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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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Loved this place

Great restaurant and great grounds. The peacocks were simply wonderful and kitties were so cute. I... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2016
Mary J
Denver, Colorado

We really enjoyed our visit here and the tour of the plantation was very informative. The house is... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
Porter, Texas
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5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
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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
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Four ladies drove about ninety minutes to experience the Rip Van Winkle house and gardens, and Cafe Jefferson for lunch. We had a wonderful experience. For lunch in the Cafe Jefferson, our table overlooked the lake. The menu offers a variety of soups, salads and...More

1  Thank 67JW67
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This is one of the very special places to visit in Louisiana. The grounds, house and restaurant are all first class. The walk through the gardens is just stunning. I could do it again next weekend.

Thank LAHarleyGal
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Beautiful gardens! The house/mansion is lovely. The lady docent was dressed in period dress (with a great hat!) and walked and talked us through. (We even met "Sam" the very large cat who lives there-outside, of course). The Café was excellent and we recommend this...More

Thank dnrmom
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We spent one night at the Rip Van Winkle Gardens in the cabins. What a wonderful experience. The gardens and the strolling peacocks were beautiful (and the weather was perfect for us). The very reasonable price for the cabin included breakfast foods and a chilled...More

1  Thank OakForestGal
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We visited this place in a pouring rain storm and still found it very beautiful. The people to whom we paid the admission fee in the gift shop loaned us an umbrella. Also in the gift shop there is a fascinating short movie about the...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The gardens of Jefferson Island are immaculately kept and make for the most peaceful walking tour. Along the way peacocks, with their amazing plumage fully displayed, stand on the path like the owned it. And perhaps they do. Never have we been to close (three...More

Thank WineauxChicago
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Gardens were just wonderful, peacocks really made some great pictures outside, tour of the house was good too.

Thank Gail F
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Plenty of parking and wonderful walking tour. We toured the plantation home and the tour guide was excellent very knowledgable and interesting. It really is worth a visit, the gardens and the history surrounding this island are impressive. I liked Jefferson Island more than Avery...More

Thank Kiwisammc
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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.