Meet the Innkeepers

Bob and Michelle Hagan

“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

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"We had a delightful stay at Elysian Fields. Our hosts were a joy and took care of our every need. We hope to return to stay longer. We strongly recommend Elysian Fields for anyone who wants to enjoy great hospitality near the exciting French Quarter. Everything is just a short walking distance from the B & B."
BedAndBreakfast.comJust Like Home Near the French Quarter
"Very nice place, very clean! I was 100% satisfied with our stay! My friend and I required unique sleeping arrangements... Not a problem, they went above and beyond to accommodate! When I inquired about a safe, secure location to park my motorcycle for the night/weekend, without hesitation they were able to find a solution for us!"
Nicholas S. – TripAdvisorExcellent!
"My husband and I stayed here last weekend. What a nice place. Bob and Michelle were so nice. The room was lovely with a nice bathroom. We slept very well. The breakfast is served from 8a-10a. I'm not much of a breakfast eater so I tried the sausage and fruit. It was very good. My husband had eggs, sausage, toast and fruit. He thought it was very good and enjoyed the hot sauce with his eggs. There is a sweet dog there named Beck."
theexpatlife – TripAdvisorWonderful B & B!
"This was our third visit in as many years to Elysian Fields Inn. We loved the previous owners and were a little worried when we learned Inn had changed hands just a few weeks before our return visit. We were delighted to find the new owners to be friendly and charming and enthusiastic about their new venture. They have made a few changes to the lovely inn, which is located close to Frenchman Street and a short walk to the French Quarter. Breakfasts are nice, and oh my, that blueberry French toast casserole! Highly recommend."
DonnaDAF – TripAdvisorNew owners, still great!
"Only there for two nights, but we settled in immediately. The room was spacious and clean, the bed very comfortable, and the lofty ceilings with crown molding made it all seem quite regal. An excellent location, we were just blocks from the music on Frenchmen Street, with an easy walk to our favorite old places in the Quarter and our favorite new (to us) places in Bywater. Owners Michelle and Bob were gracious, personable and eager to help us find restaurants and other shops that would be a good fit for us. And the breakfasts were superb! Highly recommended all round."
James W – TripAdvisorExcellent Inn, and even better hosts!
"My fiancée and I spent four nights at Elysian Fields Inn on our first visit to New Orleans. It was a perfect vantage point from which to explore the city and Bob & Michelle were wonderful hosts. Our room was beyond expectations for such a reasonable price and every day's breakfast was even better than the last. (Don't miss out on the pancakes.) We can't recommend this B & B enough. We will definitely be returning on our next visit to The Big Easy. 5/5"
Jason B. – TripAdvisorA great place to fall in love with New Orleans