I was lucky enough to get an extensive tour of the Caldwell house while home visiting family recently. Although I have not stayed there.......YET, I do have a few first impressions I'd like to share. I have been in the hospitality business for over 15 years.....everything from 5 star hotels to 10 room B&B's and I have to say that when I stepped into the Caldwell House, my heart quickened. Everything was intoxicating!!! From the vibrant colors to the exquisite furnishings, to the polished hardwood floors, to the largest lemons I have ever seen in my life growing outside!
Oh my, where do I start?? I only wish that I could have met the staff that makes it all possible. The rooms were a vision....amenities lovingly laid out (that even I had never thought of & I've been an Innkeeper for a long time). Nothing was left to chance, it seemed as though they anticipated your every need & satisfied it before you had a chance to ask.
I did not rate the service because I was not able to stay there, but have rated all else that I experienced.
The grounds were immaculately kept and there was such an interesting variety of local plants, trees and flowers there. Again.....a feast for the eyes!! It made me wish I were a young bride getting married among all the beauty that lies there. Did I mention the lemons??? Out of this world, beautiful, hanging on that tree, ripe & begging to be picked.
Now that I think of it...........that's a great analogy for my visit there. Everything about that place was inviting & bountiful....begging to be enjoyed by anyone lucky enough to find it.
My only regret was that I did not have time to stay there... this time. I will make it a point to go back & fully bathe myself in all that is The Caldwell!!
I would highly recommend it to anyone going anywhere NEAR Abbeville, La .
It will take your breath away!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Caldwell House is a 100 year old historic home located 2 blocks from Downtown Abbeville, La., which offers luxury accommodations in oversized rooms with private baths. Deep wrap-around porch overlooks a courtyard and tropical garden. The Caldwell House also serves as an elegant, intimate setting for weddings, receptions and special events. ... more less