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!
What an experience! Starting off, the room was clean and comfortable and the shower pressure was great.
We were lucky enough to meet both Ingo and Cory and spent a wonderful evening chatting to them (and their friend Connie) about everything as well as getting a fascinating insight into local life and issues such as the protection of the wetlands.
The next morning we spent a morning kayaking along the bayou teche (you can set off right outside the cabin) and then into Lake Martin, which is a beautiful true 'swamp'. We saw lots of wildlife including Gators (both baby and bigger). Cory gave us great directions and kindly took us to see the rookery on the lake on the way back to see the nesting birds.
I think you will struggle to find warmer hosts in this area to see Cajun country.
We had a great lunch at cafe des amis across the road and a nice cafe for breakfast nearby.
We had a great stay. The room was nicely set up and the shower was great. We were also given a great recommendation for a scenic running route, which was much appreciated.
We had a really fun stopover here! The room was just what we needed, and all the extra atmosphere was like a feature thrown in for free. By atmosphere, I mean a cool canoe trip planning headquarters downstairs, an ambling bayou just out the window, and a darling town right on the doorstep. We recommend strolling over to the Cafe des Amis and getting the special syrup cake- it is seriously amazing- and then checking out the old bridge. I'll come back some day, and when I do, I'm doing a canoe trip!
Dealing with Ingo was smooth as silk. Communication was prompt and concise.
The accommodations were exactly as described, and exceeded my expectations as far as charm, comfort, cleanliness, and just overall experience. The bed was comfy, the towels were fresh, wi-fi was appreciated, and the kitchen was well equipped. The view from the windows overlooking the fog laced canal with a cacophony of birds in the background to wake up to will be missed.
I opted to stay in Breaux Bridge vs. Lafayette, I am so glad I did. The small community was so welcoming, with lots of small businesses and restaurants--it was great to get off the beaten trail.
The Kayaker's Cabin is perfectly positioned for walking to the Historical District of Breaux Bridge--Cafe des Amis was not open during my stay (President's Day), so no fais do-do for me.
I had the cabin mostly to myself; when Cory was around, he was hospitable and just very chill. He hooked me up with a kayak, and Conni delivered it to Lake Martin for a sunset paddle, which ranks as one of my all time favorite vacation experiences ever. If you're in the area, you simply MUST get out on the water. Louisiana's wetlands are being lost at an alarming rate; they're threatened by natural causes and development. For travelers to the area, it's one thing to see the swamps whizz by as you drive along I-10, and quite another to glide silently beneath Spanish Moss draping from bald cypress. Thank you Cory for the opportunity!
Moi et mon amie avons adoré la chambre mise à notre disposition! Les petits canards jaune de la salle de bain nous ont bien fait sourire et le nain de jardin surprise aussi! (À vous de le trouver!) J'ai dormi sur mon propre matelas gonflable (c'était à mon tour), mais mon amie m'a dit que le lit était très confortable. Il s'agit d'un matelas gonflable, mais il est recouvert d'une mousse-mémoire et elle ne pensait pas qu'un matelas conventionnel aurait été plus confortable! De plus, l'hôte, Cory, est particulièrement sympathique et de bon conseil... Nous avons suivi les siens, et nous avons passé une soirée géniale et une matinée très sympathique! Si nous avions eu plus de temps, nous aurions aussi profité de notre séjour pour faire une randonnée en kayak dans les bayous, alors pensez-y!
Great place to stay - very clean, and the host was very, very helpful. Curtains over the windows would make it perfect.
The high point of our stay was Cory’s (Ingo's son) intimate knowledge of the history and geography of the area, and his generosity to share this knowledge. This continued a week after we had left, and he even provided guidance on restaurants in New Orleans, that worked out very nicely for us.
The room is as described, neat, clean and cosy. It is above the kayak business that Cory runs, right on the Bayou Teche, and next to one of the oldest functioning bridges on the Teche. We didn't venture on water, but we can see it as a major attraction.
Excellent host and location for getting to know the story of swamp and marsh Cajun life!
Cory is the perfect host! He is friendly and knowledgable. He has excellent recommendations for places to see and eat in the area. Be sure to stay more than one day, as there is much to see and do. We also highly recommend taking the kayak adventure which starts the bank of his cozy home. That was definitely a highlight for us! Also, the bed is comfy and the shower hot, we couldn't have asked for more.
Just stay there! We had been on a 2 1/2 month campervan expedition around the US and decided to spring for an air B&B for a couple of nights over Thanksgiving. We chose this wonderful spot on the Bayou and had the best time of our whole entire trip! Cory was wonderful about pointing us in the right direction for adventures. We rented a canoe from Cory for a trip on the swamp. We went to the Saturday morning Zydeco breakfast at the Cafe des Amis in Breaux Bridge. We ate boiled crawfish dinner. And lots more. Take some time to learn about Cajun culture, music, food… We loved it all!
Cory is a gracious host, very kind & hospitable. The room was clean, and simply pretty. The air mattress was topped with a memory foam pad, so surprisingly comfortable- and the shower was lovely. It was a cold coupla days, but we had perfectly cozy nights.
They were great about the 'whim' of our trip, and invited us with open arms on short notice- our dog included. Cory is a wealth of knowledge about the community, and quite a concierge- but left us to lounge, as we did most of the trip.
We already look forward to coming back in the spring!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.