Welcome to The Burgundy
June 21st, 2009
The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast is a restored 1890′s Eastlake style shotgun double, a traditional style of New Orleans architecture. We have made every effort to retain the original character of this New Orleans treasure.
Almost everything in the house is original, including the 8 (not working, formerly coal-burning) fireplaces, the hardwood floors, the 12 foot ceilings (a few of which have original plaster medallions and crown moulding), the louvered shutters, as well as the doors (including two sets of pocket doors) and windows.
The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast has 4 guest rooms, each with its own private bath. We share the courtyard, spa, porches and the dining room with our guests. And there is a parlor and a galley kitchen for the guests to share. The parlor is a meeting point, sitting room, library (videos and books) and “cyber-cafe” – we have wireless internet – all in one. The galley kitchen has a refrigerator, sink, microwave, coffee maker and toaster oven. The rear porch opens onto a courtyard, which is suitable for sunbathing. Across the courtyard is the half-open “tub house”, in which the spa (whirlpool, hot tub, Jacuzzi) is located. We have a “clothing optional” policy in the spa and sunbathing area.
We request that our smoking guests restrict smoking to the back porch and the courtyard.
And by the way, “Burgundy” is one of several street names which are locally “mispronounced”: We say bur-GUN-dy, although the color of the same name is pronounced BUR-gun-dy. Probable reason: The street was named after the Duke of Burgundy, in French bour-GON-ye.
The Burgundy is conveniently located near the historic French Quarter, and your innkeeper is a Louisiana native, who can guide you to the best local sites and attractions.
The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast
a cozy b&b in the Big Easy
2513 Burgundy St., New Orleans, LA 70117
Carl Smith, Innkeeper
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / web: www.theburgundy.com