About this listing
Step back into the 19th century in our Red Room, decorated with antiques and featuring a full-size four-poster bed, desk, and private bath with clawfoot tub and shower, along with modern amenities like cable TV, internet access, and a mini fridge.
Located in the heart of the Garden District, the Parks-Bowman Mansion is a classic example of the good life in New Orleans. Shaded by palm trees and a live oak, the deep porches on all three levels tempt you to rest and relax. The soaring center hall leads visitors to a carved cypress staircase ascending to the very top of the house, lit by stained-glass windows and massive chandeliers. There’s a music room, a formal dining room, a “ladies parlor,” and a fully appointed kitchen where you can enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee in the morning. Outside, a lovely garden surrounds a back porch for lounging and a full size lap-pool.
There are three rooms available. This listing is for the Red Room. Please look for our other listings: the Library, and the Haunted Bedroom.
The Red Room features an extra-long full-size bed with a feather mattress and duvet; it also offers a private bath with a claw-foot tub and shower. There's a desk where you can sit and record your thoughts, as well as a mini fridge and large screen TV. Located on the second floor, the room commands lovely views of the Garden District, and the third floor porch is just steps away.
Our dogs (Moxie and Loebie) look forward to greeting you at the front gate, and while you may not see our two cats (they mostly stay in our portion of the house) they may sneak out for a visit. Our house is furnished with our extensive art collection, which we’ve acquired in over thirty-five years of travel. Oh, and a little bit about us: Adrienne Parks-Bowman is a novelist and screen-writer, and Bill Bowman is a documentary film-maker, music producer, and web designer.
We can’t wait to share our house with you, and introduce you to the city we know and love so well. We’re right near Lafayette Cemetery, Commander’s Palace, the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, and the shopping and dining pleasures of Magazine Street. There’s plenty of secure parking on our quiet street, and if you come for Mardi Gras, you’ll be just steps away from the parades! Come visit us and make us your home-away-from-home in New Orleans!
Guests will have a private bed and bath, and access to the dining and living rooms, as well as the front and back porches, and the swimming pool. You're also welcome to share our kitchen with us in the morning for coffee!
Interaction with Guests
We live and work in our home, so you can see as little or as much of us as you want! We're available for tales of New Orleans lore and sight-seeing tips.
The Garden District feels like a small town, located in the very middle of New Orleans. You're close to the French Quarter, the Museum District, and the Bywater, as well as Audubon Park, the Zoo, City Park, and highways, if you want to take a jaunt to the countryside for plantation or swamp tours. The Garden District itself is justly famous for its stately mansions, lush landscaping, and Lafayette Cemetery (open for tours), and Magazine Street and its restaurants and shops is only two blocks away!
We're located three blocks from the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line, one of the main ways to get around town. We're also two blocks from a major bus line on Magazine Street. Yet the neighborhood is quiet and lends itself to leisurely strolls, and there's plenty of safe on-street parking.
We're located about 20 minutes from Louis Armstrong International airport, and there are plenty of cabs available from the airport, as well as a shuttle-service.
We live in a quiet residential neighborhood, so no loud noises late at night. We have lots of fragile art in the house, so we can't accommodate very YOUNG children. Sorry, but we can't accommodate more than two people in each room.
Smoking is allowed outside, and we have plenty of balconies!
Adrienne Parks and Bill Bowman live in the Garden District where we write novels and produce records and design websites. We happily share our home with two dogs, two cats, and discerning guests.