Barrow House Inn

9779 Royal St. , Saint Francisville, LA 70775 USA (Show map)


--- You will discover 2 historic houses in the heart of the **unforgettable fairy tale town** of St. Francisville, Louisiana. Rooms and elegant suites are all furnished with carefully-selected American antiques from the mid-1800s plus private bathrooms, WI-FI, & DVD player with over 1000 movies. --- Breakfast: Unique Choice of Continental breakfast *or* you can choose from 3 New Orleans-style Egg Dishes. --- Restaurants, shopping & complete activity info is given by your hosts. *Exclusive* 1 - 5 day itineraries. -- Make a reservation now and experience our casual elegance! :)



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Comfy and cozy with wonderful host and hostesses!

3.4 on May 30, 2016

The Victorian Room at the Barrow House Inn was cozy and comfortable. Shirley and Chris were wonderful hostess and host and we enjoyed visiting with them. They are very knowledgeable of the area and shared great places to visit while in St. Francisville. The bathroom in our room was very small (it was an add on) but in all the room was very comfortable.

Charming place

4.0 on May 22, 2016

Charming authentic historical place with a very informative owner who will captivate you with her stories about Saint Francisville and the area.

Fabulous Stay at Barrow House

5 on February 28, 2016

Barrow House B&B did an outstanding job of combining the quiet southern retreat with all of the modern anemitites I needed for my weekend attending The Writing Symposium in St. Francisville. Ms. Shirley and her son Chris, did a wonderful job of making sure I was attended to and snuggled into a nice warm comfortable bed each night. The Rose Room was such a delight! I loved sleeping in a teester bed! Oh my, can't wait until next year when I shall return! Patricia Landry Settoon

A weekend in St. Francisville!

5 on April 30, 2015

We had a great time and enjoyed our stay at the Printer's Cottage! Ms. Shirley was very hospitable and extremely knowledgeable about the area!

Very Peaceful and Quaint.

3.8 on April 26, 2015

A very relaxing place to stay. Much like visiting an old friend's home.

wonderful stay in St Francisville

3.4 on April 16, 2015

This was the perfect suite for 3 to stay in, very roomy with the parlor sitting area. The shower was the only inconvenience for the elderly person in our party since it is in a stand alone tub with a circular curtains. Stepping into the tub was a bit tricky! It is very quiet & we slept wonderful!

Wonderful in every area!

4.6 on February 26, 2015

The owners of the Barrow House were extremely helpful. They made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. They were able to share the history of the town, as well as, information about what we should do during our stay. Our room was clean and beautifully decorated. Breakfast was great. My husband loved their selection of movies. We will definitely be coming back.

b&b in st. francisville

3.0 on November 10, 2014

the b&b was cute and the proprietors were very nice and helpful.

If I could give 10 stars, I would.

5 on October 29, 2014

The Empire Suite was amazing for my husband, daughter and myself. My daughter loved the bears and fell in love with Ms. Shirley. The breakfast was perfection. Shirley was informed about every aspect of the area. I just loved eating breakfast with tourists from all over the USA and Thailand to boot! We will recommend the Barrow House to everyone looking for a relaxed, wonderful getaway.

Barrow House Inn

5 on May 28, 2014

Our room was beautiful, clean, spacious, lacking for nothing in amenities, and very historically appealing--I felt like Scarlett waking up at Tara! Shirley was a treasure in relating historic vignettes about the house and the town's history; and her breakfasts were exquisite!

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Location Type

Heart of Historic District, In Center of Everything!, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Village


Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From New Orleans: Take I-10 into Baton Rouge. Near the Mississippi River bridge, you will come to the I-10 and 110 North split. Take 110 N. Then take Exit 8-C to Natchez, the very last exit off 110 N to Highway 61. Drive about 25 miles and then come to a stop light on the outskirts of the town. Turn left at this stop light onto Commerce Street. In about a mile, you will reach another stop light (the only stop light in the town itself). Turn left onto Ferdinand (the main street in the historic district) and drive for about 3/4 mile until you see our courthouse on your left. Barrow House Inn is directly behind the courthouse on Royal Street, so you can turn left before or after the courthouse. The inn is a large white house with a dark green sign in front.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 4 Full Days Of Activities Await You Near The Inn, Best Cycling & Hiking in Louisiana (Close To Inn), 6 Plantations To Tour! (the most in Louisiana), Explore Antique Shops & Galleries (Close To Inn), Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer , Refrigerator, Microwave, Full-Service Kitchen (everything you have at home), (Kitchen = available for Empire & Victorian Suites, *Soft Water*

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Health Spa & Massage (at Local Salons), Living History... Unforgettable!!, Antique-Clasic-Old Cars Museum, Best Cycling & Hiking in Louisiana !!, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 PM - 7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On the (screened) front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes 6 & Under = FREE. 16 & Over are charged adult rate.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days on certain weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Major credit card must be given in order to confirm your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation is 7 days prior to your reservation date(s). Large groups require 30 days cancellation notice. Please call if arriving after 7 PM.



Shirley Dittloff

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Continental (Included) Egg Breakfast (Additional)

  • Time Served: 830 - 930 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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