|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This 1850's French Creole cottage has been completely restored and offers you all of the comforts and privacy of home. It is located only one block from downtown historic Natchitoches as well as the Natchitoches Events Center and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
The home has original double French doors and windows on the galley front porch, where you may relax in a swing or a plantation rocking chair. One half of the home features a cozy living room with fireplace, a dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances. The other half of the house comprises a bedroom with queen size bed and bath, a second bedroom with king size bed and bath and an adjoining sitting room/library. The ceilings are high and there are ceiling fans in every room. Luxury mattresses and linens as well as down duvets are provided. Off street parking behind home.
Enjoy the covered back patio with comfortable furniture. Bring your own wine and relax!
Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory (1714) four years older than New Orleans in fact. There are car tours to several antebellum homes down the River Road, as well as horse and buggy tours of the Landmark Historic District. There is easy access to Cane River Lake as well as Red River. Natchitoches is known for its festivals and there are many to choose from. Live entertainment is provided at several of the downtown restaurants and bars, and in the summer the Green Market is held every Saturday on the riverbank.
This property has been in my family for about 50 years. One of my close friends really wanted to open a bed and breakfast and she approached me about buying into my property and doing a guest house together. We have worked very hard to make this home something to be proud of and comfortable for people to enjoy and use. We have had many comments in our journal and guests truly seem to appreciate our efforts. This Cottage is really a home away from home! Natchitoches is a lovely place to visit and explore.
Carrie and Pat
Carrie Lou & Pat purchased this cottage in 1960
Natchitoches has so much to offer to visitors and it's surprising how many people have moved here after one visit. There is also a very active artist community and there's certainly plenty of material to foster creativity. Northwestern State University has a wonderful music department and throughout the year has many concerts. The drama department also features plays on a pretty regular basis. Many people come here to research their genealogy either at the college library or the Old Courthouse where many records are kept.
This property is unique because it is so close to locations of interest within the city. It is located one block behind Kaffie Frederick General Mercantile, the oldest store in the state of Louisiana. You won't want to miss a visit! The Natchitoches Events Center is about a block away. The Parish Courthouse is about two blocks away and the downtown area and restaurants are all within short walking distance.
Thank you VERY much for everything! We had a wonderful time--very relaxing and special. Your cottage is charming. Please call when you have time--we'd like to make reservations for next December.
My sister-in-law rented the cottage for 6 nights thinking that there would be lots for us to do & see in the area. Upon arrival we were initially pleased with the cottage, but upon our first night we came to see some flaws. The cottage is on a very busy street & you can hear traffic all night long (to be fair most of the B&B's in the area are on busy streets also), there is a large free city parking lot right next door to the cottage & people park there all the time which provides it's own set of issue. First the lot is very nice but the level of the lot is higher than the property & therefore you feel like you are being viewed all the time unless you close the blinds. People park & lock their autos with the remote which makes a small horn beep this goes on until late at night & starts early in morning so there is no sleeping late because traffic starts up at about 6 am & then the car horns start beeping. We really had no issues with the house except for the musty smell, but that is to be expected in older properties in the south. The house was clean & well stocked, beds were comfortable & windows & doors locked securely. Never really felt uncomfortable security wise but 1 time & that was when we came in late one night, but place has out side motion lights that help. Not the best neighborhood but remember it is older area of town. There were smoke detectors & posted up to date city permits. Over all we were okay with the place, but if you are wanting to go to sleep early or sleep in - this is not the place for you.
We stayed 4 nights at the cottage and couldn't have been happier with our choice. Located a block from the riverfront it is an ideal location to be in.
The house itself is beautifully furnished and has everything you need. It was so pleasant to come home to our southern home after a long day sightseeing.
I cooked every evening and found the kitchen good to work in. The kitchen has all appliances necessary.
The bedrooms are very comfortable as are the beds. We slept very well.
Communication with the owners was always quick and efficient. On arrival Carrie-Lou had left us a tasty cranberry and pecan cake, super delicious.
We made various trips. Must do's: the historic Creole Trail along various plantations. West Monroe for antique alley; great shops and reasonable prices.
If I ever get the chance to return to Nachitoches the cottage will be the place I stay.
Thanks Carrie-Lou and Pat.
Spent 2 nights at the darling cottage for a girlfriend getaway. We have traveled together for nany years and are not easily impressed but this cottage did just that. So clean and well decorated you really feel southern charm here. I was so impressed that as a wedding gift for my son we are booking this cottage for him and his bride. You will not be disappointed,
There was absolutely nothing missing from this cozy, private cottage. Three of us stayed there for a girl's weekend and we were so pleased with it. Fully functioning kitchen, dining room, living room (w/ fireplace), two bedrooms, two bathrooms AND a sitting room. Plus a front and back porch with seating. It was just so nice and so close to everything. Highly recommend it!
First, let me say that the owners are terrific and responsive - couldn't ask for more from Carrie and Pat. This cottage is beautifully decorated and in top shape inside and out. My girlfriend is a designer and not easily impressed - she complimented their decorating skills as well. The cottage is spacious with a fun sitting room between the two bedrooms. The front porch has a great swing which is great for enjoying the evening with a glass of wine. Location is great and easy to access. We wish we could have spent more time there!
What a great weekend we had staying at this beautifully decorated little cottage in downtown Natchitoches. It's so nice to have your own place with your own space within walking distance to everything. We spent a lot of time just swinging on the front porch and people watching. The cottage does have wifi, but you won't need it because there's so much to see and do! Two bathrooms and two living areas make it nice for separate space. The owners were sweet and made us feel right at home. Would highly recommend - and we will be back!
Northwestern State University, the Louisiana School for Math, Science & the Arts, Genealogy & Historical Assoc., National Park Service, antebellum plantations and historic homes, horse and buggy rides, wonderful restaurants and shopping, alligator farm.
We have higher rates during the Christmas season mid-November through Jan. 1. Every weekend is a different rate so you will have to call for the weekend you're interested in.