Barrow House Inn

9779 Royal Street , St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775
Innkeeper(s): Shirley Dittloff

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction

    Relive the Romance of the Old South in a Bed & Breakfast with a Carefully-Selected Collection of Exquisite American Antiques from the Mid-1800s

    You're in the Perfect Location: Relax or Stroll Through the Fairy-Tale Town of St. Francisville. Truly a Magical Place You Will Never Forget!

    For your Special Occasion or Getaway, you can stay in luxurious and elegant suites with bedrooms and formal parlors. All of the work is done for you. Shirley Dittloff, the resident owner/innkeeper, will give you complete info on the best tours, shops, and restaurants in the area, plus suggested itineraries. Guests always enjoy taking an exclusive audio walking tour of the historic district.

    Barrow House Inn is in the perfect location in the heart of the historic district of one of the South's prettiest small towns. Stroll through a quaint neighborhood to shops and historic sights. There are 8 plantations to tour within a 10 minute drive, the largest concentration in Louisiana. While here you may also enjoy cycling, hiking, winery tours, bird watching and other activities. Plus, you can use our bicycling & driving maps, look through menus from all the restaurants, or just simply relax on our spacious porches while enjoying complimentary beverages.

  • Amenities

    All rooms and suites include the following amenities:

    • Air-conditioning and heating
    • Private bathroom
    • Cable or DirecTV, Blu-Ray or DVD (with extensive movie collection for you)
    • WI-FI (Wireless Internet) Access
    • Iron/Ironing Board, Hairdryer
    • SOFT Water (much better for your skin that hard water)
    • Parking? Plenty of it, and it's all FREE
    • Plus, a Carefully-Selected Collection of American Antiques from the 1840s - 1870s

    Barrow House Inn-BreakfastBreakfast

    Shirley Dittloff, owner and innkeeper of the Barrow House Inn, has had numerous recipes published in cookbooks, as well as the prestigiouse Gourmet Magazine. She is also featured with internationally-renowned Cajun Chef John Folse in his cookbook "Warm Beignets and Hot Boudoirs" and appears with John in his national TV show on PBS.

    Breakfast at Barrow House Inn is served in our historic dining room on fine china with sterling silver flatware.Shirley serves two options for breakfast: a Continental Breakfast of assorted pastries, muffins, tea breads and other goodies as well as fresh fruit and juice, or you can choose from 3 different New Orleans-style egg dishes:

    1. Eggs Benedict: 2 eggs on slices of smoked ham piled upon 2 toasted English muffins covered with a rich and creamy Hollandaise sauce
    2. Eggs Creole: 2 eggs placed upon three-cheese grits with 2 slightly-spicy sausage patties on the side
    3. Eggs Basin Street: 2 eggs nestled on a bed of white rice with a portion of red beans on one side and Jacob's andouille sausage on the other
  • Things to Do

    Barrow House Inn-Horse CarriageGone with the Wind: Experience the Old South

    Rosedown Plantation: The crown jewel of Louisiana's state parks. This is the true "Gone With The Wind" experience, with over 28 acres of formal gardens.

    Oakley House (Audubon State Historic Site) : A fantastic example of the early colonial period. Audubon walked the same paths in the 1820s.

    Butler Greenwood: An awe-inspiring Victorian parlor and the tour is given by the 8th generation owner, a renowned author/historian.

    Greenwood Plantation: Classic Greek Revival home which was completely rebuilt in the 1970s - an unbelievable story. Numerous movies have been shot here.

    Myrtles Plantation: Called the most haunted house in America. The night tour (weekends only) is much more fun than the day tour.

    Cottage Plantation: Andrew Jackson stayed here on his way back home from the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. It has many original outbuildings and furnishings.

    Other Fun Adventures

    Imahara's Botanical Garden Open only on weekends, a truly beautiful and fascinating place. If you're here on a weekend, don't miss it!

    Angola State Penitentiary Museum: Has something for everyone! Great history and tales of former inmates, plus you get to try out a jail cell.

    Tunica Falls/Clark Creek State Recreation Area: Amazing scenery & hiking to 8 waterfalls

    Big Cypress: The largest tree east of the Rocky Mountains, in Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge.

    Port Hudson State Historic Site: Longest siege during the Civil War (1863).

    Grace Episcopal Church: One of the prettiest cemeteries in the entire South. Do not miss it!

    Golf: The course always wins at The Bluffs, an Arnold Palmer-designed course

    Winery: Feliciana Cellars An award-winning Louisiana winery; tasting room open daily


    Grandmother's Buttons (only a few steps away on the corner - the jewelry is made on the second floor). Shanty Too (across from Historical Society Museum), Bohemiaville, Backwoods Gallery, St. Francis Co-Op Gallery, Harrington Gallery, Hillcrest, Avondale Antiques, Sage Hill and much more!


    (all area menus are provided for our B&B guests)

    Magnolia Cafe: a legendary institution, it's the best casual restaurant for miles around.

    Carriage House (at Myrtles Plantation): the area's best atmosphere and 4-star cuisine.

    Que Pasa?: Our local Tex-Mex restaurant, que delicioso!

    Sonny's Pizza: Delicious pizza and lots of other choices

    Audubon Cafe: Popular lunch spot in the Spring Creek shopping center (LA Hwy 10 and US Hwy 61)

    East Dragon: Excellent Chinese and take-out

    McDonalds, Subway and Sonic Drive-In: 5-star gourmet restaurants; ok, who I am kidding?

    Coffeehouse: Birdman Coffee and Books: a favorite local hangout