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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
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Real gem

This tour is definitely worth doing. The house is beautiful and the gardens are fantastic and... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
Houston, Texas
Good sunday

We went just to grab a sunday bloody mary and found so much more. Beautiful landscape and my friend... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2016
Jess G
Houston, Texas
via mobile
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5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

This tour is definitely worth doing. The house is beautiful and the gardens are fantastic and beautifully kept.

Thank ScotsGetEverywhere
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We went just to grab a sunday bloody mary and found so much more. Beautiful landscape and my friend had never seen a peacock and was mesmerized. Haha Bloody Mary from the outside bar was small but good, the one's inside the restaurant were much...More

Thank Jess G
Reviewed 1 May 2016

As a 10+ years transplant to New Orleans, all I ever heard about was Avery Island. Jefferson Island and the Rip Van Winkle Gardens puts Avery Island to shame. The home is beautiful and we had a fabulous tour. We spend a couple of hours...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Servants Quarters 2 was a great room. A bit dark for my taste and lacking a second comfy chair, but terrific overall. We had. 2 cat visitors, one a stray, and Sam, the Jefferson Mansion cat. Alphonse, the peacock, came to sit on our porch...More

Thank phimumom
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Great trip with friends we loved the trip immensely and had such fun walking and laughing and taking pictures. It was hot but we loved it.

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 26 April 2016

There is a fascinating story behind this small lake, but all things aside, the home and the Gardens are well worth a visit The setting is beautiful, the lake and Gardens are very peaceful I recommend at least 45 minutes just for touring the grounds...More

Thank beccakristfelt
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our cousin had a wedding here and it was stunning. There are peacocks that walk around the garden, but do not bother any guests. They are gorgeous. There are quaint little houses on the property where the bride got ready for the wedding. The view...More

Thank traveler10152
Reviewed 21 April 2016

No photos allowed inside. Place is beautiful. Thought guide good but definitely on script. Thrilled with amount of natural light. Grounds beautiful. Herb garden a bit bare at moment. Peacocks loose. Something screeching. Pleasant stop on sunny day.Very interesting history. Built after civil war.

Thank scampi745
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Great restaurant and great grounds. The peacocks were simply wonderful and kitties were so cute. I plan on coming back and staying the weekend in the future. I am from Colorado and never have I seen such beautiful gardens.

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here and the tour of the plantation was very informative. The house is also well preserved. I would highly recommend venturing off the path to see this place. Well worth it.

Thank DWM0120
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12 July 2017|
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Response from firemom72 | Reviewed this property |
I've never stayed at the cottages. However, I'm pretty certain if you contact the establishment, they could better answer you questions.
26 January 2017|
Response from RipVanWinkleGardens | Property representative |
Good morning, We are not usually very busy on Thursday, but is you like you can call to reserve. 337-359-8525. Pam
25 December 2016|
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Response from pmlaque | Reviewed this property |
I think they are closed on those days.