Louisiana Lodging for Bird Watching Vacations

Stay at Best Western and enjoy the many charms of St. Francisville located on U.S. Scenic Highway 61 between Baton Rouge and Natchez, Louisiana. Browse through the many antique stores in the heart of the town and enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine at quaint restaurants surrounded by splendid oak trees draped in delicate moss. Parker Memorial Park located in the town center is the ideal location for special events such as weddings and family picnics. Each March the West Feliciana Historical Society is proud to sponsor the annual Audubon Pilgrimage where visitors can tour the unspoiled area made famous by James Audubon where he painted a number of his bird folios.
Best Western   St. Francisville        225-635-5851

The Cottage Plantation offers the unique alternative to local motels and hotels in an overnight accommodation with irresistible charm and ambiance of the old south. This Plantation getaway is both private and relaxing. The overnight lodging is located just north of St. Francisville which is 30 minutes from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. St. Francisville, Louisiana is a charming small town community known as the, "English Plantation Country" as well as, John J. Audubon's "Happy Land". There is a swimming pool, croquet and horse shoes on the premises plus bird watchers will be treated to a variety of birds and wildlife both on and near the grounds.
Cottage Plantation   St. Francisville        225-635-3176

Shelby J's RV Park  provides R. V. full hook- ups available, 50 and 30 amp service available. Washateria on the grounds. Large lots. We are located at 14189 Hwy 10, Saint Francisville, LA. You can call us at 225-721-1177 or 225-635-4246. Touring the many historic plantation homes in the area is a favorite pastime and for you birder's do not miss the Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration - July 27, 28, 2012 and other events during the year. The Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge has 9,623 acres open to hiking, canoeing, birding, photography and fishing. If you like to kick back and relax with friends on green grass instead of concrete, we have just the place for you.
Shelby J's RV Park   St. Francisville        225-721-1177

Lake Rosemound Inn Bed & Breakfast is on a 190 acre private lake and bird sanctuary in West Feliciana Parish hill country amid towering trees and rolling hills.  Four beautiful guest rooms, King and Queen beds, with all the amenities plus Jacuzzis for two.  Fish, canoe, peddle boat, bird watch, tour antebellum homes or hike at Clark Creek.  Game room with pool table, darts, ping pong and “help yourself” ice cream bar.  Guest available large kitchen with inside and outside grills.  Annual Hummingbird festival last weekend in July.  The perfect place for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or anniversary lodging.  Children and pets welcome.  MC, V, AE, D; HC
Lake Rosemound Inn   St. Francisville        225-635-3176

On a 4-acre wooded hilltop bird sanctuary in the Historic District of Saint Francisville, Shadetree Inn offers tranquility and rejuvenation in three private, unique and very romantic hideaways. Shadetree Inn is conveniently located at the edge of the historic district within walking distance of quaint shops and excellent restaurants. You will see many lovely pre-civil war homes along the way. Situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, St. Francisville is one-half hour north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana's capitol, only two hours north of New Orleans, and one hour south of Natchez, Miss. Shadetree is rated #1 B&B in St. Francisville.
Shadetree Inn   St. Francisville        225-635-6116

Considered the best and most original interpretation of American Greek Revival architecture in the nation, Bocage Plantation is a historic treasure not to be missed. Steeped in history with ties to Christopher Columbus and the early colonization of America, the magnificent mansion was designed by famous architect James Dakin and built in 1837.The second-level grand rooms overlook the levee that fronts the Mississippi River. Handsome double parlors open onto the front gallery that provides a panoramic view of the 100-acre plantation. Bocage Plantation is listed in the top 6 nicest hotels in Louisiana. A Bird watcher's paradise.
Bocage Plantation   Darrow        225-588-8000

