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Cottages at the Rip Van Winkle Gardens

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place for a romantic weekend away. The gardens are beautiful. Peacocks roam freely through the grounds. We stayed in the cottages behind the mansion. They have a good sized bedroom with chairs, a small kitchen and nice bath.The restaurant is only open for lunch but there are other places nearby or they will prepare a meal...

Thank Terry G
Jackson, Mississippi
Reviewed 12 April 2017

When planning our tour of Acadia Country, we stumbled on these cottages - what a find. The three of us very comfortably stayed in Cooks Cottage. Upon our afternoon arrival, had wine & cheese waiting for us to enjoy as we sat under the oaks and enjoyed the lake and garden views. For the morning, enjoyed the coffee and breakfast...

1Thank Coonie_72
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Rip Van Winkle Garden Cottages are the farthest thing from a generic roadside hotel, and a totally unique experience. It's the kind of special lodging that you will remember (fondly) for a long time. We stayed in the Cook's Cottage for two nights. The cottage itself is adorable, with a wide front porch and two rocking chairs. Inside is very...

Thank HowieRoll09
Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very friendly staff took care to anticipate all our needs. Cooks Cottage is larger, but closer to public areas - the Servants Quarter Cottages are smaller, but very quiet and private. This is a breathtaking setting and perfect for a couples getaway.

Thank Al M
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I don't write many five star reviews but Rip Van Winkle more than deserved it! We stayed in Cooks Cottage which is nicely appointed. The wine, snacks, and full size coffee maker were much appreciated as was the comfortable bed. The real treat however lies outside the cottage. We were the only guests so had the entire place to ourselves...

Thank Vagabondgirl
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We are natives of Louisiana but had never heard of this place. We found it while making plans to tour Avery Island. What luck!!! The cottage was precious and feels as if you have stepped back in time. Snacks and a bottle of wine are included in the price. We made several trips through the gardens and found different paths...

1Thank Beth246810
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We spent four nights here. Enjoyed every minute. Wanted privacy, relaxation, and beauty and got it all! Watched the beautiful sunsets over the lake two nights. Garden paths are not lighted, but moon and light rock helps. The grounds were lovely......can only imagine how beautiful and fragrant they are in the spring/summer months. Room is nicely appointed....could use one more...

Thank Sherry F
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this place to stay if in this area. We stayed in the Cook's Cottage and it was wonderful. Plenty of room and bed is very comfortable. Bathroom is huge and has a high toilet seat and great grab bars for safety. The snacks and drinks in the room are very thoughtful especially since this place is out...

1Thank Heather M
Lafayette, LA
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We spent Wednesday and Thursday nights there. Wednesday we were the only people in the garden after hours! How nice! The two of us and the two dogs (no extra charge for the dogs either!) walked the whole garden late evening and early morning. Wow! They provide two bagels and a few sweet pastries with jelly and cream cheese. Also...

Thank Earthtravler
Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed at Cooks Cottage for one night. It was very nice, comfortable, and clean. It was a very peaceful evening walking through the beautiful gardens, sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the calm atmosphere. We loved seeing the peacocks on the grounds strutting their stuff!

Thank Patty R

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Cottages at the Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Address: 5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Iberia
Price Range: $139 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The two attached cottages in the back are the quietest. The one near the restaurant has a sitting room in addition to the kitchen.”
terryg625, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“We prefer the servant quarters to cooks cottage because they are out of the way and quiet even if smaller.”
6alm, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose the cottage behind the main house - very quiet.”
Beth246810, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We personally liked the servant's quarters...if there is a wedding, the one closer to the office might not be as private.”
SherryF715, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A nice stay over visiting Avery Island...recommend!”
263pattyr, 28 May 2016 | Read review
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