My family and I spend a weekend at the Isabelle in during a recent visit to Lafayette. My fiance's parents had an engagement party for us at their home in Lafayette, but I wanted to stay in Breaux Bridge so that my family (their first visit to Lafayette and, for some, a first to Louisiana) could experience the charm of Cajun country. The Isabelle Inn certainly exceeded every expectation! The inn is beautifully decorated, spacious, clean and very comfortable. I love the exposed brick and high ceilings. The porch swing and rocking chairs are the perfect place to settle down with a good book or for conversation. We missed out on enjoying the swimming pool because of a sudden cold front, but we all enjoyed relaxing in the backyard sunshine. The food was the greatest highlight! The owner's lovely niece, Kelly, prepared delicious snacks, including freshly-made cookies and a yummy pesto & pine nut cheese plate with wine. Our Sunday morning breakfast was amazing with homemade granola, yogurt & fruit, fantastic quiche, homemade boudin sausage and balsamic-drizzled avocado with pear tomatoes. We skipped the inn's Saturday breakfast to attend the Zydeco breakfast at Cafe des Amis, which was so much fun and a truly unique experience! If you go, make sure to arrive before 8am to be able to get a table. The crawfish étouffée with eggs and biscuits is divine! However, Kelly's breakfasts are so incredible that we wish we had been able to have both breakfasts that morning! Next time, I think that we will have a very early breakfast at the inn before enjoying our coffee & beignets at Cafe des Amis so that we do not miss the music (if you have sensitive hearing, be sure to bring earplugs - it is loud & proud!).
Since I have competed in horse shows all of my life, I have traveled up and down the East coast and stayed in many lovely bed in breakfasts all over, from Vermont to Virginia. The Isabelle Inn is truly one of the best bed & breakfasts we have ever experienced. I could not recommend a better place to stay while in the Lafayette area!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A showcase of architectural splendor! Isabelle Inn is a magnificent Bed & Breakfast located in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The Inn embraces the look and feel of a beautiful southern plantation, yet it was built as a family home in the early 1970's & offers all the amenities of a modern-day residence. It is our mission at Isabelle Inn to provide guests with a unique & wonderful experience worth remembering a lifetime, a memory that encapsulates charm, southern hospitality & a carefree, slow-paced moment in time. Come enjoy our lovely home on seven lush, tropical acres along Bayou Teche & we will treat you like family. ... more less