The Stockade Bed and Breakfast

8860 Highland Road , Baton Rouge, LA 70808 USA (Show map)


We are pleased to announce that The Stockade Bed and Breakfast won the coveted Louey Award for Accommodation of the Year/Bed and Breakfast given by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA). The Stockade Bed & Breakfast located on historic Highland Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s State Capitol is conveniently located 4 miles from LSU. Named after the Union stockade that existed on the property during the Civil War, the property surrounded by 11 acres of land is on the National Register of Historic Places as an archeological site. Five spacious guest rooms are decorated with original Louisiana art from the proprietor’s gallery. All rooms are elegantly appointed with modern conveniences including color television, mini-refrigerators, VCR’s, coffee pots, irons & boards, hair dryers, and private baths. Full Southern breakfast is served in the dining room of lovely antiques. Three restaurants are within walking distance. Several historic properties including The Old State Capital, the Old Governor's Mansion, the USS Kid, Magnolia Mound Plantation, and the Rural Life Museum are close by.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great Stay at The Stockade

4.8 on November 17, 2015

I cannot recommend this place highly enough. We had five couples stay and everything was fantastic.

Unique and charming. What a pleasure. The setting is outstanding and the breakfast was one of the best we've had. The room was wonderful.

4.6 on October 22, 2015

What a beautiful setting, resting over a beautiful wooded ravine. The breakfast was one of the best we've had and the room was wonderful especially the bath. Loved the extra details, robes, coffee, etc. Highly recommend it.

Best place to stay in Baton Rouge

5 on October 18, 2015

We have stayed at the Stockade several trips to Baton Rouge. Janice and her staff have always made our stay very welcoming and comfortable. We have stayed in each room except the Garden Room. All the beds have very soft sheets and nice pillows too. Breakfast is always a delight!

Perfect B&B for LSU families

5 on August 25, 2015

Janice is wonderful! Our daughter stayed here while attending freshman orientation in March and Janice took such good care of her. This was the first time my husband and I stayed here. It was the perfect location while moving my daughter into her dorm at LSU. It is the perfect location and we plan on visiting again soon. We stayed in the Rex room which was very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent both mornings and Janice helped us to find some 2nd hand stores for items needed for the dorm. Highly recommend it!

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4.0 on August 24, 2015

Although we have stayed in numerous fine B&Bs, we spent two days at The Stockade Bed & Breakfast that exceed them all. The appointments were elegant, the food was delicious, and the service sets the standard for the already famous Southern Hospitality. We recommend The Stockade in the highest terms.

Wonderful place to stay. Would stay again if in area.

5 on July 22, 2015

Wonderful! Room beautiful. Staff friendly and accomodating. Special requests for breakfast were cheerfully accomodated. Attention to detail noticeable and appreciated. Our bathroom was large and clean and in great repair. Steve was a hilarious and friendly tour guide. He also helped carry in our luggage which was a nice touch. Thank you for the great service.


5 on July 20, 2015

My wife and I enjoy staying at the stockade, such wonderful people and food. We found our new favorite spot we love it. It's always a pleasure staying at the bed and breakfast and we can not wait to come back!!

Loved this place!

5 on June 03, 2015

The Stockade Bed and Breakfast was absolutely lovely. Host, Janice, was congenial and a wonderful host. Breakfast with international guests was a treat. We would certainly recommend The Stockade to other travelers.

The Stockade in Baton Rouge is Awesome!

4.6 on May 18, 2015

My daughter just completed a three-year graduate program at LSU, so over the past three years my wife and I have traveled (from the NY area) down to Baton Rouge for a visit a couple of times each year. We were lucky to discover the Stockade B&B during my daughter's first semester. The Stockade has large well-appointed rooms at very reasonable prices. Breakfast is always wonderful as is the service level. This past weekend our family had four of their rooms booked for graduation week-end, and as I expected everyone raved about their time at the Stockade. I seldom write reviews but when I've stayed at the same place six or seven times over the past three years without ever having even the smallest problem, then I decided to tell others about the wonderful experiences my family and I have had at the Stockade. While I will no longer be back in Baton Rouge on a regular basis, I know that when I do return I will look forward to returning to the Stockade.

