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.
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 on March 14, 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Madewood! I would highly recommend it and we will definitely be going back!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
4.8 on December 01, 2017
Wonderful property a great way to experience what it might have felt like during Plantation Times.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bayou Country, Countryside, Small town
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
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.
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
Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Limited accommodations travelers w/pets.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service
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
Restrictive , Vegetarian South LA regional
Casserole of pumpkin and sweet potato combined with apples, raisins, nutmeg, butter, vanilla, sugar. Served as a vegetable with the main course.