5 on March 26, 2013
Our weekend stay at the Judge Porter House was very pleasant. The home was charming and the staff was personable. The room was very clean, and breakfast was delicious. It was located conveniently to the historic district.
3.4 on February 09, 2013
The detached 2 story Guest House was most private. It had an upstairs loft bedroom readily accessed with a spiral staircase. There was a gas fire place in the sitting area. Full kitchen was nice as well. For people who are trying to get away from people to relax, this was the place to stay.
4.6 on January 28, 2013
My fiancee and I stayed here August 11, 2012 and had a wonderful time. Since then we split up for a while. Our stay January 26, 2013 was our first time together since our separation. Thanks again for a wonderful memorable stay. We look forward to another trip
4.6 on January 28, 2013
My wife and I had an enjoyable stay that was comfortable and a breakfast that was awesome!
5 on December 13, 2012
The Judge Porter House is lovely and all that I was told it would be and more. My husband and I came with friends for a pre-Christmas weekend and wished we could have stayed longer. The house is located close to the river so we were able to walk to all of the holiday festivities, shops and restaurants. Best of all, it was easy to get back to our room after a full day on the town. Our room, The Judge Porter Room, was spacious, clean and well appointed with beautiful period furnishings and all the amenities we could want, as was our bathroom. I loved our canopied bed...curling up in the plush bedding and tons of cushy pillows...nice way to end the day. Although we didn't want to leave our comfy bed, we didn't want to miss Charles' breakfast either. This is a full breakfast that would make Paula Deen proud. Charles, our host, was amazing and made us feel so welcome. He told us that they have a lot of repeat guests...in fact, our friends have been going there every year for the past 17 years... now I know why. This was our first visit, but it won't be our last. Rosie and David
5 on October 12, 2012
Truly a relaxing weekend, people were as friendly as it gets, we would not hesitate to return. Very peaceful, laid back community.
4.6 on October 08, 2012
This was our second time staying at a B&B in Natchitoches, LA. The first wasn't so pleasant, but this one made up for it and helped provide a lifetime of memories! Upon checking in late, we found that EVERYTHING was in order and beautifully set up. We paid extra to include some wine, chocolate covered strawberries, and roses. When entering the room, our breathe was taken away because it was so much more then we expected! The guest service manager also did an amazing job at helping me to find the right place to stay for what I was iterested in and even suggested and helped to communicate the special package I was wanting added! The Judge Porter House really helped make a special event more memorable. The in keeper and guest service manager were wonderful to deal with!
5 on September 03, 2012
This was the second time we ever stayed at a B&B and it was the best experience ever. I thought I preferred staying at hotels but the Judge Porter House was like being at home only much better. The food was excellent, the staff was very friendly and helpful and the house is beautiful. Loved every minute of our stay except Sunday morning when we had to leave. We hope to come back very soon.
4.8 on August 16, 2012
The inn was in great condition. The location was realy good and all of the inn's amenities excellent.
5 on August 13, 2012
My wife and I married 10 years ago - we have 5 children between us, so the honeymoon was one night in the Maple Manor B&B in Dallas. We decided to travel to Florida for our first vacation by ourselves, but also take our time getting there, We picked Natchitoches as our first stop on our trip. The Judge Porter House had great online reviews and lived up to and exceeded our expectations. The Romance package of chilled champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries with rose petals strewn on the bed was waiting when my wife opened the door. She didn't know about "the extra touch" I ordered and was overwhelmed by the surprise. The room was very comfortable and breakfast was amazing the next morning - plus our hostesses were extremely attentive and efficient with our total group of eight. It was a perfect way to start our wonderful private time together.
5 on August 12, 2012
We loved the Judge Porter House! Everything was immaculate and we were served a wonderful breakfast both days we stayed. We highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone looking! We can't wait to return during the Christmas Festival of Lights!
4.4 on August 07, 2012
We came to Natchitoches for our 35th anniversary. We had never stayed in a B&B before! We were pleasantly surprised with all the accomendations at Judge Porter B&B. The food was great and Jennifer was a wonderful hostess.
4.8 on August 04, 2012
Excellent way to spend our 19th anniversary. Very satisfied
4.0 on July 08, 2012
We have stayed at other properties in the group (Violet Hill and Queen Anne) and this was among our best stays. Breakfast on both mornings of our stay was wonderful, the house was spotless and the stay was great. We will be visiting this B&B again.
4.2 on June 10, 2012
This is our 3rd time to visit Judge Porter House. We love the balcony in the evening after shopping all day on Front Street! The breakfast on Sunday was really good! Thank you for making our anniversary special.
4.6 on May 30, 2012
Really enjoyed the beautiful home and its location. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was great! Would highly advise anyone needing a little time away to visit Judge Porter B & B! Thanks for everything Jennifer!
5 on May 29, 2012
My husband and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary at the Judge Porter House. Very clean and the service was excellent! Breakfast was delightful also. Look forward to staying here agin. Thanks for the hospitality!!
4.0 on May 22, 2012
Enjoyed our stay at The Judge Porter House. It was beautiful and peaceful. Everything was nice and clean. The breakfast was delicious.
5 on May 12, 2012
Judge Porter House was a nice place to stay. Being a tech person, you could not use the WiFi but at certain spots around the house. Wanted to set in Parlor and use WiFi and could not. Not sure if I care for the policy of only two drinks (water or soda) per day allowed out of the mini fridge. Had just spent the week at three other B&B's and did not have this restriction. A nickel and dime you situation.
4.2 on April 11, 2012
Great B&B, would recommend to all. But next time will stay in a larger suite.
4.2 on March 11, 2012
This was our first stay at Judge Porter House, and it won't be our last. The apricot glazed stuffed french toast was awesome, the amenities were great, and the location was ideal.
4.4 on February 20, 2012
This being our first time at a B&B, my husband and I had no idea what to expect. After our experience this weekend I must say it would be hard to stay at a hotel if a B&B is available when we travel. The innkeeper was very helpful and friendly, she made us feel at home. It was fun to meet new people, have a romantic weekend, and just RELAX in the beauty of this house. Can't say enough!
4.0 on January 28, 2012
Just stayed at this beautiful B&B and loved the facilities. It is nestled in a wonderfully quaint little town and, aside from the loud fraternity house across the street, is very quiet and comfortable. The owners have done a wonderful job of restoring this period home yet incorporating modern conveniences to make anyone's stay most pleasurable. However, be cautioned about your safety if you stay there!!!!! We checked in after hours and learned that our room key fit the front door. Conversely, the key that gained us entry into the front door also fit our room. Upon further reflection, we wondered how that could be done without the key allowing entry into the front door also not equally fitting all other bedroom doors. To our dismay, we learned the next day (after all rooms were cleaned and cleared for new checkins and walk thru by any potential visitors) our room key fit the door for all other rooms in the facility except for one!!!!! Then, we learned that the key envelopes for arriving visitors were kept in a mailbox on the front porch where simply anyone could walk up, open the box, obtain an envelope with a key, gain entry to the facility building and then have free access to most if not all of the rooms!!!! I cannot fathom how this safety measure was overlooked despite their preservation of a historic facility that still uses traditional keys for the doors to preserve the feel of the historical nature involved!!! I have since emailed the management thru their main reservations site about this apparent oversight but have not heard back form anyone. You may want to discuss that with them when you book! Aside from the obvious potential problems inherent from a personal or property safety concern, this is an absolutely wonderful little place to stay!
I want to express my appreciation for your kind words, & my apologies for issues you found disconcerting at our Inn. The security of our guests is paramount & I must thank you for calling my attention to an internal oversight. Each room has a key intended to open the main door of the Inn & the specific room it is assigned too, as it is possible to have 1 key cut to work 2 separate locks. I am grateful; since opening our Inn nearly 15 years ago; this has proven both a safe & convenient way for our guests to gain access to the Inn, & their specific room only. When making additional keys for your room, we inadvertently placed a Master Key on the key ring; allowing you access to an additional 2 rooms. I assure you this problem has been resolved & all keys are correctly identified. I only hope you know this isolated incident was a learning experience for us, & understand we are grateful you brought this to our attention. As we already discussed; you mistakenly used a link requesting information from our tourist center, when attempting to contact us. I assure you, if you had actually emailed us we would have contacted you immediately. Thank you for telling us how to be better for our future guests; I am hopeful this will include you.
- Charles LaCaze Jr (Guest Service Manager)
5 on January 04, 2012
We have loved the Judge Porter house for years, even when we lived in Natchitoches. After moving away, we return when we can and always stay here. The house, rooms, grounds, and inkeeper, Jennifer, are all you could want. We look forward to our next stay.
3.8 on January 04, 2012
Had a great time at Judge Porters House , but was a little dissapointed in the food in town and the fact that everything closes so much.Hope to be back this year.
4.6 on January 03, 2012
Beautiful home. wonderful breakfast. I loved that I could walk to the downtown area to the shops and restaurants. And the walk was so nice because I got to walk by other historic homes and check out the architecture.
3.4 on December 29, 2011
the bed in the guest house is a standard bed and the mattress is not very comfortable . the standard bed is kind of small... the refridgerator leaked alot of water on the floor on day number one. Everything else was wonderful.
3.8 on December 24, 2011
The 100 year old house was restored to beautiful condition and furnished with antiques that set the perfect atmosphere. The furniture was comfortable, the inn keeper was welcoming and the Christmas decorations were gorgeous. We will definitely be back.
4.8 on December 23, 2011
We have now stayed at 3 of your four B&B's. Each stay has been a delightful one with the rooms, breakfast and staff being outstanding. The grounds are exceptional and the atmosphere welcoming and comfortable. We have also met many charming people during our visits. Thanks for the great hospitality!
5 on December 23, 2011
Celebrating our 51st. annivsersary. Our children surprised us last Dec. with one night (Dec.23) at the Judge Porter House. We enjoyed it so much that we wanted to come back this year and hopefully next year. It has such warmth about it and is decorated so beautiful.
4.6 on December 22, 2011
We had a great stay! The room was impeccably clean and the decor was beautiful. The Christmas decorations for the season made the house warm and inviting for our holiday vacation. The breakfast fare was delicious and varied. Our stay was made even more relaxing and enjoyable because Jennifer, the innkeeper, was so friendly and conscientious about ensuring that we were comfortable.
5 on December 19, 2011
The food and service were impeccable from the outstanding staff at this beautiful and charming place! So quiet. . . The first night I was convinced that I was the only one in the entire house only to awaken the next morning and find the table in the beautiful dining room fully set as the house was filled to capacity!
5 on October 20, 2011
I enjoyed my stay the week of October 17, 2011. The service and breakfast was amazing! I could not have chosen a better Bed & Breakfast! Thank you Todd, John, Jennifer, and April! Georgette Sterling LDOE Baton Rouge, LA
4.2 on October 13, 2011
I spent two nights here and immensely enjoyed my stay the house is gorgeous and private, unfortunately it's close to the train tracts but the trains finish around 1130, the town is delightful and the historical area is close enough to walk to.
4.0 on October 11, 2011
The wife and I traveled back to Natchitoches for our 20 year class reunion for the Louisiana Scholars' College. She has always wanted to stay at JPH and I thought it was time we did. We stayed in the guest house which is actually a converted garage, but inside you would think it was anything but. The accomodations were clean, bright, and well maintained. The grounds looked really good despite the bad drought. Jennifer made our stay all the more pleasant. Breakfast was top notch and the guests in the house were pretty entertaining as well. Really glad the KA fraternity house across the street was well behaved during our stay. It will not be our last to JPH.
4.4 on October 07, 2011
The Guest House is like a studio loft apartment, decorated in mostly white with every amenity one could wish for in a fully appointed home. Full kitchen, built in desk and bookshelves flanking the fireplace, large bathroom and dressing closet, spiral stairway up to the sleeping loft, and french doors leading onto the wooden garden deck. All the rooms have luxury lighting and ceiling fans. This is a wonderful place for spending some relaxing time in the Cane River area!
4.6 on September 29, 2011
We've stayed in several B & B's here in Natchitoches, and this ranks as one of the best. We stayed in the Garden Room with its own first floor private deck and entrance. Lovely gardens and water features make sitting outside most pleasant. The bed and the window treatments are unbelievably gorgeous! The entire house is lovely and immaculately kept. At breakfast, we enjoyed a fresh fruit cup, sour cream grits (yum!) and a baked egg casserole. Can't wait to return!
5 on September 18, 2011
Wonderful stay. Wonderful decor. Wonderful breakfast. Enjoyed every second! The Garden Room was a fabulous room to stay in.
5 on September 18, 2011
I higher recommend this bed and breakfast...so much privacy and the room was perfect!!! The care taker was extremely professional and she made sure we were happy and taken care of during our stay.
4.0 on September 10, 2011
We stayed at the Judge Porter House September 3-4. It was clean, quiet, and charming. They had several suggestions for local places to visit, which we took, and had a great time in Natchitoches. Also, breakfast was incredible! It definitely exceeded our expectations and we had a great time. Would stay there again.
5 on September 05, 2011
First time staying at a B&B, and it was great. Will definitely do it again! Can't beat southern hospitality!
2.6 on August 31, 2011
I stayed at the House this past weekend. Things were NOT fine. There was a blackout,something the owner told us happened often, and they had no provisions for dealing with it. No flash lights, no emergency lights, 2 candles I found, for the entire house. Worst part was the owner ONLY came to check on us, after hanging up on us and another guest called to say someone had fallen in the dark. The temperature was 94 at 10 pm and the owner thought everyone was over reacting and lied about the rooms being charged to our accounts when we requested to move to another location. The owner's behavior was unprofessional and unacceptable. You should also know that while after almost 2 hrs of no ac or lights, they came back on in the main house only. The guest house took another hour plus. We had rooms in both. The final insult was when the owner whined to us that we shouldn't be mad at him because of his lack of preparation or accomodation in the situation, espcially when he tells us it happens often. I will not be returning! If you book, bring your own flashlight, candles, matches and telephone numbers of alternate accomodations. A very sad way to end a weekend.
