The Isabelle Inn is a lovely and beautifully decorated home, both the spacious common areas downstairs as well as the 2nd floor guestrooms! One of the home's most impressive features to me was the interior brick walls and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. We chose the Douglas room because of its quieter location away from the road. Though the inn is on the outskirts of the small town of Breaux Bridge, and is situated on a large property, it does sit at the intersection of two fairly busy roads, so if you're sensitive to traffic noise, you may want to take that into account in your choice of rooms. The Douglas Room had a HUGE walk-in closet that was such a surprise and made it much easier to keep the room from becoming cluttered with clothes while staying there three nights! Do be advised there are no individual door keys. You can lock your room from the inside however, and you do have a key to your closet where you can lock any valuables. There was a nice upper porch to sit on as well as a morning coffee room if you want somewhere other than your room to sit and have coffee or read. Susan, the owner, greeted us so warmly and we were made to feel so at home! Allie was readily available each time I called, once to extend the length of our stay and once for a restaurant recommendation. And the breakfasts and evening wine, snacks, and dessert, provided in the common area were EXCEPTIONAL! This inn truly feels like a home away from home. A great central place from which to explore the small towns (St. Martinville, Abbeville, New Iberia) that are the heart of Cajun country,hear some great cajun music, enjoy cajun cuisine (especially crawfish, of course!), and to take a swamp tour with a guide raised locally who knows the waters of Lake Martin like the back of his hand. He can bring you as close as you'll ever get to an alligator sunning on a log! A must if you're there on the weekend......the Saturday zydeco brunch at Cafe Des Amis..... zydeco and dancing while eating brunch!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A showcase of architectural splendor! Isabelle Inn is a magnificent Bed & Breakfast located in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The Inn embraces the look and feel of a beautiful southern plantation, yet it was built as a family home in the early 1970's & offers all the amenities of a modern-day residence. It is our mission at Isabelle Inn to provide guests with a unique & wonderful experience worth remembering a lifetime, a memory that encapsulates charm, southern hospitality & a carefree, slow-paced moment in time. Come enjoy our lovely home on seven lush, tropical acres along Bayou Teche & we will treat you like family. ... more less