Here are some recent guest reviews:

Written by a guest from Philapelphia.Perfect Getaway in Cajun Country!

My husband and I stayed at Bonne Terre Cottage for part of our honeymoon in Louisiana, and it was just perfect. The cottage is cozy and secluded, and there are so many artistic and homey touches that make you feel very comfortable. We ate out while we were there, but you could easily use the well-stocked kitchen to cook meals if you wanted, and I was unable to identify any amenity from home that was missing from the cottage. Waking up every morning in the loft makes you feel excited to greet the day, and watching the horses, goats, and chickens from the fantastic porch swing is so relaxing. And to top it all off, Jen provided us with a lovely little welcome basket that included fresh fruit, eggs and a sampler of cajun music! It was a truly magical stay, and we hope to make it back there again. If you're going to be visiting the area, I can't imagine why you'd stay anywhere else!


Written by a guest from the Pacific Northwest.

Perfect Home Base for Exploring Creole/Cajun Country's Mysteries and Delights

While in Louisiana researching a novel-in-progress, I was lucky enough to enjoy the peace, comfort, and charm of Bonne Terre Cottage for three weeks. The soulful wood cottage, with its soaring ceiling, wide porches, and sleeping loft, perfectly fit my desire for a peaceful retreat in nature balanced with a vibrant nearby social scene that included Cafe Des Ami and its Zydeco breakfasts Saturday mornings. (Can you say Fun?) Folks, the place is magical: fireflies sparkling in tree tops, cicadas signaling evening, and in the morning, the red streak of cardinals' flight across a pond to a wall of roses, just to give a hint of what you can expect. The hosts, an exceptionally wonderful couple, offer the right mix of southern hospitality and respectful privacy. For breakfast I ate eggs fresh from the owners' hens, and dinners became feasts enhanced with herbs and veggies picked from the garden that day. Each evening, I looked forward to sitting on the wide porch writing in my notebooks and watching my hosts feed their horses and pygmy goats adjacent to my fenced yard. One evening, I went along to feed the cow, Matilda. I volunteered to feed the goldfish in a small pond with a fountain outside my door. A lovely five-acre pond is at the end of the road, and I walked there after dinner to watch the turtles, ducks, and pet my favorite neighborhood dog, Jade. As for the cottage itself, the photos do a great job of showing you its sweet, lovingly built space. The dressing room and its big mirror, book shelves, dresser and wardrobe are a bonus. I made some wonderful meals in the kitchen, got some of my best rest in the cozy nest-like bedroom, and practiced my zydeco dance moves in the livingroom. Writing this review makes me feel "homesick" for a place (and its people!) that held me with grace as I ventured into completely new territory, arriving alone and having never before visited Louisiana. If you, too, are lucky enough to stay at Bonne Terre Cottage, please let me know the highlights of your stay in this special place. I do plan to return, possibly this fall.

 

A Palpably Quiet Retreat in A Perfect SettingWritten by a guest from New England.

As a traveling musician who is on the road 160 to 180 days each year, the prospect of spending more time away from home might not seem to be desirable. But this lovely little cottage, situated out in the country near Bayou Teche is a real sanctuary. There is something about the place that welcomes the spirit. This is evident in the attention to detail throughout the cottage: it is put together and maintained with great care. The proprietors have invested the cottage with a few small, well chosen pieces of folk art, details that are pleasing and personal. Should you remain through a Saturday morning, you are also just ten minutes from the best Cajun-Zydeco Breakfast in the world at Cafe Des Amis. This cottage could well be named 'Petite Maison des Amis.' I recommend a stay at Bonne Terre Cottage without reservation.

 

Written by a guest from Maui, Hawai'i.

Artistic touches galore!

I highly recommend choosing to stay in this clean and well-maintained cottage in the country. It truly is an artist's retreat...so many unique collectibles and artistic touches inside and out. My 1 week stay was quiet, comfy, and cozy. Every aspect of what a guest would need or want was well thought out and provided. Owners were respectful of my privacy yet helpful with their delightful southern hospitality to ensure my needs were being met. I felt like I was at my own retreat spa. What a gift it was to wake up to country views...horses cantering around the pond, goats playing together like children, vegetable gardens beautifully designed and maintained, again with many artistic touches. That's where I first learned about bottle trees! I can't wait to return for another stay.

 

Written by a guest from Louisiana.

Cottage Heaven

I was a former renter of this property and absolutely loved every second of the two years that I lived here. It is now super cute and comfortable, fully stocked and furnished, and still as wonderful as when I permanently lived there. Even better maybe. I live in New Orleans now, and when I come back through always make a point to stay at the cottage. The owners are fabulous people and all the animals and other amenities make it a dream.