July 2014 

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens


Dog Days of  Summer

As seen by Queen Grace  


Long days, warm nights, and the steady flow of the Mississippi River all make the perfect setting for long naps under these mossy oaks.  Summer days are perfect for a picnic on the front lawn or just sipping a cocktail and watching the tugboats go by. 

My Sugar Palace has become quite a retreat these days. With the addition of our new Inn at Houmas House, now guests can enjoy the ambiance of the mansion and gardens through the night.  And the early morning fog is quite a site as it covers the gardens. 

There is still plenty of time to visit before summer comes to an end. Come sit-a-spell with me and enjoy these dog days of summer.        



Queen Grace                                                          

 Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice



Need a sweet reason to spice things up this summer? We've created the perfect excuse to be whisked away to The Sugar Palace and have one last summer fling complete with romance, an overwhelming culinary experience and a trip to the past.  For August and September we are offering a special package featuring our Inn at Houmas House coupled with our restaurants, The Carriage House and Latil's Landing.  Book any room between August 1 - September 30 and receive an $80.00 gift certificate to the new Carriage House Restaurant at Houmas

 House.  Add a second night to your reservation and receive a $100.00 gift certificate to the award winning Latil's Landing at Houmas House.


Booking is Easy Here





Secrets from the Carriage House Restaurant

Corned Beef And Cabbage Soup

 Serves 12


2 Lb.       Corned beef cubed

7 cups     Beef stock

1/2 cup    Chopped onion

5             Sliced garlic cloves

8             New potatoes quartered

2 cups     Sliced carrots

6 cups     Coarsely chopped cabbage

1 cup       Chopped parsley

Salt and pepper to taste


In 5 quart pot, combine corned beef and stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add onion, garlic. Simmer covered an additional 2 hours or until meat is tender. Stir in carrots, potatoes, and cabbage cover and simmer 20 minutes. Add Parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.

 Upcoming Events
Art Gumbo Market:
July 19, 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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  Open  Daily      


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


 Directions to Houmas House Here


** 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.