A Note From Your Innkeeper

Dearest Guests,

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We are delighted that you have chosen to, or are considering, staying with us at The Stockade Bed and Breakfast.

In the tradition of Southern hospitality, we want to make sure that you have the best experience possible. Help us help you! Communicate with us – the more we know, the more we can be of service to you. If things change, keep your innkeeper in the loop.

The ever-changing world of technology has changed the way innkeeping works for us, but the desire to please our guests is still the most important thing. You are our newfound friends for the duration of your stay, and we are honored that you have chosen to stay at our home. Please remember that we need time to accomplish things like housekeeping, maintenance, and grocery shopping — all the things that are necessary to ensure your comfort. Innkeeping is like having a really large family with lots of different interests and activities. One family has come to visit with their LSU freshman daughter whose birthday is tomorrow; another family is attending their son’s graduation ceremony; and a businessman has a very important board meeting in the morning. My goal is to make sure that all of our guests have their needs met.

Formerly serving as the president of the Louisiana Bed and Breakfast Association has given me the opportunity to know many innkeepers. What we all have in common is the love of the calling, the opportunity to preserve history on our individual properties and the opportunity to share what we have with our guests. It is a privilege to know some of the most wonderful, interesting people who have chosen innkeeping as their calling, and I am blessed to have many of them as my close, personal friends.

In our kitchen hangs a framed saying which reads “Kiss the Cook.” From time to time, somebody actually does! Well, kiss mah grits, nothing could be better! And if you want my recipes, you are welcome to them. Just don’t expect me to know “exactly” what is in them besides my heart and soul.

Not sure what to do in Baton Rouge? We can suggest restaurants, tourist attractions and places to shop, and give you directions on how to get there. We may be busy, but we are happy to stop and help our guests and answer their questions. That’s one of the things that makes staying in a B&B so attractive!

I guess the point is that we’re happy to have you stay with us. And if there is anything that you need, please ask. We are happy to help, but can only do so if we are aware of your needs.

Yours in Hospitality,

Janice DeLerno, Innkeeper