At the Degas House Inn, there are three suites, two standard rooms and four windowless garrets that are tucked into the eaves of the house. Every guest of the Degas House is served an excellent Creole breakfast every morning and given a glass of wine upon check in. Each room has antique furnishings, a hair dryer, a large-screen TV with cable television, an alarm clock, an iPod docking station, wireless Internet, a small fridge and bathrobes. Every room has air-conditioning and many have ceiling fans as well. Guests of the Degas House also receive a free tour of the home and museum.
The Estelle Suite is named for Degas’ sister-in-law, who was the subject of many of Degas’ paintings. It is an elegant and intimate suite that sleeps up to four persons and is decorated in rich teal and creamy yellows. Magnificent draperies and cut crystal chandeliers add to the grace of this suite. A private balcony overlooks the live-oak lined street. There is a four-poster king sized bed, a twin day bed with a trundle bed underneath and a Victorian claw-foot tub for soaking in.
The Jeanne Suite is named for Degas’ niece, who was born during his stay in New Orleans. Decorated in a buttery cream color, the room has a full bed and a twin bed, a bathroom with a shower and tub combination, hardwood floors and dark wood antiques.
The Mathilde Suite was named for Degas’ cousin, who lived in this wing of the house with her husband and three children. This spacious two-bedroom suite sleeps up to four people, has a balcony overlooking the tree-lined Esplanade Avenue and Gayarre Park, a private kitchen and a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. The Master bedroom is elegantly appointed with a king-sized bed and the second bedroom boasts a hand-carved double bed from Normandy.
The William Bell Suite was named for Mathilde Musson’s husband. The suite has two rooms, charming furnishings, a private balcony overlooking the courtyard, a private kitchen, generous closet space, a Jacuzzi and separate shower in the bathroom. There are two beds in the suite, both four-posters; one is a king and the other a double. Up to four people may stay in this room.
The Desiree Room is decorated in deep mauve tones and overlooks the courtyard. This tasteful room has a four-poster queen-sized bed, elegant draperies, a two-person Jacuzzi tub and a separate standing shower.
The Josephine Room was named for Degas’ niece, who was ten years old when Degas came to stay with her family. A portrait of the young girl hangs in the room. This whimsical room holds an antique rocking horse, a four-poster queen bed and Cherrywood furnishings. The bathroom has a Victorian claw-foot tub and a shower.
The Gaston Garret is large, charming and furnished with antiques. There is a queen bed and a daybed.
The Pierre Garret, named for Degas’ nephew, is decorated in a subtle sage green and has hardwood floors, a brass queen bed, an extra twin bed and a ceiling fan. The antique armoire, nightstand and dresser are made of dark wood and the bathroom has a shower.
The Carrie Garret, named for Degas’ second cousin, has a queen bed and a bathroom with a shower. Decorated in taupe and mauve tones, the room has hardwood floors, an antique dark wood armoire and nightstand and a ceiling fan. Degas House, a Historic Hideaway in New Orleans, Louisiana - Photo: