All of our cottages
full private baths,
porches or decks overlooking steep
ravines or peaceful pond, cable TV, wireless internet, barbeque grills,
or king-sized four-poster beds,
and ceiling fans.
cottages have double jacuzzis
five of the cottages have working fireplaces.
of our cottages have two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
historic main plantation house is still a full-time family home
and has never been sold out of the family, giving visitors an unparalleled
opportunity to appreciate life as it was in the 19th century.
The home contains more original family heirlooms than just about
any other tour house in Louisiana. Tours are conducted by
members of the original family, adding to the warmth and realism
of the experience.
for tours daily 9 to 5.
cost is $5 per person.
groups interested in combining historic tours with book reviews,
advance arrangements are required.
$135 for 1 or 2 guests in one bedroom,
$235 for up to 4 guests in two bedrooms and two baths.
extra person charge.
cottages can rent as one-bedroom if only one bedroom is used.
Rates include continental breakfast in the privacy of your own cottage.
travel agent commission (this is not something the guest pays,
is simply a commission we pay to travel professionals
are kind enough to recommend us to their clients).
Our swimming pool is for the use of all of our guests until 8 p.m.,
after which only the guests in the Pool Pavilion can swim (but quietly).
TIME is any time after 2 p.m.
TIME is by 10:30 a.m.
POLICY: 72-hour notice required for cancellations;
keep it short so that our guests are not penalized for illnesses
we certainly appreciate more notice than that.
holidays and special-event weekends like Pilgrimage or Christmas
In The Country, and for reservations of more than one cottage, we
require a one-week cancellation notice.
POLICY: We prefer that our guests who are smokers confine
their smoking to porches, decks or other comfortable outdoor areas.
welcome children and pets if they are well enough behaved
to be destructive and not to disturb the other guests.
we do not like pets on our furniture.
do host small, quiet weddings on our lovely grounds and gardens
in the cottages for guests who are staying here.
permit only about 15 guests at most;
simply do not have the facilities for more.
portraits for non-guests with their own photographer: $25.
on grounds or in cottages for guests: $100.
We are being denigrated on a comment website as being curt and aloof, even (heavens!) rude and horrid. So let us add this disclaimer: what we offer here is peace and quiet and privacy. We are not going to hover over our guests, although we can certainly provide helpful information and we do give a damn good historic tour. The owner confesses to not being warm and fuzzy; if guests prefer that kind of atmosphere (and we know there are some who do), we will gladly make recommendations for other nice B&Bs in the area that might be more suitable.
a year-round tourist destination area, St. Francisville was the
commercial hub for the rich surrounding cotton and indigo plantations
of the antebellum period, and today many of the 19th-century structures
in the downtown Historic District are filled with quaint little
shops and restaurants.
the countryside, there are a number of restored plantations and
gardens open for tours: Rosedown and Audubon State Historic Sites,
The Cottage, The Myrtles, Greenwood, Catalpa (by reservation) and
Afton Villa Gardens.
are also wonderful recreational opportunities here in the Tunica
Hills: nature walks, birding, biking, hiking,
golfing, fishing and hunting. Guided bird walks with nationally
recognized wildlife artist Murrell Butler can be arranged.
Maps are available upon check-in showing the locations of all of
less exertion? The local massage therapist makes house calls
to our cottages.