Madewood Plantation House

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

About

Madewood Plantation House, 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 availalble with reservations only.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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

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


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.


Great experience

5 on August 20, 2017

We were only 6 people in the house. So we had almost the whole house for ourselves. Beautiful house and decoration big oaks in garden. Good food and typical breakfast


Excellent Stay

5 on July 28, 2017

We stayed at Madewood our first night in Lousiana. The property and home are beautiful and feel like someone's private home and not like a hotel. Our rooms in the main house were spacious and charming, filled with antiques and comfortable beds. The bathroom in my room was small, but well-equipped, with two tall and inviting beds, and the Nursery where my friend stayed was filled with children's toys and had an attached, spacious bathroom. The nicest part of the stay was the convivial evening of having wine and cheese, followed by dinner, followed by brandy and coffee in the living room. We were an eclectic group, which made for varied and interesting conversation. The food was homemade and well-prepared, with a salad, soup, entree, and dessert course. The cornbread was light and sweet, with a cake-like texture, and the greens fresh and crisp. The main course of etoufee was creamy and served in puff pasty shells with sweet potatoes and asparagus as a side. Bread pudding provided a sweet end to the meal and the coffee was rich and mellow. Breakfast the next morning was also served and consisted of a fruit and bread course, followed by a frittata and grits course, as well as juice and coffee. The house is handsomely furnished with period antiques and the public spaces spacious and inviting. The manager and her staff run a smoothly-operating business and we enjoyed ourselves down to the last detail. The grounds are lovely for wandering in and include a shaded and gardened area between the main house and the annex in back. A very gracious experience we shall remember and a unique way to begin our trip along the Mississippi.


A highlight of our trip.

4.6 on June 08, 2017

Madewood was exactly what we were looking for, an authentically restored Plantation house functioning as a B & B. Madewood is the only Plantation in the area where you enjoy gracious dining with other guests in the beautiful dining room, served on antique China and silver for both dinner and breakfast. Extremely delicious! If you are looking for a unique experience and understand that an authentic historical building will be different from a modern motel, then Madwood should not be missed. I highly recommend a stay here.


Our Renewal Stay

4.0 on June 01, 2017

Truly a lovely place that my wife and I enjoyed for our wedding renewal! The staff is awesome there. I would recommend the Madewood Plantation House for any and all occasions.


A step back in time

4.2 on March 23, 2017

Extraordinary place. Too authentic to be called luxurious but really gives a sense of what living in a grand plantation house must have been like in the antebellum south.Excellent value, friendly service, quiet and comfy, Thumbs up!


Living in a plantation house

4.8 on October 17, 2016

A former plantation house as a bed and breakfast. We stayed one night. After a cheese and wine reception with the owner followed a 3 course meal. Because of no other guest we had the house for us during the night. It was a great experience to live like a plantation house owner for one night.


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Rooms & Rates

Master

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

Nursery

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

Downstairs/Lee

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

Location Type

Bayou Country, Countryside, Small town

Airport

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

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, 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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Policies

  • 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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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Keith Marshall

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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.


Recipes

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