Stewards of the land

“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson    

Bonne Terre Cottage contributes to a healthier planet by utilizing green household products such as energy efficient light bulbs, a programmable thermostat, an Energy Star-rated air conditioner, ceiling fans, energy-efficient windows and eco-friendly cleaning products and laundry detergent. We cultivate an organic garden, tend a small orchard and a flock of free range chickens. Our 10-acre homestead, which includes a two-acre woodlot, is a National Wildlife Federation certified wildlife habitat. 

We provide our guests with:

― Recycling bins

― A kitchen compost pail for organic waste

― 100% cotton linens

― Natural soaps and sprays created by local artisans

― Organic and Fair Trade Certified food products

― Cloth napkins and non-disposable dishes

Access to books, music and DVDs by Louisiana artists

― A non-smoking environment