NEW! Private 2-BR Lanaux King Ste w/balcony Fr.Qtr
NEW 2-bdrm. king suite w/ balcony where the French Quarter meets Frenchmen St.
ABOUT THE LANAUX 2-BEDROOM SUITE: Our namesake two-bedroom king suite is as beautiful as it is spacious, combining original period architecture with an elegant Parisian theme and all the modern comforts you could want — A/C, wi-fi, smart HDTVs, and more. A private balcony, en-suite bathroom, sunlit atrium kitchenette, and king-sized pillow-tops in separate bedrooms invite you to stay right next door to your friends, yet still enjoy a space of your own. Vaulted 14-foot ceilings soar high above it all, adding to the sense of openness and grandeur. MORE ABOUT THE SPACE: The Lanaux Mansion is a historic bed & breakfast at the intersection connecting the lively French Quarter with the famous jazz and blues district of the Faubourg-Marigny — a.k.a. Frenchmen Street. The mansion consists of two deluxe 1-bedroom suites, one massive 2-bedroom suite, and one separate cottage suite, all with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Ground-level suites have private entrances, while the second-floor suites share a common staircase just inside the mansion's front door. This listing describes the Lanaux 2-Bedroom Suite on the second floor. This is our namesake accommodation, and one of our finest. It features spacious living areas, a private balcony, an en-suite bathroom with shower and vanity area, and a sunny atrium-style kitchenette overlooking the courtyard. Beautifully renovated, these massive rooms combine the classic architecture and detailing of the period with every modern comfort you could want — wi-fi, individually controlled air-conditioning and heat, smart HDTVs, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea station, and more. When it’s time to sleep, two pillow-top king beds in large separate bedrooms let you stay right next door to your companions while still enjoying space of your own. There’s even a convenient daybed for a fifth guest in the main room and a futon for a sixth guest in the second bedroom. if you’re traveling with a child or additional friend. Everything you need is right here for you in the Lanaux Two-Bedroom Suite, though we imagine you won’t spend too much time inside. After all, you’re mere steps away from the city’s best entertainment, restaurants, and bars. NEED SPACE FOR MORE FRIENDS? For even bigger parties, you can add the adjoining Ruthie’s Balcony Suite (https://www.vrbo.com/2089869), also upstairs in the main house. You can sleep another four by booking the Wieland Suite along with Sophie’s Enchanted Cottage, downstairs off our courtyard. Here's the link to this combination listing: https://www.vrbo.com/2012644 ... (*Subject to availability.) ABOUT THE LOCATION Step outside the Lanaux Mansion and cross the street to hit the bars and restaurants of the French Quarter, or walk around the corner to find the myriad music spots on Frenchmen Street. You're about a block from either. Also within a few minutes' stroll are the famous and sprawling French Market, the legendary beignets and coffee of the Cafe du Monde, the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral, and the paddle-wheeled riverboats along the Mississippi waterfront — not to mention more bars, restaurants, museums, curio shops, and art galleries than you could possibly ever visit in one trip. The dream-like settings of Audubon Park and City Park, with their massive moss-covered oaks and glorious mansions lining the nearby avenues, are a short drive or bike ride away. Further afield, you have the deep Louisiana bayous full of gators and cajuns alike, plus historic battlefields and plantations to tour. You couldn’t possibly see and do everything New Orleans has to offer . . . but you can sure have fun trying! So grab a drink and start planning your trip now. Or come with no plan at all. Either way, having a great time in the Big Easy is, well, easy. ABOUT THE LANAUX MANSION: You might recognize the stately Italianate mansion at 547 Esplanade from "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," just one of the many films and TV shows in which it’s been featured. The house itself is a star, with a fascinating past. But it’s not just its good looks and pedigree that make the French Quarter Lanaux Mansion so attractive. It’s the unbeatable location at the corner of Chartres Street and Esplanade Avenue — which literally straddles the line between the rollicking French Quarter scene and the famous music clubs and jazz dens of Frenchman Street. Sitting on the balcony with a drink in your hand, you might hear the blare of trumpets from nearby Frenchmen Street, the drums of a parade on Esplanade, and the whistle of a riverboat rolling down the mighty Mississippi, just two blocks away. If you’re lucky, you might even catch the spectacle of a second-line or jazz funeral during your stay here. Built in 1879 by wealthy attorney Charles Andrew Johnson, the house has played host to not only actors and film crews, but to prominent figures of history including southern general Robert E. Lee and others. Some even claim there’s a ghost among its distinguished list of guests. Wallpaper from around the time of the American Civil War still adorns the massive double parlors downstairs, as does much of the home’s original furniture. The vaulted guest-room ceilings soar high overhead. And the decor is a fine mix of classic period architecture and stylish upscale amenities. In 140 years, it has changed owners only four times. Most recently, it was the gregarious and accomplished New Orleanian businesswoman Ruth Bodenheimer who ran the home as a much-loved bed and breakfast for decades until her passing in 2019. Inspired by Ruth’s love for the house and the one-of-a-kind city called New Orleans, her daughter Beth now proudly carries on the legacy of making guests feel welcome and at home here. A NOTE ABOUT COVID-19 Our cleaning team will rigorously disinfect your room before you arrive, sanitizing all surfaces including door handles, remote controls, pushbuttons, light switches, and bathroom fixtures. All dishes, bedding, and linens are washed and disinfected at maximum heat for your safety. We want you to feel comfortable and secure during your stay.
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