Welcome to our New Orleans Bed and Breakfast! Originally the Picard mansion built in 1891, this Queen Anne style fish scale tiled structure designed by Thomas Sully has 11,000 square feet, 13 foot ceilings on all three levels and eight fireplaces. Located on the historic streetcar line, we are only a few minutes ride to the French Quarter and all the most visited venues.
From the Creole porch of the Bed and Breakfast you can view the garden and St. Charles Avenue. The street cars stop here all day to pick-up waiting guests who are off to the many New Orleans sites like the French Quarter or Audubon park only minutes away. Enjoy the afternoon in a rocking chair or sip tea and snack on the patio dotted with Victorian style cafe tables and seating.
Lovely parlor for sitting & relaxing in our New Orleans B&B when you feel like going nowhere. Guests enjoy the many books from our library and current magazines and newspapers. Features in this room include the "Gone with the Wind" velvet draperies and the hand tooled cypress ceiling 13 feet above the hardwood flooring.
Before they leave our New Orleans bed and breakfast in the morning, guests enjoy a continental breakfast in the Formal Dining Room, on the Creole porch or on the patio overlooking the garden and the streetcars on their way to the French Quarter. Many of our couples come to New Orleans for intimate wedding ceremonies performed in front of this high fireplace, one of eight featured at the Inn.
The New Orleans Grand King Jr. Suite with four poster bed, sitting area and antique furnishings. This room is perfect for a romantic interlude or honeymoon weekend in our Bed and Breakfast. The bath area is large and features an original four foot claw tub for soaking away any lingering stress during your vacation. CEO's and dignitaries appreciate the extra space for hosting clients.
The French Quarter Grand Queen was once the bedroom parlor of the original owner, Henry Picard. This expansive accommodation features a Victorian sitting area and beautiful four poster queen bed with high count linens and an extra comfortable mattress. Private bathroom with shower and wireless internet access makes the room complete. Enjoy a peaceful rest and then its off to the Big Easy for some fun.
This Deluxe King located off of the front Creole porch of our New Orleans Bed and Breakfast has a private entrance. A very spacious accommodation, the view is of the garden and St. Charles Avenue in Uptown where all the Mardi Gras parades pass during Carnival season in New Orleans. Private bathroom with tub/shower, quiet central air, wireless internet access and cable. Great for a honeymoon couple or for a romantic anniversary celebration. Many New Orleans intimate wedding couples choose this accommodation.
This Deluxe King bedroom, a very popular accommodation in our New Orleans B&B, has a side sun room and the current owner's grandmother's breakfast table. Its perfect for a private cup up coffee and the newspaper in the morning for two. Unique to this room in the Inn are the hidden pocket doors with glass inserts. These doors allowed the sunlight into the room during winter while protecting from the cold (doors are not functional today but your Innkeeper will show you how they operated). You'll relax in the comfortable wrought iron king with an original decorative fireplace at the foot of your bed.
A Boutique Queen standard accommodation for guests visiting our New Orleans bed and breakfast who want the most economical rate.
But, quite frankly, the only thing standard about this room is the size of the queen bed! This charming room with its 13 foot ceiling and hardwood floor is just right for a couple looking for an "escape" from the everyday routine or for someone in New Orleans on business. Private bathroom, step-in shower, wireless internet, wide desk top and plenty of electrical outlets for your computer and chargers. We meet the standards of any large Inn, but we have the quaintness and personal attention that only a bed and breakfast can offer!
Boutique Queen with private bath has a 13 foot ceiling, hardwood floor, writing desk, side chair, cable, voice mail, climate control, iron and hairdryer as do all the accommodations in the mansion. You will get a restful night in the B&B and then you'll be off to the French Quarter, the Zoo, or any of our world class restaurants in the Garden District Uptown.
Every detail a masterpiece of Victorian design. High cove ceilings and heirloom appointments are but a few of the features you will admire. This deluxe queen has a view of famed St. Charles Avenue streetcar line in Uptown. All the Mardi Gras parades pass right in front of your window.
This Deluxe King bedroom on the second level of the Inn belonged to Madam Picard. In those days, wives often had their own quarters. This accommodation overlooks the garden and Saint Charles Avenue. From this vantage point guests can see the streetcars and Mardi Gras parades that start in Uptown. A private bathroom, wireless internet and desk (not shown) make it complete.
Rare in bed and breakfast inventories, this beautiful Deluxe Double Queen room boasts an original decorative fireplace, high ceilings, family heirloom furnishings and a private bath.
One of our most popular accommodations located on the second level of the home, this large room has two Plantation Queen beds, a walk-in closet and private bathroom. Great for a family of four or friends visiting New Orleans.
One of two Double Double rooms with full-sized beds located on the second level of the B&B, this light and airy room was once the rear gallery of the original owner's quarters. It features bright windows, hardwood floors and a dining room table belonging to the current owner's great Aunt from circa 1940. The private bath has a tub/shower. Its a favorite of students and
their parents visiting Tulane or Loyola, yet we are only minutes to the French Quarter.
The Butler's Pantry with its two full-sized beds is a part of the mansion, but it has an outside entrance. It's most convenient to the parking area and it has the only mini-fridge/ microwave in the house. You will have to walk down a short sidewalk to get into the main hall of the home for breakfast, but the privacy and convenience of parking your car and going right into your room is worth it.
Beautiful Deluxe Queen with sitting area on the third level of the home. This accommodation features a large closet, private bath with tub/shower and a view of the Avenue. Great for avid readers who like a quiet place to sit and enjoy a good book before they head out for an evening of world class dining in the French Quarter.
An Upgrade Queen on the third level of the bed and breakfast. Features a 13 foot vaulted ceiling and a wrought iron bed in a room that is very private. Floor to ceiling windows in the bath area affords a view of the New Orleans skyline.
Main bedroom of our Petite Jr. Suite on the third level of the home. This room is perfect for the parents of a University student coming down to visit Tulane or Loyola. The Inn is very near either campus. There is a side sitting room (additional fee, space not shown in this photo) with a Victorian style twin day bed. A door separates the two rooms so Mom and Dad can have time alone. Accommodation sold as a single Deluxe Queen room or as the Jr. Suite.
Sitting room connected to the Petite Jr. Suite. This room has its own TV and the doorway between the two spaces allows for some private time. Great for parents with their student visiting one of the Universities.
The Nanny's Quarters with its wrought iron queen bed is located on the third level of the Inn. It has a unique view of St. Charles Avenue and our Uptown neighborhood from its bay window. The Nanny used to bring the Picard children here to watch the Mardi Gras parades during Carnival season in New Orleans. It has a private bathroom with shower and wireless internet access. The owner's grandfather's roll top desk is an heirloom.
Boutique Queen with private bathroom and a desk in an alcove at the entry way (not shown in photo). This was the daughter's room back in 1891 when the Picard family built their home in New Orleans. With it's 13 foot ceiling, and two large windows, the room feels very airy and bright. Its the perfect hideaway in the B&B, located in a small hallway. You'll be "lost to the world", if only for a few nights. Of course, you can use our WIFI access for your laptop computer to stay in touch if you must.
13 foot ceilings throughout and hand worked cypress banisters in dark pecan exemplify the wealth that was prevalent in the grand homes of New Orleans in the late 1800's.
Many of the original fireplaces through out the bed and breakfast are laden with custom three dimensional tile work.
One of eight original fireplaces that grace the many rooms of our Saint Charles Avenue Inn. While only decorative today, these coal fired works of art kept the Picard family toasty on cold deep South nights. In later years, gas was introduced as a modern upgrade.