• Woodland Plantation & Spirits Hall

    A Southern Comfort Experience

  • Spirits Hall

    With vaulted barrel ceiling, chandeliers, gothic stained glass windows, mahogany bar with arched panels and Brazilian cherry wood floors, Spirits is truly an exquisite, soothing and historic building.

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  • Accommodations

    Check out the accommodations in our unique inns across the Plantation’s campus.

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When you think of southern comfort, sitting in a rocking chair on the broad veranda of an antebellum home on a warm summer’s day is more likely to come to mind than “Southern Comfort,” the Grande Old Drink of the south. At Woodland Plantation, the country home of southern comfort as we refer to it, you will find both.

Just 40 minutes south of New Orleans, Woodland and Spirits Hall offer outstanding service and cuisine in a unique setting rich in history, culture and natural beauty. You will discover a fascinating land and people when you travel down into the Deep Mississippi Delta. The Deep Delta is also quite possibly the top fishery in North America.

If culture, history and the natural world interest you, Woodland Plantation and Spirits Hall are sure to delight. Woodland is an ideal venue for couples, families, weddings, fishing trips and corporate retreats.

For all your celebrations, from large social gatherings to an intimate weekend rendezvous, Woodland is sure to please.

“Plantation of Dreams
Contrary to popular belief, all Mississippi River plantations were not built north of New Orleans. More than 60 homes once graced the 90 miles of river from the Crescent City (New Orleans) to the Gulf of Mexico. Yet today, only one remains open to the public – Woodland. Now serving as a bed-and-breakfast and restaurant, it’s singular in its generous hospitality.
Southern Living Magazine


Woodland Plantation is home to five unique buildings on 50 pristine acres along the Mississippi River.


The marsh and wetlands in and surrounding Woodland Plantation are truly a sight to behold and experience. Lush with an incredible diversity of flora and wildlife, the area provides visitors an opportunity to become immersed in the unspoiled beauty of Southeast Louisiana. Check out some of the photos from Woodland Plantation below and see for yourself!

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What People Love About Woodland Plantation…

“I went to Louisiana with high expectations. Sky high, in fact. I had heard for years about how great the fishing was, how all the boat captains had entrancing stories, how the food was delicious and served in obscenely generous portions. I figured one of two things would happen. The region wouldn’t live up to its generous reputation. Or, I would come away from the experience pleased, full, and utterly enamored with the Bayou. Needless to say, after my stay at Woodland and casting into the marshes, after hooking lunker redfish and dining on fresh oysters and Cajun shrimp, after awaking in the misty quiet of the morning on the plantation, I was sold. Like so many people had done to me, I now urge others to light out for the Gulf and give Woodland a try. Go to Louisiana with dreams of big fish. And good, hearty food. And lofty expectations. You’ll be taken care of.”

John Burgman
John BurgmanAssistant Editor, Outdoor Life

“In the world of Monster Redfish, Venice Louisiana holds the title. It’s a yearly stop for BigWater Adventures for not only the legendary Redfishing, but all of the Gulf’s offshore Pelagics and Groundfish as well. The species on the show might change year to year, but you can count on BigWater Adventures always making Woodland Plantation home when we’re in Venice Louisiana. The Lodging, Food, Staff, and hospitality at Woodland Plantation is truly world class. At the end of your stay you’ll leave feeling like family. After a long day of fishing, there’s no other place I’d rather be than with Foster Creppel and his staff at Woodland Plantation.”

Mark Davis
Mark DavisShow Host, BigWater Adventures TV

“Would love to come down again soon. Had a blast at your place.”

Joe Cermele
Joe CermeleAssociate Online Editor, Field & StreamFields and Stream "Hook Shots" Episode

“You run a great operation and I’ve already told plenty of people that travel and fish to come down there, stay and fish.”

Andy PickettCharlestonFishing.com