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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
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A beautiful home and surrounds on the lake

I visited the gardens recently and thoroughly enjoyed walking around the gardens and seeing the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
best Mothers Day ever!

This is a wonderful secrete! I almost hate to share it it is so good. What a wonderful day with... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Allison L
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“gift shop” (31 reviews)
5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the gardens recently and thoroughly enjoyed walking around the gardens and seeing the peacocks and other wildlife. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and large enough to feel like I was the only one there. There was alo good signage to get there, parking...More

Thank Patricia1209
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a wonderful secrete! I almost hate to share it it is so good. What a wonderful day with my mother for mothers day spend the day viewing the gardens and eating a wonderful lunch with a little shopping too.

Thank Allison L
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

You can see the house from a distance but you need to go through a gift shop to get admission to the grounds, house and restaurant. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors over 65. The house tour is a guided half...More

Thank Polkadot72
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and home. Enjoy lunch with a great view of the lake at the cafe. If you watch the film, enjoy a meal, and tour the home and grounds, it should take you approximately 3 leisurely hours. Worth the visit.

Thank Roux-de-LA-vi
Reviewed 26 July 2017

THIS PLACE IS SO BEAUTIFUL IT COULD ONLY BE GOD'S HANDIWORK. Peacocks everywhere and a great story behind the creation of this wonderful place.

Thank Rudimiester
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The food is consistently good. My favorite is the seafood bisque. It's chock-a-block full of shrimp, lump crabmeat and crawfish. It is pricey, but you get so much more seafood than you see anywhere else. The setting is beautiful and the waitresses have been there...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We did it all! We shopped the gift store. We walked the gardens, and walked the gardens! Unbelievably gorgeous. We toured the mansion and had a late lunch and coffee at the cafe. What an unbelievable place! Peacocks all over the grounds. I can hardly...More

Thank nette49
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Spent an amazing morning at this gardens. Cost $10/adult and well worth the money. Enjoyed seeing and hearing the peacocks. They have 32 of them! The gardens are VERY well maintain and easy to walk. There is a cafe on the grounds. Enjoyed the tour...More

Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Beautiful gardens, peacocks, and a very interesting house tour, according to my wife I didn't do the tour even though it's included. The house owned by a silent film star. Sits by a lake with a really interesting history. You tube "Jefferson Island disaster" and...More

1  Thank gary K
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Rip Van Winkle Gardens. The lady in the souvenir shop was friendly and helpful. The grounds were beautiful and interesting. We loved taking pictures of the peacocks who seemed to pose for us.

Thank lanelson2016
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12 July 2017|
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Response from firemom72 | Reviewed this property |
I've never stayed at the cottages. However, I'm pretty certain if you contact the establishment, they could better answer you questions.
27 January 2017|
Response from RipVanWinkleGardens | Property representative |
Good morning, We are not usually very busy on Thursday, but is you like you can call to reserve. 337-359-8525. Pam
25 December 2016|
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Response from pmlaque | Reviewed this property |
I think they are closed on those days.