and they give you the chance to see and learn things about Bocage Plantation that you wouldn’t normally have the chance to enjoy. You’ll have opportunities to ask questions so you can learn everything there is to know about our historic plantation listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Remember, when you come tour Bocage Plantation, you’ll be on historic Old River Road, putting you in close proximity to some other great plantations and historic spots. A lot of visitors like to make a day of it by touring other plantations while they’re in the area.

Click here for complete information on our Louisiana plantation tours.

Baton Rouge’s Art Scene Has A Lot To Offer

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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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.

Weddings, Honeymoons, and Anniversaries: Romance the Bocage Plantation Way

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

romance in LouisianaRomantic. It’s the one word that comes up time and time again when people try to describe Bocage Plantation. There’s just something about our beautiful, historic property that’s undeniably romantic. From the moment you step onto our grounds, you’re immediately ushered into another area – a simpler, romantic time. It’s an atmosphere you just won’t find at a typical hotel. Perhaps that’s why so many couples choose to celebrate their most romantic occasions at Bocage Plantation.

From weddings to honeymoons to anniversaries, Bocage Plantation is the ideal place to celebrate love.

You might be surprised to learn that Bocage Plantation isn’t just a bed and breakfast. We’ve also hosted a number of weddings here at our historical home and grounds. Our 7,000 sq. ft. historic mansion serves as a glorious backdrop for an unforgettable wedding. From small, intimate weddings to large ceremonies, Bocage Plantation has been the wedding venue of choice for celebrations of all sizes. There’s nothing we love more than seeing a happy couple tie the knot on our premises!

Of course, the honeymoon is what most married couples really look forward to, and once again, Bocage is a great place to celebrate your burning love. The private, intimate surroundings here are ideal for newlyweds looking to get away from it all and truly connect and bond with one another. And for those honeymooner couples looking to get out of the room every once in a while, Bocage Plantation’s convenient proximity to Baton Rouge and New Orleans makes it an ideal spot.

Now, as the years go by, married couples often need to recharge their romance from time to time. What better way to do this than to celebrate your anniversary here at our gorgeous bed and breakfast? Bocage Plantation is the perfect weekend getaway for couples celebrating their anniversary!

It’s all about romance here at Bocage Plantation. Come celebrate your love with us soon.

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.

Bocage Plantation: A Great Value for a Luxurious Louisiana Bed & Breakfast Experience

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

“I recently spent a very relaxing night at Bocage Plantation. Let me just start by saying they don’t charge enough for their rooms. Honestly.” –Wendy H.

1st-FloorThose are the opening words of a recent review of Bocage Plantation posted on Facebook by one of our guests. It’s a sentiment we’ve heard a thousand times before, and it makes us very proud. At Bocage Plantation, we work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience at an unbeatable value.

Remember, Bocage Plantation is a full Louisiana bed and breakfast. That means you aren’t just paying for your room. You get so much more.

Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine. At night, you’ll be served wine, hors d’oeuvres, and evening snacks to satisfy your taste buds and to help you unwind before bed.

In the morning is when you get the real treat – a delicious, homemade breakfast. This isn’t the continental breakfast you’re used to in a hotel. This is a real, hearty breakfast prepared with the finest ingredients. It’s one of those meals you’ll be dreaming of for years to come. There’s nothing like a mouthwatering breakfast to fill you up and help you start your day!

Still, that’s not all you get for your money. All guests have the opportunity to partake in a full tour of our historic plantation. We do our best to make our tours fun, informative, and engaging for all guests. It’s a great chance to learn more about the unique history of Bocage Plantation and to ask any questions you might have.

And don’t forget the beautiful, romantic surroundings you can only find here at Bocage Plantation. Our Louisiana bed and breakfast whisks you away into another time, while ensuring you still enjoy all of the modern amenities you desire for a comfortable, pleasant stay.

When it comes to value, you can’t beat the Louisiana bed and breakfast at Bocage Plantation!

It’s So Hard to Leave

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Flowers at Bocage Plantation“Usually when we stay [at a hotel] for a night, I’m ready to get up, get the car loaded, and get on the road for the next day’s driving. I didn’t want to leave Bocage — something Roberto said happens often.”

“We would definitely return again. I wish we would have had more than one night.”

“I wish I could have stayed longer. I have not a single complaint about the house or the service.”

These are real quotes from just a few of our excellent reviews on tripadvisor. We aren’t surprised to see people saying these things, because we hear guests echoing these exact sentiments frequently. No one wants to leave Bocage Plantation, and we can’t blame them. It’s beautiful here. You get to stay in a gorgeous, historic mansion that lures you in with her unique charm.

The second you step through the doors, you’re transported to another time and place. You’re surrounded by exquisite antique furnishings and works of art, but you also get to enjoy all of the modern comforts you desire for a luxurious, relaxing stay, such as:

  • Full breakfast made to order
  • Glass of wine on arrival
  • Evening snacks
  • Lord & Mayfair bath amenities
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Steam showers
  • Double shower heads
  • Terry Bathrobes

The one thing our guests tell us most often is that they feel like family when they’re here, and that pleases us to no end. We truly love each and every guest, and we love making you feel welcome. We’re always up for a friendly chat and to answer any questions you might have about our historic plantation. And our chef wants to take care of you and serve you a delicious breakfast that gets your day started right.

A lot of our guests also make friends with other guests while they’re here. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve seen different groups of guests hit it off and talk the hours away. It’s just another reason so many people find it hard to leave at the end of their stay.

Of course, every trip has to end at some point, and we’re always sad to see our guests go. But the good news is you can come back any time!

