New Orleans July 05, 2019
This 223 Year-Old Bed And Breakfast Near New Orleans Is One Of The Most Haunted Places In Louisiana… And You Can Spend The Night
New Orleans may be one of the most haunted cities in the country. The Crescent City is peppered with paranormal hotspots that attract tons of visitors each year, everyone hoping to catch a glimpse of paranormal activity. There is a haunted bed and breakfast that’s located not too far away from New Orleans, and certainly worthy of a weekend getaway. Whether or not it’ll be relaxing… well, that depends on if you’re a believer or not. Let’s check it out.
Tucked away under the canopies of ancient oak lies one of the most haunted homes in the country.
And it’s hiding right in plain sight over in St. Francisville, which is less than an hour away from New Orleans.
Built in 1796, The Myrtles Plantation is more than 200 years old and is one of the most beautiful plantations in the area.
The Creole cottage-style house was the home to General David Bradford, who purchased 600 acres to build the plantation, which was originally called "Laurel Grove."
There are 22 rooms in this two-story bed and breakfast.
Take notice of all the details as you walk through each room. From the intricate molding to the 300-pound chandelier, it’s truly an impressive space.
There’s also a restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal.
Restaurant 1796 features a menu covering everything from iron seared duck to shrimp and grits in a rustic yet elegant setting.
The Myrtles has multiple rooms you can spend the night in.
Your stay comes with a complimentary breakfast and daily mystery tour.
As you take a guided tour of the property, you’ll learn all about the history of this house and the families that have owned it over the years.
And of course, you’ll learn of the ghost stories that have been circulating for generations. The most famous is that of Chloe, a slave who lived on the property in the early 1800s. As the legend goes, Chloe was caught eavesdropping one day and had one of her ears cut off as punishment. In an act of revenge, she baked a poisonous cake to serve to the Woodruffs, the owners of the plantation at the time. The poison was meant for Mr. Woodruff, but her plan backfired and his wife and two daughters ate the cake and died from the poison. Chloe was hanged and thrown into the Mississippi River as punishment. Over the years, many have reported seeing her roam the property and during your visit, you might get the change to have a ghostly sighting for yourself.
Every room has it’s own unique atmosphere and history to it.
And they vary in paranormal activity. You might have a chance to see the famous Chloe or one of the other dozens of ghostly sightings guests have encountered.
For a more private setting, you can stay in one of their cozy cottages or the Caretaker’s Quarters.
Separate from the main house, these cottages offer some privacy and beautiful scenery.
Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or a paranormal experience, a visit to this historic bed and breakfast is just the ticket.
Address: 7747 US Highway 61, Saint Francisville, LA, 70775
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