Parks-Bowman Mansion: The Haunted Bedroom


Private room in rental unit hosted by Adrienne

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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A third-floor oasis in the heart of the Garden District. The room features a queen-size bed, private bathroom, mini-fridge, cable TV, and a private balcony with sweeping views of New Orleans, all shaded by a stately live oak tree. Voted among the "Top Ten Haunted Airbnb Locations" by Buzzfeed.

The space
NOTICE: Due to ongoing spread of variants of Covid-19, We require that each guest inform us of their vaccination status, so that we may take extra precautions where necessary. With that being said, common space access is limited to thouroughfares to and from your reserved quarters, and the pool. All other areas (including the kitchen) are off-limits to guests for the time being. We are working dilligently to preserve the health and wellness of our guests and homeowner to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. We sanitize the rooms before and after each reservation, as well as supply disinfectant in each room if guests so choose to use it during their stay.

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 Haunted Bedroom. Don’t worry, our ghost (a young girl in a yellow dress from the 1890s) is very shy; you probably won’t see her, although some people swear she exists! If you prefer, please check out our other listings: the Red Room, and the Library.

The Haunted Bedroom features a queen-size bed and sitting area, and is one of the two largest bedrooms available in the house. It features a full shower bath, and also offer immediate access to the third-floor porch, with its sweeping views of New Orleans.

All rooms have internet access, mini-fridges, and cable TVs.

Our dogs, Boggs and Breaux (RIP Moxie and Loebie) looks 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!

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free street parking
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 468 reviews


Where you’ll be

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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!

Hosted by Adrienne

  1. Joined in January 2013
  • 1,721 Reviews
  • Superhost
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.


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During your stay

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.

Adrienne is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy