House on Bayou Road
As you enter the House on Bayou Road you first notice the gardens of lush Louisiana plants surrounding this 18th-century plantation-turned one of the best guesthouses in New Orleans. Situated in the heart of the city, the Bayou Road began as a transit path from Bayou St. John to the Mississippi River.
An early indigo planter built the house, and today the seven guest rooms and small cottage welcome in-the-know visitors with fine antiques and carefully chosen decorations. The House on Bayou Road is very secluded and caters to those looking for an old-school privacy, exemplified by the Port and sherry available in all rooms; although a swimming pool and hot tub are the House on Bayou Road’s concession to modernity. Your habitation may be rustic and serene, but city activities, including the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Fair Grounds Race Course are nearby.