Louisiana Offers a Wealth of Treasures

latreesExploring Louisiana Bed and Breakfasts will reveal the secrets of Louisiana’s lure to the world. Almost every Louisiana city offers bed and breakfasts including Baton Rouge, the capital. New Orleans bed and breakfasts aboud in Louisiana’s largest city, including French Quarter Inns. Louisiana’s demographics include a mixture of different cultures and heritage influenced by Spanish, 18th century French, Native American, and Haitian African cultures. Louisiana bed and breakfasts are owned and operated mostly by innkeepers who reflect this heritage, especially the New Orleans bed and breakfasts. For instance, New Orleans bed and breakfasts and small privately owned New Orleans hotels are near to the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

If you are visiting Loyola University, Historic New Orleans, or the Garden District in New Orleans ask your New Orleans bed and breakfasts for advice on city events. Louisiana bed and breakfasts can also give a window into the state’s huge land mass protected by its National Park service sites, and U . S. National Forest and other historic spots and state-owned parks such as wildlife managed areas and one state preservation region. For those who love nature adventures, Louisiana has 48 protected streams, rivers, and bayous fo r your enjoyment. Bed and breakfast hotels are near some of the sheltered Louisiana sites that include the Sabine River, a National Wild and Scenic River in the northern part of the state, and the Poverty Point National Monument located at Epps.

alligators(There are also branches in Lafayette, Barataria, and the St. Bernard parish.) Other protected sites include Cane River Creole National Historical Park, and the Cane River National Heritage Area a stone’s throw away from Natchitoches. Count in the only national forest Louisiana has – the several thousand acres of Kistachie National Forest in central and north Louisiana. You can find nearby bed and breakfasts and historic inns and New Orleans bed and breakfasts at www.iLoveInns.com.

During the early part of the 1800’s, Louisiana, a newly acquired territory of the United States, became a very important component in the governance of the entire country because of its contribution as a trading and financial hub and its lands made Louisiana one of the richest states in the country especially when sugar and indigo and cotton became very expensive in the world market. T hat was when the Louisiana plantation owners came into full power, becoming some of the wealthiest men in the United States.

Louisiana plantations now are among the best attractions of the state bringing in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Home furnishings of the Louisiana plantations were made of cypress and oak, done by hand mostly by the slaves in the early 19th century. The mansions were later furnished by merchants coming from different parts of the world, especially France which inhabited a huge portion of New Orleans, hence giving that area its own distinct culture and heritage. Most mansions in the plantations are surrounded by formal gardens and avenues of live oak trees now in their old age. One of the most popular and amazing Louisiana plantation destinations is Oak Alley Plantation and because of its age and beauty, it has been tagged the Grande Dame of the Great River Road. Much of the front yard of the Oak Alley Plantation is canopied by 300 year old oak trees and very few can equal such majestic scenery. The antebellum home is even more enchanting with its Greek inspired architectural design.

A plethora of New Orleans bed and breakfasts include the Terrell House, circa 1858 in the Lower Garden District in an historic area near the French Quarter, the Columns Hotel, circa 1883 built by Simon Hernsheim, a tobacco merchant, who was the wealthiest philanthropist in New Orleans. Read more: http://www.iloveinns.com/columns-hotel-id7402.html#ixzz1Nm2wUNp3

Five More Historic New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts

Search these Pages to research New Orleans bed and breakfasts.

1.  Rathbone Mansions – New Orleans, LA

2.  H Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade – New Orleans, LA

3.  Rose Manor Inn – New Orleans, LA

4.  Avenue Inn – New Orleans, LA

5.  Grand Victorian – New Orleans, LA