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Cottages at the Rip Van Winkle Gardens

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't write many five star reviews but Rip Van Winkle more than deserved it! We stayed in Cooks Cottage which is nicely appointed. The wine, snacks, and full size coffee maker were much appreciated as was the comfortable bed. The real treat however lies outside the cottage. We were the only guests so had the entire place to ourselves...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We are natives of Louisiana but had never heard of this place. We found it while making plans to tour Avery Island. What luck!!! The cottage was precious and feels as if you have stepped back in time. Snacks and a bottle of wine are included in the price. We made several trips through the gardens and found different paths...

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Anchorage
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We spent four nights here. Enjoyed every minute. Wanted privacy, relaxation, and beauty and got it all! Watched the beautiful sunsets over the lake two nights. Garden paths are not lighted, but moon and light rock helps. The grounds were lovely......can only imagine how beautiful and fragrant they are in the spring/summer months. Room is nicely appointed....could use one more...

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this place to stay if in this area. We stayed in the Cook's Cottage and it was wonderful. Plenty of room and bed is very comfortable. Bathroom is huge and has a high toilet seat and great grab bars for safety. The snacks and drinks in the room are very thoughtful especially since this place is out...

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Lafayette, LA
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We spent Wednesday and Thursday nights there. Wednesday we were the only people in the garden after hours! How nice! The two of us and the two dogs (no extra charge for the dogs either!) walked the whole garden late evening and early morning. Wow! They provide two bagels and a few sweet pastries with jelly and cream cheese. Also...

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Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed at Cooks Cottage for one night. It was very nice, comfortable, and clean. It was a very peaceful evening walking through the beautiful gardens, sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the calm atmosphere. We loved seeing the peacocks on the grounds strutting their stuff!

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Broussard, Louisiana
Reviewed 9 February 2016

My daughter brought me for an overnight stay last month and we enjoyed it so much we booked both Servant's Quarter rooms and brought my husband and granddaughter for a stay. We all enjoyed walking the gardens then relaxing with our glass of wine with the peacocks in the afternoon and racoons peaking at us from behind the porch in...

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Firestone, Colorado
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We stayed here one night, as a place to relax in the middle of a busy trip. Our only regret is that we only stayed one night! We stayed in the Servants' quarters and the room was comfortable and welcoming. It was wonderful to be able to get up in the morning and stroll around the grounds in the early...

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New Orleans
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Second visit to Cooks Cottage. Very comfortable and clean. This is a great value! The gardens close at 5 p.m. and the whole place belongs to you. There are snacks, wine,and wonderful coffee to partake. We plan on staying in the servants quarters next visit...a bit more out of the way. The only negative is that the traffic in front...

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RipVanWinkleGardens, Gift Shop Assistant at Cottages at the Rip Van Winkle Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great reviews. It's guest like you that make our gardens special, without great guests we would not exist. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Looking forward to your next visit. Pamela Crochet

Coronado, California
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Only 3 rooms in a detached cottage. A great bed and fluffy towels gets my 4.0 Rating. Very quiet A bottle of wine greets you and a simple in suite breakfast with good Cajon coffee The suite includes a tour of the interesting Jefferson cottage on the hour and unlimited access to the gardens. This is a special quite place...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Cottages at the Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Address: 5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Iberia
Price Range: RM445 - RM779 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Slidell, LA
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“Choose the cottage behind the main house - very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Beth246810, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We personally liked the servant's quarters...if there is a wedding, the one closer to the office might not be as private.”
 of 5 bubbles SherryF715, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A nice stay over visiting Avery Island...recommend!”
 of 5 bubbles 263pattyr, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“The Servant's Quarters are very quiet away from any traffic”
 of 5 bubbles 740danavv, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“the servants quarters behind the main house are delightful”
 of 5 bubbles avagabond52, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
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