Money Hill acquired its name in the late 1800s. Legend has it that swashbuckling Barataria pirates and smugglers, perhaps even the notorious Jean Lafitte, buried some of their stolen loot at Money Hill. The allure of these local tales was so strong that treasure hunters explored the grounds looking for buried treasure well into the 1930s.
The Goodyear family has been the dedicated caretakers of this magnificent property for nearly 100 years. Originally purchased by the family as a logging site in the late 1800s, the two Goodyear brothers (Charles and Frank) created the paper mill and much of the subsequent town that was built around it in Bogalusa, Louisiana. For decades the property supported the timber, pulp, paper and tung oil industries. More recently, it was transformed into a fondly remembered campground for family vacationers and sportsmen.
Now entering its most distinguished period as a lifestyle community, Money Hill offers both simplicity and sophistication in a resort-like setting. Money Hill’s Abita Springs location is the perfect blend of access and privacy.
Abita Springs is a small scenic, historic town populated with quaint shops and restaurants. The entertainment, educational and business hubs of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Mississippi Gulf Coast metro areas are within a short drive. Local communities of Covington, Mandeville, Hammond and Slidell are only minutes away. Public schools serving the area are ranked among the highest in the nation, with a number of respected private schools in the area as well.