As always,I wish to begin by offering my sincerest apologies to you for the experiences you expressed within this review. I am shocked at many of the issues you factor as cause for your extreme disatisfaction during your recent stay. However; I would like to comment on what I believe to be a misunderstanding, & to give insight into any misrepresentations of our Inn to all possible future clientele. I am clearly aware there are times we are unable to satisfy every wish of our valued guests... no matter how much we try; even though it is our greatest goal. We are unable to predict the inconvenience of a power failure; a problem with the power company; not the Inn. I do understand the aggravation, & extend a heartfelt apology. I can assure you & all future guests, as part of the necessary requirements to operate a business; we have security lights which are immediately activated the second the power is interrupted. In addition; each room has both a night light which will immediately turn on the moment their is a loss of power, & a flashlight located in the drawer nearest the bed. I can only hope your feelings towards the way you speak of our unprofessionalism was excalated by your displeasure of the power outage. We have the highest appreciation for all our guests, & the extreme honor of welcoming most of those guests back to our properties again, & again. All my best to you & your family. I do hope you return to our charming city, & will one day allow us to hosts your visit. Again, I am terribly sorry for the way you feel; our main motivation is to please our guests.
- Charles A. LaCaze, JR (Guest Service Manager)
3.0 on August 21, 2011
Our children gave us a gift certificate to the Judge Porter House Bed and Breakfast for Christmas 2010. We recently decided to make our reservations to visit there. It is a very nice Bed and Breakfast and everyone is very friendly. We met some very nice couples during our stay and the breakfasts were delicious.
4.8 on August 15, 2011
It was nice and cozy and felt as if we were in the time period.
3.6 on July 29, 2011
This is THE place to stay in Natchitoches. The hospitality was exceptional, the room beautiful and comfortable. Nice bed, beautiful gardens. I would like to know who "Miss Betty" is though. By the date on the stone in the garden, I assume it is a pet. I was also curious about the tooth that is in the rosary box. Keep it there, it's mysterious. Thank you for a wonderful experience. The breakfast and opportunity to meet other guest was awesome too. I hope to reuturn someday. Oh, if you could put a pen or pencil next to the Journal note book that would be cool so guest can record their experiences.
5 on July 05, 2011
We stayed in the Judge Porter House and we really enjoyed it. The home is beautifully furnished and well maintained. The breakfast looked as if they were being featured in a magazine...beautiful presentation. The grounds were beautiful. We stayed in the Garden Room which had a lot of privacy and a private patio on the main floor. We would definantely reccomend this Bed & Breakfast...you will not be disappointed. The Lee Party from Shreveport.
5 on July 04, 2011
A perfect spot to relax and re-energize! Breakfast was delicious and the grounds were beautiful. We stayed in the guest house and felt like we were lost in our own world! Cannot wait to go back!
4.8 on July 02, 2011
Very intimate bed and breakfast! Very convenient to everything. We would definitely stay here again.
4.8 on June 27, 2011
Elaine and John really loved the complete set up of the house, everything to check in, tour of the rooms, sitting rooms, kitchen and outside garden area and grounds. The area was very quite and parking was spacious. Jennifer did a super job on both breakfasts, was attentive to serving breakfast, explained the meal courses and the other guests engaged in great conversation during the meal. Bathrooms were very clean and house and rooms were nice and cool during the day and night. We highly recommend a stay at the J Porter House!
4.6 on June 09, 2011
Four friends came for a meeting in Natchitoches and all stayed at the house. We are mothers and the relaxing atmosphere certainly helped us relax and unwind after the day. Thank you for all the little things that make a difference like the chocolate, the soft drinks, the mints, the chairs on the front porch, etc. I loved my stay and want to send everyone I know!!!!
5 on June 09, 2011
The Judge Porter feels like home. It is close to excellent restaurants and downtown.
4.4 on June 08, 2011
The Judge Porter House is an old home filled with history yet it was light, comfortable and well decorated. The backyard garden was beautiful indicating that the owners had spent a lot of time and money to get to that level. The front porch was a nice addition. The breakfast meals were outstanding and Jennifer made everyone there feel like family. It was a great experience.
4.0 on June 07, 2011
Lovely house, excellent breakfast, BUT, it is right across the street from the Kappa Alpha house. Believe me, these are not Southern gentlemen. Filthy language, and LOUD both nights, with "ladies" present. We did not hear anything inside the house, but we love to sit outside The only chairs were on the porch out front (chained down). the back yard was lovely, but no place to sit!
Thank you for taking the time to review our property; it’s nice to see you thought the Judge Porter House was lovely & the breakfast excellent. We strive to provide accommodations, where guests feel relaxed & worry free during their stay. I am extremely sorry; as it seems from your comments, the KA “gentlemen” may at times have a different philosophy concerning how to treat their guests. I assure you; if at any time we were made aware of this issue… we would have contacted the appropriate people to have this disturbance disbanded immediately. Such activities are frowned upon within the Historic District, as it is the intention of our city; all guests feel welcome & comfortable. In addition, there are three separate benches located throughout the back yard to sit & enjoy the peace & serenity created by the beautifully manicured landscape & enchanting sounds of the multiple fountains. I look forward to the opportunity of having you as our guests in the future; where together we can exceed your expectations. Until then, “All My Best”
- Charles A. LaCaze, JR. (Guest Service Manager)
4.8 on June 01, 2011
What a pleasant, unexpected surprise! We stayed in the Garden Suite, and it was quiet, warm and,romantic. In fact the whole Porter House, was welcoming,warm yet private. Our Inn Keeper,Jennifer was warm,happy and full of information. I will always want to come and stay at Judge Porter's !!!!
4.0 on May 28, 2011
The town was very freindly and the house was out really cool and it was neat to see the decor.the Innkeeper was very very great and the only bad thing is we had to leave before breakfast and I missed the french toast so it looks like we got to go back for another stay. it was a great time.
4.0 on May 19, 2011
Ok, I really expected the grounds to look like the picture - this B&B is on a VERY busy street with lots of traffic noise. We sat outside on the upstairs balcony and while it was very pleasant weather wise, the Frat house across the street had music blaring while we were trying to read.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, as it is with each review we learn how to better accommodate our valued guests. I am responding; in hopes any future guests using this to aide in the selection of a B&B in our charming city… will understand how together we will exceed all expectations. As the grounds of the Judge Porter House & the flowers adorning the gardens are seasonal; we have many things blooming at different times of the year. Even though the gardens may not have mirrored the picture, we have multi-colored Inpatients & Hydrangeas blooming at this time. At times the street may get heavy traffic; it is rare & doesn’t last long, & certainly does not go into the late afternoon. In addition, there is a noise ordinance within the city limits of Natchitoches. If we are ever notified of disturbances to our guests at any time, we gladly correct the problem without hesitation. Your complete satisfaction is our greatest concern. If we have the pleasure of having you as our guest in the future; please simply let us know what you need to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, & we will do our very best to accommodate your wishes.
- Charles A. LaCaze, JR (Guest Service Manager)
4.8 on May 14, 2011
We stayed in the Judge Porter room on the main floor...it is exquisite! The entire house is very tastefully decorated and not at all overdone. You just feel welcome when you walk in the front door. Our breakfast was wonderful...loved the Judge Porter sundae! We will stay at the Judge Porter House again!
4.6 on May 14, 2011
My husband & I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary while staying at Judge Porter B&B. WOW, what a wonderful place for us to celebrate! It was quiet, private, and lovely. I recommend that when anyone is visiting Natchitoches, La. to stay at Judge Porter House Bed and Breakfast.
4.0 on May 12, 2011
The Judge Porter House is beautifully decorated and a very comfortable stay. We stayed in the Garden room, and loved the gardens and the deck overlooking them.
4.8 on May 06, 2011
Judge Porter's B&B was awesome,this was my first experience with a Bed And Breakfast, but won't be my last. My whole family stayed there and we immediately want to book a return trip. I personally had the Guest House an all inclusive one bedroom apartment with killer views of the back garden. My daughter had the Garden room with her own outstanding view and access to the garden and we both had small decks with patio chairs. My brother was upstairs in the New Orleans room, and the covered four poster bed was massive even for a guy. The service was top notch,and Jennifer is the host with the most. thanks for the experience Troy Scott, Baton Rouge, La
4.4 on May 02, 2011
The Judge Porter House is a great place to stay and walking distance to Front street. I think the Garden Room is ideal. You have your own private entrance to the garden and a walk path to one of the parking spots. The private deck overlooking the garden was a nice spot to sip a glass of wine and enjoy the evening before heading to the Jacuzzi tub for two. The breakfast was elegant and unique. I'm sure my wife and I will be staying Judge Porter House again.
4.8 on May 01, 2011
My husband and I had a wonderful time at Judge Porterhouse B and B. We stayed in the Guest House, which was well decorated, private, plenty of room with a living area and kitchen. The little porch area off of the back overlooked a beautiful garden with fountains and lots of blooming plants. It made a nice place to sit and have coffee or a cocktain before dinner. The breakfasts were delicious and well-presented. The only big negative surprise was that we had seen nowhere in the literature about the bedroom in the Guest House being up a winding staircase. The bathroom, closet and everythhing else was downstairs, so the climb up the stairs was not expected. But we soon learned to deal with it, and all the positives outweighed that one part. Just not sure everyone who rents the Guest House would be able to climb those stairs. Overall, it was a very nice experience and we would recommend it to friends.
4.4 on April 26, 2011
Judge Porter house is lovely. The rooms are beautifully kept and the food is outstanding. We did have some difficulties with the wireless (which they would have helped us with if we had requested) and the TV reception was a bit fuzzy, but we weren't in Natchitoches to watch TV or surf the web anyway. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Jennifer is a wonderful innkeeper--made us feel both right at home and pampered at the same time.
4.2 on April 25, 2011
Lovely place! Staff was wonderful and the rooms were beautiful and comfortable. Highly recomend.
5 on April 25, 2011
This was my first experience in a Bed & Breakfast. Was wonderful. Staff was very friendly and it was absolutely awesome. Will definitely go back again!
5 on April 25, 2011
We've never been B & B people, but the Judge Porter House made us re-evaluate. The design of the rooms makes them very private, and the amenities and comfort features were outstanding -- as well as the breakfast. Has to be one of the best in the country.
5 on March 20, 2011
Charming, comfortable, great location, excellent place to stay and enjoy.
3.8 on March 16, 2011
This was our first bed and breakfast experience in Natchitoches LA and found the Judge Porter House to be exceptional and will be our choice for future bed and breakfast getaways. The inkeeper was very personal, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about hospitality and cooking. She made the visit to the Judge Porter House uniquely enjoyable for us both. Thank you! Jody and Cheryl McDonald, Kenner LA
5 on March 08, 2011
This was our first stay in a B and B. This was wonderful!!! The food was fabulous. Jennifer made sure all of our needs at JPH were met. The furnishing were lovely and it was a warm, homey atmosphere. We will definitely return for a longer stay.
4.6 on March 06, 2011
This was my first experience with a bed and breakfast and it was great! I don't think that we could have picked a better place to spend our 1st wedding anniversary. We were in the garden room and it was very nice and tucked away from the other guests so it was very quiet and relaxing to not have to worry about hearing the other guests. The two person jacuzzi was definitely a big hit and the breakfast was just great. We stayed for two nights and both days that we had breakfast there the breakfast was just delicious. The innkeeper did a great job of taking care of things for us and she was very welcoming and definitely showed that she enjoyed her work which showed in her attitude and just her interaction with all the guests. Would love to stay there again sometime in the future.
2.8 on February 28, 2011
Beautiful old house. Loved the porches. No one on the property....except for breakfast. I felt like we were pretty much on our own. Adequate but not very hospitable. True, it was the end of winter but the yard was very unattractive. Hate to sound critical but staying at a B & B I expected a little more.
I am very pleased to hear you thought the Judge Porter House was beautiful. I would like to give insight into what you thought we may improve upon, as it is our deepest desire to provide both exceptional customer service and an environment which delights all your senses. Our Innkeepers are on cite to prepare our delicious multi-course breakfast and to provide any housekeeping needed to insure your stay is as enjoyable and convenient as possible. However, as indicated when making your reservation and upon checking into the Inn; all any of our valued guests have to do is call our toll free number or pick up our hospitality phone which rings directly to our owner if you need assistance in any way. There is never a time we are not available to service our clientele. Even though our Innkeeper does not live at the property; which many of our guests appreciate, the owner lives two blocks from the Judge Porter House and is always easily reached for any of our guests needs. As for the gardens at the Inn, which are beautifully manicured; the extreme nature of the weather this year has not been kind to any foliage. As we have had many ice storms this year, all properties within areas met with these temperatures are unable to keep things looking as beautiful and flush as we would like. I am deeply sorry for the way you feel concerning your stay with us at the Judge Porter House, and only ask the next time we have the pleasure of hosting your trip to our charming city; you will contact us with any of your needs, and do hope the weather is accommodating for our gardens to meet your approval. We very much want every guest to have a great stay and leave with the wish to return again and again.
- Charles A. LaCaze JR (Guest Service Manager)
3.6 on February 20, 2011
The bed and breakfast was a very charming inn. The innkeeper was very sweet and made two wonderful breakfasts and also gave us all the information we needed to help us enjoy our stay. The room was cozy, albeit not a luxury one. The bathroom was clean enough although not overwhelming so. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience and the nicest B & B I've seen in Louisiana. What it may have lacked in more upscale amenities, it more than made up for in charm and gracious hospitality. I'd definitely recommend it.
3.4 on February 14, 2011
The rooms in this B & B are beautiful with lovely period pieces throughout. The breakfast was tasty, but note that there is only one seating (at 8:30 AM). The timing worked great for us, but one of the couples in our party chose to opt out of breakfast so they could sleep in on the second morning. I think it would be nice if they offered a breakfast tray service or "continental" breakfast option or something for those guests who prefer to sleep in. The location is close to shopping and is a good value for the money. I would recommend Judge Porter House and will stay there again.
4.4 on February 08, 2011
The breakfasts were a wonderful surprise (we stayed Friday and Saturday nights). The bed was so soft - it was like sleeping on a cloud. Really enjoyed the location and discovering downtown Natchitoches.
4.4 on January 27, 2011
Beautiful house and very convenient to everything. I have stayed here before and will definitely stay again in the future.
5 on January 18, 2011
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay! (Dec 20 -22, 2010) We were there for our 25th wedding anniversary. The Garden Room, with its' attached porch, was the perfect room for us. Both mornings we were there, the breakfasts we had were wonderful! The inn keeper was helpful and friendly.
3.8 on December 16, 2010
House was beautiful and well kept and the room was large. Without innkeeper present, the little amenities like cookies, hot tea or coffee were missing.