Bocage Plantation: A Great Weekend Getaway

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

When was the last time you and your partner got away for a little while? When was the last time you spent some quality time together, just the two of you? A weekend getaway at Bocage Plantation Louisiana bed and breakfast could give you the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your special love.
Why is Bocage the perfect place to come for a weekend getaway?

• It’s private—The great thing about Bocage Plantation is that, while it’s located conveniently between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, it’s set away on a 100-acre plantation that offers plenty of peace and serenity. All your troubles will seem miles away as you and your partner spend time focusing just on one another.
• It’s romantic—Steeped in history, Bocage Plantation is so romantic. This magnificent mansion features all the modern amenities you desire to enjoy a comfortable stay while also including original architecture, antique furnishings, and an ambiance that takes you back to a more charming time.
• It has the personal touch—Staying at a beautiful bed and breakfast offers a much more personal, intimate touch than staying at a big hotel. The intimacy of a bed and breakfast will bring you and your love closer as you indulge in the luxury that only a fine B&B can offer.

Simply put, a weekend getaway to a bed and breakfast is the perfect retreat for the couple looking to recharge their relationship. Come getaway to Bocage Plantation soon!

Why Bocage Plantation is Your Ultimate Mardi Gras Headquarters

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Mardi GrasDon’t look now, but Mardi Gras 2014 is almost here. The parades begin February 15, building up to Fat Tuesday on March 4.
When it comes to the Mardi Gras season, no other city does it quite like New Orleans. It’s these Mardi Gras celebrations from which the city got its nickname “The Big Easy.” People come in from all across the country to celebrate, making it the busiest time of the year for the city.
If you’re thinking about celebrating Mardi Gras 2014 in New Orleans, we’d love to see you at Bocage Plantation. Our Louisiana bed and breakfast is the perfect place to stay when you’re in town for Mardi Gras for a number of reasons:

• New Orleans hotels get booked up for Mardi Gras months in advance. Bocage Plantation is still taking reservations!
• Many New Orleans hotels require 4 or 5 day minimum stays during Mardi Gras. We don’t have minimum stay requirements!
• Bocage Plantation is just a short drive from New Orleans.
• Staying at Bocage gives you a chance to get away from the crowds when you need to rest and recover.
• As a Louisiana bed and breakfast, Bocage Plantation will provide you with a hot, delicious breakfast to start your day.

Bocage Plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a true treasure that’s not to be missed if you’re in the area. Come stay with us, and we’ll make sure you have a great stay.
Have a question about visiting during Mardi Gras? Leave a comment and we’ll help.

3 Reasons to Visit Bocage Plantation in 2014

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Bocage Plantation Bed and Breakfast in Darrow, LouisianaA new year is upon us, and it’s time to start looking ahead and making your travel plans for 2014. May we humbly suggest a trip to Bocage Plantation? It’s going to be a great year at our Louisiana bed and breakfast, and we’re looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends.
There are so many good reasons to add a trip to Bocage Plantation to your travel itinerary in 2013, including:

1. Bocage Plantation is steeped in history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bocage Plantation is truly one of the jewels of the River Road plantations. Designed by James Dakin and built in 1837, our magnificent mansion features beautiful American Greek Revival architecture, and from the second you arrive, you feel transported to a different time and place…one filled with charm and romance.
2. You’ll always feel at home at Bocage Plantation. We always strive to go the extra mile to ensure a remarkable experience for every guest. Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of wine, and when you get to your room, you’ll enjoy total comfort with our custom made mattresses, steam showers, and Terry bathrobes.
3. There’s always plenty to do. Thanks to our convenient location between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, you’ll never be far from the action. There are many great local attractions, from the plantations along River Road to the Old Louisiana State Capitol. Click here for more great things to do while staying at Bocage Plantation.

We’re currently taking bookings for all of 2014. With such great events coming up, like Mardi Gras, it’s time to start planning your visit to Bocage Plantation. We can’t wait to meet you!

Bocage Plantation is the Perfect Place to Spend Your Honeymoon

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Bocage Plantation wedding venueYou only get one honeymoon, so it’s important that it’s as fun, romantic, and memorable as possible. That’s why staying in a historic, romantic bed and breakfast like Bocage Plantation is such a remarkable idea. Instead of spending your honeymoon at a boring, generic chain hotel, staying at our Louisiana bed and breakfast will give you a romantic experience like no other.
Let’s take a look at just a few of the advantages of spending your honeymoon at our Baton Rouge bed and breakfast:

• You’ll enjoy the romantic surroundings—The romantic atmosphere at Bocage Plantation is unrivaled. Many of our guests have called Bocage “the perfect romantic getaway” and for good reason. This historic plantation has been fully restored to its original splendor, and the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the charm and romanticism of another time.
• You’ll have plenty of space to get away, while still being close to the action—Our location is a great asset to honeymooning couples. You get the luxury of having a little space to yourself on historic old River Road while still being just minutes from the action in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
• You’ll be treated like a king and queen with our great amenities—Get the royalty treatment every time you visit Bocage Plantation. Our Louisiana bed and breakfast features amenities that include full, made-to-order breakfasts every day, a glass of wine on arrival, steam showers, Lord & Mayfair bath amenities, terry bathrobes, and so much more.
• You’ll love our custom made mattresses—Hey, it is your honeymoon after all, so you’ll both love our custom made mattresses. They are custom made to be extra firm with a pillow top. In addition, a small amount of memory foam was used on top – about 1-2-inches.

Book your honeymoon stay at Bocage Plantation today!