AttractionsAlligator Bayou Tours
Greater Baton Rouge Flea Market
Lamar Dixon Exposition Center
Pelican Point Golf Course
Tanger Factory Outlet Mall
MuseumsHistoric Donaldsonville Museum
River Road African American Museum
Tee Joe Gonzales Museum
PlantationsAshland Belle Helene
Oak Alley Plantation
San Francisco Plantation
The Cabin Restaurant
The Cabin Restaurant is just 3 miles west on Hwy. 22 at the intersection of Hwy. 22 and Hwy. 44. The restaurant, open 7 days a week, is housed in one of the original 180-year-old slave cabins from Monroe plantation. The Cabin Restaurant has been in business for 33 years and is known worldwide for its Cajun dishes; particularly chicken and andouille gumbo, hot cornbread, and red beans and rice. This historical landmark is owned and operated by Al and Theresa Robert, host and owners of The Cajun Village Cottages. View website.
Visit the Ascension Parish Tourism Center for more information about local attractions in the area.
The Cajun Village
The Cajun Village Cottages are next door to The Cajun Village where The Coffee House is located. Here you will enjoy your complimentary breakfast and experience true Southern hospitality. Later, come back to satisfy your taste buds with a homemade hot lunch or a variety of other favorite recipes of the area. The Coffee House is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
While you are on the site, browse the various shops just a few steps away. Historic Acadian style homes have been restored to house specialty shops. Discover unique gifts; some hand-crafted, antiques, art, pottery, etchings, homemade candles, etc. to take home or share.
You may also choose to have your portrait taken on-site, possibly in clothing of the past. For a stroll back into history, visit our “Tractor Barn.” On display are antique tractors, farm implements and tools, including a blacksmith forge which was dismantled from Donaldson Plantation and rebuilt with the original fire bricks. The blacksmith shop is functional and is used during the annual Oktoberfest!
Our two village celebrities (live alligators) are “Big Boy” and “Nubby.” Come watch us feed the alligators from April to September on Sundays at 4 p.m.
The Plantation Life Museum is also being integrated onto the property. We encourage you to visit often to enjoy the laidback lifestyle of rural Louisiana and a taste of Cajun culture.