I am so thankful you took the time to review our property, and felt the Judge Porter House is beautifully maintained. I greatly appreciate the comments from you, our valued guests. Those comments allow us the opportunity to create an environment where we not only meet, but exceed your expectations. I would like to say, there are only two days a year when an Innkeeper is not at the property to provide services; Thanksgiving and Christmas. When there are guests in house; the Innkeeper prepares a delicious multi-course breakfast. During breakfast; the Innkeeper or a housekeeper restocks any items you may have used in your room the evening before, and performs light cleaning duties. All rooms have coffee makers, where you will find multiple packs of both regular and decaf coffee. We also have a wonderful selection of hot tea packets available on the buffet in the formal dining room for you to enjoy at your leisure. I am hopeful we have the opportunity to have you as our guest in the future; just let me know and I will have some fresh homemade cookies waiting for you and also show you where to find the coffee and tea. Happy New Year to you and your family; Until next time, "ALL MY BEST"
- Charles A. LaCaze, JR. (Guest Service Manager)
4.8 on December 15, 2010
Amazingly clean, private, & absolutely lovely. I dropped my earring on the floor & had to crawl beneath the bed in my room. I was expecting to come up dusty, but there was absolutely no dirt/dust! I found my earring with ease. Very warm staff... I could absolutely feel their appreciation for my business. I ended up buying gift certs for my parents' Christmas gift! Very impressed!
4.0 on December 03, 2010
My wife and I decided to take this Thanksgiving trip on the spur of the moment. Without much planning we "lucked upon" the Judge Porter House. Jennifer was very freindly and knowlegeable about the area. Being a smoker, the Garden Room was very convenient with its own little deck right outside the door overlooking the well kept garden.
4.4 on November 29, 2010
The house was Great! All the Privacy we wanted, walking distance to Front St. and all the Christmas Festival Activities. The jacuzzi tub was a big hit!
5 on November 29, 2010
Fabulous is all I can say! The Guest house at Judge Porter's house was perfect and the yard was beautiful. We spent time on Front Street shopping, had dinner at Papa's and then sat on the riverfront and looked at all the lights. This trip was fantastic, just what my husband and I were looking for. We hope to return soon!
4.4 on November 29, 2010
We loved this beautifully furnished b&b. Jennifer and Miranda, the innkeepers, will make you laugh. Nice big jacuzzi tub/shower with TV above doorway, first time for a TV in bathroom and liked it. Nice breakfast.
4.6 on November 24, 2010
Had a great stay. The front room upstairs is a little noisy with the street traffic. The breakfast was the best part of the stay!! Would stay there again.
4.8 on November 23, 2010
Excellent place to stay, the Innkeeper Jennifer was a great person to visit with and provided an outstanding service to us during our stay.Breakfast was wonderful.....each day with great attention to detail and the food was outstanding.
5 on November 21, 2010
We absolutely love The Judge Porter House and intend on coming back every year for my birthday! Charles was more than helpful about the lost fireplace key and extremely friendly, the breakfast was decadent and we really enjoyed talking with Jennifer and the woman working with her today when we were leaving! 5 stars! :) -Stacey & Jordan Sheppard
5 on November 14, 2010
Stayed one night in the Judge porter room. Loved the TV in the bathroom!
4.6 on November 14, 2010
Just a short walk to the Historic shopping district on Front St., this place does not disappoint. Our two night stay in the Guest House was perfect for our anniversary celebration. We enjoyed wonderful breakfasts each morning and relaxing days, along with privacy away from the main house in the evenings.
5 on November 08, 2010
Absolutely wonderful service and a very personable, friendly staff. We enjoyed the good food and relaxation--rooms were wonderful! Thanks again for such a fun weekend in Natchitoches!
4.8 on October 24, 2010
This was my first experience staying in a Bed and Breakfast and I truly enjoyed it. The Judge Porter House was highly rated in Southern Living and now I can understand why.
4.0 on October 15, 2010
My husband and I have stayed a few times at B & B's and have been disappointed. However, the Judge Porter House was wonderful. The property was very well kept and the furnishing were just beautiful. We stayed in the New Orleans room which was a nice size. No tripping over each other. The rockers on the porch were a nice touch and we took advantage in the evening after dinner. The breakfast was amazing!!!!! We would definitely return as well as recommend The Judge Porter House. Thank you for a great B & B experience!
4.4 on October 05, 2010
This was a very enjoyable stay, however, we were unable to partake of what I'm sure was a delicious breakfast because we had to leave early. We will definitely consider the Judge Porter house in our next visit to Natchitoches.
5 on October 04, 2010
Spacious room and bath. Comfortable bed and chairs. Close access to business area and university. Couldn't ask for more. Thanks!
4.6 on October 02, 2010
This was actually the very first time myself or my wife have ever stayed in a Bed and Breakfast. We knew we were going to stay the night in Natchitoches so we looked up Bed and Breakfast stays on the internet and the Judge Porter house stood out. I am skeptical sometimes the internet can make something look better than it actually is but once we checked in, it was just as promised on the internet. We loved the guest house as it was separated from the main house giving you the feel of seclusion and breakfast service was great. I would recommend the Judge Porter house to all of my friends, Thanks for a great stay!
3.0 on September 27, 2010
The Judge Porter is the 3rd of 3 bed and breakfasts we have stayed out and it was a beautiful home. We stayed in the Princess Room and it was very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and the Jennifer was great!
4.8 on September 27, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Natchitoches at the Judge Porter House. The room was very attractive, and extremely clean--spotless! Breakfast the first day was outstanding (French Toast), and would have been the second day except for a (rare) power outage--so we only got half of the breakfast--which was still great! Service was great also.
5 on September 21, 2010
when i think of a bed and breakfast i would like to think that i am in a different atmosphere then reality..it is like traveling back in time to be at judge porter's the bedrooms are charming and it gives you a feeling of tranquility.. the beauty of the home and the quaint dining room makes you feel so special.. the coffee is served and then a several course delectable breakfast is served..as in the times past you dont miss the noise of the world with cell phones, tv and the hustle of the real day... thank you judge porter for a peaceful stay....
5 on September 17, 2010
The innkeeper here and at its sister properties are top-notch, friendly, helpful, and above-all, hospitable (and GREAT cooks!). This is one of the nicest b&b's I've stayed in (which is a lot). I love it here!
4.6 on September 13, 2010
We had a great time. We stayed in the New Orleans room and it was beautiful. The bed was really comfortable. I expected to hear other guests in the house but did not even though the house was full. The house is awesome. The walk to down town was fast and relaxing. The breakfast was delicious! This was the last romantic night away for us before my husband deploys. We felt at home, relaxed, and made many memories. Thank you for a lovely time.
4.4 on September 05, 2010
My husband and I decided to leave Nacogdoches, TX and come to Natchitoches, LA for a quick nights getaway. We have never stayed at the Judge Porter House but had stayed at two of the other properties owned by the same people and found this home to be just as welcoming, relaxing, and just what we needed. The home is very well kept, very clean, lots of little extras that make it so nice. We will definitely be back again. I loved the rocking chairs on the 2nd floor balcony. Perfect place to drink a Mint Julip and read a book.
4.6 on August 30, 2010
Please pass on to your Innkeeper that everything was FANTASTIC! I bought the "romance package" and very much appreciate the extras. Rose pedals was a very nice touch and a big surprise! Thanks Again, Rob & Teri
5 on August 29, 2010
What a wonderful place to stay! Judge Porter House is lovely. We throrougly enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was delicious and the other guests, delightlful.
5 on August 29, 2010
We have stayed at the JPH twice now and it is a beautiful home. The innkeeper is great and they provide wonderful service. It is so nice to stay in a wonderful environment. We are a;ready planning our next trip. This is a great place to stay.
4.4 on August 23, 2010
I usually make reservations ahead but there are so many B&B's in the area it was hard to choose, so we decided to get there & then just pick one. After a long hot day of sight seeing we drove up to the Judge Porter House. It was the most expense one on my list but absolutely the prettiest. We were tired & for lack of courage to look any further,we decided to stay there. After a phone call & quick look inside we were very glad we did. The check in process was easy & convenient. The rooms are very clean & nicely appointed. The staff was friendly & helpful. The breakfast was delicious. We would definitely return.
3.4 on August 17, 2010
Wonderful, charming, historic, like going thru a time machine. Fun to experience that history.......
5 on August 16, 2010
This was our second visit to Natchitoches and our first time to stay at a bed and breakfast. Everything exceeded our expectations. Jennifer and Charles are both outstanding and very eager to meet our every need. This is a very beautiful property. We will definitely return again.
3.8 on August 09, 2010
The dishes and settings at breakfast were beautiful and the food was fresh, but not amazing. The rooms were filled with nice furnishings and the grounds surrounding the inn were lush and well-maintained. The room was very clean, but the dresser drawers (built-ins in the closet, not a piece of furniture) were moldy-smelling as were the carpeting and rugs. Soap and lotion were provided, but you had to pay $20 for a full size bottle of shampoo if you wanted to use it. VCR tapes available for guest to watch, but no VCRs in the bedrooms.
would like to begin by saying thank you for your kind words concerning the Judge Porter House, and to express my gratitude for the high marks we received from you on the bedandbreakfast.com rating scale. As this review system, and the accolades we receive from our valued guests, are the reasons why the Inn was given the honor and named Best Breakfast In the South. We take pride in our Inn; maintaining the integrity of both the interior (furnishings and décor), and the exterior (grounds and gardens)... with our priority on giving each guests the ultimate lodging experience. As the entire main house of the Judge Porter is original hardwood floors or updated ceramic tiles, I found no evidence of any moldy or smelling carpeting and or rugs. The Gilchrist & Soames bath products are for you to use during your stay complimentary, and there is only a small fee if you would like to purchase a new bottle of either to take home with you. As an added amenity and for your enjoyment we offer a DVD player in each guest room; there is a VCR/DVD combo in the upstairs parlor; we urge all of our guests to visit the local movie store if they would like something specific to enjoy. As always; thank you very much for your review, as without it we would be unable to better ourselves for our next valued guests.
- Charles A. LaCaze, JR (Guest Service Manager)
5 on August 09, 2010
Quiet, very clean and the breakfast was really good! I will be staying here again.
4.0 on August 09, 2010
The Judge Porter House is beautiful. The breakfast each morning was delicious. We really enjoyed our stay.
4.4 on August 06, 2010
Very nice...my second time staying there. Lovely rooms and close to downtown. Highly recommend.
4.2 on August 02, 2010
I was traveling through the area on a long road trip and stayed one night at the Judge Porter House. I happened to be the only guest at the house (it was a Tuesday) and the inn keeper does not reside there. Despite there being no one to greet me, the arrival process was well explained in advance by email, and I felt very welcome. Lights were left on throughout the house and clear instructions were given on where to find beverages, other amenities and local information. In fact, it was great to arrive and immediately relax and enjoy being in this wonderful house alone. I thought it might be creepy being alone in a big old house, but there was no odd noises of any kind. My only suggestion would be that if a guest is going to be alone in the house, it might be helpful to be forewarned of this. It didn't bother me, however. I stayed in the New Orleans room on the 2nd floor. It's one of the smaller rooms, but it was plenty of space for me. It would be plenty of space for a couple if they didn't need a couch or sitting area within the room -- there are plenty of common sitting areas in the house. If someone or a couple prefer to spend more time in their room, one of the larger downstairs rooms may be a better option. The A/C was more than adequate. The TV was small and old, but watching TV wasn't really the point of my stay. The hot water in the shower/tub was a little tempermental, especially in the morning, but manageable. The breakfast was awesome. It was a little embarrassing to have someone make breakfast just for me, but I got over it. :) Breakfast was exactly on time and it was yummy! Coffee was great too. The house is easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. If I'm ever in Natchitoches again, I would definitely stay here again. If I came as a couple, I might choose one of the larger downstairs rooms.
5 on July 25, 2010
My wife and I were visiting Natchitoches for the first time and decided to stay at the Judge Porter House. We stayed in the New Orleans room (upstairs) and felt right at home. Jennifer (the innkeeper) was incredibly gracious and friendly and made us a great breakfast every morning. We also enjoyed talking with all the other friendly folks who were staying at the JPH. Natchitoches is a quiet, little town with a lot of southern charm. The people really won us over. I don't think we met a mean soul. I recommend visiting the Melrose Plantation where Clementine Hunter lived and worked. The tour is $10 a person but it's very interesting. I also recommend visiting the Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site.
4.0 on July 20, 2010
Everything was wonderful..Even though we initially had a problem with the AC, it was handled very professionally and promptly.
3.0 on July 10, 2010
We drove into Natchitoches on Friday around 2:00pm and found the Judge Porter House quite easily. It is located a block or so back from the main downtown street, which is quite nice for traffic reasons. The innkeepers had a note with the key placed for us so we could access the interior. After unloading, we walked the beautiful grounds and admired the backyard, and were impressed with the neatness and tidiness of the place. We stayed in the Judge Porter room with a beautiful bed and a nice jacuzzi/shower and bathroom. The next morning we ate breakfast. The innkeeper, Jennifer served us and was very accommodating. The only issues that we had were: 1. Lack of hot water in the early evening on Friday. We wanted to bathe before dinner and were dismayed to find that the hot water tap only emitted slightly lukewarm water (we did have hot water the next morning, however). For the price we paid, I would have expected such a common amenity to be readily available when we needed it. 2. Minimal DVD movie selection. We had a DVD player in the room but the movies offered on the shelf in DVD format were minimal. Aside from this, we enjoyed our stay.
3.8 on July 08, 2010
I had such a good time I have spent the last week looking for houses to start my own bed and breakfast! Excellent food and accommodations. Thank you.
5 on July 07, 2010
Every aspect of our stay at the Judge Porter House was superior---food excellent, room delightful, bed excellent, delicious breakfast. We were there with two other couples, and we all liked the fact that we had two living areas available plus the front porch available for our use.
4.0 on July 04, 2010
We really enjoyed the people we met! Breakfast was so interesting.
4.0 on June 21, 2010
We had a lovely evening at Judge Porter House. Natchitoches is a charming town. The Bed and Breakfast fit right into the atmoshere of Natchitoches. The breakfast was a little heavy, but absolutely delicious.
