There is a new exciting event added to Christmas New Orleans Style presented by the French Quarter Festivals Inc (www.neworleansonline.com/holiday). The 12 Inns of Christmas is a free holiday home tour of historic homes that are now Bed and Breakfasts.
Bonnie Rabe, President of the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans (http://www.bbnola.com/) says they are excited to be included in this year’s celebration of all the uniquely New Orleans holiday traditions. She says the inns are pieces of authentic old New Orleans that anyone can visit and relive the charm of the past in over 200 unique rooms in the city.
There are two weekends available to take the tour: December 3 and 4 and December 10 and 11 from 1pm to 5pm. There are two areas of New Orleans featured on each weekend.
The homes in the Esplanade Ridge/Marigny/City Park area will be open for tours on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 11. You can get a map at the starting location-Ashton’s Bed and Breakfast at 2023 Esplanade Avenue.
Ashton’s B & B – 2023 Esplanade Ave
Degas House – 2306 Esplanade Ave
HH Whitney House – 1923 Esplanade Ave
5 Continents – 1731 Esplanade Ave
Marigny Manor House – 2125 N. Rampart St
Elysian Fields Inn – 930 Elysian Fields Ave
Laurel B & B – 3626 Delgado Dr
The Uptown/Garden District/Mid-City/Carrollton homes are on tour Sunday, December 4 and Saturday, December 10. The starting location and maps for Uptown is the Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast at 2727 St. Charles Avenue.
Grand Victorian – 2727 St. Charles Ave
Sully Mansion – 2631 Prytania Ave
Terrell House – 1441 Magazine St
Avenue Inn – 4125 St. Charles Ave
Chez Ellie-Marie – 8137 Green St
1896 O’Malley House – 120 S. Pierce St
Anyone can wake up in a hotel room, but only a few get a chance to stay in a living piece of history. Come on the tour and see some history in your home town!