Barrow House Inn

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


--- You will discover 2 historic houses in the heart of the **unforgettable fairy tale town** of St. Francisville, Louisiana. Rooms and elegant suites are all furnished with carefully-selected American antiques from the mid-1800s plus private bathrooms, WI-FI, & DVD player with over 1000 movies. --- Breakfast: Unique Choice of Continental breakfast *or* you can choose from 3 New Orleans-style Egg Dishes. --- Restaurants, shopping & complete activity info is given by your hosts. *Exclusive* 1 - 5 day itineraries. -- Make a reservation now and experience our casual elegance! :)



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Great stay!!

5 on October 02, 2016

Had a great time here. Shirley was wonderful and very informative about where to go and what to see and where to eat. And her breakfast was delicious!!

Barrow House Weekend Get Away

5 on September 26, 2016

Our stay with Ms. Shirley and her son, Chris, qualifies as our best Bed and Breakfast experience to date. What a relaxing setting. We spent two nights in the Victorian Room. It's a two room suite in the historic Printers House across the street from the main Barrow House. Evenings on the deep set porch spent rocking and watching the squirrels scamper up and down the magnolia and oak trees, relaxing in the sitting room with a good book ( I read A Confederacy of Dunces from the house book shelf), sleeping in 1870's french queen bed, only to wake up and enjoy a magnificent breakfast is the perfect prescription if you are looking for a way to escape your world for a while. I must tell you, the Basin St. Eggs Benedict was so good I had it twice. Ms. Shirley and Chris keep the Printers House well stocked with everything you need. In fact the kitchen has a cabinet dedicated to things you may have forgotten to pack. You will want for nothing during your stay. As we traveled to many historic destinations in the area, we were always asked where we were staying. When we said Barrow House, without exception, we watched as the ones asking beamed giant smiles and gave the house and the hosts glowing reviews. They gave us great advice to help us plan our days. Ms. Shirley and Chris are gracious hosts and have been at Barrow House for decades. They know the area well and will gladly share interesting stories about the people and places that make St. Francisville such a unique destination.

Our Wedding and Honeymoon

5 on September 21, 2016

We got married at the Barrow House but we stayed across the street at the Printer's House. I can not say enough good things about the hostess Shirley she was charming, kind, gracious, and very accommodating. We had a suite that was very spacious and comfortable. She provides all of the little extra touches to make your stay a memorable one. I definitely recommend this place and will stay there again soon. The breakfast is also plentiful and of excellent quality I would give Shirley and her houses a million stars!!!!!!!!!

Charmante! (Charming)

4.2 on July 27, 2016

My wife and I will book Barrow House again next time we visit St. Francisville (and we will, because one weekend is not enough to see-and-do all in this historic community). The location in the historic district is ideal. The hostess is ever-available and super-attentive without being intrusive. The suite we rented was quaint. The house was filled with interest. The three-egg gourmet breakfasts each morning were supreme. Sure, it's an old house--a very old house!---so it has some old-house issues, but we were comfortable and hosted supremely.

Comfy and cozy with wonderful host and hostesses!

3.4 on May 30, 2016

The Victorian Room at the Barrow House Inn was cozy and comfortable. Shirley and Chris were wonderful hostess and host and we enjoyed visiting with them. They are very knowledgeable of the area and shared great places to visit while in St. Francisville. The bathroom in our room was very small (it was an add on) but in all the room was very comfortable.

Charming place

4.0 on May 22, 2016

Charming authentic historical place with a very informative owner who will captivate you with her stories about Saint Francisville and the area.

Fabulous Stay at Barrow House

5 on February 28, 2016

Barrow House B&B did an outstanding job of combining the quiet southern retreat with all of the modern anemitites I needed for my weekend attending The Writing Symposium in St. Francisville. Ms. Shirley and her son Chris, did a wonderful job of making sure I was attended to and snuggled into a nice warm comfortable bed each night. The Rose Room was such a delight! I loved sleeping in a teester bed! Oh my, can't wait until next year when I shall return! Patricia Landry Settoon

A weekend in St. Francisville!

5 on April 30, 2015

We had a great time and enjoyed our stay at the Printer's Cottage! Ms. Shirley was very hospitable and extremely knowledgeable about the area!

Very Peaceful and Quaint.

3.8 on April 26, 2015

A very relaxing place to stay. Much like visiting an old friend's home.

wonderful stay in St Francisville

3.4 on April 16, 2015

This was the perfect suite for 3 to stay in, very roomy with the parlor sitting area. The shower was the only inconvenience for the elderly person in our party since it is in a stand alone tub with a circular curtains. Stepping into the tub was a bit tricky! It is very quiet & we slept wonderful!

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Location Type

Heart of Historic District, In Center of Everything!, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Village


Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From New Orleans: Take I-10 into Baton Rouge. Near the Mississippi River bridge, you will come to the I-10 and 110 North split. Take 110 N. Then take Exit 8-C to Natchez, the very last exit off 110 N to Highway 61. Drive about 25 miles and then come to a stop light on the outskirts of the town. Turn left at this stop light onto Commerce Street. In about a mile, you will reach another stop light (the only stop light in the town itself). Turn left onto Ferdinand (the main street in the historic district) and drive for about 3/4 mile until you see our courthouse on your left. Barrow House Inn is directly behind the courthouse on Royal Street, so you can turn left before or after the courthouse. The inn is a large white house with a dark green sign in front.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 4 Full Days Of Activities Await You Near The Inn, Best Cycling & Hiking in Louisiana (Close To Inn), 6 Plantations To Tour! (the most in Louisiana), Explore Antique Shops & Galleries (Close To Inn), Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer , Refrigerator, Microwave, Full-Service Kitchen (everything you have at home), (Kitchen = available for Empire & Victorian Suites, *Soft Water*

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Health Spa & Massage (at Local Salons), Living History... Unforgettable!!, Antique-Clasic-Old Cars Museum, Best Cycling & Hiking in Louisiana !!, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 PM - 7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On the (screened) front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes 6 & Under = FREE. 16 & Over are charged adult rate.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days on certain weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Major credit card must be given in order to confirm your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation is 7 days prior to your reservation date(s). Large groups require 30 days cancellation notice. Please call if arriving after 7 PM.



Shirley Dittloff

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Continental (Included) Egg Breakfast (Additional)

  • Time Served: 830 - 930 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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