Butler Greenwood is Louisiana's most delightfully different Bed and Breakfast. The National Register antebellum main house, filled with antiques, is still home to descendants of the original family which established the plantation in 1796. Bed and Breakfast accommodations are in eight charming cottages scattered about the plantation grounds amid gardens and moss-draped live oaks,with wonderful decks or porches overlooking pond or steep wooded ravines.
3.8 on July 09, 2014
My wife and I stayed two nights in the Pool Pavilion over the 4th of July weekend. Just as most of the other reviews have said, the Butler Greenwood B&B is very peaceful and relaxing. It’s far enough off the highway to not have road noise, but it’s still close to town for shopping or dining. The Pool Pavilion was quaint and served as the perfect get-a-way. We normally travel with our Maltese puppy, but chose not to this time although the cottage would've worked very well since it was separated from the other cottages. All the guests are allowed to use the pool which is just outside the Pool Pavilion door, but after 8 p.m., it was all ours. That was very nice. The continental breakfast was just as advertised (muffins, croissants, cereal, bananas, milk, orange juice, and coffee.) But we’re not big breakfast eaters anyway. The town is very small and doesn’t have a large selection of restaurants or even grocery stores, but we found enough to satisfy our needs. Morel’s on the river in New Roads was a very nice place for dinner. The grounds which consisted of many large oak trees covered with Spanish moss were beautiful. And we enjoyed watching the resident peacock walk around the grounds. We would recommend the B&B to others.
5 on March 17, 2013
This is our fourth stay at Butler Greenwood...I consider it my second home.We have stayed in two of the cottages, Tree House was the one we stayed in. It is very private...the back patio has a porch swing and multi level deck. Inside was a huge king size bed, full kitchen, walk in shower and great jacuzzi tub. We scheduled another stay in the Tree House for the next year as well. It was just as charming as before. However, when we wanted to reserve the Tree House for the next year it was not available for our timeframe. We decided to try the Chase cottage. The Chase cottage is not as private...but WOW! We were so surprised to wake up to Humphrey ...a big beautiful peacock. It was love at first site, at least on my part. He stayed while I took numerous pics of him...then he decided to move on...Ms.Ann says the Chase cottage is his favorite place to roust, especially after a rain. You have the pond, ducks and awake to the chatter of birds. What a great feeling. So we are ending our fourth stay at Butler Greenwood with a reservation for next year in the Dovecote cottage. Can't wait until we return again. Thank you Ann Butler and Chase. Brenda
4.2 on May 16, 2012
This is not your typical B&B. Its much better. Especially if you want a romantic retreat. You are in your own cottage away from everyone else. Every spot has an outdoor deck and a view. All are different and charming and could be lived in. Full kitchen, bathtowels, etc. The Dovecote was amazing. The old windmill had a huge deck out back, plenty of firewood, 2 bedrooms, 3 stories. Just as cute and unique as could be. They stock your fridge with a simple breakfast (croissants, muffins, fruit, milk, oj). I suggest you bring your own breakfast stuff and cook brunch. Stay in and enjoy it. No awkward dinners with strangers. You have the whole place to yourself. Plus the grounds are beautiful in the morning, and you might see deer grazing. Its a wonderful place! Be patient with the service. One lady is running that whole show. Tours and all.
4.6 on June 14, 2011
I am from Texas and this was a wonderful experiance and I would recommend it to anyone. I was so good I had tto stay several days longer.
3.0 on April 10, 2008
We enjoyed our 2 nights at this B & B with its peaceful setting on beautiful grounds with lovely live oak trees. A male peacock named Humphrey who roosted on the deck railing of our cottage added a unique charm. The food at the Oxbow restaurant in town was wonderful. The owner of the B & B was polite at all times but all of us felt "coolness" under the surface. The breakfast fell far short of expectations. Two muffins & two bananas for four people seemed odd. Plently of coffee and tea was available along with juice. All in all we expected a little better supply of food. We decided it wasn't a bad stay but not one we wanted to repeat.
4.6 on March 19, 2007
We first stayed at the Gazebo. It is a perfect place for a couple celebrating their love, intimacy and great details are the signature. We loved it so much that we had to go back. The second time we went to the Dovecote, a three storeys cottage decorated with great taste. A different experience, but still unique and adorable. We are expecting to go back again. we are delighted with the high quality of the place, the complete intimacy that we enjoyed and the great details that made each experience memorable.
The Treehouse has a whole back wall of glass, wonderful three-level deck down into a steep wooded ravine, a king-sized cypress four-poster bed with handturned posts made from old cypress beams; a working fireplace, a full kitchen and a full bath with jacuzzi.
The Cook's Cottage is a 19th-Century cottage where the plantation cook lived. It has a front porch with a porch swing, a big back deck overlooking the pond, a queen-sized bed, working fireplace, full kitchen and a full bath including a double jacuzzi.
The Dovecote is a three-story shingled slope-sided windmill with a deck overlooking a steep ravine; a king-sized mahogany four-poster bed, a jacuzzi, working fireplace and a full kitchen; 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
The Pond House has two full bedrooms, a full kitchen, a jacuzzi tub and a gingerbread-trimmed porch with a hammock overlooking the pond with ducks, geese and the occasional great blue heron. A large back deck overlooks a meadow where deer browse in the early mornings.
The Pool Pavilion is a two-bedroom two-bath cottage beside the swimming pool. It has a shaded gazebo porch overlooking a wooded ravine. The downstairs bedroom has a kingsized bed, bathroom with double jacuzzi and shower, full kitchen. Upstairs the bedroom has a double bed.
Chase's Cottage is located right on the pond levee, with a picturesque steep-pitched tin roof, king-sized bed, full kitchen, fireplace, porch swing and a full bath with a double jacuzzi downstairs, and upstairs there's a bedroom with queen-sized bed, full bathroom with shower, and spectacular garden view.
The Old Kitchen was built in 1796 of brick made on the place and served as the plantation kitchen. It has skylights, exposed beams, plenty of historic atmosphere, including the original 115-foot-deep hand-dug brick-lined well; two bedrooms, two baths, a double jacuzzi, full kitchen and a working fireplace.
The Gazebo has six sides, three filled with nine-foot-tall antique stained glass church windows; a deck overlooking the pond, a king-sized bed, a double jacuzzi and a full kitchen.
Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 20 miles
2 1/2 miles north of St. Francisville on US Hwy 61, 60 miles south of Natchez, MS. on US 61; 90 miles north of New Orleans
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Historic Plantations, Historic Antebellum Gardens, Mississippi River, Tunica Hills wilderness area, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, TV Video games, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Historic Home Tour, Pond on site, Antebellum Gardens
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wet bar
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Hammocking, Horseback Riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports
Some French, English
Cats , Dogs , Ducks, Geese and a Peacock
Innkeeper is a Lousiana author/historian, a real expert on history of area who gives a wonderful introductory tour.