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“Gracious Southern Hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
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Oak Alley Plantation
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   3645 Highway 18, Great River Raod, Vacherie, LA 70090   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Vacherie B&B and Inns
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“Gracious Southern Hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2006

We arrived late after a long flight. The young man who showed us our accomodations at the Doctor's Cottage had an odd way of speaking. "This will be your bedroom. This will be your kitchen. This will be your fireplace." All with a charming deep southern accent. We wondered when these things would be ours. The outside of the cottage seemed like it had been there a very long time, but the interior was like new! We appreciated the isolated location, there were no shared walls, and the windows on all four sides had lovely views. We slept on a pillow-top queen bed with luxurious linens and enjoyed a huge bathroom featuring a jacuzzi tub with room for two. The living room area had a fold-out sofa, a gas fireplace and color TV/VCR. We had arranged to have a dinner waiting for us, so we found our meal, complete with wine, waiting in the full kitchen, ready to be heated up and plated. Breakfast was at the restaurant on the grounds, where we could have a choice of southern specialties. Don't forget to tour the Plantation home. The home is run by a different company than the B&B, but is well worth the time and money. We will be returning.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2005

My best friend gave me a weekend get-a-way with her as a graduation gift upon receiving my M.Ed. Our intinerary included an over-night stay at Oak Alley first, then an over-night stay at the Myrtles in St.Francisville (see other review). Oak Alley is a CLASS act!!!! We first took the tour of the plantation house, included in our stay. The tour was flawless! The young ladies that gave the tours are dressed in Antebellum outfits to add to the character of the tour. The young lady that directed our tour was outstanding, leaving no questions unanswered! The house was very well taken care of, there was not one item out of place or dusty. There were fresh roses and flowers in every room. The grounds were impecable!!!! The place is huge, but I did not see one weed in any flower bed or landscaping. In the enormous cauldrons that were once used for making cane syrup, they now are being used as small "ponds" for koi fish, complete with water lilies, and so forth. Our cabin was divine! It was extremely well-kept, very clean, and so very welcoming. Because our arrival was on a Sunday, the restaurant was closed, but my friend was able to pre-order our dinner, which was fully prepared and waiting for us in the refridgerator upon our arrival. After warming the food in the microwave, we hungrily gobbled it down. The food was cooked to perfection! We were also provided with bottled water, chocolates and pralines. Our breakfast the next day was included in the very inexpensive price, and was very fresh and delicious! Oak Alley is not only a gorgeous place, but the staff was incredible! I highly recommed this exceptional plantation!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2005

Okay so a lot of films were made here and the live oak alley is breathtaking but the overnight accomodations are truly overpriced as well as overrated. They do have a great little bookshop/restaurant but book overnight stays down the road at Nottoway, where you will be treated like royalty.

  • Stayed December 2004
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2005

Oak Alley sees a huge number of tourists each day and is run on very slick, professional lines. I wouldn't particularly say the staff were friendly, by comparison to other folk we met in rural Louisiana, but they were efficient and businesslike.

Our cottage - one bedroomed - was very comfortable, nicely decorated and well-furnished with a mixture of antiques and reproductions. The only thing we found a bit odd was that the bathroom and the kitchen were in the same room, so that the toilet was very near the food preparation area. (This isn't allowed in the UK.) However in all other respects this room was great - well equipped with all sorts of useful extras, a lovely big bath tub and an almost limitless supply of clean towels.

We had 2 nights here and spent the full day in between touring several of the River Road plantation houses. Oak Alley is well placed for this as you can go up one side of the river and down the other, making a circular day trip. There is a huge variety in the houses, and it really is worth seeing a few of them. (We particularly liked San Francisco and Laura.) The house at Oak Alley is also well worth seeing, and staying over gives you an opportunity to walk under the great oaks at dawn or dusk when no-one else is around - very atmospheric.

  • Stayed March 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2005

For anyone who wants to experience the peacefulness and tranquillity of the Old South, a Bed & Breakfast getaway at Oak Alley Plantation is just the place to go. My husband and I fall madly in love with one another every time we visit it. In fact, we've stayed in each of the cottages, loving one just as much as the next. The old cottages, the beautiful grounds, the gorgeous mansion, the misty mornings, the starlit skies, and the absolutely wonderful staff make our visits magical. Thank you Oak Alley for sharing your magnificance with us. We'll be back soon....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2005

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Oak Alley Plantation very much. The staff is wondeful and very attentive. The resturant serves excelent food. I hope to return again with my children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2004

We loved staying at Oak Alley. I think you would not get the whole picture of life there with only a tour. While you do not actually stay in the mansion, the little cottages were adorable and very well appointed.

Breakfast in the little restaurant on grounds was delicious and we met some travelers from Germany with whom we had a private tour early in the morning. That's another benefit, you get to tour when there are no other tourists there yet.

The one thing I would have prefered, however, is a larger bed. I know they wanted to use the antiques of the former home, but my husband and I were quite crowded on the full bed. Also, the Tempurpedic mattress makes it very hard to turn in the night, as you kind of "stick" to the foam. I might suggest they put a satin bedsack on the mattress. But our cottage actually was a two bedroom, so I could have slept in the other bed if I'd chosen to. The cottages were really cute.

Overall, I think it was a great experience, so long as you realize that a full bed is about the biggest you can get.

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Additional Information about Oak Alley Plantation

Address: 3645 Highway 18, Great River Raod, Vacherie, LA 70090
Location: United States > Louisiana > Vacherie
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Vacherie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Alley Plantation 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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