On May 21-22, 2016 my husband and I were guests at A Chateau on the Bayou in Raceland, Louisiana. The wonderful hospitality shown by the hostess Claudette Pitre was amazing! We found the rooms to be quaint and lovely. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the back porch early in the morning. The quiet sounds of nature were relaxing. It brought us back to our childhood days. It was neat and very clean. The breakfast was delightful. If you are looking for a nice, quiet, relaxing get away, this is the place for you. Ms. Pitre was also knowledgeable on info of attractions.
On May 21-22, 2016 my husband and I had the pleasure of staying ay,"A Chateau on the Bayou Bed and Breakfast." It was a great experience. The rooms were quaint and quiet comfortable. We especially enjoyed sitting on the back porch early in the morning! The sounds of nature were reminiscent of our early childhood. Our breakfast was quite delicious. Claudette knows her way around the kitchen. If you are looking for a nice quiet get away, close to many attractions,this is the place for you! Our hostess was quiet knowledgeable about places of interest and has access to tours.
This was my second visit and it was as enjoyable as the first. I'm a corporate pilot, so I stay in a lot of hotels. Miss Claudette's B&B is a comfortable and refreshing change of pace. The rooms are nice and very comfortable; although, I don't spend much time in them because there is always so much to do, see, and eat in the area. I rode the air boat tour again and highly recommend it. Be sure to request the supercharged boat. Also, Miss Claudette recommended a tour of a local distillery. I have a new favorite rum and all of the ingredients are locally produced. I recommend the distillery tour even if you are not an alcohol drinker. Miss Claudette provided many other tour options but we just didn't have enough time. Maybe next time, Miss Claudette!
If you want a clean, cozy, economical place to relax in a quiet, rural environment to get away from it all, but with the conveniences of internet and TV at your fingertips, then “A Chateau on the Bayou” is for you! Claudette, the hostess and owner, was most accommodating; and she had the scoop on places to go and things to do in the Bayou Lafourche area and surrounding Cajun country. Her mouthwatering home cooked breakfasts were prepared with a touch of love that made them extra special. The covered porch along the back of the house provided a comfortable vantage point from which we marveled at the flash of lightning, the rumble of thunder and the gentle cascade of falling rain from a thunder storm rolling across the bayou. And, if you want an up-close look at southern swamps and marshes adorned with moss laden cypress trees, bald eagle nests, water hyacinth, herons, egrets, turtles, bullfrogs and BIG alligators, then take the exciting airboat tour on nearby Lake Des Allemands, which we found to be both exhilarating and educational. Yes, A Chateau on the Bayou was just what we were looking for, and we can’t wait to return. ~ Michael and Debbie
Chateau on the Bayou B & B was the perfect oasis during my visit to historic Bayou Lafourche. Located only 35 miles due south of New Orleans, Ms. Claudette's B & B provided the rest and relaxation needed after fun days filled with touring this gorgeous historic region of south Louisiana. Short distances away are antebellum plantations including Oak Alley, Houmas House, Laura Plantation and many others. The region is filled with massive 200 plus year old oak trees, alligator and swamp tours, airboat tours, lakes for great fishing, the resort town of Grand Isles, the historic town of Thibodeaux and numerous destinations that celebrate Louisiana's rich cultural heritage. The accommodations at Chateau B & B are exceptional. The large comfy bedrooms are pristine as are the clean bathrooms and great living space with welcoming large kitchen and breakfast area. Ms. Claudette prepares the best breakfast south of New Orleans. The wrap-around front porch and outdoor bayou-side location features areas for relaxing and enjoying a Louisiana sunset. Ms. Claudette provides hospitality with a capital H. I highly recommend a multi-night stay at Chateau on the Bayou B & B. Steve Albert, New York, New York
I had the pleasure of staying at the Chateau on the Bayou B&B for a week. Ms. Claudette was a wonderful host and bent over backwards to make sure I was taken care of and the accommodations were top notch yet very affordable. The house is beautiful, very quaint and full of southern charm. Ms. Claudette made me feel very comfortable and right at home. Because the Chateau is located just a few miles from the highway, it was easy to drive around to neighboring towns and even north to New Orleans. I definitely would recommend taking time to visit with Ms. Claudette and enjoy a stay at the Chateau on the Bayou B&B. I hope to visit again some day!
