Oak Alley Plantation
Guests at the Oak Valley Plantation are transported back to 19th-century America. This working sugar plantation is set in over five sq km of land. The daily tours of this antebellum property covers a portion of this land and includes a visit to the old slave quarters and the Civil War exhibit. For a memorable, Deep South experience, visitors can opt to stay in one of the guest houses, located in the grounds not far from the main house.
Guests can choose between the century-old cottages or newly constructed deluxe cottages. They are all fully equipped with air-conditioning, a coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, basic utensils and memory foam mattresses. The modern cottages are uncluttered and secluded, overlooking the grounds. The majority have cable TV and electric fireplaces. The older cottages are more rustic but equally comfortable and secure.
Set in a rural area of Louisiana along the banks of the Mississippi, Oak Valley is peacefully remote, around an hour’s drive from New Orleans.
Food and Drink
The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. For your evening meal, you can make use of the self-catering facilities in your cottage, or there are several restaurants around half an hour's drive away - staff will be happy to book you a table. Alternatively, the day before your arrival you can arrange for the property's chef to prepare a meal for you in advance, which is then delivered to your cottage the following evening.
Oak Alley is one of the only plantations in the South that directly engages in the history of slavery that occurred there, commemorating the enslaved men and women and the part they played in American history. The daily guided tours are extremely educational and the guesthouses give people the chance to stay on a working sugar plantation.