Why we like it
- Private cottages nestled among oak trees on the banks of the Mississippi river
- Perfect as a pit stop enroute to New Orleans to experience the rich history and bygone era
- 21 ornate rooms with old world furniture and timely pieces
About Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Houmas House Plantation is located along the Mississippi River. The pretty cottages depict historic structures that once graced Uncle Sam Plantation television shows and movies alike. Located in Darrow, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, just six kilometres miles from Louisiana's historic River Road, the plantation is ideally placed for exploring the Deep South. Each room at this 15 hectare estate has a single king or queen size bed or double queen beds, marble bathrooms, and a porch to enjoy the view. Every guest room is decorated with old world furnishings giving guests the experience of the wealthy sugar barons of the early 1800s.
The plantation has five dining options: Latil's Landing Restaurant, the Carriage House Restaurant, Cafe Burnside, the Wine Cellars of Houmas House and La Petite Houmas Restaurant. Many other historic plantation sites are located within minutes of Houmas House, some of which are not open for tours. The grand old homes are, however, friendly to photographers and the facts on their historic plaques help immerse visitors in the Great River Road experience.