Madewood Plantation House

4250 Highway 308 , Napoleonville, LA 70390 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Nice, good value

3.4 on May 08, 2016

Overtall a good experience. Great house, beautiful furniture, excellent dinner. However the cleanliness of the room is questionable, especially around the toilet, dust on the shades, etc. The electrical installation is outdated: impossible to put the light on (string broken), safety is questionable. Breakfast is too heavy for European stomaches. Excellent welcome and service quality.


The only plantation where you can sleep and have dinner inside the main house

5 on May 07, 2016

Angie is a very nice house keeper. The house is like a museum-plantation. It's very quiet and with many charms: decoration, furniture. The dinner and the breakfast at the large table shared by all the guests wee really nice. A little bit pricey. The only problem has been the difficulty to find the house since there are two parallel roads along the river. The house is on road 308, not on road 1. This is correctly indicated on the map.


Magnificent Stay

5 on April 04, 2016

Everything was perfect, and Angie was the perfect hostess and Alice the perfect chef when my girlfriend and I were there. I love Madewood and the whole experience of staying there. Angie went out of her way to make a very special treat for me that my fiancé arranged with her from afar. Can't wait to go back.


Fun place to spend a night

3.2 on March 24, 2016

Beautiful house, good food and service. Room could have used a good airing out, sink drained poorly, a.c. not working well.


Romantic getaway.

4.6 on February 19, 2016

Friendly owners, guests, and staff. A return to the gracious past.


Girlfriend loved it and so did I

5 on December 31, 2015

What a great getaway! My girlfriend and I spent the night at Madewood the day before Christmas Eve and it was one of the highlights of our holiday. The staff was friendly, the food was outstanding, and the room was gigantic. We also got to meet the owner Keith, who was generous with his time and shared some fascinating stories with us. I am doubly appreciative of the service we received: the staff had to really shift gears to accommodate us because of a huge filming event that took place at Madewood right before our arrival. We'll definitely be back!


A true Southern experience

5 on December 01, 2015

We absolutely loved our stay. We were so lucky to be the only guests and have this amazing home all to ourselves. The home is beautiful, the staff friendly and welcoming, and our food was outstanding. I felt like Scarlett O'Hara for a night. It was such a treat, and a wonderful experience to have had. I can't recommend this enough. You will not be disappointed.


Pleased with our stay at Madewood.

3.8 on November 24, 2015

Do not give anybody a "5" - always room for improvement


awesome place to stay

4.8 on November 11, 2015

We had a great stay. The staff was wonderful and friendly. The food was good and the company was even better. We would stay their again.


back to antebellum times

4.0 on June 09, 2015

a very pleasant stay with good service and honored by the housekeeper. the house is splendid like the museum-plantation homes. it's very quiet and with many charms: furnitures, books, decoration and a marvellous plantation cat like in every good house. Sirot family from Chartres France


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Rooms & Rates

Master

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.

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

Nursery

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.

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

Mrs. Marshall

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Mystery Lady/Girls

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.

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

Downstairs/Lee

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.

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

Brad Pitt, Ch. I

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.

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

Porteous, Ch. II

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.

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

Honeymoon, Ch III

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.

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

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Location

Location Type

Bayou Country, Countryside, Small town

Airport

New Orleans, LA (MSY)

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Limited accommodations travelers w/pets.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes On porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Reccommended for children over 10
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Additional fee of $35 required.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee
  • Cancellations: Seven days. We charge full rate 7 days before arrival. Will offer gift certificate for future use on some occasions.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Keith Marshall

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , South LA regional


Signature Dish

Pumpkin Lafourche
Casserole of pumpkin and sweet potato combined with apples, raisins, nutmeg, butter, vanilla, sugar. Served as a vegetable with the main course.


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