Book your overnight accommodations in one of our charming cottages. Nestled in the heart of Rip Van Winkle Gardens you'll find the most charming Acadian cottages that have ever been opened to overnight guests. With approximately 15 acres of semi tropical paradise for your backyard, you'll feel transported back to a time when Southern hospitality was its finest.
The Servants Quarters, Cottages 1 & 2, were built in 1870 by Joseph Jefferson who also built his Victorian style home around the same time . Cook's Cottage was built in 1925 by J. Lyles Bayless Sr., who purchased the property from the Jefferson heirs in 1917. This cottage was to serve as a home for the cook who prepared meals for employees of the Jefferson Island Salt mine, which was 1300 feet below Jefferson Island.
Cook's Cottage is the only cottage available to sleep four people. The sofa does turn into a sleeper sofa. We do charge $8.00 per person if more than two guests are staying. Cook's cottage is also the only cottage that is wheelchair accessible.
Servant's Quarters (Cottage's 1 & 2) are furnished with luxurious and exquisite hand made mahogany king-size four poster Louisiana French Style beds. Each evening guests will unwind with fine cotton sheets and down pillows.