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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
+1 337-359-8525
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Peaceful and beautiful setting

We stayed overnight in Cook's Cottage. It was quiet and peaceful. The gardens are simply amazing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
AthenaBird
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Lunch with co workers

Great place to eat, do a little shopping in the gift shop and see the beauty of the gardens. You... read more

Reviewed yesterday
aseneca
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New Iberia, Louisiana
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“house tour” (25 reviews)
“gift shop” (36 reviews)
LOCATION
5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
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+1 337-359-8525
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"house tour"
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"gift shop"
in 36 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
in 16 reviews
"home tour"
in 10 reviews
"servants quarters"
in 7 reviews
"small lake"
in 5 reviews
"interesting house"
in 4 reviews
"avery island"
in 12 reviews
"bed and breakfast"
in 7 reviews
"seafood bisque"
in 5 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 6 reviews
"live oaks"
in 7 reviews
"oak trees"
in 9 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 8 reviews
"cook's cottage"
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"interesting history"
in 8 reviews
"the main house"
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed overnight in Cook's Cottage. It was quiet and peaceful. The gardens are simply amazing. The Rookery (island where birds including Roseate Spoonbills nest) was fascinating. The house tour is interesting.

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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to eat, do a little shopping in the gift shop and see the beauty of the gardens. You can book a tour of Rip Van Winkle gardens and the Jefferson house. Beautiful view to eat under the majestic oaks.

Thank aseneca
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only live about 25 minutes away, but have never been to the gardens. Not having much to do , but wanting to do something we jumped in the car and headed to Jefferson Island, Rip Van Winkle Gardens. We ate a fabulous lunch at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I spent the day at Jefferson Island on Mother's Day - 2018. It was relaxing and beautiful. Beautiful flowers, beautiful historic home tour, and lots of lovely peacocks and nature. It was a holiday, so we weren't able to get in to...More

1  Thank Gina L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service in the restaurant and shop were great but the star of the whole place was the gardens which were absolutely beautiful! When we went you could tell that they had made some changes and moved some plants around or cut some of the...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The grounds were lovely, the house tour was interesting, and the restaurant was REALLY GOOD. Added up to a nice way to spend the day. Don't miss the video of the lake disappearing and refilling in one day.

Thank Kathy J
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The approach road is lined with beautiful trees. Enter a paradise of flowers and trees. Have your camera loaded for peacocks and unforgettable variety of beautiful flowers. The lake surrounded by large oaks within great view from the restaurant presents a calming atmosphere. We had...More

Thank JollyLeo
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is a small lake on the road to the gardens that is the nesting grounds for roseate spoonbills, great egrets, and other large birds. The lake is filled with alligators that were quite aggressive towards each other, although none were interested in the tourists...More

Thank Janell S
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

This is a lovely place to take a stroll on a nice day. It has some pretty flowers and a few mature live oak trees. It has a few Asian-style statues. There are several peacocks who have the run of the place. Having visited dozens...More

1  Thank RamblingRoses
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Rip van Winkles Garden is very well Maintained .Classic style garden . Pleasant to look at . Many places to sit relax and enjoy .Okay for family -- ( but no place for kids to play or throw toys ) Restaurant on site is okay...More

1  Thank greatwhitebear2016
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Rose L
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Janell S | Reviewed this property |
No, the garden paths are gravel and there are slight inclines that may be difficult to push through. I think the gift shop, restaurant, and outdoor dining area overlooking the beautiful lake would be accessible as well as... More
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hotimpressions09
July 12, 2017|
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Response from Lynn L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the cost to tour the gardens & the home are included in the price of the stay at the cottages. It is beautiful!
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shawfield2017
January 26, 2017|
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Response from RipVanWinkleGardens | Property representative |
Good morning, We are not usually very busy on Thursday, but is you like you can call to reserve. 337-359-8525. Pam
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