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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 Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Our peaceful farm is a great artists' 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 21 or older. No Smoking. No Children or Pets.
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We hope to see you soon. Merci!
We're organic gardeners, naturalists, music lovers and supporters of the arts.
Our country farm is located at Poché Bridge, just north of Breaux Bridge and just outside Lafayette.
Jennifer Gray Mouton purchased this farmhouse in 1982
We love south Louisiana and think you will love it too!
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 and non-disposable dishes, access to books, music and DVDs by Louisiana artists and a non-smoking environment.
This was a quick getaway for our 16th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better place, or area, for a quiet place out in the country, but still close to the most amazing place in America for foodies like us! We decided against Hot Springs, AR, and decided to go south, instead. We had one very high expectation, though, and that was some good coffee, which was provided by Jen there at the house. We made a cup not long after arriving and used the handy milk frother. I sat down on the little sofa in the sunroom, took a sip and my cares immediately slipped away. The house was just beautiful, clean, & had plenty of room. The kitchen had everything we needed and I especially enjoyed the library of books. The local places we recommend, and enjoyed ourselves, are Joie de Vivre, Café des Amis, The Blue Dog Café, Prejean's & Reve (since we needed to go there to purchase more of the delicious coffee Jen had introduced us to). We took a morning swamp tour on Sunday, had brunch afterwards in town, & took a long peaceful nap at the house before leaving town. Bliss. Jen was a remarkable host, very sweet & thoughtful. I can't say enough how happy my husband & I are to have stumbled upon this quiet place to retreat to as often as we get the chance. ~ James & Crystal
My wife and I stayed for a weekend not too long ago and Bonne Terre Cottage is still on our minds. We found rest, relaxation, fellowship, and a rejuvenated spirit. The house is very spacious with many sitting areas. The bathrooms are very nice. Super clean house. Country-living landscape with several farm animals big and small seen in the short distance. The host, Jennifer Gray, is just about the sweetest person we have ever met. Super accommodating and more than willing to make sure our stay was the absolute best it could be. We definitely plan to make many more trips to Breaux Bridge and stay again. It's a destination I very highly recommend.
A friend and I stayed for 3 days as an end of school art retreat. Jen is a perfect hostess. She checked with us everyday to see if we needed anything. The house was completely stocked with anything we needed. It was like being at home. The front porch was my favorite place to be and create art. The view of sweet Mathilda made it perfect!
I will definitely be going back! Thanks Jen!
The house and grounds provided a perfect back drop for an elegant bridal shower. Jen is so warm and welcoming. She has such a beautiful home that has been beautifully appointed with vintage antiques. This truly made a perfect back drop for our bridal shower. I was able to comfortably serve 35 - 40 people. The kitchen layout was open and had an island perfect for our mimosa bar. The refrigerator was large enough to keep everything cool until serving, including a 2 tier cake. Dining room area had large dinning table and side board perfect for all the food and deserts. This room also had a lovely fireplace which made a perfect back drop for pictures. The Bride and her guest loved the venue because it was so welcoming and tenderly cared for by Jen. Along with hosting the bridal shower, my mother and I also stayed two nights in the cottage. Both bedrooms were spacious and comfortable with some amazing views of the property. Thanks again for everything, Jen!
This house is gorgeous and Jen has thought of everything. From the placement of furniture to make sure that each area is comfortable and welcoming to the amazingly well stocked kitchen with everything you'll ever need to enjoy feasting during your stay and books, DVDs and anything you'd need to while away the hours relaxing. Her attention to detail extends well beyond the house to the entire property, which is beautiful. Jen is the ultimate hostess who believes in gracious living.
I've stayed in quite a few rentals found here on VRBO but I've never stayed somewhere where I truly felt like I was at a home. The house is filled with personal items, books, DVDs, music, etc... The kitchen has anything and everything you might need as it relates to tools, gadgets, appliances, etc.... If I'm being honest it has more in it than my own (seriously). And I can't say enough good things about our hostess Jennifer. She greeted us upon arrival and contacted us multiple times during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. Graciousness at it's finest. Not a surprise in Louisiana but still to be applauded. Bonne Terre is truly a home away from home although home is never this peaceful.
We're in the heart of Cajun and Creole country in Poché Bridge, very close to Breaux Bridge's Café des Amis, Poché's Market & Restaurant, antiques shops and annual Crawfish Festival. We're also very near Lafayette, Arnaudville, St. Martinville, New Iberia, the Atchafalaya Basin, Lake Martin, Lake Fausse Pointe, Avery Island, etc., and the area's many great restaurants, dancehalls, festivals, and natural and man-made tourist attractions. Baton Rouge airport (BTR) is one hour away; the New Orleans airport (MSY) is two hours away.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Up to four guests permitted. Two-night minimum stay required; A 50% deposit confirms your reservation hold.
$180.00 per night; $800.00 per week for two people, add $100.00 per person for week's stay (maximum four people); $2300.00 per month
No credit cards accepted. Personal checks only. *All guests must be 21 or older. No Smoking, No Children or Pets.
Personal Check only.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.