A historic inn makes it feel as though you’ve traveled back in time a few generations, especially if the innkeeper goes by the name Great Great Grandma. Enjoy old-fashioned hospitality with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $149 for a two-night stay in the Azalea, Camellia, Wisteria, or Magnolia standard room for two (a $298 value)
- $189 for a two-night stay in the Fairfax or Murphy suite for two (a $378 value)
- $219 for a three-night stay in a standard room for two (a $447 value)
- $279 for a three-night stay in a suite for two (a $567 value)
Guests receive a complimentary creole breakfast each morning of their stay. Groupon customers also receive 15% off any service at Argus Spa, one free round of golf with the purchase of a round at The Atchafalaya golf course, and one free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees at The Atchafalaya Restaurant.
The Fairfax House
In view of the historic Bayou Teche, across a manicured emerald lawn, and down a path lined with century-old oak trees and bamboo stalks stands The Fairfax House. Built in 1852 by one John Barrett Murphy for his daughter Martha, the former sugarcane plantation remained a family home for decades—until it was transformed into an elegant country inn. The current owners have restored the property, preserving 19th-century elements such as impressive gardens and a gently curved, floating central staircase. But they've also added modern amenities such as jacuzzi tubs (each room has its own attached bath) and wi-fi.
Inside The Fairfax House's six ornately appointed rooms, antique furnishings and luxury linens complement antique artwork from around the globe. Wide plantation-style shutters let natural light sneak in throughout the day, and many rooms offer access to the home's two levels of wide, rocker-equipped porches. Guests gather in the communal living room or the dining room, where the staff serves a Creole-style breakfast each morning. Once their bellies are full, they might head out to a nearby spa or wander past some of the City of Franklin's early-19th-century buildings that have made it onto the National Register of Historic Places—about 420 in all, making Franklin an extremely affordable housing market for ghosts.