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Madewood Plantation House

Napoleonville, LA 70390 USA (Show map)
90 Reviews
$189 - $329
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates


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


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


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

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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.

A True Plantation Feel

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.

What a truly great place!

5 on May 01, 2014

Fantastic home and fantastic meals.

Great experience

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.

Check this off my bucket list

4.0 on March 11, 2014

Felt grateful to Keith, the owner, for sharing his beautiful plantation home with us. A very memorable experience. Loved sitting on the second floor deck and enjoying our morning coffee.

We will be back!!

5 on March 05, 2014

The only thing we would want to change about our visit to Madewood was how long we stayed. Our stay was far too short. We drove away making plans to come back some time in the future. The building is magnificent!! However, if you don't want old, don't bother. Everything from the furnishings (with the signs "Fragile" on them) to the moldings in every room spoke of a time long gone. The only thing not old was the mattress that we slept on. It was comfortable and comforting to sleep under the beautiful canopy in the Master Bedroom. We heard no noise from the road, by the way. Drinking coffee Sunday morning on the front gallery was wonderful. We listened to the rain, relaxed, and enjoyed each other. The only thing better than the building and the warm welcome from the owner, Mr. Marshall, and his dog Cleo was Angie and her cooking. Dinner and breakfast were wonderful. Cornbread, pear jam, biscuits, fritata, everything was delicious. Needless to say I cleaned my plate (except for the grits...sorry Angie). And Angie's flexibility was greatly appreciated as well. If you want the opportunity for a step into the past, but maintain the comforts of home and be well feed, you need look no further than Madewood Plantation. Thank you, Angie for a wonderful stay!! KOK, Salt Lake City, UT

Innkeeper Response
We are delighted these guests enjoyed their stay at Madewood. I would only add that guests are encouraged to use all furniture, with the exception of one rare and fragile parlor set in the Music Room and two children's chairs. We want our guests to feel completely at home at Madewood.

Madewood Plantation was amazing!

5 on February 24, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Madewood in early Feb 2014 and were absolutely delighted. I was a little concerned driving there and then as we proceeded (quite a ways past where our GPS said it was!) we saw this gorgeous home and could not believe our eyes. We had booked the king bed at the end of the hall. The room was large and beautifully furnished with windows that opened up onto the front balcony - you just pulled them up and walked right through them. We spent a little time getting settled, walked around the grounds and did the very informative self-guided tour. The home was furnished beautifully and we were impressed with the art work. "Happy hour" was wine and cheese in the library where the owner joined us. We had a stimulating conversation with Keith and his cute dog, Miss Cleo. Angie, who seems to run everything on the service side including doing the cooking, was a delight. Dinner was served in the main dining room. We felt like a king and a queen - and we happened to be the only guests on this off-season night. The table and settings were elegant. I could not believe how good the food was, and the service was beyond belief. After dinner, Angie opened the huge pocket doors behind us and announced that coffee and brandy was served in the parlor. It really could NOT get any better than this! The next morning, Angie knocked on our door with a tray of hot coffee for us, which we took out on the porch overlooking the beautiful grounds and live oak trees that were probably planted in the late 1700's or early 1800's. Breakfast was exceptional and included Angie's homemade jam. Angie and Keith both made us feel so welcome - as did Miss Cleo! We would not hesitate to go back and have already recommended it to a couple of dear friends. Keep in mind that this is an old home so of course there are some things in need of repair as you would expect and will not be disappointed with Madewood.

Worth the trip

4.2 on February 19, 2014

Madewood Plantation House was a little difficult to find but was well worth the trip. The home is beautiful and has many lovely antiques. We began with wine and cheese at 6:00 pm in the front parlor. We met several other guests and enjoyed getting to know each other. We had dinner in the dining room at 6:45. The meal was excellent! Angie and her staff did a phenomenal job. We then returned to the parlor where we were joined by our host Keith . Coffee and brandy was served and it was a very relaxing atmosphere. We were not able to stay for the plantation breakfast which was served at 8:30. We had made prior arrangements to have a breakfast tray delivered to our room. It never arrived and we had to leave without breakfast. This was a little disappointing. The only other suggestion/complaint we had, Angie had showed us to our room upon arrival, we were staying in the honeymoon suite. There was a lovely fireplace and Angie said she would have some wood delivered to our room and it never was. It was a chilly evening and a nice fire in the fireplace would have been very romantic! All in all, it was a lovely visit even though there were a few hiccups!

Innkeeper Response
I recall with great pleasure our visit with these delightful guests, and the stimulating conversation in the parlor after dinner. Everyone at Madewood is delighted that they enjoyed their stay with us. We are completely at fault for not following through on delivering logs to the honeymoon room. They should have been there when the guests arrived; and we were so engaged in conversation after dinner that we inadvertently forgot to provide them. We have a sign in each room listing cell phone numbers for Angie, myself and our groundskeeper, Warren. We are available to meet guests' requests at anytime night or day; and we would have been happy to remedy our oversight and bring logs to their room if they had called us. I sincerely regret that the guests' departure earlier than they had indicated to us prevented their having breakfast with us. It was understood that the guests had to leave by 8 a.m., and that we would provide a continental breakfast for them in their room before that time. Shortly after 7:30 a.m., the writer appeared at the kitchen door and informed us that they wanted to get on the road and that they did not require breakfast. Their orange juice, fresh fruit and tea were ready, and the biscuits were coming out of the oven. We invited them to sit down in the dining room, assuring them that all items would be out in a moment, but they again said they really didn't need the breakfast, that they would prefer get on the road. The conversation was very pleasant, and we wished them a safe and happy journey. We are so sorry that they were disappointed; but I must say that I enjoyed the biscuits myself, as we could put them out for other guests when formal breakfast was served later at 8:30! Respectfully submitted, Keith Marshall, owner

Wonderful stay!

4.6 on January 31, 2014

We just returned home after a one night stay at Madewood. Loved every minute of it, especially the warm welcome from Alice and the amazing dinner and breakfast (we only had the continental due to an early flight but the biscuits left us wishing for more!) prepared by Angie. It was such a treat to wander the house and grounds examining all the antiques and really embracing the experience. The rooms were very comfortable and the shower was one of the best we've had while traveling. Highly recommend.

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Location Type

Bayou Country, Countryside, Small town


New Orleans, LA (MSY)

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

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast, 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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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Reccommended for children over 10
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Additional fee of $35 required.

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.



Keith Marshall

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

1 Cat , 1 Dog

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  • 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.


Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase