Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Travel Blogs from Natchitoches
... there. Located in the middle of a three-hundred year-old city, the modern structure (see the photos) was more than a little out of place. The citizens of Natchitoches weren't about to turn down a $7 million building, so the Hall of Fame was built in the middle of an "old town" that is draped in banners heralding their 300th year anniversary. A little weird.... We explored close to the B&B and ate dinner at one of the few places that was open. A rather plain vacation day ...
... in the middle of their 19th annual rhythm and blues festival. We quickly made our way down to the Cane River Lake where the festival was blaring. A few minutes and a short walk away, we were listening to their hometown singer who recently departed "The Voice", TV show. DeShawn Washington was followed later in the evening by The Marshall Tucker Band. In between, we sampled Natchitoches specialties such as meat pies, opalousas, gumbo and bananas foster. Nice southern ...
... buildings - the main house, the Yucca House and the African House are original. The remaining buildings have been brought in over the years as the need for additional buildings to house artists and writers was needed and for many years it was an artists colony. The most famous painter was Clementine Hunter who was one of the South's premier primitive artists. Her house is located on the property. She died at the age of 101 and had ...
... most of the time. On the road for about 5 hours except for a Starbucks and bathroom stop. Natchitoches is a very pretty town with a fascinating history. It was founded in 1714 as a French outpost on the Red River to facilitate trade with the Spanish in Mexico. The town is named after the local Native American tribe. There was a log jam during the 1830's and the Red River ...
... br> The last few nights we camped in Rusk, Texas. We went to the longest footbridge in the US, to a tomato festival, to a state park. The campground had a saltwater pool, so that was fun.
Before that I don't even remember where we were!! We were in Benson, AZ and saw the wildfires from afar, took the girls to our old haunts in the Sonoran Desert and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking