The Fountainbleau State Park Lodge: Review
Fountainbleau State Park has secret that I want to let you in on. There is a lodge there that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. It’s epic, sleeps 10, and you can stay there.
The Fountainbleau State Park Lodge is in a very secluded area on the north end of the park. The yard is massive, and you have a locked gate for even more privacy. The 80-year-old lodge looks like it should be up in the mountains somewhere, yet there it sits in Mandeville, Louisiana. When you walk in the fireplace and woodwork immediately set a nostalgic tone. The leather furniture is well chosen, and it made me want to don a smoking jacket with a lowball of scotch. To the right, you’ll find 2 bunk beds, and to the left, you have one room with a full size and a third room with a full size and another bunk. To our surprise, there were two bathrooms with showers, which will come in handy if you stay there with a larger group.
The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook meals, and the commercial gas stove was a joy to use in its own right. We also had more than enough linens for the two nights we stayed there. In my opinion, $155 a night was a steal to stay at a historic lodge. If you’re thinking about a trip to southern Louisiana, a few nights at the Fountainbleau State Park Lodge would be time well spent.
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