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Wildlife Gardens Bed and Breakfast and Swamp Tours

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Proprietors Betty and Vernon are lovely and engaging hosts who provide a colorful link to the history and peoples of Louisiana's bayou and Cajun countries. Their little rustic swamp cabins are so sweet. We left the door open to listen all night long to the exotic sounds of the nighttime swamp. The tightly screened porch kept out all the bugs...

Thank cursedcastle
Betty P, Owner at Wildlife Gardens Bed and Breakfast and Swamp Tours, responded to this review

We found all of you very much fun. I was so glad that you got to see the gators. They are just starting to get active. It was really great to hear the males Bellow. Not everyone gets to hear that. Hope to see you again. Love from the Bayou, Betty & Vernon

Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Betty and Vern are amazing people. They have incredible stories and take time to show you around the swamp. They will even help tow your car out of the mud when you get stuck. Breakfast was also top notch. The environment that the cabins are in is so beautiful. The cabins are literally on stakes above the swamp. You see...

Thank Gummibearwear
Reviewed 10 June 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed here last summer, and wanted to come online to reiterate what a wonderful and rare place Betty's is, and something definitely not to be missed. Just reading reviews below, while there are signs of industry in the area, these aren't a strong feature and the overriding impression is of bayous, swamp and woodland. The cabins...

Thank Night_Train201
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Have to review as other reviews are ridiculously generous. I agree Betty is charming (although she doesn't welcome you) and she booked a great airboat swamp tour for us but the cabins are really grotty and the location is not as remote as implied, in a semi industrial area with a lot of noise which destroys the rural illusion. Bring...

Thank tonykj
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

It's been a couple of years since we went but I think about it often. I really enjoyed our stay and really want to go back. Our hosts were great. Vernon is Cajun all the way down to his bones and I really enjoyed listening to him talk about his youth and the history of the Cajun people. He told...

5Thank Jon B
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

I spent a fantastic night here to break the journey from Houston to New Orleans. If what you're expecting (as I was) is a cabin in the middle of the swamp then yo won't be disappointed. The other couple staying there at the same time as me commented that their cabin was "a bit basic" - I'm not sure what...

2Thank NickCrabtree
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Anyone travelling through Louisiana should be ashamed if they don't spend a few nights at Betty's. This really is a magical place, and a rare gem in a world of uniform botique guesthouses - this is the authentic experience of what life in the bayous is really all about. The cabins are set well apart down boardwalks through thick swamp...

2Thank Jess F
Aurora, Missouri
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stayed the night in one of the cabins. It was a unique experience as the cabins are right over the swamp. At night you could hear the frogs singing. The cabins were very clean and the air conditioning cool. The next morning you are greeted by the owners Betty and Vernon where you are served a good breakfast and...

1Thank Michael N
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The cabins are fantastic, basic but full of character. Sat out in the porch (behind the essential mosquito screen!) at night on the rocking chairs sipping some bourbon and enjoying the sounds of the swamp at night. Betty is a lovely host with so many stories to tell, there is a great communial breakfast room where you meet the other...

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 April 2015

The hosts, Betty and Vernon, couldn't have been nicer - knowledgeable, accomodating and friendly. And the guided tour thru the grounds! Wow! Giant - 230 lb.- turtle! 13+ feet alligators, huge cypresses, iris, snakes chasing one another in the shallow bayou - only a few feet away but safely separated. It's an experience like no other and not to be...

1Thank Jane1038

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Additional Information about Wildlife Gardens Bed and Breakfast and Swamp Tours

Address: 5306 N Bayou Black Dr, Gibson, LA 70356-3128
Region: United States > Louisiana > Gibson
Price Range: RM348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All cabins are good, 4 and 5 are furthest from the road/ parking, so quieter, but feel more remote (which we loved)”
Night_Train201, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had cabin 3”
Havips, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
“All cabins appeared to be secluded enough, there are only four, and I'm the first to say I want the most secluded!”
SonyaM212, 27 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Cabins 3 and 4 are the most secluded.”
ILOVEJASON, 25 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Cabin #4 is more off the beaten path but be prepared with your big flashlight if you are out past dark.”
SherryS788, 25 Jul 2013 | Read review
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