The SpaceHouse boasts a wide and welcoming front porch with rockers and porch swings for relaxing, enjoying conversation, listening to birdsong, watching the cows graze, reading a good book, or sipping a morning cup of coffee or happy hour glass of wine. Back patio has vintage chiminea for guest use. Downstairs features a spacious living room with wood-burning fireplace, a formal dining room with piano, a small parlor with giant Scrabble board/chess table/board games/playing cards/tv/CD player, a hall bookcase with a diverse library of books to browse, kitchen (where something's always cooking), and the guest loo. Guest Access3 upstairs bedrooms available--2 guests per room--$75 night single occupancy + $20 additional charge for double occupancy, one full bath, tv lounge on landing, one covered parking space, internet access.
Preference given to guest(s) on long-term stay, e.g., corporate let or academic on sabbatical. Interaction with GuestsHosts can suggest nearby places of interest and restaurants. Meals available in-house by previous arrangement. The NeighborhoodThis fine farmhouse, completed in 1913, faces a historic bayou in rural central Louisiana. It was built on the site of a sugar plantation in the 1800s, and home to Choctaw Indians before that. We are pleased to announce that it is slated to join the National Registry of Historic Places in the Spring of 2016! Getting AroundThere is no public transportation on this road, so a car is necessary. Popular area for experienced cyclists, although the road has no shoulder. Drive with care as there are no streetlights. Expect agricultural vehicles and equipment in operation at planting and harvest times. An international airport is an easy half-hour drive from house. Whenever possible, host will help with transportation. Other Things to NoteHouse is south of Alexandria and north of Lecompte in central Louisiana, the crossroads into Cajun Country, with easy access to I-49 and Hwy 71. Within easy striking distance of Indian Creek Reservoir, Kisatchie National Forest, Kincaid Lake, LSUA, the Northup Trail, a shooting range, the amenities of Alexandria (museums, symphony, zoo, shops and restaurants).