This property is seriously gorgeous. It's owned by a landscape architect, and he definitely knows his stuff. As other reviewers have noted, when you stay in one of the B&B suites, you have complete access to the beautiful grounds. Peacocks wander around, breeze blows through the oak trees, and a friendly cat showed up on our porch in the morning (cat-lover here, so this was purr-fect for me). We stayed 2 nights in the Servant's Cottage #2; our room was refreshed the 2nd day, with new towels in the bathroom and snacks replenished. There isn't really anyone to "check" you in; you just show up and the key is in the suite, and you leave the door unlocked when you leave. This makes things very private and peaceful. Cafe Jefferson is on the grounds and open for lunch, and was delicious with a gorgeous view of Lake Peigneur. As wonderful as this place is, I feel like there's a bit of a missed opportunity here. it's time to give the B&B suites a little love. I know it's a very old property, but being from New Orleans, I'm used to old houses. I know an old house can be faithfully updated and spotlessly clean. It's not as spic-and-span clean as it could be (rust and grime in the bathroom); it needs new fixtures (especially the bathroom), some paint touch-ups inside, and the draperies need serious, serious updating. It wouldn't take much to make the place really dazzling. Maybe I'm just not used to the level of cleanliness of a bed-and-breakfast; it was my first stay in one. I just prefer overnight accommodations to feel really clean, and this didn't quite get there. It wasn't terrible; in fact it was a lovely stay. I just feel like with a little attention, it could be TOTALLY PERFECT. I told my husband I wanted to go buy new drapes and some touch-up paint and just do it myself (ha). On the definite plus-side, I didn't see one giant roach the whole time. I need to find out how they manage this with all those oak trees so I can do it at home in New Orleans! It truly is a special place, and I wish we could have stayed longer. I really hope the owners take this advice to heart and update things soon, and then I will hurry back for a whole week's stay next time.