Southern character, hospitality and history.. The Scene Guests at this historic mansion on the edge of the French Quarter step into a world that exists primarily in history books and romantic novels. In fact, General Robert E. Lee once dined here with the original owner. A massive restoration in the 1980s resulted in an antique setting that's elegant without being too opulent--both classy and comfortable at the same time.
The Details Before you browse the architecture of the French Quarter, explore the old home itself. Built in 1879, the property is adorned with cast-iron filigree balconies and cypress wood shutters, and many of the original owner's belongings are on display throughout. Each room contains a queen-size bed, telephone with answering machine, TV and data ports. Continental breakfasts are served in private kitchenettes, with the option of taking your coffee to the tropical-walled courtyard.