Wedding Party Rental for nearby wedding

4.4 on May 10, 2015

We rented the REX room in April of 2015 for my daughter, the bride, and her attendants to dress in for the wedding close by. The staff was very accommodating to our every need. Food and beverages were included with our rental. It was a busy morning with hairdressers, photographers, videographer and limo arriving before the bride and groom had "first look". The rain stopped and they had a beautiful moment and photo right outside of the front door. Thanks to Janice and her dedicated staff. We know we made the right decision to rent at the Stockade.

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Rooms & Rates

Garden Room

“The Garden room was indeed stunning while the rest of the house was extremely alluring. I almost felt torn between comfort laziness and exploring curiosity.” ~Vickie–Krotz Springs, Louisiana Perfect for a romantic getaway...located on the second floor, this cozy guestroom features a Queen bed and personal Jacuzzi tub along with a private balcony overlooking the back patio. Original art from artists Don Wright, Ellen O’Neal, Jonathan Sharp, and Bill Stracener, hangs in the room. A Chaise lounge chair, dresser and sitting area also add to the charm and elegance of the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $180

Blue/Red Suite

Located on the second floor, this suite is furnished with a queen size bed in the Blue Room and offers a private balcony for relaxing. Featured artists include Patti Petersen, Don Wright, Tom Onig, and Nancy Harris. The Red Room adjoins the Blue Room and has 2 twin beds. The private bath located between the Blue Room and the Red Room creates an excellent suite - suitable for the business traveler on a per diem or a family traveling with a child. The shared bath has a tub/shower combination and double vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $215 - $235

Blue Room

Located on the second floor and painted Williamsburg blue, this soothing room features an exquisite queen-size, four-poster rice bed. A guest favorite, this room has its own private balcony overlooking the bluffs. The walls are adorned with artwork by Patti Petersen, Don Wright, Tom Onig, and Nancy Harris. This room also boasts two wingback chairs, a bureau, a writing desk, an armoire and a private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $180

Escape Room

A beautiful mural painted by local artist Christy Liffman, is the focal point and namesake of The Escape Room. Come “escape” for a night in this spacious guest room located on the first floor of the house. One of the largest rooms in the house, it features a four-poster wrought-iron queen bed and a twin trundle daybed, making it ideal for those traveling with friends or children. Paintings by Don Wright and Tom Onig adorn the walls, and a spacious private bath — complete with bidet — will accommodate even the worldliest traveler. Other features include a sitting area with a wrought-iron table and two chairs, a writing desk, and a bureau.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

Rex Room

True to its name, this room is fit for a king! Located on the first floor, the Rex is the largest room in the house and our most popular. It features a king-size bed and a queen-size sofa bed. Guests staying in this room will also enjoy patio access to the backyard with a porch swing just steps away from the room. A large landscape painting by Patti Petersen hangs over the bed. The room also features a writing desk, a sitting area with two wingback chairs, and a private bath (shower only).

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $180

Welch Room

Named after the artist Wade Welch, whose work adorns the walls, this room is located on the second floor of the house. The grand four-poster, hand-carved king “Rice Bed” is the centerpiece of this room. Antique heart pine floors and faux finish painted walls add additional ambiance. This popular room also features a country French armoire, a writing desk, two comfortable wingback chairs, and a private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $150 - $170

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Location Type

Louisiana State University, Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown


Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 15 miles

Directions to property:

The Stockade is located at the intersection of Highland Road and Staring Lane in Baton Rouge. From I-10, the closest exit is Essen Lane (Exit 160) which turns into Staring Lane. Head south on Essen until it reaches Highland Road. Head west on Highland and turn left into the first driveway at The Stockade.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Swamp Tours, Water Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Wi-Fi Wireless Internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved children, with approval from innkeeper
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night minimum during LSU homegame weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's room rental required at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellation of bookings for 1 or 2 rooms for 1 or 2 nights require at least 7 days advance notice. Cancellation of bookings for 3 or more nights or 3 or more rooms require 30 days advance notice. Late cancellations will be charged unless the room can be re-booked.



Janice DeLerno

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About the innkeepers

In addition to being an innkeeper, Janice is also an art dealer and former restaurateur. She also likes to travel and collect local art and antiques. Listening to live musical performances ranging from jazz to symphony is another one of her interests.

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