Inn at Houmas House

New Orleans, Louisiana

Virgin rating

The hotel

Known as the Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, Inn at Houmas House, Plantation Country is an outstanding antebellum estate, bursting with southern charm. The set location of many a film and TV show, actors such as Bette Davis and Chevy Chase have filmed here, so it may well feel more than familiar to you! When you’re not sightseeing, spend some time at leisure in the gardens, home to an ancient oak alley and year-round blooms. The dramatic and inviting Fountain Courtyard is another popular gathering place for guests. Dining at Houmas House is not just a treat, it’s an experience. Latil’s Landing Restaurant in the French House is over 230 years old with original beamed ceilings, cypress mantels, wood burning fireplaces and original wood floors. Feast on gourmet cuisine served upon Limoge china, soaking up the grand atmosphere that prevails. For less formal meals there is Cafe Burnside, serving everything from healthy salads and fried oyster po-boys to filet mignon, washed down with a mint julep perhaps or a glass of wine served from the estates very own wine cellars.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set in 38 acres of gardens on River Road, Louisiana. Transfer time from New Orleans Armstrong International Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

21 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, patio or balcony, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Cottage Room with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Le Petite Houmas Restaurant. Complimentary American breakfast. The Wine Cellars of Houmas House. Cafe Burnside (open for lunch 11:00am-2:00pm). The Carriage House Restaurant (breakfast daily 8:00am-10:00am and dinner nightly 4:30pm-8:30pm). Latil's Landing (dinner wed-sat between 6:00pm-9:00pm). Golf cart service from rooms to the mansion and restaurants. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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May 12, 2022 kbeers33

We really loved visiting Houmas House. We loved that there was a lot of original pieces in the house and the historical information we learned was great as well. The grounds were absolutely beautiful!
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May 9, 2022 sharronschipull

Enjoyed the tour. Very interesting distracted by the wedding set up during the tour. Maybe more info/signage on tour meeting place. Beautiful grounds!
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May 6, 2022 Taylor B Chicago, Illinois

Houmas House and Gardens in Darrow, Louisiana, rests on a great curve of the Mississippi River. In recent years, with the addition of three restaurants, a bar and a wine cellar and luxurious overnight and bed-and-breakfast accommodations, it has become the crown jewel of Louisiana's scenic and historic River Road between Baton Rouge and New… Read more
Houmas House and Gardens in Darrow, Louisiana, rests on a great curve of the Mississippi River. In recent years, with the addition of three restaurants, a bar and a wine cellar and luxurious overnight and bed-and-breakfast accommodations, it has become the crown jewel of Louisiana's scenic and historic River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and one of the leading tourist attractions in the South. Located at 40136 Highway 942, it is significant in the area of architecture as an excellent example of a plantation house designed in the peripteral mode of the Greek Revival. In 1829, General Wade Hampton began the task of enlarging a small cottage on the site and transforming it into the Classical Revival mansion that stands today. The great Tuscan colonnade has not changed since 1829. Over nearly 200 years, the house has known several owners and undergone considerable renovations, construction and remodeling. In the 1850s and 1860s, John Burnside established Houmas as the center of slave holding and the largest economic unit in Louisiana. Today, Houmas has been restored to its appearance in the antebellum era, reflecting the opulence and wealth that this sugarcane plantation enjoyed in the 1880s. In addition, rare and period artwork and furnishings are displayed throughout the two-story house. Visitors can tour the house and lush formal gardens, stay in the Inn, enjoy Louisiana cuisine, walk among the moss-laden live oaks and host one-of-a-kind weddings and special events. Read less
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May 3, 2022 ronv538

We visited the Houmas house and gardens and took the mansion tour. Our tour guide was friendly and informative. We had a delicious lunch at the restaurant. Definitely recommend if you like plants and gardens.
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Apr 29, 2022 610lauren Liberty Hill, Texas

Beautiful historic house decorated with incredible artifacts. The restaurants located in some gardens next to the mansion are good.