old mandeville hotel
Mandeville was founded
in 1834 by Bernard Xavier de Marigny de Mandeville (the Marigny family
also owned nearly 1/3 of the city of New Orleans.) De Marigny's plantation
is now beautiful Fontainebleau State Park. Bayou Castine, now the site
of a many sailing enthusiasts was once the home of Choctaw Indians,
whose word "caste" meant fleas, (thus Bayou Castine was originally
the Bayou of Fleas.) When De Marigny developed Mandeville he advertised
the lots for sale in New Orleans' newspapers, along with free steamship
passage to prospective buyers. The town was not a real boom town until
the late 1800's - then it became a popular tourist spot for New Orleanians.
The steamship-ferry service from New Orleans continued until 1936. Many
steamships featured jazz bands for the entertainment of its passengers.
Rail connections through eastern St. Tammany Parish from New Orleans
was another way for tourist to get to the area. When the Lake Ponchartrain
Causeway was complete in 1956 it started a building boom which would
make Mandeville a bedroom community for New Orleans.
Kickstand Bike Rental, 690 Lafitte Street, (985) 626-9300 Located across
the street from the Mandeville Trailhead and the Tammany Trace, offers
adventurous recreation of the Tammany Trace and the Mandeville Lakefront
on Lakeshore Drive. Guided tours, group discounts. Baby seats/strollers.
State Park, 67825 Hwy 190E, Mandeville, LA 70448 ph: 985-624-4443 877-226-7652
P.O. Box 8925, Mandeville, LA 70470-8925. More than 2,700 acres on the
north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Features overnight camping, group
camps, picnicking, a swimming pool and a beach area. The Tammany Trace
passes through the park.(504)624-4443
Meyers-Green Jewelry Studio, 2012 Jefferson Street, Mandeville, LA 70448,
Trailhead and Cultural Interpretive Center - Located adjacent to the
Tammany Trace in Old Mandeville, the Trailhead features a museum, an
interactive fountain in the shape of Lake Pontchartrain, an amphitheatre
and a lookout tower. 675 Lafitte Street, (985) 624-3147
Villa Guest House 2013 Claiborne Street, Mandeville, LA
985-626-5975 Fully restored 1870s boarding house with two well-appointed
guest rooms featuring heart pine floors, beaded wood ceilings and inviting
porches, private entrances, full bath, telephones, cable TV, refrigerator
Cozy Corner Guest House, 736 Lafayette St, Mandeville, LA 70448 ph:
Motel, 1902 Florida St, Mandeville, LA 70448 ph: (985) 626-7393
B&B, 212 Lafitte St, Mandeville, LA 70448 ph: 985-626-4053
Festival Children under 10 & seniors admitted free, live music,
games, rides, fireworks show, classic car show, etc.
Sunset Concert Series - An evening concert series with refreshments
and seating available. Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. Mandeville,
every second Sun 5 - 8 pm. (985) 624-3147.