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Wildlife Gardens Bed and Breakfast and Swamp Tours

5306 North Bayou Black Drive, Gibson, LA 70356
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I spent a fantastic night here to break the journey from Houston to New Orleans. If what you're expecting (as I was) is a cabin in the middle of the swamp then yo won't be disappointed. The other couple staying there at the same time as me commented that their cabin was "a bit basic" - I'm not sure what... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Anyone travelling through Louisiana should be ashamed if they don't spend a few nights at Betty's. This really is a magical place, and a rare gem in a world of uniform botique guesthouses - this is the authentic experience of what life in the bayous is really all about. The cabins are set well apart down boardwalks through thick swamp... More 

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Thank Jess F
Aurora, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stayed the night in one of the cabins. It was a unique experience as the cabins are right over the swamp. At night you could hear the frogs singing. The cabins were very clean and the air conditioning cool. The next morning you are greeted by the owners Betty and Vernon where you are served a good breakfast and... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The cabins are fantastic, basic but full of character. Sat out in the porch (behind the essential mosquito screen!) at night on the rocking chairs sipping some bourbon and enjoying the sounds of the swamp at night. Betty is a lovely host with so many stories to tell, there is a great communial breakfast room where you meet the other... More 

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Thank Tommy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The hosts, Betty and Vernon, couldn't have been nicer - knowledgeable, accomodating and friendly. And the guided tour thru the grounds! Wow! Giant - 230 lb.- turtle! 13+ feet alligators, huge cypresses, iris, snakes chasing one another in the shallow bayou - only a few feet away but safely separated. It's an experience like no other and not to be... More 

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Thank Jane1038
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Sadly the grounds are not what they used to be. We are locals and wanted a place to take nice pictures with my daughters new camera. Peacocks were beautiful. No deer only a few turtles, and alligators. Buildings and trails are deteriorating. We did not go in cabins.Owners are nice.

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Thank AnnissaLJones
Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I'd searched the web for a long time to find a place like this - where you could experience staying in a cabin, right on a natural swamp. The owners are very friendly and charming. As soon as my gf and I walked in, we felt very welcome and right at home. The cottages are very basic, but clean and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

our very rustic cabin was charming! we were able to explore the grounds and swamps completely on our own Helen and Troy are 2 big alligators that are used for breeding. Fun to see them up close! Betty shared stories of her history, the wetlands, the Cajuns and was delightful to listen to. Breakfast was a yummy Cajun breakfast.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

This is our second stay, and it was even better! If you are looking for fancy, KEEP GOING! If you are looking for a unique experience with a great family run establishment, this is it! We LOVE this place! Thank you Betty and Vernon for another great stay! We'll see you again! The KC Kids

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Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Wildlife Gardens Bed and Breakfast and Swamp Tours provided exactly the unique experience we were looking for! It was amazing. Our rustic little cabin was right in the swamp. Breakfast was delicious each morning. Though we went at the end of winter and the animals and plants were just perking up, the tour of the property didn't suffer! The B... More 

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