Unfortunately, we arrived after dark and had no real directions on the location of our cottage(Cook's). We did finally wander around in the dark and found it. We immediately called for immediate pizza delivery (as other guests had said they had done) as it is a long, dark hike into town. Unfortunately they no longer deliver pizza that far out, so we made due with the provided snacks + what we had available. The living room and bedroom were well appointed and there was a nice partial partition between one room and the other. Unfortunately, we had a hard time finding a clean glass or plate - so we washed all of them in the bathroom sink using the dish detergent provided. A couple of the lights were out in the bathroom, so we had a bit of a time making sure everything got clean. When we finally settled down, drank the complimentary Chardonnay, the cheese, crackers and cookies - we were feeling much better. We did put the peacock protector on our truck - and were happy that it was large enough to fit. We had a great night's sleep, woke up the next morning and made our bagels in the provided toaster/broiler (that was also not very clean). The food provided for breakfast was great and the Mello Joy Coffee provided was also very good (we even bought a pound of it in the gift shop). It was a wonderful morning, so we ate our breakfast outside on the table provided in the garden area under the large oak trees, surrounded by palms. After breakfast, we visited the gift shop and toured the gardens - quite the nice place. We were in a hurry so we were unable to take the Jefferson House tour - no problem. By the time we were finished, we stopped by Cafe Jefferson - it was packed. Everyone looked happy enjoying their food, but alas, we had to take off for our Tabasco tour and get to New Orleans before dark. It was a very nice stay & the place is nice - but I agree with other reviewers - it would have been nice to talk with someone upon arrival & to have had better maintenance on the cottage & dishes.