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Discover, Create or just Be at our Studio Rental way down in Louisiana

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Our Home is YOUR HOME Away from Home

We invite everyone to come and nurture the art of life at Bonne Terre. Get away from it all and connect to Louisiana's Cajun and Creole countryside right outside of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Many artists, musicians, nature lovers, and adventurous souls have come to pause here in their travels and gone away nourished in mind, body, and spirit. Come see why.

Our peaceful farm is a great retreat – excellent for the fine art of relaxing - with lots of natural light and many amenities. Our setting is pastoral and we're within easy reach of so much of south Louisiana's great food, music and culture. Come stay for a weekend, week, or more and experience Bonne Terre.

Last minute inquires are welcome!

*All guests must be 24 or older. No Smoking. No Children or Pets.

We hope to see you soon. Merci!

More Details

Jennifer Gray
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Jennifer Gray

We’re organic gardeners, naturalists and music lovers. Our lovely hundred year-old Main House, Cedar Studio and passive-solar Cottage, are retreats/rentals for anyone looking for a place to rest, discover, create or just be.

Our ten-acre country farm is located at Poché Bridge, just north of Breaux Bridge and right outside Lafayette.

Jennifer Gray purchased this studio in 1998

Why Jennifer Gray chose Breaux Bridge

Bonne Terre is located in the small community of Poché Bridge, ten minutes from Breaux Bridge and twelve miles outside Lafayette.

When you set your bag down at Bonne Terre, it feels like home – without the distractions. Here is a place to breathe; to slow down; to nourish your roots.

We’re a tranquil space in the center of south Louisiana’s vibrant cultures and breathtaking natural environment. Our incredible cuisine, amazing local music and one-of-a-kind attractions make our home a very special corner of the universe.

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 central AC/Heat pump, 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. non-disposable dishes, access to books, music and DVDs by Louisiana artists and a non-smoking environment.

What makes this studio unique

Built as a musician’s studio, the Studio has its own space, yard, firepit and now, its own kitchen and bathroom. We support

artisans/artists, and their beautiful hand-made art. Cypress cabinets and table, hand-blown glass and up-cycled lights, hand-forged hooks and draw pulls, locally-made railings, music and art by Louisiana artists are what we think makes Bonne Terre the fa-sheezy place that it is. Come discover, create or just be. Set back near the woods, there is a wrap-around deck and shaded outdoor sitting areas for bird-watching and enjoying the outdoors. Comfortable swing near studio for morning or afternoon coffee or just daydreaming.


Breaux Bridge Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking inside, ever! Outside, OK. and ashtrays are provided. Thank you.
  • Cooking, yes! Frying, outside only. We do not, however, allow frying inside Studio. A fryer for outside can be provided by your host. Just ask.
  • Guests may be tempted to invite friends over, but it is Not Allowed. No one but guests on the contract have permission to stay at Studio.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom – Shower, pedestal sink, toilet. Linens and towels provided. Guests are treated to locally made artisan-made soaps and sprays. Other amenities include washer, dryer, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, chest of drawers, and plenty of closet hanging space. Water-efficient toilet, faucet, and shower head.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Open floor plan. Full size bed with 100% cotton linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Welcome to Bonne Terre. We make a huge effort to provide our guests with many things they might need for a comfortable stay. Please help yourself to what you need, then leave the rest for the guest that will visit after you. That’s what the former guest did for you! Please do not wander beyond your yard and the gates. These areas are off limits to our guests. Please do not feed our animals without inquiring first. No children, pets, or guests under age 24. All guests under the age of 24 need pre-approval by owner to stay at Bonne Terre. Our residences are not wheelchair accessible. Guests may be tempted to invite friends over, but this is not allowed. Strict policy.