This stunning apartment is perfect for birders to walk and travel to ideal birding locations in and around the New Orleans and south Louisiana region. Charming French Quarter apartment located in the quiet, residential stretch of Bourbon Street. This 750 square foot unit is luxuriously furnished with Louisiana Creole antique furniture, including a Queen Four Poster bed in each of the two bedrooms. It is the ideal home away from home, with wireless internet, cable on a flat screen TV with DVD player, and a fully furnished kitchen. Apartment opens onto lush patio with tropical plants and bubbling fountain. This is a bright and airy apartment with 13-foot ceilings, original hardwood floors, and three fireplaces, and central air and heat. This apartment has been recently featured in the book Creole Houses by John Lawrence. Conveniently located near restaurants, groceries, pharmacy, hardware store, bars and parks. Cleaning and laundry services are available. Birding info:  http://www.jjaudubon.net/sanctuaries
1109 Bourbon street  New Orleans              504-481-4790 (Peter Patout)

One of the few remaining Greek Revival Southern Antebellum Homes, Bienvenue House Bed and Breakfast was built in 1830  (National Register of Historic Places).  The home entirely built from cypress wood has hand blown glass windows, cypress floors and period antiques.  Each of the four bedrooms has a fireplace and bathroom with antique claw foot bathtub. In the mornings a full gourmet breakfast is provided. Centrally located to many wildlife/bird-watching areas:  Lake Martin (Nature Conservancy Rookery) area to alligators, egrets, herons, Roseate Spoonbills surrounded by ancient cypress tress (Cajun country swamp tours), Avery Island with the famous Bird City Egret Rookery, Atachfalaya Basin (largest wetland northern hemisphere) and close to the Creole Nature Trail that has over 300 species of birds with large migrations in fall, spring and winter (listed as Top 10 Birding Destination).
Bienvenue House Bed & Breakfast   St. Martinville              337-394-9100

Myers Landing RV Park is located on Beautiful Mermentau River near the Lacassine Refuge approximately 8 miles southwest of Lake Arthur, Louisiana. Our RV sites are situated under huge live oak and pecan trees full of Spanish moss making for a beautiful picturesque scene with plenty shade for your RVing pleasure. Myers Landing and RV Park has a club house with heat and A/C, kitchen, restrooms, and tables provided for groups. We  have LP Gas, grocery store, playground, fishing supplies,  18-hole mini golf course, and boat launch. The Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge is primarily a freshwater marsh with 3,346 acres with ducks, geese, shorebirds, wading birds, marsh birds, egrets and yes alligators.
Myers Landing RV Park   Lake Arthur              337-774-2338    
Our well appointed Acadian cottage provides the perfect home base for touring Cajun country or just relaxing in New Iberia for a few days. Sit on the front porch, surrounded by century-old oaks draped in spanish moss and watch the tugboats go by on beautiful Bayou Teche. Bayou Teche Cottage sits on three acres overlooking Bayou Teche in the heart of historic New Iberia. There could scarcely be a better way to appreciate the Queen City of the Teche than to spend a night in this simple, two-room, 18th-century cottage on the bank of the bayou, down the road from downtown attractions. Guests are left on their own, with self-service breakfast items provided in the refrigerator. The house canoe is also at your disposal. Bird watcher's bring your camera we have lot's of birds and wildlife.
Bayou Teche Cottage   New Iberia                   337-364-1933

Sunnyside Motel is within walking Distance To Restaurants, Suites Available, Room Voice Mail, Microwaves & Refrigerators, Large Pool Area, Large Color Television, Irons & Ironing Boards, In Room Coffee, Hair Dryers, Free Premium Cable. You can find us at 700 W Veterans Meml Dr, Kaplan, LA 70548  Cross Streets: Near the intersection of W Veterans Meml Dr and N Wilson Ave REVIEW: I stay at this hotel everytime I'm in Kaplan, the staff is great, and the rooms are very clean and smell very good!!! Stayed at the sunnyside motel once thought i gave it a shot, was kind of sweet too..HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! A bird watcher's paradise.
Sunnyside Motel   Kaplan               337-643-7181

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