Explore the New Orleans Area from This Hotel’s Location
A convenient site on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just across the 24-mile-long Causeway bridge, makes the Country Inn & Suites the perfect place to lodge while visiting businesses
and attractions in Covington/Mandeville and the New Orleans area. The hotel’s location is perfect for nature buffs, since it’s close to the Global Wildlife Center, Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and Fontainebleau State Park. It’s easy to take a day trip to exciting New Orleans, home to the Superdome, Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. If you’d prefer to stay close to the hotel, try a tour of Abita Brewing Company or Fancy Faces mask factory. Be sure to check the schedule of local festivals
that may be occurring during your stay.The hotel is near the following attractions:
- Abita Brewing Company (4.8 miles)
Spend an afternoon touring and sampling the offerings at this local brewery, which has gained a strong national following.
Phone: +1 (985) 893-3143
- Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (14.8 miles)
Get some fresh air and enjoy hiking, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching and more at this scenic wildlife preserve.
Phone: +1 (985) 882-2000.
- Fancy Faces (9 miles)
Get a taste of New Orleans any time by making an appointment to tour the Fancy Faces factory, which is the leading manufacturer of Mardi Gras masks.
Phone: +1 (985) 893-2652
- Fontainebleau State Park (8 miles)
Outdoor enthusiasts can hike, cycle and picnic at this state park, which is located on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.
Phone: +1 (985) 624-4443
- Global Wildlife Center (21.6 miles)
The largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind in the country, Global Wildlife Center is home to more than 4000 exotic, endangered and threatened animals from all over the world.
Phone: +1 (985) 796-3585
- HJ Smith and Sons General Store & Museum (3.7 miles)
Since 1876, this unique general store has attracted visitors to its charming and eclectic collection.
Phone: +1 (985) 892-0460
- Honey Island Swamp Tours (18.2 miles)
Book a guided boat tour to explore this pristine river swamp, which is home to countless fascinating flora and fauna.
Phone: +1 (985) 641-1769
- Historic Downtown Covington (3 miles)
Take a stroll down the streets of this historic downtown area, which features boutique shopping, craft stores, spas, dining and entertainment.
- Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery (10 miles)
Get up close and personal with fascinating critters at this working alligator farm, which is home to more than 2,000 gators and offers guided tours.
Phone: +1 (985) 892-3669
- Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum (5.2 miles)
Visitors to this maritime history museum in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin can learn about the history and culture of the area.
Phone: +1 (985) 845-9200
- Magnolia Belle Riverboat Cruises
Enjoy a cruise on this beautiful paddle boat, which offers dinner, drinks, dancing and live music as it travels down the serene Mississippi and Tchefuncte rivers.
Phone: +1 (985) 630-4959
- New Orleans (37 miles)
Take a day trip to the home of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, the Superdome, the French Quarter and a plethora of world-class restaurants.
- Northlake Nature Center (8.4 miles)
Visitors to this nature center can experience three ecosystems, including a hardwood forest, a pine hardwood forest and a pond swamp.
Phone: +1 (985) 892-0460
- UCM Museum (5.5 miles)
Folk art buffs are sure to love this museum, which features all kinds of Louisiana folk art.
Phone: +1 (985) 892-2624
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