Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Natchitoches
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 ...
... Complex. The main house is still a private residence owned by Betty Hertzog who is a descendent of the original LeComptes family. These plantations are located a fair distance from town and the Red River was the primary mode of transportation. When the river changed its course it changed the economy of the plantations. Unlike what you see in the movies, life was not all that glamorous. These were working farms which were subject ...
... 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 ...
... but not quite! There's still a lot of French influence here, however, and most street names are "Rue" something or another! This is a lovely town, we took a long walk through the town, along the river, through the Northwestern campus and back and introduced the girls to walking in 101-degree weather! Needless to say, they drank a lot!
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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