Southern Elegance at The Stockade in Baton Rouge

Enjoy a luxurious stay at The Stockade in Baton Rouge

If ever I would be tempted to assign the most appropriate word to my experiences of staying at a particular Louisiana bed and breakfast, it would have to be the word genteel. Elegant, graceful, stylish, and refined, The Stockade in Baton Rouge justifies the lexicon of words and phrases that distinguish both the place and the proprietor from its would-be competitors. On second thought, the experience substantially exceeds a descriptive word.

Stay at the elegant Stockade Bed and Breakfast in Baton Rouge, LA

There’s a certain irony attached to the name of this wonderfully comfortable domicile. It seems that during the War of Northern Aggression (sometimes referred to as the American Civil War), The Union Army’s stockade just happened to be located on the very spit of land that the current owner and operator, Janice Delerno, chose to build one of Louisiana’s most hospitable accommodations. Talk about a transformation! From the meticulously manicured landscaping and warmly inviting courtyard outside to the exquisitely appointed guest rooms and cozy common areas inside, The Stockade is one very far cry from the sparse accouterments generally associated with incarceration!

An array of antiques and original artwork festoon each of the six delightfully decorated guestrooms, and as one would expect, the essential modern conveniences—mini-fridges, Wi-Fi, DVDs, flat screen TVs, coffee pots, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, linens—seamlessly blend with the lavish decor. Personally, I especially enjoy the private bathrooms. Prior to discovering The Stockade, I had somehow painted this vision of shared bathrooms and a little too much guest interaction to suit my fancy. No worries at The Stockade. Ah!

Enjoy a luxurious stay at The Stockade in Baton Rouge

Little wonder that The Stockade is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The brick façade, tile roof and touches of ornamental iron are reminiscent of Spain’s late 18th and early 19th century occupation of the region. A stickler for detail, Delerno adroitly preserved the more romantic aspects of the period by creating an architectural replication of European splendor.

While I can’t personally address the “breakfast” part of the guest experience at The Stockade, I can attest to the reality that no one will leave hungry! The dining room always includes fresh fruit, energy bars, munchies and drinks, and, of course, a full breakfast will be prepared for any guest. Judging from the testimonials and photos on the website, Thestockade.com, I’m thoroughly convinced that breakfast aficionados will be more than satiated should they choose to indulge.

Enjoy a luxurious stay at The Stockade in Baton Rouge

Having traipsed across America as a road warrior for most of my professional career, I’ve been privileged to stay in a variety of places, from posh hotels to fleabag traps and from lakeside lodges to rickety cottages. The Stockade in Baton Rouge, in my honest opinion, remains one of the warmest, most inviting, and downright homiest places I’ve ever enjoyed. If ever you find yourself in Baton Rouge, stay there!

Photos courtesy of The Stockade

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