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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
Review Highlights
Lovely Gardens with a view of the lake

The gardens are worth a leisurely walk. Peacocks stroll through them and there are interesting... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Terry G
Rockville, Maryland, United States
Very relaxing and beautiful setting

Visited with a school field trip. Beautiful lawns and gardens. The history behind the gardens is... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
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5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

The gardens are worth a leisurely walk. Peacocks stroll through them and there are interesting fountains and other features. The food at the restaurant in very good.

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with a school field trip. Beautiful lawns and gardens. The history behind the gardens is interesting. Wear comfortable shoes and comfortable clothes. Great areas for a picnic.

Thank firemom72
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Great gardens peacocks and so many other birds great for small family's Maybe even a one person family.

Thank Snuffles M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

They have the most beautiful gardens here. It's right on a small lake and they have the perfect setting for a wedding at sunset. There's a beautiful plantation house that you can touring, and a very nice restaurant as well with great food. If you...More

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RipVanWinkleGardens, Gift shop attendant at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We try very hard to make our gardens inviting to our guest.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a beautiful spot to walk around, look at the lake and spot spoonbill egrets, peacocks and other wildlife (we saw two raccoons walking around). There is a wonderfully restored, beautiful house on the hill to tour and the day we went the docent...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent day walking the gardens, touring the mansion and seeing the film which explained the great salt disaster of 1980. The food in the cafe was fine. Big highlight was the roseate spoonbills which were present in large numbers where one turns off the main...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The gardens and home tour are beautiful. The restaurant overlooking the lake provided wonderful lunch. Don't miss this place.

Thank TheDotdog
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We stayed at the recently renovated B&B Cooks cottage, very nice. Wonderfully quiet at night. The story of the salt cavern collapse is very interesting. Very beautiful gardens, with bamboo small groves from several continents.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We visited the gardens on my moms birthday and the sights were so spectacular that it was hard to stop taking pictures. The crawfish étouffée and crab au gratin was delicious alongside the great service at the cafe . If you seek beautiful views and...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Worth the visit. Sweet gift shop. The home and grounds are beautiful! Lovely tour with lots of information but not overwhelming. We travelled w 3 and 6 year old and they enjoyed it too. Lots of grounds for them to run around. Lots of birds,...More

Thank newcarsmelly
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do we need to get a reservation for lunch if we have 7 people next Thursday, Feb 2??
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
Is it open on Christmas and New Year's Day?
26 December 2016|
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Response from pmlaque | Reviewed this property |
I think they are closed on those days.
Angela P
Is the walking extensive? If so are there wheelchairs available?
10 May 2016|
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Response from BRLRPH | Reviewed this property |
The concrete paved paths were limited. Most of the paths were gravel or bark,difficult to maneuver a wheel chair through the beautiful gardens.