Each second-floor room features the charm of original oak floors and a private bathroom with a bathtub and shower, as well as the modern comfort of a personal mini refrigerator, high-speed wireless Internet, and cable television.
Guests are invited to enjoy the hot tub located on the outdoor patio. Room Rates are in USD (United States Dollars).
Overlooking our colorful tropical gardens and centuries-old oak trees, the Garçonnière Suite is secluded in its own wing of the house. Enjoy a South Louisiana sunset on the wrap-around balcony or relax in the private hot tub. The main room features a queen-size four-poster bed and sofa seating area. The adjoining sitting room features a daybed with trundle, breakfast table, and full coffee service.
The suite, which can accommodate four persons comfortably, boats the charm of original oak floors and pine ceilings as well as a private bathroom with a shower. The room also has the modern comfort of a personal mini refrigerator, high-speed wireless Internet, and cable television.
The Yellow Room was the proprietor's childhood room. With a beautiful view of the grounds, the bright and cheery atmosphere includes a comfortable queen-size four-poster bed and antique furnishings.
The Cream Room was once the proprietor’s grandmother's room. This room includes a queen-size sleigh bed, antique writing desk, and a picturesque window view of Bayou Black.
From banana pancakes with macadamia nuts to beignets and fresh fruit platters, Grand Bayou Noir offers a full, hot breakfast with fresh-squeezed juice each morning. We pride ourselves on being as self-sufficient as possible in the 21st century and use our own eggs, vegetables, and fruit when available.
Grand Bayou Noir draws its name from the French for “Big Bayou Black,” the original waterway of Houma that runs in front of our bed and breakfast. Once part of frontiersman Jim Bowie’s personal property, Grand Bayou Noir sits on four acres of “terre bonne” — the name of our parish, meaning “good earth” in French. Majestic live oak trees adorn our grounds and shade our many swings, rocking chairs, and hammocks as well as the chickens and ducks that share our space. Our diverse gardens include 15 varieties of citrus, 34 varieties of banana trees, and 12 varieties of ginger.
The flagship of our property is our 7,000-square-foot Georgian-style house which has been in the Ellender family for three generations. In addition to the two guest rooms and private suite, our two-story home has a screen porch terrace with rocking chairs and ceiling fans, a formal dining room with beautiful antiques, a living room with vintage piano, and a hot tub on the outdoor patio.
Grand Bayou Noir has been featured on the NBC Today Show and has received two Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
Fueled by a love of sharing travel and culture with other people, local judge Tim Ellender and his wife Debbie (née Hébert) opened Grand Bayou Noir to guests in 2001. They are life-long residents of Terrebonne Parish and are happy to share all there is to know about the area with you. We have hosted guests from England, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Japan, and Canada.
Grand Bayou Noir is a full-service party and event venue. Our team has over 13 years of hospitality experience and has hosted hundreds of weddings, birthday parties, reunions, and even children’s tea parties. We can accommodate up to 300 people in our air-conditioned garden tents, which feature a professional sound system, overhead LED lighting, outdoor bathrooms, a bar area with beer pirogue, and custom seating and food service arrangements. We will work with you to tailor your event and can even arrange catering.
Getting married? We can host your reception and your ceremony. We have a beautiful wedding canopy area flanked by flower gardens, and Judge Ellender can even officiate your ceremony.
Calendar of Local Events & Festivals
Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center
Whether boiled crawfish and crabs, fried catfish and shrimp, or the best homemade gumbo in town, lunch and dinner recommendations are available during your stay.
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Southdown Plantation House
Tabasco Sauce Factory at Avery Island
Mandalay National Wildflie Refuge
Southern Oaks Golf Club (only five minutes away)
Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum
Terrebonne Folklife Culture Center
Terrebonne Historical & Cultural Society