Bocage Plantation

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Bocage Plantation
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Built in 1801 and again in 1837 Bocage Plantation is a Grand Plantation Home.
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diceman13
New Orleans, LA167 contributions
Beautiful
May 2018
This place is what you would say a show off home.Everything is top of the line.Great tour!Great place for picture taking.
Written July 9, 2018
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,265 contributions
One of the jewels of the Great River Road
Jun 2017
When you travel the Great River Road from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, you are awed by the number of magnificent antebellum plantation houses located on both sides of the Mississippi River. One of the most impressive is Bocage, which rests on 100 acres in Darrow, about 25 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, just a short distance off I-10 at Highway 22, across the river from Donaldsonville. The original house was built in 1801 but destroyed by fire. The current house was constructed in 1837 in Greek Revival style with Creole influences, especially in the floorplan. It is a raised Creole house with brick on the first floor supporting a heavy-timber frame above. Distinctive features of the facade include the massive entablature with pediment design on the parapet and denticulated cornice supported across the entire front by square, giant order columns forming a double gallery. Inside, the home has a Creole floor plan whose primary living space is located on the second floor. Interior rooms opening into each other without hallways make up the plan. The grander rooms across the front open onto the upper gallery that overlooks the Mississippi River levee and provides a panoramic view of the 100-acre plantation. The upper gallery was used to film a scene in the movie "Twelve Years a Slave." The roof once served as a rainwater catch basin with the fresh water shunted through pipes to a cistern in back of the house. After many years of neglect, the house was salvaged and restored in 1941. In 2008, it was further restored by its new owner, Dr. Marion Rundell, who turned the house into a Bed & Breakfast which also offers public tours. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
Written August 10, 2017
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Alaina
Monroe, LA304 contributions
Closed
Jul 2017 • Family
This plantation home is now closed to the public. I'm not sure if it's temporary for repairs or not, I can only hope so because it is a beautiful home. I would have liked to have toured it.
Written July 14, 2017
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We are sorry for your 1 star review. "Closed" is for construction. We are sorry.
Written July 16, 2017
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swissmiss20122017
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Beautiful but poorly run.
Feb 2016 • Couples
I stayed here and although the beauty of the home was magnificent, the owner and crew were very unwelcoming. The vibe was "hurry up" and we could tell. It is my opinion that they were new and not used to a first class experience that people come to expect as with other plantations in the area. Perhaps they are working on this.
Written January 3, 2017
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We have been closed for B and B for two years! This is a bogus review!
Written January 6, 2017
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,265 contributions
One of the jewels of the Great River Road
Aug 2016 • Couples
Resting on about 100 acres on the east bank of the Mississippi River, located in Darrow across the river from the Ascension Parish seat of Donaldsonville, about 47 miles west of New Orleans or 25 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, the Bocage Plantation House is considered one of the jewels of the River Road plantations. Constructed in 1837 in Greek Revival style with Creole influences, especially in the floor plan, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The plantation was established in 1801, five years after Etienne de Bore proved that sugarcane cultivation could be profitable in southern Louisiana and two years before the Louisiana Purchase. The original house was destroyed by fire. What you see today is a facade that features square columns, an impressive entablature with a denticulated cornice, a pediment shaped parapet (unusual for Louisiana) and a double gallery. Inside, the home has a Creole floor plan whose primary living space is located on the second floor. Interior rooms opening into each other without hallways and a rear cabinet-loggia range make up; the plan. The grander rooms across the front open onto the upper gallery that overlooks the Mississippi River levee and provides a glorious panoramic view of the 100-acre plantation. When Dr. Marion Rundell, a native of Louisiana, purchased Bocage in 2008, he restored the mansion to its original splendor and opened it up for public tours for the first time. Furnished with fine antiques and paintings, it also is a bed-and-breakfast facility and is available for weddings and other special events.
Written September 23, 2016
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Francis H
Hammond, LA1 contribution
Sad loss
May 2015 • Couples
Having stayed overnight at the Bocage when it was available for such, I was so impressed. It was one of the last plantations to offer rooms within the main house, and not in some outbuilding. It was a truly beautiful and rare thing. I will miss that greatly.
Written January 22, 2016
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Jim T
3 contributions
Amazing!!!
Jun 2015 • Couples
This was a really neat piece of history, with the slave quarters, and all the guides were very knowlegeable, very nice place
Written January 4, 2016
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Tiffany-Monterey
Houston, TX3 contributions
Wedding Perfection
Nov 2014 • Couples
My wife chose Bocage for our Wedding venue, as it was very secluded and worked perfect for our small family wedding. We stay here as much as possible, as the owner and property manager are great to work with. We look forward to coming back every year.
Written October 21, 2015
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676barbara
Baton Rouge, LA76 contributions
A feast for your eyes and the people are friendly.
Oct 2014
One of the prettiest homes to visit.They will show you around.The plantation is beautifully decorated.Some of the pieces are original to the house but not very many.
Written September 15, 2015
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nola1811
New Orleans, LA4 contributions
What a Great Tour of the Plantation!
We didn't go to spend the night. My family just wanted to tour the plantation. Didn't know if we could, but upon knocking on the back door, we were let in by Roberto who gave us a personal private tour. Very laid back. We sat around an antique table and chatted about the house. We felt like a part of the family. Then we saw the magnificent house, and you can actually touch the furniture!! At the end of the tour, we met Amy and chatted with her and Roberto for a little while.

My teenage son and daughter LOVED this place. My son hasn't stopped talking about it. My husband is thinking about the B&B for our 25th.

Be sure to go early, if you only want a tour of the house. When the B&B guests begin arriving, around 4, Roberto and Amy have to tend to their overnight guests.

Definitely worth the trip and the price of the tour!!!
Written September 29, 2014
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