2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Nestled in the heart of Rip Van Winkle Gardens you'll find the most charming Acadian cottages that have ever been opened to over night guests. Twenty-five acres of semi tropical paradise for your backyard.

The space

With a lush twenty acre semi-tropical paradise for your back yard, you’ll feel transported back to a time when southern hospitality was at its finest. You will be able to enjoy a complimentary tour of the Joseph Jefferson House and unlimited access to 20 acres of gardens on Lake Peigneur. Filled with authentic and reproductions Louisiana French antiques, our three room B&B cottages offer superior 21st century amenities.
Handmade four-poster mahogany bed, California King Size, with deluxe linens
Tub and shower with aromatherapy soaps, bath oils, lotion, and shampoo.
Lighted magnifying make-up mirror, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
Toaster oven, microwave, and coffee maker. Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers.
Refrigerator is stacked with everything for a Continental breakfast and coffee.

Guest access

Guests have access to the grounds of Rip Van Winkle Gardens and a complimentary tour of the Joseph Jefferson house. Cafe Jefferson is also within short walking distance on the grounds and serves lunch 11-2 on weekdays and 11-3 on Saturday and Sunday.

Free parking on premises

Weekend Price $219 CAD / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Smoking on porch areas only, please. (A $250 fine or more will be charged if you smoke inside the room) No candles may be lit or burned in rooms.
**You will notice a car cover in your room, this is to protect your vehicle from our peacocks as they see their reflection and will peck your car. We advise you to please use the cover. If you choose not to, we are not liable for any damages to your vehicle. **


1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
October 2016
We absolutely loved staying here! The cottage was very charming with a fireplace and four poster bed, and was beautifully situated behind the historic mansion....we felt like we had stepped back in time. The grounds were absolutely amazing, too! Featuring many gorgeous trees and a serene lake (with an incredible back-story), our walk around the property during sunset was definitely a trip highlight!

Robyn User Profile
July 2017
Rip Van Winkle Gardens is a beautiful place to stay. Everyone was so kind and accommodating. The trails through the gardens were beautiful. It was a nice a peaceful stay. I would definitely recommend it.

Brett User Profile
February 2017
Our stay at the Rip Van Winkle Gardens was amazing! Such a nice relaxing pace and beautiful property to enjoy the sunsets and the great weather! Excellent restaurants not too far away. The tour of the Jefferson Mansion was a highlight as was the wildlife on the property. Will definitely be staying here again whenever we get back to South Louisiana and Cajun country!

Kara User Profile
January 2017
Wow! What an amazing experience! The cottage was beautifully furnished, with lots of thoughtful details. Snacks and beverages were provided, as well as a continental breakfast. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful, and the tour of the Jefferson House was fantastic! We can't wait to return to the beautiful grounds.

Lisa User Profile
July 2016
Absolutely enchanting! A very spacious and clean cabin secluded right behind a historic home with peacocks and wild birds as neighbors! We took advantage of a home tour as part of our stay, strolled the garden privately after hours and dined well in the cafe. Everyone was courteous and made us feel like family! I can't wait to return!!

Katherine User Profile
January 2016
I felt very welcome, and everything was exactly as the host said it would be. The grounds are wonderful to wander around, and the little B&B space was cute and comfortable. I would certainly come again.

Ian User Profile
September 2015
Listing was very accurate. Everybody on the grounds was approachable and helpful.

New Iberia, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Rip Van Winkle User ProfileRip Van Winkle is a superhost.

We are a 25 acre garden in a semitropical paradise located on the banks of Lake Peigneur.

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