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Grand Bayou Noir

1143 Big Bayou Black Drive , Houma, LA 70361 USA (Show map)
29 Reviews
$120 - $160
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A truly grand home, Georgian style, on serene Big Bayou Black, located in the heart of the Cajun Bayou country. We are surrounded by four acres of beautiful old live oak trees. We keep chickens, ducks, bees, and have an organic vegetable garden, a citrus orchard and plenty of banana trees. Formal dining room and living room with fireplace plus a huge screen porch and patio. Two rooms with private bath, one suite with private bath and private patio as well as handicapped access suite has private hot tub on balcony and private entrance.FEATURED ON NBC TODAY SHOW.We do garden weddings up to 300 guests.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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The heart of Cajun country

5 on February 12, 2013

For years my husband has spoken very highly about this special bed and breakfast where he stays when he works in Houma. Well, I finally went with him this time, and after a wonderful 3 day stay, it far exceeded my expectations! We stayed in the suite, which was not only very beautiful, clean, and private, but also very peaceful. The judge and his wife are both very special people and made us feel very much at home. The experience, in addition to the wonderful food that we ate, was definitely worth the trip! Clif and Diana Cameron

Best Plantation Style Wedding Ever

5 on January 20, 2013

Ok what can I say in a review after my daughters wedding last night? I can sum it up in 3 letters. WOW. I've lived I Houma for 45 years and never knew this place existed. We planned my daughters wedding and the owners were glad to accommodate anything we wanted. They are truly the best of the best. What defines southern living is friendship and love of food and family. The Ellenders exemplify that and more. They are the best example of a southern hospitality that is our culture. Judge Ellender and his wife, Debbie go above and beyond to make sure everything is the way you wanted it to be. After everyone left it was nice to sit with them and open gifts the bride and groom got and have the owners sit with you by the fire and be excited with you. The food was exceptional. OMG the crab dip has to be sent from heaven. As Judge Ellender told me there are eaters and drinkers at any wedding party. We fell in the first category. No one went home hungry. If they did then that was their own fault. Food is to die for and no one had any complaint. I have relatives from Shreveport who are considering this place for future weddings. I can never thank them enough for the good times we had. Look no further for a wedding. You will not be disappointed. Not only are the Ellenders wonderful people, but their staff goes above and beyond the call of duty to be sure your every need or wish is granted. They are exceptional and make for a great event. 5 star without a doubt.

June 25- 26, 2012

5 on July 20, 2012

WE really loved staying at the Grand Bayou Noir. The rooms were lovely and clean, the breakfast was delicios, and Tim and Debbie were very gracious and welcoming. We are a family of four, and our kids are 9 and 10, They loved staying there as much as we did. The hot tub was fun too! Thank you!


4.0 on January 28, 2012

wonderful old plantation-style b&b. great breakfast and hospitality. never thought i would look forward to going to Houma, bayou noir has changed my mind! i love staying there. Judge Ellender and Herbert are such wonderful hosts. worth the trip to enjoy the beautiful Carribean-style garden which grows beautiful citrus which eventually lands on your plate at breakfast. Dine at Cafe Dominique's and a drink at Bar Roussel while visiting.

Great stay

5 on August 28, 2011

My wife and I had a wonderful time. The house, landscaping and hospitality were outstanding and completely overshot the standard.

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Location Type

Countryside, Suburban


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Out of New Orleans Airport right to Interstate 310, take the Houma-Boutte ramp until you reach Highway 90. You will turn right on Highway 90 and proceed for about 25 minutes heading towards Houma. Take the first Houma Exit onto Highway 182, turning left at the stop sign. Follow this highway past the Houma Courier Building (on your right), take first right along Big Bayou Black. In the second block you will see us on the left hand side of the road--a big white house with many oak trees.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Airboat Tours, Swamp Tours, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: one half of room rate
  • Cancellations: 48 hours notice before arrival or deposit is forfeited



Tim & Debbie Ellender

Languages spoken

some French, some Spanish, English

About the innkeepers

Tim is a district court judge and Debbie is a realtor. We hunt,fish, make garden (south Louisiana slang for having a vegetable garden), have chickens, ducks, are beekeepers and raise citrus trees. We are also bicyclists, love to barbecue and cook cajun food.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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1143 Big Bayou Black Drive , Houma, LA 70361 USA (Show map)

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