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Cottage Plantation
Reviewed March 28, 2014

This home has been preserved rather than restored. And it has been there long enough to host Andrew Jackson after the Battle of New Orleans. It lacks the granduer of the river plantations but instead offers comfortable beds (high four posters), friendly pets, full southern breakfast, fresh flowers, spacious grounds and a very quiet night.

Room Tip: We slept in the back wing, don't know what the upstairs rooms are like.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Mattie's House porch is great but the inside is very 70s & smells odd. The fresh flower vases were a sweet touch though. Breakfast was the standard eggs/bacon/grits/biscuit. My biggest issue with this plantation (& we've stayed at many) was all the JUNK. EVERYWHERE. The owners need to either hall out all the broken refrigerators, dilapidated cars, etc or store everything in ONE spot, not visible to visitors. It's a shame to have this beautiful piece of history littered with unused/broken junk. The original owner's carriage is still in the barn...accompanied by 80s pool furniture. The tour was interesting & informative but our eyes kept wandering to all the junk everywhere. We enjoyed our stay but we were disappointed by the lack of respect for such a could-be beautiful, historic gem.

Room Tip: Mattie's House has an amazing porch and is secluded from the rest of the B&B - definitely th...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Lindsey G
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HARVEY B, Manager at Cottage Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2016

Thank you for the input, we are happy you had a goos stay.

Although we do have two refrigerators behind the kitchen shop both are in use, and we do have one car that I say I will make into a doon buggy but havent managed the time. All of the other vehicles are in use daily and are not dilapidated.

I do agree the carriage house needs to be cleaned out, one day we will build another building and move the non-carriage items out. Maybe after I build the doon buggy, haha.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a night out of town for our anniversary and we had a great time. The furry trio of "greeters" met us at the door and our room was a great mix of new and old. Breakfast was delicious and we really enjoyed both the tour and a relaxing walk of the property. For those who complained about the wooden bridge over the wash there was a reason they posted signs stating you should stop and watch for other cars. It's not like it's the bridge from The Temple of Doom, stop being such a weenie. If you want to enjoy a nice, relaxing night I would definitely recommend this B&B over some of the more crowded, commercial locations that have become more or less cheesy imitations of haunted houses. Good people, great location and good food, can't ask for more than that.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Cottage Plantation for three nights. Loved the old antiques, the wonderful grounds, puppy "Tara" and kitty "Sunshine." Mary was a wonderful host, pleasant to visit with, prepared a lovely breakfast every day in the fantastic dininng room....(her grits where the best!) I really enjoyed her informative tour. Mary always went out of her way to be helpful and accomodating. Our room was very comfortable, slept very well in the comfy bed. Loved the old pool and the incredible grounds.
I noticed in previous reviews that people were complaining about the "old" looking furniture, outbuildings, etc., etc. Well of course they are old! This plantation is one of the few that has been left intact and has not been updated every few years to satisfy picky travelers. There were a lot of cute kitty prints and accessories around the plantation as one of the original owner's wives loved her kitties and would get kitty gifts for her birthdays. Why would the size of the t.v. set be important when you are on vacation? If you want perfect stay at a Holiday Inn.

Room Tip: I would try one of the rooms on the porch/veranda the next time.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

There is charm but they need to spend on keeping the rooms cleaner. This includes the a/c / heater blowing dust. I was chocking for several days on this. There is a gigantic water stain on the fabric decoration over the bed. Some of the outbuildings are run down and with a bit more tiding up it could just be considered rustic. It looks like the roof is about to go. There is no way to lock the door to our room!!! Anyone could walk in at any time and go through your belongings. If you are going to have a t.v. then have it work properly an be larger than six inches!

Room Tip: don't know, just not mine.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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HARVEY B, Manager at Cottage Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2016

We are consistently working on repairs and renovations. We have replaced the roof, along with others, we will not be replacing the water stained fabric over the bed as it is over 100 years old and part of the history. All of the rooms do have locks, if you had trouble using them we would have shown you. All of the rooms have new televisions, larger than the older ones. They were small but they are now gone.

Thank you!

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The road leading to this place is a narrow graveled road and runs over a small wooden bridge with a dry creek bed below. I don't know what would have happened if we had met another automobile on the road as there didn't seem to be room for 2 vehicles to pass. The tour was $7 per person and wasn't worth it. The instructions on the door said to ring the bell in the yard in order to get the tour guide. When she finally appeared, it was as if she had just got out of bed and dressed rapidly. There were no brochures for the plantation as there were with others that we visited. The place was built at the end of the 18th century and most of the furniture dated back to the early 19th century. The place was cold and dirty. The guide took us to the out buildings and equipment was piled inside. Needless to say, they were also dirty. The place is also a bed and breakfast and has 6 rooms. I couldn't imagine staying there let alone eating there. The owner lives on the property so that doesn't say much for him. The place resembled the Bates Motel in Psycho. There was a well fed dog on the property who crapped all over the place so one had to be careful when walking across the grass. Who knows!! Maybe he had eaten a guest or two in the past. Pass this place up and pat a few dollars more and go to something like the Rosedown Plantation which is a really interesting place to tour.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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HARVEY B, Manager at Cottage Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2016

Wow you did not have a good experience. The road to the house is paved until you get to the bridge then it is gravel, as all plantation homes are. That particular tour guide no longer works here, but you should know that she is the type of person who does not wear the same clothes twice so saying she looked like she just rolled out of bed would break her spirit. The house is cold in the winter as the ceilings are high and it is hard to retain heat. The house is cleaned daily so im not sure what you mean by dirty. The out buildings are dirty as they were built for use and not for display. There are brochures and books written about the property.

The dog we had at that time was going through chemotheraphy so im not sure why you think she was fat, she was quite thin despite her cancer diet. Our new dog is fat because all of the guests feed her, shes a sweety.

Try stopping by again so you can see what the house is like when you are in a good mood...

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cottage plantation, a lovely peaceful secluded small plantation house down a long driveway which took you over an old wooden bridge. It's less than a mile from the highway though so very easy to get to. We were the only people staying that night, our room was nice and we sat out on a balcony for evening drinks and morning coffee. Breakfast was served in the original dining room - very grand! We had our own entertaining personalised tour of the house and grounds from Freda the tour guide, after breakfast. The whole experience was quite magical, only downside was the pool - lovely setting but not really useable as it was full of leaves.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 10528 Cottage Ln, Saint Francisville, LA 70775-4617
Location: United States > Louisiana > Saint Francisville
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Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Francisville
Price Range: $75 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottage Plantation 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Cottage Plantation Hotel Saint Francisville

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