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by Michael Buffalo Smith


Forget the big hotel chains and same ol’ same ol’ restaurants. Pack up the car and head down to Bayou Cabins, a refreshingly unique Louisiana bed and breakfast located in the historic Breaux Bridge community. Then get ready to enjoy one of the eleven different cabins and the adjoining Bayou Boudin & Cracklin’ Cafe, all situated right along the Bayou Teche.


Features include the original 1869 house that has been fully restored with authentic, museum quality furnishings, and each cabin is unique in it’s own way, whether it be “Cajun Cabin,” a rus- tic style room with old 1949 newspaper as wall paper, a homemade cypress wood double bed, and an antique glider as sofa, or “Miss Elise,” a Victorian style cabin with old ladies hats, purses and gloves as decorations, an antique double bed with armoire and vanity, a private shower and a porch on Bayou Teche. Each cabin is a work of art, from the most quaint to the elaborate “Bayou


NEW FRIENDS - The Sonnier Family, your hosts.


other. After all, this is the Louisiana Bayou, the perfect place to get away from it all, enjoy some serious R & R and sample some of the finest authentic, homemade Cajun cuisine available. Speaking of food, the café is a real treat in itself. If you have any doubt, just ask country superstar Hank Williams. Jr., a regular visitor who is a real fan of Rocky’s seafood boudin. And that’s just the beginning. You’ll want to taste spe- cialties like cracklin,’ hogshead cheese, home made root beer and sweet pralines, made with local pecans. All of these Cajun treats are home- made on the premises.


Bayou Cabins and Bayou Boudin and Cracklin Cafe are located within walking distance of the world famous Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant, just minutes away are the Swamp Tours of the Atchafalaya Basin, Longfellow’s Evangeline Oak, scenic Lake Martin, the Tabasco plant at Avery Island, Louisiana horse racing at Evangeline Downs, antique shops, and hundreds of local


ON THE BAYOU -Just a few of the cabins.


Palace,” with its dimming chandeliers, gas fire- place, Eastlake canopy double bed and furniture dated to the mid 1800's. There’s even a claw foot tub with shower and a screened in porch out back on the Bayou.


The proprietors, Rocky “The Cracklin’ King” and Lisa Sonnier offer the very finest Cajun hos- pitality in a totally relaxing atmosphere like no


Cajun festivals held throughout the year. •


Bayou Cabins 100 W. Mills Ave.


Breaux Bridge, Louisiana 70517 phone: (337) 332-6158


(Photos courtesy bayoucabins.com) 15


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