My mother Ruth Bodenheimer ran the Lanaux Mansion as a living museum and popular bed & breakfast for nearly 35 years. After her passing in 2019, my husband Nik and I decided to carry on her legacy by continuing to make this beautiful home available to lovers of music, food, history, and the rollin’ bon temps that New Orleans does so well.
Mom and I shared the same vision for the Lanaux: To keep its architecture and historic details intact while gracefully weaving in the modern comforts we’ve come to rely on in our daily lives — A/C, wi-fi, HDTVs, etc. By getting the balance just right, I hope to give you a perfect French Quarter experience.
I grew up in New Orleans, partly here at the house, and although I’ve since lived abroad in great cities such as Tokyo, Paris, and San Francisco, there’s nothing quite like coming home to the Big Easy. I hope you’ll enjoy being here as much as I do. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to make your stay unforgettable.