We booked the Milk Shed for our party of 4. What a treat! Beautiful rooms, lovely bathrooms and balconies on which to sit and enjoy a drink. We ordered dinner and it was waiting for us when we arrived. We only had to heat it. Portions were large, ordered for 4, could have ordered for 3 and had ample. Desserts were fabulous, especially the cheesecake. We wandered the grounds at night and had the company of the local cat. Didn't talk much, didn't want to be petted, but followed us wherever we went. Breakfast the next morning in the cafe was also very good. Had an mid-morning tour of the house which was interesting. Watched a couple of the short movies in the displays beside the house, which again were interesting. This was our 3rd time to Oak Alley, first time overnight. Well worth the return visit and what a great place to stay.…
Magnificent grounds, immaculate and spacious cottages, with an excellent breakfast and gift shop. Our two-night stay at the inn was the highlight of our trip. The plantation mansion tour was rushed and artificial, never really delving into the inhumanity of slavery. However, we met two outstanding staff in one of the slave cabins, which offset the formal tour. Wish we could remember their names- a black woman who is a historian and genealogist and a young white man. Their knowledge and insights were worth the price of admission.
The Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant & Inn is part of the charm of LA. go for a meal even breakfast is good. I could see the Movie Gone with the Wind coming to life. The Epic Civil War drama plays on my imagination, with thoughts of the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O'Hara in the Inn.
We spent a night here, and it was the highlight of our New Orleans trip. We were treated like visiting royalty instead of just guests. Full menu breakfast comes with it, and then we were there for an early tour of the house before crowds started to arrive. At night, you have full access to wander the grounds, which was a little spooky, but very relaxing and a time for quiet, private strolling. The luxury cabins (we stayed in #8) are fantastic. We ordered supper from the restaurant, and it was waiting for us, at no extra charge, in our cabin. That was a perfect move, as it let us arrive late and not have to rush to eat or get there. Definitely recommend a stay here.
If you have plans to visit New Orleans, set aside two days to spend at Oak Alley Plantation. It is still planted with Sugar Cane, which was the largest crop in Lousiana at one time. The mansion is lovingly restored but the best part of the trip is a night's stay in the cottages. They are beautifully appointed, very private and extremely comfortable. Dinner can be delivered to your cottage for you to warm at your convenience. What a treat! Breakfast is included in your room price and the food is very good!