The space available is a loft above the kayak shop in the heart of Cajun country. The shop sits on the banks of the Bayou Teche in historic downtown Breaux Bridge, the Crawfish Capitol of the World. (No, seriously, it is.) The bedroom that overlooks the slow-moving bayou (that used to be the Mississippi River some 5,000 years ago), is furnished with a queen-size bed, plenty of closet space, and a private bath with walk-in shower. Also available to visitors are a shared washer and dryer, and an equipped kitchen. Everything is in walking distance: Café des Amis (known for its Saturday morning Zydeco Breakfast), La Poussiere (an historic Cajun dancehall), a coffee shop that hosts Cajun music jams, antique shops, and grocery stores (where boudin can be found).
Cory is the operator of the kayak shop. He lives downstairs when he’s not paddling the Teche or the nearby swamp, Lake Martin.
Local highlights include the annual Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (first full weekend in May), Festival International de Louisiane (last weekend in April), Festival Acadiens et Créoles (second weekend of October), country Mardi Gras (Courir de Mardi Gras), and Avery Island, home of Tabasco and Jungle Gardens.
The nearest airport is Lafayette (LFT) with a 20-minute drive. If you choose to visit us from New Orleans, it’s a 2 ½ hour drive. If coming from Baton Rouge (BTR), it’s an hour drive. Bienvenue a Pont Breaux!
WOW ! Don't think twice - book it! This is a hidden treasure , the cabin , the town and the people. Both Cory and his parents were in town and are the nicest people you will ever meet ! The cabin is clean and comfortable - beautiful view too. Great Antiques everywhere and lots of authentic food choices . We will be back !
We were attracted by the idea of a bayou paddle on our way from Austin to New Orleans. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate. But Ingo did all he could to make sure we were comfortable.
The upstairs bedroom was well appointed and the bathroom was especially nice. A few things anyone renting should know:
There's no shades on the windows in the bedroom.
The cabin is very close to the bridge and traffic goes late into the night and begins early in the morning.
The bed is a mattress on the floor - not best suited for older or infirm renters.
Your host (Cory, son of Ingo) is a great ambassador for Breaux Bridge, it's culture, it's unique ecosystem. Wish I could have spent more time there.
Excellent experience. Logistics were easy, the place was clean and had everything we needed, and the location was convenient and pretty. The view out the window of the Bayou and the bridge is pretty.
Great time in Pont-Breaux thanks to our host, Cory - Ingo’s son - who gave us a the warmest welcome, took it upon himself to call the Swamp Tour for us, and gave us great directions to enjoy local dinner and breakfast and live music. The log cabin, with a bedroom with view on the Bayou Teche, is a very pleasant place to spend a few nights. Simply great!
Pretty, clean, newly renovated room w/ bathroom in a charming and spacious cabin right next to the Bayou Teche! Great host! Really interesting and beautiful town in the heart of cajun country! Thank you for the (too short) stay and your precious advices!
Everything was great. A unique place to stay right in the heart Breaux Bridge. The place was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The hosts made us feel welcome and everything went smoothly for check-in/check-out.
The cabin is also close to a place that holds Zydeco breakfast, which is definitely worth checking out if you're there on a Saturday morning.
I almost don't want to leave a review praising how awesome this place and its host Cory is; so we can keep it a secret :) ...but that would be selfish. The ambience of nature, the wood cabin, the rustic feel of being truly "In the Country," as I like to call it, with the comfort and luxury of modern and cozy accommodations, all lend to a small-town -- neigh -- small-village rescue and escape from the sometimes hoity-toityness of BnB's ON the beaten path. Every single person you encounter in Breaux Bridge, or Pont Breaux (en Francaise) will greet you with a smile and will kindly speak to you, whether you prefer English, or the still prolific, and native Cajun French. And this includes, of course, the nothing-but friendly, kind, courteous, and knowledgeable Cory. He was so accommodating and answered every question we could throw at him from the history of the town, down to the cabin itself. Kayaks and canoes are available to rent as well with easy access to Bayou Teche. My boyfriend and our dog stayed only one night, and sadly we had to get back home, but it will definitely not be the last time. Looking forward to a lengthier stay. And soon!
I live in the entertainment capital of the world Los Angeles, California, as well in the crawfish capital of the world Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.