Parks-Bowman Mansion: The Red Room

House - Private room · Chestnut Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
Your host, Adrienne
61 Reviews
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Response time: within an hour

The Space

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 (email hidden) 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 laundry room adjoining, and a refrigerator where you can store your perishables. Located on the second floor, the room commands lovely views of the Garden District, and the second floor porch with seating is just steps away. All rooms have internet access, and the Red Room also has its own TV.

Our dogs (Moxie and Loebie) look forward to greeting you at the front gate, and our three cats (Mudbug, Tootie, and Zoolie) look forward to cuddling with you in the evening. 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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
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  • My friend and I had an extraordinary experience in New Orleans thanks to Adrienne and Bill! Wonderful hosts! We had such a great time and want to come back as soon as possible!!

    July 2014
  • This Red Room was my home for five nights. What a way to nice in New Orleans! Two very short blocks to Magazine Street --- shops, restaurants, etc. The ability to walk, rather than ride, was great for me.

    This lovely home was full of eclectic art, photographs and personal collections of the host. Lovely! So interesting to explore.

    Although I was familiar with the area - the host provided printed literature listing sites of interest, modes of transportation and recommended restaurants.

    Private room, bath, TV, Pool - all the comforts of a hotel, with the feeling of home.

    The hosts made me feel welcome and comfortable at all times.

    Looking forward to my next visit.

    Thank you.

    July 2014
  • This was our first airbnb experience and it was a real joy. Adrienne and Bill have set the bar very high for future experiences. Their home is warm and welcoming and both are extremely knowledgeable about the area. Each time we returned to the home, we found some new art piece in the house. The room was huge and we loved its location. Two blocks away from a public bus stop and getting around using the public transit system was a breeze.Adrienne was most helpful with music spots. If you happen to be there on a Saturday morning, head up to Tracy's on Magazine Street. They are selling doughnut from a pop-up doughnut shop. We had bacon and praline.

    June 2014
  • Although I have spent considerable time in New Orleans throughout my life I can’t say any of the places I’ve stayed made me feel more like I was in New Orleans than I did during my stay at the Park Bowman Mansion in the Garden District of the Big Easy. I really don’t know where to begin describing this remarkable home of character, history and fabulous location. The décor is, well beyond words. One can only stay here to begin to comprehend the delightful atmosphere it has to offer. But no matter which room you are in, you have no doubt that you are in an authentic, historical New Orleans Home. A feature that really surprised me was their clean, well-maintained swimming pool. The Owners, Adrienne and Bill are organized, informative, and once you start talking with them, very cool people with fascinating backgrounds in various aspects of art and culture. The restaurants and entertainment of the Garden District are 5 minutes walk away. We parked our car on the street during our entire stay and did not move it, nor did it suffer any security issues. It’s a safe neighborhood. We saw several young Mothers walking their baby strollers, young men and ladies out for evening runs, and everybody seems to own and walk their dogs throughout the dog friendly Garden District. To get around (i.e. the traditional foray to the Café Du Monde for breakfast or whatever one would refer to Beignets as) we purchased $3 all day bus/streetcar passes from the bus driver. New Orleans Transit Authority (NOTA) has a great mobile phone ap that enabled us to navigate by foot from the Park Bowman Mansion front steps to the nearest bus or street car stop to board the next transport into the French Quarter or wherever in the Big Easy one cares to venture. The house is guarded (term used tongue in cheek) by two large dogs, one a German Sheppard and the other a Black Lab mix of who we were in constant fear of being loved to death. Although they were quite friendly and loveable when you were done petting them they left you alone, quite well mannered.

    June 2014
  • Definitely the most beautiful house I've ever been in, but the best of all were the great hosts we had. Adrienne and Bill were so kind and helpfull with us, very nice people! For sure next time in New Orleans I will not stay in any other place.

    Thanks for everything!!

    June 2014
  • Our stay at the Parks-Bowman mansion was absolute perfection! My bandmate and I were playing the last show of our tour in New Orleans and after a month of sleeping on couches and in cheap motels, so I decided to "splurge" on a really cool place for our last night (although the price was SO cheap for what we got as well!). From the moment we walked in the house we felt incredibly welcome and warm. Adrienne is beyond friendly and the room was beautiful. Unfortunately we had to get ready for the show and leave almost immediately in the morning, so we didn't get to spend as much time as we wanted there, but I couldn't recommend this place enough to anyone traveling through the area and I'll definitely be back! :)

    May 2014
  • What Fun! Eclectic, beautiful, home, filled with artwork ranging from funky VooDoo art to Asian tapestries. Adrienne and Bill were wonderful hosts. Don't forget to use the pool, so private and refreshing. Location in central Garden District can't be beat. Walk to Magazine St. to (email hidden)d (email hidden)d shop. Felt so loved being greeted by "my" dogs every time we returned home. Excellent, strong coffee in the am to get you going. Find time to sit on the front porch and chat with the hosts.

    May 2014
  • My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time staying with Adrienne and Bill. The Parks-Bowman Mansion itself is a beautiful piece of architecture, and Andrienne and Bill have done and excellent job decorating. The location couldn't be better, nor could the hosts be more gracious. Will definitely keep Adrienne and Bill in mind for our next trip to NOLA.

    May 2014
  • Just returned from a wonderful week at The Parks-Bowman Mansion. The house is a grand old mansion with the charm expected from a historical New Orleans Garden District home. Bill and Adrienne are exceptional hosts. They offered their knowledge of New Orleans and were kind and generous. The neighborhood is quiet yet just a few blocks from the streetcar, shopping and restaurants. The location is great! The pool was secluded and lovely. I will definitely stay here again.

    May 2014
  • The Red Room @ The Parks-Bowman Mansion in New Orleans was my first AirBnB experience and was not disappointing. Adrienne and Bill are great hosts and made my stay most pleasant and relaxing. Adrienne went above and beyond to make my stay feel more like a long weekend with family. The mansion is centrally located and in a beautiful historic neighborhood. I would highly recommend The Parks-Bowman Mansion and hope to visit there again in the future.

    May 2014
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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, three cats, and discerning guests.
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