Madewood Plantation Mansion

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


Madewood Plantation Mansion, 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 available with reservations only.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Wonderful place!!

3.8 on April 07, 2018

The history and rich furnishings of this plantation, were absolutely amazing. We received excellent service and a history lesson of the property and its former owners, thanks to our hostess. I would highly recommend a visit.

5 stars!

5 on March 14, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Madewood! I would highly recommend it and we will definitely be going back!

Madewood Was My Home For One Evening

5 on January 29, 2018

I saw 9 plantation homes on my trip to Louisiana. I stayed in two of them. When you stay at Madewood, you actually sit in the music room and sip wine and relax like the mansion is your home. Nothing is roped off. Nothing corporate about this place. Read the books in the library. Enjoy conversation in the parlor. I just walked around with my shoes off. Great value too. Dinner, dessert, wine, brandy, and breakfast included. My wife's favorite plantation home.

Great trip back in Time!

5 on January 06, 2018

This was my second stay at Madewood. The first time was so wonderful I had to return! Miss Lisa and Miss Angie are both so wonderful at making certain that everyone is completely happy. If you get a chance to converse with the owner, take advantage of the time! He has led an extraordinary life, including being a Rhodes Scholar. Also, the film, "The Beguiled" was recently shot there, staring Nicole Kidman!

A wonderful experience

4.8 on December 27, 2017

A very beautiful house and grounds, friendly and helpful owner. This was our first B&B experience and we loved it. The whole package was great: wine and cheese, dinner by candlelight, and the breakfast. The food was truly outstanding!

Wonderful stay

4.2 on December 19, 2017

Really cozy and wonderful stay in this charming plantation house. Enjoyed staying there. Dinner and breakfast with the other guests and talking to the hosts was very nice experience. It is an old house with a lot of charme

Beautiful plantation with fantastic food

4.8 on December 16, 2017

This is a beautifully-kept 1846 plantation house, in wonderful condition. It's specialty is that it offers wine and cheese in the evenings, followed by a candle-lit three course dinner. The food was as outstanding as the surroundings. The breakfast was equally good. This was our first bed and breakfast experience, and we were very impressed. The only disadvantage is that Madewood is rather in the middle of nowhere, but I would still highly recommend it.

Great Plantation Experience

4.8 on December 01, 2017

Wonderful property a great way to experience what it might have felt like during Plantation Times.

Wonderful Stay at the Madewood - Mela & Ray Mathews

5 on November 15, 2017

Angie made our stay so comfortable and warm. To say that her cooking is "Southern Divine" is an understatement! Miss Mary woke us each morning to coffee brought to our room on beautiful china. We then went down to a beautifully set table to eat. Dinner was a repeat of the same. Cheese and wine before dinner in the library, and brandy after dinner in the drawing room, to the side of the main dining room. I have seen impeccable service in my day, but this was the best I have ever enjoyed. Shining crystal, beautiful china, Southern charm at its highest. Thank you Angie and Miss Mary. You gave us a memory to last a lifetime. Warmest, Mela and Ray Mathews

Wonderful experience

3.4 on October 30, 2017

We stayed two nights at this really unique place: It is a plantation house built around 1840 and renovated around the 1960-ies. A bed-and-breakfast of the special sort...where can you sleep in a bed which is at least 3-4 feet high? You actually get a little step-up to get into it. Unfortunately in the adjacent bathroom a few lights were not working (I always find this a sign of not enough care) but the house itself with its many wonderful rooms is a great place. Outside (it was mid October) there were more mosquitos then blades grass, but inside the house there were none. We had a fairly large room and enjoyed the dinner and breakfasts which were both excellent. A bit a shame that the dinner is not specific Louisiana creole cuisine - as I actually expected. Otherwise the place is fine and ok. We used the day to meander around the Baton Rouge capitol of LA, and get some glimpses of the Mississippi. That latter part was difficult as there is a lot of industry around which seem to monopolise the river banks. Finally, in St. Francisville we found an acces to it, and as a insider tip: take the ferry in Plaquemine. Also the State Capitol building in Baton Rouge is worth a visit - wonderful views.

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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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Location Type

Bayou Country, Countryside, Small town


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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

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 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.
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Angie Johnson

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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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.


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