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Abandon All Hope, Halloween in the Swamp 2010 – Episode 003 – The Myrtles Plantation St. Francisville, Louisiana
In this episode we talk with Mrs. Hester, Manager Of The Myrtles Plantation. She takes us back into the history of this beautiful, yet very haunted, home. Built in 1796 this current day bed & breakfast is nestled among the ancient oaks on it’s present 10 +/- acres, of its once 5000 acres. It’s present quiet, serene beauty is in contrast to the violence that the home has been witness to in it’s 214 years of existence. Mrs. Hester recounts the history of the home, grounds and stories relating to some of the plantation’s more “permanent” residents.
The home, as we mentioned, is a functioning bed & breakfast and has a number of rooms both in the home and located around the grounds. It also has a wonderful restaurant & gift shop on grounds. In addition to overnight rooms the plantation offers both daytime standard tours & nighttime “mystery” tours.
More information on the plantation can be found at: http://www.myrtlesplantation.com/.
Hours and information can be found below:*
HISTORIC TOURS DAILY: 9 AM TO 5:00 PM, EVERY HOUR AND HALF HOUR; $8 PER PERSON, $4 CHILDREN 12 & UNDER
MYSTERY TOURS: FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS AT 6, 7 & 8 PM; $10 PER PERSON, RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
Room Rates and Descriptions
We would like to thank you for your interest in The Myrtles Plantation. We operate year round as a full service Bed & Breakfast. Below you will find a brief description of each room along with the current rates. All rates are based strictly on double occupancy, with the exception of The Caretaker’s Cottage, which sleeps up to 4. All rooms include a continental breakfast and a historical tour of the home. There will be an 11% tax added to the total cost of all overnight stays.
Guest room on the 1st floor of the home:
We have one overnight guest room on the 1st floor of the home: The General David Bradford Suite has one large bedroom with a four-poster full size bed and a private sitting room. Two verandahs adjoin the suite. This room has a private bath with a shower. $230.00 per night
Guest Rooms located upstairs in the main house:
The Judge Clarke Woodruff Suite is the only room with access to the foyer and main staircase at the close of the day. It has a large bedroom with a sitting area and a four-poster queen size bed. This room has a private bath with a tub. $230.00 per night
The Fannie Williams Room has a full size bed, private bath with a shower that is located in the hallway just a few steps away from the room. $175.00 per night
The Ruffin-Stirling Room has a large four-poster queen size bed, private bath with a shower also located a few steps away from the room, in the hallway. $175.00 per night
The William Winters Room has a four-poster queen size bed and private bath with a tub in the room. $200.00 per night
The John W. Leake Room has a four-poster full size bed and a private bath with a shower in the room. $200.00 per night
Guest Rooms located on the grounds:
The Caretaker’s Cottage is a rustic cottage with a queen size bed, a set of bunk beds and private bath with a shower. It has a fenced yard, a front porch and is located behind The General Bradford House. $250.00 per night
The Azalea, Camellia, Magnolia, and Oleander Garden Rooms each has a queen size bed and a private bath with an antique clawfoot tub. $115.00 per night
- Rates are current as of October 5, 2010 but are subject to change without notice. Please visit the Myrtles Plantation web site for current information.