November 30, 2023
Lazy L & Levy-East House

Lazy L & Levy-East House

Lazy L

Taking a page out of western naming conventions, the Lazy L in Willow Creek, Delaware was built specifically as a bed and breakfast. The Lazy L is ideal for the birdwatcher in you. The marsh comes alive with Eagles, Osprey, and Herons. Enjoy nature’s beauty from the screen porch or indoor lounge. This three-story delight is also pet friendly.

There are five spacious rooms in addition to a private cottage. The Nature Room is above average in size for a bed and breakfast. With a queen sized sleigh bed, it offers a superb view of Red Mill Creek. On the second floor is the Lighthouse room. In addition to the large double windows for an excellent view, there is an alcove in which to store your beach gear. Also on the second floor is the Mermaid room and shares two rooms with the others on this floor. From here you are offered an excellent view at the front of the Lazy L. On the lower level is the Key West Room.

Adjacent to the Key West room is a large sitting area and a walk out patio that it shares with the Flamingo room. The lounge area of the Flamingo room comes complete with all the kitchen amenities. Sit on the deck and enjoy the sunrise or just enjoy the ducks out on the creek. Unique to the Lazy L is a small private cottage lovingly called Cottage in the Dog Run.

The full sized complimentary breakfast includes such luxuries as quiche and crepes along side the full compliment of fruits and breads. After a hearty breakfast, head down to the creek and spend the day kayaking. If you prefer the less intimidating activities a heated swimming pool, hot tub, and pool table are provided. To complete the nature enjoyment, a picnic area is also provided.

Levy-East House

When you think of Louisiana, the first picture is of a French style of architecture. The Levy-East House bed and breakfast however is a three-story Greek revival structure. Located in the historic Natchitoches landmark district, it was recently totally restored and renovated. The antique furnishings that adorn the building throughout were in the home for over one hundred years.

At first glance one would expect to see the plantation owner, dressed in his white suit and walking stick to be sitting on the expansive front porch sipping mint Juleps and instructing the staff in their daily duties. Each of the rooms is adorned with period furnishings and lush appointments. We have seen the outside but now it is time to check out our sleeping accommodations.

Our first stop is the Wendy Lynette Suite. Taking center stage is the enlarged bed with the hand crocheted quilt. All the furnishings are Victorian walnut. A bed designed for royalty is matched with a marble top dresser and armoire. Enter the private bath and enjoy the whirling waters of the Jacuzzi.

Ascending the stairs to the third floor we enter the Vintage Rose Suite. The antique walnut bed and dresser have been in the family for over 100 years. The lace curtains on the windows accent the soft ambience of the room.

The Judy Colette Suite displays fabulous East-lake furnishings circa 1880. A ceiling to floor crown canopy presents the antique bed in all of its finery. Also on the third floor we encounter the Cottage Suite.

In the parlor is the television and wet bar allows a most cordial welcome to your guests. Fashioned after an English cottage we find furnishing of wicker. The queen-size bed is draped with a duvet cover and pillows and presents a view of the large magnolia tree situated just outside the window.