My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wildlife Gardens. Our cabin, #4, had a winding trail with little bridges to it--part of the enjoyment. Even in late October, we needed the extra-strength ("active") Off! bug repellent, but what do you expect, it's a swamp. We loved wandering the grounds and then reading out on the screened porch. (Our Off! and the candle on the porch kept mosquitoes away nicely, too.) The cabin was semi-rustic, clean, and comfortable. A major highlight was enjoying delicious breakfast and talking with Betty and Vernon, lovely people. I also got a kick out of seeing their turtles (adopted after a pet store shut down) munching happily on a treat of exquisite flowers.
We stayed Saturday evening and went to Bayou Delight restaurant for some homestyle local food. A good band was playing, people were really friendly, and I wished we could dance like so many couples with several decades on us!
Please note that Wildlife Gardens doesn't offer swamp tours anymore. We made reservations for a nearby one (Bayou Black Airboat Tours), though, and had a great time. Gators are less active now than in warmer weather, but we still saw several, along with other swamp and marsh creatures.
All in all, we felt we got a genuine flavor and appreciation for this special region of Louisiana.
- Also Known As:
- Wildlife Gardens b&b And Swamp Tours
- Wildlife Gardens Bed And Breakfast And Swamp Tours Hotel Gibson