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Discover, Create or just Be at our Studio Rental way down in Louisiana
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
New Orleans, LA

Cajun Courtry Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had one of our most unforgettable weekend getaways ever just a 2 hour drive west of our New Orleans home. The Bonne Terre Studio was a major part of this amazing weekend. The studio is located in a wooded area about 5 minutes outside of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Although not in town, it is close to many must see communities/venues through out the Lafayette/Breaux Bridge/Opelousas area. We greatly enjoyed the solitude of the country life sitting on the porch listening to the wind chimes, birds, and other wild life. The studio packed with all of the amenities you could ask for...including a working record player and albums. And, the host/owner (who lives nearby) is nothing short of amazing. Staying in the studio is more than ample reason to plan your weekend getaway to Cajun Country.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Louisiana Charm

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent a lovely evening at Bonne Terre, in the large house, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Full disclosure: Jen is a friend, but that doesn't change the fact that Bonne Terre is a beautiful, incredibly tranquil location (just look at the photos on the website). There is a wonderful organic farm with cows, horses, rabbits, chickens and goats and idyllic vegetable, flower and herb gardens, and a small orchard. Breaux Bridge is set just outside of Lafayette, LA which is a hotbed of Cajun culture and has no shortage of music venues, festivals and food options. (And if you happen to be there during crawfish season, definitely make a trip to Hawk's in nearby Rayne, LA.)

If you are looking to experience authentic Cajun culture, or taking a short trip in the middle of a New Orleans visit, I can't recommend Bonne Terre highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonne Terre is amazing. The Studio was clean and comfortable. Jen was an amazing host.

  • 5 of 5

Bonne Terre is a dream. Deep in Acadiana, Jen has established a refuge, a place where nature reigns and time is slowed.

My wife and I came here in a tour of the South. Jen made us most welcome. She's a gracious host and a kind person. This sense of self is present in her property. She gave us a tour and introduced us to her well loved, beautiful animals. A brood of polish chickens, including Len, her rooster. Matilda the cow running to meet us. Petunia the goose let my wife hold her. We are blackberries fresh from the plant.

We petted the horses. Frogs and fish were everywhere. The studio was immaculate and comfortable. When we laid in bed the sheets smelled of lavender.

The studio was filled with art, music and instruments. If you enjoy it half as much as we did you'll be sure to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Several nice golf courses
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
More restaurants per capita than any other city
Car: necessary

Get away from it all and connect to Louisiana's Cajun and Creole countryside right outside of Lafayette, Louisiana. Our peaceful farm is a great vacation spot/retreat – excellent for the fine art of relaxing - with lots of natural light and many amenities. Our setting is pastoral and we're within easy reach of so much of south Louisiana's great food, music and culture.

Bonne Terre is located about four miles from Breaux Bridge. This quaint little town has an amazing coffee house (Joie de Vivre) that serves delicious breakfast & lunch daily with dinner & music by local musicians on weekends. JDV also hosts a Saturday morning Cajun jam. Buck and Johnny's Pizza, is the home of the Zydeco Breakfast. Check it out on Saturday mornings. So much to see, hear and do! There are also lots of antique shops for bargain hunting and best of all, the friendliest people any where around. For those who love the great outdoors, the Bayou Teche which runs through the town of Breaux Bridges (Bayou Teche Experience for rentals) and Lake Martin and The Atchafalaya Basin are just a few miles away. And, if you love birds, you're definitely at the right place.

Bayou Teche Visitor Center, right near the bridge in town, and Atchafalaya Welcome Center are both great places to learn more about our area. Plan a swamp tour. Take a tour of a plantation home, as there are several within a sixty mile radius. There are several little towns to explore nearby - New Iberia (Books along the Teche -best small book store, with many James Lee Burke novels) , St. Martinville,(Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site Arnaudville (NuNu Arts and Culture Collective), Grand Coteau, & Sunset, (home of Water Oak Farms, The Funky Flea and Jerilyn's Glass Studio) just to name a few, all interesting places to discover and enjoy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All Guests must be over the age of 25, No smoking inside, No pets or children allowed. Only guests named on the contract are allowed at our rental/farm. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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