My husband and I needed a place to stay for two nights just before the end of our vacation. We wanted to be fairly close to New Orleans but still out on the bayou. Claudette had been planning to take a break from having guests, but she graciously took us in. She was so helpful, providing all kinds of information about what to see and do in the area, where to eat, etc. And her breakfasts were absolutely scrumptious--perhaps the fluffiest omelet and most awesome French toast I have ever had. We enjoyed the rocking chairs on the back porch and would have spent significant time in the hammock if we had stayed longer! We bathed in the claw-foot tub; water was hot and water pressure was very good (not true of all B&Bs we stayed in on this trip). We were missing our own cats, left at home, but Baby and Minu, a little shy at first, warmed up to us and invited us to give belly rubs and ear scratches. We highly recommend A Chateau!
Excellent B&B, bien positionné dans le triangle Thibodeaux, Houma, NO et situé dans un environnement très agréable sur le bord du bayou. Accueil très chaleureux et convivial de son hôtesse, une étape sympathique à recommander.
For years my husband has spoken very highly about this special bed and breakfast where he stays when he works in Houma. Well, I finally went with him this time, and after a wonderful 3 day stay, it far exceeded my expectations! We stayed in the suite, which was not only very beautiful, clean, and private, but also very peaceful. The judge and his wife are both very special people and made us feel very much at home. The experience, in addition to the wonderful food that we ate, was definitely worth the trip! Clif and Diana Cameron
Ok what can I say in a review after my daughters wedding last night? I can sum it up in 3 letters. WOW. I've lived I Houma for 45 years and never knew this place existed. We planned my daughters wedding and the owners were glad to accommodate anything we wanted. They are truly the best of the best. What defines southern living is friendship and love of food and family. The Ellenders exemplify that and more. They are the best example of a southern hospitality that is our culture. Judge Ellender and his wife, Debbie go above and beyond to make sure everything is the way you wanted it to be. After everyone left it was nice to sit with them and open gifts the bride and groom got and have the owners sit with you by the fire and be excited with you. The food was exceptional. OMG the crab dip has to be sent from heaven. As Judge Ellender told me there are eaters and drinkers at any wedding party. We fell in the first category. No one went home hungry. If they did then that was their own fault. Food is to die for and no one had any complaint. I have relatives from Shreveport who are considering this place for future weddings. I can never thank them enough for the good times we had. Look no further for a wedding. You will not be disappointed. Not only are the Ellenders wonderful people, but their staff goes above and beyond the call of duty to be sure your every need or wish is granted. They are exceptional and make for a great event. 5 star without a doubt.
Claudette, hostess, is a breathe of fresh air and sunshine combined. Knowledgeable about the area, kind and helpful. Explained about need for shower, she made calls to switch rooms for our arrival date. Attentative to details. Restaurant suggestions excellent. Plantation tour, package for airboat ride & swamp tour all a Lousiana historical flavor. See you again, Claudette! Blessings, The Jaques
This is a beautiful home away from home and we look forward to many more visits. Claudette the Host is Gracious, Charming and eager to share her beautiful home and its 'interesting history. Everything is clean, well maintained, convenient to all of the wonderful sites and good eating to enjoy when you visit South Louisiana. We stayed for two nights while visiting family nearby and so happy to find this in lieu of motels.
WE really loved staying at the Grand Bayou Noir. The rooms were lovely and clean, the breakfast was delicios, and Tim and Debbie were very gracious and welcoming. We are a family of four, and our kids are 9 and 10, They loved staying there as much as we did. The hot tub was fun too! Thank you!
My husband and I have enjoyed staying in a number of B&Bs while traveling in the US so we were thrilled to discover this wonderful place so close to home. A Chateau on the Bayou is beautiful and Claudette Pitre is everything you might desire in a host. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, spotless, and very nicely furnished. Breakfast is incredible. And this peaceful, relaxing spot is just minutes away from some of the most interesting sights and people in the country. We cannot wait to go back!!
