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“Nottoway is the Versailles of River Road”

Nottoway Plantation
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

In planning our two-week trip to the Deep South, we had made a reservation to stay for three days at Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, Louisiana, the largest surviving antebellum mansion in the United States. But a few weeks later, we were informed that our reservation had been canceled because Nottoway was planning a company party on those dates. So we made other plans. But while in the area, we decided to see if we could get pictures of Nottoway. We arrived about noon and, to our everlasting surprise, we drove right through the gate without being stopped. People were walking around with badges on their lapels. I told my wife: "Act as though you belong here." It worked. Nobody blinked as we toured the grounds. We walked to the front of the mansion and took pictures. We also took pictures at the family cemetery and in the gardens. Then we left. Someday, we'd love to reserve a room at Nottoway. Clearly, it is the grandest antebellum mansion in the country, bigger and more splendid than Oak Alley or Houmas House or Greenwood or Monmouth or Stanton Hall...40 elegantly appointed accommodations, including two honeymoon suites and seven bed & breakfast rooms, restaurant and bar, gift shop, nail and hair salon, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, museum, ballroom, theater. Walk out the front door, cross River Road, climb the levee and you get a marvelous view of the Mississippi River. Imagine what it was like when Nottoway was built in 1859, all 53,000 square feet of it, including a bowling alley, electric lights, running water and indoor plumbing. Even Versailles was never like this.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Employees the BEST !
Food very good.....everyone goes the extra mile for you, as if you are the only person there !

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Our tour guide of the house was knowledgeable and interesting. We spent at least an hour and a half, maybe longer, enjoying the history of this beautiful plantation home. Our package deal from tripadvisor, thank you very much, included the tour, breakfast, dinner, and over night accommodations. It was a fabulous stay that we all enjoyed very much. Watch for these deals on tripadvisor. I will watch for another so that I can return and enjoy this spectacular and well maintained plantation again.

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

They took this beautiful, historical plantation and made it into a Spa! The cost of $20.00 is not worth seeing guests staying in the bedrooms, traipsing about in swimming suits. The tour was short but don't forget to eat in the downstairs restaurant. This was the largest plantation in the south, to bad they had to make it into this a money pig!

1  Thank dairyboy
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

One of the most beautiful places to visit. This home is spectacular and well maintained. I would love to go back and spend the night there. Love this history given and can only dream of being back in that time to experience what they did. My favorite place to visit.

1  Thank jduplessis0204
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