5 on June 14, 2010
This weekend was a surprise for my honey. We absolutely LOVE Natchitoches. When we arrived at the Judge Porter House she was in absolute amazement at the decor - she kept saying how great this was. The breakfast both days was to die for. Jennifer, our innkeeper, is a doll. She was helpful, courteous, and even offfered to fix me something to my liking since I am a diabetic. I had made some special requests (The Romance Package) and some special liquor that we both like. It was all waiting just as promised. I can't say enough good things - this is what special occassions are all about. Thanks to all the great staff and owners. If you want a special trip made even better stay at The Judge Porter House. They WILL exceed your expectations.
4.8 on June 07, 2010
This experience was exactly what we needed for a relaxing weekend. We have decided to make this an annual trip. Jennifer and the other staff were friendly and met our every need.
4.0 on June 06, 2010
The Judge Porter House was wonderful. Great bed, jacuzzi w/tv, decor, breakfast & entire experience. Natchitoches has such wonderful history, ambiance & hospitality to offer. Can't wait to return! Will stay at the Judge Porter House again for sure.
4.6 on May 26, 2010
Wonderful--peaceful, charming, just what I needed after a flight.
5 on May 24, 2010
We stayed in the Garden Room for our honeymoon. The room was lovely, with a wonderful, nice-sized bath and private deck. The grounds are beautiful! Jennifer was wonderful and was able to accomadate my dietary preferences at breakfast. It was also very nice to stay where the kitchen was accessible. This enabled us to store scrumptious deserts in the fridge for late night snacking and use of the microwave enabled us to eat dinner in our room....very romantic. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We will definitely return!
4.4 on May 23, 2010
The accommodations were wonderful and the location of the house made it perfect for us to walk to our functions in the Landmark District each night. Outstanding service provided by the Inn Keeper - Jennifer. She went above and beyond to pamper us and made sure we had everything we needed. Without a doubt, we will be back!
4.0 on May 21, 2010
This was our first time staying in a b&b. We stayed in the judge porter room downstairs. Large lovely room with jucuzi tub.The breakfast Jennifer served was delicious.Wish I would have tried staying at a B&B before now.I didn't know they could be so nice.
4.6 on May 04, 2010
We stayed in the Garden Room. It was beautiful and authentic, though it was a little difficult to get into the high bed with no steps. The bathroom was large and comfortable but the jacuzzi controls were somewhat difficult to manage. But these small matters in no way made our stay less ejoyable. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast and the hostess was even kind enough to share some of the recipes. We enjoyed a walk around the area viewing the other homes in the neighborhood, shopped at the quaint shops in Natchitoches and enjoyed the plantations on Cane River. Staying at Judge Porter House was the icing on the cake.
4.0 on April 25, 2010
We stayed over a weekend for a family wedding. We had a terrific experience.
5 on April 23, 2010
Went for business, next time will be pleasure, it was magnificent
3.8 on April 22, 2010
What a great place to stay. Our room with the deck overlooking the well manicured garden was pretty and very private. The breakfast menu was unique and prepared perfectly. Friendly staff and elegant decor. We will definitely return!
4.0 on April 20, 2010
Our stay was lovely. The staff was so trusting! We were delighted with the quietness. Room was clean and quaint. Breakfast was a real treat. We look forward to another visit. This was our first time ever at a B&B and were completely satisfied.
4.4 on April 19, 2010
Beautiful home in a pleasant part of town, perfect for walking or biking to downtown restaurants and activities. Rooms, service and dinning were great. Enjoyed lifting the old windows for access to the upstairs porch for morning coffee.
3.2 on April 17, 2010
We were very happy with our short stay at the Judge Porter House. A couple of suggestions: 1)we would have enjoyed seeing Steel Magnolias, but had a DVD player in our room and it was available only on VCR, 2) it would be wonderful if you could offer guests a simple alternative, e.g. scrambled eggs, to the high carb, high sugar breakfast that was served. Decaf coffee would also be a welcome alternative to high test 3) it was a bit difficult to get into the high bed. A step stool would be helpful.
I am so happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us at the Judge Porter House and do hope you return, as I would love to have you as our guest again in the future. After reading your review, I wanted to ask you to please simply request a low card breakfast and decaf coffee the next time you stay with us. We will be happy to prepare anything necessary to insure your stay with us is as enjoyable as possible. In addition, as an added convenience to our guests, we have three copies of the movie Steel Magnolia's on DVD. If at anytime you need anything extra, or do not find what is needed to make your stay incredible; please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate your requests. Thank you and I look forward to having you as our guests in the future.
- Charles A. LaCaze, JR (Guest Service Manager)
4.0 on April 16, 2010
The bedroom was nice w/comfortable bed. 2 person jacuzzi tub great w/tv.
5 on April 15, 2010
The Judge Porter House was beautifully decorated and the furnishings were comfortable and delightful. The two breakfasts were interesting and tasty. It is conveniently located and it's a very pretty building, outside and inside.
3.8 on April 15, 2010
I loved the quaint old charm of the Judge Porter House. The breakfast on Saturday was ok, but the pancake did not resemble pancakes, nor did it taste like pancakes. It was very dry like perhaps very dry cornbread. It was supposed to have pecans in it, but they were either chopped extremely fine or were few in quantity because I didn't taste them. A suggestion would be to make plain old pancakes and put coarsely chopped pecans in the batter and perhaps vanilla flavoring or berries. Warm the platter you put the pancakes on in the oven and keep the freshly made pancakes on that warmed platter in the oven until you have enough to serve everyone. Voila! Great pancakes that are warm and tasty. The Sunday brunch was much better. She has that recipe to a T!!! It was very good, seasoned just right, and all of the things on the plate complimented each other. I did not find a thing that would keep me from returning to the Judge Porter House. Our host was kind, helpful, and informative, and I enjoyed it, even though my husband was in Afghanistan and unable to come along for the wedding I attended. Thank You!
It was nice seeing you enjoyed your stay with us at the Judge Porter House and do hope you return, as I would love to have you as our guest again in the future. After reading your review, I wanted to let you know the ingredients of the Blueberry Pancakes to perhaps give insight into why you may not have noticed a predominant flavor of pecans and should have noticed the berries. The ingredients are: Pancake Mix, Milk, Eggs,Oil, Blueberries, Honey, and Cinnamon. The toppings are: Powdered Sugar, Fresh Blueberries,Whipped Cream, and (Pecans). I am so sorry you were not satisfied with the pancakes and assure you it is our greatest priority for you to enjoy every aspect of your stay. I am hopeful you will return, and ask you let us know so we can do everything possible to insure all breakfast you eat during your next visit meets your approval and taste to your satisfaction. Thank you and I look forward to having you as our guests in the future.
- Charles LaCaze, JR (Guest Service Manager)
5 on April 15, 2010
A long weekend get-away was all we needed to rescharge our batteries after a COLD winter. Coming to Natchitoches and the Judge Porter House did the trick. First, upon arriving we found our accomodations beyond our expectations and nature provided a garden of colorful flowers and exotic scents to soothe the soul. Breakfast sealed the deal. It made us want to stay an extra day. Thank you for making our trip filled with such happy memories.
3.8 on March 29, 2010
We spent one night in Natchitoches. Great city and great bed and breakfast. The home is exactly as promised. Will return and spent more time in the city. Thanks to Jennifer, the innkeeper, who made us feel at home and made a good breakfast for my wife and I. Joann and Mike....Arlington, Texas
5 on March 28, 2010
The B&B was beautifully decorated and very clean! We were very comfortable here and really enjoyed the Southern hospitality! Breakfast was great both mornings as well! We would highly recommend this one and would love to stay here again! Thank you!
4.0 on March 09, 2010
Arrived in town early, but found the house with no problems due to good directions. Checked in later. Was more than we could ask for. Clean and quiet. Comfortable. All necessities in place. Easy access. Very quiet atmosphere at night. Service and food was great!
3.8 on March 08, 2010
The Judge Porter House is a beautiful B&B. Our second-floor room (the Princess room) was comfortable, though the bed was high for someone with bad knees and those stairs steep. We should have requested a room on the first floor. The location is very convenient in the historic center of Natchitoches and near the University. The service was friendly, the garden in back is a restful and beautiful place to relax in the afternoon. The apple dish at breakfast needed sugar, but the rolled omelet was good.
4.6 on March 07, 2010
This was our second stay at the Judge Porter House and we definitely plan to come again. We would recommend to anyone who needs to get away to a cozy retreat.
4.6 on February 26, 2010
My wife and I went to Natchitoches for a romantic get away for our anniversary and decided to stay here after a recommendation from a friend. We would have to say the Judge Porter House certainly exceeded our expectations. We were impressed by the decor throughout the house and although surrounded by such eligant beauty, we still felt quite at home. The breakfast was exceptional and our Inn Keeper was especially gracious. Also, a TV in the bathroom, within view from the jacuzzi, was a nice touch!
4.6 on February 23, 2010
My sister and I just returned from a weekend at the Judge Porter House and we loved it! We had the Garden room with its own private balcony/porch and the most beautiful room! Even had a tv in the bathroom with vcr and since the bedroom tv player didn't have a vcr we watched Steel Magnolias in the bathroom! That will tell you how big the bathroom is! And the breakfast we had each morning was excellent. Wish I could take the chef home with me. If I'm ever in Natchitoches again, this is where I will be staying!
4.4 on February 06, 2010
Judge porter house exceeded our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends. We stayed in the garden suite. I snooped around before the other guests arrived to look at the other rooms- they were all beautiful but our room was by far the most memorable. Not only was the decor bright and beautiful, it was special. (and I'm sure our nights stay didn't even pay for the trim on the tapestries.) There are no rooms above it, so there is no late night floor creaking. Plus there was an additional entrance from the garden, with a deck. Very private but still seemed very much a part of the rest of the house. We stayed only one night but I could have stayed another just to sit around and look at the decor while sipping from the crystal and relaxing in the tub!
5 on January 30, 2010
Our weekend at The Judge Porter House was fabulous! This was the perfect place for a girls' weekend in Natchitoches. The house itself is absolutely beautiful, and our accommodations were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and served with such authentic southern hospitality. We have stayed in many B&B's in Natchitoches, and the Judge Porter House is by far our favorite! Thanks for everything, John!
4.4 on January 28, 2010
This was our first time at a B&B. We loved it. The house was charming and very romantic. It was quiet and peaceful. The service was amazing and we just had a great stay. We will definitely be returning to the Judge Porter House in the future!!!
4.8 on January 26, 2010
The Judge Porter house was an amazing bed and breakfast. The home was beautiful to start with but the holiday decorations made it pop even more. The breakfast was delicious. There were several courses so it made it really special. I would highly recommend this B&B for the location, food, cleanliness, and overall comfort.
5 on January 23, 2010
This place is amazing, nothing short of amazing. The house is elegant and warm, filled with period antiques and accents. The rooms have beautiful appointments, they've thought of everything. THe staff is lovely, helpful and charming, especially the manager, Charles. And after a long day of business meetings, the jacuzzi tub takes all of the stress/strain out of my bones! This place is a must stay, and I would recommend it to anyone who is coming to Natchitoches for business or pleasure. I am planning to bring my husband there some day just b/c he has to see this place!!!
4.8 on January 06, 2010
My husband and I recently visited the Judge Porter House & found it to be very comfortable. The home was decorated for the holidays which made it feel cozy & inviting. The mix of old - furnishings, decor, home structure - and new - whirlpool jacuzzi tub w/TV in bathroom (!!) - were in perfect balance. We stayed in the first floor suite which had glaring lights from the porch, but we simply closed the curtains & the problem was eased. A pull-down shade would be nice for that room. Breakfast was tasty & our Innkeeper was just as friendly as she could be with a charming accent :) We had a wonderful time and will certainly visit JPH again soon. Highly Recommend.
5 on December 28, 2009
I've been to several outstanding b&b and some not so much. Judge Porter House was among the best! Everything from the decor to the bed pillows the linens were outstanding! The breakfast both days was GREAT!! Jennifer was an amazing innkeeper and her personality was a real treat!! Thanks again for a weekend I'll not forget!!
5 on December 23, 2009
I have been to Natchitoches 7 times and alway stay at a Bed & Breakfast. The Judge Porter House it the best I have ever stayed at. Our room was lovely and the Breakfast was wonderful... I want to go back now... All the little extra touches in the room were greatly appreicated. Our innkeeper Jennifer made out stay more than we could ask for.
4.0 on December 07, 2009
Everything was perfect for my mother and I. The house was clean and decorated to perfection for Christmas. The cook was talented and breakfast both days was outstanding and enough to fill you for the entire day. My only complaint is barely a complaint but a wish that the porch lights were not so bright at night. They would shine into our first floor room even with the drapes pinned together. A simple pull down shade would easily solve the problem for people like me who sleep best in complete darkness. Otherwise, we were very pleased with our accommodations and we are very, very particular travelers. Marty in Houston
4.4 on December 02, 2009
We had already heard about the great service and Judge Porter house.. so we knew what to expect... but the cleanliness, hospitality and value was tremendous. we will recommend to friends and family and if we can get back, we will stay at the Judge Porter house... loved it? Jennifer was wonderful... thanks, a great vacation for us.
5 on November 23, 2009
My husband and I stayed last weekend at your bed and breakfast and I can assure you that your innkeeper, Robert, made the weekend. He far exceeded our expectations, from the wonderfully-prepared breakfast to the attention to his speech. What a wonderful asset to your company. It is with great sadness that we learned he will be moving to New Orleans. Furthermore, just to let you know, I hate bread pudding and he informed us that we would be having bread pudding Sunday and assured me that I would love it. He was right. He was even so kind to pack the remaining for me as a joke since I said I wouldn't like it. What a wonderful weekend. Thx, Rhonda and Aaron Bergeron Adam and Samantha Gerace
4.4 on November 17, 2009
Charming Inn with lovely period furniture. The was very clean and orderly. Excellent location we were able to walk to Front Street and Cane River antique shops and restaurants. Staff very nice, breaksfast served in lovely dining room.
4.0 on November 17, 2009
My husband and I travelled to Natchitoches last weekend to attend a sporting event in which my daughter was participating. It was was a lovely and relaxing visit to a hitherto unkown part of the US. The Judge Porter House offered a comfortable, and gracious spot from which to venture forth and explore. We stayed in the Guest House, which is a separate apartment on the property. My only quibble with the accomodation was that the bedroom is a small loft, reached by a spiral staircase, and the only bathroom is on the lower floor! After a certain age, that arrangement presents some difficulties. However, the staff was very pleasant, and helpful, and the breakfast(included) was good. Eating together at one long table in the morning was also a great way to foster a feeling of fellowship among all the guests.All in all, we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
5 on November 12, 2009
We had a wonderful stay in the guest house!!! The downstairs living area is very spacious with plenty of room to work. The breakfast was great and the innkeeper and owner were both most accommodating. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
5 on November 10, 2009
We had an excellent visit & enjoyed the "atmosphere" of this B&B. My wife & I have stayed at several B&B's in the past & this one was GREAT! We highly recommend the visit along with the friendliness of our Hostess Jennifer.
