June 2014 

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens


 Royalty Visits Houmas House!


 On May 31st Houmas House hosted thirty queens for tea. These women are contestants in the upcoming Miss USA pageant on June 8th at 8:00 PM on NBC. Inclusive of this group was our very own, Miss Louisiana. It was fun day filled with posing under the oaks, strutting through the gardens, and of course having an elegant tea. We wish all the contestants good luck! 











  Summer Deal!


Isn't it time for an escape? Summer is upon us and it's the perfect time to unwind and slow your pace.  The new Inn at Houmas House provides a luxurious plantation experience along the  Great River Road. Private rooms are nestled among an alley of live oak trees and just steps away from the Mighty Mississippi. 

For the remainder of this  month you may take advantage of our Summer promotion and receive 30% off of your room rate!  Simply enter the code INN30 upon booking.


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 *Offer valid for rooms booked by July 30, 2014. Valid for reservations through December 31, 2014. May not be combined with any other discount. May not be used for Saturday nights at the Inn at Houmas House.



Introducing Queen Grace

As Seen by Queen Grace, formerly Princess Grace


Finally, my day has come to be pronounced Queen! This week I hosted thirty lovely women participating in the upcoming Miss USA pageant. We had a royal tea in the new Carriage House Restaurant.  My, oh my it was a beautiful affair!  I have to say, these ladies were not only beautiful but also charming and fun. I wore my diamond necklace and a new hat. The ladies wore fabulous hats and were dressed in bright colors.  They spent the afternoon taking pictures in the gardens, exploring my mansion, and enjoying tea.

But, the best part of the day was when the reigning Miss USA crowned me as Queen.  You can see here I'm wearing the ACTUAL crown coveted by every lady in this room!  Isn't it becoming?

I will remember and cherish this day always.  Thank you to all who came to visit me for tea...and good luck in the upcoming pageant.





Queen Grace

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Signature Entrees from The Carriage House Restaurant



Blue Berry Cobbler

Serves 8  


3/4 cup sugar

4 tablespoons butter, softened

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

2 cups blueberries



1/2 cup confectioners sugar

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon grated orange or lemon peel

1-1/2 tablespoons milk



Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan. Combine sugar and butter in a mixing bowl; cream together. Add egg and beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in blueberries. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake at 350˚F for 40 to 45 minutes or until top springs back when touched. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and place on wire rack.


To prepare Glaze:

In a bowl, cream together confectioners sugar, butter, and orange peel. Gradually stir in milk until mixture reaches desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over warm cobbler and serve.


Upcoming Events
Art Gumbo Market:
June 21, 2014
Local artists display and sell their art in the Houmas House parking lot. Free to the public from 10AM-2PM.
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Sunday-Saturday: 9 am-7 pm

Cafe Burnside: 11 am-2 pm daily

Latil's Landing: Wed-Sat 6 pm-9 pm

Sunday Brunch: 11 am-3 pm

The Carriage House Restaurant:

    Breakfast- 8 am-10 am

    Afternoon Tea- 2 pm- 4:30 pm

    Dinner- 5 pm- 9 pm


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** Please note- as of September 1, 2013 our adult ticket price to tour the mansion and gardens increased to $24.00 per adult. Our child rate will remain the same.