Where River Road meets moss trees and the state capital in Baton Rouge is just out of sight, lies a majestic three-story home with a century’s old tale of beauty and refinement. Paul Ramsay invited the public to “return to grandeur” and unveiled his “new” Nottoway complete with full-scale renovations and restoration to the 150 year-old home.
Built in 1859, Nottoway hosts 64 rooms in its three floors, six interior staircases, three modern bathrooms, 22 massive square columns, 165 doors and 200 windows.
Guests can enjoy a comfortable and historical stay in the Mansion where the bedrooms still reflect the original owners’ taste in fine materials, but also provides the amenities of a four-star hotel including wireless internet and cable television. The “new” Nottoway features a gorgeous newly renovated gift shop and front desk concierge area.
Nottoway carved out a sacred place for the bride-to-be to enjoy her last moments as a bachelorette. Nottoway provides a calming and relaxing Bridal Spa equipped with salon chairs and mirrors for hair and make-up. Here the soon-to-be Mrs. can experience a pedicure and manicure to loosen those last moments of tension.
The Executive Chef and his team opened the kitchen of Nottoway for attendees to taste from the menus of its Ramsey’s Fine Dining Restaurant, Randolph’s Group Dining and Le’ Café Pastry and Coffee Shoppe. Nottoway’s restaurants embrace Cajun and Creole culinary influence in every bite. But, above all the crowd favorite had to be the chilled mango and shrimp civeche beside Nottoway’s gorgeous new pool and cabana.
The “new” Nottoway is a must see for visitors to the Baton Rouge area. Whether it’s to stop in for a guided tour and a pastry at Le’ Café or arriving for dinner at Ramsay’s in time to see the sun set on the mighty Mississippi, mark Nottoway on your itinerary when visiting the Red Stick.
For more information on Nottoway Plantation visit http://www.nottoway.com/!
Return to Grandeur at Nottoway Plantation
Wednesday, June 10, 2009