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Madewood Plantation House
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This place is an perfect Southern experience. The food was excellent. We started the night with wine and cheese, proceeded to the dinning room for dinner and was served a 4 course meal, after this superb meal we where invited in the parlour for a night cap. The room made you feel like you where taken back in time and made you feel like royalty. We where woken up by this great lady knocking on our door to serve us our morning coffee. What a special touch!!!! The breakfast was so good and relaxing. This is the full experience of living on a plantation.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank France S
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Great place, fantastic food and wonderful people -- especially Angie! I was part of a bike tour group, and we stayed two nights. The tour with Woman Tours was exceptional, and Madewood was a highlight.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Edith M
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

My husband and I have stayed at Madewood twice. This time we took our 17 year old daughter and her friend on our way to NOLA to a wedding and a Tulane tour. We will return again. It is a beautiful home with the most hospitable, helpful staff. Staying at Madewood is unique. It is not a hotel, it is a home. Do not expect a modern hotel. If that is your expectation, then you will be disappointed and will miss the whole point. If you want to see and experience a real plantation home, the Madewood will exceed your expectations. Angie and her staff are amazing! She made both of our stays special. She even had a cake for my husband's birthday! My teenage daughter and her friend are convinced they saw a ghost of a caretaker in the back yard! This is a very special place that I encourage you to experience for yourself. Eating breakfast/dinner and having drinks with the other guests is an enlightening experience. We met people from all over the world and even used Google Translator to converse!

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Thank KMCary
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

This Henry Howard plantation is one of the great show places of South Louisiana. The grounds, cemetery and views enhance the magnificent architecture.
However, I would strongly suggest that you book in the main building. The 3-bedroom "cabin" with the screened porch looks charming FROM THE OUTSIDE, and the porch is pleasant. BUT the interior leaves much to be desired. It looks like a roadside junk shop. It's in bad need of repair, and should NOT be offered to guests.

Room Tip: STAY IN THE MAIN BUILDING - or visit and spend the night elsewhere.
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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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gee2u, Front Office Manager at Madewood Plantation House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

We are delighted that these guests, descendants of the builder and original owner of Madewood, found the mansion so impressive, and we thank them for the compliments.

But why the unkind words about Freeman Cottage, the modest cabin of the Freeman family, who lived in it for seven generations after being brought from North Carolina to Louisiana as slaves by Thomas Pugh, builder of Madewood? The cottage is not listed or pictured on our website, and is only offered at a reasonable rate to families or groups such as this that need additional accommodations. No one would be able to book this accommodation online; in fact, no one would even know about it were it not for this review.

We have restored pieces of the cottage's cypress and oak original furniture, which is completely different from that of the mansion; and there is no way that it, and other furniture and accessories in the cottage could be considered junk. In fact, it is where the owner and his wife prefer to stay on the property.

Perhaps these guests were so overwhelmed by the beauty of the mansion and its furnishings that they were blind to the simple charm of Freeman Cottage.

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

What a delightful experience it was to stay here. After touring far less spectacular plantations with less impressive furnishings, it felt amazing to move about and enjoy the home like a real guest with gracious host in an amazing southern plantation. From getting dressed up for wine and cheese in the library before dinner to sleeping in an antique canopy bed and then getting served coffee in our room on a silver plater everything to made me feel l transported back to another place and time. The personal touches in the home like photos and news clipping of family members and the opportunity to have a nice conversation with Kieth (the owner) and other guests made for a warm and enjoyable personal experience. The price seemed high originally but once I factored in the wine and cheese, a three course dinner and breakfast into the equation, the price seemed reasonable.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: 4250 Highway 308, Napoleonville, LA 70390-8737
Region: United States > Louisiana > Napoleonville
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Napoleonville
Price Range: $346 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Madewood Plantation House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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