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Oak Alley Plantation

Gelegen aan de rivier de Mississippi tussen de historische steden van Louisiana, New Orleans en Baton Rouge, vindt u de vermaarde Oak Alley Plantation, ook wel de 'Grande Dame of the Great River Road' genoemd.

Vanaf € 95,- p.p.p.n. bij een 2pk Offerte Meer info



Impressies





Over Oak Alley Plantation

Nergens anders in het zuiden vindt u zo'n spectaculaire omgeving! De honderden meters lange entree van de plantage met haar gigantische eiken, vermoedelijk bijna 300 jaar oud (!), vormt een indrukwekkende laan die leidt naar het klassieke antebellum plantagehuis in Griekse bouwstijl. Dit huis is open voor bezichtiging, onder leiding van in traditionele outfit geklede gidsen. Op het terrein bevinden zich tevens enkele cottages, die nu dienst doen als accommodatie. Ze zijn zeer ruim, comfortabel en uitgerust met centrale airconditioning, koffiezetapparaat en natuurlijk zaken als een koelkast en draadloos internet. U kunt ontspannen wandelingen maken over de weelderige gronden of op de oever van de machtige Mississippi uitkijken naar passerende schepen. Een uitgebreid 'country-breakfast' is inbegrepen.

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Hotelnaam:
Oak Alley Plantation
Plaats/regio:
Vacherie
Code:
H14599
Klasse:
Vanafprijs:
v.a. € 95 (per persoon, bij een 2pk)




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Kamerbeschrijvingen


Elke cottage heeft een eigen nummer en specifieke inrichting.

Cottage 3: Goed ingericht, 2 aparte slaapkamers en een woonkamer met een kitchenette. Verder is de cottage voorzien van airconditioning, televisie, strijkplank en -ijzer, een compleet ingerichte badkamer met (bubbel)bad en douche en een terras.

Cottage 4: Zoals Cottage 3, kleiner en een badkamer met bad/douche.

Cottage 5a en b: Zoals Cottage 3, 1 aparte slaapkamer en een woonkamer met een kitchenette. Cottages 5a en b hebben een gezamenlijke veranda en geen televisie.

Cottage 6: Zoals Cottage 3, kleiner, met veranda en carport en badkamer met bad/douche.



Ligging

Oak Alley Plantation is gelegen aan de rivier de Mississippi tussen de historische steden Louisiana, New Orleans en Baton Rouge, vlakbij de plaats Vacherie.

Aantal kamers

13

Faciliteiten

• Restaurant (voor ontbijt & lunch)
• Gift shop

Het plaatsje Vacherie (2500 inwoners) is strategisch gelegen tussen de steden New Orleans en Baton Rouge in de staat Louisiana. In dit traditionele ‘Deep South’ plantagegebied kunt u in historische plantagehuizen overnachten.

"Great one of a kind getaway "

   08-04-2017
We just had the best experience of the year. We went to Oak Ally plantation, spent the night in their cottages. From there we went to tour other plantations on river road. There are dozens and dozens of them. Oak Ally is magnificent. Absolutely beautiful and professionally maintained. The 300 hundred year old trees are spectacular. The Cottage and it could not have been better. Beautiful well kept a fairly new. This is not rustic living. You can roam the grounds at night and breakfast is wonderful a free. Best of all a truly quiet night. We loved it. We met folks from France on one side and Texas on the other. Everyone raved about the accommodations and the staff could not have been nicer. Go see the Laura house down the road. An authentic Creole plantation. The 1 and half hour tour is an education in the French sugar world of the 1800's. One of the few with much of the original furniture and artifacts. Beware of local speed traps. They are everywhere and they love tourists.

"Beautiful grounds, wonderful cabin, amazing staff"

   01-04-2017
We spent the night in cabin 5, and everything was top-notch. The staff was amazingly friendly and welcoming. We walked around the grounds first, and then checked in. They welcome you with a complimentary lemonade, and then escort you to your cabin, where every detail is explained. Our cabin had a sitting/eating room, the bedroom, and a big bathroom with a claw foot tub. The cabins were built before electricity (as least ours was), and have a lot of charm. We purchased meals and drinks, which were waiting for us when we arrived. You reheat the meals in a microwave/conventional oven. The food was good, but undoubtedly suffered from being prepared, refrigerated, and reheated. The overall experience was one of being very well taken care of.

"Great base for touring Plantation Country"

   06-03-2017
My wife and I were very happy with our two night stay in cottage #4 at Oak Alley Plantation. We made this our base while touring the Louisiana Plantation Country, and were glad that we did. The staff was very hospitable, greeted us with cups of lemonade, and had taken the trouble to replace the feather pillows in our cottage (we are allergic to feathers and had sent an email asking for polyester pillows, something that not every hotel or B&B will do). We found our cottage to be very comfortable with modern facilities, while the style was very carefully chosen to blend with the ante-bellum surroundings. The Plantation House and grounds were very impressive, and the best feature of staying here is that you have access to the grounds after all the daytime tourists have departed. Breakfast is included, and we found the café to be excellent for both breakfast and lunch. They are closed for dinner but will provide a packaged dinner upon request. Keep this in mind because when you arrive late in the day, as we did, it can be a very long drive to find a good restaurant on a Monday evening in this part of rural Louisiana.

"Our stay in Cabin 6"

   18-02-2017
We drove from Houston to Oak Alley Plantation (after a long haul flight from Australia). After several stops, and getting lost (we went the wrong way at Baton Rouge (I blame the GPS), we arrived at about midnight and were very tired. We had previously ordered dinner (we thought we would arrive at about 8.30pm). Dinner was waiting for us in the fridge so all we needed to do was heat it up. I recommend ordering dinner particularly should you be arriving late as there is quite a distance from the plantation to the closest (and open) restaurant/store. The food was tasty (gumbo etc) and was a good size. The mint julip was very nice as well. We called them to let them know we would be (very) late, so the directions/keys were waiting for us at the place they said they would be. There were clear directions to the cabin which is located on the plantation, a little way from the big house. The cabin itself was well appointed and very, very comfortable. The photos on their website are accurate. The kitchen was full sized and had everything you would need (we only stayed one night, so other than the microwave and crockery we didn't use it). The bed was the most comfortable bed we slept in for the entire trip (which was for 6 weeks). Breakfast the next day was included in the accommodation fee. The waitress was very pleasant and was knowledgeable about the area and the plantation. Breakfast was good and we had our first taste of grits. We decided to stay at the plantation as we wanted to walk around the plantation (before the crowds) and see the 'big house' first thing before travelling on to New Orleans. I would highly recommend staying here.

"Context"

   13-02-2017
Oak Alley should ask guests to respect the setting they're stepping into before they enter. Not everyone goes on plantation tours for the same reasons. While I do respect that, those who run this place should make a point of requesting visitors to be mindful of the other guests who may have hearts, souls, and feelings. The tourists are what made the visit "bad". I will still say that I'm glad I had the opportunity, and also that the guide was sure to bring up the context of slavery throughout. However, the family who owned the land was the focus of the tour. Little information was given about those held captive. The slave quarters is a self-guided tour, while the big house comes with guides in period attire. Being of color, I didn't appreciate the period garb very much. It seemed to make light of the history of the place we were visiting. The gift shop, the mint julep stand at the big house... it just all felt a little morbid. I did try the mint juleps and they were good (I needed a drink when it was all over). I'm glad that these places are still around so that we can learn about and see these pieces of our nation's history. It's just a tour better done with a group for educational purposes, imho.


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