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Barrow House Inn

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

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--- 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
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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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.

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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!

What a treat

5 on May 21, 2014

Barrow House is an absolute delight. Shirley is a terrific host and has thought of everything you need for a delightful stay. The rooms are beautiful, the refrigerator stocked. Combine that with the best eggs Benedict in the world and you have a e winner. Shirley knows the area and can guide you to the best places and some hidden treasures. Can't say enough positive things about the barrow house

Spacious room in historic house

4.4 on May 13, 2014

We recently stayed at the Barrow House Inn for a weekend getaway. We had wanted one of the suites but all were booked, and this was the only weekend we had available. There was a scheduling snafu with the website but Chris emailed within 12 hours or so. The only room left was the Rose Room, which actually turned out just fine. It was bigger than I expected and the bathroom was also spacious. It had a tub/shower with a shower curtain, which is not always the case when traveling, and very welcome after days walking around in the hot South! All the antiques in the room and parlor were beautiful. Breakfast was beautifully presented and tasted great. Perfectly poached eggs for everyone at the table (definitely get the egg breakfast for an extra $5). The only issues were a puppy that barked ALL NIGHT LONG a couple of houses down on the side we were facing (totally not within Barrow House Inn's control and I am sure the owners are well aware of the puppy barking so speaking to them would do nothing. It sounded very young so hopefully it won't be an issue for long. It was just a sad & lonely puppy. The second night we put Pandora on and that did help) and the bed was smaller than we were used to. I think it was a full or double. High (antique bed, very beautiful) & not very wide, which is only a problem if you have a blanket hog who also tosses & turns a lot. They have just about anything you could possibly need if you have forgotten something, and a little common fridge if you needed to store anything or buy a soda. As others have mentioned, there are no keys in the main house, but I do believe either Shirley or Chris are there at all times and it is a very low crime tiny town. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the sites within walking distance. It is on a street lined with beautiful houses to look at, so definitely take a stroll.

Nice weekend destination

4.0 on May 07, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Barrow house for his birthday. The BnB was nice, clean, comfortable beds, and Shirley and Chris were gracious friendly hosts. The inn was much closer to everything in town than we expected, and we could walk to all the restaurants and shops. I only had two complaints, and they are kind of nitpicky: one was that the first night when Chris showed us to our room he asked us to pick out our breakfast for the morning. The check box paper said the egg breakfast choices were an extra $5 each, but it was scratched out and he told us not to worry about the cost. So we assumed that meant the cost was included, but it was not included, so at check out we owed an extra $10 for breakfast each morning. I think it's tacky when a self professed BnB charges for breakfast, and I felt a little tricked about the way that they charged for it after we were told not to worry about it. Also on the last morning we were there they removed all the towels and linens from our room while we were at breakfast; sheets, towels, and hand towels. We had not stayed gone past checkout time, it wasn't even 10am when we got back from breakfast. Overall it was a nice stay, and probably one of the better places in St Francisville.

Barrow House Inn

5 on May 05, 2014

Have stayed there three times. Will return again!

Rose Room was fabulous!

3.6 on May 03, 2014

We enjoyed staying in the Rose Room. It was beautiful and spacious. We were treated wonderfully and hope to return soon!

Loved the Barrow House Inn!

4.8 on April 30, 2014

We were staying in St Francisville for my daughters wedding. Our suite was beautiful and well cared for. The family took plenty of time to share local history and advice on local restaurants to enjoy, We will definitely stay here in the future and would recommend it to anyone staying in this beautiful southern town.

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

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