Levy - East House

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Welcome to one of the most luxurious bed and breakfast homes in the South. Located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, the Levy-East House bed and breakfast lodging inn, is in the heart of the Natchitoches Landmark Historic District. Antique shops and quaint restaurants await guests just one block away. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the three-story Greek Revival house (circa 1838) has been recently restored and tastefully renovated to capture the spirit of an earlier time. The home is completely furnished with fine antiques, which have been lovingly restored and in the home for over 100 years.
Judy and Avery East welcome you to step back in time and tour their home and bed and breakfast. Experience the romance of this wonderful old Southern home and enjoy the luxurious amenities of its meticulously decorated guestrooms.

A magnificent Victorian Walnut set (circa 1880) creates an atmosphere of complete serenity and beauty in the Wendy Lynette Suite. The enlarged bed with a matching marble-top dresser and armoire promise a restful and memorable stay. Judy's special touches, especially the hand-crocheted spread, a precious family heirloom, give the room added character and charm. The spacious private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower complete the suite. The next morning, indulge your taste with a gourmet breakfast in the dining room.

Enjoy the feeling of "somewhere in time" in the Jody Colette Suite. Exquisite Eastlake furnishings (circa 1880) in this suite are from the Levy family. The antique bed has been enlarged and is draped with a designer fabric crown canopy from ceiling to floor. A marble top dresser and armoire complete the bedroom suite. The warm burgundy walls give this room a very romantic feeling and it is the favorite of many newlywed couples. Relax with a glass of wine or flute of champagne and enjoy the private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower in addition to many wonderful bath amenities.

Recently completed renovation of the third floor provides two more outstanding guest rooms. Enjoy a respite in this beautiful Vintage Rose Suite with an enlarged antique walnut bed and dresser (circa 1850), which have been in Judy's family for over 100 years. Lace panels over the windows give this room a very cozy feeling. Watch Steel Magnolias or read magazine articles about Natchitoches and the Levy-East House. End your day in the private bath's Jacuzzi tub. Savor the amenities.

A parlor with a large television/VCR and wet bar area provide a lovely private sitting area for those staying in one of these two suites on the third floor. The rooms can be reserved separately or as a suite for couples traveling together. The Cottage Suite is fashioned after an English Cottage and is furnished with beautiful wicker furniture. While relaxing on this queen-size bed with its designer fabric duvet cover and pillows, enjoy the view of the century old magnolia tree right outside of your window. After a day of shopping in the Natchitoches Historic District or touring Cane River Plantations, return to The Cottage Suite to sip on a glass of cream sherry or enjoy a leisure bath in your private Jacuzzi tub. Sleep well.

A formal dining room detailed in the richest and warmest of colors, windows dressed with lavish draperies, late Victorian American (circa 1880) dining table adorned with elegant silver candelabras is the setting for a sumptuous gourmet breakfast prepared and served by Judy and Avery. Indulge...

In this quaint, historic town, The Levy-East House Bed and Breakfast Inn invites you to step back in time. Natchitoches (NAK-I-TISH), with its population of about 18,000, was founded in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, and is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Brick streets and iron-laced balconies over-looking the river give Natchitoches the flavor of New Orleans that charms so many visitors each year. Since 1838, the Levy-East House, from its site on beautifully tree-lined Jefferson Street, over-looking Cane River Lake, has watched history unfold.

The Levy-East House was built in the 1830s by Joseph Soldini, a bricklayer and designed by Italian architect Athaneze Trizzzini for Dr. Nichola Michel Friedelezy, a French Canadian. The doctor died in 1840 after living in the house for only two years. According to legend, the doctor's medical license was suspected to be fraudulent. Court records show that the house, lot, and two slaves of the late Dr. Friedelezy were sold at an auction in 1840, for $3,700 to John A. Debussy. From 1854 to 1891, the Tauzin family owned the home. In 1891, Leopold and Justine Dreyfus Levy purchased the house.

The Greek-Revival house with French and Spanish influences has 10 foot ceilings, original heart pine floors and six fireplaces. There are five bedrooms, six bathrooms, four parlor areas, front and back porch balconies with beautiful views of Can River Lake and the century-old garden area where a majestic old magnolia tree has stood for over one hundred years.

When present owners, Avery and Judy East, purchased the home in 1994, it was in great state of disrepair. The house did, however, contain a multitude of furnishings. The East's proceeded to restore both the house and the furnishings. The walls were warmed with vibrant, rich colors and the windows were dressed with lavish draperies fashioned from designer fabrics. The home was opened in November 1994 as a Bed and Breakfast.

Enjoy service with gracious hospitality in the most elegant Natchitoches lodging rooms adorned with period furnishings and lush fabrics. Each guest accommodation has a private bath featuring a Jacuzzi tub and shower. Delight your palate with a gourmet breakfast in the dining room. In this intriguing picturesque southern town, the Levy-East House stands majestically as it did in the 1800's and, in the tradition of Southern hospitality, once again welcomes guest through its distinctive doors., , In each guest room:, , Private baths with , Jacuzzi tubs and showers, Queen-size beds, Period antiques and , heirlooms, Custom duvet covers , and window treatments, Piped-in romantic music, Plush terry robes, Personalized bath , amenities, Hair dryers, Decanters of Cream, Sherry, Bedtime chocolates, Carafes with iced water, Ceiling fans, Central air and heat, Telephones, Televisions with VCRs, Video tapes, Natchitoches , information pamphlet , and local restaurant , menus, , Other Amenities:, , Complimentary wine, Champagne for special occasions, Early morning coffee, Parlors on each floor, Front porch balcony with view of the river, Back porch balcony with view of the garden area, Private entrance to second floor, Secure off-street parking, Many, many more amenities, , While sipping complimentary sherry, wine or coffee, relax in Southern comfort and absorb the charm and amenities of this lovely old home. , , ,

Nestled along the Cane River in Natchitoches, Louisiana., Refreshed, stroll to the popular Front Street shops and restaurants., The Bed & Breakfast is located acroos the street form Cane River Lake and near Sibley Lake, golf courses and tennis , courts. Streetcar tours and paddleboats on Cane River are also available. , During December, enjoy horse and carriage rides through the Natchitoches , Landmark Historic District., , Antique shops, Historic Homes, Old Courthouse Museum, Cane River Plantation Homes, Kisatchie National Forest, , Briarwood, the Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve, Natchitoches National , Fish Hatchery Aquarium, St. Denis Walk of Fame, Bayou Pierre Gator Park , and Show, St. Augustine Catholic Church (location of wedding in Steel , Magnolias) and Cemetery, Fort St. Jean Baptiste, State Commemorative Area, , Rebel State Commemorative Area, Kate Chopin Home/Bayou Folk , Museum, Cane River National Heritage Area and sites from the filming of , the movie Steel Magnolias., , FEBRUARY - Mardi Gras Parade, MARCH - American Cemetery Tour and "Bloomin' on the Bricks", APRIL - Annual Jazz/R&B , Festival, JUNE - Annual Melrose Plantation Arts and Crafts Festival, JULY - , Natchitoches Northwestern State University Folk Festival, OCTOBER - , Natchitoches Pilgrimage Tours of Historic Homes and Cane River , Plantations, DECEMBER - Natchitoches Annual Christmas Festival of Lights , and Parade., , RECOMMENDED LOCAL RESTAURANTS: Merci Beaucoup, Just Friends, Papa's Bar & Grill, Mama's Oyster House, Dominic's Italian , Restaurant, The Landing Restaurant and The Mariners Seafood and Steak , House.,

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