The Stockade Bed and Breakfast


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History of The Stockade Bed and Breakfast

The Stockade, located on historic Highland Road near LSU and downtown Baton Rouge, is a large Spanish-style home with five guest accomodations. Once a Civil War stockade, the bed and breakfast is named after its 19th century military origin and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places as an archeological site. A guarded entrance at the road greets guests as they enter the property and serves as a reminder of The Stockade’s interesting past.

Highland Stockade encompasses approximately 30 acres of wooded land, part of which is home to the original Stockade Cemetery. The bed and breakfast is situated upon a high bluff descending into low land that was once the riverbed of Ole Man River, the Mississippi. It is this geological contrast from which the name Highland Road is derived.

Originally built as home to a family of six adventurous children, The Stockade was once part of a large farm. In 1994 Janice DeLerno, owner and innkeeper, opened it as a bed and breakfast. A native of New Orleans, Janice studied Fine Arts at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and decided to make the city her home.

The National Wildlife Federation has certified the grounds of The Stockade as a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Nature lovers will delight in walks along the backyard trail to explore the bayou wilderness of native foliage and wildlife. Busy squirrels and various species of birds abound throughout the day; at night, you can spot owls or listen to the chirps of tree frogs filling the air.

The Stockade offers a serene, rustic environment in the heart of Baton Rouge. We offer many on-site pleasures, as well as easy access to local and regional attractions — such as plantations, museums, and historical buildings. Whether your travel is for business or pleasure, you’ll love staying at The Stockade.