Home for many years to local Methodist ministers, the Parsonage Bed and Breakfast is tucked away in the graceful historic district of Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase and home to the annual Christmas Festival of Lights.  Located between Alexandria and Shreveport, Natchitoches is 4 hours northwest (map) of New Orleans, and served as the filming location for the motion picture “Steel Magnolias.” 

Local attractions include:
Ft. St. Jean Baptiste (French fort)
American Cemetery (oldest cemetery in the Louisiana Purchase)
Melrose Plantation & the works of folk artist Clementine Hunter 17.8 miles
Kate Chopin Home & Bayou Folk Museum 26.2 miles

Built in the 1940’s, The Parsonage features “The Pastor’s Room,” furnished with an antique, white iron double bed, private bath, private entrance (perfect for honeymooners—see our Romance Package) and sumptuous gourmet breakfasts.  We are a short walk to the downtown shopping district and Christmas Festival activities, restaurants, and Northwestern State University (please see our special discounts for parents).  The Pastor’s Room allows for double occupancy, and smoking is permitted on the front porch. No pets are permitted at The Parsonage.

Upon arrival you will be offered either a cup of hot, mulled cider or a special glass of Alsatian wine by a cozy fire or on our secluded patio.  The home is decorated with family antiques and watercolors painted by owner and local artist Dawn Darfus.

Breakfasts feature gourmet recipes, and may include favorites such as blueberry pancakes, homemade granola, or a delicious smoked salmon frittata with freshly baked cranberry muffins.  Coffee purchased locally from  the Cane River Roasters and tea imported from Mariage Freres of Paris are also offered.  Complete vegetarian breakfasts are available upon request, and all are scheduled at our guest’s convenience.  An early morning coffee tray may be delivered to The Pastor’s Room upon request.

click painting to visit Dawn-Arts.com


Room Rates (including Louisiana room tax and breakfast)
Note: reservations highly recommended, especially for Christmas Festival (usually the 1st weekend in December)
Cancellation Policy: 3 days notice prior to arrival required for return of deposit less 10%.

 Thanksgiving until New Year’s  $99.00 per night w/two night minimum stay on Weekends ($85 without breakfast) 
 Romance Package  $250 for 2 nights--includes a private horse-drawn carriage tour by Southern Carriage Tours of
 Natchitoches, a bottle of champagne, and a bouquet of  roses.
 Jan 2 until Thanksgiving  $85.00 per night (no minimum stay required--$75 without breakfast)
 NSU students (with student ID) and their parents receive 15% discount

Weekly rates available                              Mid-week discount 15%

The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast
307 Percy Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Email: info@parsonagebedandbreakfast.com