Madewood Plantation House, 75 miles northwest of New Orleans' French Quarter (65 miles from N.O. airport), is a gracious retreat where life slows down. This National Historic Landmark Greek Revival mansion, called the "temple in the sugar cane fields,," sits on 20 acres, with sprawling oaks. Its eight large bedrooms have canopied beds and antiques, but the atmosphere is more homey than formal. Choose an all-inclusive evening or visit local restaurants for a varied experience. Guests choosing the all-inclusive package gather for wine and cheese before sitting down together for a candlelight dinner of Southern Louisiana specialties. Afterwards, coffee is served in the parlor. Madewood has been featured in Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. Tours,overnight accommodations & events are availalble with reservations only.
5 on December 09, 2014
We felt like royalty when staying here. Angie was an incredible hostess and wonderful cook! We were the only ones staying there so we had the run of this lovely old Greek revival plantation home. Wine and cheese in the library, followed by a multiple course dinner in the formal dinning room with candlelight. Moved from there into the parlor for coffee and brandy. On retiring, our bed had been turned down while we were dining. The next morning, coffee was delivered to our room at 8 to get us started. Breakfast was served at 8:30 with southern style biscuits and homemade pear jam. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
4.0 on October 16, 2014
Although we got off to a slow start with Angie, things did improve drastically by dinner time. She took a lot of time to answer all of our questions, and she served a superb dinner and breakfast. We loved our first-floor bedroom; it was so comfortable and beautifully decorated.
4.0 on October 14, 2014
We spent a week prior in New Orleans, and decided we'd like to wrap up our stay at Madewood Plantation House with a relaxing evening/morning. We enjoyed it! The wine and cheese reception was fun - we got to know the other guests fairly well. Then, the dinner we were served was fantastic! Coffee and/or brandy was served after dinner in the parlor where we continued our conversation(s). Breakfast was served in the morning and did not disappoint. We spent time that morning exploring the grounds and then travelled home. We'd highly recommend staying here!
3.8 on October 06, 2014
We had the pleasure of staying at Madewood last week. What a great time we had. The service and food was fantastic! We actually had the entire plantation home to ourselves because we had went mid week and it was quiet. We will recommend it to our friends. I plan to one day take my kids. Stay and enjoy!
5 on September 05, 2014
If there was a 6th star that would be my rating. If you miss the opportunity to stay and enjoy this Great plantation it will be a great loss for you, The rooms and food are excellent. The staff are professional in every respect. This is what the old South stood for in respect to hospitality. It was my wife's 70th birthday and boy was she happy. We will go back!!!! Jeff & Glenda
5 on July 18, 2014
The first time I came to Madewood was on 26 September 1989. Now I wanted to introduce my son to this Plantation House. Together we appreciated the comfort and hospitality of Madewood and also we both noted that Madewood had very much conserved its character as an original Plantation House.
4.2 on May 09, 2014
My husband and I enjoyed the experience of staying at this beautiful house, which gives you a feel for the elegance and grace of Old South living.
5 on May 01, 2014
Fantastic home and fantastic meals.
4.2 on April 24, 2014
A great stay, luxury the whole way through. Thank you!
4.8 on April 08, 2014
My husband and I stayed at Madewood Plantation to celebrate selling our house. I have seen Madewood Plantation on the website for years and always wanted to stay. It was a wonderful experience. The staff was great, polite and attentive, the food was excellent and the room was wonderful. We laughed the next morning about how high the bed was and my husband having to give me a hand to pull me in. We also enjoyed sitting on the balcony that night after dinner. And it was really a nice touch when the staff delivered orange juice to our room before we even got out of bed. I am really glad I got to finally make it to Madewood.
Upstairs in mansion. King canopied bed with inviting sitting area. The step-up bathroom is en-suite with shower small shower. French window opens to gallery. Connecting room has two twin beds from the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans.
Upstairs with queen poster bed with private connected full bath. The nursery theme is continued in the decor of this vibrant spacious room. French window opens to front gallery.
Upstairs in mansion with a king poster bed and private connected full bath (tub and shower). Feminine bedroom with Meisen mirror and Louisiana plantation desk. Near rear balcony that overlooks garden patio.
Upstairs in mansion with two queen canopied beds to accommodate two or four persons. Has small en suite step-up bath with shower. Spacious, cozy, comfortable room. Near rear balcony overlooking garden patio.
Spacious bedroom located on first floor with 1840's Charles Lee Steamboat furniture including a queen half tester bed. A full bath is en suite with whirlpool tub.
Suite in our Charlet House across the gardens from the mansion has connecting bedrooms with antique tester double beds, refrigerator, private bath with claw-foot tub and shower. Yes, Brad Pitt slept here.
Suite in Charlet House across the gardens from the mansion with antique tester double beds sitting room with double canopied bed, refrigerator, private bath with antique tub and shower.
Great for two night stays; honeymoons or getaways. Located across the garden from the mansion with a queen canopied bed, working fireplace, and private screened porch. Also has refrigerator and private bath with whirlpool tub and shower.
Bayou Country, Countryside, Small town
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Follow Interstate 10 West from New Orleans, take exit 182 for the Sunshine Bridge. Follow LA 70 to Spur 70. Then south six miles on LA Hwy 308.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Jean Lafitte National Park Museum and Bayou Tour, Attakapas Adventures Ecological Swamp Tour, Laura Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, Nottoway Plantation, New Orleans/ French Quarter, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Limited accommodations travelers w/pets.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service
Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Debbies Antiques and Demitasse Coffee Shop, Board games on site, Jean Lafitte Cultural Center, Attakapas Adventures Swamp Tours, Plantation Home Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing
English, French, Spanish
Cats , Dogs
Restrictive , Vegetarian , South LA regional
Casserole of pumpkin and sweet potato combined with apples, raisins, nutmeg, butter, vanilla, sugar. Served as a vegetable with the main course.