My budget-conscious friends you can now rejoice: low cost accommodation isn’t what it used to be. Forget windowless rooms, terrible connectivity, clinical décor and weak water pressure. Nowadays budget travel means glamour, style, great value and central locations without breaking the bank. Building on travel advice from this serial sleeper, here’s a list of hidden gems in Baton Rouge that wont leave you living on instant noodles.
Centrally Located Creole Cottage
This little cottage on Airbnb just makes you feel happy. It has the charm of a 1960’s movie and makes you feel like you’ve moved back home to your moms. It sleeps up to six, is a great choice for a group of friends, and most of all is in a great location for LSU football games or events on the University campus. And who could say no to the Jacuzzi tub and readily available bikes? The Creole Cottage is very cozy and has all the amenities you could need.
Executive Home with Pool on Boulevard
This privately owned Airbnb property is ideal for a family reunion, summer weekend getaway, or hideout from the kids. The beautiful pool calls your name in the mornings and invites you to lounge around beside it during the long summer days. The boulevard is lined with tall oaks and crepe myrtle, and the deep greens in summer add to the lush local vibe. What’s more, the property is fully equipped with Wi-Fi, a pool table, and a pinball machine. What’s not to like?
Stockade Bed and Breakfast
Stockade Bed and Breakfast tops the charts as #1 Bed & Breakfast in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Originally given its name after the Union Stockade that occupied the grounds in the Civil War, the property is now listed as part of the National Register of Historic Places. With six rooms each with their own private bath and original artworks, the Stockade most certainly should be on your hit list. The Bed & Breakfast’s location is an easy commute to the River Road Plantations and is right across the road from ‘Sammy’s’ – the ideal spot for a beer after a long hot day sightseeing.
The Cajun Village Cottages
The Cajun Village Cottages make you want to get lost in the wilderness of America. Fashioned around 8 Acadian-style shotgun houses that date back to the 1900’s, they look like winter log cabins and are reminiscent of winter. The shells of the buildings were saved and restored after being found in a historic area of downtown Baton Rouge and were relocated to their new home in nearby Sorrento. They’ve got polished wooden floors, authentic antiques dotted around as furnishings, and the location is deathly silent. Guests at this Bed & Breakfast will get to satisfy their morning cravings with tradition southern Louisiana hospitality and feast on New Orleans-style beignets for breakfast. Do note that for this location you will need a vehicle as the location is outside of Baton Rouge.
The hidden gems above offer experiences that wouldn’t be available to you as a traveler staying in standard hotels or motels. They’re often in old restored homes and offer the chance to experience the local culture and lifestyle. This can only act to enhance your stay, so why not give it a try? Find more accomodation info for Baton Rouge here.
[This article was commissioned by Hipmunk as part of their #HipmunkCityLove project].