Writing Nook #3: The Camellia House in Covington, Louisiana

“Ah, so you’ve lost your backbone?” a cockeyed stranger late to this travel blog might assume at first peek of Writing Nook #3. “Scared yourself senseless with your last dare? Decided to burrow down into home ground? Poor thing.”

At this point a lesser (*cough*… more ballsy) person would swat said-stranger upside his cockeyed head and scoot his behind to the door. I, being a born and bred Southerner, would return with proper twang and indignation, “You’ve clearly never been to Louisiana, sir.” Then, shaking my head, I’d add judiciously, “Poor thing.”

Although I have spent the majority of my 43 years in the American South, I still don’t know it. No one ever does, I believe. It’s as varied and rich as a patchwork quilt. One square is never like another.

So, Louisiana calls this week. (Small town Louisiana, to be exact… although New Orleans is ever so near.) A stark departure from Greece to be sure, but as they say “there’s no place like home.”

The Camellia House Bed & Breakfast

Covington, Louisiana

(Room Choice: Petite Suite)

View: In this case, the view beyond the porch borders on the irrelevant. However, being in the small town’s historic district gives hope there’s something more beyond the railing.

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Located in Covington’s historic district, this “raised Louisiana cottage” sings to this Southerner’s soul.
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A sensuous and ever-so long romance weeps to be written here. Can’t you hear its sweet keening?… Or is that just me?

Quirkiness of Place: Odd, this. There is nothing particularly “quirky” about the inn, as far as I can dig up. It is the tiny Petite Suite that called to me. The authorly ghosts of Faulkner, Twain, and Williams would seem at peace here, I think… An odd thought, I suppose. Perhaps that in itself is the inn’s quirkiness?

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What more does and author need than a sliver of a bed to lay her wordy head upon? Nothing, I’d argue…
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Except, perhaps, for a small table for pen and journal? And large windows in which to pine? Done, and done.

 

Environs Exploreability: New Orleans is just a short drive away… but not too short a drive.

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A pool in the South is never, ever a bad thing. Trust me.
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A winter’s evening calls.

Please click on the images. They will take you to The Camellia House’s website, a small but ever so sweet experience. Otherwise, you can drop by these links for more information…

http://www.camelliahouse.net/

http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/louisiana-covington-camelliahousebedandbreakfast.html

As always, comments are as welcomed as puppy kisses. Bring ‘em on!

Until our next Writing Nook…

Chloe Stowe

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Where there are dogs, there is love… or so my hopeful heart steadfastly believes.

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