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Photo courtesy of Jim Blanchard for Houmas House
You won't want to leave after touring this fab Antebellum plantation - and thanks to the recent addition of comfy cottages done up in charming Southern style, you don't have to. The Antebellum South... Read More
You won't want to leave after touring this fab Antebellum plantation - and thanks to the recent addition of comfy cottages done up in charming Southern style, you don't have to. The Antebellum South gets its bling on at this gracious plantation, meticulously restored and expanded by New Orleans entrepreneur Kevin Kelly, who bought the property in 2003. Situated about 45 minutes drive from New Orleans along the river, you can take a tour of the plantation, which is straight out of Gone With the Wind. There's a gorgeous allee of live oaks framing a stately white 1840 Greek Revival mansion brimming with antiques and gardens for strolling. A lovely break from the city, ideal for a romantic getaway, don't miss dinner at Latil's Landing, an atmospheric 1770s French house that provides the perfect setting for chef Jeremy Langlois' imaginative cuisine. .
5200 Coffee Drive
New Orleans, LA 70115
- Best for Romantic Hotels Because: Frequently used for film and movie location shooting, Houmas House was featured in the classic movie Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte