When our favorite B&B ( Judge Porter House) was booked for our last minute get away we decided on the Andrew Morris House because it has the same owners and we were certain it would have the same high standards and perfect location. We were not disappointed!
We stayed in the Henry room because the larger suites were already booked. We were a little concerned that it might be a small room and since it is located on the first floor facing the street and near the stairway, I was a bit worried that it might be noisy as well. Both concerns were non-issues. The room was just lovely and well appointed. We were also blissfully unaware of other guest activity and street noise was not an issue either. We slept like babies after spending the day driving to see the nearby plantations ( a must do!).
When you arrive you will be given a key to the house and your room so not having a host to greet you is not a problem . We really enjoy having the quaintness of a B&B but our independence and privacy so this style of accommodations (with proprietor not on site) is perfect for us. If you have any questions or needs, you can easily reach the inn keeper by phone. There is also a refreshment area for quests with ice maker, cold drinks and wine bucket and glasses if you wish to take advantage of a beverage in your room. The bedside chocolates and the quality GilChrist toiletries are a nice touch of luxury. If you want to tune into the world there is a flat screen TV and free wi-fi too.
The gourmet breakfast that we had loved so much at the Judge Porter is also the standard at this property. The dining room is beautifully appointed and the two course breakfast was delicious both mornings...but what stood out for us was our wonderful innkeeper, Charles. He was just delightful and a great example of what "Southern Hospitality" is really all about. He takes great pride in making sure his guests are enjoying their stay and he entertained us with stories of the history of Natchitoches from a local's perspective. He is truly charming and added such a personal touch to our visit. (He even shares recipes!)
If you are the type of traveler that enjoys the B&B experience, but also values your independence and privacy, then this will be the perfect match for you. Tasteful decorating, wonderful breakfast, and a historical gem of a town to explore makes this the perfect weekend getaway for us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Andrew Morris House is a Historic Louisiana antebellum planters cottage built around 1855. The beautiful home is located directly in the center of the National Landmark district just steps away from Historic Front Street. Recently renovated, the Andrew Morris House has beautifully appointed one and two bedroom suites, King and Queen Sized beds with updated private and spacious bathrooms with 1 or two person Jacuzzis. ... more less