4.2 on November 05, 2009
My wife and I had a wonderful visit to Natchitoches and a great stay at the Judge Porter house. Everything was wonderful. Jennifer, the breakfast was outstanding. Thanks
5 on October 13, 2009
Me and my wife lst visit to Natchitoches,La. I booked our 4 nights at the Judge Porter House for her birthday. It was everything that was advertised in the broucher and on the web site. We stayed in the Garden Room and it was great. beautiful view of the garens and private entrance which we liked. Jennifer the hostess was just outstanding in every way. Also the two course breakfast every morning was outstanding and more than what one would expect. Also meeting so many nice people and good conversation during breakfast. We had a full 4-day site seeing adventure each day while we visited Natchitoches,La. We will be back and will keep the Judge Porter House at top of our picks. very enjoyable delite. Jerry
4.0 on October 04, 2009
This is a beautiful house tastefully decorated. The accomodations were excellent. It is on our list of great places. And we will return
4.0 on September 27, 2009
Stayed one night on our drive through Mississippi and Louisiana. We were the only guests and the house was lovely and clean and the service great.
5 on September 17, 2009
My husband and I had no complaints about our stay. The house and gardens are immaculate - no detail is left unattended. The innkeeper was pleasant and helpful with local recommedations. And breakfast was outstanding.
4.8 on September 14, 2009
The location is just far enough from main town to be quiet, yet within walking or easy driving distance. The breakfast is outstanding in both quality and quantity, sufficient that we did not need to stop for a lunch but continued our plantation and historical sightseeing. We chose the Garden Room, the smallest of the rooms available but large enough for our needs. It overlooks the rear garden and has both an exterior and interior entrance. We would stay at the Judge Porter House again.
5 on September 10, 2009
Everything was great and the staff was very welcoming.
4.0 on September 10, 2009
Judge Porter House is very easy to find. It is a comfortable walk to the riverfront for shopping and dinner. This was nice after a long day of traveling and there are lots of great sights to take in on your walk. Loved Jennifer the Inn Keeper it was a pleasure to have her greet us for breakfast and her cooking is wonderful. It reminded me of a cross between New Orleans and Eureka Springs. Several of the restaurants are not open for dinner and closed on Sunday so keep that in mind.
4.8 on September 10, 2009
The Garden Room was a perfect getaway for my wife and I. It was very peaceful and romantic. Thanks for letting us be a part of a great experience.
5 on August 18, 2009
I cannot thank you enough, Charles, for your kindness and hospitality during our stay at the Judge Porter House. We loved everything about it! From the lovely music playing when we entered the home, the lamps that welcomed us into each room and your sweet note we felt right at home. We felt pampered every moment of our stay and breakfast was to die for! Beautiful table-settings, delicious food and great story telling. Thanks for sharing the recipes---we can't wait to try our hand at them. You made our visit to Natchitoches truly special and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
5 on August 18, 2009
This is the best B&B in which I have stayed! And I have stayed in many. The house is gorgeous, the rooms are comfortable, and the furniture is exquisite! The innkeeper is charming and fun.....the epitome of Southern hospitality! Finally, the food is delicious and beautiful!
4.2 on August 16, 2009
We really enjoyed our stay at the Judge Porter House. It was a beautifully appointed room with all of the needed amenities. The breakfast was outstanding and the service was great without being intrusive. We look forward to a future visit.
4.4 on August 16, 2009
We enjoyed our stay at the Judge Porter House. I was impress with the town the people were all very nice and polite. We are looking at going back soon. Thank You
5 on August 11, 2009
For future B & B stays, we will now compare them to Charles and the Judge Porter House. Our experience there left nothing to be criticized - it was everything we could have hoped for. Loved it!
5 on August 10, 2009
My husband and I have stayed at The Judge Porter House two times now and will stay over and over again. We absolutely love it!!! The hospitality is beyond words and the house is beautiful. We have met some nice people during breakfast (by the way, you are going to LOVE the breakfast). We recommend this house to anyone looking to "get away" from things for just a bit. Bryan and Trisa from Alabama
5 on August 10, 2009
We recently celebrated our 11th Anniversary at the Judge Porter House. We stayed in the Judge Porter room which was absolutely gorgeous, and the two person jacuzzi was just the ticket. The breakfast was outstanding and Charles was a wonderful host! We will go to the Judge Porter House every time we return to Nachitoches...no need to look anywhere else! Thanks, Charles, for your hospitality.
5 on August 10, 2009
We spent one night in the New Orleans room. Everything exceeded expectations, especially the gourmet breakfast. The neighbors were also very helpful in assisting with auto trouble. My compliments to all. Regards, Adrian Callais
5 on August 06, 2009
The whole experience was spectacular. The house is warm and charming. The furnishings are well chosen, very comfortable beds, immaculately clean and the gardens and grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and groomed to perfection. There are all these wonderful things and then there is Charles. He is a great cook. He is a very warm friendly person and makes you feel welcome and a wonderful person. I have stayed at other B&B's in Natchitoches and while they were nice there is no comparison. The Judge Porter House and its staff exceeded all my expectations. I would definately stay there again and would highly recommend the Judge Porter House to those willing to share my delightful experience at the Miracale on 2nd Street
5 on August 03, 2009
We had the perfect anniversary. We stayed in the guest house and had privacy and lots of room to be very comfortable. The garden is absolutely beautiful. It was very pleasant to just sit and look at all the lovely plants as well as watch the cute kittens playing in the bushes. Breakfast was amazing. Never have we ever received such wonderful breakfasts at a B&B. Charles the Inn Keeper is a treasure. The Judge Porter B&B exceeded all our expectations. We had a glorious time. Natchitoches is absolutely beautiful. We can't wait to go back and we will definitely stay at the Judge Porter House when we go.
4.8 on August 03, 2009
The home is beautiful, everything was immaculate, and every detail is beautifully arranged and provided, down to the chocolates by the bedside. Charles was enthusiastic about the accommodations and a great resource for Nachitoches and the surrounding area; he quickly found out any information that he didn't know offhand; he's just downright cheerful and ready to make his guests feel at home! And, he's a great cook--preparing us a delicious, generous breakfast (dessert first!). We had a great, relaxing, really enjoyable stay there--Thanks!
4.6 on August 01, 2009
Excellent service and food. Charles made out stay wonderful.
4.6 on July 30, 2009
The best part of the stay was the hospitality given by Charles! He was very accomodating and made us feel at home.
5 on July 29, 2009
We stayed in the Princess Room, which was absolutely beautiful. Clean, crisp linens and lovely decor. The breakfast was exceptional in taste and presentation. The innkeeper, Charles LaCaze, is the BEST! Overall, a memorial trip...we'll soon return to the Judge Porter House.
5 on July 29, 2009
My guests and I couldn't have been happier with our accomodations. We expecially enjoyed the upstairs sitting room and , of course, the wonderful breakfast.
5 on July 14, 2009
Absolutely the best and Charles, the Innkeeper, is a wizard when it comes to preparing and serving breakfast. He's wonderful! The Bradys
4.0 on July 12, 2009
This is an absolutely lovely home! Charles is a treasure. I would have brought him home if he would have fit in my suitcase! I was in Natchitoches on business and I thought I was on vacation at the end of my two days visit. I can't wait to have to work in the area again so I can stay at Judge Porter House.
3.0 on July 07, 2009
Great Time on the 4th!!!!!
5 on July 03, 2009
We were celebrating our 28th anniversary and wanted to do something different. Staying at the Judge Porter House really added to the weekend. It was so relaxing. The atmosphere was wonderful, the other guests were friendly and the staff was superb. Experiencing the breakfast and the way it it made us feel, ensured that we will again stay at the Judge Porter House again in the future. We cannot say enough good things about our first stay at a B and B. It was absolutely the best anniversary since our honeymoon!!!!
4.0 on June 30, 2009
This was my 1st stay in a Bed & Breakfast. And let me say I am forever changed! The home was the most beautiful B&B in all of Natchitoches! The house is Gorgeous.The Hospitality 5 star.It was a truely relaxing stay! I felt like royalty.I'm counting down the days untill my next stay!
4.2 on June 23, 2009
Charles was a fantastic host!! He served an exquisite breakfast and talked with the guests. He shared stories and his life and was amusing and very gracious. He shared recipes with us and was truly a Southern gentleman. I enjoyed talking with the other guests and learning about their lives. It was a great experience.
4.6 on June 22, 2009
This was my first stay in a Bed and Breakfast establishment. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and the experience could not have been better. Service and breakfast were truly outstanding. Charles merits a big commendation and our thanks. Also, two couples we met later on a tour, should have inquired about reservations.
5 on June 21, 2009
What a wonderful B&B! Gorgeous house! Delicious breakfast! Great hospitality! Would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a lovely, historic and restful place to spend the night in Natchitoches!
5 on June 18, 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed two nights in this beautiful home. Charles is most delightful, and entertaining. The gourmet breakfasts were something to remember as well. Just a wonderful experience, we are looking forward to spending another get away at this fabulous bed & breakfast.
5 on June 18, 2009
I had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before, and didn't really know what to expect. Well let me tell you, I am now a Bed and Breakfast kind of person. This house is beautiful, and my wife and I really enjoyed spending time with the other guests while enjoying the incredible breakfast prepared by Charles. I can't say enough about Charles. After meeting him and seeing the attention he gives to each guests, it is clear he really enjoys his job. Yes the house is beautiful and the other guests were quite enjoyable; I can't help but think that our experince would not have been the same without the service provided by Charles.
5 on June 08, 2009
Our stay at the Judge Porter House was outstanding in every way. The furnishings appointments in the house are lovely and authentic with the period. Highlights of the stay: an amazing stress reducing bubble bath in the jacuzzi tub and enjoying an early cup of coffee on the porch before breakfast, listening to the songbirds and talking with my daughter. There we met Charles who is adorable and an impeccable host. I hope to return at Christmas time with my husband to this treasure in LA.
4.8 on June 08, 2009
We recently came to Natchitoches with 28 other couples. We reserved this B&B as well as the other two owned by this group. My husband and I stayed in the guest house which was really nice. The entire house was beautifully decorated and comfortable. We were all within a few blocks of the downtown area and central to everything. I would recommend this B&B without hesitation. Our host was wonderfully accomodating and the breakfast was really delicious. We had one couple who stayed in another group's B&B and they didn't even get breakfast.
4.6 on June 01, 2009
Very friendly service. Easygoing atmosphere. Great food.
5 on June 01, 2009
We recently stayed at the Judge Porter House Bed and Breakfast when our daughter was graduating from Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches. Charles and Jared were wonderful hosts and the breakfast was so very delicious!
3.8 on May 26, 2009
The stay was comfortable. The beds slept real well. The food was very good.
5 on May 19, 2009
The Judge Porter House is definitely the shining star in this quaint little town! This B&B is so lovely. The rooms are beautiful, the beds extremely comfortable, and the food is fantastic. Kudos to Charles for his culinary expertise, his cheerful and vivacious personality, and his warm hospitality! What a delightful innkeeper he is. We will definitely frequent the Judge Porter House whenever we are fortunate enough to visit wonderful Natchitoches!
4.6 on May 18, 2009
We felt very welcome and they were accomodating in meeting some changes in rooms we needed. The hospitality was warm and graciouos and my wife has commented several times how much she would like to come back. It has great accomodations for several couples to meet and visit. We will return....
4.0 on May 18, 2009
The guest house is wonderful. It is separate from the main house and more private. The kitchen and living room, with fireplace, make it seem like home.
5 on May 17, 2009
Absolutely perfect: relaxing, comfortable, quiet. And the breakfast food and service could not have been better.
5 on May 11, 2009
Very well kept. Friendly individuals. Helpfull in local activities and places to see. Will stay again.
4.0 on May 08, 2009
My wife and I celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary Judge Porter House. We stayed in the Guest house. It was very nice and comfortable. We loved the privacy. The Guest house was furnished very well and met all ouf our needs. Breakfast was the best. After you eat this breakfast, you do not even think about lunch. The Innkeeper Charles LaCaze Jr layed out the red carpet for us. He made sure we had everything we needed. Donna and Mike, Broussard, La.
4.8 on May 05, 2009
My wife and I stayed in the New Orleans suite and the bed was a little too firm for my liking, the tv was a bit tiny and it could of used a fridge! But otherwise it was impecably decorated and very clean! This house is beautiful and not far from the shops and the river. We'll be staying again in the future.
3.4 on April 30, 2009
The upstairs was closed for renovations and we had the whole downstairs by ourselves. It was nice and quiet.
4.0 on April 29, 2009
The Judge Porter House was a quaint, relaxing place to unwind from the daily rush that life brings. Charles, the innkeeper, was incredibly hospitable and an amazing cook!! It was a smart choice on where to spend our honeymoon and a GREAT way to start our marriage. We will definitely be back.
5 on April 28, 2009
My husband and I just returned from a stay at the Judge Porter House to celebrate our 4th Anniversary. The home is a beautiful piece of history! We stayed in the Garden Room which has romantic decor and a large bathroom that includes a separate shower. It also has it's own exterior entrance which has a private balcony overlooking the beautifully landscaped back lawn. Charles, the innkeeper, was such a joy to be around. He was kind, outgoing, helpful and an excellent cook. He definitely helped add to our stay and made us smile each morning. The Judge Porter House is also located within walking distance to the main street. Additionally, it was very quiet. While in our room, we never even heard the other guests (who we greatly enjoyed meeting). Our weekend getaway was certainly memorable and I wouldn't hesitate to return to the Judge Porter House. - Jessica and Lee Nester
5 on April 28, 2009
After 10 months of separation, as my husband has been in Afghanistan, we truly enjoyed our stay at the JPH. It is a lovely and peaceful setting. We stayed in the lower Garden room which overlooks the tranquil gardens in the rear of the house. The room also has a large bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Charles made us feel so welcome and we enjoyed the other guests during breakfast. The breakfast was delicious! It was a wonderful get-away!
