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“Newly renovated in quiet neighborhood”
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The Rusca House
Ranked #13 of 23 Natchitoches B&B and Inns
Park City, Utah
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255 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Newly renovated in quiet neighborhood”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This craftsman style home has undergone a full renovation and it's lovely. It only appears to have 4-5 rooms - we stayed in the Pearl - and it was nice. The room and the bathroom were nice and huge. There is private parking in the back and they have a beautifully decorated front and side yard. In fact, the side yard, is a small walking garden with a fountain centerpiece surrounded by english-style design boxwoods. The breakfast was pretty good; it was served at 8:30 and right on time. It's about a 10-15 walk into town from the house but it's a really pleasant stroll along the river. I would go back again. Oh, one downside to the place, for some reason, you can hear every conversation in the kitchen from the rooms; that's partly due to the acoustics of the house and partly because the woman who runs it has a booming voice.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Sequim, Washington
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed here a few years ago and, passing through Natchitoches again recently (April 2014), we booked the same room (Pearl) again. Absolutely glad we did. The house is beautiful and elaborately furnished and the breakfasts are phenomenal — a great meal graciously served in a beautiful dining room. The front porch has seating that is very relaxing, a good place to enjoy coffee and a book.

The owner, Bridget Williams, is a most gracious and unimposing host. She wasn't able to be there at the time of our second visit, but her assistant, Debbie, filled in wonderfully. The only reason I would not stay there again is if the place — most regretfully — was already fully booked.

Room Tip: I think Pearl is the best room, but my son and his wife stayed in Stella and were quite pleased. Pe...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Baton Rouge, LA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the pearl room over a Saturday night. Very peaceful and well maintained. Bathroom was great with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Breakfast was delicious and Miss Debbie was a gracious host. Easy parking and nice porch swing and rockers. The Pearl room has its own entrance. You can walk to the downtown area for restaurants and shops . Highly recommended. We would return.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

This is a charming, little gem of a B&B replete with interesting features, paintings, etc.,Hard to list all of the features but all tastefully done. Hostess was very pleasant. Immaculate. Breakfast was interesting and different. Interesting combination of traditional and modern, We would recommend it to anyone wanting a little charm , etc. Quiet and peaceful. The Owner(Bridget) obviously has chosen various objects, etc. with discernment and care. Have I done my 200 words yet? I am getting writer's cramp. maybe too much forThe town has a lot of tradition, but very touristy, maybe too much for laid-back travellers. Signs in the stors on the main street about we don;t have a toilet, etc. are very tacky. I have said about all I want to say.

Room Tip: rooms vary in size, but you get what you pay for.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lake Elsinore, California
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Where should I begin...I am a picky traveler. My sister and I attended a wedding in Natchitoches the weekend of 11/01/13. We stayed 3 nights in the Stella Room. We were comfortable, felt at home and loved being close to the center of town. We literally could have walked. You will not find a breakfast like Ms. Debbie's anywhere! Pray she makes her famous peach cobbler. Don't hesitate, book here! You will love the private entrances, the gardens, the porch and the hospitality. We will be back! Do not stay in a hotel. Choose Rusca House!

Room Tip: Any room is great. Ms. Debbie took us on tour when the other guests left the house. Would love to st...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

Rusca House very clean and comfortable. We had the pleasure to meet Ms.Debbie , who cooked a wonderful breakfast. She had some wonderful stories to share. My husband and I will always remember our stay in our hearts . Thank you Rusca House for sharing

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

For the cost of a hotel I stayed in luxury. Highly recommend. Stayed in Stella room. Hard wood floors, comfy bed, whirlpool bathtub. Good location. Common areas are really clean and very nice. Don't stay in a hotel when you can stay in this B&B. blocks away from the restaurants.

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Property: The Rusca House
Address: 124 Poete St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4333
Region: United States > Louisiana > Natchitoches
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Ranked #13 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Natchitoches
Number of rooms: 31

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