Recently awarded the 2015 Louie Award for being Louisiana’s Accommodation of the Year, the Stockade Bed and Breakfast at 8860 Highland Road in Baton Rouge offers a home away from home and MORE. Nightly rates include a full breakfast, cable TV, parking, snacks, beverages, and 24-hour-a-day access to Anytime Fitness which is right across the street. It is named after the Union stockade that set up camp on the site during the Civil War and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Innkeeper Janice DeLerno was an art dealer for 35 years. She originally wanted to run an art gallery on Highland Road but was never able to get the zoning approved. Her Plan B was this Bed and Breakfast. Her guests, however, feel that they have a top-notch Plan A experience because they enjoy an elegant environment surrounded by beautiful original pieces and signed prints created by both Louisiana and European artists.
There are several good restaurants within walking distance or a short drive. George’s Southside location is about a block away. In 225BatonRouge, a website of area businesses, George’s has consistently won awards for its hamburgers and Po’ Boys. For insanely delicious tapas, visit Restaurant IPO, or for an elegant, white tablecloth lunch or dinner, Galatoire’s Bistro is exceptional. But, in a city this size, there are hundreds of options.
Exterior has a garden setting
Distinctive guest rooms
The Rex Room was particularly spacious with a couch, two wing chairs, a desk area, an armoire and a king bed. Bed sheets come from the Comphy Company. You will want to order some for your bedroom at home. They are delightful.
Inviting living room
Famous guests and regular folks
When asked to name the most famous person to ever stay at Stockade Bed and Breakfast, staff members named Anna Paquin, star of “True Blood,” but certainly they will have many more celebrities as the Stockade Bed and Breakfast’s reputation grows. It consistently receives high ratings from satisfied visitors.
If you enjoy museums, there are two outstanding ones in Baton Rouge, Capitol Park Museum and Louisiana State University’s Rural Life Museum. But, of course, eating, shopping, and cheering for the LSU Tigers might take up all of your time.
When visiting Baton Rouge or spending the night on the way to other places, Stockade is a great choice for your lodging.