5 on April 26, 2009
This was the most enjoyable weekend I've had in a long time. I took my wife here for our 2 years anniversary, and we stayed in the Guest House. I would recommend this room because of the privacy. It was great, and has everything you need. Charles, the innkeeper was excellent. He was very hospitable, and went above and beyond to meet everyone's needs. We will definitely return soon!!!
4.6 on April 20, 2009
One can only be conflicted about sharing this little jewel with other travelers, because you want to make sure you can return. This inn gets high marks all around--lovely decor, good service and value, clean and updated bathrooms, excellent breakfast. All in my party would definitely stay there again, and all will recommend this as THE place to stay in Natchitoches.
4.0 on April 14, 2009
My husband and i chose the Judge Porter House as a rest stop when traveling to see our granddaughter in texas. As eager as i was to hold her in my arms, I couldn't tear myself away from the peace and serenity you experience within this bed and breakfast. We planned on leaving at 7:ooam before breakfast but the adorable innkeeper charles talked us into staying for breakfast and what a treat it was. Charles is like chicken soup - GOOD FOR THE SOUL!! We stayed in the garden room and it is just gorgeous. This room has a large jacuzzi tub with a separate stand up glass shower. You have your own private entrance through the beautiful landscaped garden to your room and you also have your own little balcony/deck to sit and have coffee admiring the garden and fountains. Plan on us being back! Kathy and Michael Hunt
4.4 on April 14, 2009
My husband surprised me with a wonderful weekend for our first anniversary. This was the first time we stayed at a B&B and we both loved it! We stayed in the guest house. We enjoyed our privacy very much, but it was also very easy to go to the main house. We will definately be back!
4.2 on April 13, 2009
The Judge Porter House was the answer to a much needed getaway---a weekend of pampering and Southern hospitality---the Easter Bunny even managed to visit our rooms! Breakfast was awesome and I felt like a princess in my four-poster bed. The decor was exquisite. I can't wait to go back and visit this charming old city on the River.
5 on April 07, 2009
We recently spent the weekend at the JPH. My husband went to school there and they were having a Fraternity reunion. After reading the reviews of the JPH, we thought this would be the perfect spot to stay. Neither of us had ever stayed at a B & B and were a little scared that we would be uncomfortable. We arrived to one of the most beautiful B & B's Natchitoches has and there are many! The inside was no diffferent. Exquisite antique furniture, tastfully decorated around the entire home. Our bedroom was in the Orleans room upstairs. The bed was breathtaking as was the rest of the room. We had our own adorable bathroom. Privacy was important as we did not know any other guests staying here. We had no issues with privacy. Breakfast is served at 8:30 am. We were only able to make breakfast once but it was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. In the formal dining room, china, tablecloths, etc . . Charles, the Innkeeper was so hospitable. We highly recommend this B & B and would absolutely stay here again. One final thing . . . the location was perfect. Just a few blocks from shopping and restaurants. Covington, LA
5 on April 06, 2009
It has been a very long time since we have gotten away for a weekend. Our children were always involved in a sports, so finally our children have grown and we are now getting to know each other again. What a great start at the Judge Porter Bed and Breakfast. I have never stayed in one until now well hotel days are over for me! Thank you Charles Lacaze for making our stay excellant and welcomed. The breakfast was out of this world and I was treated like such a lady being served before my husband! Everyone could not believe we were able to book a room that quick, but the website was very helpful and within minutes I had an answer and we were on our way to Natchitoches. Again thank you very much and we will be back soon.
4.8 on April 06, 2009
The Guest House was very delightful. My wife and I will definatly be back.
5 on April 04, 2009
At the last minute, I was able to book a room for my husband and myself at the Judge Porter House B & B. Actually at the time I was doing the searching, the website showed that all rooms were booked, but I took a chance anyway, and called the 800 number. As luck would have it, Charles answered, told me that there had been a recent cancellation, and that if I checked on Last Minute Deals on their website, that I could get the room at a somewhat reduced rate. With that encouragement, I booked it! Not only did Charles help us with that tip, but at breakfast on Sunday morning, upon learning that a young couple at the table were celebrating their first anniversary, he broke out a bottle of champagne so that all the guests could toast them. What a lovely experience for everyone! And the copies of the breakfast recipes were an added bonus. Well done, all the way around.
5 on March 31, 2009
My first visit to this B and B. Been to others, but nothing compares. Charles is a delight and made me feel at home. He's a great cook too. I'll definitely be back.
4.4 on March 09, 2009
We stayed in The Guest House and it was really special. So much privacy, yet right next door to the main house. Breakfast was awesome -- I can safely say I have never had desert for breakfast, much less at the start of the meal. We met some wonderful people, and Yetta the Innkeeper was nothing but gracious. I celebrated my birthday there, and it was truly special. What a wonderful weekend.
4.0 on February 28, 2009
As a last minute decision to connect with family members from TX, we were pleased to see a discounted room. Loved the coziness of checking in and the fact that we had the bottom floor to ourselves. Fabulous breakfast and service. Loved the fact that we could sit outside and have a cup of delicious coffee. Will return when we can. Thanks
5 on February 12, 2009
This was my first stay. I was totally impressed. I felt like I was visiting family or friends in this beautiful home. The breakfast was both attractively served and delicious.
4.4 on February 12, 2009
The house was just beautiful, the breakfast was very yummy, and the innkeeper couldn't have been nicer! The price was very good as well. We stayed in the guest house, which we absolutely loved. It was so cute and cozy and we appreciated the extra privacy. We felt very at home even in the short (two night) time we stayed there. Breakfast was a great time to chat with the other people staying there and everyone really enjoyed the meal. Being a vegetarian, I really appreciate how accommodating Ms. Noerr was when fixing my meals. The location was also a big plus as we were in walking distance to the downtown area. We went at a time when most things were closed (mid-January), but we enjoyed staying in our little house so much that we didn't mind! I would definitely recommend this B&B; in addition to our own experience we have heard nothing but good things about it!
4.2 on February 10, 2009
My husband and I chose the JPH for our 1 year anniversary!We stayed in the Garden Room! We loved it! The house was very nice and elegant, the room was very romantic and secluded!We added the Romanice package-the presentation was gorgeous! We requested french toast for breakfast and it was so yummy! Yetta did EVERYTHING to make our stay amazing!!!! Thank you YETTA! We had a very romantic dinner at the MAriner! If you visit the JPH definetly cherck out the Mariner!!!!
4.6 on January 30, 2009
Yetta Noerr was an excellent inn keeper and the property was fantastic. One of the best stays I have been at in a while. We would come back again. The food was excellent, and the hospitality was unbeatable. Thank you.
4.4 on January 29, 2009
The rooms were comfortable and very clean. Yetta, the chef, was very pleasant and breakfast was a huge hit. I'd come back in a heartbeat.
5 on January 27, 2009
Yetta was our Innkeeper and she was not only delightful to visit with but cooked us an oustanding breakfast! WOW!
4.4 on January 20, 2009
We stayed for one night and morning in their garden room. Secluded room on the back of the house was lovely! 4 poster tester bed and furniture is beautiful, comfortable and very nice. Breakfast was fantastic! This inn has won "best breakfast" awards and I can tell you that it is true! Southern breakfast at it's best. My only disparaging remark would be the plumbing problems in our bathroom with the jacuzzi and shower. But overall it was a wonderful experience and I will be returning there with my wife again for another getaway!
At the Judge Porter House Bed and Breakfast, we are continuously thankful for the reviews we receive via BedandBreakfast.Com; allowing us the opportunity to create an environment conducive to the enjoyment of all our guests. After reviewing the letter forwarded to myself from these valued guests, I am hopeful any future guest will understand that the issues aforementioned are not specific to problems related to our Inn; and could have easily been resolved by simply managing the temperature of the output of water or understanding the positives related to our amenities greatly out way the few more moments it takes to facilitate the aforementioned. As we have attempted to create a relaxing environment by installing two-person Jacuzzi tubs in most of our rooms, where all needs are met or exceeded….it is completely understandable that the Jacuzzi’s require a small amount more time to fill than a standard bath tub. It is our thinking that the greater enjoyment of the two-person Jacuzzi, with a little bit more time to fill, is greater appreciated than the standard bath tub with no Jacuzzi Jets. As always, we are forever grateful for all remarks we receive via BedandBreakfast.Com; giving any future guests the opportunity to learn why we are the premier Bed and Breakfast within the Natchitoches community. Thank You… Yetta Noerr, Innkeeper
- Yetta Noerr (Innkeeper)
5 on January 19, 2009
This was my wife & I first time to stay at a B & B. The service was outstanding and we had a really nice time. We will be coming back. Thank you Yetta for a great meal & service.
5 on January 08, 2009
My husband and I stayed here for a much-needed getaway between Christmas and New Year's. We also wanted to see the Christmas lights. Both were spectacular! The B&B was fabulous; so relaxing and peaceful. Our room was just beautiful. I can't think of anything about our stay that wasn't perfect. The staff was so welcoming. We felt very much at home. We will definitely stay there again. Perhaps we'll make it a yearly tradition!
5 on January 06, 2009
My wife and I were looking for a nice little weekend getaway and boy did we find the right place. Our stay was more than we both expected. This place was outstanding from our arrival until our departure. It was a very relaxing environment and really enjoyed the upstairs porch. The breakfast was the best we have had and any other bed and breakfast. Yetta was just great in every aspect of our stay. We can not wait to return again. Would definately recommend the JPH to anyone. Thanks again YETTA!!!
4.8 on January 05, 2009
The service was fantastic. The food was prepared by Yetta Noer and it was delicious. Yetta was very accomodating and help with anything we needed. The room was a little pricy, but we went during holiday season. I would definitely recommend this B and B to everyone.
4.8 on December 27, 2008
Beautiful room, good porch, great breakfast.
4.0 on December 24, 2008
My new husband and I came to the Judge Porter during the Christmas Festival for our honeymoon. Other than the cold, it snowed in New Orleans, it was a wonderful trip. The Guest House was comfy and cozy. I think our only complaint was the fountain in the garden that was close to our window. Ginger was our host the first couple of days and was a total sweetheart. Yetta was our host for the remainder of the stay and was also just as nice as could be. The food was fantastic. Louisana is a great place to vacation but Christmas time is especially wonderful. You have to come here. The house is located right in the historic district. Beautifully appointed and welcoming this is a great place to stay for a weekend or a week.
3.4 on December 20, 2008
The building, the food and the staff were wonderful. The only disappoinment was the cleanliness of the bathroom. For obvious reasons which I don't need to state, the toilet had been used previously. Yes, I would stay here again.
At the Judge Porter House Bed and Breakfast, we pride ourselves on creating an environment where all guests’ needs are met or exceeded. It is common practice for us to leave all doors open, allowing guests the opportunity to view the entire property; before the occupants of that room arrive for their stay. We perform thorough walkthroughs of each room with our staff; following a checklist to insure the high standards our guests have come to expect are upheld. I can only conclude that perhaps another guest took liberties in this restroom before your arrival. Everyone associated with the Judge Porter House Bed and Breakfast is extremely sorry for inconveniences caused to any of our valued guests. As always, we encourage guests to bring any and all concerns, requests, or suggestions to the Innkeeper on duty; who will be happy to assist. I am grateful that you will return to the Judge Porter House, and look forward to helping you and your loved ones make memories that will last a lifetime. Ginger Hughes, Assistant Innkeeper
- Ginger Hughes (Assistant Innkeeper)
5 on December 14, 2008
I accompanied my husband on a business trip, so I had a good bit of free time. The guest house was very homey and comfortable. The view of the gardens was beautiful! Yetta accomodated my pickiness in breakfast foods very well. We look forward to returning!
4.6 on December 12, 2008
Beautiful, clean, and efficient. My wife and I had a wonderful 2-nite stay and found everyting exceeding our expectations . The location was perfectly situated to visiting the downtown riverfront. The "housekeeper" , Yedda (spell?) was terrific and did a wonderful job with the breakfasts. She's a real asset to the B&B. As I am in Natchitoches every year at this time I will most certainly return. Jim Reese New Orleans
5 on December 03, 2008
We lead busy lives and I thought a visit to this bed and breakfast would be nice -but Judge Porter House exceeded my expectations. I've stayed at a bed and breaksfast before and it was pleasurable-like being welcome guests in someone else's home; however, when we arrived at Judge Porter, we had the run of the place and felt like we were rattling around in our own wonderful place. It was really such a welcome interlude in our busy lives-with delightful things to see and even read during our stay. Every conceivable need or desire was taken care of-no corners cut on amenities. The food was delicious, the presentation of it made us feel like royalty. The grounds were lovely and I can imagine how beautiful it must be in spring. We enjoyed this beautiful town-the homely non-commercial spirit - and to spend our day around town then come back to the inn-made it all so complete. It really put a wonderful spin on what the holidays should be. I have four wonderful daughters and I will definitely return with them for memorable mother-daughter time next year! Thanks to Yetta for being such a gracious host. Rachel and Neil Ortego Ville Platte
5 on December 02, 2008
Best B&B we ever stayed at ! Blaine & Carole Boudreaux
4.8 on December 02, 2008
Beautiful decor and appointments in each room. We stayed in the Judge Porter room. The innkeeper and staff were very hospitable and gave us tips on what to tour in Natchitoches. They even showed us their other two properties because we wanted to see their rooms. Delectable, full breakfast each morning! A lovely week-end getaway. We recommend the Judge Porter House to anyone and hope to return again some day.
4.0 on November 30, 2008
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Had a fabulous time. Will surely go back.
4.2 on November 30, 2008
We loved our stay at Judge Porter House! Only one problem - the shower control knobs were either confusing or in need of attention. It was impossible to regulate the hot water. Other than this, the accommodations and service was memorable.
At the Judge Porter House Bed and Breakfast, it is our greatest priority to create an environment where guest satisfaction is paramount. Realizing each traveler’s needs are individually specific, our Inn has been structured to create an environment conducive to the enjoyment of almost any type of traveler. We understand that minor issues may occur during the time our valued guest stay with us here at the Judge Porter House; therefore, we make ourselves available to handle all concerns of each of our guest. We are available twenty-four hours a day to insure each of our guest’s are completely satisfied with their Natchitoches lodging needs. All of our contact information is provided during…; making the reservation, and at check in. We are completely available to eliminate any unforeseen problems that may occur during our guest stay. In addition, and as always; we are extremely grateful for the many accolades we have received via Bed and Breakfast.Com, and wish to thank you for the abundance of praises you have expressed concerning our accommodations, breakfast preparations, and level of service. We will always do our very best to meet all of our guests needs.
