Nearly seven-thousand square feet of elegance and delicacy, the Saltgrass Lodge in Venice, Louisiana is a beautiful antebellum-style home overlooking the Mississippi River. The home is located an hour south of New Orleans on the slender peninsula that forms the tip of the Louisiana boot and the mouth of the Mississippi river. A single highway hugs the western side of the river deep into the thick Louisiana marshland to the river’s end, the Mississippi river delta.
The home is a proud monument standing tall despite mother nature’s wrath. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina poured over the levee protection in south Louisiana. Flood waters rose to an astounding twenty-two feet in the interior of the then private residence that would become Saltgrass Outdoors first property. The flooding did not damage the resilient framework and in 2007 the structure was purchased by Saltgrass Outdoors and marked for a complete renovation. The post Katrina remodel was carefully crafted. Restoring and preserving southern Louisiana charm was paramount. The Lodge achieves a special type of nostalgic luxury with special consideration to classic Louisiana plantation architecture.
The lodge is now a quaint escape in the heart of bayou country Louisiana. Inviting rocking chairs on the wrap around porches keep watch over cargo and cruise ships navigating the currents of the Mississippi River. A cabana-lined pool deck, Jacuzzi bath, and gourmet meal complete the daily itinerary for visiting sportsmen and familes.
Saltgrass Lodge consists of four levels. The ground level is a covered open-air entertaining area that allows large groups a reprieve from the hot summer sun or inclement weather.
Come dine on the Second Level where you’ll find the kitchen, dining and living rooms, as well as the Cypress Room- a cypress wood-lined room fit for card games . The level is also surrounded by a wraparound porch with French door entry and exit from all rooms. To the rear, an extended deck features an outdoor kitchen along with seating for dining or lounging. The Third and Fourth Levels are rooms and suites.