At the Houmas House, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, you’ll find more than 250 years of history and some of the most expansive gardens in the state of Louisiana.

Whether you’re just passing through or hoping to stay a while, there’s plenty to take in and enjoy at this lovely estate turned inn, nicknamed the Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road.

Houma’s House Inn

Quaint cottages in the shadows of towering oaks, rockers on porches overlooking the Mississippi River -- a stay at the Houmas House Inn provides a tranquil getaway. Watch the sun go down from the peace and quiet of your room or walk down to the water’s edge as the last bit of light fades from the horizon. 

Be enveloped in opulence during your stay. Each room at the Houmas House is exquisite and has been thoughtfully designed with your comfort in mind. Rooms feature king or queen size beds, a luxurious bathroom and private porch. Breakfast for two and a guided tour of the mansion are included in your stay.

   

Estate Tour

For those hoping to learn more about the architectural evolution of the estate, the guided mansion tour will take you through the history of the Houmas House where you will be able to view various pieces of period artwork and artifacts while learning more about how the estate came to be more than two centuries ago.

Gardens

The Houmas House Gardens make up an incredible 38 acres and include plants that are indigenous to Louisiana -- no matter the season, you’ll find lush vegetation growing at all times thanks to the state’s warm, subtropical climate. Enjoy an evening walk through the gardens where you just might stumble upon lotus and lily pads floating atop ponds or find a nice spot to sit where you can enjoy the fragrance of full blooms in the breeze.

Great River Road Museum

Recently added, the Great River Road Museum was built to reflect the history and influence the Mississippi River has had on transportation, commerce and culture. At 35,000 square feet, the museum boasts an outdoor amphitheater, great hall and event space. Guests to the museum can expect exhibits and artifacts illustrating life on the Mississippi. Admission is not included in your mansion tour ticket but can be purchased upon your arrival to the museum.

Restaurants

While menus are updated seasonally, you can expect traditional Louisiana cuisine all year round at the Houmas House’s on-site restaurants, Latil’s Landing and The Carriage House. Think andouille gumbo, shrimp po-boys, bread pudding and more! Looking for an after-dinner drink? Try Turtle Bar. Or, if it’s wine you want, be sure to visit the Wine Cellars at Houmas House where more than 500 varietals of wine are housed in what used to be water cisterns.

To learn more about the Houmas House or to book your stay today, visit houmashouse.com.

COVID-19 Update:

The Houmas House is open for mansion tours and indoor dining at The Carriage House. Latil’s Landing is currently closed, but the Carriage House is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and both outdoor and indoor seating are available. They are operating at 50% capacity and reservations are required for indoor dining.  Please note, servers and staff will be wearing face coverings and disposable menus, salt and pepper and other items will be used. Each table and chair will be sanitized between seatings. No parties exceeding 10 will be seated together. Thank you to guest for their understanding as they navigate uncharted territory. They will do their very best to give guests a pleasant and safe dining experience. Please visit houmashouse.com/restaurants for the latest information on restaurant openings and closings.

Cynthia Calvert
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As a kid, my folks ]were friends with the folks who ran/managed Houmas House and we used to spend the weekends there playing and just being kids. This house has secret passages inside it and the world was just full of wonder at this place,...

As a kid, my folks ]were friends with the folks who ran/managed Houmas House and we used to spend the weekends there playing and just being kids. This house has secret passages inside it and the world was just full of wonder at this place, movies were made here and so were a lot of memories. Wonderful place to visit.

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