Monday, June 24, 2013

Michebelle Inn {Bed and Breakfast}

 Michebelle Inn is a historic home just minutes from I-12 in the heart of Hammond, LA. Managed by David and Sandra Bradley, a 3rd generation hotelier, Michebelle Inn is home to a romantic bed and breakfast, restaurant and events such as weddings, family reunions, bridal showers, teas, dinners and much more.

The Michebelle was purchased in 1905 for $2,750.00 by the McGehee family. The home was purchased in 1998 by Chef Michel and Isabel Marcais and became the Michebelle Inn.
To read more about this historic home, click here

The home consist of 4 bedrooms each with their own bath. Each room has it's own name and different amenities. You can choose from a room with or without a balcony, a room with a jacuzzi tub or a shower. They also offer suites. To learn more about their rooms and suites, click here.

We stayed in the "Evangeline" Room which was adorned with matching custom drapes, window treatments, pillows and upholstered chairs all done by Miss Isabel Marcais. It featured an elegantly canopied king size bed and gave a light Caribbean feel. Other features include a TV, wireless internet, writing desk and a private full bath with whirlpool tub.
To the right, take notice that there are french doors that lead out onto the front balcony. The balcony gave way to the street view, front gardens and the water fountain. We enjoyed a late visit on the balcony and was surprised that we were not bombarded with the sounds of the city life or mosquitoes. One of the biggest things that has stuck out in my mind is the smell of the sheets. I'm not sure what they washed them with but it had to be something with lavender. Every time I turned over during the night, I was awoke with this very relaxing aromatic smell. It immediately brought a smile to me face.

Evangeline's whirlpool tub

Statue in the garden

 To top it all off, Michebelle has it's own spa house. You can take a swim in their indoor pool, work out or relax in their hot tub. The greatest part of this spa house is it's many windows and the glass dome ceiling. It definitely lets you "be" outside without actually being outside. Oh and don't let me forget, it has it's own bathroom, a sauna and a courtyard with tables and chairs.

Let me not forget about breakfast. After all, it is a "bed and breakfast" right? The night before Sandra asked what time we wanted breakfast served. We got to choose. How awesome was that! We were served by David, the chef, fresh crispy croissants, hot coffee, orange juice, fruit salad topped with whipped cream and a vegetable "Louisiana style" egg omelet that was just to die for. Wow! That alone was worth at least $60.00

The owners have done a really good job in taking care of the gardens, preserving the history of the home as well as making this inn a place where you can escape from all the hustle an bustle of life and just surround yourself with history, beauty and nature

I will never forget our experience at the Michebelle Inn and with Sandra and David. They went out of our way to make sure we were welcomed and that our every need was met.

If you are ever in the Hammond, LA area, you must take my word for it and make sure you stop and stay at the Michebelle Inn. Be sure to tell them we sent you.

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