Meet the Innkeepers
“What an amazing two years it’s been owning and operating Elysian Fields Inn. We’ve made hundreds of friends from all over the world and can’t wait to see what the future brings us.”
– Michelle Hagan
Elysian Fields Inn is owned and managed by Michelle and Bob Hagan, and a small dog named Beck. If you want to NOLA like a local, you’re in good hands.
Bob and Michelle spent weekends in New Orleans for years before buying Elysian Fields Inn and turning their love of NOLA into a part of their daily life. They’d love to meet you, show you their neighborhood, and help you fall in love with this amazing city they now call home.
“Bob and I are proud to carry on the 15 year tradition of Elysian Fields Inn. We are from Louisville, Kentucky where we met in Study Hall in the 10th grade. The rest, as I like to say, is Hagan Family History. After living in Atlanta for 16 years, and with both of our daughters out of college and living in different states, we began thinking about an empty nest plan and, for me, a new career.
We had fallen in love with New Orleans years ago and made it a regular weekend getaway. Krewe du Vieux and Halloween weekend became our favorites. As fate would have it, our youngest daughter moved to New Orleans, where she met and eventually married a native New Orleanian. With Bob’s healthcare IT sales career allowing him to live almost anywhere in the U.S., we began to consider a move to Louisiana.
I was perusing the real estate listings when I came across Elysian Fields Inn and jokingly suggested to Bob that we buy it. The idea surprisingly began to take hold. We booked a room for an upcoming weekend and fell in love with the inn during our stay. The location was perfect for us. We had always favored the downriver side of New Orleans with its quieter streets, unrivaled music scene, and hip neighborhood vibe. Elysian Fields Inn was better than advertised and more than lived up to the reputation the previous owners had steadfastly built. In a few short months, she was ours.
We have been deeply touched by the welcome from our neighbors in the Marigny Triangle and are giddy with joy over our proximity to the best music and food New Orleans has to offer. We are humbled to have the opportunity to care for this beautiful house, and all our guests who will come to stay.
We hope you’ll make Elysian Fields Inn your home here in NOLA. We know you’re going to love it as much as we do!”
– Michelle Hagan, Innkeeper