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Blue Willow Bed and Breakfast

505 East Rutland Street , Covington, LA 70433 USA (Show map)
4.9
30 Reviews
$90 - $250
per night

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About

Written up in National Geographic Traveler magazine, Blue Willow Bed and Breakfast is about 5000 square feet of beautiful period Historic District property. We offer five beautiful suites, 4 with a private entrances and one two bedroom interior suite, all with private sitting rooms and private baths. The king sized Orleans Suite provides a private balcony, six foot jacuzzi tub in the bath, fireplace, wet bar and built-ins. We even have a suite (The Cottage) with full kitchen, king bed and washer and dryer. If relaxation and privacy is what you seek, Blue Willow was created for you. "Come enjoy life as it was meant to be."

Rooms & Rates

Plantation Suite

The Plantation Suite is a completely restored period accomodation with high ceilings, plaster walls, original hardwood floors,ZONED AIR CONDITIONING, ceiling fan, large modern bath with KOHLER JETTED TUB and a queen size plantation rice bed. All accessible through a private courtyard entrance and a private sunroom / sitting room.

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

Heritage Suite

The Heritage Suite is a completely restored period accomodation with a queen size antique four poster bed, high ceilings, plaster walls, original hardwood floors,ZONED AIR CONDITIONING, flat screen TV, ceiling fan, modern bath with glass enclosed shower. All accessible through a private courtyard entrance and a private sunroom / sitting room.

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

Orleans Suite

King size luxuary accommodation with balcony, jacuzzi tub, fireplace, TV/DVD, breakfast nook,lounging area and more.

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

Cottage Suite

Beautiful KING suite with king size iron bed, large shower with bench,screened in porch, fireplace, 2 televisions, kitchen, living room, walk-in closet and even has a washer and dryer. Fully self contained living with private entrance.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Shelter and Safe Harbor

5 on June 05, 2014

Not only was the suite prepared with our peace and comfort in mind, but also contained details that connected us with memories of home. Flowers tucked in every little spot possible. And, when the sky opened with rain as only it can on the Northshore it was a safe harbor for the night. Details included fresh fruit and beverages to even support us on the journey home. If you like a comfortable get-a-way, in a pleasant small town setting with a variety of great shopping and dining opportunities, this is a perfect spot. We hope to return.


Memories to last a lifetime

5 on May 06, 2014

This home is beautiful so conveniently located to restaurants and shopping I was here as a surprise for my 40th birthday ,a sweet friend planned the entire evening quiet romantic evening in the Orleans suite dinner just a few blocks from the B and B and relaxing in the jacuzzie ...I loved the blue willow plates on the walls


Perfect!

4.8 on March 26, 2014

My husband and I were returning from two months wintering in Florida early March and wanted to spend a couple of nights between Tallahassee and Austin Texas. I found this listing, called the innkeepers, and knew it would be a perfect place for us. We were delighted! We stayed in a beautiful king suite (Orleans) with plenty of room for us and all our stuff. We had several sitting areas, either in front of the fireplace or out on the lovely porch in addition to our small kitchen area. Maureen and Tom are wonderful hosts, very accommodating and knowledgeable of the area. They recently built on this addition to their house, so it's perfectly design for privacy and comfort. Personally, I like to stay in "newer" B&B's, rather than refurbished mansions. The furnishings, linens, and décor are splendid. Maureen prepared excellent breakfasts for us - she is a gourmet cook! I love the quiet neighborhood location; we walked to excellent restaurants in the evening and had fun exploring the neighborhood enjoying the beautiful architecture of the historic homes. Although we arrived before a cold front, I have I will always think of the warm hospitality and charm of Blue Willow. Thank you for providing us with this gem. We hope to return. Minnesota snowbird


Heavenly

5 on December 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Orleans suite for our anniversary. It was a lovely experience. The private balcony and large bathroom are a plus. I could have stayed all day in the jacuzzi tub. We will definitely return.


Fabulous!!!!!

5 on November 26, 2013

Our "room" is actually a fully stocked 1 bed room condo, with a LR w/fireplace, full kitchen, big bedroom and even bigger master bath with a stackable w/d and a big walk in closet wth built in dressers. All the rooms are nice and unique in their own way. And the proprietor, Maureen is fabulous. Everything I could think of has been stocked in here. Not like a timeshare but much more personaized. I would stay here each time I come to this area!! I wish they had had some gkuten free options, but since I didn't tell them I was gluten intolerant I can't even mark them for that!!


