Cook's Cottage and Servant's Quarters 1 & 2 are located @ Rip Van Winkle Gardens on Jefferson Island. Nestled in the heart of Rip Van Winkle Gardens you'll find the most charming Acadian cottages that have ever been opened to over night    guests. With over twenty-five acres of semi tropical paradise for your backyard, you'll feel transported back to a time when Southern hospitality was its finest.


ABOUT THE Servant's Quarters & COOK'S COTTAGE

The Servants Quarters & Cottage's  1 & 2 were built in 1870 by Joseph Jefferson who also built his Victorian style home around the same time . Cook's cottage was built in 1925 by J. Lyles Bayless Sr., who purchased the property from the Jefferson heirs in 1917. This cottage was to serve as a home for the cook who prepared meals for employees of the Jefferson Island Salt mine, which was 1300 feet below Jefferson Island.

 


Cook's Cottage &  Cottage's 1&2 AMENITIES

Cooks Cottage is the only cottage available to sleep four people. The sofa does turn into a sleeper sofa.  We do charge $8.00 per person extra if more then two guest are staying. Cook's cottage is also the only cottage that is wheelchair accessible.

Rip Van Winkle Cottage's are furnished with luxurious and exquisite hand made mahogany king-size four poster Louisiana French Style beds. Each evening guests will unwind with fine cotton sheets and down pillows.  Our bed and breakfast amenities include TV,  tub and shower with soaps, bath gel, shampoo & conditioner, face wash wipes ,mouth wash, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, toaster oven,  microwave and coffee maker. Every cottage has its own A/C & heating unit. Mini fridge. Your continental breakfast will include for 2 Milk, Orange juice, muffin's & Danish's, coffee, creamer, sugar, soft drinks, chips, cereal, oatmeal  and one bottle of wine .  We are pet friendly but, we do ask that guest never leave the pet alone in the cottage.(please bring taxi or kennel if left alone). Each guest will also get the gardens to walk around at your leisure and a complimentary tour of the Jefferson home.Our Bed and Breakfast cottages are smoke free. For our guest who smokes, rocking chairs are available on shaded porches. check  in is 3:00pm and check out is 11:00am.

 


rates per cottage:

 For more information email Rachel or Pam  at ripsrookery@yahoo.com, or to make reservations, call (337) 359-8525  .  Prices are based on two guests. One night minimum required . Deposit is equal to first night's stay. Cancellation policy 48 hours.

Each cottage is available for $134.70 per night  on Sunday -Thursday and $168.37 per night  on Friday - Saturday.  These prices include tax. $8.00 upcharge per person if more then 2 guest are staying. $250 damage fee will be charged if your pet causes any damages to cottages. check in is 3:00pm check out is 11:00am.