- Yetta Noerr (innkeeper)
5 on November 28, 2008
The food is outstanding. The rooms and the house are absolutely beautiful and exceeded our expectations. And the staff is as friendly as they come. Definitely heading back next Fall.
4.0 on November 27, 2008
Lovely rooms,great breakfasts. Yetta is a great innkeeper.
4.4 on November 26, 2008
The only drawback was the bed...too hard. A good ol' Southern breakfast would have been better. But then, I AM from the South...
At the Judge Porter House, it is our greatest priority to create an environment where each of our guest’s satisfaction is paramount. Realizing each traveler’s needs are individually specific, our Inn has been structured to allow anyone visiting the opportunity for worry-free lodging. Whether on business needing access to the outside world via high-speed Internet, or a leisure trip to Natchitoches simply wanting to hide away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life…we make every effort to maintain a level of service and amenities sure to please all of our valued guests. All of us here at the Judge Porter House Bed and Breakfast are extremely grateful for the many accolades we have received via Bed and Breakfast.Com, and wish to thank you for the abundance of praises you have expressed concerning our accommodations, breakfast preparations, and level of service. We understand, as everyone’s palates are different, it is impossible to predict the outcome of each guest’s taste. In addition, as the comfort level concerning the firmness or softness of a mattress is specific to each guest’s own individual tastes…; our guest’s enjoyment of each of our properties is certainly what we attempt to strive to endeavor. However, at anytime...(either while making your reservation or through conversations with the Innkeeper during your stay)...please feel free to make any special requests necessary to insure your stay with us here at the Judge Porter House Bed and Breakfast is as pleasurable as possible. We will always do our very best to meet all of our guests needs.
- Yetta Noerr (innkeeper)
4.6 on November 25, 2008
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. It was his first B&B stay and he really liked it a lot. Everything was really well done and all was in very good taste. The breakfast was wonderful! Was within walking distance to shops and river front and restaurants. Loved the upstairs floor plan. We were with another couple and the layout was just perfect with the sitting room to share but separate rooms and baths. The innkeeper was wonderful, nice and friendly. Even gave me a recipe. Would definitely stay there again.
5 on November 24, 2008
We stayed in the guest house which was very comfortable and quiet. The establishmemt is very close to the action in town yet peacefull off the strip. Our breakfast chef was Yetta, and the breakfast meals were absolutely wonderful. We are from New Orleans, and at the risk of sounding a little boastful, our city creates the best food in the world. Normally one does not rave over breakfast, but Yetta came up with true gourmet dishes. This was a great experience for us which we will not forget. Thank you owner and staff.
3.8 on November 24, 2008
House was lovely. Inkeeper, Yetta, was so sweet. Breakfast was fantastic. I overheard other locals and tourists talking about "the place to stay" and was proud to know that they were recommending the Judge Porter House. I met some people from the bed and breakfast nearby and they were jealous that they could not attend the breakfast but it is for guests only. It is so nice to sit on the porch and watch people take a tour of the city and point out where you are staying. This was my first stay at a bed and breakfast and would recommend doing it again. It is private, historic and first rate.
5 on November 20, 2008
We were at the Judge Porter House on business. After so many business hotels, this place is simply heaven. The house is lovely, filled with period antiques. The rooms were huge, incredibly comfortable, and the bathrooms were bigger than my house! And the service was first rate. Breakfast was superb, was so sorry we only had it once (due to having to be up and out by 6:00 daily). I'd return any time just to stay here!!!
3.0 on November 18, 2008
Very Relaxing envirnoment.
4.6 on November 13, 2008
Judge Porter House was interesting, neat, comfortable, well located, host was great, guests were interesting and food was excellent. We certainly recommend this B and B. Roy and Sue Brown
3.4 on November 11, 2008
4.8 on November 11, 2008
Everything was top notch from the moment of entry to departure. One everyone needs to experience atleast once.
4.4 on October 31, 2008
We had a relaxing stay. Our room was beautiful and breakfast was delicious.
5 on October 29, 2008
My wife and I stayed in the Guesthouse, which provided the utmost in privacy while allowing access to the main house. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly. They were also knowledgeable of the area and the history of the house, all of which made for a most enjoyable stay. We will be back.
4.0 on October 23, 2008
This was our second stay at the Judge Porter House. It was delightful both times. Everything is lovely i.e. accommodations, food, walking distance to everything. I would highly recommend this location. Also, "hat's off" to Yetta. She is the best!!!
5 on October 10, 2008
My mother, two sisters and I spent two days in Natchitoches celebrating my oldests sisters birthday. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. We loved having the beautiful rooms and sitting room to enjoy being together. The breakfast was lovely, and we enjoyed visiting with the other guests. You feel like you are Scarlett sleeping in the beautiful beds of yesteryear. The bathrooms were clean and updated. I had visited Judge Porter with my husband and a friend a few years before, so I was glad it was as nice as I had remembered it to be.
4.8 on September 26, 2008
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, the inkepper was outstanding. The breakfast was wonderful.
5 on September 22, 2008
We just returned from spending three nights at the Judge Porter House. Talk about Southern Hospitality--it was five-plus stars! The rooms were beautiful, service excellent, and the breakfasts were incredible. The innkeeper, Yetta Noerr, treated each guest as her very best friend in the world! Staying at the Judge Porter House was like stepping back into history! We definitely plan to return to this charming bed and breakfast again and again!
5 on September 20, 2008
Perfect quiet setting to conduct business. Relaxing to meet other guest and take a break from business related matters. Convenient to downtown activities and restaurants.
4.6 on September 09, 2008
Our first B&B stay in many years was a winner. We stayed in one of the rooms upstairs. It was very cozy with all the accomodations needed. Our hostess and the two breakfast meals were excellent. We would highly recommend staying here.
3.8 on August 21, 2008
My husband and I stayed there for a mini retreat. The home itself was beautiful and the garden and pool were gorgeous. Our room had a nice layout and the TV over the jacuzzi tub was convenient. We really liked the antique furniture and the bed was very comfortable. Our hostess, Yetta, really impressed me. She was very friendly and helpful on what to do and where to go. I also couldn't help asking for recipes on the breakfast courses we were served.
4.0 on August 18, 2008
We enjoyed our stay at the Judge Porter House and the Hostess & cook Ginger was very Nice and the breakfast was wonderful and we will return at some later date and try one of your other two houses. Thank you for your help in making our stay in Natchitoches a wonderful event.
5 on August 15, 2008
We had a wonderful time during our stay at the Judge Porter House!
4.8 on August 12, 2008
As our first B&B, the Judge Porter House met and exceeded all of our expectations. The two nights we spent in the beautiful Garden room were excellent and very relaxing. The breakfast each morning was delicious and the innkeepers were very hospitable toward all guests. The Jacuzzi tub and TV in the bathroom was a major plus and definitely added to the relaxing atmosphere. We will definitely be returning for a longer stay next summer!
4.4 on August 09, 2008
We really enjoyed our stay here. House was incredible and breakfast every morning was great. We reserved next year in advance after our stay.
4.0 on August 04, 2008
Yetta's hospitality makes each stay at JPH delightful, delicious and fun! Tod management experitise is always gracious, available, and accommodating. I booked recently for my us and friends, have stayed at JPH prior and loved it. From our Garden Room proivate deck early each morn I had coffee and enjoyed the garden's beauty & peacefulness. Keys to come and go make it your own home. Have stayed in B&B's in US and Great Britain. JPH's gracious beauty, hosptiality and small college town loveliness puts it at the top! We love Yetta's delicious sitdown breakfast in the lovely dining room and visiting with other guest. Also a favorite is rocking and visiting in the big rockers on the front porch!
5 on July 28, 2008
My wife & I had the best time at JP house last week - Yetta truly understands the nuances of hospitality & made everyone feel as though they were her only concern. Charles, a true character who took over for Yetta for a day, was also excellent. They both went the extra mile. The breakfasts were fabulous, the room & house were great - we should live this well at home! Hard to stay at a Holiday Inn after that experience.
5 on July 25, 2008
My 11 year old granddaughter and I stayed at Judge Porter House in mid-July. This was her first time to visit a bed and breakfast and she thoroughly enjoyed it. The accomodations were wonderful and the hospitality shown by Yetta and the rest of the staff was exceptional. It is a great location and within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone visiting Natchitoches. We are planning another trip in the near future and will definitely stay here again.
4.8 on July 24, 2008
My wife and I left Houston for some R&R and some P&Q. We got more than that at the J. P. H. This was our first experience with a B&B and if this is the standard, all others will have to work hard to keep up. Yetta made breakfast wonderful and even helped set up a romantic dinner at the Mariner. We WILL be back!! R&A Wolfe
3.8 on July 21, 2008
Located in a lovely, quiet, tree lined area of the small town, the Judge Porter House provided a welcome relief from big city headaches. The bathroom was as large as the guest room and included both a large spa tub as well as glass enclosed shower. The staff was very attentive, professional and efficient and the check-in/out times are especially accomodating. If you are interested in staying close to the downtown area and enjoy a smaller, more homelike atmosphere, consider the JP House.
4.0 on July 17, 2008
I thank my lucky stars that I chose the Judge Porter House for a stay in Nachitoches, Louisiana-it was simply a "stroke of luck" when I found it online at Nachitoches' Tourism website and selected it randomly from many Inns in this oldest city in Louisiana. Not only were the rooms lovely, our hostess made each guest feel very comfortable while maintaining an air of elegance. The breakfasts were served promptly at 8:30 a.m. each morning; early enough that we could linger over coffee and still have the day to see this lovely town without feeling that we had to rush around. Ms. Noerr is a vivacious hostess, while remaining professional. Each course was described in full, presented singly and with time between courses to fully enjoy each one. She and her staff wore white aprons that hinted of a fine dining experience! When we returned to our room, the bed was already made and linens replaced-I couldn't believe it! I certainly plan to go back; I felt totally relaxed and pampered!
4.4 on July 16, 2008
This is a place that is convenient to Houston or Dallas and worth the 4 hour trip. My wife and I stayed in the guest house which is seperate from the main house itself. That was a great move on our part-the room was quiet and relaxing and very comfortable and the loft bedroom was a hoot! We have already made up our mid that when we return next year, we are staying at the Judge Porter House. Allen Alves Klein, Tx
3.8 on July 16, 2008
First time to stay at a B&B and we had a great time! The food was great, Yetta was a great cook! The Garden room was fantastic. Kirbyville, TX
5 on July 12, 2008
The Judge Porter House was superb! The house was very well kept and in good repair and the pool was a plus. Yetta was so friendly and made out stay fantastic. We frequent B&Bs, and this one is the best so far. Very comfortable, very beautiful. The food was outstanding as well. We will return, without a doubt!! Come to Natchitoches and stay at the Judge Porter House!!! You won't regret it.
3.6 on July 11, 2008
THE HOUSE WAS VERY NEAT AND COMFORTABLE. THIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME TO STAY AT A B&B.. IT MET ALL OUR EXPECTATIONS. A VERY RELAXING AND EASY STROLL TO DOWNTOWN SHOPPING AND EATING. THE INNKEEPERS WAS VERY ACCOMIDATING..WE LOVED THE STAY. ATLANTA, TX.
5 on July 08, 2008
It was very peaceful, a great get away from everyday stress. The food was delicous. The staff was very friendly, also the other guests were very friendly. The perfect location for a stroll in into the downtown area shops and restuarants. Can't wait to return.
5 on July 07, 2008
The Judge Porter House was great. The rooms are amazing, clean and the atmosphere was fantastic.
5 on June 30, 2008
This was a first for my wife and I, and we must say, we had an excellent time! We will definitely stay here again.
4.8 on June 29, 2008
The stay was wonderful. This was my first stay at a B&B in years, and it exceeded my dreams and expectations. The first night, we enjoyed the privacy of the guest house. The next two nights we enjoyed the antiquity and charm of the New Oleans room. The authenticity of the entire B&B is only paralleled by the excellent staff and wonderful breakfast.
4.4 on June 23, 2008
My friend from college and I reunited for a weekend getaway and were very pleased with the beautiful gardens and fantastic breakfasts. Complementary wine on the porch overlooking the pool completed the package. I will certainly be back again!
5 on June 22, 2008
For our honeymoon, we reserved two nights in the Princess room at the Judge Porter House. Due to the outstanding treatment we received from the staff, we chose to extend our stay for one more night. The breakfasts were incredible. The innkeeper, Yetta Noerr, was charming, resourceful and able to fulfill our every need. We are already planning our return next year.
4.4 on June 20, 2008
Enjoyed the privacy and the lush feel of the Princess room. Also enjoyed a glass of wine (thanks!) on the gallery (the rocking chairs were dusty but I didn't mind) and watched a pair of woodpeckers at dusk.
5 on June 20, 2008
The Judge Porter House was a relaxing atmosphere and very cozy. The Breakfast was very excellent and wonderful employees.
4.6 on June 19, 2008
We've stayed at 8 B&Bs in Natchitoches, and this is maybe the best. The Princess room was delightful, the amenities were excellent, the breakfast was superb, Yetta was friendly and helpful--all in all a very good experience. And, you can walk to the town center.
4.0 on June 16, 2008
The breakfasts were wonderful. The bed was very comfortable. And the setting was very picturesque. We would recommend the Judge Porter In beautiful, historic Natchitoches (Naka toosh) Louisiana to any one who seeks a delicious quiet weekend.
5 on June 15, 2008
Lovely B&B...Beautiful furniture. Peaceful setting. Clean, well-stocked. Delicious breakfast! A delightful experience...
5 on June 14, 2008
My husband & I stay in B&Bs a lot, and this was one of the best. The inn was charming, and the breakfasts were out of this world. I will recommend this inn to friends, and we hope to stay here again in the future. Simply excellent.
5 on June 13, 2008
All arrangements were handled professionally and accurately upon arrival. The room exceeded my expectations and the breakfast was outstanding.
4.0 on June 10, 2008
Great breakfast!! Made new friends and the service was excellent. Wonderfully unique experience. Yetta went above and beyond for this mother and daughter on their b and b stay. Thank You Yetta. You and your staff are the greatest.
