Hotel at a Glance: The Dansereau House
Built in 1847, The Dansereau House has seen the Civil War and multiple owners, but it's stayed standing through it all. Elegant white columns and a wrap-around veranda and balcony give the hotel a charm that's echoed by its interior decor. During this time, The Dansereau House Bed and Breakfast has been honored with the Louey Award for Accommodation of the Year – Bed and Breakfast. Around town, historic walking tours show off local history, and boat rides down the Bayou Lafourche are available in the spring and fall.
- Unique decor: Each suite is individually decorated with lush carpets, sparkling chandeliers, and wood accents. The Caldwell suite has a soothing blue color scheme, while the Rose suite features a floral-themed decor.
- Enjoy drinks and music on the veranda every Thursday, when live music plays and appetizers are offered. The Drinkery is open every Thursday 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- Room with a view: Look out onto the garden or the streets of historic Thibodaux from your room's balcony.
- Within walking distance: Take a 5-minute walk to Downtown Thibodaux and visit the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, which offers Historic Thibodaux walking tours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Other highlights include casual and fine dining restaurants. Click here for more information.
Surrounding plantations include Madewood, Oak Alley, and Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation. Visit here to learn more!
Thibodaux, Louisiana: Southern Charm and the "Longest Street in the World"
Settled in the 18th century and incorporated as a town by 1830, Thibodaux has a rich history best learned about at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, which displays the furnishings, clothing, and artifacts of the original Cajun settlers. A one-mile historic walking tour is run by the center's guides to point out local bits of history around town as well. Perhaps the town's best-known house is the E. D. White Historic Site, a Greek Revival plantation house that was the former home of Louisiana Governor Edward Douglas White, and then his son, U.S. Chief Justice Edward Douglass White. It is now designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Those hoping to explore what's locally referred to as the "longest street in the world" won't be able to do so on foot. The "street" is really the 106-mile-long Bayou Lafourche, which can be toured by boat in the spring and fall. Kids can explore the the area's past at Bayou County Children's Museum through interactive exhibits about the region's old sugar-cane plantations and Mardi Gras.