This Greek Revival-style estate, also known as the McGehee Home, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is full of authentic French antiques. Each of the four guest rooms and three suites has a private bath and a king or queen size bed.
Great stay at the Michabelle Inn. This place is beautiful, and so are the people who work here. I felt very welcomed here, and I didn't want to leave. The room and bathroom was very clean, the beds were comfortable, and it was also very peaceful. I would definitely come back.
We married on the grounds of Michabelle. The proprietors, Michel and Isabel, could not have been more gracious. Throughout the year of planning, Isabel was helpful and patient, answering questions swiftly, and making helpful suggestions to calm me down during the process. Thank you.
My husband and I stayed Sunday, and I just can't think of one thing that could have been better. We have reserved to have our daughter's wedding and reception there. I can hardly wait! The beauty and hospitality just swept us off our feet! Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable.
I loved everything about Michabelle Inn from the hosts, suite, food, and quiet surroundings. We stayed two nights at the end of December last year for a quick getaway. My fiance' and I loved the place so much we booked another night in addition to our wedding. We booked the Orleans suite, which was beautifully decorated to include a sitting area. The bed was comfortable adding to the tranquility of the room's location. Our second night we had dinner in the elegantly decorated dining room with soft music in the background. Mr. and Mrs. Marcais shared stories with us about their family, background, and history of the house. In the main house were photo albums of the house when it was first purchased documenting the renovation process. These two people have poured their heart and soul into this place, which makes it a beautiful place to stay. I had to compliment Mrs. Marcais because we had breakfast and dinner on the same day, she is always smiling no matter how busy she is. The hosts were accomodating to our needs without making us feel smothered. The location was unexpected because it is in a subdivision; however, the cottage was set back far enough from the street to make a person feel secluded. I recommend this place to any couple looking for a romantic getaway or hold family events.
Everything was amazing! We had the wedding in front of the house and reception in the pavilion. The food was fabulous. The best I've ever had for a wedding. The quality exceeded the price. The rooms were large and comfortable with jacuzzi tubs. Better than the hotels in town! Would recommend to anyone!
My husband and I came from Washington State to the Michabelle for our 11th year anniversary. We stayed 2 nights and wished that we hadn't stayed at all. The area is an arm pit, the location of this Inn is in a residential area with sub-divisions and the owner (wife) is rude. We spent a lot of $$$ on this room and we thought we were staying in the house. WRONG! We were in a so called cottage. A large building that has 3 rooms made out of it. We were in the middle room. What a nightmare that was! There was a wedding party and all of them were scattered everywhere. The bride was in the next room and was so loud that we could here her shouting. The walls are less than paper thin. It was like this on each side of us. We were there for a romantic getaway, not for a bunch of crazy drunks screaming everywhere, especially in each room we were sandwiched in.
When we first came in to check in, the owner (wife) was so rude we thought about leaving then, but they had our money. After we got our things into our room, we went into the main house to learn a bit more about the history, which we never got. Instead we got the owner's (husband) problems with money, which I didn't need to hear and how it's been hard times. Sorry, not interested. I walked away with absolutely nothing of knowing about the historical value of the Inn. They aren't hurting with the nice, big Mercedes that she drives!
The husband prided himself on a building that was built for receptions, which was ok. It was a building, that it. For us to see it, we passes through the kitchen area and let's put it this way...I won't be eating there....ever! You would think he would pride himself of the home and give us historical info, but he was so fixated on the weddings as that is how he makes his money and he wasn't shy about telling us that! Turn off!
They have breakfast. You would think that they would come to the "cottage" and offer coffee to you, but no. My husband had to go to McDonald's to get 2 cups of coffee to bring back.
Over all, I certainly wouldn't recommend this for an anniversary weekend. It might be ok for an affair getaway. The owner is rude, the place is ok, the location and area sucked, the cottage isn't a cottage...it's a building with 3 rooms in it. I certainly won't be going back and I wouldn't recommend it. Very disappointed and more disappointed when I found out how much I paid for screaming, hundreds of people everywhere, 0 hours of sleep and worthless hosts.
My husband and I decided to get away for the night for a romantic 20th anniverary get away. I booked the room two days before I went and because there was a 14 day cancellation policy, I could not cancel. Of course my kids got sick and it was looking like we couldn't go and when we called they said they wouldn't let us cancel for any reason. We left our sick kids and went anyway. I booked a Jacuzzi suite and was told they had a brand new one that wasn't on the web site. When we got there it was decorated in an Asian theme. HORRIBLE. Not the least bit romantic and very out of place at a plantation. I complained and they gave me another roome (even though they had told me two days before that they were fully booked). The room was nice and the jacuzzi tub was plenty big enough for the two of us but it took a LONG time to fill it w/little water pressure. It was also hard to get it warm enough. Bring your own soap and shampo because there was none there, not even in the sink. The walls are very thin and we heard the people in the rooms around us. The bed was very comfortable and the room was tastefully decorated and very large. As a rule, I don't eat breakfast, but I nibbled on the fruit and pastries and it was fresh and yummy. I didn't eat the eggs but they looked good. Overall, despite the few aggrivations, I really enjoyed myself.
We arrived, got our room key and slipped away into our own secluded experience. We stayed in the Orleans suite which was suitably appointed (especially for the price!!) with a sitting room in front, a bathroom with stand-up shower, toilet, sink and baday, and an in room jacuzzi comfortably fitting two people. The room also had a mini fridge/freezer combo, microwave, tv/dvd/vhs and dimming lights. The jacuzzi was a perfect end/start to the day. Very, very comfortable bed and pillows. My girlfriend and I felt very refreshed on the way home. The property has a comfortable, homey feel while still being far enough away from the every day hussle and bussle.
Mrs. Marcais was the perfect hostess -- making sure to make us feel welcome and that she was available for assistance without breathing down our necks.
Breakfast is available in the morning but unfortunately we never did try it.
We look forward to experiencing the other suites when we need another getaway and would recommend this place to other couples wanting a similar experience.
Thank you Mr. and Ms. Marcais!
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