The trees themselves are majestic. My husband and I stayed in cottage 5A. As stated by others, there is no t.v., no phone, just a superb setting. Make sure you have dinner before you stay in for the evening!
The restaurant on the grounds closes at about 3:30 and if you are there on the weekend, especially on Sunday, there is NO WHERE to eat. You would really have to drive a bit to find a place. There is no (safe) corner store to buy anything. I suggest you bring a couple of po'boys with you and have a picnic under the trees when the place closes down and you have the grounds to yourselves. You can pretend it is your own mansion!
If you stay at the cottages, you will have a free full breakfast and then get an early tour before the crowds come in. This is a beautiful place!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Oak Alley Plantation Hotel Vacherie