5 Northshore Businesses to Scout

The Northshore continues to be a favorite getaway for New Orleanians. After the 30-minute drive across Lake Pontchartrain on the Causeway bridge, you’ll find yourself feeling more at ease. The Northshore captivates its visitors with its picturesque landscapes, small-town vibe, and local treasures. It’s fun to discover local businesses across the lake and it makes you want to travel over there more often. We’re highlighting a few of our favorite Northshore local businesses below:


Stone Creek Club & Spa


Luxurious indoor space with a relaxed woman in a robe reclining on a chaise lounge near floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a tranquil garden, as another individual in business casual attire stands by with documents, featuring elements that resonate with The Scout Guide aesthetic of sophistication and local charm.

1. Stone Creek Club & Spa (1201 Ochsner Boulevard): Stone Creek Club & Spa in Covington stands as a premier wellness destination, offering a comprehensive array of fitness facilities, spa services, and recreational activities. With its tranquil atmosphere and extensive list of services, it ensures that every desired treatment is readily available. The spa features amenities such as spray tanning, mani/pedis, massages, facials, hair removal, and body treatments, catering to diverse preferences and needs.


Southern Hotel


Interior of a stylish room with vibrant red walls featured in The Scout Guide, showcasing an ornamental statue, arched entryways, built-in bookshelves with a variety of books, a striking white fireplace with a decorative mantel, elegant furniture including a green armchair and a plush sofa, and a unique spherical light fixture casting a warm glow over the space.

2. Southern Hotel (428 E Boston Street): A cherished piece of Covington history, the Southern Hotel has witnessed the transformation of the Northshore since its inception in the 1900s. Following years of abandonment, the Southern Hotel was revitalized and reopened by Lisa Condrey Ward and her husband. Today, the Southern Hotel features 48 rooms and suites, along with its renowned restaurant, The Gloriette. With its charming ambiance and rich history, the Southern Hotel is an ideal place for a weekend getaway.


The Next by Jenny Carr


A smiling woman is sitting on a mustard yellow velvet couch embellished with colorful, patterned cushions, evoking The Scout Guide's flair for style and elegance. Behind her, a rack of assorted clothing items is neatly displayed against a clean, white backdrop, reflecting a curated boutique atmosphere. She is dressed in a chic sleeveless top and white pants, her pose relaxed and welcoming, with crossed legs and hands clasped together on her lap. The polished concrete floor adds a modern twist to the boutique's sophisticated interior.

3. The Next by Jenny Carr (328 E Boston Street): Our favorite Covington boutique, The Next, carries brands like FARM Rio, A.L.C., Vince, ANINE BING, Varley, Ulla Johnson, and more. The Next is owned by Jenny Carr who has been in the fashion industry for over two decades and her namesake boutique is the perfect reflection of her personal style. If you think you’re following The Next on Instagram, chances are you’re not. Their Instagram was hacked, so be sure to follow them here.


The Greenwood


A woman in a patterned dress stands next to an elegantly set table with floral arrangements under the sprawling branches of a majestic oak tree, encapsulating the Scout Guide's ethos of style and local charm.

4. The Greenwood (75082 LA-25): The Southern Hotel is excited to announce their new property, The Greenwood, a beautiful event space in the Covington countryside. Situated just three miles from downtown Covington, The Greenwood boasts a magnificent 300-year-old live oak tree, providing a beautiful backdrop. Featuring a grand ballroom and the capacity to accommodate 500 guests throughout the property, The Greenwood offers onsite catering. It is perfectly suited for a variety of events, including corporate retreats.


Jennifer Rice


Two women are smiling and posing in a well-decorated room with a vintage aesthetic, standing and sitting beside a wooden table that features a stack of books, including The Scout Guide. The setting evokes a sense of refined style and community connection.

5. Jennifer Rice Real Estate (729 E Boston Street): Whether you’re seeking your primary home or a weekend retreat, we are pleased to recommend Jennifer Rice as our go-to realtor on Louisiana’s Northshore. With expertise ranging from polo farms to cottages in downtown Covington, she can help you discover the home of your dreams.

If you are a Northshore business that wants to learn more about advertising in The Scout Guide New Orleans Volume 13, or if you want to recommend a business, email us at [email protected].