About The Inn
Come experience Ashtons Bed & Breakfast, an exceptional New Orleans inn located in the charming Esplanade Ridge Historic District, just a few blocks from the world-famous French Quarter.
A Family B&B Tradition
Your Innkeepers, Karma and Patrick Ashton, offer gracious B&B accommodations and Southern hospitality from this antebellum mansion. This New Orleans bed and breakfast was established in 1989 as "Mechling's Guest House" by Karma's Parents. Karma and Patrick purchased the property in 1998, and have continued the extensive renovation and preservation of this New Orleans architectural treasure.
Historic New Orleans Inn
This center-hall Greek Revival mansion, which expands 10,000 square feet across the grounds, was built in 1861 for A. B. Charpantier, just before the outbreak of the Civil War. Lush greenery and an arched wrought-iron gate welcome you onto the wide front veranda – a great place to enjoy a cocktail or cigar.
Beguiling Antebellum Decor
Inside the main house, fifteen-foot ceilings, key doorways, spacious rooms, and fine furnishings tell you this is no ordinary dwelling. Relax in the beautiful parlor, with its original carved marble mantel and magnificent chandelier; or wander the gardens and discover the sprawling patio and the majestic 300-year-old ancient oak tree that shades the rear yard.