Overall we had a nice stay, but it's the little details that can make or break a place. The decor of the cottage was outdated and it really felt like it needed a desperate update and good, thorough cleaning. The larger bedroom was really dark. The smaller bedroom barely fit a twin bed. The bathroom was not bad. We took advantage of the flashlights provided and walked the grounds after dark. It was cool to see how the house looked at night. There are no places for dinner in the area which is kind of odd so we went to the grocery store and made our own dinner. However, there were ants all over the kitchen counter and sink when we returned so it didn't make you want to cook very badly after seeing that. We enjoyed staying on the grounds for the "experience", but felt it was overpriced for what you get.
- Also Known As:
- Oak Alley Plantation Hotel
- Oak Alley Plantation Hotel Vacherie
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nowhere else in the south will you find such a spectacular setting!The story of Oak Alley Plantation began with a vision, an alley of 28 oaks later mirrored by a manor with 28 columns. In the early 1700’s an unknown settler planted twenty-eight evenly spaced oak trees in two rows leading from his humble cottage toward the mighty Mississippi River. Over a decade later, an aristocrat by name of Jacques Telephores Roman lured his New Orleans socialite bride to leave her city live life, to achieve his dream of becoming a sugar king. In 1839, Jacques and Celina built this spectacular mansion, leaving the Roman legacy for us to enjoy today. Come and enjoy her beauty and dream of her rich past. Explore 25 acres of history and romance, regret and rebirth, tragedy and triumph. Enjoy a Mint Julep or refreshing lemonade while strolling these historic grounds and see the legacies left by the Romans, the Stewarts and those in between. Step back in antebellum elegance and tour the Big House with a guide in period dress. And witness the reconstructed slave quarters to understand the lives of the workers whose labor made plantation life and its luxuries possible. Visit the Civil War Interpretive Exhibit which consists of a commanding officer's tent, staffed most days by one of our three Civil War interpreters. These interpreters, along with our video kiosk, will allow visitors to understand one of the most crucial periods in this nation's history. Enjoy small group discussions with one of our interpreters who are available to answer your specific questions.Dine with us and savor flavorful Cajun & Creole dishes in our Restaurant or grab a light lunch or ice cream in our Café. Browse our impressive Gift Shop. Spend a tranquil evening in one of our 19th century old cottages. Even plan a wedding, corporate or special event. There is just so much to experience at Oak Alley! ... more less