The Best Western in Natchitoches Louisiana is better then home. We stayed one night there when we were in town last week for a funeral of a dear friend. The BW was one of the first in a horseshoe of motels off I-49. Getting in and out is a little tricky because the whole horseshoe is getting realigned and repaved. But guess what? Ivan and Miss Daisy we’re right there to greet us, and Dustin in the morning!
The first step into our handicap-designed room was a step into luxury. The restroom was spacious. There were safety rails on all of the shower walls. Even though I had to step over the side of the tub, the shower was spacious and the amenities expansive. The bed was perfect: not too high, perfect filling, perfect pillows and perfect bedding. We did not need to turn the thermostat higher because the three sheets and a blanket and a narrow throw were all we needed to stay warm on this freezing night.
The BW is on the street that goes all the way through town, including over the Cane River Lake bridge, and the Christmas lights are mostly already up and lit. The official lighting ceremony is something like Nov. 11-Jan. 4. You will never forget driving alone the lakeside for miles and miles and seeing set pieces depicting your favorite Christmas songs, scenes, and memories.
We managed to pick up a couple of Natchitoches meat pies on our way out of town (French Market - convenience store -$2.50 each), and ate them with red beans and rice once we got home. We need to return in spring to see the beautiful trees blooming, the historical and intriguing plantations, and some more of the wonders around Natchitoches. If you’ve never visited, it’s pronounced Nak-i- tish. less