4.2 on June 09, 2008
We had a beautiful small wedding ceremony in the gardens of the JPH! It was absolutely wonderful. It is everything that I wanted it to be! We stayed in the guest house,that was a great way to spent our honeymoon! Very relaxing and peacful, not to mention the great views and service! I highly recommend the house to anyone. Very convientiant to all the attractions and wonderful resturants around. We will definately be back!
5 on June 08, 2008
A gift from our children and grandchildren! We thoroughly enjoyed the historic and beautiful Judge Porter House! We found it to be the perfect place to stay in Nachitoches and be close to all we wanted to see and do. The breakfasts were delicious and exquitely served. Our family had arranged for a special treat of chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne to be freshly delivered to our room prior to our arrival. It is a special place to be to celebrate anytime.
5 on June 01, 2008
The judge Porter House was my first time to stay at a B&B, but it will not be my last. It was a great experience and the Judge Porter House was a perfect choice. It is located close to downtown Natchitoches (within walking distance), the gardens and fountains were lovely, the breakfast was delicious, the service was excellent, and decor and cleanliness was perfect. The Judge Porter House is well-maintained and Yetta Noerr runs the house with the utmost efficiency. Thank you Yetta !!!
4.4 on May 31, 2008
The room was extremely clean. Service and food were excellent. The grounds were beautiful. A great place to relax.
5 on May 27, 2008
Really enjoyed our stay at the Judge Porter House. Breakfast was fantastic.
4.6 on May 26, 2008
My husband and I have been back to the Judge Porter House for the last three of our four anniversary's...we LOVE staying there!! The house is BEAUTIFUL and VERY well maintained and we never want for anything. This last trip was our first time staying in the guest house and we will DEFINITELY be staying there again! It was PERFECT...quiet, cool, tucked away with all the amenitites we needed. Judge Porter House is also located close to Front Street shopping and TONS of shops, exhibits and eateries on Second Street. I could go on and on....you just have to see for yourself! The staff and Yetta are SUPER polite and are interested in treating you special and respecting your privacy. We will continue to come back :)
4.6 on May 18, 2008
We had a wonderful time at the Judge Porter House. The Guest Cottage was delightful. It was tastefully decorated and comfortable. Truly enjoyed our breakfasts with the other guests. Highly recommend!
3.4 on May 05, 2008
The room was beautiful but the best thing about the stay was the breakfast the next morning. The food was excellent only to be exceeded by Charles, the Innkeeper.
5 on April 25, 2008
everything was GREAT!!! Can't wait to return. rome
5 on April 22, 2008
I was very impressed by the "Guest House" at the Judge Porter House B & B. Every amenity a business traveler needs. Quite elegant and comfortable, with excellent service by the dedicated staff.
4.0 on April 20, 2008
This place is great. The Innkeeper, Yetta, is wonderful!
3.8 on April 14, 2008
My husband and I thouroughly enjoyed our stay at JPHBB. We had a most relaxing time visiting with the other guests, napping in our antique bed and strolling the lovely town. The breakfast was delicious and the location is quite convenient. Highly recommend.
5 on April 09, 2008
Loved the antiques. The swing and rocking chairs on the front porch were great. Coming from Michigan we enjoyed the warm weather. Dinning was like a family eating together. Service was great and food the best. Thanks for a great vacation.
5 on April 08, 2008
Thank you for a wonderful 2 nights at your "home away from home". The accommodations were very comfortable and beautiful. Yetta was more than pleasant and the food was wonderful. This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast and we could not be more pleased.
4.8 on April 07, 2008
This was our first visit to Natchitoches and to a B&B. We definitely chose the right home! It was beautiful, Yetta was charming and most informative regarding places to eat & shop. It was a great experience. We had gone with 2 other couples at Judge Porter for Jazz Festival and 5 other couples at another B&B, but weekend was much more than that. Would HIGHLY recommend this Inn.
3.6 on April 03, 2008
had a great time celebrating by wife's b-day....stayed in guest house, very nice & private. Breakfast was wonderful!!!
5 on March 30, 2008
We loved our stay at the Judge Porter House. The eggs benedict for breakfast was a fabulous surprise. The people we met were charming and the confersation was delightful!
3.6 on March 26, 2008
We rated the service lower since we wanted a massage on one of the nights while we were there and receied no assistance in helping us schedule this. We have stayed at other B&B's that not only assisted us in finding someone in a place we knew nothing about but scheduled it for us. The dining experience, itself, was nice. We were disappointed with the food. We had enough to eat but expected a better choice of menu to match the quality of the house.
3.8 on March 21, 2008
Thought Charles was a charming host.
4.0 on March 10, 2008
What a beautiful place to spend time! The accommodations were charming, and the breakfast was terrific. Thanks to our friendly Innkeeper, Yetta, for a relaxing weekend. I would love to visit again.
4.8 on February 18, 2008
The warm welcome and personal service you'll receive the moment you arrive is just part of your stay to remember. With your utmost comfort in mind, you'll find the accommodations ideal and beyond expectations. Just steps from ... paradise. My husband and I are ready to return. The three days of fun and pleasure I feel everyone should experience and enjoy..........
4.4 on February 18, 2008
My Husband and I had a wonderful time here. It was so peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed every minute!
4.6 on February 14, 2008
The house was elegant and comfortable at the same time. The rooms were nicely spread out so that even when all of them were full, guests were not tripping over each other. The staff were friendly and efficient, and the breakfast each morning was an indulgence. The only down side for us was the 8:30 a.m. breakfast seating because we're not really morning people. But that was a small price to pay for such a wonderful meal. We will definitely stay here again.
4.2 on February 11, 2008
Beautiful home, very relaxing, and great breakfast.
4.0 on February 08, 2008
Judge Porter House proved to be an excellent place for a relaxing weekend. From the delightful decorating to the large, jacuzzi tub we enjoyed every minute of it. Breakfast was delicious & the inn keeper was very helpful with information about the city. Only one suggestion - update the magazines in the palor as everything I picked up to read was from 2006. I can't wait to come back when the flowers are in bloom!
5 on February 07, 2008
my wife and I enjoyed the Garden Room, It was a great touch and very romantic. We enjoyed our stay and walking distance to Dine. Thank you for your hospitality.
4.8 on January 14, 2008
We were so thrilled to be able to book a reservation at the last minute and we had a wonderful stay at The JPH. The food and service was fabulous. Great lighting in the bathroom -- large w/jacuzzi tub & TV! Comfortable bed. Close to everything.
4.4 on January 09, 2008
Beautiful house, beautiful rooms, wonderful staff, great food!
4.4 on January 08, 2008
We were so thrilled to be able to book a reservation at the last minute and we had a wonderful stay at The JPH. The food and service was fabulous.
4.4 on December 14, 2007
My wife and I go every Nov for our anniversary. Highly recommend. House has a great feel to it. Outstanding service. Love it!
5 on December 07, 2007
We arived and were recieved graciously. We had a problemwith the TV and it was promptly corrected. Our stay was a very enjoyable experience. The weather was not very cooperative, but the warmth of the B&B and employees overcame that. We look forward to another time.
5 on November 30, 2007
The first time my wife and I stayed at the Judge Porter House was in Oct. 2006. We stayed there the night of our wedding. Everything was beautiful and well set up. The rooms were very clean and the service was superior. We chose to go back to Judge Porter House for our one year anniversary. Once again, we were amazed. The meals were wonderful as well as the staff. We have passed along our experience with our friends and relatives. We look forward to our next visit.
4.4 on November 29, 2007
My husband and I were both very excited to stay here. It was a great time, better than we thought it would be. I would definitely return for my next getaway.
4.8 on November 23, 2007
The rooms are stunning and the bathroom was huge! I'm staying here again next time I'm in town. What a comfortable experience.
4.4 on November 18, 2007
This was a relaxing great spot to relax shop eat and take in the sites. I will make it an regular trip.
5 on November 16, 2007
We loved it! the house is beautiful, the rooms are very quiet, large bathrooms, and a delicious breakfast. We will definitely stay here again -
4.8 on November 07, 2007
Our stay was wonderful. The staff treated us so well and was so much fun. Lovely home and time.
5 on November 06, 2007
My husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our belated 12 yr wedding anniversary. The food was amazing and we REALLY had time to relax. The room and drapey is beautiful. Just loved the decor. Can't wait until we can do this again.
3.2 on November 05, 2007
My husband and I recieved a gift certificate for a stay as a wedding gift. We enjoyed it very much!
4.8 on November 05, 2007
The Judge Porter House is our favorite bed and breakfast. My husband and I come every year for our anniversary and could not be more pleased with the service. The JPH is a charming place, and the staff exudes Southern hospitality. The two-course breakfasts are delicious and are not to be missed!
4.8 on November 04, 2007
close to Front Street. It is a very beautiful home. great service.
4.4 on November 02, 2007
We have stayed at the Judge Porter House on several visits and have always been quite pleased with the accomodations and particularly the value. We feel this is certainly the best place to stay in Natchitoches. Excellent Breakfast, charming rooms, convenient location and very courteous and friendly staff.
4.0 on October 30, 2007
My husband and I enjoyed a stay at the Judge Porter House for our 8th wedding anniversary. Our accomodations in the Judge Porter Room were splendid. The location of the house on Second Street in Natchitoches is very convenient to the shops on Front Street, as well as the local university. We can't wait to return.
5 on October 28, 2007
We've stayed at many B&Bs all over the country. Judge Porter House ranks with the best of them! Very friendly and comfortable.
4.6 on October 23, 2007
Our stay in the beautifully decorated Garden Room which overlooks the outdoor garden was wonderful. The room takes you back to the plantation era with a cozy feel. The bathrooms are updated and the jacuzzi tub was very relaxing. We enjoyed the delicious breakfast each morning along with the friendly service.
4.8 on October 22, 2007
The decor of the home was charming and took you back to a bygone era. The members of the staff were knowledgible, friendly, and helpful. I will definitely stay at the Judge Porter House on return visits.
4.8 on October 17, 2007
We enjoyed the comfort and beauty of this classic home. The gardens were lovely and the entire stay was both pleasant and restful.
4.8 on October 11, 2007
My husband booked the Judge Porter House for my 50th birthday trip. I could not have asked for a better place. The Garden House was a perfect place for a romantic getaway.
5 on October 10, 2007
Staying here was an excellent experience. The home is lovely & the attention to comfort is amazing. The breakfast should have a warning that says they can be addictive.We truly felt pampered & the staff could not have been nicer. We are already planning our next stay in May.
5 on October 09, 2007
Our stay at Judge Porter was just what we needed to get away from our hectic everyday life of running our two businesses, it was such a relaxing weekend for my partner and I, the comfort and your wonderful staff made our stay the escape we needed.
5 on October 08, 2007
Girlfriends, sisters, yayas - this is the way to go. The two upstair elegant rooms, along with the lovely parlor far exceeded our expectations for a wonderful weekend. It provided such a elegant atmosphere for relaxation and renewal. The service and breakfasts were excellent, filled with southern charm and uniqueness. Consider Judge Porter House for your next adventure! You will not be disappointed.
5 on October 08, 2007
Best weekend getaway I have had in a long time. The Judge Porter House has the most comfortable well furnished rooms I have stayed in. The crustless quiche was delicious. The staff went that extra mile to make us comfortabe and the rooms and bathrooms were extremely clean.
4.6 on October 08, 2007
I am not going to lie we anticipated a bigger room, but that was the only negative. My wife and I have gone to many bed and breakfasts and the staff far exceeded the staff at other sites. Thanks for some great memories.
3.8 on October 06, 2007
The room was a little small with too much furniture, making it difficult to move around in. The food was delicious and the innkeeper very gracious. Also we had some trouble with water pressure making it difficult to shower.
4.0 on October 04, 2007
My Wife and I had a wonderful time .
5 on October 02, 2007
Everything about our stay was outstanding from the beautiful Garden Room to the friendly service from Charles and the staff to the great fellowship with the other guests over breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and plan on returning soon.
5 on October 02, 2007
We stayed in the guest cottage. It was lovely and very cozy. The windows along one side of the house looked out on the beautifully landscaped yard. My 9 year old nephew was very impressed with what he called his "fort" and he can't wait to spend the night there again. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
4.4 on September 30, 2007
First visit to Natchitoches. Learned of city through "100 Best Places To Retire" book. Enjoyed our visit very much, particularly the stay at the Judge Porter House. Only negative was the somewhat noisy Frat House across the street.
Arthur Schubert Kathleen Schubert 1695 Autumn Valley Court Reno, NV 89523 USA Dear Kathleen and Art: Thanks for taking time and to review our Bed and Breakfast. Your review is know posted on the intranet. We take all reviews seriously. I just wanted to say that I am very sorry that the KA house disturbed you during your visit. I hope that during your visit you notified Yetta, our innkeeper, of this problem. I am certain if you did she took the necessary steps to make your trip more enjoyable. Thanks for staying at the Judge Porter House! Warmest Regards Tod Working www.judgeporterhouse.com
- Tod Working (Owner)
5 on September 28, 2007
The rooms, service, value and cleanliness was far superior to "ANY" lodging facility that I have experienced in quite a long time. I travel a great deal to earn my living. So rest asured that I know what I am takling about.
5 on September 28, 2007
I found the Judge Porter House to be charming and elegant yet extremely comfortable. The accomodations were immaculate. The staff were friendly and made our stay that much more enjoyable. I felt as if I were staying in my own home.
5 on September 28, 2007
The rolled omelet is divine as is the Judge Porter House B&B, elegant yet comfortable. The gardens are exquisite. The rooms are impeccably appointed. A weekend at the Judge Porter House is a weekend of gracious living.
5 on September 27, 2007
Our room and bath were beautifully appointed and perfect for 2 people. The breakfast was outstanding! In short, we would happily stay here again.
4.2 on September 27, 2007
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Judge Porter House. We were in town for a family wedding and our family had all of the rooms for the weekend which made out stay more fun.
3.6 on September 27, 2007
Staying at the Judge Porter House is quite a wonderful experience. The meticulous detail paid to this B&B by the owners and staff is quite apparent. The house is exquisitely furnished with fine antiques yet it is not stuffy or ostentatious as one might expect. I found the Judge Porter House to be very comfortable and clean. The gardens and grounds are equally as exquisiet as the interior of the home.
4.2 on September 27, 2007
I have been a guest of Tod Working on many many occasions.