Wonderful Experience at the Blue Willow Bed and Breakfast!

5 on October 29, 2013

What a blessing to find Christian owners, Maureen and Tom Chambless, of the Blue Willow. It was a pleasure to stay in such a warm, peaceful environment. I really enjoyed the decor that had a feel of a English bed and breakfast. The breakfast awaiting me at my in-room breakfast bar was absolutely delicious. I felt that I could sleep in and have my breakfast at my own time schedule. There was a particular attentiveness to detail to meet all needs. October in Covington was truly beautiful. I look forward to my next stay at the Blue Willow Bed and Breakfast!


My Sanctuary week.

5 on September 17, 2013

I loved this B and B.! The rooms are so warm and inviting and there is such a calm and restful atmosphere.It was like visiting your best friends' house. Tom and Maureen strive to make sure everyone is very happy. The landscaping is beautiful also with places to sit that encourage intimate conversations. This ranks above the 5 star, i would give it a 10 at least! Shelly;, Illinois


Blue Willow B&B visit

5 on June 17, 2013

My husband & I were driving back from Florida & wanted to stay somewhere around Baton Rouge as it is the half way point for us to Houston area. We have been wanting to visit Covington so we decided on the Blue Willow. We were not disappointed. After checking in we walked around to the antique stores. You must visit Cupcake Concept. Delicious. Got some to take back home. We ate at the N.O. Food & Spirits. Great food & great service. Definitely plan on staying there again on our next visit thru LA.


Would Always Stay At Blue Willow Bed and Breakfast

5 on December 14, 2011

My wife and I have stayed at the Blue Willow on many occasions. We have never found better accommodations in our travels. Tom and Maureen are great Christian people and they make you feel just like you were at home. The location is perfect. You are within walking distance of downtown Covington which has some great restaurants and antique shops. Don't forget to say hello to Mona when you get there, she will love you forever.


Will definitely be back!

5 on December 12, 2011

My wife and I stayed here this weekend and loved it! We only wish we could have stayed longer! The Orleans Suite is huge and has great amentities like the jacuzzi tub, fireplace, and balcony overlooking the grounds. The area surrounding Blue Willow is also perfect - everything you could want in local dining or shopping is all within a few blocks. Overall great place! Tom and Maureen are wonderful hosts and provide a wonderfully relaxing, yet still very private, experience!


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Location

Location Type

Historic District, Downtown, Small town, Wine country

Airport

New Orleans, LA (MSY) 25 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-10 to Causeway Blvd. Go North or to the left on Causeway Blvd, cross the Causeway Bridge, Stay straight on 190 to Covington then left on 190 Business or Boston to Vermont. Take left on Vermont one block to Rutland then left and Blue Willow is the first class B and B on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Walk to fine dining., The perfect quiet getaway., Short distance to New Orleans, St Tammany Trace for biking and jogging, 20 minutes to Jonh Besh's La Provence, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

, Fountain and Seating in Courtyard, Jacuzzi, fireplace and balcony in Orleans Suite, Swing on Front Porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Walk to fine dining., Swing under the fans on the sprawling front porch, Private Courtyard Whirlpool Spa, Concerts at the Columbia Street Landing., Farmers' Market, Monthly downtown Block Parties / Art Openings, Sailing, Shopping, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Smoking allowed in courtyard and balcony.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Small pets only and must be crated while inside.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Full prepayment required in advance via credit card or check when making reservation.
  • Cancellations: Prepaid deposit is 100% refundable if the reservation committment is cancelled at least two weeks prior to planned stay. Any request made to cancel less than two weeks prior will be subject to rebooking policy which states that deposit is non-refundable unless the reservation can be rebooked for all or part of the committed booking. In the event that only a portion of the commitment can be rebooked only that portion will be refunded. Example: If reservations are confirmed for three nights and Blue Willow can only rebook two of the three nights committed to, two nights will be refunded and the third forfitted. If all three are rebooked, all three will be refunded.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tom and Maureen Chambless

Languages spoken

Southern, English

About the innkeepers

Married forty seven years, with two children, a son-in-law and daughter-in-law and four wonderful grandsons. Maureen has devoted her life to family, investing in other lives and managing Blue Willow. Tom spent 35 years in the auto industry with G.M. Corporation and as an executive in G.M. retail and has designed and built homes. Their combined experience created the upscale B & B environment of Blue Willow.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Serving Location: suites private Sun Room / Sitting Room

Details

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505 East Rutland Street , Covington, LA 70433 USA (Show map)

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