Always a private home, Bocage Plantation, located on the east bank of the Mississippi River 47 miles west from New Orleans, will open to the public for the first time for tours and as a gracious bed and breakfast on October 1, 2008.The unique historic mansion on 110 acres features a grand mansion that was built in 1837. The mansion has been completely restored to its past grandeur with four rooms available for overnight guests. Here you will sleep in a grand antique bed, with a modern private bathroom, and enjoy a walk back in time when plantation life was in full bloom.
“We have spared no expense in restoring every detail of Bocage to its original glory,” explained Dr. Marion Rundell, a native of Louisiana and a Houston pathologist, who purchased the property in 2008 with a dream of creating a grand bed and breakfast along the east bank of the historic River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
“I have been collecting fine antiques for the past 20 years with plans of someday owning a Louisiana Plantation house,” he said. “Bocage takes its place alongside eight other grand plantation on both the east and west bank of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge that are open to the public.”The home is furnished with many pieces created by the great furniture makers of the period such as Mallard, Belter, Roux, Meeks and Lee. “Bocage will always be a work in progress because I will never stop searching for great antiques to use in the home,” Dr. Rundell continued.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and considered the best and most original interpretation of American Greek Revival architecture in the nation, Bocage will be available for weddings, meetings, luncheons, teas and dinners.
Bed and breakfast guests are treated to a grand breakfast served on Limoges china with sterling silver flatware and crystal glassware to add to their pleasure.