• Houmas House

The Inn at Houmas House

The Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road

Houmas House is perhaps the most impressive of the plantation houses built alongside the rolling Mississippi River and now offers beautiful cottage accommodation in the grounds of the plantation itself. Dating from 1840, the stunning antebellum ‘Big House’ is the main feature of the estate and is open on specific dates for atmospheric tours. The rest of the time guests can explore the beautiful grounds, watch the ceaseless Mississippi or enjoy a meal at the exciting venues across the site. At the end of the day, guests can retire to their authentically decorated cottage to enjoy modern amenities and plenty of Old South charm.

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Away from it all
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Nottoway Plantation

Hotel highlights

  • Dine at several different restaurants
  • One of the most impressive plantation estates in the Deep South

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 18 rooms
  • Minimum check in age: 21
  • Includes guided tour of the mansion for two

Main Facilities

  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Iconic

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Inn at Houmas House

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 1 hour from New Orleans International Airport
139 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 106
  • Very Good 14
  • Average 8
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect

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Aug 05, 2019

Great Inn at Houmas House

Vienna, Austria

The Houmas House is an old Plantation with a huge, beautiful garden. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. Worth to mention is also the Turtle Bar which is on the estate as well as a little gift shop and some restaurants. The whole plantation is squeezed in between an industrial area and the road/river, nevertheless you don't feel that due to the big gardens. A must if you are visiting the south and are interested in history.
Jul 31, 2019

Lovely rooms, unsociable owner.

We recently spent 4 days/3 nights at Houmas house. We love it, having stayed there 5 times so far and we try to go at LEAST once a year, and sometimes, funds allowing, we make it twice a year. It's in a great location for spending the day out visiting other plantations close by. The Houmas House gardens are fantastic and house itself is beautiful. The tremendous and delicious breakfast included in the stay is a great perk. But, on this visit, I was a bit disappointed after bumping a couple of times into the owner, Kevin Kelly, whom I (previously) thought would be interesting to meet. First time was our last morning and we wanted to say goodbye and leave a thank you tip to our server, whom we had grown quite fond of during our stays. We located her in the lunch room and Mr Kelly asked what we wanted, then snapped tersely "They're preparing for lunch now!". Not to be deterred, we said our good bye to her anyway. About an hour later, as we were admiring the grounds and saying our goodbyes to this beautiful place, we unfortunately again ran into Mr Kelly, or should I say, he nearly ran into us with his golf cart! He seemed to be on a inspection of the grounds with the Grounds Keeper (?) and forced us off the sidewalk with a frown and without any niceties.....then after passing us...he stopped, backed up and forced us off the walkway again!! We were very disappointed to be treated that way, especially considering that between the room and eating 3 meals a day for 4 days at Houmas, we spent $1400+ (a 2 week paycheck for me). Another disappointment was that, we were forced out of our room due to a broken hot water heater. Although Mr Kelly can't be held responsible for the incident, I sent him a e-mail while we were still there regarding the poor manner that it was handled, and he didn't respond ( it's been 2 months now!). I believe Mr Kelly sees his guests as a nuisance, and a necessary evil. So, Mr Kelly, if you don't like people on your grounds, please don't open your house to the public. And if you do open, don't reside there and hire someone to manage the place.
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