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.
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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.
|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.