Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Covington, LA
130 Holiday Boulevard
Covington , LA 70433
Reserve a room at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Covington, LA, just off I-12 and an hour north of New Orleans. You’ll be conveniently close to hiking trails, wildlife reserves and boating on Lake Pontchartrain. Fill up for your adventures with hot waffles, buttery grits, oatmeal, fruit and more at our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. You can soak in the Louisiana sunshine by the outdoor pool, and end the day’s adventures on one of our Serta Elite 2000® plush beds, a chilled beverage from the refrigerator in hand.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Help yourself to a complimentary cookie and a book from the Read It & Return Lending LibrarySM on your way through the lobby. Work up a sweat in the fitness center, and then toss your workout clothes in the guest laundry facility to keep them fresh. Our amenities and services include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Plug in the Nintendo® WiiTM or fire up your laptop with our free Internet access. When you’re ready to rest, draw the blackout curtains and snooze away on the Serta Elite 2000® mattress in your room or suite. Our rooms’ amenities include:
Need some elbow room? Reserve a One-bedroom Suite for your family. You can enjoy all our standard amenities plus extras including:
Where to Eat While You’re Here
A visit to Cajun country starts with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. Pile your plate high with waffles, fruit, Danishes, bagels and omelets. For lunch or dinner, stroll over to Dakota for a plate of succulent shrimp and grits, or drive out to other nearby restaurants like Buster’s Place and Oyster Bar.
Things to Do in Covington
Covington sits just off the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and is an hour’s drive from New Orleans. Explore local folk art, hiking opportunities and wildlife reservations, or plan a day trip to NOLA’s famous French Quarter. Don’t miss these other nearby attractions:
Abita Brewing Company – Tour Abita to learn how 151,000 barrels of the finest beer in Louisiana gets brewed every year. Brewery tours, pub fare and plenty of beer are 12 minutes northeast of our hotel.
Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery – More than 2,000 Louisiana alligators are waiting to welcome you to their home just 20 minutes north of us. Experience firsthand the life and times of Louisiana’s oldest residents. The kids will love holding the baby gators, too.
Historic Downtown Covington – Explore art galleries, eclectic shops and restaurants serving distinctive cuisine. Stop by HJ Smith’s Son General Store, owned by the same family since its opening in 1876, and then rent a bike to explore Tammany Trace, a 31-mile-long path.
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Groups & Meetings
Usher up to 40 people into our meeting room for a reception, seminar or business event. While your guests enjoy the proximity to New Orleans, you will appreciate our helpful event-planning amenities, including free high-speed Internet and a projector screen.
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100% Non-Smoking Facility
Enjoy Proximity to Louisiana’s Legendary Events
Lively events and intriguing festivals happen year-round near the Country Inn & Suites, Covington, LA. Reserve your room with us to be near these local celebrations:
Steinhauer Productions Art and Craft Show
June 3–4, 2017 and June 17-18, 2017, held at Coquille Park in Madisonville, LA
Wounded War Heroes Banquet
June 16, 2017 at Castine Center
Big Easy Lacrosse Tournament
June 17–18, 2017
Lacrosse Tournament held at Pelican Park in Mandeville, LA
Essence Music Festival
June 30–July 3, 2017
Featuring three nights of musical performances and cultural celebrations, the Essence Music Festival is the nation's largest annual gathering of African-American musicians.
Liars and Lunkers Bass Tournament Series
July 23, 2017
Classic Tournament - Lock One (either side), Pearl River
August 30–September 4, 2017
This huge yearly event, one of the largest pride festivals in the South, celebrates its 43rd year with live concerts, a parade and guaranteed fun.
Scrap Dat Productions (Castine Center, Mandeville, LA)
September 14–16, 2017
Come for scrapbooking, paper crafts, crafting and all around fun. Be creative at this 45-hour crop, shop with vendors with the newest merch and have a great time with your friends. Located at the Castine Center in Mandeville, LA.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
October 13–15, 2017
Just steps from the hotel, the 10th Annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival celebrates the soul of the South in music and food, featuring music on two stages, a smorgasbord of barbeque and other delicious smoked treats, and a huge arts market.
Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival
October 14–15, 2017
Every year the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum pays tribute to the hand crafted wooden boats of the Gulf Coast. Hundreds of boats will line the banks of the Tchefuncte River as 30,000+ wooden boat enthusiasts come to celebrate the wonders of wood and water.
Midnight Madness Soccer Tournament
October 20–22, 2017
Halloween soccer tournament located at Pelican Park in Mandeville, LA.
October 27–29, 2017
Enjoy a taste of both national artists and local Louisiana musicians at Voodoo Experience, a three-day music and arts festival hosted by City Park.
Three Rivers Art Festival
November 11–12, 2017
Make your way past tent after colorful tent arranged along the streets in historic downtown Covington, Louisiana during this art festival, featuring 200 artists from more than 20 states showcasing their original works. While you're there, you can enjoy live demonstrations, music, food and lots of activities for kids over two days.
November 25, 2017
This storied football rivalry pits the tradition-bound universities of Southern and Grambling State against each other in a competition for football glory.
31st Annual Christmas Extravaganza
December 1–3, 2017, held at the Covington Fairgrounds in Covington, LA
Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 1, 2018
Be sure to get your tickets well in advance for this annual college football bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This game is one of the second-oldest bowl games in the country and has been played since 1935.
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
March 4, 2018
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is an international event featuring participants from 50 states and 23 countries. The course includes views of the mansions along St. Charles Avenue, the historic architecture of the French Quarter, the elegant homes on Esplanade Avenue and the scenic Lake Pontchartrain shoreline.
French Quarter Festival
April 12–15, 2018
This award-winning gathering brings more than 70 food and beverage vendors to Woldenberg Riverfront Park, the Louisiana State Museum's Old US Mint and Jackson Square for a celebration of music, food and culture. This event also serves as the largest free music festival in the South, so stop by to hear rhythm and blues, contemporary jazz and more from 450 musicians.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 27–May 6, 2018
Join in this 10-day celebration of Louisiana heritage, uniting local foods, craft artisans and countless musicians at the Fair Grounds Race Course. You can enjoy a variety of performances, including jazz, R&B, bluegrass, zydeco, Cajun, country and rap.