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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
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Beautiful Gardens

Beautiful Gardens on the side of a lake which was drained when a drilling rig drilled into a salt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lafayette, Louisiana
Unique place to stay

We stayed in the Cooks cottage. Loved the cottage, gardens and animals! (Peacocks and Raccoons... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Stijn P
via mobile
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“house tour” (24 reviews)
“gift shop” (34 reviews)
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5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Gardens on the side of a lake which was drained when a drilling rig drilled into a salt mine. The lake is back to normal now and beautiful. There is admission fee and they charge photographers extra.

Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Cooks cottage. Loved the cottage, gardens and animals! (Peacocks and Raccoons 😁) And great place to watch sunset over the lake.

Thank Stijn P
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is an absolute Louisiana treasure! Beautiful home and gardens. Staff friendly and knowledgeable! This place has a spectacular view by the lake back of gift shop. I asked about the b&b and found the quoted prices reasonable and considering staying sometime. The home is...More

Thank Rhoda J
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went for lunch there and enjoyed it tremendously. The view of the lake and gardens are spectacular. Once we finished lunch, we walked through the beautiful gardens and saw several spectacular peacocks roaming around. Perfect way to spend an afternoon !

Thank Will L
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We have been here for a visit two years ago.. and visited again. The house and gardens are well worth a visit, a lovely walk around. This time it was a visit to the gift shop and the lovely cafe... The cafe has inside and...More

Thank Symba2014
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The gardens are gorgeous, and the property is small enough to see everything on a hot day without being exhausted. There is some great Asian/Balinese (?) sculptures and artwork as well as aviaries of birds, so a bit of everything. Be sure to watch the...More

Thank stellacolby
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I visited the gardens recently and thoroughly enjoyed walking around the gardens and seeing the peacocks and other wildlife. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and large enough to feel like I was the only one there. There was alo good signage to get there, parking...More

Thank Patricia1209
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a wonderful secrete! I almost hate to share it it is so good. What a wonderful day with my mother for mothers day spend the day viewing the gardens and eating a wonderful lunch with a little shopping too.

Thank Allison L
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

You can see the house from a distance but you need to go through a gift shop to get admission to the grounds, house and restaurant. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors over 65. The house tour is a guided half...More

Thank Polkadot72
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and home. Enjoy lunch with a great view of the lake at the cafe. If you watch the film, enjoy a meal, and tour the home and grounds, it should take you approximately 3 leisurely hours. Worth the visit.

Thank Roux-de-LA-vi
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Lynn L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the cost to tour the gardens & the home are included in the price of the stay at the cottages. It is beautiful!
27 January 2017|
Response from RipVanWinkleGardens | Property representative |
Good morning, We are not usually very busy on Thursday, but is you like you can call to reserve. 337-359-8525. Pam
26 December 2016|
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Response from pmlaque | Reviewed this property |
I think they are closed on those days.