“There is a House in New Orleans,
They call the Rising Sun….”
Named after the fictitious house of ill-repute made famous in the 1964 recording by the Animals,
the House of the Rising Sun Bed & Breakfast offers a unique blend of….
“Cajun & Cockney Hospitality.”
Your hosts, Wendy and Kevin, offer you a warm invitation, and guarantee great vacation accommodations in one of the most delightful New Orleans’ neighborhoods, the Historic District of Algiers Point (New Orleans’ best kept secret!!). Established in 1719, a year after the French Quarter, Algiers is the second oldest neighborhood in the City. The owners are music lovers, and Kevin is a local Blues, Jazz and history researcher, and co-founder and 15-year past President, of the Algiers Historical Society.
Wendy and Kevin have been in business since 1999, after purchasing and fully renovating their “shotgun double” home. Their home was built in 1896, after the original 1870 cottage was destroyed along with 200 other homes and businesses in the Great Fire of Algiers of 1895.
The House of the Rising Sun B&B has eleven-foot ceilings, heart of pine floors, and fireplaces (no longer in use) throughout. Each guest room has its own private bathroom. Both the front and back covered porches have swings, benches or chairs, where guests can sit and relax. The back yard has two ponds full of fish. The covered back porch, better known as “Jelly Roll’s Jumpin’ Juke Joint”, is an ideal spot to chill out with a glass of wine or a nice cup of tea.
The peaceful streets of Algiers Point are a welcoming relief from the excitement of the French Quarter. The tree and flower lined streets, beautiful 19th and early-20th century homes and churches make Algiers Point one of the finest neighborhoods in the City. Come and enjoy the warm hospitality and you will return home with another famous song on your mind….
“Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans….”
The House of the Rising Sun B&B is perfectly situated, three blocks from the ferry, which takes six minutes to cross the Mississippi River. The ferry drops you at the foot of Canal Street and the French Quarter.
Once you get off the ferry, the world-famous French Quarter is to your right, along with The Shops at Canal Place & Cinema, the Audubon Aquarium, Entergy Imax Theatre, and the Natchez Steamboat. There are many other attraction that are within walking distance including: Harrah’s Casino, the Audubon Insectarium, the Convention Center, the National World War II Museum, the Superdome, the Arena, and the Riverwalk Shopping Mall. The St. Charles Street Car Line is near the beginning of Canal Street and can take you to Uptown New Orleans and Audubon Park. The Canal Street Car Line can take you to City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival..
No car is necessary to get to most attractions but there is a bridge if you need to drive across the river, and the B&B is within easy driving distance of Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours and National Park, and Laura, Whitney, and Oak Alley Plantations, fishing, golfing, Magazine Street antique stores, the Audubon Zoo & Park, and much more.
Or, just enjoy the beautiful Algiers Point neighborhood. Stroll, or jog, along the paved levee beside the Mighty Mississippi, upriver to the Gretna Historic District or downriver to the Chalmette Ferry Terminal.
Spectacular day or night panoramic views of the City are just two blocks from House of the Rising Sun B&B!
The New Orleans skyline at dusk from Algiers Point.
Blues fans….”The Blues Highway” (Hwy.61) starts (or ends) right here in New Orleans!
Member of the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans.
Licensed by the City of New Orleans