One of the largest homes in this area, Hughes House B&B was built over 100 years ago by Jefferson Davis Hughes II. He built on a portion of land that originally belonged to his grandfather, Peter Hammond. Hughes, being in the lumber business, rode his horse through the woods marking trees to be cut to use for building his home.
Peter Hammond (1798–1870) founded the town of Hammond, La, settling here in 1818. He was a Swedish sailor who used his savings to buy tracts of inexpensive land North of New Orleans across Lake Pontchartrain. Here he started growing trees to be used for ship masts as well as other products used in the shipping & maritime trade of New Orleans.
Peter Hammond plus some of his descendants are buried in a nearby historic cemetery under an ancient oak tree located just around the corner from Hughes House B & B.
The Illinois Central Railroad greatly improved rail service to Hammond in 1886. With rail improvements over the years, you can now take the Amtrak City of New Orleans to the station in Hammond & we can pick you up. When you call us for your reservations, you can arrange for a pickup & drop off when leaving.
While you stay at Hughes House B&B, you will enjoy a comfortable room with four poster beds, Cable TV, WIFI as well as a home cooked full breakfast. The garden, patio folly & huge porch with ceiling fans are also relaxing & fun.
We are situated in the old Historic District of Hammond; home to many wonderful restaurants & cafes, several within walking distance from Hughes House B&B.
Come for a relaxing stay. Enjoy our comfortable rooms, the porch & our garden. Savor our full Southern breakfast then do some sight seeing or relax & do nothing at all.
It's all up to you.
We have off street parking for all our guests.
For reservations or more information, call or email
Note: For anyone sensitive to pets, we have one friendly dog on site.