Thank you Claudette. Your website doesn't give justice to the lovely peaceful setting, with frogs and crickets, fish jumping and such great meals. Thanks for organising boat trips and fishing. Wanted to stay on, but it was booked. Next time
i have traveled to many states and stayed at many b&b's... Miss Claudette's was by far the best! From her wonderful hospitality, louisianna charm, knowledge of the surrounding area, and her awesome homemade breakfasts... She not only made us feel at home she made us feel like part of her family. Her beautiful property overlooks Laforche Bayou and offers a beautiful, serene atmosphere. My boyfriend and I were able to relax on the back porch rocking chairs, walk the bank of the bayou, and lay together on the hammock! It is conveniently located between New Orleans and Houma. If you are staying in Louisianna this is a must see!!!
Claudette's rooms were immaculate and the grounds on the bayou well kept. She is a bubbly, sociable hostess, and prepared a delightful breakfast that we enjoyed with other guests. Our only wish for the meal was that the coffee be more delicious and less weak. The room was perhaps a bit overfurnished, meaning that a rocking chair in the corner was almost unusable unless moved to another part of the room. All that said, we'd gladly come back!
wonderful old plantation-style b&b. great breakfast and hospitality. never thought i would look forward to going to Houma, bayou noir has changed my mind! i love staying there. Judge Ellender and Herbert are such wonderful hosts. worth the trip to enjoy the beautiful Carribean-style garden which grows beautiful citrus which eventually lands on your plate at breakfast. Dine at Cafe Dominique's and a drink at Bar Roussel while visiting.
I had a wonderful time staying at Claudette's property. All aspects were wonderful - including room cleanliness, her great breakfasts, and the care Claudette took to ensure we had a memorable trip, from arranging tours to making local recommendations. I particularly recommend one of her package deals.
Claudette's warm southern hospitality combined with her beautiful and cozy home were a wonderful addition to our visit with family in Louisiana. Hearing that we had never tasted a persimmon, she was quick to pick several from her tree and serve them to us. Claudette was always eager to meet our needs. We will be returning to the Chateau and I encourage everyone to enjoy Claudette and her lovely bed and breakfast.
I loved everything about the Chateau...the friendliness and southern hospitality of the owner (such a wonderful and interesting lady to talk to!), the beautiful house and decor, the clean and cozy rooms and bathroom, the scenic view of the bayou from the porch and peaceful surroundings. For light sleepers, you may want to bring your ear plugs because of the traffic on the road at night, but I'm a good sleeper, so it didn't bother me. I stayed two nights and would come back again.
My family and I had a great time at the Chateau on the Bayou. It was perfect for what we needed. I emailed with Claudette leading up to our trip and she was always very responsive. She helped us find a few things in the area we wanted to do. We went fishing close to the b & b and she helped us with directions everywhere, made dining and event recommendations. We were able to cook the fish we caught and had a fabulous time. There are plenty of areas to sit around privately with your group. The bayou is breathtaking. Waking up on a beautiful October morning looking over the 'fire on the bayou' is the way to start every day. We had a phenomenal time and Claudette was a huge part of it. Thanks for a great time!!!!
Thanks, Claudette. We loved your B&B. We sat by the bayou, stretched out on the hammocks and enjoyed a lovely afternoon. Breakfast was delicious, all of it, but I especially loved the pecan/blueberry topping on the beignets. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
My husband and I stayed in bedroom 1 for our honeymoon and absolutely adored Claudette's B&B. The rooms were clean and it was quiet. The breakfasts she made every morning were FANTASTIC and we really can't wait to go back. The house is located right on the bayou and we spent time hanging out in the hammock and sitting on the dock looking at nature. It was nice to get away from city life for awhile and be able to appreciate nature in all its beauty. Claudette went above and beyond to make us comfortable and even had chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us. Initially we were nervous because her prices were SO AFFORDABLE we were convinced something must be wrong with the place, but it was absolutely perfect and an excellent value. This is a place you could go for your honeymoon or even bring your entire family too for the weekend. It's amazing what Claudette has done. We had our own covered parking area and Claudette recommended places we could go and things we could see. We ended up going on an amazing airboat tour (even though we live right outside New Orleans) and we went to a nice little restaurant for dinner. It was perfect. Not only would I recommend it to my family and friends; we can't wait to go back again. If you want something different and hate paying some outrageous price for a little hotel room with the same ol same ol continental breakfast go to this B&B you will NOT be disappointed.