We set off for Louisiana after a night in Vicksburg MS. We had visited Vicksburg when the children were younger so we basically had supper and slept at the hotel before getting on the road again. I will say no matter how many times you cross the Mississippi River it is a thrill...at least to this gal.
We arrived in Natchitoches( Nack a Tish) in time for lunch at Lasyone"s.
We went on to check in at the Steel Magnolia Bed and Breakfast.
I love the French Rues...
This was our room...The Ouiser Room. The light fixtures are original to the home, retrofitted from gas to electric.
This sitting room ws not really featured in the movie.
We ate breakfast at this beautiful table.
The stair case Julia Roberts ran down on her wedding day. We did note in the movie they were carpeted. The movie was in the DVR in the common room and you could watch it whenever you liked.
The lovely porch. If the heat index had not been 108, we would have enjoyed the rockers.
And finally the pool...
I will say it is pricy to stay here but the weekend was totally worth it in my opinion. I do have some hints if you are thinking of booking a weekend there.
Do not go in August! What were we thinking? This house is perfect for walking to the downtown area but it was SO hot that we drove. If I go again it will be to see the Christmas Festival and most probably I would stay at a cheaper B and B for that.
If you cannot climb stairs, do not come here. All the bedrooms are upstairs and the beds are those really tall old fashioned beds. We are all pretty tall so we had no problem but there were some steps tools if you asked for them.
Remember this is a period house. The bathrooms are old but sufficient. There are not a lot of available outlets for your electronics. It did get hot in our rooms but extra fans were supplied and I had no trouble sleeping. As I said above...Dont go in August. lol
Our breakfast was adequate but a bit lacking in my opinion for the price we paid. Of course, I am a pretty good cook so I am a harsh critic. No Southern B and B should serve Whomp Biscuits. And that is all I have to say about that. Uh OH...different movie( Forrest Gump).
If you love the movie Steel Magnolias you will enjoy a night at the B and B.