Discovering The Historic Distric
New Orleans Travel Blog› entry 4 of 4 › view all entries
January 7th, 2008 – by: o_dog
Old mansions or properties always bring some sense of mystery and unique attraction. For the eyes that are used to contemporary or modern designs, old mansions ooze out mystic characteristics that are admirable from different angles depending upon where you see them. Well, they can sometimes be spooky. It was the first impression I got when I made reservation to with the LaMothe House in New Orleans, but I was more curious than spooked.
The house turned-to-be an inn was built in 1839. It is now located just adjacent to Bourbon and Royal Street. It is very strategically located -- within minutes to the French Quarter, the French Market, Cafe du Monde -- some of the targets of New Orleans visitors.
This is an excerpt from the information sheet about the hotel:
"In 1860, the four-hand carved Corinthian columns were added to the double entrance. Also added were the twin winding stairways with hand-turned mahogany rails that sweep up to the second floorreception and third floor suites. The house's great cypress floor boards and ceiling timbers were hand-hewn and many of the hand-wrought iron fastenings for doors and windows, as well as most of the original rolled glass window panes, have been preserved." ~ LaMothe House
The overall feeling of the house was not big. Rather, it seemed tall and slim. I had a pretty satisfactory stay in the house. And no, there was no ghost in my room.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!